2016 NFL Mock Draft: Round 5

Last update: Friday, April 15, 2016. Major changes for the Rams-Titans trade.
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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: Spencer Drango, OT/G, Baylor
    Anthony Davis wants to apply for reinstatement, but his clash with paranoid general manager Trent Baalke could mean that he’ll be traded. If so, a new right tackle will be needed.

    Pick change; previously Shawn Oakman, DE/DT

  4. Oakland Raiders: James Cowser, DE/OLB, Southern Utah
    The Raiders re-signed Aldon Smith, but can he stay clean until his suspension is over? History says no, so here’s some insurance.

    Pick change; previously Devontae Booker, RB



  5. Denver Broncos: KeiVarae Russell, CB, Notre Dame
    The Broncos could be interested in some more cornerback depth, especially if Bradley Roby will eventually move to safety.

    Pick change; previously John Theus, OT

  6. San Francisco 49ers: Adam Gotsis, DE/DT, Georgia Tech
    The 49ers could use some help on the defensive line, so they could spend a Round 3-5 pick on the position.

    Pick change; previously Stephen Weatherly, DE/OLB

  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: John Theus, OT, Georgia
    The Buccaneers have a weak spot on the right side of their offensive line that should be addressed.

    Pick change; previously Cole Toner, OT

  10. New York Giants: DeAndre Houston-Carson, S, William & Mary
    The Giants’ pass defense has been atrocious this season. Their safety play has been horrific. This position could be addressed even earlier.

    Pick change; previously Ronald Blair, DE

  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: Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State
    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.

    Pick change; previously Tajae Sharpe, WR



  13. New Orleans Saints: Connor Wujciak, DT, Boston College
    It shouldn’t be surprising if the Saints double up at defensive tackle in the 2016 NFL Draft, considering their dire need at the position.

    Pick change; previously Jay Lee, WR

  14. Philadelphia Eagles: Ronald Blair, DE, Appalachian State
    The Eagles might be looking for more 4-3 personnel in the wake of their latest scheme change. Pass-rushing depth will be required.

    Pick change; previously Kenny Lawler, WR

  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: Kevin Byard, S, Middle Tennessee State
    Indianapolis’ best safety is a guy who just turned 35 this offseason. The team is in desperate need of some young blood at the position.

    Pick change; previously Dominique Alexander, ILB

  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. Denver Broncos: Alex Redmond, G, UCLA
    The Broncos acquired this pick for Ryan Clady, so they might as well use it to fix their poor offensive line.

  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.



  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.

  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 had some free agents at safety who need to be replaced. Reggie Nelson leaving will hurt.



  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: Tyrone Holmes, DE/OLB, Montana
    Even with Clay Matthews moving back outside, an edge rusher will be looked at. Julius Peppers won’t be around much longer, and Nick Perry hasn’t really done anything, so the Packers could be selecting a future starter with this choice.

    Pick change; previously Thomas Duarte, TE

  25. Philadelphia Eagles: Cole Toner, OT, Harvard
    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.

    Pick change; previously Fahn Cooper, OT

  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.



  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: Elijah Shumate, S, Notre Dame
    The Lions lost some of their safeties to free agency, so this is a position they may look to address in the middle rounds.

    Pick change; previously DeAndre Houston-Carson, S

  31. Arizona Cardinals: Dominique Alexander, ILB, Oklahoma
    The Cardinals could use someone to push Kevin Minter, who struggled last year. At the very least, this is a depth pick.

    Pick change; previously Cole Toner, OT

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

    Pick change; previously Tyler Higbee, TE

  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.

  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: Nicholas Kwiatkoski, LB, West Virginia
    The Chargers don’t have much behind Denzel Perryman and Manti Te’o, so that needs to change.

    Pick change; previously Jason Fanaika, DE



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