Atlanta needs a free safety. After taking Paris Ford as a strong safety in the fifth round, the Atlanta Falcons get Eric Burrell, the top free safety left on the board at this point in the sixth round.
The 6-0 205 lb Cornell Powell finally earned some playing time in 2020 after Justyn Ross got injured while Tee Higgins declared for the 2020 NFL Draft leaving an open wide receiver spot across from Amari Rodgers. Cornell Powell had 53 receptions, 882 receiving yards, and 7 receiving touchdowns in 2020. This was Corell Powell's only season as a starter with all the talent in Clemson's wide receiver room. Cornell Powell did well at the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl.
Cornell Powell is the third receiver that I mocked to New England. I also gave New England Elijah Moore at 96 and Cade Johnson at 139.
Finally, I have an interview of Corell Powell. This interview from the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl is only on Anchor, but you can listen to the interview while reading our SWOT report of Clemson wide receiver Cornell Powell. In this interview Cornell describes the tremendous work ethic of Trevor Lawrence and the uber talented wide receiver room at Clemson.
Hamsah Nasirildeen is projected to go a lot higher in a lot of mock drafts. However, I just feel him missing most of 2020 with an injury along with a poor week at the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl causes him to fall a lot further than most think. Here in Philadelphia, he gets to be a backup safety to Anthony Harris and Rodney McLeod.
Cincinnati grabs a 4-3 defensive end for depth behind 4-3 right end Trey Hendrickson and 4-3 left end Sam Hubbard. Elerson Smith had three good Senior Bowl practices, but never really stood out to me as someone who dominated Mobile. Cincinnati grabs Elerson Smith here since he's too talented to drop out of the top one hundred ninty picks.
Dallas drafts a 4-3 right end for depth. Dayo Odeyingbo is a superb value in the sixth round. He's probably a backup 4-3 defensive end, but he's the one guy left on the board with a shot to become a starter next to Demarcus Lawrence.
Carolina grabs a quality backup to Christian McCaffrey here with this pick. Jermar Jefferson is capable of being a serviceable starter in Carolina if McCaffrey goes down with anohter injury. For now he gets the honor of being Christian McCaffrey's understudy in Carolina.
San Francisco has Dre Greenlaw at 4-3 right outside linebacker and Fred Warner at 4-3 middle linebacker. A 4-3 left outside linebacker is needed. Grant Stuard probably has the best value of any 4-3 left outside linebacker left at this point in the sixth round.
Houston drafts Divine Deablo hoping he can become a quality starter at strong safety next to free safety Justin Reid. Divine Deablo is getting a lot of hype from the media, but if you watch the tape instead of the highlights you'll quickly realize why he's a day 3 prospect.
New York grabs a strong safety for depth with only three safeties on the depth chart. You got Jabrill Peppers as the starting strong safety. Cornerback turned safety Logan Ryan and Julian Love are the free safeties on New York's depth chart. JR Pace as a backup strong safety to Jabrill Peppers is a great value pick in the sixth round.
Josh Palmer is the final receiver of mine in my wide receiver rankings to have a starter grade. I had 30/40 wide receivers with starter grades. Some have Josh Palmer going in the second to third round so obviously if Josh Palmer drops to New England he's the pick here.
With wide receivers like Elijah Moore, Cade Johnson, Cornell Powell, and Josh Palmer pushing Jakobi Myers plus N'Keal Harry for minutes, there will be enough in place for someone like Mac Jones, Kyle Trask, or Kellen Mond to succeed if Cam Newton does not get the job done with these weapons plus a two tight end set featuring Hunter Henry along with Jonnu Smith.
Los Angeles needs a safety for depth behind Derwin James and Nasir Adderley. Jamien Sherwood is my top safety on the board. It's also worth mentioning that the Lo Angeles Chargers only have three safeties on their depth chart.
Minnesota drafts Ian Book to give backups Jake Browning and Nate Stanley competition. Kirk Cousins remains the starting quarterback.
The 6-0 210 lb Ian Book led Notre Dame to a 10-0 start before losing his final two games to Clemson in a rematch of an earlier game with Trevor Lawrence playing in the ACC Championship and Alabama in the 2021 College Football Playoff. Ian Book had 2,830 passing yards, 15 passing touchdowns, and 3 interceptions. Ian Book threw another 15 passing touchdowns in Senior Bowl practices. His skills were lackluster during the Senior Bowl game which makes me believe he's an NFL backup.
Here is our interview of Ian Book from the 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl. You can click the link below to listen to that recorded press conference of Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book.
Cincinnati drafts a new starting kicker. Florida Gators kicker Evan McPherson declared for the 2021 NFL Draft as an underclassmen. Evan McPherson went 51/60 on field goals and 149/150 on extra points in his career at Florida.
Indianapolis gets a tight end to groom behind Jack Doyle. Kylen Granson can line up at fullback, slot receiver, and tight end with his versatility which may be hard for the Colts to pass up at this point.
Cleveland gets a replacement to Kendall Lamb here. Landon Young would be the backup left tackle to Jedrick Wills Jr. while Cleveland continues to roll with Jack Conklin and Chris Hubbard at right tackle.
Naquan Jones is a good defensive tackle for Buffalo to add for depth here. They cut one of their defensive tackles to save cap space and have some good starters returning at defensive tackle so they grab an extra body for the interior defensive line in the sixth round.
Green Bay has Z'Darius Smith at 3-4 right outside linebacker as a sack artist. They have Rashan Gary starting at 3-4 left outside linebacker next to Smith. Getting Daelin Hayes as a depth player behind Rashan Gary wouldn't be a bad idea.
New Orleans got this compensation pick at 218 when outside linebacker A.J. Klein signed with the Buffalo Bills. New Orleans takes a flyer on Arkansas cornerback Jerry Jacobs hoping he can become a nickel cornerback in New Orleans.
Green Bay got this compensation pick at 220 because 3-4 middle linebacker Kyler Fackrell signed with the New York Giants. Austin Faoliu gives Green Bay a second 3-4 defensive end who may be able to start at 3-4 left end.
Chicago got this compensation pick at 221 because defensive tackle Nicholas Williams signed with the Detroit Lions. Chicago gets another cornerback for depth here in the sixth round. Jeremy Bell could end up as the nickel cornerback in Chicago.
Carolina got this compensation pick at 222 because defensive end Bruce Irvin signed with the Seattle Seahawks. Carolina gets a 4-3 defensive end for depth behind Brian Burns and Yetur Gross-Matos. Victor Dimukeje gives Carolina depth at defensive end.
Minnesota got this compensation pick at 223 because cornerback Mackensie Alexander signed with the Cincinnati Bengals The Arizona Cardinals got this pick in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings when they sent backup center Mason Cole to the Minnesota Vikings.
D.J. Daniel could develop for a few years. D.J. Daniel could take over at nickel cornerback in two years if Arizona cannot re-sign Byron Murphy after his rookie deal. Here D.J. Daniel makes a great cornerback for depth here.
Philadelphia got this compensation pick at 224 because cornerback Ronald Darby signed with the Washington Redskins now known as the Washington Football Team. Philadelphia has Derek Barnett as a starting 4-3 right end and takes William Bradley-King for depth here.
Philadelphia got this compensation pick at 225 because running back Jordan Howard signed with the Miami Dolphins. Philadelphia has Brandon Graham as a starting 4-3 left end and takes Joshua Kaindoh for depth here.
Carolina got this compensation pick at 226 because their backup right tackle Daryl Williams signed with the Buffalo Bills. Williams did well enough to earn a right tackle job in Buffalo for the short-term, but Carolina traded this pick to the New York Jets when they traded for New York Jets starting quarterback Sam Darnold.
New York gets a 4-3 right end for depth behind Carl Lawson. Jonathon Cooper out of Ohio State could be a good backup to Carl Lawson.