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2011 NFL Draft Analysis - Round Five
Oregon State RB Jacquizz Rodgers
Oregon State RB Jacquizz Rodgers
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Posted Apr 30, 2011


Who went where and how good are each of the draft picks in the 5th round?

2011 NFL Draft

5th Round Picks & Analysis


2011 NFL Draft Analysis
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2011 NFL Draft Team Analysis - AFC
EAST Buffalo | Miami | New England | NY Jets
WEST Denver | Kansas CityOakland | San Diego
NORTH Baltimore | Cincinnati  Cleveland | Pittsburgh
SOUTH Houston | Indy | Jacksonville | Tennessee

2011 NFL Draft Team Analysis - NFC
EAST Dallas | NY Giants | Philadelphia | Washington
WEST Arizona | San Francisco | Seattle | St. Louis
NORTH Chicago | Detroit | Green Bay | Minnesota
SOUTH Atlanta | Carolina | New Orleans | Tampa Bay 

2011 NFL Prospect Rankings & Breakdowns
- QBs | RBs | FBs | WRs | TEs | OTs | OGs | Cs 
- OLBs | ILBs | DTs | DEs | CBs
 
1 (132) Carolina Panthers
WR Kealoha Pilares 6-0, 199
Overall Pick No. 132 CFN Overall Ranking: Unranked

CFN Analysis: Worth a flier late in the draft, he's a good-sized target with great route running ability and great hands. He's a hard worker and a terrific try-hard type who'll do whatever is needed, but he can only be used as a short-range target. He's not fast, isn't going to make plays after the catch, and benfitted from playing in a pure passing attack. He has enough to stick on a roster as a part of a rotation, but he's not going to do anything special.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

2 (133) Buffalo Bills
RB Johnny White, North Carolina, 5-10, 209
Overall Pick No. 133 CFN Overall Ranking: 241

CFN Analysis: With a nice base and cut-on-a-dime quickness, he’s a natural runner who gets around the cones in a hurry. He flew under the ACC radar and was never considered a star, but always did a nice job and he always gave a good effort. Not necessarily a special runner and without the raw speed to work on the outside on a regular basis, but he could turn into a sneaky-good pro with his great attitude and tough style. Every time he gets the ball he’ll make positive yards, but he’ll be nothing more than a cog.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

3 (134) Cincinnati Bengals
SS Robert Sands, West Virginia 6-4, 217 (Jr.)
Overall Pick No. 134 CFN Overall Ranking: 66  

CFN Analysis: One of the most interesting prospects in the draft, he’s huge, long, and very cut. There’s almost no fat on him and he’s able to use his frame and look as an intimidating force. A major-league hitter, arguably the best among the 2011 defensive backs, he blows up anyone with the ball, but that’s not always a plus. He tries for the highlight reel hit way too often and has the attitude that makes him want to be showy when making the routine play would do. Not strong enough, he has to hit the weight room hard to hold up better against the run. Still raw, he needs time and coaching, but the upside it limitless.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

4 (135) Kansas City Chiefs (from Denver through Tampa Bay)
QB Ricky Stanzi, Iowa 6-4, 223
Overall Pick No. 135 CFN Overall Ranking: 82

CFN Analysis: Opinions have always varied for the Iowa star. While he has the NFL height and a good look with excellent mechanics and an Elway-like knack for coming through in the clutch – at least as a junior – but there are too many missing parts. The arm is mediocre and he doesn’t throw well in the face of a top pass rush (if you listen quietly, Arizona just came up with another fourth quarter hurry). With the right tutor, and if he can suppress his goofy streak, he could be a sleeper starter, but the upside is limited. He’ll be overdrafted.
CFN Projection: Third Round

5 (136) Arizona Cardinals
FB Anthony Sherman, Connecticut 5-10, 242
Overall Pick No. 136 CFN Overall Ranking: 117

CFN Analysis: A great East-West Shrine week upped his stock after a strong season paving the way for Jordan Todman. A strong producer who doesn’t get pushed around, he’s a leader who’ll always battle and will always lead by example. He’s not an athlete and he won’t be a receiver, and he’ll be in for one thing and one thing only – run blocking – but he’ll be great at it.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

6 (137) Cleveland Browns
CB Buster Skrine, UT Chattanooga 5-9, 186
Overall Pick No. 137 CFN Overall Ranking: 157

CFN Analysis: While he wasn’t the fastest player at the Combine, he looked the part with a 4.43 and has been times around 4.3. Smooth and athletic, he also has the strength to go along with the speed coming up with 20 reps on the bench. Not all that big and not a strong tackler, he’s not going to do much in run support and he’s going to get shoved around. Extremely raw, he’ll need at least a year of hardcore NFL coaching to improve his technique. With his wheels and his athleticism, there’s a ton of upside and he’s just scratching the surface, but he’ll most likely make his biggest impact as a returner early on.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

7 (138) New England Patriots (from Houston)
OG Marcus Cannon, TCU (OT) 6-5, 358
Overall Pick No. 138 CFN Overall Ranking: 55

CFN Analysis: Extremely productive at a high level for a long time, Cannon was a terrific all-star at tackle and was the key part of some offensive machines. He might be 358 pounds, but he moves like a much smaller player and he carries the weight shockingly well. While he might not be for everyone body-wise, and he doesn’t use his girth to bury defenders on a regular basis, but his shocking combination of talents is enough to expect a long, solid career.
CFN Projection: Second Round

8 (139) Minnesota Vikings
CB Brandon Burton, Utah 6-0, 190 (Jr.)
Overall Pick No. 139 CFN Overall Ranking: 70

CFN Analysis: With enough size and enough toughness to hang with the stronger receivers, and just enough speed to get by against the faster ones, he’s a good all-around prospect. Not great, but good. The 4.51 40 at the Combine was a problem, and for some, the 8 ½” hands are considered a major negative, but he has the right attitude, is quick, and seems to play faster than he times. Not quite a good enough hitter to move to safety, he could be locked into being a No. 3 corner with his less than ideal athleticism. Even so, he’s a good football player who can be a nice part of a secondary that’s already full of good playmakers.
CFN Projection: Third Round

9 (140) Kansas City Chiefs (from Detroit as a result of tampering charges)
OLB Gabe Miller, Oregon State 6-3, 242
Overall Pick No. 140  CFN Overall Ranking: Unranked

CFN Analysis: A big hybrid type, he was the Oregon State pass rushing threat from the outside and did a decent job of getting into the backfield on a regular basis. Can he be a full-time outside linebacker at the next level? Not really; he's not going to be a top tackler, and his worth will be as an occasional edge rusher who'll work in a variety of ways as a backup. He's strictly a free agent, though. There's no reason to draft him.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

10 (141) Green Bay Packers (from San Francisco from Denver)
TE D.J. Williams, Arkansas 6-2, 245
Overall Pick No. 141 CFN Overall Ranking: 113

CFN Analysis: While he’s a bit too small to be an elite NFL tight end, he’s an elite pass catcher who makes up for his shortcomings with impeccable character and by sucking in every throw he can get a hand on. The Mackey Award winner, he was an overrated college player but has enough talent, quickness, and toughness to become a very good No. 2 tight end option. Think Aaron Hernandez but with better blocking skills.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

11 (142) Tennessee Titans
DE Karl Klug, Iowa
 6-3, 273
Overall Pick No. 142 CFN Overall Ranking: Unranked

Always moving. He has a non-stop motor and he’s always working to try to make plays. Part end, part tackle. He can be used as a 3-4 end or a 4-3 tackle. Fights hard. Makes up for his lack of size by fighting and battling play in and play out. He doesn’t get shoved around. A try-hard type who doesn’t have any semblance of athleticism. He’ll have to make plays on want-to. Small. He doesn’t have NFL defensive tackle bulk and doesn’t have any room to get any bigger. Was helped by being surrounded by superior players like Adrian Clayborn and Christian Ballard.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

12 (143) Dallas Cowboys
CB Josh Thomas, Buffalo 5-10, 191
Overall Pick No. 143 CFN Overall Ranking: 199  

CFN Analysis: Very fast and extremely explosive, Thomas ran a good 4.46 at the Combine and came up with a terrific 38 ½” vertical. He cuts well, moved fluidly, and is great at closing on a receiver in a heartbeat. Experienced, he started for four years and turned out to be a solid run stopper in the open field. He struggled a bit too much against mediocre competition and he only made two career picks, but he’s tough, fights to make plays, and has the raw tools needed to be a starter. While he doesn’t do anything at a high level, he’s a good enough all-around football player to be a regular in a rotation.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

13 (144) Houston Texans (from Washington)
SS Shiloh Keo, Idaho 5-11, 219
Overall Pick No. 144 CFN Overall Ranking: 136

CFN Analysis: A terrific college player who went almost completely unnoticed, he did a little of everything for an abysmal Vandal defense. A great baller, he’s not fast and he doesn’t have the raw measureables, but he’s extremely quick, a great hitter, and he’s as experienced as any player in the draft with 54 games logged in. Extremely strong, he came up with 24 reps on the bench and he brings the A effort on every play, but he needs to get in better overall shape and can only function close to the line. A below-the-rim player who won’t do provide much help on deep plays and in pass coverage, there’s a limit on what he can do. There’s a little bit of an attitude issue and he’ll be a bit limited to just being a strong safety in the right scheme, but he’ll make a ton of plays and he’ll be a big part of a run defense.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

14 (145) Atlanta Falcons (from St. Louis)
RB Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State 5-6, 196
Overall Pick No. 134 CFN Overall Ranking: 81

CFN Analysis: The knock will always be his size, but raw speed is now a question, too. Everyone knew he was small, and then he checked in at under 5-6 and there was even more of a red mark next to his name. Making matters worse was his horrendous 40 time running just a 4.64. Ultra durable, he’s one big muscle and he has to be dragged off the field. Very quick, very tough, and very productive, he has the résumé and the talent, but there’s not much tread on the tires after taking a beating for the last three years and, of course, there’s the size. He’ll likely be a very good role player who comes up with a big game here and there.
CFN Projection: Third Round

15 (146) Washington Redskins (from Miami)
SS DeJon Gomes, Nebraska 5-11, 208
Overall Pick No. 146 CFN Overall Ranking: 203

CFN Analysis: Ultra-aggressive and very tough against the run, he worked a bit as an outside linebacker at times and always held up well against the run. He’ll make every stop in the open field and he’s more than willing to get his nose dirty to make the top play. The lack of athleticism is an issue and he’s not going to do much of anything against the pass, and while he hits like a linebacker, he also runs a bit like one. It would be nice if he was about 20 pounds heavier, but he’s not and will be limited to working as a top special teamer early on. Even so, he could find a role as a first down run defender.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

16 (147) Jacksonville Jaguars
CB Rod Isaac, Middle Tennessee 5-11, 185
Overall Pick No. 147 CFN Overall Ranking: Unranked

CFN Analysis: He has decent size and is a good tackler who can be used as a nickel and dime defender, but he has to be more of a playmaker when the ball is in the air.  He's a versatile defender who has just enough size to possible be moved to free safety, but he's a project who needs to shine in camp early. Not worthy of a draft pick, he has the upside to hang around for a little while if he can be physical right away.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

17 (148) Oakland Raiders
WR Denarius Moore, Tennessee 6-0, 194
Overall Pick No. 148 CFN Overall Ranking: 237  

CFN Analysis: The tools are there, but he’s just not that good a football player. He has decent size and phenomenal speed, he could make a team in a Donte Stallworth sort of way and become a deep threat who makes a few huge plays a year. With his wheels, though, he should play far faster and he doesn’t explode like he should. There’s something missing from his game and he isn’t a good enough football player, but he could be dangerous if he can harness his potential and grow into a better route runner.
CFN Projection:
Sixth Round

18 (149) Philadelphia Eagles (from San Diego)
RB Dion Lewis, Pitt 5-7, 193 (Soph.)
Overall Pick No. 148 CFN Overall Ranking: 125

CFN Analysis: It’ll be easy to try to compare him to LeSean McCoy, but he’s not the same runner and he’s not quite as big. Even so, he’s so quick when he gets a little bit of room to move and he zips and cuts on a dime. While he might not be an every down back and he’s going to be a bit of a specialist, especially on third downs, he’ll be effective when he gets his chances. Always dinged up, he can’t be counted on for a full season and he’ll disappear for stretches, but some offensive coordinator will be really, really happy with a new toy to play with.
CFN Projection: Third Round

19 (150) Minnesota Vikings (from NY Giants)
OT Jason Pinkston, Pitt (OG) 6-3, 317
Overall Pick No. 150 CFN Overall Ranking: 134

CFN Analysis: A great pass protector with good bulk on a decent frame. While he’s not a prototype tackle, he looks like an NFL player and can mash well; he could end up being better suited as a quicker guard than a clunkier tackle. He’s not a left tackle and he’s not going to handle any speed rushers, but he could play on the right side and could be a decent starter if he can stay healthy and get past a shoulder problem.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

20 (151) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
FS Ahmad Black, Florida 5-10, 184
Overall Pick No. 151 CFN Overall Ranking: 107

CFN Analysis: While he has the football talent to play anywhere in a secondary, he doesn’t have the speed to be a corner, where he might be tried out at times, and he doesn’t have the thump to be a strong safety. Very quick, he can turn on a dime and go, but he doesn’t have the raw wheels to hang with an NFL receiver on a regular basis. Even so, he always seemed to be in the right place and he had the instincts to make a ton of big plays. He’s not going to be a top-shelf starter, but he could be a statistical star as a top nickel defender and a piece of a puzzle. He doesn’t have the size, the speed, or the raw measurables, but he has upside.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

21 (152) Houston (from Indianapolis)
QB T.J. Yates, North Carolina 6-3, 219
Overall Pick No. 152 CFN Overall Ranking: 115

CFN Analysis: Watch him against LSU in the 2010 opener or against Tennessee in the bowl game and he looks like a can’t-miss prospect. He was in total command of the Tar Heel offense at times and he’s ready to go right away in a pro style attack and potentially produce. However, it seems like it takes two days for his passes to get to the target and he got dinged around way too often. He has the upside to take a flier on late and hope for a lesser-armed Matt Schaub.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

22 (153) New York Jets (from Philadelphia)
WR Jeremy Kerley, TCU 5-9, 189
Overall Pick No. 153 CFN Overall Ranking: 132

CFN Analysis: A very good, very nice college player who turned into a killer of a home run hitter, the problem is that he’s a smallish player who relies on a speed game, but without the speed. It’s one thing to put a nail in Wyoming’s coffin, but he’s not fast enough make anything big happen on a regular basis in the NFL. He’s quick and can be used as a return man, but he’ll be a disappointing receiver who’ll only be a No. 3.
CFN Projection:
Fourth Round

23 (154) Seattle Seahawks (from Detroit, who swapped with Kansas City due to tampering charges)
CB Richard Sherman, Stanford 6-3, 195
Overall Pick: 155   CFN Overall Rankings: Unranked

CFN Analysis: A tall corner with just enough speed to get by, he can be used as a free safety if needed and has the strength and the athleticism to be an interesting project to work with. He doesn't really look the part and has problems with the cut-on-a-dime type of smaller receivers, but he has a ton of upside if someone is willing to be patient. He's a better athlete than a football player, but he's worth developing.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

24 (155) Washington Redskins (from New Orleans)
WR Niles Paul, Nebraska 6-1, 224
Overall Pick No. 155 CFN Overall Ranking: 123

CFN Analysis: A compact, tough receiver who can play inside or out, and while he’s not all that fast, he has functional speed and he can find ways to get open. Extremely strong, he’ll hit people in the ground game and he has no problem against the more physical defensive backs. While he has some good tools, he’s not a great wide receiver and was never healthy last year. Some will want to compare him to Anquan Boldin, but he doesn’t have the hands and he’s not the type who’ll get open against a defense trying to stop him.
CFN Projection:
Fourth Round

25 (156) Seattle Seahawks
FS Mark LeGree, Appalachian State 5-11, 210
Overall Pick No. 156 CFN Overall Ranking: 250

CFN Analysis: A tremendous ball-hawk, he could be a very cheap pickup who could shine as a fifth defensive back or a top nickel defender. He’s not an elite athlete and he doesn’t do anything against the run, but he has some of the best ball skills of any safety in the draft intercepting everything that came his way. A tweener, he’s not going to hit well enough to be a strong safety and he’s not a blazer who can start at free safety and not be exposed. He’ll sit in the middle of a secondary and he’ll pick off plenty of passes on lazy throws, but he won’t be around long if he’s not on the field on third downs and if he’s not great on special teams.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

26 (157) Detroit Lions (from Seattle from Baltimore)
OLB Doug Hogue, Syracuse 6-2, 235
Overall Pick No. 157 CFN Overall Ranking: 166

CFN Analysis: The former running back moves extremely well and cuts like a good all-around athlete. He zips all over the place and he can fly into the backfield when needed, but he’s still trying to become a real, live linebacker. He needs to hit the weight room harder and he doesn’t have a defender’s instincts, but he was fantastic in post-season workouts and has the character and the makeup to work to get better. Very coachable, he’ll do whatever it takes to contribute early on, and he’s just scratching the surface and could pay off big-time in a few years.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

27 (158) St. Louis Rams (from Atlanta)
SS Jermale Hines, Ohio State 6-1, 219
Overall Pick No. 158 CFN Overall Ranking: 159

CFN Analysis: Part defensive back, part linebacker, he’s a rock against the run with big-time hitting ability. He might not be all that fast, but he moves well enough for what he has to do. While he goes for the highlight reel pop way too often when the routing play would do, he misses too many easy stops. Not much in pass coverage and not instinctive when the ball is in the air, he’s only good for a run defense that needs a popper in the defensive backfield. Special teams will be his calling early on, but his future as a possible starter only depends on his ability to show something against a decent passing attack.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

28 (159) New England Patriots
TE Lee Smith, Marshall 6-6, 266
Overall Pick No. 159 CFN Overall Ranking: 156

CFN Analysis: Very tall and with tremendous weight room strength, he’s an interesting prospect with enough tools to get some people very excited about his potential as a short-range pass catcher and a blocker. The problem is that he’s SLOWWWWW, but as one of the best run blocking tight ends in the draft, he’ll be great for a tough ground game. He’ll never be the type of star that fans get fired up about, but coaches will love him.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

29 (160) Chicago Bears
QB Nathan Enderle, Idaho 6-4, 240
Overall Pick No. 160 CFN Overall Ranking: 188

CFN Analysis: It seems like he was at Idaho for 14 years. Experience isn’t a problem, and he has perfect size and arms strength, but he makes way too many mistakes and he was beaten up way too much partly because he hung on to the ball. A pure bomber who does a great job of seeing the field, he’ll have moments when he looks unstoppable. Getting the ball out quickly is a problem and he’s not going to move more than two steps, but if he gets behind a good line he could be an interesting bomber who has a big game here or there as a No. 2 option.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

30 (161) Philadelphia Eagles (from NY Jets)
OG Julian Vandervelde, Iowa (C) 6-2, 292
Overall Pick No. 161 CFN Overall Ranking: 195

CFN Analysis: A Renaissance man who has a future doing something interesting, but it probably won’t be as an NFL lineman. He’s too small, too squatty, and doesn’t have the killer instinct to make up for the lack of bulk. Always banged up, he’s going to get beaten on at the next level and will have a tough time holding up. He has more going on in his world than football, and while that’s a great thing for him, it’ll be seen as a problem for some teams.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

31 (162) Pittsburgh Steelers
OLB Chris Carter, Fresno State (DE) 6-1, 248
Overall Pick No. 162 CFN Overall Ranking: 164

CFN Analysis: Fresno State had no pass rush whatsoever without Carter. Fast off the ball and a force at getting into the backfield, he’s a disruptive force who can be used as a smallish defensive end or as a long, very strong outside linebacker. With a great fire for the game and good character, he’s coachable and will do whatever is needed. He’s not great against the run and he doesn’t have the elite athleticism needed to be a situational pass rusher, so it might be hard to find a regular spot for him. Consider him a poor man’s Von Miller, but with a better motor.
CFN Projection: Third Round

32 (163) San Francisco 49ers (from Green Bay)
OG Daniel Kilgore, Appalachian State 6-3, 308
Overall Pick No. 163 CFN Overall Ranking: Unranked

CFN Analysis: An athletic blocker, he's great on the move and he's a good fighter for his size. He's not going to maul anyone as a run blocker, but he'll be good for a zone-blocking scheme and is decent in pass protection. He doesn't have the size and he's not going to be for everyone, but he could be a decent backup.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

33 (164) Baltimore Ravens (Compensatory)
CB Chykie Brown, Texas 5-11, 190
Overall Pick: 164 ... CFN Overall Ranking: Unranked
Very quick and very smooth, he doesn’t look the part on film but is a terrific athlete with good size and upside. More of a workout warrior than a top-shelf football player, he’ll need time and coaching to harness his skills and talents. He didn’t do nearly enough on the field with little happening when the ball was in the air – he picked off just two passes in 47 career games – and providing little to no consistent help against the run. He’ll tackle, but he’s just not that great at it. Experienced, he has seen it all at a high Big 12 level, but he’s missing the pure football player streak that most top Texas defensive backs possess. Even so, with his tools the potential is there to be a far better pro than a collegian.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

34 (165) Baltimore Ravens (Compensatory)
DE Pernell McPhee, Mississippi State 6-3, 274
Overall Pick No. 165 CFN Overall Ranking: 67  

CFN Analysis: Huge, he fits into just about any system and can hold up as well against the run as any end in the draft. He’s a high-character leader who wants to be the main man for the line, he’s always working and he’s great at leading by example. Strong, he doesn’t get pushed around and he’ll fight through the lazier linemen. However, he’s not a top pass rusher and he can be stopped by a good, sound blocker. More of an NFL plugger than a star, he’ll be the type of starter who’s on a line for a decade, but generally goes unnoticed … but not always in a bad way.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round