Round 6
PICK(OVR)PLAYER/SCHOOLPOSDRAFTED BYNOTES
  • Pagan has the frame to line up at end in a three-man front or defensive tackle in a four-man front. He has the upper-body strength to keep blockers off his frame and the violent hands to chuck blockers. His statistical production isn't great, but he gets good push and makes it tough for backs to turn the corner when he lines up on the outside. Plus, he can force quarterbacks off the spot when he kicks inside.
  • Mettenberger has prototypical size and a big-time arm as a pocket passer. He can make all the throws and stretch the field vertically. However, he has limited mobility and his decision-making and accuracy can become erratic when the pocket becomes muddied. Mettenberger also comes with maturity issues, which played a part in him falling, and must grow up quickly if he is going to survive at the next level.

    For all of his skills (big arm), there are several concerns (slow, coming off an ACL injury and off-the-field issues). Ken Whisenhunt brings a lot of the San Diego offense to Tennessee -- take a look at some of the things Philip Rivers does -- and Mettenberger will get a chance to compete for a QB spot that's more open than you might believe.
  • A team captain last year, Halapio is a tenacious drive blocker with good size and power. He can hold up in pass protection when he locks on, but he's inconsistent in this area and he's not agile enough to get away with it when he doesn't get his hands inside. His ability to stay healthy is an even greater concern, as he has an extensive injury history.
  • Acker has adequate size, quick feet and above-average instincts. He has the versatility to play outside and bump inside to the slot. He must continue to get stronger and become more consistent in run support.
  • Blue has intriguing tools and brings good value. He caught passes in a loaded LSU backfield. He has an adequate agility, balance and power combination as a runner. He also shows a natural feel as a route runner.
  • Exum tore the ACL and lateral meniscus in addition to fracturing a bone in his right knee during a pickup basketball game in January of 2013. He returned in time to play in three games late in the season, but never regained the form he showed in 2012, and an ankle injury eventually ended his season. If he can get back to where he was on his 2012 tape and stay healthy, he'll be a steal at this point. He has good balance, he reads routes well and he's an above-average tackler who can limit production after the catch and help out in run support.
  • Fales has intriguing tools as a rhythm and timing passer. He changed schemes last year and was not as efficient, but his 2012 tape paints a better picture of him as a passer. Fales has a quick release and very good short-to-intermediate touch and accuracy.

    Fales is a nice fit for the Bears' sophisticated offense. Many of the things Chicago likes their quarterbacks to do (sight adjustments, quick passes and spread sets) Fales excels at. He is smart enough to grasp this offense and fill the Josh McCown backup role behind Jay Cutler. But can he improve quickly enough to pass Charlie Whitehurst on the depth chart this year?
  • James has above-average movement skills and possesses good top-end speed. He is pure cover corner who lacks toughness and interest at times as a run-defender.
  • Herron is a smooth route runner who flashes an explosive burst out of his cuts. He is also underrated after the catch. However, he must continue to get stronger and has had problems with drops.
  • Seastrunk is one of the more talented natural runners in this class in terms of agility and top-end speed. However, he must learn to get more north-south as a runner and improve his ball security. Also, he provides very little as a pass-catcher, which is why he likely fell in the draft.
  • Jackson's diagnostic skills, range and willingness to defend the run make him a god fit for a zone-heavy scheme like the one Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell runs. However, he's not nearly as effective in man and must improve as a tackler.
  • Gaines flashes adequate instincts and is a willing run-defender. However, he has some tightness in off man coverage and allows too much separation at times.
  • Jones lacks ideal suddenness and top-end speed. However, he is a polished route runner who has good feel as a route runner and posses above-average body control and hands. He adds depth as a possession receiver and has a chance to develop into a quality No. 4 target for the Lions.
  • Hazel has above-average size and strength. He isn't a burner but runs quality routes, has reliable hands and has sneaky run-after-catch ability. Hazel has a chance to be a steal.
  • O'Donnell is a transfer from Cincinnati who has excellent size and possesses a big leg. He gets adequate hang time and shows good touch pinning opponents inside the 20-yard line. O'Donnell also has strong athleticism, clocking in with the fastest 40 at the combine for specialists and putting up 23 reps on the bench press.
  • Zumwalt is throwback type who plays with a nasty demeanor. He has average athleticism and has some tightness, but he shows good instincts and diagnostic skills. Zumwalt brings a physical edge with the ability to strike and deliver a violent hit. He should contribute immediately on special teams.
  • Fulton needs to do a better with his hand placement in pass protection because he doesn't have great lateral mobility and struggles to sink and sustain as a run-blocker. However, he is a three-year starter who has above-average measureables for an interior offensive lineman. He's capable of providing depth at guard and center and possibly developing into a starter down the road.
  • Wenning is an intriguing developmental quarterback. He has good size and overall physical tools. What stood out most about his tape was his pocket poise and instincts. He showed the toughness to sit in and deliver some big throws under pressure. Wenning has a chance to develop into a quality backup behind Joe Flacco.
  • Dixon has a great blend of length, weight and top-end speed, but he's late diagnosing routes and doesn't change directions well in space. He also has smaller hands for his frame and he's inconsistent fielding the ball.
  • Powell didn't test as well as expected at the combine, raising concerns about the level of competition he faced at Murray State inflating his production. However, he catches the ball well on tape and he caught the ball at the combine. He also has the quickness to produce after the catch and contribute as a return man.
  • Goodson is a former basketball transfer from Gonzaga. He shows above-average athleticism and fluidity in coverage along with adequate ball skills. He needs to continue to get stronger and can get boxed out by bigger receivers at times.
  • Moore uses his long arms (33 3/4 inches) to press offensive tackles and walk them back to the quarterback. He also flashes the ability to control blockers as a run-defender and shows above-average effort in pursuit.
  • Scott has adequate size but needs to get stronger. He shows average awareness and quality foot quickness. He should provide good depth for the Seahawks' interior offensive line.
  • Duvernay-Tardif is an intriguing tackle/guard prospect who dominated a much lower level of competition at McGill in Canada (where he's been in the pre-med program). There are obvious concerns about his ability to adjust to the schedule and speed at the NFL level, but he impressed the week of the East West Shrine Game and he's a nasty mauler who buries defenders on tape.
  • Grice is a better outside than inside runner at this point. He shows quick feet and above-average elusiveness in space. In addition, he brings excellent versatility as a receiver.
  • Rooks is a junior college transfer who has just two years of FBS experience. He has a leaner frame and must continue to add bulk and improve his strength. However, he has intriguing agility and foot quickness to work with as a developmental prospect.
  • Jackson is a thumper on the interior who has above-average power and strength at the point of attack. He flashes adequate instincts and range, but must learn to play with more discipline. He also comes with some character and maturity issues.
  • At 5-foot-11 and 220 pounds, Gaffney has an excellent height-weight-speed combination. He's a good value at this point, though he misses seams on tape and he's not an elusive open-field runner. There's also room for improvement when it comes to his technique in pass protection.
  • Bowanko, a team captain and three-year starter, has starting experience at guard and center. He has the potential to develop into an effective and versatile backup interior offensive lineman.
  • Thomas doesn't have ideal cover skills for a corner and he's undersized for a safety,. However, he's a good player with above-average instincts and he can contribute in a number of ways. He can get to the quarterback when he's asked to blitz, he can line up over the slot or high and he's a good tackler who can cover kicks.
  • Paradis isn't a great athlete but plays with a grinder mentality. He shows adequate inline power but lacks ideal lateral agility.
  • Pinkins is a physical strong safety type with excellent size. He shows quick diagnostic skills against the run and is reliable in run support. However, he lacks ideal range in the back end and will struggle to hold up in man coverage.
  • Enunwa is a raw route runner who has dropped passes he should catch and doesn't play as fast as his timed top-end speed. However, playing in a run-heavy offense likely hindered his progress, and he has great upside. At 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, he ran a 4.45 40 at the combine and his competitiveness on tape is outstanding.
  • Enemkpali lacks ideal length, but he has a thick build and natural power. He must learn to become more consistent with his hands but shows good strength and fight at the point of attack. Enemkpali is a developmental type who could add depth to the Jets' front seven.
  • Prosch is a throwback type and has a thick and powerful build. He shows strong awareness to locate targets and shows excellent strength at the point of attack. He also does a nice job of mixing in cut blocks
  • Flowers has adequate size but needs to get stronger at the point of attack. He flashes solid instincts and reaction skills, and has strong overall range as a run-defender. He also brings adequate versatility in coverage.
  • Boyd lacks ideal height and needs a lot of work with his overall mechanics. In addition, he struggles to see the field and lacks ideal poise under pressure when working from inside the pocket. However, he has intriguing mobility and shows adequate touch with intermediate deep throws, which warranted a late-round pick as a developmental prospect.
  • Gilbert has ideal size, a big-time arm and underrated athleticism. While he has all the physical tools you look for in a quarterback, he must improve his poise and decision-making. That said, with proper coaching, he has a chance to develop into a quality backup if brought along the right way.
  • McCullers is a genetic freak; he has a massive frame and carries 350 pounds extremely well. He is a prototypical space-eater who flashes the ability to engulf blockers when playing with effort. His motor runs hot and cold, though, and he has limited range defending the run, which is why he fell to the bottom of the sixth round.

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