2015 NFL Draft: Grades For Recent Number 5 Picks

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Dec 15, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Glenn Dorsey (90) rushes during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. San Francisco 49ers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 33-14. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Number Five Picks From 2008 – 2006

2008Glenn Dorsey, DT – Kansas City Chiefs:  Hasn’t lived up to the hype of being a top five pick.  Dorsey was a solid player for the Chiefs but not a dominant one.  He’s been a little better for the San Francisco 49ers but still not quite dominant.  Grade: C+

2007Levi Brown, OT – Arizona Cardinals:  Brown never developed into the dominant left tackle that one would expect a top five draft pick to become.  He managed to last seven seasons in the NFL but was never more than an average player.  Grade: D

2006A.J. Hawk, ILB – Green Bay Packers:  Hawk lasted nine seasons with the Packers and gave them a consistent presence in the middle but he never became the kind of player that would justify a top five draft pick.  Grade: C+

So it’s a mixed bag.  There have been only two Pro Bowlers out of the last nine number five picks.  Some number five draft picks have done really well and others have mediocre at best.  So there’s no guarantee the Redskins will end up with a great player at the fifth pick in the draft.

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