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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Round 5

Last update: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 3:30 p.m. Changes in all 7 rounds.
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The order of this 2012 NFL Mock Draft is based on the real 2012 NFL Draft Order.

  1. Indianapolis Colts: T.Y. Hilton, WR/KR, Florida International
    Andrew Luck needs a receiver to throw to besides an aging Reggie Wayne and an injury-prone Austin Collie.

  2. Denver Broncos: DeQuan Menzie, CB, Alabama
    The Broncos signed Tracy Porter this offseason, but they still need help at corner.

  3. Minnesota Vikings: Kyle Wilber, ILB, Wake Forest
    The Vikings have a huge hole at inside linebacker with E.J. Henderson moving on.

  4. Cleveland Browns: Keshawn Martin, WR, Michigan State
    The Browns may spend two selections on receivers. They've shown interest in Keshawn Martin.

  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Demario Davis, OLB, Arkansas State
    The Buccaneers desperately need linebacker help. Here's another player at the position.

    Pick change; previously Nigel Bradham, LB

  6. Washington Redskins: Philip Thomas, S, Syracuse
    The Redskins aren't actually planning to go into the 2012 season with Brandon Meriweather and Reed Doughty at safety, are they?

  7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech
    I'm not saying it won't happen, but I'm getting the indication that the Jaguars won't be spending the No. 7 pick on Stephon Gilmore. They will, however, use a Round 2-4 selection on a cornerback because they have four expiring contracts at the position next spring. Derek Cox, Rashean Mathis, William Middleton and Ashton Youboty are ALL set to hit free agency in March 2013.

    Pick change; previously Marvin McNutt, WR

  8. Carolina Panthers: Bryan Anger, P, California
    The Panthers don't have a punter on the roster. Round 5 is a good time to add one.

  9. Buffalo Bills: Tank Carder, LB, TCU
    The Bills need one more linebacker to join Nick Barnett and Kelvin Sheppard in their 4-3 scheme.

    Tank Carder is running a Draft Diary for us. Click the link to check it out.

    Pick change; previously Michael Egnew, TE

  10. Miami Dolphins: Trevor Guyton, DE/DT, California
    The Dolphins could use some depth up front by adding a player who can be utilized in both the 4-3 and 3-4.

  11. Kansas City Chiefs: Dan Herron, RB, Ohio State
    The Chiefs could use some running depth despite signing Peyton Hillis.

    Pick change; previously Bruce Irvin, DE/OLB

  12. Buffalo Bills: Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin
    The Bills will probably be looking for a developmental quarterback in the middle rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft. Russell Wilson fits the system.

  13. Oakland Raiders: Jack Crawford, DE, Penn State
    The Raiders lost two pass-rushers this offseason in Kamerion Wimbley and Trevor Scott. They'll need replacements.

  14. San Diego Chargers: T.J. Graham, WR, N.C. State
    The wide receiver position can be considered a need. Malcom Floyd is entering his contract year, while Robert Meachem is far from a proven commodity.

    Pick change; previously Asa Jackson, CB

  15. Chicago Bears: Tim Fugger, DE, Vanderbilt
    The Bears need some pass-rushing help across from Julius Peppers.

    Pick change; previously T.J. Graham, WR

  16. Arizona Cardinals: Malik Jackson, DE/DT, Tennessee
    The Cardinals don't really have any depth behind Calais Campbell and Darnell Dockett.

  17. Dallas Cowboys: Kheeston Randall, DE/DT, Texas
    The Cowboys had the option of picking J.J. Watt at No. 9 overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. They went with Tyron Smith, who has been great thus far, but they're hurting at the defensive end position as a consequence. Kenyon Coleman should not be starting anymore.

  18. Philadelphia Eagles: Evan Rodriguez, TE, Temple
    The Eagles have a ton of picks. One might be used on a tight end to give the quarterback a bigger target in the red zone.

  19. New York Jets: Coty Sensabaugh, CB, Clemson
    The Jets need to counter the Patriots and all of their new receivers by bringing in some cornerback help. The corner position is really thin for New York; the team has nothing behind Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Kyle Wilson because Donald Strickland is gone.

  20. Tennessee Titans: Joe Adams, WR/KR, Arkansas
    This isn't really a pressing need or anything, but the Titans could stand to bring in another weapon for Jake Locker.

    Pick change; previously Tim Fugger, DE

  21. Cincinnati Bengals: Janzen Jackson, S, McNeese State
    No one should be surprised if the Bengals pick Janzen Jackson in the middle rounds. He'd fill a huge need.

  22. Atlanta Falcons: Ben Jones, C, Georgia
    More offensive line help for the Falcons. They need a successor for Todd McClure, and they've shown a lot of interest in local product Ben Jones.

  23. Detroit Lions: Travis Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma
    The Lions can stick with their "best player available" strategy with Travis Lewis.

    Pick change; previously Alfonzo Dennard, CB

  24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Greg Childs, WR, Arkansas
    The Steelers could lose Mike Wallace after this season, so here's some insurance.

  25. Cleveland Browns: Armond Armstead, DT, USC
    It wouldn't hurt to add some depth behind Ahtyba Rubin and Phil Taylor.

    Pick change; previously Jack Crawford, DE

  26. Houston Texans: Akiem Hicks, NT, Canada
    The Texans could use some depth on their defensive line. Wade Phillips likes smaller nose tackles.

  27. New Orleans Saints: Jarius Wright, WR, Arkansas
    The Saints lost Robert Meachem to the Chargers, so they may look at a receiver with one of their mid-round picks.

  28. Green Bay Packers: Ronnie Hillman, RB, San Diego State
    Assuming Ryan Grant doesn't return next year, the Packers will need help behind James Starks at running back.

  29. Baltimore Ravens: Vick Ballard, RB, Mississippi State
    Ricky Williams has retired, so he can now do everything he wasn't able to do during his playing career, like smoke weed and go on tours with crappy musicians. Oh wait...

  30. San Francisco 49ers: Michael Brewster, C/G, Ohio State
    Jonathan Goodwin was just a short-term solution at center. The 49ers should bring in some competition. Brewster can also play guard, so he could start in Adam Snyder's vacated spot until Goodwin is done in San Francisco.

  31. Cincinnati Bengals: Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
    Considering their depth issues, the Bengals could easily draft two receivers this April. Dwight Jones has character concerns, but Cincinnati won't mind that.

  32. Cincinnati Bengals: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
    The Bengals could draft multiple cornerbacks this April. Do I need to tell you why they'd be interested in Alfonzo Dennard?

    Pick change; previously Cliff Harris, CB

  33. Oakland Raiders: Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, NT, Baylor
    The Raiders really need help at defensive tackle. Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, coincidentally, is one of the top players available.

  34. Baltimore Ravens: Brandon Mosley, OT, Auburn
    Bryant McKinnie did a decent job at left tackle this year, but he'll be 33 in September, and with his skills eroding, he can't be counted on much longer.

  35. Indianapolis Colts: Jonathan Massaquoi, DE/OLB, Troy
    The Colts need some linebacker depth for their new 3-4 defense, both on the interior and exterior.

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HawksFan 09-16-2011 04:20 am (total posts: 1)
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Hey Walter,
Just my opinion, but it's actually going to go round 1 QB round 2 DT (3 tech) for the Hawks.
Alex 09-16-2011 02:28 am (total posts: 1)
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Miguel Lobsterbush is a great name.
darnell 09-16-2011 02:11 am (total posts: 2)
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seattle needs an edge rusher more than they need a cb with that early 2nd rounder. brandon browner so far is pretty good, locked up braylon in week 1.
rovibe 09-16-2011 12:52 am (total posts: 3)
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I get it that it's hard to do mocks without knowing each team's backup situation. That said, there's no way the Vikings go ILB in the 1st round. EJ Henderson is still playing at a high level, and his backup is a 2009 draftee who has played well when called upon. Instead, I'd bet the farm they go o-line first, and specifically, left tackle. There are 4 or 5 high prospects at tht position, and the Vikings were just ranked the worst offensive line in the NFL after week one, something that no Vikings fans are surprised by... I'm calling it now - LT in the 1st, WR in the 2nd.
Jeff 09-15-2011 11:58 pm (total posts: 1)
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Okay, the we gave the Bengals that game Walt. We played a sloppy penalty ridden game, had a horrible punter gift wrapping field position, and it took one, once in a lifetime monumental coaching F-Up to beat us.... But sure second pick overall... I mean I am pretty sure things are going to tighten up. Then again the Browns weren't going to make any adjustments or anything...
DH 09-15-2011 09:57 pm (total posts: 8)
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Floyd to the Bears in round 1, please. And I'd prefer to wait a little longer on a DE, but I could see it in the 2nd if Woot can't play.
WTF! 09-15-2011 09:10 pm (total posts: 1)
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Hey Walt! If the 49ers traded a couple of draft picks to move up in the second round in the 2011 NFL Draft to select Colin Kaepernick then why would they give up on him after only one season in which he will likely not play very much. YOU ALWAYS give up on players way too soon.You're very narrow minded with your picks sometimes.You need to think outside your little box.Most players need time to develop.But according to you if they are not pro bowl caliber players instantly then they should be replaced.Thank God you ain't a coach.
joe 09-15-2011 08:54 pm (total posts: 2)
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Does nobody outside of Cleveland know that the Browns have a pretty damn good DT in Rubin? DT depth is needed absolutely, but not a first rounder.
Brittfar 09-15-2011 08:40 pm (total posts: 1)
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If the Vikings don't pick a lineman in the first two rounds, might as well slot them for the first pick in the 2013 draft.
Kyle 09-15-2011 08:00 pm (total posts: 5)
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Someone smart enough to mock the Lions for an interior Lineman somewhere in the first 2 rounds.
I expect we'll see Tulloch resigned sometime this season giving the Lions 4 solid young(er) LB's to grow together. Tulloch, Durant, Levy, Carpenter.

We still have ZERO options for the future at OG and OC. While Sims (LG) will be around for awhile I can't see Raiola coming back next season and Peterman (RG) may not make it to the end of this season. Some plan for the future has to come soon.
Ian 09-15-2011 07:54 pm (total posts: 19)
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There are too many great wide outs in this class. Blackmon.. Fuller.. Sanu.. Jeffreys.. and Floyd.. There are five 1st round wide outs in my estimation.
broncofan 09-15-2011 07:52 pm (total posts: 2)
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i could see denver drafting either a qb or dt in the first two rounds and a rb later
broncofan 09-15-2011 07:44 pm (total posts: 2)
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walt denver aloud 190 yards against the raiders they need a new dt and on offense they could be targeting rb and qb
You're clueless 09-15-2011 05:59 pm (total posts: 7)
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Blackmon had a DUI as well. On the field, I'll take Floyd over Blackmon. At the very least it's close and Floyd is a top 15 pick, easily. I'll gladly place a bet that Floyd is taken in the top 15 in the draft this year.
scott 09-15-2011 05:49 pm (total posts: 1)
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When or where do u prodict that Kellen Moore is going to go in 2012??

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