Jan 1, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Baylor Bears running back Lache Seastrunk (25) runs the ball during the first quarter against the Central Florida Knights during the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Central Florida defeated Baylor 52-42. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Mock Draft Update: 5th Round Firestorm


The 2014 NFL mock draft goes ever deeper into the fifth round.  Which players come off the board this time?

To review the previous rounds, click below.  Enjoy!

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

#141. Houston Texans - Lache Seastrunk – RB – Baylor

A home run threat who can help ease the load on Arian Foster for the Houston Texans.

#142. Washington Redskins – DeAndre Coleman – DT – Cal

Large, powerful defensive tackle who has the quickness to play defensive end for Washington Redskins.

#143. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Anthony Johnson – DT – LSU

Three-technique defensive tackle is king in the Lovie Smith defense.  Anthony Johnson is a raw talent who could make a great rotational option.

#144. Jacksonville Jaguars - Jordan Zumwalt – ILB – UCLA

Aside from his versatility, Jacksonville Jaguars will get effort and leadership out of Jordan Zumwalt at linebacker.

#145. Cleveland Browns – Chris Watt – OG – Notre Dame

He’s not always smooth but Notre Dame guard Chris Watt is strong, savvy and technically-sound to start right away for the Cleveland Browns.

#146. Seattle Seahawks (f/OAK) - Bennett Jackson – CB – Notre Dame

Big, athletic corners are the calling card for the Seattle Seahawks and they load up the depth chart again with Bennett Jackson.

#147. Atlanta Falcons – Chris Smith – OLB - Arkansas

Jadeveon Clowney was the main prize in this 2014 NFL mock draft but Chris Smith has a great chance to bring added pass rush punch for the Atlanta Falcons.

#148. Minnesota Vikings – James Hurst – OT - North Carolina

The offensive line could use more depth first of all.  James Hurst is their kind of tackle:  tall, strong and well-developed as a run blocker.

#149. Buffalo Bills - Charles Sims – RB – West Virginia

Running backs were the driving force for the Buffalo Bills last season.  Charles Sims is a versatile talent with sneaky speed and agility.

#150. Jacksonville Jaguars (f/DET) - George Uko – DT – USC

Veteran leadership arrived in free agency but the Jacksonville Jaguars continue to load up their defensive line with interior pass rusher George Uko.

#151. Tennessee Titans - Seantrel Henderson – OT – Miami

Somebody was going to take a chance on the enigmatic but uber-talented Seantrel Henderson.  The Tennessee Titans could use the help up front.

#152. New York Giants - Ross Cockrell – CB – Duke

The secondary is in transition for the New York Giants.  Ross Cockrell has good size and instincts and fits with their scheme.

#153. St. Louis Rams – Brandon Thomas – OT – Clemson

If not for a knee injury there is no question Brandon Thomas would go much higher.  The St. Louis Rams can afford the risk given his upside.

#154. Detroit Lions (f/NYJ) – Lamin Barrow – OLB – LSU

Linebacker is stable but not secure for the Detroit Lions.  Lamin Barrow is short but he can run, hit and play coverage like a starter.

#155. Miami Dolphins – Ahmad Dixon – SS – Baylor

Lack of development like sunk Baylor safety Ahmad Dixon this far, but his size and athleticism is something the Miami Dolphins can work with.

#156. Carolina Panthers (f/CHI) - Kenny Ladler – FS – Vanderbilt

Kenny Ladler won’t fit in every scheme but the Carolina Panthers run a defense that fits his excellent ability to read and react to plays in front of him.

#157. Pittsburgh Steelers – Howard Jones – OLB – Shepard

Jarvis Jones and Jason Worilds are the new kids on the block but the Pittsburgh Steelers must keep loading up on linebackers.  Howard Jones is an athletic, fast, small school sleeper.

#158. Dallas Cowboys – Yawin Smallwood – LB - Connecticut

Good value here.  The Dallas Cowboys were inadequate at linebacker last season.  Yawin Smallwood has experience in the middle but the athleticism and toughness to play outside.

#159. Jacksonville Jaguars (f/BAL) - Victor Hampton – CB – South Carolina

Gus Bradley knows how to handle tough characters.  Victor Hampton is a gritty, athletic cover man from South Carolina but has some off-the-field baggage as well.

#160. Arizona Cardinals - Wesley Johnson – OT – Vanderbilt

Wesley Johnson plays tackle like it should be.  The problem is he’s not heavy enough to handle the bigger pass rushers in the pros.  Still, the Arizona Cardinals take the risk.

#161. Green Bay Packers – Michael Schofield – OT - Michigan

He’s not as athletic as Taylor Lewan but the Green Bay Packers get a big, with good feet to handle the right tackle spot but can also kick inside to guard.

#162. Philadelphia Eagles - Prince Shembo – OLB – Notre Dame

He won’t win many matchups with speed but Prince Shembo has the power and violence to get after the quarterback.  The Philadelphia Eagles need it.

#163. Kansas City Chiefs - Lonnie Ballentine – FS – Memphis

Lonnie Ballentine is not polished but his athletic ceiling is tailor-made for the free safety position the Kansas City Chiefs need filled.

#164. Cincinnati Bengals - Nat Berhe – SS – San Diego State

Speed isn’t his game but Nat Berhe has the instincts, intelligence and toughness to fly around the field making plays for the Cincinnati Bengals.

#165. San Diego Chargers - Spencer Long – OG – Nebraska

Guard was a source of constant annoyance for the San Diego Chargers in 2013.  Spencer Long brings an attitude from Nebraska along with size and power.

#166. Indianapolis Colts - Alfred Blue – RB – LSU

Jeremy Hill received the spotlight at LSU, which made it easy to miss how talented backup Alfred Blue is.  The Indianapolis Colts need help at the position.

#167. New Orleans Saints - Tyler Larsen – C – Utah State

Losing Brian De La Puente left center razor thin for the New Orleans Saints.  Stout pivot man  Tyler Larsen from UtahState can fill the void.

#168. Carolina Panthers - Jerick McKinnon – RB – Georgia Southern

The stable is full of power runners for the Carolina Panthers but they do need a better home run threat.  Jerick McKinnon blew up the combine and looks like a real weapon.

#169. New Orleans Saints (f/PHI) - James Gayle – DE – Virginia Tech

Defensive end isn’t a pressing need for the Saints, at least until somebody gets hurt.  That is why they take the value of James Gayle and his pass rush skill.

#170. San Francisco 49ers - Brent Urban – DE – Virginia

Justin Smith is getting old fast and the San Francisco 49ers are feeling the heat.  Brent Urban has ideal size and length for the end position with pass rush skill trending up.

#171. Denver Broncos – Larry Webster – DE – Bloomsburg

Considering Larry Webster only started playing defensive end a couple years ago and dominated Division II, it’s scary to think what might happen if the Denver Broncos bulk him up.

#172. Seattle Seahawks - Brandon Linder – OG – Miami (Fla.)

Russell Wilson gets more protection from the Seattle Seahawks with the smart and nasty Hurricane guard Brandon Linder.

#173. Pittsburgh Steelers (comp) - Josh Huff – WR – Oregon

Nobody can ever have enough weapons.  The Pittsburgh Steelers need depth at wide receiver and Josh Huff is a versatile athlete they can put to good use.

#174. New York Giants (comp) - L’Damian Washington – WR – Missouri

Hakeem Nicks left a real void on the outside for the New York Giants.  L’Damian Washington is raw, but at 6’4″ with sub-4.5 speed he can become that missing piece.

#175. Baltimore Ravens (comp) - Robert Herron – WR – Wyoming

At worst Robert Herron offers value as a kicker returner but the Baltimore Ravens should be able to find better uses of his outstanding speed.

#176. Green Bay Packers (comp) – Josh Mauro – DE – Stanford

Josh Mauro showcased good versatility and strength for the Cardinal and could make an ideal fit at defensive end for the Green Bay Packers in this 2014 NFL mock draft.

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  • Gary Carter

    La ‘Damian Washington when watching him at Mizzou he always reminded me of a young Burress 6’4″ and fast with shaky hands Plax developed strong hands down the line hopefully La’Damian does the same but the kid has potential and appears to work hard. Ross Cockrell played well enough for the blue devils to warrant a fifth round pick and also has great potential 4.50 with a 36″ vert not bad especially if we can’t resign Walter Thurmond lll next year he’ll add good depth and with that I’m out.

    • Erik Lambert

      Washington is a major sleeper to me. Great physical prowess. Cockrell is athletically gifted and a nice fit for their defense.

      • Rick Talley

        I think a lot of teams are on to Washington: been seeing his name a lot in posts. He sure was exciting playing for Mizzou!

  • Wayne Davis

    Thanks Erik …
    My newest draft for minny

    Round 1 Pick 8: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville (A)
    Round 2 Pick 8: Dee Ford, DE, Auburn (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 8: Cyril Richardson, OG, Baylor (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 32: Keith McGill, CB, Utah (A)
    Round 4 Pick 8: Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU (A)
    Round 5 Pick 8: Prince Shembo, OLB, Notre Dame (A)
    Round 6 Pick 8: Marion Grice, RB, Arizona State (C)
    Round 7 Pick 8: Dri Archer, WR, Kent State (A)

  • Rick Talley

    Erik…great draft my man! If

    • Erik Lambert

      That was my conclusion as well.

  • Mike Brand

    this must be from a bears fan point of view because no way ted thompson picks any of these guys for the packers. why would we ignore what we need for some player not many have heard of

    • Erik Lambert

      I respect your opinion, Mike. The way I see it is Tuitt brings needed disruption to that defensive front. Remember, Peppers is 34 and no guarantee beyond 2014. Tuitt is an ideal fit for their scheme with outstanding length, speed and versatility.

      Niklas fills the void left by Finley. He’s just as good an athlete but merely needs some polish. Green Bay has the coaches for that.

      The safety position really could use some help too. Dowling is a tone-setter who can deliver a blow but also has shown the ability to make game-changing plays in coverage. Good athlete.

      Landry is a tremendous value pick that late in the third round. He’s not explosive but he’s the best possession receiver by far in this class. Anytime Rodgers needs a clutch catch on money downs, Landry will be the guy he can look for if Nelson is covered.

      A.J. Hawk is getting older and the depth at inside linebacker is not very good. Shayne Skov is still not quite 100% himself from two years ago but he’s very close. When at his peak he flies to the football, makes tackles and is a leader on the field who can elevate the play of his teammates.

      I’m sorry if you don’t approve but that was my thought process.

  • BlueBoltFan

    You know, overall it’s not a bad draft for the Chargers. I have different player preferences in a couple of spots, but none of the picks are bad. None. In fact every one of them makes a lot of sense and I think the team would be improved with a draft like this. Well done, especially for a 5 round mock draft with all 32 teams!

    • Erik Lambert

      Glad you approve, BBF. I felt the Bolts have done pretty well addressing their needs.

  • Daniel Sutter

    I would love this draft for the chargers thus far!

    • Erik Lambert

      We’ll see what happens.

  • 3kolu

    Almost any one of your 5th round RB’s instead of OT for the Vikes.

    • Erik Lambert

      Even after taking Andre Williams?

      • 3kolu

        In my reply to your 3rd round predictions I went with a big armed QB instead of Andre Williams.

  • Jordan

    I really don’t get how you go through four rounds and the Rams don’t select an OG unless your truly believe Barrett Jones can step in

    • Erik Lambert

      Because they get Brandon Thomas at a bargain in the 5th who’s projected to be a great guard.