2016 NFL Mock Draft: Round 5

Last update: Monday, April 25, 2016. Major changes. Round 7 added.
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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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  2. Cleveland Browns: Nicholas Kwiatkoski, LB, West Virginia
    The Browns signed Demario Davis this offseason, but that wasn’t nearly enough. Inside linebacker is a major weak point for Cleveland.

    Pick change; previously Graham Glasgow, C

  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.

  4. Oakland Raiders: Travis Feeney, LB, Washington
    As mentioned in the first round, Darron Lee is a possibility for the Raiders at No. 14. Linebacker is an area of need, so it’ll have to be addressed at some point.

    Pick change; previously James Cowser, DE/OLB



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

  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.

  7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Eric Striker, OLB, Oklahoma
    It’s difficult to determine where exactly Eric Striker will play, but the Jaguars coached him in the Senior Bowl, so perhaps they’d have a plan.

    Pick change; previously Harlan Miller, CB

  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.



  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.

  10. New York Giants: Jason Fanaika, DE, Utah
    Despite the Giants signing Olivier Vernon, a mid-round selection could be used on a defensive end, as Jason Pierre-Paul could leave via free agency next spring.

    Pick change; previously DeAndre Houston-Carson, S

  11. Chicago Bears: Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma
    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 Kevon Seymour, CB

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

    Pick change; previously Travis Feeney, LB



  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.

  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: Jacoby Brissett, QB, N.C. State
    It wouldn’t be the worst idea for the Raiders to spend a mid-round pick on a quarterback, given that they don’t really have a developmental arm right now.

    Pick change; previously Willie Beavers, OT

  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.

  17. Buffalo Bills: Cyrus Jones, CB, Alabama
    Stephon Gilmore will be hitting free agency in 11 months. As we saw with Josh Norman, no player is safe, even when franchised.

    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.

  19. Washington Redskins: James Cowser, DE/OLB, Southern Utah
    The Redskins showed interest in signing an outside linebacker in free agency, but nothing ever materialized. Thus, don’t be surprised if they spend a mid-round choice on the position.

    Pick change; previously Aaron Burbridge, WR



  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.



  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.

  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.

  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.

  27. Houston Texans: Sebastian Tretola, G, Arkansas
    The Texans drafted a center earlier, but they’re not done beefing up the offensive front. Depth in the interior is pretty weak right now.

    Pick change; previously Austin Blythe, C

  28. Arizona Cardinals: Jeff Driskel, QB, Louisiana Tech
    Jeff Driskel seems like he’d fit well into Bruce Arians’ offense. Arians will have to look for a young quarterback to eventually supplant Carson Palmer, who had an epic meltdown in the playoffs.

    Pick change; previously Victor Ochi, DE/OLB



  29. Carolina Panthers: Aaron Burbridge, WR, Michigan State
    The Panthers don’t have the best situation at receiver, as more insurance should be acquired in case Kelvin Benjamin misses time again.

    Pick change; previously DeAndre Houston-Carson, S

  30. Detroit Lions: Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford
    The only quarterbacks on Detroit’s roster are Matthew Stafford and Dan Orlovsky. They could use a young signal-caller to groom.

    Pick change; previously K.J. Dillon, S

  31. Arizona Cardinals: Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford
    The Cardinals could use someone to push D.J. Humphries, who didn’t even play last year. At the very least, this is a depth pick.

    Pick change; previously Nicholas Kwiatkoski, LB

  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.

  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.

  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, so they still need to add a tackle for much-needed depth.



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