Jacksonville has C.J. Henderson and Shquill Griffin. A third nickel cornerback is needed. Mark Gilbert ran a good 40 time and seems like he recovered from his two season ending injuries after once being considered a dark horse prospect to be a first round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
New York doesn't have a fullback on their depth chart. Ben Mason is my favorite fullback in this draft. He's probably the only fullback in this draft who has a chance to develop into a Pro Bowl caliber fullback.
Houston drafts a nose tackle here. The 6-3 319 lb Florida State nose tackle Marvin Wilson was once considered the top defensive tackle in this draft before an awful 2020 season and an even worse 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl where Grambling State's David Moore knocked Marvin Wilson flat on his ass. Marvin Wilson allows you to keep Ross Blacklock in a 3-4 defensive end role now that J.J. Watt is no longer on the Houston Texans.
The 6-0 190 lb Paris Ford can play strong safety or free safety with his versatility. He's mainly a zone coverage safety that will only thrive in a cover 2, cover 3, or cover 4 scheme. Atlanta needs multiple safeties so they take Paris Ford despite his 4.83 40-time at Pittsburgh's Pro Day.
Cincinnati grabs their replacement to Giovani Bernard here. Kylin Hill does everything you want a running back to do on tape. I have a fourth round grade on Kylin Hill so to get him here in the fifth round as a backup to Joe Mixon is an absolute steal for the Cincinnati Bengals.
The 6-4 306 lb Michal Menet can pass block, run block, and zone block effectively on the offensive line. He is a good center prospect since he was able to beat out Connor McGovern for the center job at Penn State as a sophomore redshirt in 2018. He's a good player for Carolina to develop for the future behind Matt Paradis.
I posted a film cut of Penn State center Michal Menet VS Penn State. Go ahead and check it out.
Denver grabs a nickel cornerback to develop for the future. Ambry Thomas is still available and would provide some good depth at cornerback on a core that features Kyle Fuller, Ronald Darby, and Bryce Callahan in the nickel.
The 5-10 216 lb Larry Rountree III had 972 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns in 2020 despite having under 1,000 rushing yards. He also did well at the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl. Even though he's got the upside to be an NFL starter, he won't be anything more than a backup to D'Andre Swift in Detroit unless Swift gets injured again in 2021.
I posted a film cut of Missouri running back Larry Rountree III VS Mississippi State. Larry Rountree III looked incredible on tape versus Mississippi State.
New York needs a cornerback next to Bryce Hall. Olijah Griffin is one of the top cornerbacks left on the board and he's the best value pick at cornerback for the New York Jets. Excels when defending in the red zone and in goal line situations using his coverage.
Minnesota finally takes a left tackle in the fifth round since the Vikings only have one left tackle on their depth chart. Jaylon Moore is a high end backup and the only offensive tackle I have a fifth round grade on. He had a good week at the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl. He can't be worse than former Western Michigan offensive tackle Willie Beavers who the Vikings drafted.
Arizona grabs the only fifth round tight end as a backup to Maxx Williams here. Tre McKitty had a strong 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl week despite barely getting a backup grade compared to a starter grade. McKitty will begin his career as a high end backup in Arizona.
Tony Fields II is versatile enough to play 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 middle linebacker, or 4-3 left outside linebacker. Buffalo has A.J. Klein, Tremaine Edmunds, and Matt Milano. Obviously Tony Fields II would be in a depth role on Buffalo assuming the Bills draft a linebacker to groom behind Klein.
I'm not sold on Bryan Edwards or any of the journeyman Free Agents that the Raiders brought in as complimentary options to Henry Ruggs III. The Las Vegas Raiders add another receiver who could be a depth option with Indiana wide receiver Whop Philyor with this selection.
The Washington Football team has a very strong defensive line with Chase Young at 4-3 right end, Jonathan Allen at 4-3 defensive tackle, Da'Ron Payne at 4-3 defensive tackle, and Montez Sweat at 4-3 left end. They grab a pass rusher for depth off the edge with Ryan Kerrigan gone. Tarron Jackson is a very good backup defensive end who will thrive on a defensive line with this much overall talent.
With Tashaun Gipson gone, a starting safety next to Eddie Jackson is needed. Jacoby Stevens is someone who you can get on day 3 who may be able to come in as a rookie and contribute next to Eddie Jackson.
Tennessee drafts a backup quarterback to Ryan Tannehill. Sam Ehlinger is the only quarterback with a fifth round grade on my board. Tennessee took Cole McDonald on day 3 before cutting him in training camp. That means its back to the drawing board to find a viable backup quarterback for Tennessee.
Kendrick Green would be a good right guard for depth for the Las Vegas Raiders to add. He's good enough to be a backup guard, but doesn't seem like someone with the ceiling to be a future starter despite his strong Pro Day and athleticism.
Minnesota grabs a running back for depth behind Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison. Jaret Patterson has the upside to develop into a future starter, but in this role he starts out as a third stringer giving Minnesota very good depth at running back regardless of who is healthy at running back.
Cleveland got one receiver earlier to replace Rashard Higgins. Now they draft a receiver who will learn under Odell Beckham Jr. for a few years before getting an opportunity to replace Odell Beckham Jr. when he enters his contract year in 2024.
Jacksonville has D.J. Chark, Laviska Shenault Jr., and their third round pick in my mock draft Amari Rodgers as weapons for Trevor Lawrence. The only receiver they got for depth is Collin Johnson. Dazz Newsome gives Jacksonville another wide receiver for depth as well as competition for Collin Johnson as the Jaguars draft a receiver who will push for the number four spot on their depth chart.
San Francisco drafts a wide receiver for depth. Jaelon Darden is one of the gems in this draft at wide receiver. This is a very good value pick for the San Francisco 49ers who may be able to get a day 1 slot receiver in Darden who plays next to Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel.
Caden Sterns is versatile enough to play strong safety, free safety, or nickel cornerback with his versatility. Green Bay gets Caden Sterns as a safety for depth behind Darnell Savage and Adrian Amos on the Green Bay Packers depth chart.
The 6-0 194 lb Frank Darby may not be as big or as physical as N'Keal Harry or Brandon Aiyuk. Arizona State produced two first round receivers and Darby is good enough to get drafted. He hardly played in 2020 with only 6 receptions, 46 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown in two games, but he had a good 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl. Buffalo adds him for depth at wide receiver with Isaiah McKenzie gone.
Here is our interview of Frank Darby from the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl. You can click the link below to listen to that recorded press conference of Arizona State wide receiver Frank Darby.
Garrett Wallow can play 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 middle linebacker, 4-3 left outside linebacker, strong safety, or free safety with his versatility. That versatility is why Garrett Wallow is now the third linebacker to mocked to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Tampa Bay gets someone who can learn under Shaquil Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul at 3-4 outside linebacker. Chris Rumph II can line up as a 3-4 outside linebacker for depth and maybe he can develop into a starting 3-4 outside linebacker in due time.
New England was awarded a 33rd compensation pick at pick 177 due to an error that the NFL overturned. New England originally didn't have this compensation pick. New England got this compensation pick when 4-3 left outside linebacker Jamie Collins signed with the Detroit Lions.
Isreal Mukuamu can play cornerback, strong safety, or free safety with his versatility. New England gets him hoping he can be a solid contributor this late in the fifth round.
Green Bay got this compensation pick at 178 because right tackle Bryan Bulaga signed with the Los Angeles Chargers. Isaiahh Loudermilk gives Green Bay a 3-4 right end. I feel like Green Bay needs multiple 3-4 defensive ends. This has been a weakness since Cullen Jenkins left.
San Francisco got this compensation pick at 180 when wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders signed with the New Orleans Saints. San Francisco grabs another receiver for depth in the fifth round. Dez Fitzpatrick is the best receiver on the board, and has the ability to come in as a starter if Brandon Aiyuk or Deebo Samuel gets injured.
Kansas City got this compensation pick at 181 when 3-4 left outside linebacker Emmanuel Ogbah signed with the Miami Dolphins after being a 4-3 defensive end for depth with the Kansas City Chiefs on their Super Bowl 54 team. Kansas City goes with a defensive tackle after addressing defensive end earlier in the 2021 NFL Draft.
I like Marlon Tuipulotu as a backup as he got overwhelmed in Mobile. Kansas City has Chris Jones and Jarran Reed as their starting defensive tackles. You also got Derrick Nnadi and Khalen Saunders for depth at defensive tackle. Marlon Tuipulotu could push for a third string defensive tackle roster spot on the Kansas City Chiefs 53-man roster.
Atlanta got this compensation pick at 182 when 3-4 right outside linebacker Vic Beasley signed with the Tennessee Titans. Tyler Vaughns is talented enough to push someone like Russell Gage for the slot receiver job.
Atlanta got this compensation pick at 183 when 3-4 middle linebacker De'Vondre Campbell signed with the Arizona Cardinals. Shaka Toney has a better floor than Penn State 4-3 right end Jayson Oweh. I gave Atlanta Oweh in the third round because Oweh has a considerably higher ceiling.
Baltimore got this compensation pick at 184 when 4-3 defensive tackle Michael Pierce signed with the Minnesota Vikings. Mustafa Johnson gives the Balitmore Ravens a 3-4 defensive end for depth. He'll get to learn under Derek Wolfe and Calais Campbell in Baltimore so this may be a good fit for Mustafa Johnson.