Round 6
PICK(OVR)PLAYER/SCHOOLPOSDRAFTED BYNOTES
  • Onobun is a developmental prospect who played one year of college football and has a basketball background. There are also some durability concerns. This is clearly a pick based on upside and is a reach here in our opinion.
  • Schillinger is an undersized safety prospect with good overall range and could potentially contribute in the back end. He also should help out on special teams.
  • Bowden has an adequate leg and is a very accurate punter. He should develop into a reliable punter.
  • Dixon is a strong downhill runner who can get yards after contact. He's at his best working between the tackles and has excellent size. He is fairly one dimensional. He lacks the burst to consistently turn the corner at the NFL level and lacks top-end speed.
  • Morris is an undersized tight end, who will play an H-back role. Won't be a big contributor as a run blocker, but can make plays in the passing game due to his athleticism and above-average ball skills.
  • Hardy is an inconsistent practice player and there are questions about his overall commitment to the game off the field. Still, Hardy has second-day talent. He shows an improved motor on the field and has top-notch pass-rushing ability.
  • Smith has the size, arm strength and touch to start in the NFL, but there are concerns about him living up to his potential. He is a gunslinger, who takes a few too many chances with the ball and he really has to improve his footwoork. Smith also has a little bit of a wind up release, which will allow NFL defenders to get a jump on the ball until he tweaks it.
  • Mitchell has a nice combination of size and speed to become an immediate deep threat for Cleveland. He is still a bit raw at this point and needs major polishing with his routes and must improve his hands.
  • Moats doesn't have great height, but he shows long arms, heavy hands and a powerful initial touch. He is a perfect fit with Buffalo transitioning to a 3-4 front. He provides solid athleticism and can spot drop when asked to on occasion.
  • Young's length makes it tough for pass-rushers to get around him and he can engulf smaller defensive ends, but he's limited athletically and has a hard time sinking his hips. He struggles to stay low, which negates his great size.
  • His excellent top-end speed and potential to develop into a productive receiver makes him an intriguing change-of-pace runner. He's not effective enough running between the tackles and he's too straight lined.
  • LeFevour is going to have a tough transition coming from the spread system to a pro-style system. He still needs to refine his overall mechanics but has the work ethic and enough mobility to potentially develop into an adequate back up.
  • Byham is a one-dimensional player. He doesn't have the separation skills or speed to make a substantial impact on a team's passing attack, but he can be a fundamentally-sound blocker for the 49ers.
  • Olsen is a try-hard player who fights to stay in position, but he is limited athletically and he doesn't show great power as a run-blocker. At best, he projects as a quality backup.
  • Tracy is a classic undersized defensive end who could transition to a linebacker or pass-rushing specialist. However, he needs to get stronger in his core and improve his point-of-attack skills against the run.
  • It comes as no surprise that McCoy slid down draft boards with some character concerns. Seattle, however, got a great value. He is one of the more complete tight ends in the draft and can contribute as an intermediate target. In addition, is a solid blocker who gets into sound position and sustains.
  • Geathers is a physical freak with outstanding size and length. He's a perfect fit as a 5-technique in Cleveland. He lacks explosion and quickness, but he can eat up space and stack the edge and find the football.
  • Smith does a good job with his technique. He has good footwork and takes proper angles to the point. He also does a good job using his hands to sustain. He needs a little bit of work in his pass sets as far as lateral movement and the ability to recover against double moves.
  • Dwyer is an interesting projection; he played fullback in a triple-option scheme. He's going to have a hard time in terms of vision. Still, he shows good balance and power as a runner and short-area burst. However, he lacks the long speed to consistently reach the perimeter at the next level.
  • Sims is a developmental prospect at this point. He needs to put on some weight. But he has excellent length and pass-rushing upside.
  • Goethel is a smart, instinctive football player. However, he needs to develop more discipline in terms of run fits and angles to the football. He has good upside with his ability to contribute on special teams.
  • Briscoe won't win any praise for his toughness. Still, he is big enough and athletic enough to contribute outside the hashes.
  • Batten has good upside but is a project at this point. It's unclear whether he'll play outside or inside linebacker. One asset he shows is his athletic ability. He also shows toughness for the position.
  • Starks is intriguing because of his combination of size and burst. Unfortunately, he missed the majority of this past season with a shoulder injury, but he has great upside to add backfield depth.
  • Harewood is a major project. He has great size, at 6-6, 350 pounds, and incredible natural bruit strength. He's going to be a big project; he must play lower and approach the game with an aggressive attitude.
  • Brown brings good quickness and suddenness with his routes. However, his best asset will be on special teams as a returner.
  • Wall is an interesting guy; he doesn't have great top-end speed but has good fluidity and quickness out of his breaks. He also has good anticipation and route recognition skills, but lacks an extra gear to recover if caught out of position.
  • Holliday is an undersized track star who will be an explosive returner in the NFL. He will need a creative offensive coordinator in order to be weapon in the Texans' offensive attack.
  • Gettis is fast and big enough to stretch the field and pick up yards at the NFL level. On the other hand, he's a straight line receiver who is going to have a hard time separating from man coverage. There are also concerns about his work ethic, which is a red flag because he is not a crisp route-runner at this point.
  • Webb will have to move to receiver in order to succeed in the NFL. He has some experience at the position and the measurables to make the move. There is a lot to like about his body control and athletic ability, but it should come as no surprise that he is a raw route-runner.
  • Scott is lacking in terms of top-end speed and burst as an outside runner. However, he excellent size, good power and balance and is a determined outside runner who could potentially contribute in short yardage situations.
  • He is an intriguing sub-package corner and special teams prospect with adequate size and speed. However, he missed his entire season at Troy due to academic ineligibilty and has only played one year of FBS football.
  • Pugh is a versatile, developmental project who brings value at corner and safety. He will also help out on special teams early in his career.
  • Mike Thomas' emergence at receiver last season, makes this a logical pick. McGee will most likely be used for his return ability.
  • Pike comes from a spread offense and could have a difficult time transitioning to the NFL game, but he's an excellent value this late in the draft. He has the frame, arm strength and flashes the accuracy to develop into a starter in time. It will be interesting how Jimmy Clausen and Pike handle not being the clear-cut option.
  • Larsen spent three seasons playing DT, but he needs to get stronger at the point of attack. However, his true value will be as a center and he should bring quality depth behind Dan Koppen.
  • Williams is a speedster who will work out of the slot at the next level. He has great speed and explosion, but he needs to work on setting up defenders and catching the ball more consistently.
  • Rolle is a physical run defender who can hold his own covering the deep half of the field. His biggest weakness is his stiff hips and inability to handle man coverage. He also has sub-par ball skills and some question this Rhodes Scholar's commitment.