2017 NFL Mock Draft: Round 5

Last update: Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Major changes.
Next update: Next week. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

The order of this 2017 NFL Mock Draft is based on the 2017 NFL Draft Order.

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  1. Cleveland Browns: Jamaal Williams, RB, BYU
    The Browns could spend one of their billion picks in the 2017 NFL Draft on a running back. They happened to coach Jamaal Williams at the Senior Bowl, so he makes sense for them atop Round 5.

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  2. San Francisco 49ers: Fish Smithson, S, Kansas
    The 49ers cut Antoine Bethea, so they could be in the market for another safety in the middle of the draft.

    Pick change; previously K.D. Cannon, WR

  3. Chicago Bears: C.J. Beathard, QB, Iowa
    The Bears signed Mike Glennon, but that will be for the short term if he struggles. Acquiring a developmental quarterback makes sense, and C.J. Beathard is someone John Fox coached at the Senior Bowl.



  4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia
    The Jaguars haven’t touched their defense yet, though that’s because they put a lot of work into that during free agency. However, more cornerback depth is something all teams look for.

  5. Los Angeles Rams: Pat Elflein, C/G, Ohio State
    Another offensive line upgrade is hardly a surprise, as the Rams’ blocking has been terrible in recent years. They’ve made it known that they’ve been looking for a new center.

  6. New York Jets: Steven Taylor, LB, Houston
    The Jets tried to sign Dont’a Hightower this offseason, but failed to do so. I imagine they’ll pursue an inside linebacker at some point in the 2017 NFL Draft.



  7. Los Angeles Chargers: Devonte Fields, DE/OLB, Louisville
    With Melvin Ingram and Jerry Attaochu set to hit free agency after this season, the Chargers could look into adding an edge rusher in the middle rounds.

    Pick change; previously Conor McDermott, OT

  8. Carolina Panthers: Chad Williams, WR, Grambling
    Devin Funchess has been a big disappointment thus far, so the Panthers could select someone on Day 2 to push him.

    Pick change; previously Chad Wheeler, OT

  9. Cincinnati Bengals: Leon McQuay, S, USC
    The Bengals missed Reggie Nelson last year, so they could explore the possibility of adding a safety at some point in the 2017 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Deatrich Wise Jr., DE



  10. Washington Redskins: Josh Tupou, NT, Colorado
    The Redskins have shown interest in Josh Tupou, which makes sense because they could stand to add a massive nose tackle.

  11. Philadelphia Eagles: Amba Etta-Tawo, WR, Syracuse
    Despite signing both Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, the Eagles seem focused on adding another receiver, which I’m sure they’ll do at some point during the 2017 NFL Draft.

  12. Buffalo Bills: Lorenzo Jerome, S, St. Francis
    The Bills signed Micah Hyde, but they could still stand to add another safety into the mix.

    Pick change; previously Leon McQuay, S



  13. Arizona Cardinals: Jalen Robinette, WR, Air Force
    Larry Fitzgerald is returning for 2017, but there’s no telling how much longer he’ll play. Arizona needs to add some young receivers.

  14. Indianapolis Colts: Dorian Johnson, G, Pittsburgh
    Unless new general manager Chris Ballard wants to suffer the same fate as his predecessor, he’ll find a way to improve Andrew Luck’s offensive line.




  15. Baltimore Ravens: Brian Allen, CB, Utah
    The Ravens have made some upgrades to their defense in this 2017 NFL Mock Draft, but they still haven’t addressed the secondary.

  16. Minnesota Vikings: Elijah Lee, LB, Kansas State
    The Vikings have shown a lot of interest in Elijah Lee, as he’s someone who could fill the void that Chad Greenway’s retirement has created.

  17. San Francisco 49ers: Damontae Kazee, CB, San Diego State
    Jimmie Ward is moving to safety, so the 49ers will be on the lookout for some cornerback depth in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Deatrich Wise Jr., DE, Arkansas
    The Buccaneers need another edge rusher, as Robert Ayers, who turns 32 in August, is just a short-term solution at defensive end.

  19. New England Patriots: Shaquill Griffin, CB, Central Florida
    The Patriots signed Stephon Gilmore, but it sounds like Malcolm Butler will be leaving. If so, another cornerback will need to be added.

  20. Tennessee Titans: Ben Gedeon, ILB, Michigan
    Outside of the secondary, the one area the Titans need to address is the inside linebacker group.



  21. Detroit Lions: Jessamen Dunker, G, Tennessee State
    The Lions have done a great job of upgrading their offensive line this offseason, but the one positions that could still be addressed is one of the guard spots.

  22. Miami Dolphins: De’Veon Smith, RB, Michigan
    The Dolphins don’t have the best depth behind Jay Ajayi, so this is something they could aim to fix in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  23. New York Giants: Michael Roberts, TE, Toledo
    The Giants could have obtained a tight end upgrade much earlier than this. Either way, they really need help at the position.

    Pick change; previously Vincent Taylor, DT



  24. Oakland Raiders: Vincent Taylor, DT, Oklahoma State
    The Raiders could really stand to double up on defensive tackles, given how dire things are at the position.

    Pick change; previously Avery Gennesy, OT

  25. Houston Texans: Jake Replogle, DE/DT, Purdue
    The Texans could stand to add a defensive lineman who can generate a quality pass rush.

  26. Kansas City Chiefs: Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan
    The Chiefs were able to get quality play out of Terrance Mitchell down the stretch last year, but that could’ve been a fluke. A cornerback should be added just in case.

  27. Buffalo Bills: Corn Elder, CB, Miami
    The Bills will probably need more than one cornerback to fill the void that Stephon Gilmore’s departure has created.

    Pick change; previously Nate Hairston, CB

  28. Green Bay Packers: Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma
    The Packers could double up on running backs in the 2017 NFL Draft, considering that all they have at the position is a former wide receiver and a lethargic journeyman.

    Pick change; previously Chad Williams, WR

  29. Pittsburgh Steelers: Josh Reynolds, WR, Texas A&M
    Considering the state of Pittsburgh’s receiving corps beyond Antonio Brown, it would not surprise me at all if the Steelers added two wideouts in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  30. Atlanta Falcons: Wayne Gallman, RB, Clemson
    It wouldn’t hurt the Falcons if they added another running back, as they don’t have much beyond Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Freeman’s contract expires after 2017, by the way.

  31. Cleveland Browns: Sam Rogers, FB, Virginia Tech
    The Browns tried to sign Kyle Juszczyk this offseason, but the 49ers outbid them. Perhaps that means they’ll target a fullback in the middle rounds.

    Pick change; previously Marquez White, CB

  32. Cincinnati Bengals: Chad Wheeler, OT, USC
    The Bengals have some major offensive line problems all of a sudden. They’ll have to spend multiple selections fixing these issues.

    Pick change; previously Aviante Collins, G/OT

  33. Denver Broncos: Donnel Pumphrey, RB, San Diego State
    The Broncos struggled when C.J. Anderson was out of the lineup, so they may want to improve their running back depth.

    Pick change; previously Taywan Taylor, WR

  34. Miami Dolphins: Artavis Scott, WR, Clemson
    There was some trade speculation surrounding Jarvis Landry earlier in the offseason. If that’s still in the plans, perhaps the Dolphins will use a mid-round pick on a receiver.

  35. Arizona Cardinals: Jimmie Gilbert, LB, Colorado
    Karlos Dansby was signed this offseason, but the Cardinals need a long-term solution at inside linebacker.

  36. Kansas City Chiefs: Connor Harris, ILB, Lindenwood
    Derrick Johnson is coming off yet another injury, so it seems clear that his time is running out. The Chiefs will need to find a replacement.



  37. Cleveland Browns: Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tennessee
    The Browns like Joshua Dobbs and could select him as a developmental quarterback despite taking Mitchell Trubisky in the first round.

  38. Green Bay Packers: Jadar Johnson, S, Clemson
    I can’t imagine Packer fans complaining if I give their team more depth for their struggling secondary.

  39. New England Patriots: Darrell Daniels, TE, Washington
    The Patriots acquired Dwayne Allen from the Colts to replace the departed Martellus Bennett, but I think they’ll be interested in adding a third tight end to the roster.

  40. Miami Dolphins: Richie Brown, LB, Mississippi State
    The Dolphins signed Lawrence Timmons to help their ailing linebacking corps, but Timmons is just a short-term solution.



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