2017 NFL Draft

Grades: 2014 NFL Draft Round 6

by | NFLDraftScout.com

NFLDraftScout.com's Derek Stephens analyzes each pick from Round 6 of the 2014 NFL Draft, grading each team on its draft-night selections.

Grades: Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6Round 7

177CTexans select: Jeoffrey Pagan, DE, Alabama

Pagan comes in to compete at the nose, with his big-time girth, anchoring strength and good run recognition. He lacks power and quickness of the snap though, and offers very little in terms of up-field rush. Consistency will be key for him, if he's to compete for significant play time in Houston.

178A+Titans select: Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU

Mettenberger has NFL-starter qualities in a big arm, and good accuracy. He moves well through progressions, but lacks mobility to stay alive in the pocket. A surprise drop to the 6th here, Mettenberger looks like a guy who could eventually compete for the starting QB role in Tennessee, where current starter Jake Locker has struggled with consistency and durability.

179BPatriots select: Jon Halapio, OG, Florida

Halapio is a limited-range, physical guard who flashes devastating hands on contact. He lacks fluidity and looseness though, and struggles to have an impact downfield or in space.

180B-49ers select: Kenneth Acker, CB, Southern Methodist

Acker has nice length and fluidity in space, but doesn't play with the press strength that his size suggests he should. Has upside, but needs to get stronger, and should compete for a special teams role initially, for the 'Niners. Still addresses a need.

181BTexans select: Alfred Blue, RB, LSU

Blue didn't get a ton of carries at LSU, but like Spencer Ware before him, he possesses size and skills to be a legit contributor in an NFL backfield.

182C-Vikings select: Antone Exum, FS, Virginia Tech

Exum is an undeniable athletic talent with tools to be a good NFL DB, but questions abound regarding his commitment level and effort, and he needs quite a bit of technical refinement.

183BBears select: David Fales, QB, San Jose State

Smart, precision passer who lacks arm strength and size, but demonstrated consistent efficiency and top accuracy at the college level. Could be a good number two.

184B-Vikings select: Kendall James, CB, Maine

Undersized DB with great speed, and impressive natural ball skills who could be a special teams booster, with upside to contend for a rotational nickel spot for the Vikings.

185A-Buccaneers select: Robert Herron, WR, Wyoming

Herron's speed and fearlessness across the middle make him a great value here in the sixth round for the Buccaneers, who need to find creative ways to get him the football considering his slight build and lack of strength at the point of attack. A true game-breaker with explosive play-making ability.

186B+Redskins select: Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor

Seastrunk's make-you-miss ability in space, and top-end speed make him a nice value grab for the 'Skins here in the 6th. Should complement Morris's one-cut running style nicely with a more elusive, change-of-pace approach.

187C+Giants select: Bennett Jackson, CB, Notre Dame

Aggressive corner with good size and ball skills, but who lacks instincts and awareness in space, and needs to show better restraint in terms of contact with receivers down field.

188B+Rams select: E.J. Gaines, CB, Missouri

A hard-working, smart DB who plays bigger than his size, and should upgrade the Rams' nickel crop right away, while contributing on special teams.

189BLions select: T.J. Jones, WR, Notre Dame

Jones is the prototypical possession receiver, exhibiting soft hands and toughness across the middle. He may need to add some weight to handle NFL impact, but he's good at finding space underneath, and could be a go-to guy on third downs, for Matthew Stafford.

190B-Dolphins select: Matt Hazel, WR, Coastal Carolina

Hazel brings soft hands, smooth strides and good body control to go with desirable height. He needs to fill out his frame though, and may not be ready to spend a lot of time over the middle just yet, considering his slighter build.

191C+Bears select: Patrick O'Donnell, P, Miami (Fla.)

O'Donnell has a big leg, and is an impressive athlete. Needs to become more precise with his placement, but he'll compete right away to be the Bears' punter.

192C+Steelers select: Jordan Zumwalt, OLB, UCLA

Zumwalt has a lot of potential, but is not yet the sum of his parts. Ideal length and decent straight line speed, make him a good downhill talent up near the line of scrimmage, but he's still and limited laterally, and may struggle to find a position out of the gate.

193BChiefs select: Zach Fulton, OG, Tennessee

Fulton is a project with an impressive frame and good athleticism. Extremely raw, but could be a developmental project with a high upside.

194BRavens select: Keith Wenning, QB, Ball State

Tough, smart QB with strong intangibles, but average arm strength, and athleticism. Doesn't locate accurately with consistency, but his work ethic and commitment to the game should get him a chance as a number three QB out of the gate with potential to be a number two in the future.

195C+Jets select: Brandon Dixon, CB, Northwest Missouri State

Dixon is a thick, athletic Division II DB who brings the upside to become an impact press corner at the next level, but he'll need to improve his instincts and better fundamental tackling.

196DCardinals select: Walter Powell, WR, Murray State

Powell is a smooth mover in space but lacks athleticism and big-play ability, and struggles to beat press.

197CPackers select: Demetri Goodson, CB, Baylor

Goodson could offer some developmental upside considering his raw athleticism, but durability is a major concern, and he's very raw from a football instincts standpoint.

198B+Patriots select: Zach Moore, DE, Concordia-St. Paul

Hard-working, blue-collar lineman who brings versatility, length (34' arms) and athleticism, and has worked hard to fill out his frame. Not very explosive, but uses strength and instincts to make plays. Still has a lot of upside.

199B+Seahawks select: Garrett Scott, OT, Marshall

Seattle drafted an edge blocker in the second round (Justin Britt) who will probably push for the starting right tackle job, but Scott could be a surprise contender for that spot as well.

200B+Chiefs select: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, OT, McGill

Duvernay-Tardif is a technically-raw, mean-spirited lineman who utilizes length and powerful hands to control opponents, and is a great value here for the Chiefs who could move him inside and see him contend for a starting role relatively quickly.

201C+Chargers select: Marion Grice, RB, Arizona State

Grice is a well-rounded 'back who offers good vision and cutback ability, and provides a reliable target out of the backfield in the passing game. Not an explosive athlete, but consistent.

202B-Saints select: Tavon Rooks, OT, Kansas State

A JUCO transfer, Rooks was a two-year starter at right tackle for KSU with smooth athleticism and the movement skills to be a development option.

203CColts select: Andrew Jackson, ILB, Western Kentucky

Jackson is a fierce, downhill attacker who is strong at the point of attack and could be a nice run-stuffer down the road for the Colts. Some character concerns, and limited in space.

204B+Panthers select: Tyler Gaffney, RB, Stanford

Gaffney is a hard-running, physical 'back who may lack elite athleticism, but extends plays with his size and toughness. Good value here in the sixth, as some had him rated as high as a fourth rounder.

205CJaguars select: Luke Bowanko, C, Virginia

Versatile interior lineman with experience at all three spots, to go with good length and smarts to compete for a spot a center with the Jags.

206B+Patriots select: Jemea Thomas, CB, Georgia Tech

Thomas is a versatile competitor with experience at safety, corner and nickel, and who plays much bigger than his size. There will be durability concerns when considering his violet style, but a good value here for the Patriots who have a few options with where they can put him.

207B-Broncos select: Matt Paradis, C, Boise State

Paradis is a gritty, hard-working converted D-lineman who displays good awareness, and improving technique. A fiery competitor and former walk-on at Boise State.

208BSeahawks select: Eric Pinkins, SS, San Diego State

Pinkins is an impressive straight-line athlete with huge size for the position and who is well-suited playing up in the box, closing on plays in front of him. He's a bit stiff when asked to change direction, and has room to grow in terms of recognition, but he should be a good fit in Seattle where Kam Chancellor - a similar athlete - has succeeded despite many of the same criticisms when he came out of Virginia Tech.

209B-Jets select: Quincy Enunwa, WR, Nebraska

Enunwa lacks refinement as a route-runner, but he possesses strong hands, and can extend plays after the catch with his toughness. Size and physicality are his key traits.

210BJets select: IK Enemkpali, DE, Louisiana Tech

Strong, powerful rusher with rawness to his game, but possesses natural strength and a high motor that could allow a team to develop him into a regular, over time.

211BTexans select: Jay Prosch, FB, Auburn

Prosch is a powerful, smart and technically sound lead blocker who gives you little as a rusher himself, but is a nice pass-catcher out of the backfield, and is a dependable pass-protector.

212C+Bengals select: Marquis Flowers, OLB, Arizona

Flowers possesses blazing speed, and rare athleticism, but is extremely raw instinctively and technically. A project who can contribute right away on special teams.

213A-Jets select: Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson

Boyd's strong arm, leadership quality and experience as a winner make him an intriguing selection here despite his inconsistencies with accuracy and size limitations. The tools are there for him to stick with a team

214C+Rams select: Garrett Gilbert, QB, Southern Methodist

Gilbert is a smart QB with nice touch on intermediate routes and ideal size for the position. However, he doesn't have the arm strength that you'd like to see out of a guy his size, and struggles with consistency. Has some developmental upside.

215B+Steelers select: Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee

McCullers is a massive human who hasn't fully realized what he's physically capable of. He flashes devastating potential at times, but for the most part is still very inconsistent coming off the ball, and maintaining good, low technique. A lot of potential here for the Steelers to tap into.


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