Sun, May 21, 2017
In Round 5, 14 total RSB prospects were selected, pushing our total to 71 through 184 picks (39% of all choices).
Jordan Morgan/Kutztown OL | #147 Chicago Bears
The winner of the 2016 Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year, Jordan played left tackle for the Golden Bears, but will likely shift inside to guard for the NFL’s version of the Bears. Look for Chicago to give him a year to develop before expecting him to get on the field as a dependable backup or potential starter.
Markuss Eligwe/Ga Southern LB | #183 Kansas City Chiefs
Markuss was a “Wednesday” addition to the South team roster during RSB week. He began his career at Florida State, but ended up at GSU after some off-field issues forced him to transfer. He has excellent height-weight-speed and ran 4.54 at his pro day. The Chiefs will count on him to play special teams, while he learns the nuances of their 3-4 scheme.
Damontae Kazee/San Diego State CB | #149 Atlanta Falcons
In one of the surprising developments of the draft, this two-time Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year did not get selected within the first 100 picks, so the Falcons were wise to grab him here. With his inside/outside versatility, quickness and playing instincts, he could end up on the field this year in their Dime package and on special teams.
Nate Peterman/Pittsburgh QB |#171 Buffalo Bills
Nate could have heard his name called as soon as the 2nd round, but unfortunately slid in the draft to pick #171. The silver lining is that he goes to a team with a new head coach and offense, so he will get the opportunity to learn from day one and potentially could emerge as a long-term answer at QB for Buffalo. He was compared favorably with Kirk Cousins throughout the pre-draft evaluation period.
Jake Elliott/Memphis PK | #153 Cincinnati Bengals
Jake was the first kicker off the board after being perfect on 202 career extra point attempts and making 81 of 104 field goals during his time at Memphis. With Zane Gonzalez/Arizona State being selected by the Browns in Round 7, these two will have a kicker dual within the AFC North for seasons to come.
Here are the other 9 selections in Round 5 from the Reese’s Senior Bowl:
|152.||Corn Elder||Miami (FL)||CB||Panthers|
|177.||Trent Taylor||Louisiana Tech||WR||49ers|
|180.||Danny Isidora||Miami (FL)||OG||Vikings|