2016 NFL Mock Draft: Round 5

Last update: Friday, April 22, 2016. Round 6 added.
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The order of this 2016 NFL Mock Draft based on the current NFL Draft Order.

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  1. Tennessee Titans: Tajae Sharpe, WR, UMass
    It wouldn’t surprise me if the Titans doubled up on receivers, as they need to find more weapons for Marcus Mariota.

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    Pick change; previously Kentrell Brothers, ILB

  2. Cleveland Browns: Graham Glasgow, C, Michigan
    Cameron Erving struggled as a rookie. Perhaps he’ll be better at center, but I still think the Browns could draft someone to push him.

    Pick change; previously Travis Feeney, LB

  3. San Francisco 49ers: Daryl Worley, CB, West 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 Spencer Drango, OT/G

  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.



  5. Denver Broncos: Deon Bush, S, Miami
    With extra picks on Day 3, the Broncos can afford to add some depth to their secondary.

    Pick change; previously KeiVarae Russell, CB

  6. San Francisco 49ers: Matt Judon, DE/OLB, Grand Valley State
    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.

    Pick change; previously Adam Gotsis, DE/DT

  7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Harlan Miller, CB, SE Louisiana
    The Jaguars may want to double up on cornerbacks, and they could want someone they coached at the Senior Bowl.

    Pick change; previously Parker Ehinger, OT

  8. Miami Dolphins: Thomas Duarte, TE, UCLA
    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 Nick Vannett, TE



  9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Stephen Weatherly, DE, Vanderbilt
    Leonard Floyd would be used as an Anthony Barr-type player, but here’s a more-traditional edge rusher to help the Buccaneers get to the quarterback.

    Pick change; previously John Theus, OT

  10. New York Giants: Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma
    Vernon Hargreaves was the pick back in the first round, but the Giants may add another corner for depth purposes.

    Pick change; previously DeAndre Houston-Carson, S

  11. Chicago Bears: Kevon Seymour, CB, USC
    Cornerback is one of Chicago’s primary needs, so the position could be addressed much earlier than this. Then again, not every team gets to address its greatest needs.

    Pick change; previously Caleb Benenoch, OT

  12. Detroit Lions: Travis Feeney, LB, Washington
    The Lions are pretty thin at linebacker, so a mid-round choice could be used for depth purposes.

    Pick change; previously Rashard Higgins, WR



  13. New Orleans Saints: Tyvis Powell, S, Ohio State
    The Saints are pretty thin at safety, and just one injury there could be crushing. They’ll have to do something about that.

    Pick change; previously Connor Wujciak, DT

  14. Philadelphia Eagles: Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska
    TThe Eagles are moving back to the 4-3 – strange that they even switched to the 3-4 in the first place – which means they’ll need more defensive linemen for depth purposes.

  15. Oakland Raiders: Willie Beavers, OT, Western Michigan
    The Raiders were fortunate enough to re-sign Donald Penn, but given that he turns 33 at the end of this month, a long-term option will have to be acquired.

    Pick change; previously Max Tuerk, C

  16. Indianapolis Colts: Max Tuerk, C, USC
    I guess it’s about time the Colts upgraded their offensive line. They waited so long out of circumstance in this mock; I’ll have to make sure they do so earlier next week.

    Pick change; previously Kevin Byard, S

  17. Buffalo Bills: Michael Thomas, WR, Southern Miss
    The Bills have to find a new No. 2 receiver to play across from Sammy Watkins, as this is a major weakness of theirs.

    Pick change; previously Harlan Miller, CB

  18. Denver Broncos: Fahn Cooper, OT, Ole Miss
    The Broncos signed Russell Okung, but he’s a risky proposition because of his extensive injury history. Here’s some insurance.

    Pick change; previously Alex Redmond, G

  19. Washington Redskins: Aaron Burbridge, WR, Michigan State
    The Redskins showed interest in signing a receiver in free agency, but nothing ever materialized. Thus, don’t be surprised if they spend a mid-round choice on a wideout.

    Pick change; previously Kelvin Taylor, RB



  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: Daniel Braverman, WR, Western Michigan
    Given what the Bengals lost this offseason, it shouldn’t be surprising if they spend multiple picks on receivers.

    Pick change; previously Jayron Kearse, S



  23. Kansas City Chiefs: Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State
    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 De’Vondre Campbell, LB

  24. Green Bay Packers: Deiondre’ Hall, CB, Northern Iowa
    Most teams like spending a selection or two on secondary help, and the Packers may want to address depth issues in the wake of Casey Hayward’s departure.

    Pick change; previously Tyrone Holmes, DE/OLB

  25. 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.

  26. Kansas City Chiefs: Anthony Zettel, DE/DT, Penn State
    Mike DeVito announced his retirement recently, so the Chiefs will have to find a defensive lineman at some point.

    Pick change; previously Briean Boddy-Calhoun, CB

  27. Houston Texans: Austin Blythe, C, Iowa
    The Texans lost Ben Jones to free agency, so they’ll be searching for a new center in the 2016 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Bryce Williams, TE

  28. Arizona Cardinals: Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford
    D.J. Humphries was a major disappointment last year. The Cardinals won’t give up on him yet, but finding someone to push him is definitely an option.

    Pick change; previously Victor Ochi, DE/OLB



  29. Carolina Panthers: DeAndre Houston-Carson, S, William & Mary
    The Panthers have a number of expiring contracts at the safety position next spring, including Kurt Coleman.

    Pick change; previously Landon Turner, G

  30. Detroit Lions: K.J. Dillon, S, West Virginia
    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 Elijah Shumate, S

  31. Arizona Cardinals: Nicholas Kwiatkoski, LB, West Virginia
    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 Dominique Alexander, ILB

  32. Seattle Seahawks: DeAndre Elliott, CB, Colorado State
    Seattle’s latest mid-round tall cornerback, DeAndre Elliott could help an ailing secondary that couldn’t stop Cam Newton in the divisional round.

    Pick change; previously Thomas Duarte, TE

  33. Cleveland Browns: Caleb Benenoch, OT, UCLA
    The Browns need to do something about losing Mitchell Schwartz. Finding some better blocking for their new young quarterback is a must.

    Pick change; previously Jack Allen, C

  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: John Theus, OT, Georgia
    The Chargers passed on Laremy Tunsil in this mock, but they still need to add a tackle for much-needed depth.

    Pick change; previously Nicholas Kwiatkoski, LB



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