Round 5
  • Hoomanawanui is never going to be a down-the-field threat and will have a tough time separating from man coverage. Still, he has the size and toughness to develop into an effective inline blocker and productive red zone target.
  • Chancellor brings a big, physical presence at safety. He displayed adequate range at the point, but he lacks fluidity and top-end speed to hold up in man coverage. He is going to be a safety who plays near the box and contributes on special teams. He has the size to be moved to outside linebacker if necessary.
  • Sapp is an undesized defensive end who brings good athleticism, quickness and agility. He lacks in terms of overall toughness, instincts and can get controlled when caught in phone booth situations. He needs refining as a pass-rusher, but has great upside in this department.
  • Franks is a very smooth overall athlete with adequate size for the position. The problem is he is lacking in terms of anticipation and route-recognition skills. While he shows average top-end speed, he is going to struggle when caught out of position.
  • Lewis is a smart, instinctive safety who lacks elite athleticism, but makes up for it with good angles to the point and a quick diagnosis on plays. In addition, he is a reliable open-field tacker and possesses above-average ball skills. His lack of top-end speed may be a reason he comes off the board in the fifth round.
  • Cox was potentially a second- or third-round talent. Off-the-field issues, however, caused him to drop to Round 5. Still, he shows enough instincts, route recognition and ball skills to bring good value at this point. He will join an aging secondary that needs an infusion of youth.
  • McFadden is an undersized slot corner or nickel back, but he moves very well. He has the fluid hips and burst to stay with receivers in man coverage and is fast enough to turn and run.
  • Conner is one of the top fullbacks in this year's draft. We like his strength and power at the point of attack and his ability read his keys. He should be able to contribute on special teams. He could be the heir apparent to Tony Richardson.
  • Wang is light on his feet for the position. He does a good job getting into solid initial position and is a gifted run-blocker. He possesses a slim lower half and lacks elite inline power. In addition, he must do a better job of sinking his hips and anchoring against bull-rush attempts. On the positive side, he has good upside if he can get stronger in his lower half. The Bills definitely needed a left tackle moving forward.
  • Moore is a fluid overall athlete with good short-area burst. He does a good job locating and playing the ball. However, his lack of long speed puts a restriction on his overall range and he needs to get tougher in run support.
  • Sheffield will be a nice fit in KC. He has the size and athletic ability to translate to a rush-end position in the Chiefs' 3-4 front. He is not an elite athlete, but he has enough strength and overall quickness to double move back inside with his pass rush. He also plays with good leverage to keep outside contain against the run.
  • Hart's going to have to transition to the SAM linebacker position in Jacksonville. He has adequate overall instincts and usually plays with good leverage, but he can get engulfed when teams run at him. He'll need some time to transition from defensive end and learn the instincts, angles and awareness both when in pursuit and dropping into coverage.
  • He is a bit tight in terms of ability to turn and run. Plus, his speed is deficient as well, what you like about him is his route recognition and ball skills. He could provide depth as a sub package nickel back.
  • Carroll is blessed with great size and top-end speed. He has all the physical skills to develop into a very good starter, but he lacks natural instincts at times and can get caught out of position. In addition, he only played two games this year before breaking his leg, but if able to recover, he will bring excellent return at this spot.
  • One of the few, if not the only, true two-gap defensive tackles left in this draft. While Thomas has the size and anchor to hold up against double teams, he needs to play with more consistent leverage.
  • He plays with good strength and leverage, however, he needs to learn to play more under control and develop better awareness in pass-protection.
  • Johnson is a smart, instinctive player who can provide help in the backend for the Titans. He lacks overall bulk and won't provide much as a run defender, but does have the ability to locate and play the ball.
  • Davis is an interesting prospect due to his strength, power and explosion. He plays with good leverage and has good heavy, quick hands. He still needs polishing from an overall technique standpoint, but could be a steal based on his upside.
  • He has a great leg and good accuracy. Chris Hanson is still unsigned and David King was the only punter left on the roster.
  • Scott has experience playing tackle and guard. He moves his feet well, but is not quick enough to play outside. He has to get stronger at the top of his pass set.
  • He has the size and upper-body strength to play at the NFL level, but we feel he is a reach here. However, there are concerns about his ability to transition to the NFL from Eastern Illinois.
  • He isn't going to be as productive rushing the passer as he was at Murray State. He's not very athleric and needs to work on his closing speed. However, he is a relentless pass-rusher that can disrupt the quarterback. His best fit is as a left end in 4-3 defense.
  • Quarless has great upside as far as physical tools and athleticism. He has been deemed an underachiever over his career and we question his ability to do the dirty work over the middle. That said, he could easily become a backup behind Jermichael Finley.
  • Skelton may have the strongest arm in this year's class and possesses prototypical size for an NFL quarterback. He needs to develop more willingness to be coached and a stronger commitment to the game.
  • Reed brings great value at this pick. He may have some of the better ball skills in this year's receiver class. He is a polished route runner, shows great toughness going over the middle and can run the entire route tree.
  • It comes as no surprise he fell this far due to his durability issues, but when healthy he is one of the better one-gap run stoppers in the draft. He comes from a wrestling background and plays with good leverage.
  • Tennant is a classic overachiever, who can get in position and wall off defenders. However, he's not great in pass-protection and is not going to be able to move nose tackles off the ball. He could develop into a starter, but will most likely be a valuable backup.
  • Cooper is a possession receiver with good size and quality hands. He also does a good job of using his body and frame to shield defenders from the ball. That said, he lacks the suddenness and quick-twitched capabilities to consistenlty separate.
  • Asante doesn't project as a playmaker at the NFL level. He doesn't show great hands or time his jumps well. In addition, he lacks ideal hip fluidity and recovery speed. On the other hand, he's a tough run-stopper who fills hard and flashes the ability to deliver the big hit. He also has enough range to cover the deep half of the field when he makes sounds reads.
  • DeGeare certainly has the frame, bulk and punch to develop into a starting guard in the NFL. He may need to lose some of that bulk; he wears down quickly and he is going to have a hard time holding his own in pass protection working against quicker, athletic one-gap pass-rushers.
  • Eldridge is limited athletically, and he is never going to be a big-play threat. Still, he's an excellent blocker who started at center and guard for Oklahoma last year. He's going to have a hard time separating in coverage, but he's can box out defenders and make plays in traffic.
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  • There are concerns about Jones' instincts and overall aggressiveness in coverage. However, he could be one of the steals of this draft. He has prototypical size and speed. He is willing to step up in run support and is becoming a playmaker in coverage.
  • There's a lot to like about Butler's height, weight, speed combination. He closes quickly when wideouts catch the ball in front of him. Still, he has stiff hips and will struggle to turn and run. He also should be more aggressive and tougher in run support.
  • Meier's favorable size and is an adequate athlete for the position. While he shows good ball skills, he lacks suddenness and explosion to consistently create separation at the next level. He's going to be a possession receiver.
  • Sylvester has subpar instincts and he looks stiff in space. He projects as an NFL backup because of his ability to get to the quarterback and toughness.
  • Triplett is another two-down inside linebacker who needs to be protected in coverage. He is, however, a relentless run defender who is coming off a productive senior season. He can hold his ground when teams run at him. Although he could stand to improve in this area, he can get off blocks.
  • Crompton has all the physical skills for the NFL with good size and a pro-style arm. Mentally he has a lot of developing to do. His anticipation skills and ability to get to his second and third progression must improve. He has some upside as a late developmental pick.
  • Newhouse has good size and inline power. The problem is he is a limited athlete who lacks overall balance with his play and falls off blocks too easily.