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2009 NFL Draft Analysis - Round Six
Seattle Seahawk QB Mike Teel
Seattle Seahawk QB Mike Teel
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Posted Apr 25, 2009


Who went where and how good are each of the draft picks in the 6th round of the 2009 NFL Draft?

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2009 NFL Draft - Sixth Round

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CFN 2009 Draft Central & Team-by-Team Picks and Analysis

  ROUND 6
# Pick Team
1 174 Denver (from Detroit)
Tom Brandstater, QB Fresno State 6-5, 220
It all appears to be there from the size, the mobility and a decent arm, but he doesn’t have it. He didn’t produce nearly as well as he should have considering his experience and the speedy receivers he had to work with. His throws are too erratic and he needs to completely overhaul his throwing motion to throw up to his size. When he was on, he had the look of a can’t-miss world-beater. But those moments were few and far between.
CFN Value Rank: Free Agent
   CFN Position Rank: 19
2 175 Kansas City
Quenten Lawrence, WR
McNeese State 6-0 185
A speed receiver with an impressive Louisiana high school track star résumé, Lawrence will fall because he suffered a broken ankle early on last year. He can move, is quick on his routs, and will be physical when he needs to be. He's not all that big and doesn't have good hands, but he could grow as a home run hitter if he's not guarded by a physical defender.
CFN Value Rank: Free Agent
   CFN Position Rank: NR
3 176 Atlanta (from St. Louis)
Spencer Adkins, LB Miami 5-11, 230
Pure speed, he has great athletic ability and explodes off the ball. Versatile, he's fast enough to play on the outside and tough enough to handle the inside duties in a 3-4. However, he hasn't put his physical tools to use on the field often enough. He's a better athlete than a football player who can be used in a niche role as a pass rusher.
CFN Value Rank: Seventh Round
   CFN Position Rank: NR
4 177 Cleveland
Don Carey, CB  5-11, 190 Norfolk State
With decent size and good speed, he has a nice mix of skills with the body to get bigger if needed. He has not problems hanging with the faster receivers and is physical enough to stay with the bigger ones. However, he needs to improve his technique in a big way and needs developing, but he's a good small-school prospect who should show right away that he belongs.
CFN Value Rank: Sixth Round      CFN Position Rank: 36
5 178 Seattle
Mike Teel, QB Rutgers 6-3, 230
All of a sudden the light went on and boom went the dynamite. After struggling early last year, with a missed punch of a teammate on the sidelines the lowlight, he caught fire and started to bomb away to become a decent NFL prospect. When he was on there were few better, but when he was off, things were really, really ugly. He has the experience, a live arm, and good size, but he needs to have a calmer, steadier demeanor and has to be able to forget about the misses and move on quicker. However, he has the tools to develop into an interesting project with a coach who wants to make him a star.
CFN Value Rank: Free Agent      CFN Position Rank: 18
6 179 Cincinnati
Morgan Trent, CB Michigan 6-1, 190
After starting out his career at receiver, Trent turned into a decent cog for the Wolverine secondary with a good mix of speed, size, and strength. Considering he was a Michigan high school track superstar, and considering he plays fast on the field, he ran a surprisingly slow 4.52 at the Combine. He made up for it with 23 reps on the bench and a 38” vertical. While he has good skills, he’s not the best football player and didn’t play up to his talent in college.
CFN Value Rank: Fifth Round
   CFN Position Rank: 25
7 180 Jacksonville
Zach Miller, TE Nebraska-Omaha 6-4, 235
The former Nebraska Cornhusker is a good athlete with nice size and good hands. He's a pure H-Back who can stretch the field a bit. He's not a blocker, needs to get a lot stronger, and is 25-years-old. By the time he develops into a productive NFL player he might be around 28.
CFN Value Rank: Free Agent
   CFN Position Rank: NR
8 181 Miami (from Oakland)
Andrew Gardner, OT Georgia Tech 6-7, 300
Gardner worked his tail off, or on, and bulked up over the course of his Yellow Jacket career to become a strong all-around blocker. He’s always working and always willing to do whatever is asked, but he’s not a natural blocker or an athlete and he’ll always be an overachiever. However, he could stick around thanks to his versatility and attitude. He could end up at guard.
CFN Value Rank: Fifth Round
   CFN Position Rank: 15
9 182 Green Bay
Jarius Wynn, DE Georgia 6-3, 275
A decent end prospect for a 3-4, he has a big body with the ability to get bigger. He's not strong, isn't all that quick, and isn't a pass rusher. However, he's a good character guy with the desire to make himself better. A year in an NFL weight room could make him a late steal, but he can't stick on a roster until he can find something he does well.
CFN Value Rank: Seventh Round
   CFN Position Rank: NR
10 183 Buffalo
Cary Harris, CB USC  6-0, 190

With decent size and good tackling ability, Harris is a good football player who had a decent career for the loaded Trojans. He has two big issues: durability and speed. He was always dinged up and pulled up lame at the Combine trying to run the 40. Quicker than fast, he runs around a 4.6 when he’s right and isn’t the best athlete around. He provides enough of a pop to be a decent nickel or dime back, but he doesn’t have the feet to be a starter.
CFN Value Rank: Sixth Round    CFN Position Rank: 22
11 184 San Francisco
Bear Pascoe, TE Fresno State 6-5, 260

The former star quarterback recruit rounded out into a tremendous all-around tight end talent. He’s a natural receiver who wants the ball and is good at fighting for it, and with his size he’s a strong blocker. Extremely strong, he could be used in two-tight end sets as a smallish third tackle if needed. The problem is the total lack of speed. He’s a plodder who can run good routes, but won’t do much once he gets the ball. His big catches will come around the goal line and on third and short.
CFN Value Rank: Fifth Round
   CFN Position Rank: 11
12 185 Baltimore (from Denver)
Cedric Peerman, RB Virginia 5-10, 220
The are a few teams that will have him as a must-have pickup from the fourth round on, and more than a few will be ticked off when he’s off the board. While not a top 100 talent, he’s a tough, smart player who’ll do anything a coaching staff asks hm. He’s not all that quick for his size and he doesn’t do anything at an elite level, he does a little of everything well with the toughness to be a good ten-carry back who can step in and produce a game or two here and there. Early on he’ll be a specialist and a special teamer, but he could be the surprise of the camp and a coaching favorite.
CFN Value Rank: Fourth Round
   CFN Position Rank: 10
13 186 Washington
Robert Henson, LB TCU 6-0, 240
A special teamer. He was a very good, very productive college player who fit in well in the tremendous TCU defense, but he's not enough of an athlete to play on the outside in the NFL and he's not an inside defender. While he has character issues, they don't translate to the field where he's not afraid to hit with a big-time mean streak.
CFN Value Rank: Free Agent
   CFN Position Rank: NR
14 187 Green Bay (from New Orleans)
Brandon Underwood, FS Cincinnati 6-1, 198
Part corner and part safety, he has good enough speed to play any position in the secondary and has tremendous upside. He’s not a finished product and could end up being far better after spending a year or two as a nickel and dime defender. The instincts aren’t quite there, he needs to hit the weights hard, and he’s not natural in man coverage against the better receivers, but he should make a team on his versatility alone and he can see time as a special teamer.  
CFN Value Rank: Fifth Round     CFN Position Rank: 11
15 188 Houston
Bryce McCain, CB Utah 5-9, 185
Way short but way productive, he was a star for the strong Ute defense for the last four years as both a corner and a kick returner. While he’s not all that bad for his size against the run, his money is made on pure blazing speed. In a very slow draft for corners, McCain’s 4.33 stands out and he’s been clocked by some as below 4.3. He’ll never be good against bigger, more physical receivers, but he’ll have a place in a secondary because of his range and his wheels.
CFN Value Rank: Fifth Round    CFN Position Rank: 20
16 189 San Diego
Kevin Ellison, SS USC 6-1, 225

Projected by some as a possible outside linebacker because of his speed, or lack of it, he’ll have to try to find a role early on. A great leader who’s well respected as an ultra-intense, ultra-reliable defender, he works harder than everyone else and will do whatever is needed to improve. Witness his Combine performance on the bench with a ridiculous 32 reps. He’ll make a whale of a coach someday, but he doesn’t have the speed to be even remotely considered at free safety and he’ll be limited as a strong safety. A knee problem doesn’t help the cause. He’ll make a team on character and will be a tough cut, but he just might have the intangibles to stick.
CFN Value Rank: Sixth Round
   CFN Position Rank: 17
17 190 Chicago
Al Afalava, SS Oregon State 5-10, 210 
While he hits like a linebacker, he also covers like one. A smallish safety without the wheels to be considered for a regular starting spot, he has to be a star on special teams right away to have any hope of staying in a camp. He was a good college player, but his skills aren't going to translate to the pros.
18 191 Cleveland (from Tampa Bay)
Coye Francies, CB San Jose State  6-1, 185
Originally an Oregon State Beaver, Francies transferred to San Jose State after off-the-field issues surrounding the possession of a loaded gun. Despite playing with a few ailments, he was fine last year for the Spartans. He’s a corner, but he’ll end up playing safety some day with good strength, benching 24 reps at the Combine, and with a lack of pure speed to stick on the outside. He put up a painfully slow 4.63 in the 40, but he was quick and fluid in the agility drills. Because of his lack of speed, he needs to bust his tail in the weight room and get to around 200 pounds to find his niche.
CFN Value Rank: Fourth Round
   CFN Position Rank: 16
19 192 Detroit (from Dallas)
Aaron Brown, TCU 6-0, 195
Always a tease, Brown showed just enough explosiveness and production to make Horned Frog fans think he could be a special star who could carry the offense, but he couldn’t stay healthy with a variety of leg injuries. While he’s not a blazer, he has good speed and quickness with a shifty running style that could make him a good complementary back. He’s not going to bring any power and he can’t carry the ball on a regular basis, but he was strong in off-season workouts and has great upside with the right coaching.
CFN Value Rank: Seventh Round
   CFN Position Rank: 25
20 193 New York Jets
Matt Slauson, OG Nebraska 6-5, 315
The skills are there to become a nice backup guard. He’s versatile enough to play almost anywhere on the line with good athleticism and decent enough power, but he’s not consistent and he hasn’t always played up to his skills. There needs to be more of a killer instinct as he didn’t do enough to plow over defenders in the running game, but he can move and has the raw materials to make a team.
CFN Value Rank: Seventh Round
   CFN Position Rank: 15
21 194 Philadelphia
Brandon Gibson, WR Washington State 6-0, 200
Very productive despite all his limitations, Gibson works hard, was productive for some bad teams, and is tough. He’ll be a good possession receiver who’ll block anyone needed to be hit, but he doesn’t have enough speed to be anything more than a complementary target. While he didn’t stand out this off-season, he could be a big surprise once he gets an NFL quarterback throwing his way.
CFN Value Rank: Fifth Round
   CFN Position Rank: 20
22 195 Cleveland (from Minnesota through Philadelphia)
James Davis, RB Clemson 5-11, 210
In today’s day and age of split carries and multiple backs in a rotation, Davis fits. He always shared the workload at Clemson and still thrived, for the most part, showing good power for his size and slipperiness in close range that made him good around the goal line. It takes a big tackle to bring him down; he doesn’t go down without a fight. He’s not a speedster, isn’t going to make too many NFL defenders miss, and needs work as both a receiver and a blocker. While he’s not going to be anyone’s No. 1 back, he could be a devastating No. 2.
CFN Value Rank: Fourth Round
   CFN Position Rank: 9
23 196 St. Louis (from Atlanta)
Keith Null, QB West Texas A&M 6-4, 220
A pure bomber, he's not going to run and he's not going to do anything fancy, but he can step up and fire with the arm to make all the throws. He threw for 5,097 yards and 48 touchdowns, with 595 yards and seven touchdowns against Abilene Christian in a 98-63 loss, but he hasn't faced anything more than D-II competition. He'll trust his arm too much and will go on streaks where he'll throw picks.
CFN Value Rank: Not Ranked
   CFN Position Rank: NR
24 197 Dallas (from Miami)
Stephen Hodge, LB TCU 6-0, 234   No 26
An ultra-productive, very solid defender, he's a peerless tackler, has terrific instincts, and had a nice Combine showing off some good numbers. Part safety and part linebacker, he can be used in a variety of ways, but he doesn't have NFL skills to be a regular at either spot. He's purely a football player who could overcome his lack of height and average wheels to be a camp favorite.
CFN Value Rank: Sixth Round
  CFN Position Rank: 26
25 198 New England (from Baltimore)
Jake Ingram, C/LS Hawaii 6-3, 232
Purely a long snapper, but a fantastic one, he doesn't miss. He walked on to Hawaii and earned a scholarship and is a machine who fires fastball after fastball without waver. He can't do anything else, but as a specialist he'll be in the league for ten years.
CFN Value Rank: Free Agent
   CFN Position Rank: NR
26 199 Oakland (from New England)
Stryker Sulak, DE Missouri  6-4, 250
A pass rushing terror for the Tigers, Sulak played through an injured knee and was one of the Big 12’s best all-around ends. With good closing ability and a great burst, he could develop into a killer of a specialist if he can hit the weights harder. While he’s built like an outside linebacker, he doesn’t really have the skills to be one. He’s an end who has reached the limit on how big he can get without a little bit of luck; he can’t seem to put on weight. On the plus side, with his motor, he could stick on a roster as a special teamer.
CFN Value Rank: Seventh Round
   CFN Position Rank: 21
27 200 New York Giants
DeAndre Wright, CB New Mexico  5-11, 195
A very nice college player who doesn't have the measurables to become a strong pro, his stock is down because of shoulder problems and a rough senior year. Despite his size, he's a willing run defender and can be used in all three downs, but he's not fast enough to be a regular cover-corner.
CFN Value Rank: Sixth Round      CFN Position Rank: 27
28 201 Indianapolis
Curtis Painter, QB Purdue 6-3, 225
When the 2008 season started, Painter was supposed to be the top quarterback prospect among the seniors. Without the great receiving corps he had earlier in his career, he struggled early on as he pressed too much to make thing happen. After losing his job for a stretch, he came back roaring to close out his productive career with a bang. He has good size, a live arm, and just enough mobility to get by. With a good attitude and the right makeup, he could be the type of prospect who sticks with a team for a few years and then shines once he gets his chance. While he has a lot of the tools, he needs to find a killer instinct. He didn’t lead Purdue to many big wins and he wasn’t clutch. However, he’s worth developing.
CFN Value Rank: Sixth Round      CFN Position Rank: 7
29 202 Oakland (from Carolina)
Brandon Myers, TE Iowa 6-4, 250
Purely a blocker, and not a particularly good one, he can only catch short to midrange passes and he's not even all that great at that. A prototype tight end prospect as far as size and build, it doesn't translate to the field. He needs a lot of work and he needs to be able to do one thing well to not get cut immediately.
CFN Value Rank: Free Agent      CFN Position Rank: NR
30 203 Tennessee
Jason McCourty, CB Rutgers 5-11, 195
A good athlete and a good leader, he moves well on short to midrange routes and is physical when he needs to be. Without the NFL speed to be a regular at corner, and without the hitting ability to be a safety, he'll have to carve out a role as a nickel or dime defender. However, he's not great when the ball is in the air and will have to prove early on in a camp that he can be a ball-hawk.
CFN Value Rank: Free Agent      CFN Position Rank: NR
31 204 Arizona
Will Davis, DE Illinois  6-2, 260
Very quick for his size, he played out of position at times working at tackle and was fine. Not quite tough enough against the run, he’s far better suited to the outside with a good motor and a nice burst into the backfield. While he had problems last year playing up to his potential, it was partly due to an ankle injury that just never went away. There’s a lot to be interested in considering he might be scratching the surface on what he can become, and he’ll put in the work to be better. He’ll need to be in the right system and he’ll have to play on the end. Some will want to put him at linebacker, but that won’t work.
CFN Value Rank: Fourth Round
   CFN Position Rank: 13
32 205 Pittsburgh
Ra’Shon Harris, DT Oregon 6-5, 300

A workout warrior, he wasn’t bad at the Combine on the bench, coming up with 28 reps, and he ran a sub-5.0 40. However, it didn’t always translate to the field and he wasn’t always tough enough against the run. Even with all he did for the Ducks, he’s still a bit of a work in progress and will have to prove early on that he’s willing to work himself into a role.
CFN Value Rank: Free Agent
   CFN Position Rank: 24
33 206 Tennessee
Dominique Edison, WR Stephen F. Austin 6-2, 205
With 4.42 speed he has the home-run hitting ability to stretch the field and be a difference maker. A good leader, he works hard, was a captain of his team, and will do what's needed to produce. Not all that quick, as opposed to fast, he's a one-route runner who needs time to develop more moves and better his technique.
CFN Value Rank: Free Agent
   CFN Position Rank: NR
34 207 New England
Myron Pryor, DT Kentucky  6-0, 310
Height will always be an issue, he’s pushing six feet tall and is a bit of a bowling ball, but the biggest issue is his injury history. Unable to stay fully healthy, he’ll always be bothered by a variety of bumps and bruises and he’ll have a hard time being consistent. On the plus side, he’s freakishly strong, setting Kentucky high school weight room records, and he’s quick enough to get into the backfield on a semi-regular basis. He doesn’t play up to his strength and will be erased at times if he’s asked to be on the nose.
CFN Value Rank: Seventh Round
   CFN Position Rank: 22
35 208 Dallas
John Phillips, TE Virginia  6-5, 250
Most of the problems are correctable. He’s a pure football player who’s a willing blocker and a good enough receiver to keep the chains moving, but he needs to spend far more time in the weight room to bulk up another 15 pounds. Not very fast, he’ll end up being used as a short to midrange target in two tight end sets. He’ll never be a star No. 1 target, but he’ll make every key catch and will be as reliable as they come.
CFN Value Rank: Fifth Round
   CFN Position Rank: 10
36 209 Cincinnati
Bernard Scott, RB Abilene Christian 5-10 200
Extremely fast, Scott has great straight-line speed, excellent quickness, and toughness for his size. He's also a good receiver who could carve out a role as a third down specialist if nothing else works out. Even with all his skills, he doesn't have a lot of pop and this is what he'll be. He'll be 25 when the season starts and doesn't have much upside.
CFN Value Rank: Seventh Round
   CFN Position Rank: 26

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