Denard Robinson and Jesse Williams Early 2013 NFL Draft Fifth Round Picks
By Chris Malumphy
The fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft started with the Kansas City Chiefs selecting defensive back Sanders Commings from Georgia. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson was drafted by the Jaguars to play wide receiver. The Eagles drafted defensive back Earl Wolff from North Carolina State. Defensive tackle Jesse Williams of Alabama was drafted by the Seahawks who are not afraid of players with issues. The Seahawks then took Tharold Simon a cornerback from LSU. The Colts and the Browns negotiated a last second trade and Indianapolis selected Montori Hughes, a defensive tackle from Tennessee-Martin.
Running back Stepfan Taylor will continue to remain a Cardinal, moving from Stanford to Arizona. The Jets took tackle Oday Aboushi from Virginia. LSU defensive end Lavar Edwards will join the Titans. The Bills drafted Clemson defensive back Jonathan Meeks.
The New Orleans Saints added Oklahoma wide receiver Kenny Stills to the targets for Drew Brees. California Bear defensive back Steve Williams will try to make the San Diego Chargers backfield. Q, the defensive end from Western Kentucky better known as Quanterus Smith, will join the Denver Broncos. The Buccaneers drafted defensive end Steven Means from Buffalo. Iowa State linebacker A.J. Klein will play for Carolina. Cornerback Brandon McGee of Miami was picked by the Rams. The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Illinois defensive back Terry Hwthorne. Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle will become a Dallas Cowboy. Safety Cooper Taylor from Richmond was picked by the New York Giants.
Stansly Maponga, one of the many great names in the draft, was drafted by the Falcons from TCU to play defensive end. The more prosaicly named Chris Thompson, running back from Florida State, was drafted by the Washington Redskins. Watch out Alfred Morris. Coach Mike Shanahan is known for making good use of late round rookie running backs as he did last season. Will Thompson be next?
Jeff Locke of UCLA became the first punter selected in the draft, by the Minnesota Vikins. The Bengals hope that Kansas tackle Tanner Hawkinson can help. Quinton Dial was drafted from Alabama by the 49ers to play defensive end. Tight end Luke Willson from Rice was picked by Seattle. The Packers, who need defensive backfield help, took free safety Micah Hyde from Iowa. Vanderbilt sent running back Zac Stacy to the St. Louis Rams. Georgia wide receiver Tavarres King hopes to become a favored target of Peyton Manning in Denver. Florida State Seminole defensive end Brandon Jenkins will rush the passer for the Redskins. Tackle Jordan Mills goes from Louisiana Tech to the Chicago Bears. Florida running back Mike Gillislee will play for the Dolphins.
Applachian State punter Sam Martin was tabbed by the Lions. Kicker Caleb Sturgis was the third straight Florida Gator selected by the Dolphins with the first compensatory pick of the fifth round. Green Bay picked defensive tackle Josh Boyd from Mississippi State. The final pick of the fifth round was Ricky Wagner, tackle from Wisconsin, selected by the Baltimore Ravens.
|2013 NFL Draft Fifth Round|
|5||3||136||Earl Wolff||Eagles||DB||North Carolina State|
|5||5||138||Tharold Simon||Seahawks||DB||Louisiana State|
|5||9||142||Lavar Edwards||Titans||DE||Louisiana State|
|5||13||146||Quanterus Smith||Broncos||DE||Western Kentucky|
|5||15||148||A.J. Klein||Panthers||LB||Iowa State|
|5||18||151||Joseph Randle||Cowboys||RB||Oklahoma State|
|5||21||154||Chris Thompson||Redskins||RB||Florida State|
|5||29||162||Brandon Jenkins||Redskins||DE||Florida State|
|5||30||163||Jordan Mills||Bears||T||Louisiana Tech|
|5||32||165||Sam Martin||Lions||P||Appalachian State|
|5||34||167||Josh Boyd||Packers||DT||Mississippi State|