Fiu, Cirminiello, Mitchell on TV - Campus Insiders | Buy College Football Tickets

2008 NFL Draft Analysis - Round Six
Michigan RB Mike Hart
Michigan RB Mike Hart
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Apr 25, 2008


Who went where in Round Six of the 2008 NFL Draft? From the collegiate perspective, here are the breakdowns of every pick for every team.



2008 NFL Draft - Sixth Round

- 2008 NFL Draft Breakdown and Analysis
1st Round
| 2nd Round | 3rd Round | 4th Round | 5th Round | 7th Round

  ROUND 6
# Pick Team
1 167 Dallas   Erik Walden, DE/LB Middle Tennessee
Undersized for an end and not fast enough as a linebacker, Walden's a tweener who has to fit a specific need and a specific role. He'll never be a starter, but he was ultra-productive at the Sun Belt level and was good at getting into the backfield. He'll have to be a rush-OLB to make any sort of an impact.

CFN Projection: Free Agent  
     CFN Position Rank: NR
2 168 Washington (from trade) Durant Brooks, P Georgia Tech
Phenomenal at pinning teams deep, Brooks came over from the JUCO ranks to put 67 kicks inside the 20 in two years. 15 a year is considered good. He has a great leg, is consistent, and can be a weapon from day one. He doesn't have the upside of Mike Dragosavich, but he'll be a starter for a long time.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round
  CFN Position Rank: 2
3 169 Oakland  Trevor Scott, DE Buffalo
The former tight end is making himself into a good end. At close to 6-5 and 256 pounds, he has a frame that could support a lot more weight, and he's just scratching the surface on what he can become. He tries his tail off and is more than happy to work on becoming as good as he can possibly become, but he's far from being an NFL defensive end. He needs to get a lot stronger and a little bigger. 
CFN Projection: Sixth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 21
4 170 Kansas City  Barry Richardson, OT Clemson
The centerpiece of a good Tiger line for the last three years, he's a good, big blocker who uses his 6-6, 330-pound body well in pass protection and did a good job against the premier ACC linemen. The problem is his consistency and his toughness. He didn't play up to his size all the time and he didn't grow into the first round caliber blocker many thought he'd become.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 11
5 171 NY Jets  Marcus Henry, WR Kansas
With great size and decent speed, he has good measurables. The 6-4, 207-pounder has 4.57 speed and is smooth like butter. However, he doesn't use his speed well and doesn't use his size to beat up defensive backs for the ball. He needs to become a more physical player, but overall he has good upside.

CFN Projection: F
ree Agent  CFN Position Rank: NR
6 172 Atlanta  Thomas Brown, RB Georgia
Sort of poor man's Mike Hart, Brown is the same size and has the same style as the former Michigan star but wasn't nearly as productive. Not a speed back, he's a quick, powerful runner who'll take a pounding and ask for more carries. He's not going to do anything flashy and he's not going to do anything on the outside, but he could be a nice fill-in for a series or two or a game or two and keep the running game moving.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 17
7 173 Houston  Dominique Barber, FS Minnesota
It's not his fault his team stunk. The brother of Dallas Cowboy RB, Marion, Barber made 174 tackles over the last two seasons as one of the Gophers' only playmakers. He timed a slow 4.68 and he isn't great against the pass, but most of his errors and most of his inconsistencies came from trying to do too much. No one else on that D, especially in the front seven, did much of anything.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 11
8 174 San Francisco   Josh Morgan, WR Virginia Tech
With a great size/speed combination he has the tools to become a sleeper who comes up with a productive ten-year career as a third or fourth receiver. He was never used enough at Virginia Tech, but he didn't always do well when he was forgotten about and disappeared at times. Basically, he went to the wrong school. Had he been a featured No. 1 receiver with all the attention that comes with it, he would've been a college superstar. While his numbers improved over his career, he never made the jump from good to fantastic. That could quickly change in the pros.
CFN Projection: Mid-Third to Fourth Round  
CFN Position Rank: 16
9 175 Tampa Bay (from trade)  Geno Hayes, LB Florida State
A tremendous athlete with good speed and a great nose for getting into the backfield, Hayes closes in a heartbeat and he finds ways to make plays. He's not big at only 6-0 and 227 pounds, but he plays bigger and hits like a ton of bricks. However, that's his size; he's not going to get bigger. Purely a weakside linebacker at the next level, he could be an ultra-productive starter if he has help around him.
CFN Projection: Third Round 
CFN Position Rank: 11
10 176 Miami (from trade)  Jalen Parmele, RB Toledo
He was the Toledo running game last season. At 224 pounds with good straight-line speed, he can also run inside and make a quick cut and bounce it outside in a hurry. However, he's not going to make too many people miss and he's not as hard a runner as his size might indicate. While he'll be purely a backup and special teamer, he'll work his way on a team and will find a niche.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 16
11 177 Cincinnati  Corey Lynch, FS Appalachian State
A star high school running back, Lynch turned into a big-time producer for the beat D-IAA/FCS program around. He's a terrific leader who hits well, does whatever is needed, and knows where everyone is supposed to be. He's not a superior athlete and he's not the best form tackler, but he's a playmaker with a tough-guy mentality to become a special teams superstar.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round to Seventh Round 
CFN Position Rank: 27
12 178 New Orleans  Taylor Mehlhaff, PK Wisconsin
A left-footed bomber with nice range and a great leg on kickoffs, he should be a solid pro if he can speed up his approach and if he can get the ball off quicker. While he doesn't have All-Pro potential and he'll need to work on his consistency, he should be a good kickoff specialist, if nothing else.

CFN Projection: Free Agent 
CFN Position Rank: 4
13 179 Buffalo  Xavier Oman, RB NW Missouri State
A short, stocky back with a good base and tremendous quickness, Oman ran for over 7,000 yards at the D-II level and did a little of everything. He can block, catch, and run inside well. The problem is his lack of speed. He's not going to get to the outside on a regular basis and doesn't have special skills.

CFN Projection: Free Agent 
CFN Position Rank: NR
14 180 Washington (from trade)   Kareem Moore, FS Nicholls State
Stronger than his 5-10, 213-pound size would indicate, Moore is a great hitter who'll throw his body all over the place to make a tackle. While he only put up a 4.67 in the 40, he looks much faster on the field. Now, that could be the competition he faced, but he did stand out. He's a good character player who never got banged up despite his physical style.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round to Seventh Round 
CFN Position Rank: 20
15 181 Carolina  Nick Hayden, DT Wisconsin
While he projects to be a backup, he should be a decent one. Without the athleticism to become a regular starter at the pro level, Hayden has to use his toughness and run stuffing ability to be a part of a rotation. He's not going to get into the backfield, but it won't be for a lack of want-to. He just doesn't have the tools.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 12
16 182 Kansas City   Kevin Robinson, WR Utah State
A return man. One of the great returners in the history of college football, Robinson was the lone bright spot on some woeful Utah State teams. At just under six feet and 200 pounds, he has decent size, but he's slowwwwww. Like around 4.8 slow, mainly because he bulked up before the off-season workouts. He can be used as a slot receiver, but he'll have to make it on special teams.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round to Free Agent 
CFN Position Rank: 33
17 183 Denver    Spencer Larsen, ILB Arizona
An ultra-productive overachiever with nice size, good toughness, and the smarts and leadership to be someone's main man in the middle for a long time if he gets help around him. Not the best of athletes and not the biggest of hitters, he struggles in pass coverage and can get blown up at times, but he makes up for his deficiencies with his drive and effort. He's the type of guy you want on your team.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round  
CFN Position Rank: 16
18 184 Philadelphia   Mike Gibson, OT/OG California
A former JUCO transfer who stepped in and did a nice job as a two-yard starter for the Bears. A great run blocker who'll power over anyone who isn't going 100 miles per hour, he might project to be a guard if he can't prove he can handle an NFL caliber pass rusher. He'll need a while to improve his overall technique if he's going to be a tackle.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round  
CFN Position Rank: 14
19 185 Arizona    Chris Harrington, DE Texas A&M
A baller. Tough against the run, productive throughout his Aggie career, and a strong all-around player, Harrington was a good leader who always has his motor running and is always going to give 100%. He simply doesn't have NFL pass rushing skills and is too small to be worked into a tackle. He'll work his way on to a roster, but he's not going to be a regular starter.  
CFN Projection: Sixth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 13
20 186 Washington   Colt Brennan, QB Hawaii
He's not big and he's not thick at a very skinny 6-3 and 185 pounds, and there are a bazillion other red flags considering the competition he faced and the performance against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. However, he has one of the most accurate arms of any of the top prospects, is far more of a gamer than he ever got credit for, and is fantastic at throwing on the move. You can't judge him by the Georgia game; he never, ever had room to breathe. The offensive line never gave him a chance. Instead, focus on the fire he had two years ago when he bounce passed a fourth down throw in the end zone to blow a chance at beating Oregon State. He might have the laid-back Hawaii tag, but he's a football player, period. Yeah, he had problems with the speed of the Bulldogs, but he also went ballistic against teams like Alabama, Purdue, Arizona State, Oregon State and Washington. In the right offense he could be a deadly accurate dink and dunk passer who keeps an offense moving.
CFN Projection: Third to Fourth Round   CFN Position Rank: 5
21 187 Minnesota  John Sullivan, C/OG Notre Dame
A mauler who'll be great for the running game, he's a tough blocker who was steady for four years and does a great job when he doesn't have to get on the move. At 6-3 and 301 pounds, he's a perfect-sized center and can even be moved to guard if needed. A great quarterback for the line, he's a smart player who doesn't make mistakes. His problem is his athleticism; he's not going to do much on the move.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 5 (as a C)
22 188 Pittsburgh  Mike Humpal, OLB Iowa
A high-motor, high-energy defender who's productive when healthy, he has the size to be tough against the run and the want-to to make plays. Not all that athletic, he's not an ideal outside linebacker and isn't quite strong enough to be moved inside. He can do a little of everything, just not at an NFL level.
CFN Projection: Free Agent  CFN Position Rank: NR
23 189 Seattle  Tyler Schmitt, LS San Diego State
If there's a draftable long snapper, Schmitt is it. He played a little bit of linebacker and is athletic enough to get down the field quickly and make plays on the punt team. He's purely a long snapper, that's it, but he's a good one. He'll be in the league for ten years.

CFN Projection: Free Agent 
CFN Position Rank: NR
24 190 Cleveland     Ahtyba Rubin, DT Iowa State
Really big at 6-2 and 315 pounds, he's a nose tackle who'll sit in the middle of a line and occupy two and three blockers while everyone else works. Now he has to learn how to handle the double team and still make plays. He doesn't always play to his size and he won't get in the backfield, but he has upside. He also has a major downside. If he doesn't want it enough, he's not going to stick around for more than ten minutes.
CFN Projection: Late Third Round to Early Fourth 
CFN Position Rank: 13
25 191 Cleveland (from trade)  Paul Hubbard, WR Wisconsin
He looks the part and he should've been a major factor in the Badger offense, but he wasn't. An elite all-around athlete with sub-4.6 speed in a 6-3, 221-pound frame, he was a track star for Wisconsin excelling mostly at the triple jump and the long jump. He's not a natural receiver, but if someone wants to put in the time and the investment and work on him for a year, he has the tools to be a nightmare of a mismatch for most defensive backs.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round to Free Agent
   CFN Position Rank: 30
26 192 San Diego  DeJuan Tribble, CB Boston College
Too small at just 5-8 and 196 pounds, and too slow with a 4.69 40, he doesn't have the measurables to make much of an impact. However, he's a good ball-hawker, was a good starter for the last three years at a high level, and plays quicker than he is.  He should make for a good backup and a key nickel defender, but he'll be picked on if he has to start.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 23
27 193 Minnesota   Jaymar Johnson, WR Jackson State
He has good height, mediocre speed, and will only make it if he can be a decent returner. He's a strong, tough player who will go across the middle and fight for the ball. He's not a good enough athlete to overcome the mediocre competition he faced. He has upside, but he's not nearly talented enough to deserve a draft pick.

CFN Projection: Free Agent  
CFN Position Rank: NR
28 194 Pittsburgh (from trade)  Ryan Mundy, S West Virginia
An interesting prospect who'll probably be overlooked overall, Mundy has good size and was plenty productive for three years. He's not really a corner and he's not a big enough hitter to be an NFL safety, but there's just enough promise to be worth a look.
CFN Projection: Free Agent  
CFN Position Rank: NR
29 195 Miami  Donald Thomas, OG Connecticut
While he's not a huge inside presence, he's one of the better athletes among the guards and is one of the few who can get on the move. He's be a nice fit for a zone-blocking scheme and isn't bad in pass protection, but he's not going to beat anyone up and he needs a lot of seasoning. A total unknown, being discovered playing pickup basketball, he's a true rags-to-riches story who has a world of potential is someone has a little patience.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 6
30 196 Indianapolis  Tom Santi, TE Virginia
He's not Heath Miller, another Virginia product, but he's a good athlete who produced for four years and had a nice senior season despite playing in a non-passing offense. He's not afraid to go over the middle and will keep the chains moving. Fast enough, he will find ways to get open. While he's not a special talent, there's no downside and he could serve as a serviceable ten-year pro who goes to work, gets the job done, and flies under the radar.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 10
31 197 New England   Bo Ruud, LB Nebraska
Don't fall for the family name; he's not Barrett. Bo isn't nearly as good as his brother, but he's a tweener
with the ability to see time inside and out. He doesn't have the overall strength to hold off NFL blockers in the running game and he doesn't have the ability to get into the backfield on a regular basis.
CFN Projection: Free Agent  
CFN Position Rank: NR
32 198 NY Giants  Andre Woodson, QB Kentucky
Deadly accurate for long stretches, he proved he could be a precision passer, but he also has the arm to power the ball when he has to. He has the size at 6-5 and 235 pounds to be a presence in the pocket and be able to shake off tacklers, but he tends to get hit way too often and he doesn't have the mobility to make things happen on his own. He'll need some serious coaching to correct a fundamental flaw in his delivery; he hitches it a bit and doesn't have a compact motion. He's not going to be the answer for anyone right away, but if someone can be patient and give him about two years he could be the type of quarterback to build around. There's not the ceiling on his potential like many scouts seem to believe there is.
CFN Projection: Late Second Round    CFN Position Rank: 4
33 199 NY Giants  Robert Henderson, DE Southern Miss
At 6-3 and 280 pounds he has good size and enough moves to grow into a big pass rusher. He's not a great athlete and has to show he can bring it at a high level game in and game out. He was a nasty playmaker in Conference USA and could get overlooked because of the lack of high-end competition.
CFN Projection: Free Agent    CFN Position Rank: NR
34 200 Philadelphia  Joe Mays, LB North Dakota State
A late arriver on the draft scene after a good pro day, he's on the map as a possible special teamer with good size and decent speed. The knock on him seems to be his height, but at 5-11 he's an inch shorter than Curtis Lofton; it doesn't matter. While he's a bit limited as an NFL defender, he has enough skills to be worked on as a project.
CFN Projection: Free Agent    CFN Position Rank: 36
35 201 Indianapolis  Steve Justice, C Wake Forest
Incredibly productive over the last three seasons for the underappreciated Wake Forest line, Justice is extremely agile and isn't afraid to get down and dirty to make a block. Tough as nails and dependable enough to be an every-day player, there's no concern about having problems with little injuries. The problem is his size at 6-3 and 293 pounds with little room to get bulkier. While he's quick, he'll struggle with the bigger tackles. He's a pure center and likely can't be moved to guard.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 2
36 202 Indianapolis  Mike Hart, RB Michigan
Ultra-productive, never fumbles, and is as hard and tough a runner as a 5-9, 200 pounder can be. He won't tear off any big runs and he will never last a 16-game season if he's a featured back, but he'll block, be a dirty-work runner who can crank out long drives, and he has a major attitude, in a good way. You know what you're getting, there's no upside to hope for, but he's still good enough to be a nice reserve back.
CFN Projection: Late Third Round to Early Fourth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 10
37 203 Philadelphia  Andy Studebaker, DE/LB Wheaton
More than just a great name, Studebaker is a hybrid outside defender who'll likely find a permanent home at linebacker if he ends up making a team. Very strong with room to add at least 15 pounds to his 245-pound frame, he's a productive player with big potential. He would've been an early second day pick if he hadn't torn a tendon in his foot.
CFN Projection: Free Agent    CFN Position Rank: 31
38 204 Miami  Lex Hilliard, FB Montana
Very strong and very tough at just under 6-0 and 231 pounds, he's a pounder of a runner and a tough blocker. Purely a tailback in college, he's not fast enough to be a third down back in the NFL and he's not going to be a regular starter. However, he could be a hard-charging change of pace back as well as a blocker. He has to prove an Achilles tendon injury isn't going to be a further problem
CFN Projection: Free Agent  
CFN Position Rank: 5
39 205 Indianapolis  Pierre Garcon, WR Mount Union
At around 6-0 and 210 pounds with 4.4 speed, he has the measureables to merit a long look. He's tough, plays fast, and isn't afraid to block. While he'll need work to become an NFL receiver, and only produced against D-III competition, he might be worth the time and effort. However, he's at least two years from playing on offense; he needs to make an early mark on special teams.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 25
40 206 Baltimore  Haruki Nakamura, S Cincinnati
Undersized and not that fast, but ultra-productive, he's simply a football player. Watch tape of him and he'll look like a world-beater, but he doesn't have NFL measurables or ability. A nasty run stopper for his size, and a tough producer who'll do anything needed, he'll be tough to cut.
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: NR
41 207 Cincinnati  Matt Sherry, TE Villanova
While he's not fast and not big, he's athletic and isn't afraid to throw his body around as a blocker. A good leader and a productive receiver, he's a high-character guy with major limitations. It's not like he was anything special at the lower level.
CFN Projection: Free Agent    CFN Position Rank: NR

- 2008 NFL Draft Breakdown and Analysis
1st Round
| 2nd Round | 3rd Round | 4th Round | 5th Round | 7th Round