2021 NFL Mock Draft: Round 5

Last update: Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Major updates for the trades.
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  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ta’Quan Graham, DT, Texas
    As written earlier, the Jaguars really miss Calais Campbell. More than one player is needed to replace him.

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  2. New York Jets: K.J. Britt, LB, Auburn
    The Jets can’t count on C.J. Mosley to play, so here’s some help at the position.

    K.J. Britt is a solid run defender who needs to improve in coverage.

  3. Houston Texans: David Moore, G, Grambling
    The Texans traded for Marcus Cannon, but they still need to improve their blocking.

  4. Atlanta Falcons: Daelin Hayes, DE/OLB, Notre Dame
    The Falcons can’t seem to fix their edge rush, so they’ll have to keep adding players to help in that regard.



  5. Cincinnati Bengals: Royce Newman, G, Ole Miss
    Here’s more offensive line help for the Bengals, who need to do everything in their power to protect Joe Burrow.

    Royce Neman played tackle at Ole Miss, but will have to move to guard in the NFL.

  6. Philadelphia Eagles: Trill Williams, CB, Syracuse
    The Eagles need to spend multiple upgrades on their secondary to finally fix their woeful pass defense.

    Pick change; previously Ambry Thomas, CB

  7. Carolina Panthers: Tony Poljan, TE, Virginia
    The Panthers signed Dan Arnold, but here’s a potential long-term solution at tight end.



  8. Denver Broncos: Kylin Hill, RB, Mississippi State
    The Broncos foolishly dumped Phillip Lindsay, so they’ll need another running back.

  9. New York Giants: Shaka Toney, DE/OLB, Penn State
    The Giants figure to add multiple edge rushers to finally fix their problems with getting to the quarterback.

    Pick change; previously Tyree Johnson, DE/OLB

  10. Detroit Lions: Divine Deablo, S, Virginia Tech
    The Lions will have to target numerous defensive backs to fix their woeful secondary.



  11. San Francisco 49ers: Jimmy Morissey, C, Pittsburgh
    The 49ers signed Alex Mack, but he’s just a short-term solution at center.

  12. Miami Dolphins: Malcolm Koonce, DE/OLB, Buffalo
    The Dolphins could target another edge rusher, given that it was a problem area for them last year.

  13. Minnesota Vikings: Marcus Murphy, S, Mississippi State
    Anthony Harris has left via free agency, so here’s a potential replacement.

  14. Houston Texans: Elerson Smith, DE/OLB, Northern Iowa
    The Texans need to continue to fix their weak front seven.



  15. Los Angeles Chargers: Ambry Thomas, CB, Michigan
    The Chargers just cut Casey Hayward, so they’ll need to address their cornerback situation.

    Pick change; previously Thomas Graham Jr., CB

  16. Arizona Cardinals: Jahad Woods, LB, Washington State
    Haason Reddick is an impending free agent, so he’ll need to be replaced if he leaves.






  17. Buffalo Bills: Thomas Graham Jr., CB, Oregon
    The Bills re-signed Levi Wallace, but they still have depth issues at cornerback.

    Pick change; previously Kenny Yeboah, TE

  18. Las Vegas Raiders: Ben Cleveland, G, Georgia
    A third offensive lineman is needed after the Raiders gutted their blocking group this offseason.

  19. Washington Redskins: Tuf Borland, LB, Ohio State
    The Redskins have issues at linebacker, so they may take two players at the position.



  20. Chicago Bears: Jake Curhan, OT, California
    A second offensive tackle for the Bears, who needed to address the position even before cutting Bobby Massie.

  21. Indianapolis Colts: Rakeem Boyd, RB, Arkansas
    The Colts may want to add to their running back depth in the wake of Marlon Mack’s departure.




  22. Tennessee Titans: Marco Wilson, CB, Florida
    The Titans’ top two weaknesses last year were their pass rush and their cornerback play, so here’s some help for the latter situation.

  23. Seattle Seahawks: Robert Hainsey, G, Notre Dame
    The Seahawks have yet to upgrade their offensive line, which seems like a mistake.

  24. Minnesota Vikings: Noah Gray, TE, Duke
    The Vikings cut Kyle Rudolph, so they’ll need to find another tight end.

  25. Cleveland Browns: Quinn Meinerz, G, Wisconsin-Whitewater
    The Browns could use a mid-round pick to add to their offensive line depth, given how important the blocking is for Baker Mayfield (based on his improvement from 2019 to 2020.)



  26. Jacksonville Jaguars: Charles Snowden, DE, Virginia
    Here’s another pass rusher for the Jaguars, who will need to place lots of pressure on Carson Wentz.

  27. Baltimore Ravens: Walker Little, OT, Stanford
    The Ravens could still lose a starting tackle this offseason, so here’s a potential replacement.

    Pick change; previously Shaka Toney, DE/OLB



  28. San Francisco 49ers: Darrick Forrest, S, Cincinnati
    The 49ers re-signed Jaquiski Tartt, but only for one more year. Here’s some depth at safety.

  29. Green Bay Packers: D’Ante Smith, OT, East Carolina
    The Packers released Rick Wagner, which will be a huge problem if he’s not replaced.

  30. Buffalo Bills: Garret Wallow, LB, TCU
    The Bills had problems at linebacker when Matt Milano got hurt last year, so better depth is needed.

  31. Kansas City Chiefs: Cornell Powell, WR, Clemson
    Here’s another receiver in the wake of Sammy Watkins’ departure.

  32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Erroll Thompson, LB, Mississippi State
    Lavonte David was just re-signed, but he won’t be around much longer now that he’s well into his 30s.

  33. Green Bay Packers: Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC
    The Packers really need to shore up their run defense, so multiple picks could be used on the defensive line.

    Amon-Ra St. Brown had a big sophomore campaign, catching 60 passes for 750 yards and three touchdowns.

    Pick change; previously Amari Rodgers, WR

  34. New England Patriots: Anthony Schwartz, WR, Auburn
    The Patriots could add another receiver if they begin to have buyer’s remorse after overpaying two pedestrian players at the position.

  35. Dallas Cowboys: Deonte Brown, G, Alabama
    Here’s another offensive line pick for the Cowboys in case they have injury woes again.

    Deonte Brown’s strength is blasting open huge holes for his running backs, but he’s also a solid pass protector.

  36. San Francisco 49ers: Larry Rountree, RB, Missouri
    I expect the 49ers to add a running back at some point on Day 3, given that they pay lots of attention to the position.

  37. Kansas City Chiefs: Kenny Yeboah, TE, Ole Miss
    Andy Reid likes using multi-tight end formations, so the Chiefs could add a tight end at some point in the final few rounds.

    Pick change; previously Quintin Morris, TE

  38. Atlanta Falcons: Tyree Johnson, DE/OLB, Texas A&M
    The Falcons could add multiple edge rushers, given their issues with getting to the quarterback.

  39. Atlanta Falcons: D’Wayne Eskridge, WR, Western Michigan
    The Falcons should add multiple players to their defensive line in order to beat Tom Brady.

    Pick change; previously Tyler Shelvin, NT

  40. Baltimore Ravens: Neil Farrell, NT, LSU
    The Ravens could stand to add some depth on their defensive line, given some of the aging players there.





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