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2014 NFL Mock Draft Update: 5th Round Pursuit


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 - Marqueston Huff – FS – Wyoming

Another of those corner-safety hybrids that are growing in popularity is what Marqueston Huff brings Houston and their thin secondary.

#142. Washington Redskins - Jonathan Dowling – SS – Western Kentucky

Big, long, and speedy safety who showed he can make big plays in coverage and deliver strong hits on ball carriers.

#143. Chicago Bears (f/TB) - Charles Sims – RB – West Virginia

A one-cut, slashing running back with good receiving ability who mirrors the skill set of current Bears star Matt Forte.

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

Versatile, fiery defender who brings an attitude and physicality to the defense.  The bigger the game, the bigger he plays.

#145. Cleveland Browns - Max Bullough – ILB – Michigan State

Karlos Dansby is a nice short-term solution at inside linebacker.  Max Bullough is a tough, physical leader who can learn under and then replace him.

#146. Seattle Seahawks (f/OAK) - James Gayle – DE – Virginia Tech

James Gayle isn’t known for his athleticism but he succeeded as a pass rusher regardless at Virginia Tech and should help replace Chris Clemons.

#147. Atlanta Falcons - Craig Loston – SS – LSU

He won’t make huge waves in coverage but Craig Loston is a physical hitter, tackles well and can fortify a defense with his standout leadership.

#148. Minnesota Vikings - DeAndre Coleman – DT – Cal

While not explosive; size, power and length will enable DeAndre Coleman to become a regular force against the run for Minnesota.

#149. Buffalo Bills - L’Damian Washington – WR – Missouri

Doug Marrone showed last season he wants speed in his receivers.  L’Damian Washington has plenty of that.  Never mind is 6’4″ frame.

#150. Detroit Lions - Kenny Ladler – FS – Vanderbilt

Detroit brings more competition to the safety position.  Kenny Ladler has good athleticism and reaction skills that fit well with the Lions 4-3 scheme.

#151. Tennessee Titans - Walt Aikens – CB – Liberty

Walt Aikens is a small school prospect so is unproven but his size and fluidity show he could make a solid press corner for the Titans with some work.

#152. New York Giants - Khairi Fortt – OLB – Cal

Getting younger and faster at linebacker was a goal for New York.  Khairi Fortt has plenty of the latter along with the agility to track ball carriers and play coverage.

#153. St. Louis Rams - Devonta Freeman – RB – Florida State

Adding some depth at running back is needed for the Rams.  Devonta Freeman was a weapon at FloridaState and brings an element of receiving they don’t have.

#154. New York Jets – Dontae Johnson – CB – N.C. State

A big, versatile defensive back with experience at corner but has the body and awareness to make a successful switch to safety.

#155. Miami Dolphins – Josh Huff – WR – Oregon

Agile, athletic, balanced and good fluid speed make Josh Huff a great weapon.  He can create after the catch and also works hard as a blocker in the run game.

#156. Chicago Bears - Mo Alexander – SS – Utah State

His polish isn’t there yet but UtahState safety Mo Alexander is a physical tackler with great size, range, and the ability to blitz.  High upside.

#157. Pittsburgh Steelers - Michael Schofield – OT – Michigan

He performed well for Michigan at right tackle and also has played inside at guard.  Great size and power to control defenders once he’s latched on.

#158. Dallas Cowboys - Ahmad Dixon – SS – Baylor

Physical talent isn’t the problem here.  Ahmad Dixon showed plenty of it at Baylor.  What he needs is a simple scheme with a good coach to hone his eyes.  Hello Rod Marinelli.

#159. Jacksonville Jaguars (f/BAL) - Crockett Gilmore – TE – Colorado State

A big, strong tight end who made his name as a blocker but Crockett Gilmore has the hands and foot speed to find openings against coverages.

#160. Arizona Cardinals - Kain Colter – WR – Northwestern

He played both receiver and quarterback at Northwestern.  His athleticism and big hands should make him a versatile weapon for Arizona.

#161. Green Bay Packers - Shaquille Richardson – CB – Arizona

Cornerbacks are the backbone of the 3-4 defense under Dom Capers.  They continue to feed that system with the tall, athletic, rangy press cover man Shaquille Richardson.

#162. Philadelphia Eagles - Seantrel Henderson – OT – Miami (Fla.)

If anybody will be willing to gamble on the ridiculous physical promise of Seantrel Henderson, it is Chip Kelly of the Eagles.

#163. Kansas City Chiefs - Adrian Hubbard – OLB – Alabama

His pass rush hasn’t developed yet but Adrian Hubbard is so long and deceptively powerful that he can play a variety of positions for KC including defensive end and even nose tackle.

#164. Cincinnati Bengals - Jeff Mathews – QB – Cornell

Andy Dalton needs somebody to push him from behind.  Jeff Mathews of Cornell has what he doesn’t:  size (6’4″) and arm strength.  Also noted to be a great leader in the huddle.

#165. San Diego Chargers - Prince Shembo – OLB – Notre Dame

Outside pass rush is needed in order to take the Chargers defense to the next level.  What Prince Shembo lacks in athleticism he makes up for in strength and savvy.

#166. Indianapolis Colts - Jerick McKinnon – RB – Georgia Southern

A remarkable athlete who exploded at the combine, Jerick McKinnon offers great value at running back or a number of other positions depending the Colts’ whim.

#167. New Orleans Saints - Brandon Dixon – CB – NW Missouri St.

Depth at corner hurt the Saints last year.  Adding Division II standout Brandon Dixon should avert that problem in the future.

#168. Carolina Panthers - Storm Johnson – RB – UCF

Running the ball is the bread and butter of the Carolina offense.  Storm Johnson is another strong, nifty runner who can handle heavy loads of carries and produce.

#169. New Orleans Saints (f/PHI) - Russell Bodine – C – North Carolina

The Saints strike again, this time adding some much needed help to their center position with Russell Bodine, who also has the strength and size to play guard.

#170. San Francisco 49ers - Jonotthan Harrison – C – Florida

Speaking of centers, the 49ers need help there too.  They may have gotten a steal here with the big and powerful Jonotthan Harrison who would fit their power running style.

#171. Denver Broncos - Chris Smith – OLB – Arkansas

Pass rush eluded the Broncos at the worst time last season.  They must make sure that doesn’t happen again.  So they load up another young athlete in Chris Smith.

#172. Seattle Seahawks - A.C. Leonard – TE – Ohio Valley

He doesn’t have the classic tight end size among others in this 2014 NFL mock draft but the size-speed combination A.C. Leonard does have might make him a great H-back option for the Seahawks offense.

#173. Pittsburgh Steelers (comp) - Beau Allen – DT – Wisconsin

At a robust 333 lbs, Beau Allen has the makeup of a classic nose tackle along with a surprise get off on the snap that could impact passing downs.

#174. New York Giants (comp) - Ross Cockrell – CB – Duke

More depth and youth are needed for the Giants at corner.  Ross Cockrell is big, smart and plays with speed that allows him to create takeaways.

#175. Baltimore Ravens (comp) - Bennett Jackson – CB – Notre Dame

His combine showed that Bennett Jackson has the size-speed ratios desired in a press cover corner.  As a former receiver he’s also a threat to steal the ball in the air.

#176. Green Bay Packers (comp) – James Hurst – OT – North Carolina

Offensive tackle has been in constant turmoil for Green Bay.  James Hurst will bring good depth to that fluid position and eventual starter potential.

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  • bobportcharlotte

    You are really something else Erik. I can’t imagine how much time you put into this whole thing. It will be interesting and fun to see how close you come with your picks after the real draft is completed!

    • Erik Lambert

      I might die of exhaustion if I didn’t enjoy the process so much. I hope I’m barely 20% right on these picks because that would be outstanding.

      • bobportcharlotte

        However it goes, it has been fun speculating about it all.

        • Erik Lambert

          No question!

  • Rick Talley

    Yeah, I have to echo bobportcharlotte. You’re pretty amazing, dude! It’s been fun, but this later draft sucks! Much more, and my wife is leaving………hhhmmmmm!

    • Erik Lambert

      Thank you, Rick. My goal initially when I first started writing these last year was to follow procedure like others do. Then I realized how boring the typical mocks were. I wanted to make mine more fun and interesting, increasing the speculation without losing plausibility. I’m glad to know it’s worked to an extent.

  • brian basile

    Hope your not right on Mathews here…was hoping for shot at him in 7th…

    • Erik Lambert

      I understand but I don’t think that’s happening. He’s talented enough to go on Day 2 but his background will drop him somewhere between the 4th and 6th in my mind.

  • brian basile

    and if your right on 2% that is impressive…

    • Erik Lambert

      Tell me about it.

  • brian basile

    16 S SEAN CLINTON-DIX ALABAMA Tired 2nd tier safeties, plenty depth for other positions later
    47 WR KELVIN BENJAMIN FLORIDA STATE A steal here, need a true #2
    78 DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE BOISE STATE Can be our new Demarcus
    119 DT DANIEL MCCULLERS TENNESSEE Absolute beast, perfect run stuffer next to Melton
    158 DE BRENT URBAN VIRGINIA 5th round has been trickiest in every one of these..BPA
    229 DT SHAMAR STEPHEN UCONN Good size, can develop under R.M.
    231 RB JERICK MCKINNON GEORGIA SOUTHERN Home run hitter
    238 DE AARON LYNCH USF Can be a star if he gets his head on straight
    248 OG JOHN URSCHEL PENN STATE Quality depth, can compete for starting job
    251 OT MATT PATCHAN BOSTON COLLEGE Quality depth
    254 FB J.C. COPELAND LSU Best FB in draft, day 1 starter with last pick in draft
    UDFA Jeff Mathews QB Cornell No need to draft a project QB, this guy has all the tools
    UDFA Kirby Van Der Camp P Iowa State I do not like Jones at all
    UDFA Nohammed Seisay CB Nebraska Special teams player , depth at CB

    • David

      I like the first three picks but I think they can go DT in the 7th rounds for depth. I like to see them draft some O-lineman a little earlier and they also need some LB picks.

  • Ron Fulton

    The Bengals better take a QB a lot sooner than the 5th round. Abut the 1st round with Derek Carr I would say.

    • Erik Lambert

      Personally I feel that is what they will do but with this team you just never know.