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The Lions selected Jamal Agnew in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 165th overall.

Impact

Agnew is a little-known corner from San Diego who showed blazing speed at his pro day workout, timing in the mid-4.3 range. He'll compete for a depth role.

The Dolphins selected Isaac Asiata in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 164th overall.

Impact

Asiata is a classic road-grading guard who helped clear the way for one of the best rushing attacks in the Pac-12 last season. He put up a whopping 35 reps on the bench press at this year's Combine, which puts him in the 95th percentile for his position. Current right guard Jermon Bushrod will be 33 by the time the season starts, so Asiata adds an infusion of youth in the trenches, as well as a quality mean streak.

The Bills selected Matt Milano in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 163rd overall.

Impact

Built more like a safety than a linebacker at 6-feet, 223 pounds, Milano was a disruptive player at Boston College but generally has the look of a special teams type in the NFL.

The Colts selected Walker in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 161st overall.

Impact

Walker lacks elite measurables, but his production while at Northwestern warrants his selection at this spot. He topped 100 tackles each of the last two seasons and racked up 29 tackles for loss in that span. Indianapolis has shown a clear dedication to fortifying its defense in the draft, but hadn't taken a linebacker until Walker fell to this spot. He could push for playing time at one of the Colts' inside linebacker spots, but there will be plenty of competition.

The Buccaneers selected Jeremy McNichols in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 162nd overall.

Impact

McNichols was an extremely productive player at Boise State and may be the second-best pass catcher at the position behind Christian McCaffrey, yet he falls all the way to the mid fifth round. The reason why isn't obvious – McNichols (5-foot-9, 214 pounds) was also one of the top performers at the Combine, logging a 4.49-second 40, 121-inch broad jump, and 6.93-second three-cone. For a player who totaled 3,980 yards and 53 touchdowns from scrimmage in 25 games, this is a baffling draft tumble. McNichols is pretty much off the redraft radar, but his prospect profile still says he's worth buying in dynasty.

The Browns selected Roderick Johnson in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 160th overall.

Impact

Johnson was an early entrant to the draft, but probably fell a bit further than he expected. Thanks to his mammoth build (6-foot-7, 298 pounds) and reach (36-inch arms), he's a worthwhile project for Cleveland this late.

The Ravens selected Jermaine Eluemunor in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 159th overall.

Impact

Eluemunor is the second offensive lineman taken by the Ravens on the third day of the draft, joining former San Diego State product Nico Siragusa. With the Ravens needing to fill the right tackle spot following Ricky Wagner's departure, Eluemunor could find himself a role early in his professional career. He has a solid base, checking in at 332 pounds, and his 34 reps on the bench press reflect the play strength he displays on tape.

The Colts selected Nate Hairston in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 158th overall.

Impact

Hairston was the top corner on a tough Temple defense last year. He was only a one-year starter, but Hairston's arrival was delayed by a position change from wide receiver his third year in school. Mediocre Combine testing leaves Hairston with a projection as a likely backup in the NFL.

The Cardinals selected Will Holden in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 157th overall.

Impact

With the depth of draftable offensive line talent evaporating, Holden was one of the better remaining tackles on the board in the fifth round. The 6-foot-7 Holden held up well against SEC competition during his time at Vanderbilt , but he has relatively short arms for an NFL tackle prospect (33.25 in). Still, Holden is technically sound and should be a quality depth addition along the Arizona line.

The Falcons selected Brian Hill in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 156th overall.

Impact

Hill lands in a crowded backfield, but his prospect profile gives reason to think he'll stick around and be a top candidate to see meaningful reps if injury should strike Devonta Freeman or Tevin Coleman. At 6-foot-1, 219 pounds, Hill put forth a good showing at the Combine, running a 4.54-second 40-yard dash and 125-inch broad jump. He finished his memorable Wyoming career with 4,287 yards (5.5 YPC) and 35 touchdowns in 37 games.

The Titans selected Jayon Brown in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 155th overall.

Impact

Brown's a bit undersized as an outside linebacker at 6-foot, 231, but he was an absolute tackling machine in his final year at UCLA. He racked up 119 tackles – including 7.0 for loss as a senior – and also showed some ball skills with three interceptions. Brown likely profiles as a special teamer to start his career with the Titans, but he does add depth behind Brian Orakpo at outside linebacker.

The Redskins selected Jeremy Sprinkle in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 154th overall.

Impact

Sprinkle (6-foot-5, 252 pounds) is an athletically talented tight end who might have gone as high as the third round if he hadn't been cited for shoplifting shortly before his team's bowl game. With a big wingspan and 4.69 speed, Sprinkle is an interesting dynasty dart given the durability issues of Jordan Reed and Niles Paul.

The Bengals selected Jake Elliott in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 153rd overall.

Impact

Elliott being the first kicker off the board comes as a bit of a surprise with many ranking Arizona State's Zane Gonzalez or Auburn's Daniel Carlson ahead of him. Still, the Bengals are clearly sold on Elliott's ability to the point where they felt comfortable spending a mid-round selection on the former Memphis Tiger. He made all 202 of his extra-point attempts in college and hit 21 of 26 field goals last season. He's in line to compete with veteran Randy Bullock for the Bengals' starting kicking job, but given the team's investment in Elliott, we'll presume that the rookie probably has an edge here.

The Panthers selected Corn Elder in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 152nd overall.

Impact

Elder (5-foot-10, 183 pounds) is a small corner with modest athleticism, but he excelled in college and earns admiration for his competitiveness. In a Carolina defense that aims for aggression in the secondary, this is a sensible fit.

The Chargers selected Desmond King in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 151st overall.

Impact

King is one of the rare examples where he could have gone much higher in the draft had he declared after his stellar junior season in 2015. He put together another strong campaign in 2016, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors for the second year in a row, but the depth at defensive back in this draft caused him to slide to Day 3. King also had a shaky showing at Senior Bowl practices, leaving some scouts wondering whether he'll be able to stick at corner or have to move to safety. Even with a lack of ideal size, King has tremendous instincts and he tracks the ball well. He won't be a Day 1 starter, but King should outperform his draft slot as a fifth-rounder.

The Jets selected Jordan Leggett in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 150th overall.

Impact

Leggett is a third- or fourth-round talent, but he likely fell to this point over work ethic concerns. If Leggett puts in the necessary work, though, he could earn playing time surprisingly early with the Jets. At 6-foot-5, 258 pounds, Leggett is big enough to block but athletic enough to make a real impact as a pass catcher. Meanwhile, the Jets might have the worst tight end depth chart in the league.

The Falcons selected Damontae Kazee in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 149th overall.

Impact

The San Diego State cornerback lacks the ideal measurables for a modern NFL defensive back, but his tape and production speak for themselves. Kazee (5-10, 184) had 15 interceptions over his final two seasons as an Aztec, showing ball-hawking tendencies that override some of his athletic shortcomings. Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford are locked in as starters on the outside, but Kazee could see time in nickel or dime packages.

The Jaguars selected Blair Brown in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 148th overall.

Impact

Brown (5-foot-11, 238 pounds) is a smaller linebacker but one who was very productive on tough Ohio defenses. He also proved a standout athlete at the Combine, logging a 4.65-second 40 along with a 37-inch vertical, 124-inch broad jump and 6.92-second three-cone drill. This is a player who might start someday, even if the Jaguars depth chart is a little too crowded in the short term.

The 49ers selected George Kittle in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 146th overall.

Impact

This is a great value for the 49ers. Kittle doesn't get much hype – he's widely regarded as a blocking tight end – but he's an elite athlete at the position. Indeed, Kittle even has standout athleticism by wide receiver standards. At 6-foot-4, 247 pounds, Kittle boasts 4.52 speed and a 132-inch broad jump. Vance McDonald is the lead tight end in San Francisco, but Kittle could pay off as a dynasty investment in a couple years.

The Bears selected Jordan Morgan in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 147th overall.

Impact

A small school product, Morgan dominated the competition at Kutztown and earned himself a combine invite. He checks in at 6-foot-3, 309 with long arms. The expectation is that his height will keep him at guard in the NFL. With Kyle Long and Josh Sitton occupying the starting guard spots for the Bears, Morgan will likely slot in as a depth option.