NorthwestFootball.net Mock: The Fifth Round
Joe Webb (UAB Athletics)

Posted Apr 22, 2010


"In the fifth round of the 2010 NFL draft, the Seattle Seahawks select ..." We'll find out the actual answer later this week, but it's time for the guys at NorthwestFootball.net, with additional help from staff alum Scott Eklund, to continue speculating how they think the team's draft will go. With two picks in the fifth round, it's time to scout for sleepers.

Round 5, Pick 133

Scott Eklund, Recruiting Editor, Dawgman.com
OT Tony Washington, Abilene Christian --
Another physically gifted line prospect, Washington could play left or right tackle or even move inside. He’ll need a year to get used to the uptick in talent since he played at a lower-level school, but the program he comes from produced two solid rookies – Chicago WR Johnny Knox and Cincinnati RB Bernard Scott – last year and Washington has every chance to continue that trend.

Brian McIntyre, Editor-in-Chief, NorthwestFootball.net
WR Joe Webb, UAB
A quarterback his final two seasons at Alabama-Birmingham, Webb is very raw when it comes to playing wide receiver and will need time to develop. His impressive size (6-3, 226; 10.75” hands, 37.5” arms) and off-the-charts athleticism (4.44-40; 42.5” vertical jump, 11’05” broad jump) are too much for a team looking to get bigger and more physical at the  position to pass up in the fifth round.

Doug Farrar, Publisher, NorthwestFootball.net
S Major Wright, Florida – Wright got lost in a sea of talented Florida defenders, but some believe that he comes out of the draft with the ability to make an immediate impart – at the very least, on special teams. A dynamic hitter, though he’s better in deep coverage than in open-field tackling.

Round 5, Pick 139

Scott Eklund, Recruiting Editor, Dawgman.com
Vince Oghobaase, DT, Duke --
While never living up to his press clippings coming out of high school, Oghobaase was solid for the Blue Devils and many thought he struggled because of lack of attention offenses had to pay to the other Duke defensive linemen. Oghobaase is big and has a huge wingspan. He’s also very athletic and could be an outstanding three-tech defensive tackle with the right coaching.

Brian McIntyre, Editor-in-Chief, NorthwestFootball.net
DE Lindsey Witten, Connecticut
A one-year starter at UCONN, Witten posted 11 ½ quarterback sacks in 2009, earning first-team All-Big East honors. Needs work to succeed at the next level, but has all the physical tools (size, speed, long arms) necessary to be a solid pass-rushing end.

Doug Farrar, Publisher, NorthwestFootball.net
OG Marhsall Newhouse, TCU -- Newhouse, whose uncle Robert played 12 seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, comes out as part of a very talented Horned Frogs team. He’s a big guy with the kind of second-block and down quickness required in Alex Gibbs’ zone scheme.



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