2017 NFL Draft: Grades for Round 6 picks

Spencer Hall analyzes each pick from Round 6 of the 2017 NFL Draft, grading each team on its draft-night selections. Refresh this page during the round for the latest grades.

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2017 NFL Draft Round 6
185A

Browns select: Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida
A very talented DT prospect who has all the tools, but unconsistent effort and motor is his biggest obstacle. Great value in Round 6. Talent level is closer to second or third round.  

186C+

Ravens select: Chuck Clark, FS, Virginia Tech
A jack of all trades and master of none safety prospect with good football smarts and athleticism. 

187D
Seahawks select Mike Tyson, FS, Cincinnati 
A Safety prospect with good size and some experience as a hybrid SAM LB, but a third safety in this draft by a team with Thomas and Chancellor? 
188B-
Jets select: Elijah McGuire, RB, UL-Lafayette 
One of only two players in the FBS with 4,000 yards rushing and 1000 yards receiving, McGuire is a good receiver and change of pace RB prospect. Nice pick here for Jets. 
189A-
Rams select: Tanzel Smart, DT, Tulane 
A passionate and hardworking, slightly undersized 3-tech DT prospect with a quick first step and ability to pierce through the O-line. Good value here in the 6th. 
190D+

Chargers select: Sam Tevi, OT, Utah

A two-year starter at Utah with experience at both tackle spots, but needs to develop further technically and mentally before he sees snaps. 

191A

Cowboys select: Xavier Woods, SS, Lousiana Tech 
A four-year starter and productive and versatile DB prospect who will compete for a starting safety position in Dallas after letting J.J. Wilcox and Barry Church leave via free agency.. Great value pick here for the Cowboys.. 

192B

Panthers select: Alexander Armah, DE, West Georgia  
A player with rare versatility, Armah was named all-conference first team as a DE and second team as a TE. Interesting prospect who could play either position with the Panthers. 

193B+

Bengals select: Jordan Evans, ILB, Oklahoma 
A very instinctive MLB while at Oklahoma, finishing 2016 with 10 pass deflections and four interceptions showing impressive coverage skills for the position. A decent pickup here in the sixth for the Bengals.  

194A

Dolphins select: Vincent Taylor, DT, Oklahoma State 
Good size and athleticism, Taylor led his team in tackles for loss and sacks while blocking six kicks as a Cowboy. 

195B+

Bills select: Tanner Vallejo, OLB, Boise State
A four-year starter and undersized LB prospect with the desired mentality and toughness to make it in the NFL. Good depth pickup here in the sixth round.

196D

Saints select: Al-Quadin Muhammad, DE, Miami
A one-year starter and a raw hybrid/tweener prospect with major character red flags after receiving one-year bans on two separate occasions for off-field issues. High risk prospect for the Saints. 

197B-

Jets select: Jeremy Clark, CB, Michigan 
A three-year starter at both SS (one season) and CB (two seasons), with elite size for the position at 6-3 220 lbs and some durability concerns after a torn ACL in 2016. 

198A

49ers select: D.J. Jones, DT, Ole Miss
A weight room warrior and one-year starter as a 1 technique or nose tackle. Needs to work on consistency and stamina but can help as a rotational DL right away. 

199C+

Redskins select Chase Rouillier, C, Wyoming 
A four-year starter for Wyoming with good size, strength and instincts and experience at both center and guard. Likely quality backup OL for Redskins here in the sixth. 

200B+

Giants select: Adam Bisnowaty, OT, PItt
A four year starter at Pittsburgh as a tackle, but best in smaller spaces and would probably fit best as a guard with the ability to kick out to tackle if needed. Decent value here at a position of need for the Giants.

201B

Vikings select: Bucky Hodges, TE, Virginia Tech 
An impressive receiver with the ability to climb the ladder and go get the jump balls, though he needs to work on his route running and blocking as he continues to develop. 

202C-

49ers select: Pita Taumoepenu, DE, Utah 

Pass rush specialist with good athleticism and motor. Likely special teamer as he continues to develop. 

203C-

Broncos select: De'Angelo Henderson, RB, Coastal Carolina 
Scored a TD in 35 straight games in 2015-2016. Henderson is a tough, instinctual runner with good athleticism, though he needs to work on his patience, receiving ability and pass protection skills. 

204C-

Buccaneers select: Derrick Jones, CB, Ole Miss 

A raw CB prospect with good size and athleticism. Will need some time to develop and will likely need to contribute on special teams. 

205A

Lions select: Jeremiah Ledbetter, DE, Arkansas 

A high-effort tweener DL prospect with experience at both DE spots and DT. Good quality addition for the Lions late in Round 6.  

206B+

Rams select: Sam Rogers, FB, Virginia Tech
An H-Back prospect and former walk-on that earned a scholarship in one week of practice his freshman year and was used all over the field.

207C

Bengals select: Brandon Wilson, CB, Houston
A three-way player for the Cougars, Wilson played as a RB, CB and kick returner. Likely will need to contribute on special teams as he determines his role with the Bengals.

208B-

Cardinals select: Jonathan Ford, S, Auburn
A SS prospect with good tackling, run defending awareness, and technique. He's a depth safety at a position of need even with the Budda Baker pick. 

209A-

Redskins select: Robert Davis, WR, Georgia State 
An impressive athlete and physical specimen who will need to work on his route running, but could be a steal late in round 6. Nice pick here by the Redskins.

210C-

Seahawks select: Justin Senior, OT, Mississippi State 
A three-year starter at Mississippi State with above-average size and below-average athleticism. Senior projects as a depth OT prospect. 

211D

Patriots select: Connor McDermott, OT, UCLA 
A three year starting LT and former TE, McDermott is a coachable player that needs to develop his strength more if he wants to make it a career as an offensive lineman in the NFL. 

212D

Packers select: Kofi Amichia, OL, USF 
A two-year starter and AAC first team selection in 2016, Amichia is a developmental OL prospect who will need time before NFL action is considered.

213D+

Steelers select: Colin Holba, LS, Louisville 
As a former longsnapper myself, i'm happy to see Holba drafted here by the Steelers in Round 6. Still an important part of the special teams unit, but probably attainable as a free agent. 

214B+

Eagles select: Elijah Qualls, DT, Washington
An impressive athlete at 315 lbs, with experience playing all along the defensive line, even standing up and rushing the passer on the edge. 

215B+

Lions select: Brad Kaaya, QB, MIami 
A developmental QB prospect with a decent arm, footwork and mental process, but needs to work on decision-making and handling pressure. 

216A

Cowboys select: Marquez White, CB, Florida State
A balanced, unrefined CB prospect with good length and potential to develop over time. Dallas gets a great value pick this late in the sixth round. 

217B

Bengals select: Corey Levin, OG, Chattanooga
A three time All-American and Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner, Levin is interchangeable at tackle and guard and provides quality depth at both spots. 

218C-

Chiefs select: Leon McQuay III, S, USC
Clinched a victory over Penn State at the Rose Bowl with an interception. McQuay III needs to develop mentally but the athleticism is there. 

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