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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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... 09-15-2011 05:04 pm (total posts: 4)
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Why are you mocking defensive linemen to the Browns? The pass rush wasn't the problem in the Browns game against the Bengals. It was the depleted offensive line and poor discipline from an extremley young team. The Browns need a RT, a linebacker and a receiver in the first two rounds next year. Not defensive linemen.
Roy 09-15-2011 04:14 pm (total posts: 8)
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I love the Chiefs pick and completely agree with you Walt.
M-Dogg 09-15-2011 03:13 pm (total posts: 1)
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Trent Richardson to Denver in the 1st makes alot of sense and this is the first time i've seen it. John Fox wants to run the football and their depth at RB leaves alot to be desired. You know people tend to forget that Minnesota goes best player available. I see OT in almost every mock but if Matt Kalil is gone I don't think that'll be the pick. Vontaze Burfict is an absolute beast and one of the best players in the Draft. Even if they retain Henderson Burfict has the ability to play the other OLB position opposite Greenway IMO and wow that'd make their LB core scary good. I could see them targeting either Jeffrey or Michael Floyd with their first round pick too. Harvin is a great WR for them but he just isen't a #1 WR. They need a bigger guy who can stretch the field and if they had one of those 2, Harvin, Peterson, and their two talented TEs they'd be set at the impact positions for a long time. I dunno if I like the Colts going OT. I think Indy is going to panic. We all know for sure now that there nothing without Manning and theres a chance he's done for good and an even better chance that he'll never be the same cuz of this injury. If their drafting that early I say grab Barkley while you can.
Lidowns 09-15-2011 02:03 pm (total posts: 3)
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Happy to see Blackmon ahead of Jeffrey for the first time! J.B. has that special kind of can't-miss talent. Also, I hate to say I told you so about Nate Colorado the offense was a shotgun accompanied by a 5 step drop after that....He will easily go down as the best LT in this previous class.
Vince 09-15-2011 01:52 pm (total posts: 10)
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Bruce Irvin in the first round and before Courtney Upshaw? I'd love to hear the reasoning behind that.
Wharthog 09-15-2011 12:31 pm (total posts: 7)
28     15

Miguel Lobsterbush?

Jetssuck 09-15-2011 11:44 am (total posts: 1)
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So the Dolphins pass up Landry Jones but take Foles in round 2?
The same Dolphins that have been rdiculed for drafting 3 QBs in 3 straight rounds 2s (2007-2009) while passing on higher-rated prospects in round 1?
The same Dolphins who will supposedly be helmed by a new head coach?
Those Dolphins will pass up a sure-thing blue chipper to take Arizona's Nick Foles?
Me thinks you phoned that one (and some others in round 2) in Walt.
Baker 09-15-2011 11:19 am (total posts: 5)
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I'm going to stop reading this garbage website if I see one more mock with a DT in the top 2 rounds. The Browns have Rubin and Taylor locked up until 2014 and lack playmakers.

CB-Sheldon Brown is over the hill
RT-couldn't protect McCoy
DE-couldn't get outside pressure(Middle was great)
WR-need more weapons
LB-very week group even overrated Jackson
Tommy 09-15-2011 10:46 am (total posts: 1)
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So no team from the afc south makes the playoffs?
AJT 09-15-2011 10:11 am (total posts: 11)
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I disagree Browns Fan. I too love my browns but the need for depth is a major concern. I like the selection of Coples,DE UNC with their first pick and the best available DT with the pick coming from the Falcons; projected to be later in the first round.(I have a man crush on Jared Crick... STUD).

As I stated before, NO WAY the Browns take a CB in the second round. Look for the best available LB come off the board with the browns 3rd draft pick.
Browns Fan 09-15-2011 09:36 am (total posts: 1)
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No way Browns take a DT. They just signed Athaba Rubin to a 3 year deal. He lead all Defensive Lineman (including DE's) in tackles last year
Colts 09-15-2011 08:39 am (total posts: 3)
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Need a WR. Wayne, Garcon and Gonzales are all in a contract year and it is no better than even-money that any of them will be re-signed. Even if they do take another OT (doubt they will) in the first round, they would not pass of Jeff Fuller in the second in favor of a Safety.
Lions fan 1 09-15-2011 08:00 am (total posts: 3)
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Walt....second round needs some work my friend. As for the Lions...Zack Brown and Ben Jones? Brown is decent but LB is decent enough and I dont know if Jones is good enough for a second round grade....CB and OL need to be addressed by capable players. Step your game up. No way Lions dont resign Tulloch
Zorbac 09-15-2011 05:19 am (total posts: 1)
28     12

In this 2 round draft...
are you telling me that Kelechi Osemele
is going to fall to the 3rd round?????
@vagdestroyer 09-15-2011 12:31 am (total posts: 3)
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Not that there's anything wrong with that...

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