Grades: 2014 NFL Draft Round 5

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NFLDraftScout.com's Derek Stephens analyzes each pick from Round 5 of the 2014 NFL Draft, grading each team on its draft-night selections.

Grades: Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6Round 7

141CEagles select: Taylor Hart, DT, Oregon

Hart is the case of a guy who plays with a ton of grit, possesses impressive natural power, and exhibits a high effort on every play. His size is ideal, but his instincts don't appear to be top-notch, and he's not the fluid athlete who will cover a ton of ground. He could win a role on effort and strength, but could struggle to earn a starting role at the next level.

142BRedskins select: Ryan Grant, WR, Tulane

Grant could be a surprise early-contributor for the Redskins, as a fluid, clean-route runner with soft hands and underrated speed, despite lacking prototypical size.

143CBuccaneers select: Kadeem Edwards, OG, Tennessee State

Edwards carries a thick, ideal frame to be a successful guard at the next level, but has a long way to go technically, and needs to demonstrate better physicality if he's going to be an NFL success.

144B+Jaguars select: Telvin Smith, OLB, Florida State

Smith is a rare athlete who lacks ideal size to be a true NFL linebacker, but offers good versatility to flip between safety and outside linebacker, and should improve the Jags' special teams group immediately.

145A-Vikings select: David Yankey, OG, Stanford

Yankey is a smart, instinctive lineman who blocks well in the run and despite lacking top-notch athleticism, has adequate feet to slide and be effective against the pass-rush.

146B-Cowboys select: Devin Street, WR, Pittsburgh

A prolific pass-catcher, Street has good hands and runs clean routes, but doesn't give the Cowboys much after the catch, and may struggle to beat press consistently out on the edge, in the NFL. Could be a nice slot contributor out of the gate.

147B-Falcons select: Ricardo Allen, CB, Purdue

Active, athletic corner who demonstrates a feisty demeanor, good instincts and nice burst coming back to the football. Size is lacking though, and he may be limited to a nickel role, long term.

148CPanthers select: Bene Benwikere, CB, San Jose State

Benwikere has decent size and movement skills to play corner at the next level, but lacks instincts and technical refinement to be an immediate contributor.

149B-Buccaneers select: Kevin Pamphile, OT, Purdue

Pamphile is raw technically, but is one of the better athletes among guards in this draft, and could develop into a starter over time. He's fluid on the move, and demonstrates nice power on contact, but he needs to develop in terms of awareness and instincts.

150C+49ers select: Aaron Lynch, DE, South Florida

Lynch is a polarizing prospect, in that he possesses the natural tools and size of a first-rounder, and had scouts excited after an incredible true freshman year at Notre Dame back in '11. Unfortunately his effort appeared spotty at best in his lone season at South Florida, leading many to question his passion for the game.

151CTitans select: Avery Williamson, ILB, Kentucky

A tough, physical inside linebacker who is dynamic coming downhill but lacks fluidity and top-notch instincts in space. An "enforcer" type who should be an impact special teams player out of the gate.

152B+Giants select: Nat Berhe, FS, San Diego State

Berhe is a fluid, athletic and instinctive DB who's size limitations leave him susceptible to getting beat on the high-ball, but who could be a nice nickel piece for the Giants, considering his stride-for-stride coverage ability.

153ABills select: Cyril Richardson, OG, Baylor

Thought by many to be a candidate to go in the first three rounds, the Bills nab a great value here in Richardson demonstrates some of the best power among linemen in this draft, but is susceptible to being beat by quick rushers on re-direct. Best suited playing inside where he has the potential to be a dominator with some refinement.

154B+Jets select: Jeremiah George, ILB, Iowa State

George has some size limitations, but he's a tackling machine with good instincts and surprising toughness at the line of scrimmage. He'll give the Jets a special teams boost, with the smarts to eventually content for a starting inside spot.

155BDolphins select: Arthur Lynch, TE, Georgia

Lynch may not be the new-age field-stretching hybrid TE/WR type, but he's a reliable short-to-mid range pass-catcher, and has nice upside as an in-line blocker in the running game.

156C+Broncos select: Lamin Barrow, ILB, LSU

Barrow is a "plus" athlete at the linebacker spot, who is under-developed in terms of instincts and technique, but has substantial upside. An ideal candidate to come in and spice up the Broncos' special teams units.

157C+Steelers select: Shaquille Richardson, CB, Arizona

Richardson is a long, lean press corner who flashes brilliance at times, and absent-mindedness at others. Streaky, and fundamentally under-developed. With coaching and some time to develop, could be a nice fit as teams are trending more toward this type of skill set.

158BLions select: Caraun Reid, DT, Princeton

Reid demonstrates consistent technique and above-average burst and quickness for his size, and should be a nice rotational piece inside for the Lions on passing downs. Obvious level-of-competition questions, coming out of Princeton.

159A-Jaguars select: Chris Smith, DE, Arkansas

Smith is a nice value here, as a high-motor, good-leverage rusher who knows how to get under his opponent, and exhibits impressive lower-half power. He's not an edge-burner, but his combination of good instincts and toughness make him a nice competitor for playing time on a young Jaguars defense.

160BCardinals select: Ed Stinson, DE, Alabama

Stinson boasts a trim, chiseled frame with long arms and demonstrates bursty get-off, but needs to be more consistent with his timing off the snap, and is too easily controlled by blockers as he comes off the line high. Upside as an interior rusher and/or five-technique considering his length.

161C+Packers select: Corey Linsley, C, Ohio State

Linsley is a sound technician with nice short-area quickness and good awareness, who lacks size and power on contact. Little, if any, upside, but has starter potential at center, considering his smarts and technique.

162CEagles select: Ed Reynolds, FS, Stanford

Reynolds is a fierce hitter and good athlete, who makes tackles in space, and offers nice run support. He's raw technically though, and is late to diagnose in coverage. Athletic upside, and a tenacious, physical hitter who will be a nice special teams piece early on.

163B-Chiefs select: Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia

An intelligent, rhythmic quarterback who demonstrates nice touch on timing routes, but whose limited size and movement skills may inhibit him from competing for a number one role in the NFL.

164B-Bengals select: AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama

McCarron is a confident leader with a good enough arm to make all the throws, but who struggles to maintain good foot mechanics, and will too often stare down his primary target. He's a decent mover in the pocket, and has the upside to be a No. 2 with the possibility of competing for a starting role, with improvement in his decision-making and footwork.

165B+Chargers select: Ryan Carrethers, , Arkansas State

Carrethers is a stout, massive lineman who understands leverage, clogs running lanes and eats up blockers. Won't ever be a dynamic rusher, but as a space eater, brings nice value to the Chargers here in the fifth.

166B-Colts select: Jonathan Newsome, OLB, Ball State

Newsome is a naturally explosive edge-rusher who can cover a lot of ground down the line, but who lacks power on contact and is too-easily rag-dolled by bigger blockers, to be an every-down end. Rotational nickel rusher and strong special teams candidate.

167C+Saints select: Vinnie Sunseri, SS, Alabama

Sunseri is a tough, gritty defender best suited in the box where his athletic limitations aren't as amplified.

168A-Falcons select: Marquis Spruill, ILB, Syracuse

Spruill is a fast, athletic run-and-hit 'backer who has shown improvement in the instincts department, and has bulked up from sub-220lbs in the last year. Has a lot of range and could compete for a starting role relatively soon. Good value for the Falcons here.

169BSaints select: Ronald Powell, OLB, Florida

Powell is a talented athlete with a natural ability to rush the passer off the edge. Two ACL tears have slowed his progress though, so this is a definite gamble by the Saints, but one worth taking this late, considering the upside.

170C-49ers select: Keith Reaser, CB, Florida Atlantic

'Niners take another guy who could be sitting for a while initially, as Reaser is coming off ACL surgery, but prior to his injury, demonstrated desirable fluidity and natural coverage ability despite his smallish frame. Could be a nickel contributor down the road, but may have been available in the 6th or 7th round.

171ADolphins select: Jordan Tripp, OLB, Montana

Tripp's combination of size, length and fluidity make him a versatile athlete worth considering at several positions in the front seven. Great value for the Dolphins here in the late fifth.

172C-Seahawks select: Jimmy Staten, DT, Middle Tennessee

Staten is a consistent, anchor-strong lineman who is tough to move at the point of attack and demonstrates good awareness against the run. Has battled injuries, but has been a consistent performer, and possesses quickness to suggest some upside as a potential interior rush threat.

173C+Steelers select: Wesley Johnson, OT, Vanderbilt

Johnson is a fluid, underrated athlete who blocks with good angles, and demonstrates strong awareness. Could fill out his frame a bit more, and lacks ideal length.

174AGiants select: Devon Kennard, OLB, Southern California

Kennard is an underrated athlete with good diagnostics and the versatility to line up at multiple positions along the front seven, but has struggled to stay healthy in his career at USC. Could be a nice edge-rusher at the next level if he's able to prove durable.

175B+Ravens select: John Urschel, OG, Penn State

Urschel is better known in some circles for his world-class IQ than for his football prowess, but his intelligence translates to the field, reflecting an instinctive technician who may lack elite athleticism, but is consistent, strong and reliable.

176APackers select: Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin

Abbrederis may be this year's top route-runner, and plays with underrated physicality off the line of scrimmage. Great hands, and a firey competitor.


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