Round 5
PICK(OVR)PLAYER/SCHOOLPOSDRAFTED BYNOTES
  • A little bit of a reach here since he's coming off a knee injury and doesn't have great size or top end speed. On positive note, crafty route runner and isn't afraid to work the middle of the field.
  • White doesn't have the breakaway speed of a C.J. Spiller, but he's a tough, between-the-tackles runner who can also contribute on third down as a pass blocker and a pass catcher.
  • There are concerns about Sands' ability to hold up in coverage, but he has shown the ability to make a play on the ball when he's in position. He can contribute as a situational run stopper and on special teams.
  • There are concerns about Stanzi's decision making in the fourth quarter this year and his arm strength is just average, but he comes from a pro style offense and is accurate. His immediate goal is to compete with Brodie Croyle to backup Matt Cassel and without the pressure to start immediately, this is a good spot for him to develop his skills.
  • Sherman is a hard-nosed lead blocker and reliable receiver. He doesn't have a lot of experience running the ball, but what sets him apart is he is an excellent special teams player (63 special teams tackles in college). It's obvious the Cardinals are trying to change the culture by adding to their run game in this draft.
  • He had some problems staying healthy in college and he doesn't offer much in run support at this point, but he has the speed and enough agility to develop into an effective sub-package corner for the Browns.
  • Cannon could prove to be a steal here. He was one of the bigger stories heading into this week because he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, but he's expected to make a full recovery. He graded out as a second-round pick on film. He's a versatile player who can line up at eigther guard or tackle and barring any setback, the Patriots have made another strong move to rebuild that offensive line (Matt Light is a free agent and it appears the Pats will have a hard time signing Logan Mankins).
  • He doesn't have elite ball skills and doesn't show great burst out of his backpedal, but he's a good value here because of his size/speed blend and his willingness to play the run. He'll start as a sub-package defender, but has the ability to develop into a starter.
  • Miller is a reach here because he doesn't have any elite physical tools, but he does have solid intangibles and was a team captain. Flashes the ability to get to the QB with effort.
  • He is an H-back prospect who doesn't have the frame to develop into a in-line blocker but he is a tough, downfield blocker who should make immediate contributions as a receiver. He is yet another threat in the Packers' passing game.
  • He played at DT at Iowa and doesn't have a true fit in the NFL but he's a good pick here because he has a great motor, finds the ball and is a sound tackler. He gets the most out of his ability and is dependable.
  • There are some durability concerns when it comes to Thomas and he doesn't have great ball skills, but he does have enough speed and fluidity to develop into a No. 2 CB in time. In the meantime, he could contribute in sub packages and on special teams.
  • Keo makes up for his lack of ideal top-end speed with his instincts and positioning. Though he could take better pursuit angles at times, he is a willing run defender and powerful tackler. He will also make an immediate impact on special teams.
  • He doesn't have the size or top-end speed teams covet at RB but he's an overachiever and relentless competitor. He's quicker than fast with good vision and excellent balance.
  • Gomes is a SS-type player who excels against the run with good angles and technique as a tackler. He will have some limitations on the backend due to lack of fluidity and top-end speed.
  • Isaac possesses adequate size and overall movement skills. While he lacks elite top-end speed, he shows good awareness and ball skills and flashes good playmaking ability with the ball in his hands.
  • He is a straight-line WR who can stretch the field and shows above-average ball skills. However, he's a bit tight with his route running, which brings up concerns with his ability to consistently separate from man coverage.
  • Lewis is undersized but displays above-average vision and elite lateral quickness as a runner to get himself in and out traffic near the line of scrimmage.
  • He lacks elite height but is a former OT and shows above-average athleticism and lateral quickness. Concerns with him are his lack of work ethic, especially in the weight room.
  • He is undersized and slow but he is one of the more instinctive players in this year's draft. Black is a reliable tackler and playmaker when able to get in position.
  • Yates took a big step forward last year and has the pocket awareness and intangibles to develop into an effective backup at the next level. Some slight concerns with him are his lack of elite arm strength and spotty decision making.
  • Kerley lacks elite size but is a quick and polished route-runner who has adequate hands and can make plays after the catch. He also brings added value as a returner on special teams.
  • Sherman brings above-average size, range and ball skills as a CB. However, he is a bit tight when having to make sudden changes of direction and lacks elite instincts and awareness.
  • Paul is a big, physical WR with a RB's build who can contribute as a receiver after the catch and bring added value on special teams a returner. However, he is a bit tight as a route-runner and is a bit inconsistent catching the ball outside of his frame.
  • He has above-average movement skills and excellent top-end speed providing good range on the backend and is also a reliable tackler. However, LeGree lacks elite instincts and needs to be more disciplined in coverage.
  • He is undersized and lacks elite point-of-attack skills. However, he moves well laterally with above-average range and can hold up in coverage.
  • He is an instinctive, tough in-the-box safety who shows excellent strength and is a reliable tackler. However, Hines is going to have some problems in coverage due to lack of fluidity and top-end speed.
  • He is a hard-nosed in-line blocker who can move defenders off the ball and he has enough ball skills to develop into a reliable short-to-intermediate receiver.
  • He is a strong-armed QB with a good frame, but he's statuesque and has a hard time side stepping pressure. He also has to quicken his release. He is more of an old school QB adjusting to the new game.
  • He doesn't have elite size for a guard prospect but his low center of gravity make him a solid in-line blocker and he has the balance to stay in front of defenders in pass protection.
  • He lacks elite size and strength at the point of attack, however, he does flash some upside as a pass-rusher with an above-average first step. He is a good fit as an OLB in the Steelers' 3-4 scheme.
  • He is a limited athlete but is a tough as they come and plays with a nasty disposition. In addition he has enough short-area quickness and strength to develop as an effective reserve.
  • He has good size, top-end speed and range on the outside, however, he vastly needs to improve his tackling and natural instincts at this point.
  • McPhee brings great strength and plays with leverage at the point of attack. However, he is a limited athlete and needs development as a pass-rusher at this point.