Round 6
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  • What he brings: 

    Zuerlein has exceptional leg strength to hit from long range. He's been extremely accurate throughout his career.

    How he fits: 

    Zuerlein has a huge leg with great accuracy and he will be kicking in a dome for at least eight games. This was a real weakness a year ago for an offense that struggled to generate points. The ability to make long-range field goals gives this offense a chance to come away with three points even it doesn't dominate field position.

  • What he brings: 

    Lane has the fluidity and speed to develop into an above-average cover corner. But he has to get bigger and stronger while adjusting to a much higher level of competition.

  • What he brings: 

    Morris makes up for what he lacks in explosiveness with power, vision and effort.

  • What he brings: 

    Tandy doesn't have great man-to-man cover skills, but he's instinctive, has decent range and he flashes the ability to make plays in coverage.

  • What he brings: 

    Walsh is coming off a disappointing senior season, but he showed enough accuracy and leg strength his first three seasons to take a chance here.

  • What he brings: 

    A fluid athlete that shows adequate top-end speed, however his instincts are just average at this point and he needs to get stronger playing the ball and in run support.

  • What he brings: 

    Bethel's a small school prospect who has all the tools to develop into the playmaker at the next level, and can contribute at a number of different areas.

    How he fits: 

    This secondary played better at the end of the 2011 season, but they need more versatility and playmakers. Bethel can give them production at corner and safety. He is a huge contributor on special teams not only as a cover guy, but he blocked nine kicks a year ago. He goes to a team with Patrick Peterson as a returner, and this gives the Cardinals a chance to excel on special teams.

  • What he brings: 

    An older prospect who has lined up at guard and tackle, and has good size. But Asper has to get stronger and improve his ability to pick up blitzes.

  • What he brings: 

    A better run blocker than pass blocker, and he has the mean streak teams covet in their interior offensive linemen.

  • What he brings: 

    An undersized safety who can match up with slot receivers, but is never going to be an in-the-box safety.

  • What he brings: 

    A versatile player who can line up over the slot at the deep safety position or in the box, but he has some limitations in coverage and will need to be protected in certain situations.

  • What he brings: 

    Gray has a nice combination of lateral quickness and top-end speed. However, he needs to development in terms of vision and patience to set up his blocks.

  • What he brings: 

    A polished receiver with strong hands and good body control, his lack of top-end speed and suddenness as a route runner brings up concerns about his ability to separate.

  • What he brings: 

    Has adequate size and excellent top-end speed, buthe's a little bit tight changing direction and can get better in terms of instincts and progression skills.

  • What he brings: 

    He's a big strong-armed QB that can make all the NFL throws. However, he's going to need time developing as a decision-maker as well as knowing when to change up ball speed and projections in terms of overall touch.

  • What he brings: 

    He tested better than his film indicated. He needs to develop in terms of reading coverages on the run and getting tougher in traffic to catch the ball. He has good upside in terms of top-end speed to stretch the field.

  • What he brings: 

    He tested well and had a productive senior season, but one-year production and durability concerns raised two red flags.

  • What he brings: 

    Trevathan Is an undersized, but instinctive linebacker who shows above-average range. He will need to be covered up at the next level as he lacks size and strength at the point of attack.

  • What he brings: 

    There's a lot to like about his length, frame and athletic ability, but he didn't dominate the smaller-school level like you'd want an NFL prospect to do.

  • What he brings: 

    Martin is a versatile safety who can play near the box and can hold up on the back end in coverage. He is extremely aggressive in run support, but needs to do a better job of taking better angles and breaking down to secure tackles.

  • What he brings: 

    He's a tough, hard-nosed runner with limited wiggle and isn't going to break away when he gets a seam.

  • What he brings: 

    Mitchell is a three-year starter who's willing to step up in run support and shows average range in coverage, but he doesn't project as a playmaker at the next level.

  • What he brings: 

    He has to do a better job of playing with leverage. And speed may give him some problems early in his career. On the other hand he has the frame and toughness to find a way to get the job done.

  • What he brings: 

    He's an improved route-runner with good size, body control and hands. He's improved in working to get a clean release off the press, but lacks the top-end speed and the suddenness to consistently create separation down the field.

  • What he brings: 

    Mondek brings great versatility to line up inside or outside. He can improve his strength and awareness and add depth along the offensive line.

  • What he brings: 

    Green has excellent range in coverage and he flashed above-average coverage skills, but he's too inconsistent at this point and he needs to get stronger to matchup with bigger receivers.

  • What he brings: 

    He's instinctive, smart and versatile. He should add depth and bring an impact on special teams.

  • What he brings: 

    He has an elite combination of size and elite speed to stretch the field vertically. He's not a natural pass catcher, he has the ability to elevate and and win downfield battles to create the big play.

  • What he brings: 

    He drew some attention with a strong pro day workout. He shows good aggressiveness on the field, but the speed of the NFL could give him problems and he'll have to show he can adjust.

  • What he brings: 

    He has a massive frame, but is heavy-footed and lacks elite lateral agility. He'll move inside in the NFL, where he can use his size and strength to his advantage.

  • What he brings: 

    He played one year of high school football and that inexperience shows up on film at times. The reason he comes off the board here is he has the quickness, athletic ability and size to develop into a starting tackle.

  • What he brings: 

    He doesn't offer you much in the passing game, but he's a big back, who runs hard and has enough lateral mobility to exploit cutback lanes.

  • What he brings: 

    Griffin has a massive frame and plays with a nasty disposition. He's a limited athlete that struggles in space and in protection against quicker pass rushers.

  • What he brings: 

    Acho masks his average range with instincts and good recognition. He still projects as a two-down linebacker at the next level.

  • What he brings: 

    Wynn is explosive and, on film, he flashes the ability to make plays in the backfield. In fact, he would have come off the board earlier, if it weren't for an inconsistent motor. You still don't know what you will get from the guy play in and play out.

  • What he brings: 

    He has adequate size, good top-end speed along with excellent body control and hands. In addition, he brings added value on special teams as a returner. He is tough and willing to work the middle of the field. Could be a steal at this point.

  • What he brings: 

    He has adequate leg strength and gets good hang time with his punts. He also shows above-average ability to angle kicks to pin opponents inside the 20-yard-line. He could work get a quicker release.