2010 NFL Draft Analysis - Round Six
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Ole Miss DE Greg Hardy
Posted Apr 24, 2010

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

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170. St. Louis
Fendi Onobun, TE Houston 6-6, 250
Overall Pick 170 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

A tremendously athletic H-Back, the former hoopster moves well and has field-stretching speed. With his size and wheels he could be a late steal, but he needs lots and lots of time. He won't block anyone and he didn't exactly set the world on fire catching just two career passes.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

171. Atlanta (from Detroit)
Shann Schillinger, S Montana 6-0, 198
Overall Pick 171 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

Able to play either free safety or strong, he's a versatile late pick who needs to produce on special teams to stick. He's not big, but he can move and he produced at the lower level.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

172. Tampa Bay
Brent Bowden, P Virginia Tech 6-2, 197
Overall Pick 172 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

Apparently Tampa Bay has all the pieces in place and can afford a punter. To be fair, the Bucs were miserable booting the ball and had to go after a punter. He's not a blaster, but he has a good enough leg to get by and he has nice accuracy. However, he's not worthy of being drafted.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

173. San Francisco (from San Diego from Kansas City)
Anthony Dixon, RB Mississippi State 6-1, 233
Overall Pick 173 CFN Overall Ranking: 82

Great value, the Niners got a bigger Frank Gore type who produced at a high level and should be a solid No. 2 back. He's used to being a workhorse and shouldn't have a problem getting 15 carries a game being used as a thumper. br/> br/> While he's not fast, has character and concentration issues, and isn't the type of person or player who can be counted on to carry a pro running game, but he did his best to put the MSU offense on his back. He was all the team had offensively and he still produced at a high SEC level over his entire career. While he doesn't time fast, he runs quickly for a player of his size and is always gaining positive yards. The problem is that he doesn't quite have elite NFL rushing ability and doesn't do any one thing at a top pro level. With his all-around game, though, he could be the type of player who gets taken in the middle of the draft and ends up having a far better career than a few of the high-priced first rounders.
CFN Projection: Third Round

174. Washington (from Miami from Washington)
Dennis Morris, TE Louisiana Tech 6-2, 266
Overall Pick 174 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

An interesting late round flier who could've been had as a free agent, Morris is a big blocker with good hands and interesting tools. He was a high school sprinter who never played up to his skills, but he didn't have anyone throwing to him. There's a chance he could be a whale of a pro with time to find the fire to want to be one.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

175. Carolina (from Oakland)
Greg Hardy, DE Ole Miss 6-4, 281
Overall Pick 175 CFN Overall Ranking: 93

There we go, Carolina. Now you're getting it. In yet another attempt to find a disruptive end to replace Julius Peppers, the Panthers matched the selection of Eric Norwood with an athlete who might be the best pure pass rusher in the draft … when he wants to play. He can't stay healthy and he hasn't had the fire to be a star, but the tools are there to be great if he can stay on the field.

One of the bigger boom-or-bust prospects among the defenders, he plays fast on the field, even if he timed poorly in offseason workouts, and is a top-shelf, athletic closer when he gets a beat on a quarterback. As a pure pass rusher, he might be the best in the draft and if you're asking for one or two big plays a game, he should be able to provide them. However, he's always dinged up, extremely flaky, and he gets erased against the run way too easily. If he's not asked to do too much and if a team isn't counting on him for a full season, he could be a game-changer a few times a year.
CFN Projection: Third Round

176. Tennessee (from Seattle)
Rusty Smith, QB Florida Atlantic 6-5, 212
Overall Pick 176 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

Over Dan LeFevour? Over Tony Pike?! Smith was a hotter prospect two years ago than he is now, and while he has the size and the live arm, he's nothing more than a developmental prospect who'll never start. He's a good dinker and dunker, but that's it.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

177. Cleveland
Carlton Mitchell, WR South Florida 6-3, 215, (Jr.)
Overall Pick 177 CFN Overall Ranking: 49

One of the best value picks in the draft, Mitchell has better measurables of any wide receiver in the draft. Considering his size, speed, and upside, he's an absolute steal considering the Browns were targeting a receiver coming into the draft. Now if only Colt McCoy had the arm to get it deep.

It's all there and he's a chance worth taking. With 6-3 size, 4.49 speed, and the home run hitting ability to become a matchup nightmare, he's a tremendous athlete with the best raw skills of any receiver in the draft. While he looks a bit too much like a track guy playing football, and he needs to do far more to use his size to take advantage of smaller corners, the upside is limitless if he's given a year to work on his technique and given a free pass until he gets the right coaching. Someone out there is going to make him a priority and a key to the draft.
CFN Projection: Third Round

178. Buffalo
Arthur Moats, LB James Madison 6-0, 246
Overall Pick 178 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

Buffalo is making a habit out of taking strange picks. With Dan LeFevour and Tony Pike on the board, the Bills reached for an athletic pass rusher who needs a ton of time in the weight room. He's a defensive end who needs to learn how to play linebacker.

CFN Projection: Free Agent

179. Dallas (from Miami)
Sam Young, OT Notre Dame 6-8, 316
Overall Pick 179 CFN Overall Ranking: 129

Four years ago it wouldn't have been a shocker if Young turned out to be a top five overall pick with his phenomenal size and upside. He never progressed to a higher level and struggled way too much in pass protection, but with his frame and length he's a good sixth-round chance to take for the Cowboys.

If Jimmy Clausen was Charlie Weis's No. 1 recruit, Young was No. 1A. A huge get for the program, literally, he was good, but wasn't nearly as good as his hype and promise. Way too stiff, not enough of a killer for the running game, and not quick enough to handle the faster speed rushers, he'll struggle at left tackle and is too tall to play guard. For all his problems, he wants to be a good player and will work to become better. With his experience and his size he should stick around the league for a while, but there's a hard ceiling on what he can do.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

180. Jacksonville
Deji Karim, RB Southern Illinois 5-9, 210
Overall Pick 180 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

A hot sleeper prospect going into the offseason he was mediocre in workouts and didn't show enough in the all-star games. He's not big and he's not a blazer, but he works his tail off and will do whatever it takes to make a roster. He's no threat to MJD, though.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

181. Chicago
Dan LeFevour, QB Central Michigan 6-3, 230
/> Overall Pick 181 CFN Overall Ranking: 55
For a team that needs to win right now or lose the entire coaching staff (and front office), this isn't exactly a pick for the moment. However, the Bears desperately need a backup quarterback, and while LeFevour might be considered a bit of a project, he could be needed right away considering the Bear O line, and the Mike Martz offense, could make Jay Cutler a vegetable.

A baller. Arguably the greatest player in MAC history did it all at the non-BCS level, played well against the better teams, and he looked the part in offseason workouts and practices against the big boys. One of the best all-around combinations of run-pass skills in the draft, he's great on the move and finds ways to make big things happen by getting the ball into the hands of his playmakers. You don't win as many big games and as many championships (three MAC titles) as he did without knowing what to do. While he doesn't have a cannon for an arm, he's accurate enough to get by and he's a great decision maker. The arm strength for his size is an issue and he spent most of his career in the shotgun, but if he gets a little time to work on speeding up his throwing motion, he has a chance to be a solid NFL starter. However, he'll need the right system; he's not the typical NFL quarterback prospect.
CFN Projection: Third Round

182. San Francisco
Nate Byham, TE Pitt 6-4, 268
Overall Pick 182 CFN Overall Ranking: 165

A great fit, Byham has proven he could be a strong No. 2 tight end on a team full of receivers. Now he gets to be a blocker and a second-fiddle to Vernon Davis, and while he won't be a deep threat in any way, he'll be a tremendous safety valve.

In a draft full of receivers, Byham is the best of the blockers. He's big, extremely slow, and a bit lumbering, but he sucks in every pass that comes his way and he's too strong and tough for most defensive backs. His money will be made by hitting people in two-tight end sets, but he could find a role as a nice short-range, goal line target.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

183. Denver
Eric Olsen, OG Notre Dame 6-4, 306 (C)
Overall Pick 183 CFN Overall Ranking: 252

Just when it seemed like Denver was smartening up with picks like Eric Decker and Perrish Cox, it completely ignores the defensive front seven that needs a boost. Olsen isn't really a center and will end up seeing time at guard, but he's not a top NFL blocker. He's mega-strong and is a fit for the good-guy theme, but the Broncos have other needs.

While he was a standout among the centers at the Combine, at least on the bench with 35 reps, he doesn't have enough athleticism to overcome his lack of pure bulk. He's a tough, nasty blocker who isn't afraid to hit anyone, and he's the type of high-character leader who coaches love to have. However, he just doesn't move well enough. He might be fine in a phone booth, but that's it. If he makes it, it'll be because of his versatility.
CFN Projection: Seventh Round

184. New York Giants
Adrian Tracy, LB/DE William & Mary 6-3, 248
Overall Pick 184 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

Another typical NY Giants pick, Tracy fits the team's mold of wanting aggressive, smart tweeners. A hybrid pass rusher, he's a pure athlete who needs to get stronger and he needs to get bigger. He'll need time to learn how to play linebacker and will start out his career as a special teamer, if he sticks.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

185. Seattle (from Tennessee)
Anthony McCoy, TE USC 6-5, 259
Overall Pick 185 CFN Overall Ranking: 115

If his old head coach wasn't going to take him, who would've? But if he underachieved for Pete Carroll at USC, why is he going to reach his potential at Seattle? However, talent-wise, it's not crazy to call him the best tight end in the draft. Now he needs to try.

Good enough to be the top tight end on a few draft boards, he has big-time receiving talent, comes through big on key downs, and he makes quarterbacks look great. Stronger on the field than in the weight room, he fights for the ball and almost always wins. However, he could be heartbreaking. His Combine numbers were mediocre, especially the 4.77 40 and the 19 reps on the bench, but he doesn't bring it play-in-and-play-out. It's all there to be terrific, but he just doesn't have the concentration and fire to be special.
CFN Projection: Second Round

186. Cleveland (from Carolina)
Clifton Geathers, DE South Carolina 6-7, 299 (DT)
Overall Pick 186 CFN Overall Ranking: 144

As a pure prospect, Geathers is among the most talented prospects in the draft. He has the size, the speed, and the versatility to play tackle or end. But he's a dog with fleas on the field. Taken late in the sixth round, he's not a sure thing to get time to develop. He needs it.

An phenomenal physical specimen, he's huge, long, athletic, and strong enough to be moved to tackle at times if needed. A prototype 3-4 end measurable-wise, he looks the part and has unlimited potential. However, he was a mediocre, disappointing college player who plays too high and gets knocked around way too easily. Not a tough tackler, he'll struggle to wrap up a bit too much and he's an unrefined pass rusher. If someone wants to go through the work of trying to mold the wad of clay, there could something special down the road.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

187. Houston
Shelley Smith, OG Colorado State 6-3, 300
Overall Pick 187 CFN Overall Ranking: 194

A great fit for Houston, Smith isn't going to shove anyone around, but he's great on the move and will be great for the zone scheme. This might not be the sexiest pick around, but he's one of the rare late round picks who really might make a roster and be a functional pro.

Size matters. If 6-3 and 300 pounds can be considered small, then that's Smith, who's one of the most athletic guards in the draft. He came up with an amazing 9'4" broad jump at the Combine and a 34" vertical. He's strong on the field and holds up extremely well against the big, strong linemen. While he won't blow anyone off the ball, he can work well in a scheme where he can get on the move.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

188. Pittsburgh
61. Jonathan Dwyer, RB Georgia Tech 5-11, 229 (Jr.)
/> Overall Pick 188 CFN Overall Ranking: 61
Here you go fantasy fans; here's your 2010 sleeper you MUST have. With Willie Parker gone, Dwyer is a great fit for the Steeler running game when, not if, Rashard Mendenhall gets hurt. While the slow running time made him slide down boards, Dwyer is in the perfect place for his skills.

Easily the call of the draft among the running backs. He's big, quick, and was phenomenal in the Paul Johnson option offensive system, but he was an utter disaster at the Combine compared to the other top backs running a glacier-slow 4.66 in the 40 and didn't do much better in the passing and agility drills. However, if he could drop a few pounds, he'll show he's a good runner who was great on tape even in the gimmick offense and he always showed up in the biggest games at the biggest times. He won't be for every offense, but if he's allowed to play on a team with a zone-blocking scheme, he has the potential to put up big numbers for a long stretch. There was a time when he was considered a top 15 overall pick, and now someone will consider him a steal as he drops down.
CFN Projection: Third Round

189. St. Louis (from Atlanta)
Eugene Sims, DE/LB West Texas A&M 6-4, 247
Overall Pick 189 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

Is it possible to cut a player on the ride to mini-camp? Sims is a pure speed prospect who is way too thin, way too upright a player, and way too much of a project to stay around the Rams for more than a bowl of cereal. He's purely a developmental squad prospect.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

190. Oakland (from New England)
Travis Goethel, LB Arizona State 6-2, 240
Overall Pick 190 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

A decent athlete with enough upside and a good enough résumé to get a long look. He has to get much stronger to work more on the inside, but he's a tackler who'll be tough to cut.

Good size. Has the height and the the look to get a big bigger. … Makes every tackle. He brings down everything he gets to. … A decent athlete with just enough skill to move to the outside if needed. Can be tried out almost anywhere. … Gets held up. Doesn't shed well enough. … Not much of a pass rusher at an NFL level. No elite quickness. … Will be more of a run defender. Not going to get much work in pass coverage.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

191. Cincinnati
77. Dezmon Briscoe, WR Kansas 6-2, 207 (Jr.)
Overall Pick 191 CFN Overall Ranking: 77

If there's a wide receiver who fits Cincinnati, it's Briscoe. While it's a push to call him troubled, he does have his issues that made a player of his talent fall down to late in the sixth. He has the skills and is used to being a No. 1 target, but he's way too slow. He could find a role, though, as a top third target in the rotation.

This is why the personnel directors get the big money. Briscoe could be a star in the right system with the right coaches and with the right support system around him, but he could also be a mega-flake who quietly busts out of the league in a hurry. With great size and the ability to use it, he'll muscle his way for the ball between double teams, and despite his lumbering 4.61 40, he finds ways to get open. The knucklehead factor can't be ignored and could end up being his downfall if he doesn't produce right away. If he's not great in camp and if he can prove to be matured, a coaching staff will have no interest in waiting him out.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

192. Buffalo (from Philadelphia)
Danny Batten, DE/LB South Dakota State 6-4, 250
Overall Pick 192 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

A veteran who has a ton of experience and is the type of try-hard, all-around player Buffalo loves, he's not really a defensive end and he'll have to work on being a linebacker. If he doesn't star on special teams, he's not going to stay around. He'll have to prove he can adjust right away to playing with his hand off the ground.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

193. Green Bay
James Starks, RB Buffalo 6-2, 218
Overall Pick 193 CFN Overall Ranking: 84

It should say something that Buffalo, who could use a late round pick on a running back, passed on the home grown kid. Starks hasn't played in over a year and will need time to get back in a groove, but he was growing into a big-time prospect before he got hurt.

Sort of the underground, grass roots sleeper going into the beginning of last year, he suffered a shoulder injury during the summer and was knocked out for the year. He's a big back who takes too many shots and will wear down too easily, but he's a great finisher, is slippery, and has the hands to be used on all three downs and in any situation. For good and bad, he takes shots and will get banged around. He'll stick on a roster because he'll look great in camp, but he's not durable enough to get a full workload. But if he can stay healthy, he could be a steal.
CFN Projection: Sixth Rounder

194. Baltimore
Ramon Harewood, OT Morehouse 6-6, 353
Overall Pick 194 CFN Overall Ranking: 255

How many huge players can the Ravens get? If nothing else, it'll be worth the price of admission in practices to see the 700+ pounds of man-blub between Harewood and Terrence Cody connect. While Harwood will be tried out at tackle, his future will be at guard where he's a nice prospect for the ground game.

New to the game, he didn't pick it up until late after being raised in Barbados. Even though he's extremely raw and needs a ton of technique work, he's very, very big, moves extremely well, and hits like a ton of bricks. He was simply bigger and stronger than everyone else at the lower level, but if he's given a few years with the right coach, he could be a late-round find.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

195. Pittsburgh (from Arizona)
Antonio Brown, WR Central Michigan 5-10, 186 (Jr.)
Overall Pick 195 CFN Overall Ranking: 171

How many fantastic picks can the Steelers make? They had a back half of the draft as good as anyone getting a tremendous producer, a great kick returner, and a receiver who can step in and play right away. He might not be an Emmanuel Sanders-like blazer, but he can play.

Ultra-productive as both a receiver and a return man, he was an elite college playmaker, even though he played in the MAC, with good quickness, smooth ability, and clutch play as Dan LeFevour's most dangerous target. He's not all that big and the 4.57 40 run at the Combine was a killer, but he plays fast on the field. Not all that polished and without a top-end work ethic, he's not a sure thing, but when the lights were on he was fantastic.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

196. Dallas
Jamar Wall, CB Texas Tech 5-10, 204
Overall Pick 196 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

It fits. Wall is the type of aggressive defensive back with the hitting ability and aggressiveness the Cowboys love. Combining with the pick of Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Dallas has some DB prospects to develop.

Played well at a high Big 12 level. … A good hitter who intimidates. Great against the run. … Competitive. Rises up to the occasion and has good ball skills. … Needs technique work. Isn't a natural and doesn't move well with top targets. … Gambles a bit much. Will try to make the big play a bit much. … Doesn't sniff out moves. Bites on everything.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

197. Houston (from San Diego)
Trindon Holliday, WR/KR LSU 5-5, 162
Overall Pick 197 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

A luxury every coaching staff would love to have, the 5-5 Holliday will instantly be one of the fastest players in the NFL and will be used in a variety of ways. While he's being seen as only a kick and punt returner, he can get the ball on end-arounds and could even be used as a receiver from time to time. He needs the ball in his hands in space.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

198. Carolina (from New York Jets)
David Gettis, WR Baylor 6-3, 217
Overall Pick 198 CFN Overall Ranking: 216

After going with a big, slow receiver in Brandon LaFell, and following that up with a short, fast receiver prospect in Armanti Edwards, the Panthers take a big, fast target who has better raw tools than any of the receivers on the roster. Now he'll get a chance to show what he can do with a passing quarterback throwing to him.

All the basics are there with tremendous size, 4.48 speed, and the phenomenal leaping ability to jump out of the stadium. However, he's not a great football player, gets pushed around way too much for his size, and he could be heartbreaking with his on-field production never going to match his raw skills and potential.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

199. Minnesota
Joe Webb, QB/ WR UAB 6-3, 223
Overall Pick 199 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

It's a cute, interesting thought that's not going to work. The second best player in Conference USA (behind Houston's Case Keenum), Webb was a one-man gang last year and one of the league's best playmakers. He's not enough of a passer to be an NFL quarterback, and he'll need time to show he can turn into a slow wide receiver. Will the Vikings be patient?
CFN Projection: Free Agent

200. Philadelphia (from Indianapolis)
Charles Scott, RB LSU 5-11, 238
Overall Pick 200 CFN Overall Ranking: 169

The problem is that he doesn't really fit. Scott's a nice player and a good prospect who could be great if given the workload, but the Eagles like backs who can catch and that's not Scott.

He had a strange career and should've been able to do a lot more behind a line that underachieved, but had size. A thick, strong runner without a lot of speed, he's a pure inside back who can move the pile and make things happen by always going forward. While he doesn't time fast, he gets through a hole in a hurry and beats up tacklers. He'll take some huge hits, isn't a receiver, and has little creativity or wiggle, but he could find a role as a goal line/short yardage back.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

201. Arizona (from New Orleans)
Jorrick Calvin, CB Troy 5-11, 184
Overall Pick 201 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

The Cardinals are trying to load up with athletes, and while Colvin doesn't really fit any type and he's not likely to make the roster, he's just active enough to potentially see time as a backup corner early on. However, he'll have to be a special teamer to have any hope of staying.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

202. Carolina

Jordan Pugh, CB Texas A&M 5-11, 200
Overall Pick 202 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

A long-time starter who can tackle and moves extremely well, he's just good enough to get a look in camp. The Panthers have several needs in the secondary and might start taking fliers on DBs and hope one will be good enough to stay. Pugh will have to make big plays on special teams and show he can be a decent backup.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

203. Jacksonville
Scotty McGee, CB James Madison 5-8, 184
Overall Pick 203 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

While he'll be tried out as a corner, his money will be made as a return specialist. Small but very, very quick, he could be tried out in nickel and dime packages, but if he doesn't show anything as a returner, he won't make the roster.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

204. Carolina
Tony Pike, QB Cincinnati 6-6, 223
Overall Pick 100 CFN Overall Ranking: 202

In theory this is a phenomenal value pick, considering Pike was considered a possible second rounder a few months ago, but in practice this is a nightmare. All this does is ramp up the pressure and the development time for Jimmy Clausen and it'll make for a mega-controversy that won't ever go away. However, there's a chance Pike could be the better quarterback pick.

The potential is there to grow into an Matt Schaub-like starter. He has excellent size, an accurate arm, and he's a great decision maker. Tough as nails, he'll play through injuries when he's able to, but that's part of the problem; he was always hurt. While he has a live arm, he doesn't have a powerful one and isn't going to make too many plays because of his gun. He'll get knocked for his size, but he's roughly the same size as Sam Bradford and is the same sort of player who could be had much, much cheaper. Like Bradford, Pike threw to open receivers as part of a great system and he has to prove he can hold up after getting beaten up. There are big concerns and question marks, but he could grow into a nice NFL starter.
CFN Projection: Third Round

205. New England
Ted Larsen, C NC State 6-2, 304
Overall Pick 208 CFN Overall Ranking: 158

Is it possible for New England to NOT get good value? Larsen will struggle with the shotgun snap, but he could end up being used as a smart, tough guard and in the rotation in the middle. He's a great pick for this late in the draft. The Pats offense has gotten starting production out of lesser OL talents over the years.

Originally a defensive tackle, he's an intense blocker who's great on the move. While he's not going to run over anyone, he's a nasty blocker who always goes full-tilt and is always looking for someone to his. A bit too inconsistent in offseason practices, he might get tried out at guard even though that's not his position. He's still a work in progress, but he'll do what's needed to make himself better. However, he might be ready to go right now if he's in a zone-blocking scheme that can take advantage of his mobility.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

206. San Francisco
Kyle Williams, WR Arizona State 5-9, 185
Overall Pick 206 CFN Overall Ranking: 241

With value on special teams as a return man, and a nice-looking No. 3 wide receiver, Williams is a good late pick with great upside. Very fast and extremely quick, he can be used in a variety of ways and could be deadly with the ball on the move.

His money will be made as a returner. Too small and too light, he'll have to be a specialist of a receiver if he makes any sort of an impact as a receiver, but he was extremely fast at the Combine, running a 4.42, cuts on a dime, and moves seamlessly in and out of his breaks. However, he was a good college returner but not a great one and is extremely limited in what he can do at an NFL level.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

207. Tennessee
Myron Rolle, SS Florida State 6-2, 215
Overall Pick 207 CFN Overall Ranking: 179

NERRRRRRRRRDS. Actually, the guy might be the President of the United States, or a neurosurgeon, or anything he wants to be. The Rhodes Scholar should become fast friends with a defensive back-friendly coach in Jeff Fisher, and he should be a leader in the secondary if he proves he's good enough to stay on the field. First he has to start making more plays when the ball is in the air.

With high character, smarts, and the will to want to be a good player, the Rhodes scholar is a special person who's the type of player everyone wants to have on the team. While he's not fast, he came up with 21 reps on the bench at the Combine and came up with a great 10'4" broad jump. He's not great when the ball is in the air and got by on his leadership, smarts, and raw talent at Florida State; he's not all that instinctive. The big concern for teams will be his desire to go through the work of being an NFL player when he has far more important things ahead of him with dreams of becoming a neurosurgeon.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round