2017 NFL Mock Draft – FIVE Rounds
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65. Cleveland Browns
D’Onta Foreman, Running Back, Texas
The Browns play in a cold, tough division, and could use a power back. Foreman falls because of an injury in a deep running back class, but is as powerful as they get in this year’s class.
66. San Francisco 49ers
Damontae Kazee, Cornerback, San Diego State
The 49ers go back to addressing their defense, which was just barren last year. Kazee has shined so far during the draft process and would help replenish their secondary.
67. Chicago Bears
Jake Butt, Tight End, Michigan
Most NFL teams are trying to operate with two pass catching tight ends this year, and it is essential to helping a young quarterback, or quarterback new to the system. They could use an athletic, pass catching threat at tight end. Even though Butt has suffered a knee injury, he has proven to be an excellent “move” tight end.
68. Jacksonville Jaguars
Roderick Johnson, Offensive Tackle, Florida State
The Jaguars have made a lot of moves on defense in free agency, and still need to sprinkle in talent on their offense. They could use a young tackle to start developing, as they signed an older tackle to hold down the position for just a few years.
69. Los Angeles Rams
Alex Anzalone, Inside Linebacker, Florida
Alex Anzalone is very talented, and is an extremely active linebacker that loves to tackle. He would move inside in the NFL, where his skill set better fits. He has had some injuries, so he falls a bit further than where he would normally be drafted.
70. New York Jets
Ryan Anderson, Outside Linebacker, Alabama
The Jets have deficiencies at all levels on defense. Ryan Anderson has been well coached and is experienced.
71. Los Angeles Chargers
Curtis Samuel, Wide Receiver, Ohio State
Curtis Samuel is almost a hybrid wr/rb. He can be used all over the offense.
72. New England Patriots (from Panthers)
Antonio Garcia, Offensive Tackle (Guard), Troy
The Patriots are attacking free agency, but haven’t upgraded their offensive line. This could change in the draft, where they have spent a lot of draft picks to varying degress of success. Antonio Garcia has gained the attention of teams over the last few months, and has mostly been talked about as a guy that will slide inside in the NFL at guard.
73. Cincinnati Bengals
Zach Banner, Offensive Guard, USC
The Bengals had one of those years where contracts and free agency caused a little roster flux. This is a draft where they will follow their board with attention to their needs, but they aren’t pressed at any specific position.
74. Baltimore Ravens (from Eagles)
Dion Dawkins, Offensive Tackle, Temple
Hopefully, the Ravens will find some stability in their passing game. They have already started to build up their offensive line in free agency, but need to have a young, gifted tackle ready to take over in a year or two.
75. Buffalo Bills
JuJu Smith-Schuster, Wide Receiver, USC
The Bills have been hemorrhaging wide receivers in free agency. They have other more pressing needs, but getting a starter wide receiver in this draft is very important.
76. New Orleans Saints
Montravius Adams, Defensive Tackle, Auburn
The Saints continue to dedicate themselves to getting out of their major imbalance, and add another defensive player. This is the make or break year where they need to show major improvement on that side of the ball, and adding talent at all levels both in the draft and free agency is critical to the long term success of the franchise. The explosive Adams could add to the rotation that will have Rankins back this year.
77. Arizona Cardinals
Isaac Asiata, Offensive Guard, Utah
Arizona needs to solidify their offensive line, but it is not a big rebuild. They have some aging players and expiring contracts at certain positions as well.
78. Baltimore Ravens
Ethan Pocic, Center, LSU
The Ravens picked up a safety in free agency, so this pick moves to a center, a position of need for the Ravens. Pocic is the top center available in the draft, and can play guard as well.
79. Minnesota Vikings
Desmond King, Cornerback (Strong Safety), Iowa
Minnesota has Harrison Smith, but he is already 28, and Andrew Sendejo might be worth the money, but still has some coverage issues. King is an interesting prospect that looks like a slot corner of safety at the next level.
80. Indianapolis Colts
Connor Harris, Inside Linebacker, Lindenwood
The Colts added a major piece to their defensive line in free agency, and added some veterans to hold down spots and mentor younger players that they add in the draft. They have had a difficult time maintaining leads, and need a centerpiece to their defense that can be there for years to come.
81. Washington Redskins
Marcus Williams, Free Safety, Utah
D.J. Swearinger was added, but the Redskins need a lot of improvement to that positional group. Washington’s offense has really come together, and they have a new defensive coordinator this year to help keep them in games.
82. Denver Broncos
Eddie Vanderdoes, Defensive Tackle, UCLA
Denver could not stop the run last year, but have made some mid grade improvements through free agency. They will continue to add talent to their defensive front, and Vanderdoes is a guy that has gone very much under the radar during the draft process.
83. Tennessee Titans
Jordan Leggett, Tight End, Clemson
The Titans continue to add pieces to their offense, this time with a pass catching tight end.
84. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dede Westbrook, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma
Tampa Bay acquired a DeSean Jackson in free agency, but it doesn’t mean that they still don’t have a need. Dede Westbrook would give the Bucs a variety of wide receivers with complimentary skills.
85. Detroit Lions
Adam Shaheen, Tight End, Ashland
The Lions would love to run 12 personnel on offense, but would probably be looking for a specific type of tight end to complement Ebron. Shaheen would run a lot of interior routes, particularly the seam route while it would allow Ebron to operate more in space.
86. Minnesota Vikings (From Dolphins)
Tyus Bowser, Outside Linebacker, Houston
The Vikings defense could get more production from their linebacker core, and that is just a matter of adding some younger talent. Bowser is a playmaker, and would fit into to their defensive philosophy, and able to play immediately.
87. New York Giants
Dalvin Tomlinson, Defensive Tackle, Alabama
The Giants lost a major piece to their defense that they weren’t expecting. They have other talented players on their defensive front, so don’t need to panic, but should be adding a young tackle early in the draft.
88. Oakland Raiders
Dorian Johnson, Offensive Guard, Pittsburgh
The Raiders had an excellent offense last year, and the defense never really pulled it all together, but somehow lost their offensive coordinator and still have their defensive coordinator. Yes, they have an excellent offensive line, but they will need to have a few young, developmental players to keep it that way.
89. Houston Texans
Danny Isidora, Offensive Guard, Miami
They get an elite tight end early, and another piece to their dominating defense, but now they address an important need by grabbing an incredibly technically sound and reliable guard.
90. Seattle Seahawks
Julie’n Davenport, Offensive Tackle, Bucknell
The Seahawks offensive line last year was a big disappointment, and their additions in free agency were not major upgrades. Davenport is a long tackle prospect that has all of the physical attributes that teams are looking for in a left tackle prospect.
91. Kansas City Chiefs
Sidney Jones, Cornerback, Washington
The Chiefs have the luxury of being able to wait a bit on Jones, who falls to them because of his pro day injury.
92. Dallas Cowboys
Tanoh Kpassagnon, Defensive End, Villanova
The Cowboys would like to continue to rotate defensive lineman during the game, and adding another talented defensive lineman would be a great step at building that rotation. One of the most physically gifted players in the draft, Kpassagnon might not last this long, but if he does, he would be a project that is well worth it.
93. Green Bay Packers
Samaje Perine, Running Back, Oklahoma
The Packers were very streaky this year, finishing better than any other team. Perine is a very reliable, powerful running back that can pass protect and contribute in short yardage downs.
94. Pittsburgh Steelers
ArDarius Stewart, Wide Receiver, Alabama
The Steelers’ have probably the best qb-wr-rb trio in the league, but very much need some depth behind Brown. They have a young wr on the rise, but they haven’t established that full wide receiving core that they have been working on for several years.
95. Atlanta Falcons
Tim Williams, Outside Linebacker, Alabama
The Falcons can continue to build on their ability to pressure opposing quarterbacks by adding dynamic pass rushers and versatile playmakers on defense.
96. New England Patriots
Marlon Mack, Running Back, South Florida
A good fit for the Pats offense that relies on pass-catching running backs, Mack also excels at pass pro.
97. Miami Dolphins
Joe Mathis, Outside Linebacker, Washington
The Dolphins defense broke down primarily due to a lack of play from the linebacker core. Mathis was having an excellent year until his injury, and adding another piece to their linebacker core could allow them to be more versatile in their scheme.
98. Carolina Panthers
Bucky Hodges, Tight End, Virginia Tech
The Panthers could mold Hodges into the type of tight end that can be used all over the offensive line. He needs a lot of work on his blocking skills, though.
99. Philadelphia Eagles (from Ravens)
DeMarcus Walker, Defensive End, Florida State
The Eagles have added some nice pieces in free agency, but very much need an aggressive edge rusher.
100. Los Angeles Rams
Cameron Sutton, Cornerback, Tennessee
The Rams will be switching defensive schemes this year, and that means that their profile of what they consider an ideal cornerback has changed.
101. Denver Broncos
De’Angelo Henderson, Running Back, Coastal Carolina
The Broncos had a maddening time trying to run the ball and stopping the run last year. Look for them to address both of those deficiencies with additions early on in the draft. Defenders just bounce off of Henderson.
102. Seattle Seahawks
John Johnson, Free Safety, Boston College
Seattle started rebuilding a year ago, and has a safety that is teetering with retirement. They have had amazing luck with finding secondary players after the second round, and Johnson is a player with a lot of upside.
103. New Orleans Saints (from Patriots)
Jermaine Eluemunor, Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M
Eluemunor is just learning the game but has a high ceiling. He is agile, which works into the way that the Saints work the pocket around their QB.
104. Kansas City Chiefs
Anthony Walker, Inside Linebacker, Northwestern
The Chiefs have a glaring need at inside linebacker, and they grab a star in the first round and more of a thumper here.
105. Pittsburgh Steelers
Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Outside Linebacker, Tennessee
The Steelers thrive on having unique, versatile pass rushers from the linebacker position.
106. Seattle Seahawks
Devonte Fields, Outside Linebacker, Louisville
Seattle plays a pass rushing, aggressive style defense, and has found perfect players for their system in mid and late rounds. Fields flat out gets to the quarterback, and would fit very well in their pass rushing scheme.
107. New York Jets
Charles Walker, Defensive Tackle, Oklahoma
The Jets will need a defensive tackle very soon, and they are quietly rebuilding their team on both sides of the ball. Walker is an intriguing prospect as he holds up well against the run, but also gets into the backfield.