2017 NFL Draft Round 6

RD PICK TEAM GRADES
6

185

Caleb Brantley | DT, FloridaHeight: 6-3   Weight: 307A very talented DT prospect who has all the tools, but an inconsistent effort and motor is his biggest obstacle. Great value in Round 6, talent level is closer to second or third round.

A
6

186

Chuck Clark | FS, Virginia TechHeight: 6-0   Weight: 208A jack of all trades and master of none safety prospect with good football smarts and athleticism.

C+
6

187

Mike Tyson | FS, CincinnatiHeight: 6-1   Weight: 204A safety prospect with good size and some experience as a hybrid SAM linebacker. A third safety in this draft by a team with Thomas and Chancellor?

D
6

188

Elijah McGuire | RB, UL LafayetteHeight: 5-10   Weight: 214One of only two players in the FBS with 4,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving, McGuire is a good receiver and change of pace RB prospect. Nice pick here for the Jets.

B-
6

189

Tanzel Smart | DT, TulaneHeight: 6-1   Weight: 296A passionate and hardworking, slightly undersized three-technique DT prospect with a quick first step and ability to pierce through the offensive line. Good value here in the sixth.

A-
6

190

Sam Tevi | OT, UtahHeight: 6-5   Weight: 311A two-year starter at Utah with experience at both tackle spots, but needs to develop further technically and mentally before he see’s snaps.

D+
6

191

Xavier Woods | SS, Louisiana TechHeight: 5-11   Weight: 219A four-year starter. 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 ‘Boys.

A
6

192

Alex Armah | DE, West GeorgiaHeight: 6-2   Weight: 253A 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.

B
6

193

Jordan Evans | OLB, OklahomaHeight: 6-2   Weight: 233A very instinctive middle linebacker 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.

B+
6

194

Vincent Taylor | DT, Oklahoma StateHeight: 6-3   Weight: 304Good size and athleticism, Taylor led his team in tackles for loss and sacks while blocking six kicks as an OSU Cowboy.

A
6

195

Tanner Vallejo | OLB, Boise StateHeight: 6-1   Weight: 228A 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.

B+
6

196

Al-Quadin Muhammad | DE, Miami (Fla.)Height: 6-4   Weight: 250A one-year starter and raw hybrid-tweener prospect with major character red flags after receiving one-year bans on two separate occasions for off the field issues. High-risk prospect for the Saints.

D
6

197

Jeremy Clark | CB, MichiganHeight: 6-3   Weight: 220A three-year starter at both strong safety and cornerback with elite size for the position at 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds. Some durability concerns after a torn ACL in 2016.

B-
6

198

D.J. Jones | DT, Ole MissHeight: 6-1   Weight: 319A weight room warrior and one-year starter as a one technique or nose tackle. Needs to work on consistency and stamina, but can help as a rotational defensive lineman right away.

A
6

199

Chase Roullier | C, WyomingHeight: 6-4   Weight: 312A four-year starter for Wyoming with good size, strength, instincts and experience at both center and guard. Likely quality backup offensive lineman for Redskins here in sixth.

C+
6

200

Adam Bisnowaty | OT, PittsburghHeight: 6-6   Weight: 304A 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.

B+
6

201

Bucky Hodges | TE, Virginia TechHeight: 6-6   Weight: 257An impressive receiver with the ability to climb the ladder and go get jump balls, though needs to work on his route running and blocking as he continues to develop.

B
6

202

Pita Taumoepenu | OLB, UtahHeight: 6-1   Weight: 243Pass-rush specialist with good athleticism and motor. Likely a special teamer as he continues to develop.

C-
6

203

De’Angelo Henderson | RB, Coastal CarolinaHeight: 5-7   Weight: 208Scored a touchdown in 35 straight games in 2015-2016, Henderson is a tough, instinctual runner with good athleticism, though needs to work on his patience, receiving ability and pass protection skills.

C-
6

204

Derrick Jones | CB, Ole MissHeight: 6-2   Weight: 188A raw cornerback prospect with good size and athleticism. Will need some time to develop and will likely need to contribute on special teams.

C-
6

205

Jeremiah Ledbetter | DT, ArkansasHeight: 6-3   Weight: 280A high-effort tweener defensive line prospect with experience at both DE spots and DT. Good quality addition for the Lions late in Round 6.

A
6

206

Sam Rogers | FB, Virginia TechHeight: 5-10   Weight: 231An H-back prospect and former walk-on who earned a scholarship in one week of practice his freshman year and was used all over the field.

B+
6

207

Brandon Wilson | CB, HoustonHeight: 5-11   Weight: 200A 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.

C
6

208

Johnathan Ford | FS, AuburnHeight: 6-0   Weight: 204A strong safety prospect with good tackling, run defending awareness, and technique. Provides depth at a position of need even with the Budda Baker pick.

B-
6

209

Robert Davis | WR, Georgia StateHeight: 6-3   Weight: 220An 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.

A-
6

210

Justin Senior | OT, Mississippi StateHeight: 6-5   Weight: 322A three-year starter at Mississippi State with above-average size and below-average athleticism. Senior projects as a depth OT prospect.

C-
6

211

Conor McDermott | OT, UCLAHeight: 6-8   Weight: 307A three-year starting LT and former TE, McDermott is a coachable player who needs to develop his strength more if he wants to make it a career as a lieman in the NFL.

D
6

212

Kofi Amichia | OG, South FloridaHeight: 6-4   Weight: 297A two-year starter and AAC first team selection in 2016, Amichia is a developmental offensive lineman prospect who will need time before NFL action is considered.

D
6

213

Colin Holba | LS, LouisvilleHeight: 6-5   Weight: 245As a former long snapper myself, 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.

D+
6

214

Elijah Qualls | DT, WashingtonHeight: 6-1   Weight: 313An impressive athlete at 315 pounds, with experience playing all along the defensive line, even standing up and rushing the passer on the edge.

B+
6

215

Brad Kaaya | QB, Miami (Fla.)Height: 6-4   Weight: 214A developmental QB prospect with a decent arm, footwork and mental process, but needs to work on decision making and handling pressure.

B+
6

216

Marquez White | CB, Florida StateHeight: 6-0   Weight: 194A 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.

A
6

217

Corey Levin | OG, ChattanoogaHeight: 6-4   Weight: 307A three-time All-American and Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner, Levin is interchangeable at tackle and guard. Provides quality depth at both spots.

B
6

218

Leon McQuay III | FS, Southern CaliforniaHeight: 6-1   Weight: 195Clinched a victory over Penn State at the Rose Bowl with an interception, McQuay III needs to develop mentally but the athleticism is there.

C-