2016 NFL Mock Draft: Round 5

Last update: Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Major changes.
Next update: Next week. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

The order of this 2016 NFL Mock Draft based on the current NFL Draft Order.

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  1. Tennessee Titans: Dominique Alexander, ILB, Oklahoma
    The Titans have a couple of impending free agents at inside linebacker, so depth will be needed behind the two starters.

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    Pick change; previously Beniquez Brown, ILB

  2. Cleveland Browns: Antonio Morrison, ILB, Florida
    The Browns are another team that figures to add some depth at inside linebacker. They have two free agents there as well.

    Pick change; previously Kentrell Brothers, ILB

  3. San Francisco 49ers: Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia
    The 49ers haven’t selected a cornerback yet, and with extra picks at their disposal, they’re bound to do so at some point.

    Pick change; previously Joshua Perry, DE/OLB

  4. Oakland Raiders: Aziz Shittu, DE, Stanford
    The Raiders signed Bruce Irvin this offseason, but they need another player who can get to the quarterback in the wake of Justin Tuck’s retirement.

    Pick change; previously Parker Ehinger, OT



  5. Denver Broncos: Parker Ehinger, OT, Cincinnati
    It’s sounding like Ryan Clady could be released sometime soon, so the Broncos could take a tackle much earlier than this.

    Pick change; previously Jonathan Jones, CB

  6. San Francisco 49ers: Shawn Oakman, DE/DT, Baylor
    Chip Kelly values tall, lengthy players, so he might consider Shawn Oakman to be the best prospect of all time. OK, maybe not, but the 49ers haven’t addressed the defensive line yet.

    Pick change; previously Maurice Canady, CB

  7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Landon Turner, G, North Carolina
    The Jaguars have such a poor guard situation that bringing in Mackenzy Bernadeau was considered an upgrade. Things need to change.

    Pick change; previously Justin Simmons, S

  8. Miami Dolphins: Nick Vannett, TE, Ohio State
    The Dolphins haven’t gotten much out of Jordan Cameron, so they’ll probably search for a tight end at some point in the 2016 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Christian Westerman, G



  9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Eric Murray, CB, Minnesota
    I’ve mocked multiple cornerbacks to the Buccaneers on numerous occasions, as the position is a major weakness for them, even in the wake of the Brent Grimes signing.

    Pick change; previously KeiVarae Russell, CB

  10. New York Giants: Ronald Blair, DE, Appalachian State
    The Giants added Olivier Vernon and retained Jason Pierre-Paul, but a defensive end remains a possibility in the early or middle portions of the 2016 NFL Draft.

  11. Chicago Bears: Caleb Benenoch, OT, UCLA
    The Bears signed Bobby Massie, but that wasn’t a very good move. They’ll need another starter on the edge.

    Pick change; previously Anthony Zettel, DE/DT

  12. Detroit Lions: John Theus, OT, Georgia
    The Lions have announced that Riley Reiff will return next year, but will he be around much longer than that? A long-term plan is needed.



  13. New Orleans Saints: Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State
    The Saints have addressed their defense thus far. Their offense needs some help as well; a receiver will be targeted in the wake of Marques Colston’s release.

  14. Philadelphia Eagles: Joe Haeg, OT, North Dakota State
    Jason Peters won’t be around much longer, so the Eagles will need a long-term plan at right tackle once Lane Johnson slides into the blind side.

  15. Oakland Raiders: Isaac Seumalo, C/G, Oregon State
    Here’s some interior offensive line depth for the Raiders, who struggled when Rodney Hudson was injured.

  16. Indianapolis Colts: Alex Redmond, G, UCLA
    The Colts should focus on adding multiple offensive linemen in the 2016 NFL Draft, given how poor Andrew Luck’s protection has been.

  17. Buffalo Bills: D.J. White, CB, Georgia Tech
    The Bills haven’t addressed their secondary yet. It’s not an area of need, but they could stand to add more depth.

    Pick change; previously Denver Kirkland, G/OT

  18. New York Jets: Thomas Duarte, TE, UCLA
    The Jets need a tight end and could easily obtain one several rounds earlier than this. Better late than never though.

    Pick change; previously Evan Boehm, C

  19. Washington Redskins: Hassan Ridgeway, NT, Texas
    Between the unsigned Terrance Knighton and the lackluster Kendall Reyes, the Redskins have some issues on their defensive line that should be addressed.

    Pick change; previously Eric Murray, CB



  20. Houston Texans: Daniel Lasco, RB, California
    The Texans signed Lamar Miller, but are still in the market for another running back in the middle rounds.

    Pick change; previously Matt Ioannidis, DE/DT

  21. Minnesota Vikings: Tyler Johnstone, OT, Oregon
    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that one of Matt Kalil or Phil Loadholt will be cut this offseason. T.J. Clemmings will slide in as a starter, meaning depth will be needed.

  22. Cincinnati Bengals: K.J. Dillon, S, West Virginia
    As with the cornerback position, the Bengals have some free agents at safety who will be replaced if they’re not retained. Reggie Nelson is still out there.

    Pick change; previously Matt Ioannidis, DE/DT



  23. Kansas City Chiefs: Demarcus Robinson, WR, Florida
    The Chiefs need a capable receiver besides Jeremy Maclin. When Maclin left the game against the Chargers, the offense looked pretty lost for a while.

    Pick change; previously Landon Turner, G

  24. Green Bay Packers: Travis Feeney, ILB, Washington
    The Packers have needed help at inside linebacker for quite some time, and that’s magnified now with Clay Matthews moving back outside.

    Pick change; previously Antonio Morrison, ILB

  25. Philadelphia Eagles: Jay Lee, WR, Baylor
    Jordan Matthews can’t stop dropping passes, while Nelson Agholor hasn’t done anything yet. The Eagles could add another receiver to the mix to help out their new quarterback.

    Pick change; previously Demarcus Robinson, CB

  26. Kansas City Chiefs: Briean Boddy-Calhoun, CB, Minnesota
    Teams are always looking to add cornerback depth, and the Chiefs just lost Sean Smith in free agency.

  27. Houston Texans: Tyler Higbee, TE, Western Kentucky
    Houston continues to bolster its anemic offense, as the tight end position will definitely need to be addressed.

    Pick change; previously Dominique Alexander, ILB

  28. Arizona Cardinals: Cole Toner, OT, Harvard
    Someone to push D.J. Humphries, perhaps? It’s still early, but Humphries hasn’t looked like he can play in the NFL at all.

    Pick change; previously Shawn Oakman, DE/DT



  29. Carolina Panthers: Connor Wujciak, DT, Boston College
    The Panthers added Paul Soliai this offseason, but they could still use some depth at defensive tackle with some of their starters heading into free agency soon.

    Pick change; previously Glenn Gronkowski, FB

  30. Detroit Lions: DeAndre Houston-Carson, S, William & Mary
    The Lions have a couple of safeties set to hit free agency, so this is a position they may look to address in the middle rounds.

  31. Arizona Cardinals: Adam Gotsis, DE/DT, Georgia Tech
    Calais Campbell has been a great player for the Cardinals, but he turns 30 in September. Arizona may be searching for a successor this April.

  32. Seattle Seahawks: Bryce Williams, TE, East Carolina
    Jimmy Graham may not play in 2016, as a torn patellar tendon is very difficult to come back from. Here’s some insurance.

  33. Cleveland Browns: Austin Blythe, C, Iowa
    The Browns allowed Alex Mack to walk, so they’ll need some depth behind Cameron Erving, who will presumably slide into center.

  34. Cleveland Browns: Keyarris Garrett, WR, Tulsa
    Here’s another receiver to add to a lackluster group of wideouts.

  35. San Francisco 49ers: De’Runnya Wilson, WR, Mississippi State
    The 49ers are another team that could double dip at wideout. Whoever their quarterback is needs someone to throw to.

  36. San Diego Chargers: Deon Bush, S, Miami
    The Chargers lost Eric Weddle this offseason, which was to be expected. They’ll need a replacement at some point, and they could take one much earlier than this.



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