2016 NFL Mock Draft: Round 5

Last update: Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Major changes.
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  1. Tennessee Titans: Kentrell Brothers, ILB, Missouri
    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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  2. Cleveland Browns: Travis Feeney, ILB, Washington
    The Browns are another team that figures to add some depth at inside linebacker. Karlos Dansby’s loss will be felt.

  3. 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.

  4. Oakland Raiders: Devontae Booker, RB, Utah
    The Raiders have discussed bringing in someone else at running back, so expect them to use a mid-round pick on the position.



  5. Denver Broncos: John Theus, OT, Georgia
    Russell Okung might be around for just one year, so the Broncos need a backup plan in case he continues to sustain injuries.

  6. San Francisco 49ers: Stephen Weatherly, DE/OLB, Vanderbilt
    San Francisco could be looking for pass-rushing depth, as Corey Lemonier hasn’t developed into the player the 49ers were hoping he’d become.

  7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Parker Ehinger, OT, Cincinnati
    Kelvin Beachum was a nice signing, but if the Jaguars cut or trade Luke Joeckel, they’ll need depth at tackle.

  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.



  9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Connor Wujciak, DT, Boston College
    The Buccaneers had numerous defensive tackles hitting free agency, so they could be looking for depth at the position in the middle rounds.

  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.

  12. Detroit Lions: Tajae Sharpe, WR, UMass
    Calvin Johnson has announced his retirement, so unless the Lions can lure him back with a mega contract, they’ll have to find another receiver.



  13. New Orleans Saints: Jay Lee, WR, Baylor
    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: Keyarris Garrett, WR, Tulsa
    The Eagles signed Chris Givens this offseason, but they still obviously need help at receiver.

  15. Oakland Raiders: Max Tuerk, C, USC
    Here’s some interior offensive line depth for the Raiders, who struggled when Rodney Hudson was injured.

  16. Indianapolis Colts: Dominique Alexander, ILB, Oklahoma
    The Colts lost Jerrell Freeman to the Bears this offseason, so they’ll be looking to find a replacement in the first few rounds of the draft.

    Pick change; previously K.J. Dillon, S

  17. Buffalo Bills: Harlan Miller, CB, SE Louisiana
    The Bills haven’t addressed their secondary yet. It’s not an area of need, but they could stand to add more depth.

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

  19. Washington Redskins: Kelvin Taylor, RB, Florida
    The Redskins are comfortable moving on with Matt Jones as their starting running back, but they still need to add a backup in the wake of Alfred Morris’ departure.

    Pick change; previously DeAndre Houston-Carson, S



  20. Houston Texans: D.J. Reader, NT, Clemson
    The Texans could be in the market for an eventual successor for Vince Wilfork in the middle rounds.

    Pick change; previously Kelvin Taylor, RB

  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: Jayron Kearse, S, Clemson
    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.



  23. Kansas City Chiefs: De’Vondre Campbell, LB, Minnesota
    Derrick Johnson’s return to the lineup has been huge for Kansas City’s defense, but the team has a weakness right next to Johnson. Also, it needs to be considered that Johnson just turned 33, so he doesn’t have many dominant years left.

  24. Green Bay Packers: Thomas Duarte, TE, UCLA
    The Packers signed Jared Cook, but he’s an unreliable long-term option. Here’s someone potentially for the long haul.

  25. Philadelphia Eagles: Fahn Cooper, OT, Ole Miss
    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.

  26. Kansas City Chiefs: Briean Boddy-Calhoun, CB, Minnesota
    The Chiefs haven’t addressed their secondary yet. It’s not an area of need, but they could stand to add more depth.

  27. Houston Texans: Bryce Williams, TE, East Carolina
    Houston continues to bolster its anemic offense, as the tight end position will definitely need to be addressed.

  28. Arizona Cardinals: Victor Ochi, DE/OLB, Stony Brook
    Acquiring Chandler Jones was an incredible move, but the Cardinals can stand to obtain one more pass-rusher.

    Pick change; previously Matt Ioannidis, DE/DT



  29. Carolina Panthers: Landon Turner, G, North Carolina
    The Panthers could stand to upgrade the depth on the interior of their offensive line.

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

  31. 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.

  32. Seattle Seahawks: Tyler Higbee, TE, Western Kentucky
    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: Jack Allen, C, Michigan State
    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: Moritz Wilhelm Boehringer, WR, Germany
    The Browns are definitely a candidate to double up on receivers, as Josh Gordon isn’t the most reliable football player.

    Pick change; previously Bralon Addison, WR

  35. San Francisco 49ers: De’Runnya Wilson, WR, Mississippi State
    A double dip at wideout is possible, as the 49ers don’t have anything at receiver.

  36. San Diego Chargers: Jason Fanaika, DE, Utah
    The Chargers could stand to add another player who can rush the passer, as Melvin Ingram has battled through his fair share of injuries.



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