Breaking down the sixth round
In recent history, New Orleans has placed a greater emphasis on speed and upside than it has on technique and consistency when it comes to drafting receivers. The result has predictably been a talented but inconsistent receiving corps and it's clearly time to shift gears. Oregon State WR Mike Haas' (No. 171) potential is limited by his lack of ideal speed and elusiveness but he isn't afraid to go over the middle and rarely drops balls that he should catch. He should develop into a reliable sub-package possession receiver and possibly an adequate No. 2.
2006 draft coverage
From inside analysis from Scouts Inc. to reports from Len Pasquarelli, John Clayton and Michael Smith, ESPN.com had the draft covered.
• Clayton: Winners and losers
• Pasquarelli: D dominates
• Smith: Thoughts on Round 1
• Inside analysis: 1st | 2nd | 3rd
• Pasquarelli: Character matters
• Green: Money sways Texans
• Clayton: OTs popular on Day 1
• Wojciechowski: Texans did what?
• Scouts: Draft Q&A
• SportsNation: Vote | Grades
• Photo gallery: First-round picks
• Complete 2006 draft coverage
• Pasquarelli: 2006 draft wrap
• Smith: Vick says he's matured
• Inside analysis: 4th | 5th | 6th | 7th
• Clayton: Skier Bloom drafted
• McShay: Players who slipped
• Clayton: Vets sent packing