My Final Round 6 Mock

Sound the Alarms for the Round 6 Steals!

4/27/13 in NFL   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

Ellington plays faster than he timeRound 6
#169 Jacksonville RB Andre Ellington, Clemson At 5’91/4” 194 and a disappointing 40 time 4.61 at the combine 4.52-4.71at his pro day he slid, but has so much potential and can catch the ball, he might be huge a steal here.  
 
#170 Kansas City RB Jawan Jamison is small at 5'7 3/8” 203, but he has been productive and might be a valuable #2 RB.
 
#171 Detroit Lions OG Alvin Bailey, 6'3, 312 pounds Bailey might be a starter in a year or two, he is solid in the running and passing game as a blocker.
 
#172 Oakland Raiders (from Philadelphia through Cleveland) DE Lavar Edwards LSU, a real value in this player who might be a starter sooner rather than later, think of his potential at 6’4” 277 he has good quickness and toughness.
 
#173 San Francisco 49ers (from Philadelphia through Cleveland) OT Xavier Nixon of Florida is a big talented body, but he has been a mass of inconsistencies. At 6’5 ½” 321 and a good athlete but a huge question mark.
 
#174 Arizona Cardinals Michael Mauti, ILB, Penn State Classic Penn State LB with elite motor and is a bruising hitter. At 243 his IQ and frame are what you want, but two major knee injuries pushed him down.
 
#175 The Cleveland Browns take C P.J. Lonergan of LSU, with Alex Mack the only pure center Lonergan is a classic tough guy, and he is limited to an extent but he is like many NFL centers in that he is smart and competitive enough to get the job done in the running and passing game. He can play through injury and is able to make line calls.  He has been playing since his freshman year and has improved each year.
 
#176 Arizona Cardinals (from Tennessee Titans through Minnesota Vikings) This well-traveled pick will be used to obtain more take WR Marquess Wilson, Washington State; Wilson ran the standard measure for speed in 4.51 seconds, 17th out of the 34 receivers who ran the 40-yard dash. Wilson was impressive in the three-cone drill, where his 6.65 seconds was second only to Missouri's T.J. Moe. Wilson was the only player 6’3” or above to finish close to the top 10, [11th to be exact] in that test, which seems to indicate what we've known about Wilson all along it's not the top-end speed that makes him productive, but his agility and ability to accelerate in and out of his breaks that allows him to separate. Wilson also finished 14th in the broad jump (10’2”), 16th in the vertical jump (34 ½” ), 21st in the 20-yard shuttle (4.33 seconds) and 27th in bench press (7 reps) he’s really lean and needs to add bulk and strength. He was a very productive player during his 3 years at WSU. He caught 50 or more passes each season. This past season the junior made 52 receptions for 813 yards and 5 touchdowns. He was a durable player as well playing in every game of his career before being suspended and eventually leaving the program towards the end of the season. Wilson has good height and speed for an NFL receiver. He consistently shows the ability to catch the ball in traffic down the middle and take a hit. He has enough acceleration and he does show the ability to make a play after the catch. He needs to add strength and bulk to his frame. His inconsistent hands and character concerns: Wilson burned his bridges with the Washington State program in November when he quit the program and alleged he had suffered “physical, emotional and mental abuse” at the hands of head coach Mike Leach and the WSU coaching staff. Wilson released a letter to the media just before the Cougars hosted top-25 UCLA team on national television levying the claims against the coaching staff. Investigations by both Washington State University and the Pac-12 conference cleared Leach and the WSU coaching staff of any wrongdoing.
 
#177 TE Matt Furstenburg Maryland was a top performer in his position group in the 40-yard dash, short shuttle and 60-yard shuttle), he has decent size at 6’3 5/8” 242, he gives a representative effort as a blocker and he is developing as a route runner.
 
#178 New York Jets draft RB Mike Gillislee of Florida, Gillislee is in many ways reminiscent of Thomas Jones, a runner with average size and speed, but who has the nose for tough yards and dependable short-area burst.  
 
#179 The San Diego Chargers take LB Etienne Sabino of Ohio State, At 6’2” 247 with the strength to complete 24 benches he could play inside or outside and could play in an odd or even front. His 4.71 speed is sufficient as a pass-rusher or to drop into coverage.
 
#180 San Francisco 49ers (via MIA) PK Caleb Sturgis with David Akers having signed with the Detroit Lions a new PK is needed.
 
#181 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers stay local with DT Cory Grissom, USF While he had a mediocre combine, a 5.21 40, 22 repetitions and 27 ½” vertical, he pro day: 4.82 in the 40, 24 reps recorded on the bench press and completing the 3-Cone Drill in: 7.65 made it more clear that Grissom is a player.
 
#182 Carolina Panthers Corey Fuller, WR, He had only one season Virginia Tech after a career as a track athlete from Kansas transferring after his junior year had very little playing time but senior year he broke out. He also showed durability playing in every single game but one (Duke Game, a victory) which is remarkable for a player who had played very little football over a 3 year period. His two best games included a 7 catch 124 yard 1 touchdown receiving game against Florida State- one of the top defenses in the nation (6th in points against in the nation, Best Defense Yardage Wise in the ACC against the run and the pass, 2nd best defense after Alabama in the nation).
 
#183 The Detroit Lions WR Marcus Davis, VA Tech, Davis is a raw specimen who looks the part of an NFL receiver, at 6'3" and 233 pounds he ran 4.56 at the combine and 4.47 and 4.49 at his pro day. He has arms like a left tackle, measured at 33 3/4". He was very productive and averaged 18.7 yards per catch on 51 catches, totaling 953 yards. He’s a former QB with a 39 ½” vertical and a 10’0" broad jump and he’s powerful enough to knock out 19 benches even with his arm length.     
 
#184 St. Louis OG Eric Herman, Ohio Herman started 51 consecutive games, he is impressive as a run blocker and if he can play center he’ll have added value.
 
#185 Dallas Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas, Davis has had injury issues and like all of the players at Arkansas 2012 was a bad year, but he has real big play potential and Murray needs a back to share the load.
 
With pick #186 The Pittsburgh Steelers select DE Joe Kruger, Utah As more teams go to multiple fronts players like Kruger will increase in value he is large and long enough to Kruger played the five-technique defensive end position, he could also possible play DT in a 4-3 front. His size, 6’6 ¼”269, and the fact that he plays so hard make him an attractive prospect.
 
#187 New York Giants OG/OT J.C. Tretter, Cornell, He began his career as a tight end and backed up for the 2009 and 2010 seasons while catching passes For 80 yards (16.0avg)and a touchdown. He moved to left tackle for the 2011 season, started all 10 games and Received 2nd team All-Ivy League recognition. As a senior, in 2012, he started 10 games and was selected 1st Team All-Ivy: Tretter has a great blend of agility and strength, 40: 5.09 seconds. 225-pound bench press: 29 repetitions. Vertical: 29 ½”, 20-yard shuttle: 4.69, Broad jump: 9’1”.  Tretter can likely play 3, possibly up to 4 positions OG, RT and LT in a pinch with his 33 3/8” arms.
 
#188 The Chicago Bears take RB D.J. Harper of Boise State, He ran the 40 in 4.45 seconds, which would have improved his combine position ranking from tied for sixth (4.52) to third. At 5’9” 208 he had a bench press: 23 reps at 225 pounds Harper’s other numbers: 4.13 in the 20-yard shuttle (was 4.35 at combine), would have been fifth at the combine; 11.38 in the 60 shuttle (was 11.85), would have been third; 6.88 in the three-cone drill (was 7.07), would have tied for sixth. Harper at one point, prior to injuries, pushed the coaches to move Doug Martin to nickel back and in a comeback season, he started all 12 games, and his 15 touchdowns in 2012 are tied for the sixth-most all-time at Boise State. At times Forte and Bush have
 
#189 The Minnesota Vikings select OT Garrett Gilkey, Chadron State The OT position is in need of depth the Vikings only have “law firm” of Kalil, Kropog and Love at OT.  Gilkey is smart and quick as well as a three-plus year starter at left tackle for the Chadron State College Eagles. He can play on the right side and OG as well.
 
With selection at pick #190 The Cincinnati Bengals, draft DE/OLB Walter Stewart, Cincinnati; At one point Stewart was a perceived as a literal top 100 lock at one point. Sadly his career was in peril since Stewart was born without a posterior C1 arch, after injuring his neck against Fordham and missing the rest of the year, he was not cleared to work out at the NFL Combine; when healthy, Stewart is a potentially a dominant pass rusher. His 4.7, 37 ½” vertical, 10’3” are all a testament to his athletic ability and 17 career sacks show productivity, the Bengals are gamblers with regard to talented players.  
 
#191 Washington selects CB Marcus Cromartie, Wisconsin His cousin, Antonio Cromartie, is a cornerback for the New York Jets. He is athletic and has the long arms and loose hips needed to survive on “the island” he needs to get stronger, he has good feet and change-of-direction skills, and he gets in and out of well. He has very solid instincts as a corner. He seems to be well suited to man coverage at 6’0” 195 with 4.41 speed.
 
#192 DE/OLB Stansly Maponga, TCU, As Jerry Hughes is starting to show signs of life the Colts revisit the “Fighting Gary Patterson’s” bounty for a pass rusher. Maponga is raw, but he has ability. At 6’1 7/8” 251 recorded a 29 ½” vertical and managed 30 reps on the bench press. Maponga started 8-of-10 games in 2012, managing six tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. He did have 13.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks as a sophomore. At his size Maponga’s strength is impressive and his arms are 34 1/8 inches, meaning he has very good length. His mid 4.8 speed and his struggles with blockers last season are the reasons he’s still available.      
 
Green Bay at #193 takes: DE/OLB Eric Martin from Nebraska, Martin is athletic and is somewhat like Corey Lemonier from Auburn, he had 4.53 and a 4.58 in the 40, went 3.97 in the short shuttle and 6.63 in the cone and 10 foot broad jump. He’ll need to get stronger and improve in coverage as he makes the transition to standing up, but he might be a steal, his 8.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss last season showed his promise.
 
With pick #194 The Seattle Seahawks take Ace Sanders, WR, South Carolina Sanders might bolster the punt return position, Leon Washington is still effective as a kickoff returner, but his punt return average was only 8.7 YPA, last year and Sanders can help in the slot as well.   
 
#195 The Houston Texans pick Mike Catapano, DE, Princeton Catapano is strong: he lifted 225lbs. 33 times on the bench press, fast, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds and productive, He led the Ivy League with 12 sacks and ended the regular season ranked second in the Ivy League in tackles for loss with 15.5, he has drawn comparisons to Chris Long and Kyle Van Den Bosch, but like former DE Tamba Hali they’ll ask him to stand up. 
 
#196 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are thrilled that CB Adrian Bushell is there he is a bit undersized for the outside at 5’9 3/8” 188, but he ran the 3-cone in 6.92 and the 40 between 4.53-4.57, he is quick enough to be a slot/nickel CB.
 
# 197 The Cincinnati Bengals, OT Jeff Nady, Nevada 6’5 ½” 303 Nady has good size, with long arms and displays solid foot work.  He’ll need to get stronger as evidenced by his 17 benches at his pro day. In Nevada’s system, Nady moved back and forth between left and right tackle, this makes him an attractive ‘swing tackle’ prospect.
 
#198 The Atlanta Falcons Jake Stoneburner, TE, Ohio State Stoneburner at 6’3 ½”  252 and timed between 4.62 and 4.53 fits the modern prototype of the “move TE/Joker” type of Y-receiver. He should be able to run away from LBs and physically overwhelm DBs.
 
#199 The Baltimore Ravens select ILB Albert Rosette, Nevada. Rosette was ranked 11th in the nation with 134 Tackles in his senior year and was voted to the 2012 All-Mountain West First-Team, he is not very big at 6’1½” 231 despite his frame he was converted back to middle linebacker after starting 12 games in 2011 at defensive end and he played well at both spots. He plays bigger and faster than his numbers suggest.
 
#200 The Baltimore Ravens pick OT Oscar Johnson, Louisiana Tech, Johnson is a 6’5 ¼ 331 developmental tackle who is likely a better fit on the right side additionally he might be tried at guard, he has played RG as well as both OT spots, position flexibility gives him a chance.
 
#201 The Houston Texans draft Robert Lester, SS, Alabama- Unlike former teammate, Mark Barron, Lester is not athletic enough to be seen as a future starter, he’ll need to earn his keep on special teams. Lester lacks special qualities, but he was a starter at Alabama and players who started for Coach Saban, particularly on defense are considered prospects and usually they are; Lester is very limited but is mentally and physically tough.
 
#202 The Tennessee Titans take Rex Burkhead at 5’10” 214 Burkhead should be a productive special team’s player who might help add backfield depth as well. Despite his lack of any elite qualities and below average speed at 4.73, his 39" vertical, 10'5" broad jump, 6.85 three-cone and 4.09 in the short shuttle at the combine attest to suddenness and power that transcends his poor long speed. Burkhead has the potential to be a good third-down back at the next level, but just needs to be more consistent in blitz pickup and he has solid hands.
 
#203 The Baltimore Ravens select DE/OLB Travis Long, Washington State, Long was often the best player on a shaky defense.  He might have gone earlier but Long suffered a knee injury late in the 2012 season, and hasn’t seen the field or worked out for scouts since. At 6’3 ¾” 243 with experience standing up as well as playing with his hand in the dirt in the “Buck” position like the “Leo” or “Elephant” he will need to get stronger to hold up in the NFL , but he shows pass rush skills and is a bright player, capable of learning.
 
#204 Kansas City Chiefs LB/SS Kenny Tate, Maryland, Tate is a classic ‘Spur’ or ‘Monster’ type and a hybrid Safety/OLB, he will draw plenty of attention, he was hurt to start the year but played pretty well, especially considering he played out of position as a 3-4 outside linebacker. He has the athletic ability to defend tight ends well. At 6’3 ¼” 221 with 4.71 speed he is on the slow side for a FS and small for a LB. His best fit is probably at strong safety, where he showed a lot two years ago, or 43 WLB.
 
#205 The Oakland Raiders pick LB Keith Pough from Howard, at 6’1 ¾” 239 he as been productive: 72 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, 4 pass breakups, MEAC Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He would likely have gone a round or so earlier if not for a disappointing combine: 4.89 40-yard dash, 17-rep bench press, 33” vertical jump, 118.0-inch broad jump, 7.28-second three cone drill, 4.47-second 20-yard shuttle, the best part of his game is mental he has an impressive football acumen, he is voracious reader and not just of offenses, he has a thirst to learn in general. He oozes leadership and became a de facto captain during East-West Shrine Game practices. At the very least he will be a contributor on special teams and he can back up multiple LB spots. In the right system he could be a starter at “Sam” or “Mike.”
 
With the 206th selection the Pittsburgh Steelers take FS Brandan Bishop N.C State Bishop combines good size at 6’0 ½” 208 with average speed, 4.61 at his pro day. He has an above average football IQ and while Wolff is the more explosive athlete Bishop makes the calls in the secondary. He is very good in the running game and can be trusted in 2-Deep or 3-Deep zone to be where he’s supposed to be. He is not quite quick enough excel in man coverage.  
 
Andre Ellington RClemson At 6’3 5/8” 273 he has so much potential and 37” arm and still knocked out 26 repetitions while running in the 4.7s. He might be a steal here.  
 
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