Clevleand gets another receiver for depth to start the sixth round. Dante Pettis didn't get an invite to the 2018 Senior Bowl or the 2018 NFL Combine. He also didn't work out at Washington's Pro Day. Pettis underperformed after losing John Ross in 2017 and some people still have a second or third round grade on Pettis which is just crazy. Pettis showed very promising tape in 2016, but did not step up in 2017 making him a complimentary receiver at the very best rather than a feature receiver despite promising tape in 2016.
The Rams use this pick from the Giants to get a second 3-4 outside linebacker here. Garrett Dooley is a fifth round talent and a nice backup to have for depth. The Rams draft him here and hope he can start with Bellamy right away. If Bellamy and Dooley both pan out, the Rams will get another chance to win a Super Bowl in Atlanta.
Marcel Ateman outperformed James Washington at Oklahoma State's Pro Day despite being the number two receiver on the team. He was also Mason Rudolph's biggest weapon at 6-4 216 lbs. Houston needs depth at wide receiver behind DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller. Ateman may end up going ahead of Washington simply due to doing well near the end of the draft process.
Indianapolis gets a slot receiver. James Washington was actually my top ranked wide receiver heading into the 2018 Senior Bowl after winning the 2017 Billetnikoff Award. Washington had 74 receptions, 1,549 receiving yards, and 13 receiving touchdonws. He was supposed to weigh in at 6-0 205 lbs, but came in at only 5-10 at the 2018 Senior Bowl. He then struggled at the 2018 NFL Combine and dropped every ball thrown his way at Oklahoma State's 2018 Pro Day.
Tampa Bay grabs a defensive end for depth here. I know a lot of mocks have Hubbard going a lot higher than this, but he didn't impress me on tape and he also didn't showcase the ability to get double digit sacks at Ohio State in 2017. He's basically a poor mans Joey Bosa, but this is one place he would do well at in a depth role as a rotational guy.
Chicago grabs an offensive tackle for depth here. Charles Leno Jr. and Bobbie Massie are both mediocre offensive tackles and I'm amazed Ryan Pace extended Leno and decided not to cut Massie to save cap space so the Bears use this pick on Army offensive tackle Brett Toth hoping to land a quality swing tackle late in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Arizona currently has D.J. Humphries their 2015 first round pick out of Florida as their left tackle with Mike Iupati at left guard, A.Q. Shipley at center, Andre Smith at right guard, and Justin Pugh at right tackle. They got Will Holden out of Vanderbilt in last years draft as a backup offensive tackle who got to redshirt and hit the weight room and still remained on the bench even with Humphries suffering a season ending injury, so he should remain the backup left tackle behind Humphries.
Arizona also has Evan Boehm out of Missouri from last years draft as a backup to develop under Shipley. Arizona still has a lack of depth on the right side of the offensive line with a backup at right tackle and a backup at right guard being needs.
Cole Madison did well at right tackle at Washington State. Madison moved to right guard during the 2018 Senior Bowl and did even better there. Madison is an awesome scheme fit for Arizona because he gives that right side of the offensive line depth behind Andre Smith at right guard as well as depth behind Justin Pugh at right tackle.
If Justin Pugh goes down, the Arizona Cardinals will not rush Madison into a right tackle role. Instead I think they would move Andre Smith back to right tackle and let the 6-5 307 lb Madison start at right guard so he could ease into the lineup without being rushed because Madison did 26 reps on the bench press, but ran a 5.33 40-time at the 2018 NFL Combine.
He's a constant blocker that can maintain blocks for 5-7 seconds in pass protection at right tackle, but he lacked the foot speed to have an impact in the running game. His big issue involved plays where he failed to get his hands on a defender, so going to a team like Arizona where Madison can develop as a backup on the right side of that offensive line while possibly become the future starting right guard when Andre Smith decides to call it a career is an excellent fit for Cole Madison.
Sean Mannion is an awful backup option. The Rams get a much better backup for Jared Goff with Mike White out of Western Kentucky here.
I did a film session of Mike White. You can hear a quick clip of Joseph Potter, the co-host of my podcast and creator of The Evolution Network breaking down Mike White on tape though. I like White as a backup though.
San Francisco grabs another offensive lineman for depth here. I loved Archie Lewis on tape at Boise State because he was a constant blocker someone that could maintain blocks for 5-7 seconds when he got his hands on a defender. Despite being a constant blocker, who bought his quarterback time, there were moments where he got pushed back at the line of scrimmage and that may worry some teams into thinking he lacks strength.
Lewis didn't compete in the Senior Bowl, NFLPA Bowl, East West Shrine Game, 2018 NFL Combine, or Boise State's Pro Day. I love the tape as well as the versatility to play left tackle, left guard, center, right guard, and right tackle. The 49ers add him for depth in the sixth round because I like his tape that much even though there is a very realistic chance that Lewis may go undrafted.
Oakland has their starting quarterback in Derek Carr. Their three backups include E.J. Manuel, Connor Cook, and Josh Johnson. I'm not confident in any of those three to step in if Carr goes down, so I'm drafting another backup as a luxury pick here with Jeremiah Briscoe.
The 6-3 220 lb Jeremiah Briscoe went to Stratford High School in Texas where he was a two sport athlete who played both football and baseball. He had the same coach Andrew Luck had in High School. He was the backup quarterback on UAB before the program folded in 2014 which caused him to transfer to Sam Houston State.
Jeremiah Briscoe dominated in 2016 with 4,602 passing yards, 46 passing touchdowns, 10 interceptions, and a 62.6 completion percentage in 2016. Briscoe had 5,003 passing yards, 45 passing touchdowns, 16 interceptions, and a 57.9 completion percentage in 2017. Briscoe became the first two time Walter Payton FCS Player Of The Year since Armanti Edwards. My issue with Briscoe was that he was a pure air raid quarterback, plus he got exposed in the 2018 East West Shrine Game before struggling at the 2018 NFL Combine and Sam Houston State's Pro Day.
In this situation, Briscoe goes to Oakland. He's fighting for a roster spot that he may not end up getting.
The Packers need right guard depth. I don't see Tyrone Crowder making it as a starter, but he'd bring great depth to the Green Bay Packers for a team looking to add guard depth in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Ritchie Incognito retired. Buffalo can draft a left guard for depth. Taylor Hearn played in the 2018 Senior Bowl and participated in the 2018 NFL Combine. Despite that, I still like Crowder slightly more on tape, but don't see either guard becoming a quality starter in the NFL.
Cleveland adds more depth at defensive tackle. McIntosh is a two down defensive tackle who can provide some depth in the pass rush. He's also capable of rounding out Cleveland's group of defensive tackles with B.J. Hill and Larry Ogunjobi as the starters. Caleb Brantley as the rotational defensive tackle in case an injury occurs while McItosh is the reserve defensive tackle. You just want to develop him as a rookie and have him add strength in his first season before you give him more responsibilities in his second NFL Season.
Baltimore takes the best player on the board. Baltimore adds depth at 3-4 middle linebacker once again. I was not impressed with Darius Leonard at the 2018 Senior Bowl or with his 2017 tape in general. Matthew Thomas is undersized though so I love the idea of Baltimore drafting for value putting Kamalai Correa in a position where he has to compete with both Matthew Thomas and Darius Leonard for the right to start across from C.J. Mosley.
Dallas adds depth at cornerback. I think Duke Dawson is nothing more than a career backup. Best case you're getting a poor mans Brian Poole. He doesn't cover like Poole, but he hits hard for a cornerback.
Dallas grabs the top middle linebacker on the board. TeGray Scales provides depth behind Sean Lee as well as competition for Jaylon Smith who underperformed in his first season as a starter with Dallas.
Joe Ostman may be a two down player. He's a two down player off the edge that can play either 4-3 right end, 4-3 left end, 3-4 right outside linebacker, or 3-4 left outside linebacker with his versatility. He may lack the speed you want, but he has the burst you desire in spades. Ostman had 13.5 tackles for a loss and 9 sacks showcasing elite abiliy as a run stuffer and incredible promise as a pass rusher. The 6-3 256 lb pass rusher gained 20 lbs of muscle prior to 2017 before having 20.5 tackles for a loss and 14 sacks in 2017. Ostman led the nation in sacks in 2017 so he's a huge bargain in the sixth round.
Los Angeles grabs a center for depth here. Jesse Burkett is an incredible run blocker. He sucks in pass protection though. Let me put it this way.against Washington he was able to tow Vita Vea backwards at the line of scrimmage. On passing plays Vea absolutely emasculated Burkett in pass rushing situations. Burkett is a guy who has good tape, yet a lack of exposure in front of NFL scouts along with a lack of opportunties make him a fringe top 200 prospect even if he has the tape of a third to fourth rounder.
The Rams add some guard depth in the sixth round here. Sean Welsh provides nice insurance at right guard and many other draft sites have him going earlier than this even though I don't see him becoming a future starter on Sunday's.
Will Clapp entered the preseason as my top ranked center. He really underperformed this season in quite a bit of games on tape to the point where some people have him going undrafted. He may be a day 3 pick, but the versatility to play left guard, center, or right guard should intrigue a team to take a flyer on LSU's center. In this situation, Clapp can hit the weight room and learn under Ryan Kalil who is one of the leagues best veterans when healthy.
The Patriots get a middle linebacker for depth who could come in and make an impact as a rookie behind Dont'a Hightower. Jack Cichy was a preseason second round pick on Tony Mario's board before missing the entire 2017 season with a season ending injury. He had 3 conseuctive sacks ina strong bowl game effort versus Cody Kessler prior to Kessler's brief stint in Cleveland. I like Cichy, he's versatile, yet less versatile than
Tampa Bay gets the top offensive lineman on the board. Ike Boettger lined up at left tackle, left guard, right guard, and right tackle at Iowa. Tampa Bay gets him for depth at right tackle with this pick in the sixth round.
Jacksonville gets another cornerback for depth that can compete for a quarter cornerback spot and potentially push Jalen Myrick for the dime role. Danny Johnson is the best player available on my board.
The Redskins get depth at 3-4 middle linebacker. Christian Sam is someone who can be a tackling machine in the right system. He's someone I got a late round grade on now after he impressed me late in the draft process.
Philadelphia has Carson Wentz and Nick Foles as the backup. Having a third stringer never hurts though, and Philadelphia needs to have someone ready to step in as the backup when Nick Foles contract expires next season. Foles can provide hands on mentorship for Riley Ferguson which will make Riley a little bit better since Ferguson was the last quarterback to throw an incomplete pass at the 2018 NFL Combine.
Dallas got this compensation pick at 208 thanks to Morris Claiborne signing with the New York Jets. Ethan Wolf would be a nice tight end for Dallas to groom behind Jason Witten. He went to the same college as Witten too.
Kansas City got this compensation pick at 209 thanks to Nick Foles signing with Philadelphia. Miami now owns this pick though. Baker Mayfield was 0/4 when throwing near Parry Nickerson on tape when Oklahoma played Tulane. Nickerson has the coverage and speed you want for a late round pick. I can see why he reminds some people of Richard Sherman.
Houston got this compensation pick at 211 thanks to John Simon signing with Indianapolis. I'm giving Houston a second receiver for depth in the sixth roudn and this s mainly due to how much Daurice Fountain impressed me at the 2018 East West Shrine Game. He also had a solid Northern Iowa Pro Day.
Oakland got this compensation pick at 212 thanks to Malcolm Smith signing with San Francisco. Nyheim Hines ran the fastest 40-time at the 2018 NFL Combine. Oakland can stash him for depth behind Marshawn Lynch and Doug Martin late in the sixth round.
Minnesota got this compensation pick at 213 thanks to Cordarrelle Patterson signing with Oakland. Martez Carter dominated Grambling State's Pro Day with a 4.49 40-time. Minnesota can grab Carter for depth here in the sixth round.
Houston got this compensation pick at 214 thanks to Quintin Demps signing with Chicago. I'm giving Houston a cornerback for depth here. Jamarcus King is my top corner on the board. You already got Kareem Jackson, Jonathan Joseph, Kevin Johnson, and Aaron Colvin. A quarter cornerback is needed and King fits the bill here.
Baltimore got this compensation pick at 215 thanks to Lawrence Guy signing with New England. Mark Walton would be a great addition for depth at running back here. Walton has the vision you want and his game speed is off the charts despite his poor 40-time. He's not consistent in pass protection, but is selfless he will take a hit by a defender to keep his quarterback from getting sacked. He's also awful as a pass catcher. If he wasn't injury prone and better as a pass catcher you could argue he's a day 2 guy. Mark Sciubba and Tony Mario are both much higher on Walton then I am.
Oakland got this compensation pick at 216 thanks to D.J. Hayden signing with Detroit. Kyle Queiro is versatile enough to play strong safety or free safety with his versatility. Some like his coverage more so than teammate Godwin Igwebuike.
Minnesota got this compensation pick at 218 thanks to Andre Smith signing with Cincinnati. D.J. Reed has incredible speed for a corner. Not the best coverage, but he's fast plus he can play special teams too.