Draft Order NFL: 2017 NFL Draft Order 145. Cleveland Browns 1-15-0, 146. San Francisco 49ers 2-14-0, 147. Chicago Bears 3-13-0, 148. Jacksonville Jaguars 3-13-0, 149. Los Angeles Rams 4-12-0, 150. New York Jets 5-11-0, 151. Los Angeles Chargers 5-11-0, 152. Carolina Panthers 6-10-0, 153. Cincinnati Bengals 6-9-1, 154. Washington Redskins (from New Orleans Saints) 7-9-0, 155. Philadelphia Eagles 7-9-0, 156. Buffalo Bills 7-9-0, 157. Arizona Cardinals 7-8-1, 158. Indianapolis Colts 8-8-0, 159. Baltimore Ravens 8-8-0, 160. Minnesota Vikings 8-8-0, 161. Washington Redskins 8-7-1, 162. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9-7-0, 163. New England Patriots (from Denver Broncos) 9-7-0, 164. Tennessee Titans 9-7-0, 165. Detroit Lions 9-7-0, 166. Miami Dolphins 10-6-0, 167. New York Giants 11-5-0, 168. Oakland Raiders 12-4-0, 169. Houston Texans 9-7-0, 170. Kansas City Chiefs 12-4-0, 171. Buffalo Bills (from Dallas Cowboys) 13-3-0, 172. Green Bay Packers 10-6-0, 173. Pittsburgh Steelers 11-5-0, 174. Atlanta Falcons 11-5-0, 175. Cleveland Browns (from New England Patriots) 14-2-0, 176. Cincinnati Bengals (Compensation Pick), 177. Denver Broncos (Compensation Pick), 178. Miami Dolphins (Compensation Pick), 179. Arizona Cardinals (Compensation Pick), 180. Kansas City Chiefs (Compensation Pick), 181. Cleveland Browns (Compensation Pick), 182. Green Bay Packers (Compensation Pick), 183. New England Patriots (Compensation Pick), 184. Miami Dolphins (Compensation Pick)

2017 NFL Mock Draft: 7 Rounds

Round 5

Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: March 21, 2017 with updates every Tuesday leading up to Draft Day.

  1. Cleveland Browns: Matt Dayes, RB, North Carolina State

    Cleveland drafts a running back for depth. Matt Dayes is an absolute steal in the fifth round. The 5-8 207 lb Matt Dayes had 249 carries, 1,860 rushing yards, 10 rushing touchdowns, 23 receptions, and 367 receiving yards in 2016.

    Matt Dayes has tremendous speed and ball carrier vision. Dayes is hands down the best blocker in the entire 2017 NFL Draft. North Carolina State's running back has tremendous pass protection and can give a quarterback more time in the pocket. Dayes also has the ability to catch passes out of the backfield.

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  2. San Francisco 49ers: Eric Saubert, TE, Drake

    Eric Saubert compliments Vance McDonald perfectly. It's hard to see the 49ers passing on Saubert at this point.

    Previous Pick: Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson

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  3. Chicago Bears: Jake Butt, TE, Michigan

    Chicago needs a #2 tight end. Jake Butt is the best tight end remaining and would be a great replacement for Logan Paulsen.

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  4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Shaquill Griffin, CB, Central Florida

    Jacksonville is going to take a cornerback for depth at some point to challenge Aaron Colvin for the dime role. I have a fourth round grade on Shaquill Griffin following the 2017 NF Combine. Griffin lined up at cornerback and safety at Central Florida.

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  5. Los Angeles Rams: Josh Harvey-Clemons, FS, Louisville

    The Rams are going to need a safety if T.J. McDonald leaves. Josh Harvey-Clemons is a good addition at this point.

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  6. New York Jets: Kyle Fuller, C, Baylor

    The Jets draft a center here. Baylor center Kyle Fuller is the top center available even though he's a huge reach.

    Previous Pick: Jon Toth, C, Kentucky

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  7. Los Angeles Chargers: Jerod Evans, QB, Virginia Tech

    The 6-4 235 lbs Jerod Evans had 3,552 passing yards, 29 passing touchdowns, 846 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, 4,398 total yards, 41 total touchdowns, a 63.5 completion percentage, and 8 interceptions. Evans had the statistics you look for in a starting quarterback. Los Angeles can take a flyer on Evans at quarterback after addressing their other needs in the first four rounds.

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  8. Carolina Panthers: Jake Replogle, DT, Purdue

    Purdue defensive tackle Jake Replogle may be a player to keep an eye on. Replogle really stood out when I watched his tape.

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  9. Cincinnati Bengals: Marlon Mack, RB, South Florida

    Cincinnati gets a running back for depth to replace Rex Burkhead. Marlon Mack has three seasons of over 1,000 rushing yards.

    Previous Pick: Kyle Fuller, C, Baylor

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  10. Washington Redskins: Jarron Jones, NT, Notre Dame

    The Redskins go with a Jarron Jones. Notre Dame's defensive tackle has the versatility to play anywhere at 3-4 right end, 3-4 nose tackle, or 3-4 left end. Washington can take a flyer on Jones at this point hoping he pushes Ziggy Hood for the nose tackle job in the Nations Capital.

    Previous Pick: Roman Buchanan, SS, South Alabama

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  11. Philadelphia Eagles: Riley Bullough, MLB, Michigan State

    The Philadelphia Eagles draft a middle linebacker for depth. Riley Bullough is a solid middle linebacker at this point.

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  12. Buffalo Bills: John Johnson, SS, Boston College

    Buffalo gets another safety for depth. John Johnson is versatile enough to play anywhere on the secondary. Johnson looked faster in Mobile, but I'm not sure he did enough to stand out.

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  13. Arizona Cardinals: Fish Smithson, SS, Kansas

    Arizona grabs a strong safety here since the Cardinals lose two strong safeties to Free Agency. Fish Smithson makes a lot of sense at this point. Even with the addition of Antoine Bethea, Smithson is a great depth player to develop behind Bethea.

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  14. Indianapolis Colts: Delano Hill, SS, Michigan

    The Colts may end up getting a safety here. They got Clayton Geathers and T.J. Green who are quality safeties, but getting someone like Delano Hill for depth doesn't hurt at this point.

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  15. Baltimore Ravens: Montae Nicholson, SS, Michigan State

    The Baltimore Ravens will draft a safety for depth. Montae Nicholson played wide receiver and safety at Gateway High School. He converted to safety full time at Michigan State and played both safety roles before running a 4.42 at the 2017 NFL Combine.

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  16. Minnesota Vikings: Justin Senior, RT, Mississippi State

    The Minnesota Vikings get their right tackle in the fifth round. Justin Senior is a great potential right tackle for the Vikings here.

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  17. San Francisco 49ers: Jeremy McNichols, RB, Boise State

    The 5-9 214 lb Jeremy McNichols makes a lot of sense here. McNichols lacks the ball carrier vision to start, but has three seasons of 1,000 rushing yards and would thrive with San Francisco's offense as a complimentary back to Carlos Hyde.

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  18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado

    Tampa Bay drafts a nickel cornerback for depth here. Ahkello Withersppon is the top cornerback on the board.

    Previous Pick: Kevin King, CB, Washington

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  19. New England Patriots: Jeremy Cutrer, CB, Middle Tennessee State

    New England gets a cornerback for depth. Jeremy Cutrer is the top cornerback available.

    Previous Pick: Marlon Mack, RB, South Florida

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  20. Tennessee Titans: Ezra Robinson, CB, Tennessee State

    Tennessee added Logan Ryan to compliment Jason McCourty. A nickel cornerback for depth is still needed though.

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  21. Detroit Lions: Austin Carr, WR, Northwestern

    Detroit loses Anquan Boldin and Andre Roberts to Free Agency. A slot receiver may be needed at some point. Austin Carr had 90 receptions, 1,247 receiving yards, and 12 receiving touchdowns in 2016. Carr got by Gareon Conley on a few plays with his tape despite playing in the 2017 East West Shrine game instead of the Senior Bowl. Detroit can get another receiver here.

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  22. Miami Dolphins: Jordan Morgan, LG, Kutztown

    Miami will need a left guard with the team expected to move Laremy Tunsil to left tackle and trade Branden Albert to Jacksonville. Jordan Morgan is such a steal at this point that its not even funny.

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  23. New York Giants: Roderick Johnson, LT, Florida State

    New York drafts a left tackle to groom behind Ereck Flowers. Roderick Johnson is a good value pick at this point.

    Previous Pick: Vince Biegel, LOLB, Wisconsin

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  24. Oakland Raiders: David Sharpe, RT, Florida

    David Sharpe gives the Oakland Raiders a right tackle for depth in the fifth round. I don't trust Marshall Newhouse plus the other problem is no immediate starters at middle linebacker are available at this point. Sharpe can come into Oakland to develop his footwork.

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  25. Houston Texans: D.J. Jones, NT, Ole Miss

    Houston grabs the 6-0 321 lb D.J. Jones. He compliments D.J. Reader perfectly here.

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  26. Kansas City Chiefs: Josh Augusta, NT, Missouri

    The 6-4 337 lb Josh Augusta has the versatility to play 4-3 defensive tackle, 3-4 left end, or 3-4 nose tackle. Augusta was a player I loved back in the preseason, but a poor season really hurt his stock.

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  27. Buffalo Bills: Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida

    Buffalo drafts a defensive tackle for depth. Caleb Brantley is a bargain at this spot.

    Previous Pick: Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Alabama

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  28. Green Bay Packers: Tarik Cohen, RB, North Carolina AT&T

    The Green Bay Packers need a running back for depth. Tarik Cohen is a beast and a steal in the fifth round.

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  29. Pittsburgh Steelers: Josh Reynolds, WR, Texas A&M

    Pittsburgh adds another wide receiver for depth here. The 6-4 190 lb Josh Reynolds impressed some in Mobile. Pittsburgh taking him here to replace Markus Wheaton is a tremendous value pick. Karlos Williams can compliment Le'veon Bell at running back for now while Pittsburgh takes another receiver to develop after getting Robert Davis in the third round.

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  30. Atlanta Falcons: Ryan Switzer, WR, North Carolina

    Atlanta gets another weapon for Matt Ryan. Aldrick Robinson and Eric Weems are Free Agents even though Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, Taylor Gabriel, and Justin Hardy are under contract. Ryan Switzer had an awesome week in Mobile.

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  31. Cleveland Browns: Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky

    The Browns get someone to compete for depth at wide receiver. Cleveland has Corey Coleman and Kenny Britt on the outside, but Taywan Taylor compliments both in the slot perfectly.

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  32. Cincinnati Bengals: Zane Gonzalez, K, Arizona State

    Cincinnati gets the 176th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Atlanta Falcons signed wide receiver Mohamed Sanu in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Sanu became a Free Agent in 2016.

    Zane Gonzalez went 23/25 on field goals in 2016 and 7/9 with field goals from 50 or more yards. Neither Mike Nugent or Randy Bullock stepped up and you can argue that the Bengals would be 10-5 instead of 5-9-1 with a competent kicker this season. Drafting Zane Gonzalez solves this problem.

    Previous Pick: Charles Walker, DT, Oklahoma

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  33. Denver Broncos: Greg Pyke, RG, Georgia

    Denver gets the 177th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Chicago Bears signed 3-4 middle linebacker Danny Trevathian in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Trevathian became a Free Agent in 2016.

    Denver drafts a right guard here. Greg Pyke has experience starting at right guard.

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  34. Miami Dolphins: Danny Isidora, RG, Miami FL

    Miami gets the 178th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Houston Texans signed running back Lamar Miller in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Miller became a Free Agent in 2016.

    Miami addresses their final need at right guard. The hometown Danny Isidora gives the Dolphins their final starter.

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  35. Arizona Cardinals: Tanner Gentry, WR, Wyoming

    Arizona gets the 179th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Chicago Bears signed right tackle Bobbie Massie in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Massie became a Free Agent in 2016.

    The 6-2 210 lb Tanner Gentry had a superb senior season in 2016. Gentry had 72 receptions, 1,326 receiving yards, and 14 receiving touchdowns. Gentry is someone the Cardinals can get in the fifth round.

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  36. Kansas City Chiefs: Trent Taylor, WR, Louisiana Tech

    Kansas City gets the 180th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Philadelphia Eagles signed quarterback Chase Daniel in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Daniel became a Free Agent in 2016.

    Trent Taylor had his best season yet with 136 receptions, 1,803 receiving yards, and 12 receiving touchdowns. Trent Taylor accepted an invite to the 2017 Senior Bowl and will be facing bigger and more battle tested cornerbacks that are graded higher than him, but did well against those cornerbacks.

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  37. Cleveland Browns: Billy Brown, TE, Shepherd

    Cleveland gets the 181st pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the San Diego Chargers signed wide receiver Travis Benjamin in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Benjamin became a Free Agent in 2016. I know their the Los Angeles Chargers now.

    The Browns get a tight end that is versatile enough to play wide receiver. Billy Brown makes so much sense here.

    Previous Pick: Lorenzo James, SS, Saint Francis

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  38. Green Bay Packers: Taylor Moton, RG, Western Michigan

    Green Bay gets the 182nd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the San Diego Chargers signed cornerback Casey Heyward in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Heyward became a Free Agent in 2016.

    The Green Bay Packers draft a right guard. Taylor Moton is worse than Willie Beavers, but one can argue that he's the top right guard at this point.

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  39. New England Patriots: Mitchell Shegos, WR, Notre Dame Ohio

    New England gets the 183rd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Chicago Bears signed left end Akiem Hicks in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Hicks became a Free Agent in 2016.

    New England uses this pick on a developmental player. Chris Hogan has jumped Danny Amendola as the #2 receiver on this roster.

    Danny Amendola is a Free Agent. Malcolm Mitchell didn't look too confident after drawing a false start penalty that killed a potential drive. The 6-2 200 lb Mitchell Shegos had 78 catches for 1,086 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns in 2015. Shegos had 75 receptions, 1,097 receiving yards, and 12 receiving touchdowns in 2016. Shegos does a better job making yards after the catch than a lot of FBS receivers on tape in the 2017 NFL Draft. Shegos seems like an obvious fit for the Patriots since he has the hands, size, route running, jumping, and ability to catch in traffic that teams covet. Shegos led Notre Dame Ohio to a 9-2 record in 2016.

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  40. Miami Dolphins: Ben Gedeon, MLB, Michigan

    Miami gets the 184th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft as a compensation pick. They get this pick because the Tennessee Titans signed wide receiver Rishard Matthews in the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period after Matthews became a Free Agent in 2016.

    Miami gets a middle linebacker here. Ben Gedeon provides depth at the middle linebacker position and is someone Miami can develop behind Lawrence Timmons for a few years.

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