2017 NFL Mock Draft – FIVE Rounds
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145. Cleveland Browns
Josh Tupou, Defensive Tackle, Colorado
The Browns have added a lot of young pieces this year and last, but could use a run stuffing defensive tackle as a rotational player on a much improved defensive line.
146. San Francisco 49ers
Brad Kaaya, Quarterback, Miami
The 49ers’ quarterback plans are still up in the air, but they have Hoyer to hold the fort down for a few years. Kaaya has all the tools that Shanahan likes, and could take those years to learn the system and improve his technique.
147. Chicago Bears
Channing Stribling, Cornerback, Michigan
Adding a press corner fits the new Bears defensive system they have slowly been putting in.
148. Jacksonville Jaguars
Cole Hikutini, Tight End, Louisville
The Jaguars have added a lot of pieces in free agency, but they could use a matchup-problem type tight end that can be an outlet for Bortles.
149. Los Angeles Rams
Jarron Jones, Defensive Tackle, Notre Dame
The Rams are changing defensive shcmes, and need more defensive linemen that fit their new scheme.
150. New York Jets
De’Veon Smith, Running Back, Michigan
Smith caught the ball much better in the all star games and the Combine than he did in college, so the powerful runner could be a more versatile weapon than expected.
151. Los Angeles Chargers
Nathan Peterman, Quarterback, Pittsburgh
The Chargers finally make the move on a quarterback. Peterman is smart, experienced, and has played in a pro style system. He could step in sooner than most quarterbacks taken in this draft, if needed.
152. Carolina Panthers
Carlos Henderson, Wide Receiver, Louisiana Tech
Carolina is in a transition, and it will be interesting to see which way they come out of it. They have been working on fixing their offensive line issues, but still need more weapons for Newton.
153. Cincinnati Bengals
Chad Wheeler, Offensive Tackle, USC
The Bengals lost their mainstay on their offensive line in free agency, and continue to rebuild here.
154. Washington Redskins (from Saints)
Teriyon Gipson, Running Back, New Mexico
Gipson is an offensive weapon, and they need to improve their run game to make their offense more balanced.
155. Philadelphia Eagles
Ryan Glasgow, Defensive Tackle, Michigan
The front four is critical to the Eagles’ defense, and they need to be able to constantly rotate tackles in and out of the game. They traded for Jernigan, but want to have a dominant 4 tackle rotation. Glasgow might be one of the more underrated players in the draft.
156. Buffalo Bills
Montae Nicholson, Strong Safety, Michigan State
The immensely talented Nicholson would have gone much sooner if he would play with more intensity and consistency.
157. Arizona Cardinals
Grover Stewart, Defensive Tackle, Albany State
After losing a major piece of their defensive line in free agency, the Cardinals might have found a gem here in Stewart, who impressed during his all-star game against top competition.
158. Indianapolis Colts
Ashton Lampkin, Cornerback, Oklahoma State
The Colts need to get their defense in line, and they have added some older players to allow younger players that they draft to develop.
159. Baltimore Ravens
Prescott Line, Fullback, Michigan State
After losing their star fullback in free agency, the Ravens find the most intriguing fullback prospect in the draft. A year in a pro style offense in college will help him adjust quickly to the NFL.
160. Minnesota Vikings
Tyler Orlosky, Center, West Virginia
The Vikings have a talented center, but one who is injury prone.
161. San Francisco 49ers (from Redskins)
Ben Boulware, Inside Linebacker, Clemson
A relentless linebacker, Boulware could help rebuild the reputation of the 49ers linebackers, which went from possibly the best unit in the game to the worst.
162. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Deatrich Wise Jr., Defensive End, Arkansas
The Bucs add a defensive end here, a unit that might become the strength of their team.
163. Bufallo Bills (from Patriots)
Ben Gedeon, Inside Linebacker, Michigan
The Bills are rebuilding a defense into a 4-3 similar to what the Panthers run. They need some tough, smart players, and a hard-nosed inside linebacker here.
164. Tennessee Titans
David Sharpe, Offensive Guard, Florida
With two exceptional tackles, the Titans need to make sure that the interior of the offensive line stays stout.
165. Detroit Lions
James Conner, Running Back, Pitt
Conner is one of the better stories in the draft after beating cancer, but gets lost a bit in a crowded running back class. The Lions could use a power back to add to their running back core that was decimated by injuries last year.
166. Miami Dolphins
Brian Allen, Offensive Guard, Michigan State
The Dolphins finally get one of their biggest needs at offensive guard. Allen is a very experienced, reliable, intelligent guard that has played in a pro system and can step in day one and start for the Dolphins.
167. New York Giants
Aviante Collins, Offensive Tackle, TCU
The Giant’s need more talent on the offensive line, and the unit disappointed last year. Collins is a sleeper pick that might go much higher, but the Giants would love to have him fall to them here.
168. Oakland Raiders
Rasul Douglas, Cornerback, West Virginia
The Raiders addressed their problems with getting to the quarterback early, and will continue to try to improve their defense in other places.
169. Houston Texans
Vince Biegel, Outside Linebacker, Wisconsin
Outside linebackers are key to the Texans’ stellar defense, and adding a smart, dedicated player to add to the core of excellent linebackers will allow them to keep their defense running on all cylinders.
170. Kansas City Chiefs
Stevie Tu’ikolovatu, DT, USC
The Chiefs grab a monster, 3-4 nose tackle. They made an addition there in free agency, but here they get their nose tackle of the future.
171. Buffalo Bills (from Cowboys)
Eric Saubert, Tight End, Drake
A small school phenom, Saubert will add a dimension to the Bills offense they have been missing for years.
172. Green Bay Packers
Jalen Myrick, Cornerback, Minnesota
The ultra-fast Myrick gives the Packers a corner that can matchup with even the speediest of wide receivers.
173. Pittsburgh Steelers
Wayne Gallman, Running Back, Clemson
Gallman falls because of a poor combine, but he is a reliable, productive back.
174. Atlanta Falcons
Steven Taylor, Outside Linebacker, Houston
The Falcons struck gold last year in the draft at linebacker, and might again here.
175. Cleveland Browns (from Patriots)
Josh Harvey-Clemons, Strong Safety, Louisville
A tremendous talent, Harvey-Clemons falls because of character concerns. A steal if he can keep is nose clean.
176. Cincinnati Bengals
Ricky Seals-Jones, Wide Receiver, Texas A&M
177. Denver Broncos
Josh Carraway, Outside Linebacker, TCU
The Broncos are revamping their defense, and need players that can get to the quarterback from multiple positions.
178. Miami Dolphins
Jehu Chesson, Wide Receiver, Michigan
An excellent, YAC guy, Chesson would give another weapon to the creative offensive scheme that needs weapons.
179. Arizona Cardinals
Trent Taylor, Wide Receiver, La Tech
With some aging players, the Cardinals are addressing the imminent retirement of their star wide receiver by replenishing with young talent.
180. Kansas City Chiefs
Isaiah Ford, WR, Virginia Tech
The Chiefs add another wide receiver, trying to become more dynamic on the offensive side of the ball.
181. Cleveland Browns
Carroll Phillips, Outside Linebacker, Illinois
More, more, more is what the Browns need… more high football character guys that have non stop motors.
182. Green Bay Packers
Pat Elflein, Center, Ohio State
The Packers lost a lot in regards to their offensive line in free agency, and get a guy here that can play multiple positions across the offensive line.
183. New England Patriots
Daeshon Hall, DE, Texas A&M
In the shadow of Garrett, Hall was a very productive player, and has the versatility to be used in several places with the Pats’ defense.
184. Miami Dolphins
Jamaal Williams, Running Back, BYU
With a run game that is thriving, the Dolphins will want to keep their backs fresh. They can’t afford for their feature back to go down and become one dimensional.