2012 NFL Mock Draft Round 6: WR Are All the Rage

You may have heard Tom Brady was a 6th round pick Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Every day the past week I’ve been rolling out another round of my full 2012 7 round Mock draft. Here is round 6, to make things easier I’ve listed the previous picks under the pick. If you want the explanations for the pick, check out the previous rounds.

 

6 1 171 St. Louis Rams-Robert Blanton, CB, Norte Dame
Previous picks: Trent Richardson RB; Jerel Worthy DT; Whitney Merciuls DE; Zach Brown LB; Greg Childs WR

 

The Rams  got an upclose and personal look how the big physical cornerbacks of the Seahawks created problems for a lot of teams across the league. Blanton is in the mold of the Seahawks cornerbacks and could appeal to Jeff Fisher.

6 2 172 Philadelphia Eagles (from Indianapolis)-Andrew Tiller, G, Syracuse


Previous picks: Previous picks: Michael Brockers DL, Mike Adams T, Brock Osweiler QB, George Iloka S; Marvin McNutt WR; Josh Kadu LB;

Ultimately I think the Eagles target a few players they like and trade up to get them instead of holding onto the myriad picks they have.  The Eagles are always inclined to add offensive linemen, there is a lot of age along the offensive line right now in some places. On the PFW value chart Tiller is an early 5th round pick.

6 3 173 Washington Redskins-Emmanuel Acho, LB, Texas

Previous picks: RGIII QB; Jeff Allen OL; James Michael Johnson LB;  Markelle Martin S; Ron Brooks CB;

The Redskins only have three inside linebackers on their roster at the moment. James Michael Johnson and Acho who can play OL or ILB give them enough there now.

 

6 4 174 Tampa Bay Buccaneers- DaJohn Harris, DT, USC

Previous picks: Morris Claiborne CB; Bobby Wagner LB, Chris Polk RB; Dwight Jones WR

Gerald McCoy is a terrific player, Brian Price has ability, but neither have reached their full potential yet. Harris has some medical concerns teams will have to clear, but if they do and he’s available in the 6th round it’d be terrific value.

6 5 175 Minnesota Vikings (from Cleveland)-Keith Tandy, CB, West Virginia
Previous picks: Matt Kalil T, Alshon Jeffery WR, Jayron Hosley CB, Sean Spence LB; Rishard Matthews WR; Frank Alexander DE;

The Minnesota Vikings are looking to improve their secondary and Tandy is probably my best player available on my board here. Tandy is a solid 5th round value being selected in the 6th round pretty sweet.
6 6 176 Jacksonville Jaguars-Vaughn Meatoga, DL, Hawaii
Previous selections: Melvin Ingram DE, Harrison Smith S, Marvin Jones WR; David Molk C; Tommy Streeter WR

Meatoga adds depth to the defensive line for the Jaguars who have pretty good defensive tackles already. Although in reality this pick will probably be some small school prospect I’ve never heard of.
6 7 177 Arizona Cardinals (from Washington)-Jewell Hampton, RB, Southern Illinois
Previous picks: Michael Floyd WR; Donald Stephenson OT; Kyle Wilber OLB; Kheeston Randall DL;

The best running back left on the NFLMocks big board. A former Iowa running back who transferred to Southern Illinois. Hampton doesn’t have great size or speed, but is a versatile running back who will be of use in the N.F.L.

Nov 24, 2011; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A

6 8 178 Buffalo Bills-Coyrell Judie, DB, Texas A and M
Previous picks: Dre Kirkpatrick CB; Amini Silatalou G, Mitchell Schwartz, OL; Ty. Hilton WR; Darius Fleming OLB/DE; Russel Wilson QB;

Judie is a guy that is under-appreciated even in my own mocks apparently.The Bills can’t resist Judie here even though they already drafted a cornerback and what they really need is more linebackers.
6 9 179 New Orleans Saints (from Miami Dolphins)-Chris Owusu, WR, Stanford Cardinal
Previous picks: Josh Chapman, DL; Tom Compton OL, Omar Bolden CB;

If not for concussions Owusu might be talked about as a day two prospect. With the concussions it’s possible Owusu doesn’t even get drafted. I split the baby here and draft him in the 6th round. Owusu’s speed could make him very dangerous in New Orleans.
6 10 180 Carolina Panthers-Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A and M
Previous picks: Coples DE; Janoris Jenkins CB; Keenan Robinson LB; Nate Potter T;

While I’ve been focusing on the Panthers adding defenders, Jeff Fuller has too much upside in the 6th round for the Panthers to pass on him.
6 11 181 Seattle Seahawks- Ryan Miller, G, Colorado
Previous picks: Dontari Poe DL, Ronnell Lewis LB, Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati; Shuan prater, CB

Ryan Miller is an extremely tall offensive guard prospect who has some athleticism to boot.  The Seahawks lost Robert Gallery at guard and need to replenish the depth at the position though the starters should be pretty good.

January 2, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Michigan State Spartans wide receiver Keshawn Martin (82) runs with the ball during the second half of the 2012 Outback Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs at Raymond James Stadium. Michigan State Spartans defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 33-30 in triple overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

 

6 12 182 Kansas City Chiefs-KeShawn Martin, WR, Michigan State
Previous picks: Previous picks: David Decastro OL, David Wilson RB; Kirk Cousins, QB; Michael Egnew TE; James Brown OL;

If the Chiefs had this draft I think the league in general would consider them one of the winners. Martin is well regraded and could be drafted in the fourth round. He’s a dangerous return man who also has abilities as a WR. He has good hands and solid size, though he could stand to get bigger. A potential nightmare in the slot.
6 13 183 San Diego Chargers-Michael Brewster, C, Ohio State
Previous picks: Mark Barron S, Vinny Curry OLB; Mike Martin DL; Chris Rainey Athlete; James Hanna TE;

How the mighty have fallen. Other than Vontaze Burfict, Brewster has had the biggest fall of any prospect in the draft.
6 14 184 Chicago Bears-Eddie Pleasant, S, Oregon
Previous picks: Coby Fleener TE, Devon Still DL, Casey Hayward CB; Jake Bequette DE; Terrell Manning LB;

The Bears have gotten by on average talent in the secondary for a couple of years. While Pleasant isn’t going to change the fortunes of any team he should provide special teams help and quality depth.
6 15 185 Arizona Cardinals- Evan Rodriguez, TE, Temple
Previous picks: Michael Floyd WR; Donald Stephenson OT; Kyle Wilber OLB; Kheeston Randall DL; Jewell Hampton, RB, Southern Illinois

I looked for a place for him much earlier, but I think this is a good fit. Ken Wisenhunt will find a way to use the versatile and athletic hybrid TE who reminds some of Aaron Hernandez. While he’s not that good, you can see some of the similarities.

6 16 186 Dallas Cowboys-Daniel “Boom” Herron
previous picks: Fletcher Cox DL, Trumaine Johnson CB/FS; Ben Jones C; Bill Winn DL; Joe Looney G; Trenton Robinson DB;

Demarco Murry looks terrific, but Felix Jones time is running out it seems and the Cowboys could use another running back behind those two. Herron provides competition to be the #3 running back and if he had not been suspended might have gone a full round or two higher.
6 17 187 New York Jets (from Philadelphia through Indianapolis)-Asa Jackson, CB, Cal Poly
Previous picks: Riley Reiff OL; Ta’amu NT; Bruce Irvin OLB; Juron Criner WR;

With “Boom” Herron going the pick before this one I couldn’t think of any running back I’d rather over the talented Asa Jackson. Jackson will have to adjust to the competition jump, but he has good size and speed and could develop into an eventual starter and will definitely be a useful NFL defensive back.
6 18 188 Denver Broncos (from New York Jets)-Vontaze Burfict, LB, Arizona State
Previous picks: Kendall Wright WR; Kendall Reyes DL; Chase Minnifield CB; Ronnie Hillman RB; Adam Gettis OL; Marcus Forston DT

Someone is drafting Burfict. Who will it be? The Broncos could afford to draft Burfict and sit him for a year and teach him how to be a professional and who else is a better role model than Peyton Manning on what it means to be a professional. Burfict has had a terrible pre-draft process, and a up and down season, but he did still have 5.5 sacks from the MLB position last year. He can play football.
6 19 189 Oakland Raiders-Matt Reynolds, BYU
Previous picks: Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma; Tony Bergstrom OL; Malik Jackson, DE; Jaye Howard DL

The Raiders are going to add the best player available that they can each round because they have some albatross contracts to continue to get rid of they had virtually no free agency and they don’t have any high drat picks.
6 20 190 Tennessee Titans-Ryan Steed, CB, Furman
Previous picks: Chandler Jones DE, Bobby Massie OT, Nick Toon WR; Trevin Wade CB; Aaron Henry S

one of my favorite small school prospects, Steed dominated the competition at Furman, but didn’t show the requisite athleticism inthe pre-draft process. Steed is very technically sound for a guy playing at Furman and has terrific ball skills.
6 21 191 Cincinnati Bengals-Devier Posey, WR, Ohio State
Previous picks: Stephon Gilmore CB, Courtney Upshaw LB, A.J. Jenkins WR, Cyrus Gray RB; Brandon Washington OL; Tank Carder OLB; Terrance Ganaway RB

The Bengals add another under appreciated WR prospect who can stretch the field. Again when a team has a million picks they might double dip at positions occasionally. The Bengals need to add a safety still, but after there are very few safeties I’d even want to really draft in this class. Why take a position just because you need one?
6 22 Detroit Forfeited
6 23 192 Atlanta Falcons-Josh LeReibus, OG, Southern Methodist
Previous picks: Josh Robinson, CB, Florida; Cam Johnson DE; Levy Addock, T

An unknown player and I guess I haven’t watched play at all to be honest, but I hear good things about him. He’s considered by many an early 5th round player.

 

Nov 26, 2011; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats quarterback Nick Foles (8) drops back to pass in the fourth quarter of a game against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin

6 24 193 Pittsburgh Steelers-Nick Foles, QB, Arizona
previous picks: Dont’a Hightower LB; LaMichael James RB; Brandon Mosley OT; Brandon Hardin S; DeAngelo Peterson TE

To me, Nick Foles can eventually be a N.F.L. starting QB. If you can get that kind of player in the 6th round no matter how good your starting quarterback is you have to do it.
6 25 194 Philadelphia Eagles (from Denver Broncos)-Miles Burris, LB, San Diego State
Previous picks: Michael Brockers DL, Mike Adams T, Brock Osweiler QB, George Iloka S; Marvin McNutt WR; Andrew Tiller, G; Josh Kadu LB

Another linebacker for the Eagles. Hurrah! This is the Eagles (and Giants MO) draft linemen and skilled positions early linebackers late. Every year they need linebackers and every year they go in different directions.
6 26 195 Houston Texans-Philip Thomas, S, Syracuse
previous picks: Rueben Randle WR; Mychal Kendricks LB; Brandon Brooks G; Trevor Guyton DE; Tim Fugger OLB;

A player that Mike Mayock has had in top 5 safeties at one point (he might still be there I haven’t checked). The Texans have a stacked roster and can just draft whatever player they want in any round–offensive linemen is another possibility.

6 27 196 Miami Dolphins (from New Orleans)-Junior Hemmingway, WR, Michigan
previous picks: Ryan Tannehill QB; Shea McClellin OLB; Orson Charles TE; Brandon Boykin CB; Joe Adams WR; Brandon Taylor S

The question is how many WR will the Dolphins draft? After trading Brandon Marshall they are very thin at WR. If Michigan threw the ball better Hemmingway might be a much more coveted player.
6 28 197 Green Bay Packers-Dale Moss, WR, South Dakota State
Previous pick: LB Luke Kuechly; DL Brandon Thompson, Robert Turbin RB; Leonard Johnson CB; Philip Blake C; Antonio Allen S; Randy Bullock K

Dale Moss might have the most physical ability of any WR outside of Stephen Hill in this draft if his proday numbers are to be believed. He measured in at 6’3 4.51 forty yard dash 41.5″ vertical jump, 10’10″ broad jump. Amazing.
6 29 198 Baltimore Ravens-Justin Behtel, DB, Presbyterian
Previous picks: Cordy Glenn OL; Bernard Pierce RB, Brian Quick WR, Senio Kelemete OL; Bretty Roy OLB; B.J. Coleman QB

Behtel can play cornerback or safety and not be expected to do much in 2012 while he develops under some excellent coaching.
6 30 199 San Francisco 49ers-Nicolas Jean Baptise, NT, Baylor
Previous picks: Kevin Zeitler OL; Jamel Fleming CB, Zebrie Sanders; Jarius Wright WR; Jonathan Massaquoi OLB

A rotation nose tackle in the late 6th round? Yes, please.
6 31 200 Philadelphia Eagles (from New England)-Duke Ihenacho, S/LB, Duke
Previous picks: Michael Brockers DL, Mike Adams T, Brock Osweiler QB, George Iloka S; Marvin McNutt WR; Andrew Tiller G; Miles Burris LB;

Now the Eagles have an over abundance of linebackers! Ihenacho is getting looks at both safety and linebackers by NFL teams. On the Eagles he projects as a linebacker.


6 32 201 New York Giants-Kevin Koger, TE, Michigan
Previous picks: Stephen Hill WR; Kelechi Osmele OL; Tyrone Crawford DE, Edwin Baker RB, Audie Cole LB;

The Giants finally add a TE prospect.  With Martellus Bennet and Christian Hopkins as well as the Giants penchant and the potential return of Ballard and or Travis Beckum and it’s possible the Giants wont’ even draft a TE. If they do Koger fits their M.O.

Dec, 27, 2011; Charlotte, NC, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack wide receiver Tobias Palmer (4) celebrates after scoring a touchdown with wide receiver T.J. Graham (6) in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

6 33 202 New York Jets (Compensatory Selection)-T.J. Graham, WR, North Carolina State
Previous picks: Riley Reiff OL; Ta’amu NT; Bruce Irvin OLB; Juron Criner WR; Asa Jackson CB;

Graham has speed to burn and can really get deep in an instant. Right now the Jets have two WR I’m confident will be on the roster next year Holmes and Kerley after that it looks like an open competition.

6 34 203 New York Jets (Compensatory Selection)-Shawn Powell, P, Florida State

I don’t think the Jets were happy with their punter at all last year.


6 35 204 Cleveland Browns (Compensatory Selection)-Marcel Jones, T, Nebraska

Previous picks: Justin Blackmon WR; Nick Perry DE; Doug Martin RB; Brandon Weeden QB, Josh Norman CB; Travis Lewis LB; Bryan Anger P;

Another offensive linemen talent for the Browns. Jones has legetimate potential to play tackle and that’s impressive in the late 6th round.


6 36 205 Cleveland Browns- (Compensatory Selection) Bryan Anger, P

I don’t know which teams are going to draft punters, but there are teams that will because this punter class is considered very good.

 

6 37 206 Indianapolis (Compensatory Selection)-Rhett Ellison, TE, USC

Previous Selections: Andrew Luck QB; Peter Konz C, Mohamed Sanu WR; Derek Wolfe DL; Oliver Vernon OLB; Mike Daniels DL

The loss of Dallas Clark leaves a void at TE. Ellison is big and athletic, he is athletic enough to have played running back in a pinch at USC (well more like fullback) a pretty good pass catcher to boot.
6 38 207 Carolina Panthers- (Compensatory Selection)-Drew Butler, P, Georgia

Previous selection: Coples DE; Janoris Jenkins CB; Keenan Robinson LB; Nate Potter T;

I’m not even sure the Panthers have a punter on their roster right now. This Kicker and punter class is considered one of the best in recent memory, so it’s a good time to draft a punter.

Topics: 2012 Nfl Mock Draft, 7 Rounds, NFL Draft

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