138. Green Bay Packers (via CLE): DE Rasheem Green, USC
The Green Bay Packers nabbed an edge rusher in Round 2, taking Kansas’ Dorance Armstrong, but they still lack adequate depth at the position. With the first pick in the fifth round, the Packers take the best player on the board, USC’s Rasheem Green.
Green, set to turn just 21 years old in May, is a massive steal at this point in the NFL Draft. Green, standing at 6-foot-5, 275, has the size to be a terror both on the edge and as a 4-3 defensive tackle. Green uses his burst and length to wrench open double teams and pry away offensive linemen. He has the upside of a long-term starter.
Green would assume an immediate role as a rotational player in the Packers’ defensive scheme, and in time, he could grow to become an asset for the team.
139. New York Giants: DE Kemoko Turay, Rutgers
After shipping Jason Pierre-Paul to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the New York Giants need some new talent on the edge of the defensive line. At pick No. 139, Rutgers’ Kemoko Turay is a very good fit.
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Like the player ahead of him, Turay has chaotic burst coming off the line. His short-distance quickness is seldom matched in this NFL Draft class, but injuries may knock down his draft stock a bit. Turay could fill a need early here. He’ll work into the lineup right away, and if he can beef up and stay healthy, he could be a very impressive pick.
140. Indianapolis Colts: WR Michael Gallup, Colorado State
The Indianapolis Colts continue their renovation of the receiving core by selecting reliable Colorado State wide receiver Michael Gallup here.
The Colts selected a similar receiver in James Washington in Round 3, but they need all the help they can get in that area. With many needs filled earlier in the draft, the Colts can afford to solidify the position further here.
Gallup is a sure-handed receiver with underrated after-the-catch ability. He produced on a crazy scale with the Colorado State Rams. He managed to at least nudge Nick Stevens into the late-round conversation, which is feat by itself.
Gallup is another player who could contribute early for the Colts. His dull play style and below-average athleticism could relegate him to a specific role, but Gallup could grow into an increased role with time.
141. Seattle Seahawks (via HOU): DL Deadrin Senat, USF
After losing Sheldon Richardson and Michael Bennett earlier in the offseason, the Seahawks could decide to bolster they defensive line with this pick. The situation surrounding Malik McDowell is far from certain, and Jarran Reed and Nazair Jones don’t make a unit.
Therefore, the Seahawks have far worse decisions here than picking Deadrin Senat. As a short, stocky defensive interior lineman with impressive strength and leverage, Senat is a perfect fit for the Seahawks’ 4-3 defensive scheme. His arrival makes the unit just a little bit deeper, and he has the potential to be an impact player down the road.