2015 NFL Mock Draft 4.0 – Round 5

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142.) Chicago Bears – DE Leterrius Walton, Central Michigan

The Bears added a couple 5-tech DEs in free agency, Ray McDonald & Jarvis Jenkins, but have no depth at the position. At 6-5, 315 Watson has the prerequisite size for the position and has gotten significantly better every season at CMU. The size, strength, and athletic ability are there for Watson to develop into a starting 3-4 DE and there is no one better than new Bears DC Fangio to unlock his potential. It may take a year before Watson sees the field but he has more upside than a typical 5th rounder.

143.) Denver Broncos – S Adrian Amos, Penn St

The Broncos lost free safety Rahim Moore, who has started the last three seasons, in free agency. His replacement Darian Stewart is a good fit on paper, but the Broncos could use some depth in case he doesn’t fit with their scheme. Regardless of how Stewart pans out, Amos would give the Broncos a possible replacement who is solid in coverage, a big hitter, and versatile enough to play both safety positions if needed. Amos is one of my favorite day 3 picks and I almost had the Bears selecting him in round 4 over Tartt.

144.) New York Giants – OT Tyrus Thompson, Oklahoma

He’s a day 2 talent, but questions about his work ethic and love for football drops him a couple rounds below where his potential dictates. Thompson played left tackle in college and has the long arms and quick feet to play the position at the next level, but his dedication and effort level will decide if he makes it. Either way it’s a good gamble this late for a team that needs O-line help.

145.) Philadelphia Eagles – QB Bryan Bennett, Southeastern Louisiana

Eagles GM/HC Chip Kelly recruited Bennett to Oregon back in the day and he has the size, arm strength, and foot speed to be an ideal fit for the Eagles high-octane offense. Worth a dice roll in round 5 if Kelly doesn’t figure out a way to trade up for Mariota.

146.) Atlanta Falcons – S Durrell Eskridge, Syracuse

The Falcons had one of the worst safety groups last season but get strong safety William Moore back from injury and Eskridge has ideal length (6’3), good instincts and the talent to eventually become a starter.

147.) Cleveland Browns – CB Justin Coleman, Tennessee 

The Browns picked up a veteran corner in free agency, but lost Buster Skrine and have no idea what they are going to get from last years 1st round pick, Justin Gilbert. Houston isn’t flashy and doesn’t have a high upside, but could be a solid sub package corner right away.

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149.) Miami Dolphins – OLB Jake Ryan, Michigan

Ryan is an instinctive, fundamentally sound player who ran better than expected at the combine (4.65). He could play MLB or on the strong-side for the Dolphins who are currently trying to decide where to put LB Koa Misi. Ryan could back up whichever position Misi vacates and possibly earn a starting role early in his career. Worst case he will be a solid special teams player.

150.) Miami Dolphins – RB Karlos Williams, Florida St

The Dolphins lost their back-up RB, Knowshon Moreno, and could use some depth behind Lamar Miller in case he gets hurt or his breakout season was a fluke. Williams has an ideal size/speed ratio but wasn’t as productive as he should have been at FSU.