5. Lorenzo Mauldin, OLB
Sticking with linebackers, Mauldin is a favorite pick to emerge as a serious outside threat. Mauldin was an ipso facto starter upon Calvin Pace‘s free agent departure, and the second-year Louisville man looks like a good bet to redeem his monstrous college career at the pro level.
With the outside linebacker position wide open, Mauldin will be Todd Bowles‘ go-to on packages of all kind. Expecting every-down action for Mauldin, the question lies simply in whether or not the third-round talent can contribute in his increased role.