Green Bay drafts a siutational running back for depth. Ronald Jones lacks the pass protection to be a starter, but he could be a great situational back in the right system because of his speed and abiity to catch out of the backfield. His vision is up and down some moments he has superb vision other times his vision is subpar. Green Bay has Aaron Jones as their starter so getting Ronald Jones to compliment him is a nice way to start the fifth round.
The Giants are going to get a swing tackle at some point. TCU left tackle Joseph Noteboom showed the versatility to play left tackle or right tackle during the 2018 Senior Bowl. He also impressed at the 2018 NFL Combine before dominating TCU's Pro Day. Noteboom has been so consistent throughout the draft process that some scouts have a day 2 grade on him. I've got an early fifth on him, but like Ronald Jones it's possible a team reaches for him on day 2. I see a very good swing tackle and long-term backup in the league.
Indianapolis gets a cornerback for depth here. One player I really like as a backup is Rashaan Gaulden who is capable of playing everywhere on the secondary despite being someone I project as a backup in the NFL.
I did a film session of Rashaan Gaulden. He's extremely versatile and may be the most versatile defensive back in the SEC not named Minkah Fitzpatrick.
The Seahawks get an offensive tackle for depth here. Jamil Demby can play left tackle, left guard, center, right guard, right tackle, or tight end with his versatility. Seattle adds him for depth on the offensive line here.
Washington gets a safety for depth who may have to start short-term due to how thin Washington is at safety. Washington still hasn't drafted a safety in the fifth round, this is a position they need multiple starters at.
The 49ers gets a number two tight end to compliment George Kittle giving Jimmy Garroppolo a two tight end set in San Francisco. Kittle impressed without Vance McDonald even though he was supposed to compliment McDonald. Now San Francisco gets Troy Fumagalli here to compliment Kittle as a high end number two tight end.
Tampa Bay gets offensive tackle depth. Brandon Parker can be a very good swing tackle behind Donovan Smith and Demar Dotson during his rookie season. I see a career backup, but Tampa Bay is one place that needs offensive line help and its a place where Parker may get an opportunity sooner rather than later to potentially become Jameis Winston's blindside.
Arden Key ran a 4.85 40-time at LSU's Pro Day after not running the 40-time in the 2018 NFL Combine while weighing in at 6-3 238 lbs. Key was someone I dropped to round 3 based on bad tape, but he rebounded at the 2018 NFL Combine. He struggled at his Pro Day though and I now have a fifth round grade on him because he was expected to have 4.4 speed. I feel like Chicago would still take a flyer on a guy we once mocked third overall to Chicago at this point just because they'd get the opportunity to develop them.
The Seattle Seahawks lost Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson at tight end. They got Nick Vannett their third string tight end and no competition behind him. Cam Serigne and Nick Vannett are not guys you want starting at tight end with both being good backups, but Seattle lets those two compete for the tight end job and if neither one steps up, Seattle can upgrade tight end in 2019.
New Orleans gets a defensive tackle for depth. Justin Jones is a good depth player who provides someone who can clog running lanes. The downside is he's only a two down player, but he's got great value here in the fifth round.
Pittsburgh hasn't grabbed a middle linebacker for depth. Micah Kiser had great 2016 tape. His big issue was winning blocks at the point of attack. If he can correct that and apply what he learns from having someone like Ryan Shazier as a mentor he could become one of the steals of the draft and possibly Pittsburgh's best linebacker out of Virginia since James Farrior.
The Browns get an offensive tackle for depth here. Jack Campos hasn't gotten a lot of attention from the media, but he looked like someone with second round tape at one point. Scouts haven't given him any opportunities to showcase what he can do in the draft process. He's a day 3 pick without a Senior Bowl Invite or a Combine invite. He's someone that provides depth at offensive tackle behind left tackle Spencer Drango and right tackle Chris Hubbard.
With Cleveland having Drango and Campos as the backup left tackle while Hubbard and Shon Coleman plays backup right tackle, it's the best the Browns can do. It's not an ideal situation, but its gonna be the offensive tackle situation for Cleveland heading into the 2018 NFL Season in this mock draft.
Cincinnati gets a running back for depth. Sony Michel has great vision and a lot of skill as a north and south runner. There's more to being a running back than being a North and South runner though. Michel lost 9 fumbles in 2017 and he's not dominant in pass protection like Nick Chubb is. He also has to deal with the durability stigma that Chubb gets, but in this situation he goes to Cincinnati where he can take over for Jeremy Hill as a depth player.
Detroit gets a second linebacker who can play 3-4 middle linebacker next to Jarrad Davis in a 3-4 defense. They also add depth behind Davis for the 4-3 defense with Detrtoit now operating a hybrid defense.
Baltimore takes the best player on the board. Matthew Thomas is better than Kamalei Correa. He's extremely undersized though and can develop by adding some muscle by starting out as a depth player though.
The Los Angeles Chargers need multiple safeties, yet haven't drafted one yet because they tend to take the best player on their board rather than address needs head on like a lot of NFL teams. Quin Blanding has third round tape and seventh round speed. His lack of athleticism is what makes him a day 3 pick despite his outstanding playmaking at times. He'd be good for the Chargers to stash for depth though.
Philadelphia adds a linebacker for depth. Chris Worley is versatile enough to play 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 middle linebacker, and 4-3 left outside linebacker. The downside is Worley isn't a 3-4 linebacker and is limited to a 4-3 scheme, but he's a nice depth fit for Philadelhpia who runs a 4-3 here.
Cincinnati grabs a tight end for depth. Ian Thomas ran a 4.43 40-time at Indiana's Pro Day. Some believe Thomas could be the best tight end in this draft, and have Thomas going as early as the second round. He's done enough to warrant consideration for the Bengals at this point in the fifth round in a depth role.
The Raiders get a wide receiver for depth here. Jaleel Scott out of New Mexico State has some acrobatic catches in the end zone and shows flashes of Odell Beckham Jr. like reflexes on tape. I don't think he's got the ceiling to be a starter, but he could be a great depth player with far superior athleticism compared to someone like Andre Holmes.
The Broncos get Jaryd Jones-Smith as a right tackle for depth behind Jared Veldheer. This is a nice value pick by Denver here securing depth at right tackle late in the draft because while Veldheer is a very good starter he managed to stay healthy in 2017 even after a season ending injury in 2016.
Carolina lost Star Lotulelei, but they grab his little brother for depth behind Kawaan Short, Dontari Poe, and 2016 first round pick Vernon Butler who can step in behind Poe if Poe gets injured making Lowell Lotulelei, the reserve guy who rounds out Carolina's core of defensive tackles.
The Saints get a future center. Coleman Shelton is versatile enough to play left tackle, left guard, center, right guard, or right tackle. He's very versatile and was one of my favorites at the beginning of the draft process. He hikes the ball with his left hand instead of his right hand and NFL teams are rubbed the wrong way by that so he's gonna fall to day 3 as a result. I think the Saints can gamble on him here in the fifth round though.
The Seahawks get a running back for depth here. Phillip Lindsay is small, but his two big issues were vision and pass protection. He fixed his vision at the 2018 East West Shrine Game with a fantastic week there. He also dominated Colorado's Pro Day and showed why he was snubbed from the 2018 NFL Combine. Seattle adds Lindsay for depth here.
Cincinnati got this compensation pick at 170 thanks to Andew Whitworth signing with the Los Angeles Rams. Timon Parris is versatile enough to play left tackle, left guard, right guard, or right tackle. Cincinnati grabs Parris for depth here. If he's completely healthy, he may be able to move into the right guard spot right away.
Dallas got this compensation pick at 171 thanks to Barry Church signing with Jacksonville. Nebraska left tackle Nick Gates did a fantastic job protecting Tanner Lee's blindside making him look much better than he really is on tape. Gates is versatile enough to play left tackle, left guard, center, right guard, or right tackle when you watch him on tape.
Green Bay got this compensation pick at 172 thanks to Micah Hyde signing with Buffalo. I don't think Kurt Benkert has the upside of Brett Hundley or DeShone Kizer. Green Bay still brings him in to keep those backup quarterbacks on a swivel.
Dallas got this compensation pick at 173 thanks to Brandon Carr signing with Baltimore. They traded this compensation pick to the Oakland Raiders though. Oakland uses this pick to get depth off the edge. Marcel Frazier is the top pass rusher on my board.
Green Bay got this compensation pick at 174 thanks to J.C. Tretter signing with Cleveland. Green Bay has Cory Linsley as their starting center. Depth is needed and Scott Quessenberry gives Green Bay that depth at center to wrap up the fifth round.