105: St. Louis Stallions – Isaiah Ford, WR, Virginia Tech
A very good athlete with very good size, he’s got better quickness than straight-lined speed, but should prove to be a good underneath receiving option for the new expansion team.
106: Mississippi Cottonmouths – Jadar Johnson, S, Clemson
Jadar Johnson is a talented football player, but he’s considered retirement already, citing he may want to pursue other ventures. Johnson figures to play his rookie year, and then we will see if he still has the heart and desire to continue his football career. A fifth round pick with an uncertain future is quite a questionable pick.
107: Iowa Threshers – Marcus Rios, CB, UCLA
Despite limited production and playing time in college Marcus Rios has some decent potential as a pro. Considering how he fought and worked his way back to football from an illness that cost him significant amounts of playing time in college, it’s impossible not to love this guys determination, guts and perseverance that are impossible to measure. But he has good measurable athletic traits that make him an interesting prospect.
108: San Diego Diablos – Scott Orndoff, TE, Pittsburgh
He’s a good blocker who has better vertical ability than his college numbers show. At 6-foot-5, 253-pounds, Orndoff could develop into a very solid redzone threat.
109: Memphis Bombers (Houston Wranglers) – Treston Decoud, CB, Oregon State
Has great size and understanding of the game, likely helped by his cousin Thomas who was quite a successful professional player. Treston is very experienced in a number of different coverages and was great when facing explosive receivers in college. He does need to work on his technique, but that is what those coaches are there for.
110: Minnesota Freeze – Arthur Maulet, DB, Memphis
Has good coverage ability and athleticism but lacks good size. This limits him to purely being a slot corner, but his measurable numbers and production in college should make him quite good in that role.
111: Orlando Rockets (Louisville Cougars) – Michael Davis, CB, BYU
If it hasn’t been for a misdemeanor assault charge picked up while in college Michael Davis probably would have been drafted a lot hither, but Orlando is a team that was willing to look past it and take the gamble on a tremendous athlete and cornerback. It’s a tremendous organization that should be able to handle a guy with a checkered past.
112: Washington Wave (Charleston Dragons) – Dariusz Bladek, OG, Bethune-Cookman
A powerfully built interior offensive linemen with good strength and footwork, Dariusz Bladek is a very good pick here in the fifth but he does need to work on some fundamentals. He often stands a bit too much and loses the leverage battle, but Washington will be patient and work on developing him.
113: Utah Raptors – Corn Elder, CB, Miami (FL)
An injury in workouts before the draft hurt his stock but it is nothing serious and Corn Elder is a tremendous cornerback. Corn Elder had speed, athleticism and toughness. While he’s a bit smaller than desired, like All-SFL Rookie Tavon Young he makes up for the smaller stature with great toughness, competitiveness and physicality. This is a very good pick for a pass defense that really struggled last season.
114: Utah Raptors (Michigan Stags (New York Marauders)) – Ifeadi Odengibo, DE, Northwestern
While he doesn’t have the best set of pass rush moves, Ifeadi Odenigbo was able to get to the quarterback at a high rate because of his grittiness and a developing spin move. This is a guy who was in the Big Ten with Taco Charlton, Garrett Sickels and Sam Hubbard and was just as good as all of them. He’s not flashy, just effective.
115: Birmingham Predators – Josh Malone, WR, Tennessee
The Predators owner certainly had plenty of scouting reports on Josh Malone with his Memphis team and used those to nab an athletic and productive receiver for Birmingham that will miss Kenny Stills. Dak Prescott needs weapons and this guy can be a big playmaker for them. He had 50 receptions for 972 yards and 11 touchdowns in his final season at Tennessee. He’s not a finesse player, but he’ll certainly spread their offense.
116: Carolina Generals (Dallas Six-Shooters) – Josh Banks, DT, Wake Forest
While he has some red flags, including suspensions in college, Carolina went with a local guy who has nice size at 6-foot-9, 290-pounds and can play all over the defensive line.
117: Houston Wranglers (Omaha Express) – Adam Bisnowaty, OT, Pittsburgh
Injuries have plagued Adam Bisnowaty’s football career so keeping healthy will be a challenge, but she he is healthy is is a very talented player, who was a first-team All-ACC player in 2015. He’s not very good size and is a thumping offensive linemen.
118: Louisville Cougars (Memphis Bombers) – Jylan Ware, OT, Alabama State
He’s massive, standing 6-foot-8, 295-pounds, but he needs to fill that big frame with more muscle because he’s not great at holding off bull rushers. He does know how to use his size, but until he bulks up he will struggle. Hopefully the pro workout regime gives him more muscle.
119: Carolina Generals (New Orleans Nightmare) – Zach Pascal, WR, Old Dominion
A three-year starter who had very nice production in college, but against lesser competition. He doesn’t have runaway speed and he’s too slow getting out of his breaks to play underneath. He’s got nice hands though, hopefully Carolina can figure out a way to use him.
120: Washington Wave – Oumar Toure, TE/FB, Sherbrooke
An H-Back type who can do a lot of different things for an offense, but he is more of a grinding type of player and won’t exactly break a defense.
121: Columbus Explorers – Trey Edmunds, RB, Maryland
A very nice pickup here in the fifth with a running back who has very good special teams ability. He was never the featured running back in college, whether at Virginia Tech or Maryland, but does have nice size and has shown very nice speed as a return man.
122: Atlanta Firebirds – Jermaine Grace, LB, Miami (FL)
Jermaine Grace has nice speed to keep up with receivers running around the field, but he’s a hybrid type of player who is probably too big and slow to purely be a safety but is too small and not strong enough to be a full-time linebacker. Still, athleticism he has will help him find a way onto the field.
123: Pittsburgh Forge – Elijah Lee, ILB, Kansas State
He has speed and range to get all over the field, but he only has adequate awareness and doesn’t always take advantage of his gifts. He might be good on special teams but will really have to work on film and his understanding of the game to do more.
124: Orlando Rockets – Justin Vaughn, DT, Fordham
The Patriot League will always get overlooked but Fordham start Justin Vaughn was a productive player, but even more impressive is his size (6-foot-5, 280-pounds) combined with his athletic trades – 5.09 40-time, 28-inch vertical, and 9-foot-4 broad jump. That is the kind of prospect a team takes a gamble on.
125: Utah Raptors (Michigan Stags) – Junior Luke, DT, Montreal
Utah goes north of the boarder with a pick who they hope will bolster their defensive line. He was quite a productive player in the Canadian Intercollegiate System and has very nice athletic ability. He’s quite a steal this late, but certainly any Canadian prospect is a gamble.
126: Seattle Orcas – Ante Milanovic-Litre, RB, Simon Fraser
While not overly fast, he’s a bulldozing running back. Seattle certainly gave him looks when scouting him in the territorial draft. They passed on him then, but he impressed them enough for them to take him now.
127: Los Angeles Stars – Erik Magnuson, OG, Michigan
The physicality of the Big Ten always prepared offensive linemen well for the professional level. Erik Magnuson has a lot of experience starting at multiple positions at Michigan. He isn’t overly big or powerful, but he made it work. He might start out as a project but he’s a classic overachiever and it doesn’t matter if you are overachieving as long as you continue to achieve.
128: San Antonio Marshals – Ricky Seals-Jones, WR/TE, Texas A&M
A fairly local prospect, this is a perfect fit for San Antonio. Ricky Seals-Jones is a very big wide receiver, standing 6-foot-5, 243-pounds. He is experiences and could be used both as an inline tight end or spread out wide receiver – that tweener type mismatch is all the rage now. He’s not overly fast and his hands could be troublesome, but teams will really struggled to defend him.
129: Memphis Bombers (New Orleans Nightmare (Carolina Generals)) – Dominique Hatfield, CB, Utah
While he’s not very heralded, he’s pretty experienced, playing in 45 games over his four years, three of which as a starter, and getting some solid productions within those starts. He doesn’t have the best ball-skills, though, and he’s not overly fast or big, but he’s made it work. He’s a developmental prospect at this point.
130: Philadelphia Bulldogs – Damore’ea Stringfellow, WR, Mississippi
While he’s not particularly fast, Damore’ea Stringfellow is a nice-sized receiver with very impressive hands and a great catch radius. He makes great catches all the time. He’ll fit in well with all of the speedy receivers the defending champions, eventually fitting into the retired Roddy White’s role.
Best Pick: Michael Davis, CB, BYU – Orlando Rockets
Michael Davis was a steal for the fifth round and despite his checkered past the gamble should pay off, especially with a top-notch organization like the Orlando Rockets.
Most Questionable Pick: Zach Pascal, WR, Old Dominion – Carolina Generals
While he’s an interesting prospect and was productive in college he just doesn’t have many traits that look like they could translate to the pro level. He could be good, but comes with risk and probably could have been drafted later than he was. There were better wide receivers drafted after him.