Rounding out the latter half of Round 5 of the NFL Draft, a pair of SEC quarterbacks came off the board. First, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Georgia's Aaron Murray with pick no. 163. One pick later, the Cincinnati Bengals grabbed Alabama signal-called AJ McCarron to back up Andy Dalton.
McCarron has been one of the more controversial NFL prospects over the last two years, Having won two National Championships with the Tide and compiled a 36-4 record, McCarron has been labeled a "proven winner" the same way that Ken Dorsey was coming out of Miami. His slip to the fifth round isn't surprising, though, just an indication of how little college win-loss record matters to NFL teams.
Another product of college football's best conference, Murray slipped in just ahead of McCarron. The Bulldog quarterback finished last season with a career-high completion percentage, taking just 13 sacks and throwing nine interceptions. Murray's mistake-free brand of football makes him a solid backup to Alex Smith in Kansas City.
|161.||Green Bay Packers||Corey Linsley||C||Ohio State|
|162.||Philadelphia Eagles||Ed Reynolds||S||Stanford|
|163.||Kansas City Chiefs||Aaron Murray||QB||Georgia|
|164.||Cincinnati Bengals||AJ McCarron||QB||Alabama|
|165.||San Diego Chargers||Ryan Carrethers||NT||Arkansas State|
|166.||Indianapolis Colts||Jonathan Newsome||DE||Ball State|
|167.||New Orleans Saints||Vinnie Sunseri||S||Alabama|
|168.||Atlanta Falcons (from Panthers via Vikings)||Marquis Spruill||LB||Syracuse|
|169.||New Orleans Saints (from Patriots via Eagles)||Ronald Powell||LB||Florida|
|170.||San Francisco 49ers||Keith Reaser||CB||Florida Atlantic|
|171.||Miami Dolphins (from Broncos via 49ers)||Jordan Tripp||LB||
|172.||Seattle Seahawks (from Lions)||Jimmy Staten||DT||Middle Tennessee|
|173.||Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory pick)||Wesley Johnson||OT||Vanderbilt|
|174.||New York Giants (compensatory pick)||Devon Kennard||LB||USC|
|175.||Baltimore Ravens (compensatory pick)||John Urschel||G||Penn State|