We have two rounds left in our community mock draft. A big thanks to RowingDave for putting all of these together.
Niners Nation Community Mock: 6th Round
Runyan is an athletic tackle that will compete with Bobby Hart. The right side needed rebuilding, with the addition of Ruiz, the right side could be Michigan men. He also has NFL bloodlines, as his father was in the league 14 years and made 192 starts, if Junior can do half that, it was a successful pick.
Another guy that flashed at the Senior Bowl. Usually, when you get to the 6th Rd, you’re looking at guys with good production, but without ideal traits or vice versa. Pleasantly surprised to find a guy here that looks to bring at least a bit of both things. He had the 5th fastest 40 among the DL participants at the combine and has a spider graph that makes you pretty excited to think about what he’ll look like after adding 10 pounds of muscle in an NFL strength program. An outstanding athlete he played as a TE in high school, transitioned to Dline, and was named a team captain as a Sophomore. He would drop into coverage at South Carolina but looks to be more of a situational pass rusher and ST player in the NFL. Do the Broncos need depth behind their studs Von Miller and Bradley Chubb? Well, the current backup is Jeremiah Attouchu. I’d say yes.
Lions QB Stafford suffered multiple fractures in his back in 2018 and played through the pain. He ended up on IR during 2019 (Week 9) for the same injury. Although everyone says Stafford will start in 2020, my guess is that he won’t finish the season. The Lions can’t cut him due to dead money cap issues until 2021 ($32M in 2020). That scenario will leave only 2 QBs on the Lions roster. The Lions need to bring in a developmental QB as a backup at a minimum since Blough cannot handle the job (he lost the starter role in college his junior & senior year). McDonald’s has a big arm and, in 2019, completed 64 percent of his passes for 4,135 yards with 33 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
With a focus on leadership intangibles, the Giants drafted another team captain in Ohio State’s Jordan Fuller. Julian Love was moved to free safety and played well there in 2019 but lacks experience. The team did not offer Antoine Bethea a contract, so the job is Love’s to lose. Leadership and intelligence are two things you like in a free safety, and Jeff Okudah often deferred to Fuller and called him the leader of the defense. Fuller may push Love for the job or at least serve as a capable backup in a position without much depth. Nate Ebner is really here only for special teams not to play safety. Fuller is also a local product from Old Tappan, New Jersey.
Another first-team All-American, Weaver led the nation with 182 tackles in 2019. We feel he is an excellent value pick in round 6.
Hodgins has possibly the best hands of all WR in the entire class. He catches dang near everything thrown his way. He has some limitations, skills-wise, and while he tested OK at the combine, he struggles to create separation downfield. He could be an excellent situational possession receiver, which would REALLY help out a rookie QB when Tua takes over. He also becomes their premier goal-line option due to his large wingspan, contested jump-ball ability, and catch radius. Move over Gesicki; those fades got Hodgins all over ‘em!
Chargers get some depth at running back and some help to try and replace some production from Melvin Gordon. He is more of a first two downs kind of runner. Which will be a nice change-up from Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson. This is a later round pick that could have some impact on the offense as well as help on special teams.
Don’t let the position fool you. I think Carter is more of a situational pass rusher than he is OLB. At this point in the draft, I am just targeting upside, and I think Carter has that in bunches. Immediately I think he helps off of the edge in obvious passing situations. Perhaps as he develops, he could put on weight and become a weakside DE, or develop the coverage skills necessary to be a full-time OLB. Also, someone who should be able to contribute on special teams. At this point in the draft finding, a contributor has some serious value.
The Bills start stashing to their practice squad with a deep threat. A 4 star recruit out of high school, he started only one year for Ohio State. He is great in contested catches and has deceiving speed. Looks slow but is moving fast a la an old QB that played in San Fran.
While raw, Gipson is long, strong, and chiseled out of stone. A powerful player that, while lacking in technique, is blessed with bend and flexibility. I’d be surprised if he’s still available in round 6, but if he is, the Jags pounce. He’s “All Gas, No Brakes,” to a fault, though, which will require some patience and NFL coaching to correct. If he can reign in his tendency to over pursue, he could be one of the sleeper steals of the draft.
At 6-4 and 253, he is an intriguing player. TE is already a strong room for the Eagles, but O’Grady represents a shot for an interesting add to the receiver/TE corps. He is a flex tight end prospect with modest yardage production, which managed to finish as Arkansas’ all-time touchdown leader for tight ends ahead of NFL draft picks Hunter Henry, Jeremy Sprinkle, and D.J. Williams. O’Grady is an intriguing athlete with NFL ball skills, but he catches a developmental label both on and off the field. His talent makes him draft-worthy for the Eagles but his flameout and departure from Arkansas at the end of the year will need to be managed, the strength of the Eagles locker room and coaching staff should make this a worthwhile risk.
From what I saw, I loved this guy and reckoned he would fit well for the Niners as a flex safety that we play. Versatile defensive player. The only tape I had was a blowout against Ohio State. Predominantly a safety, but saw him play single high, Cover 2 and as an outside linebacker, all-in coverage and blitzing. Superb energy to the play every time, great tackle ability, and hard-hitting. Decent play recognition, sometimes good lanes, some not. But a great late-round pickup. Offers the jets some versatile, much needed, depth at safety behind Adam’s and maybe, while offering depth elsewhere. Not sure about his special teams play, but I imagine he’d be a great fit there.
Minor. But I saw a fair few plays where after making a great tackle and stop, he would always have a thrill about it, great, but would often help the opposing player back up. Love that! To me, it shows a guy who respects the opposition, respects the game and loves the game..next play, let’s go mentality. Even in the blowout from Ohio state, the drive was still there.
The last pick for the Bucs is IOL depth. He has experience at both guard spots before switching to center in 2019, and that versatility is very nice for a Day 3 linemen who could need to backup multiple spots.
A development project, Durant is a monster. Just a huge, huge human. And he’s got nimble feet. His technique leaves a lot to be desired. He would make an excellent swing tackle and can fill in at guard as well. Again I’m looking for versatility this late in the draft, so Durant becomes a regular rotation player on that Rams line. Is he starter material? Doubtful, but he can certainly fill in for a week or two.
Vikings have a need for speed on offense and Coulter has 4.4 speed, combined with solid size at 6’2”. He’s not the crispest route-runner, but he can separate with his speed and flashes some nice releases. Gil Brandt says he could be this year’s DK Metcalf, for what that’s worth. I’ll take my chances in the 6th round.
I was a bit surprised Dillon lasted this long. I think RB is a legitimate need for the Cardinals. Kenyon Drake and Chase Edmonds are fine, but there’s always room for young legs at RB. Dillon is huge at 250 lbs and ran an impressive 4.53 at the combine, notably the top RB Sparq score this year, scoring at the 97th percentile. He is pretty one dimensional as a runner, but he has some elusiveness and shows good vision. In the 6th round, I think this is an outstanding value pick.
Pinkney was a good player on a bad team last year. He’s athletic enough to be a TE in the modern NFL, is better than average in blocking, and has reasonable hands. He missed a season from injury, so it’s not surprising he needs some polish. I think he could be a solid, balanced TE2, 3 at worst. In the late 6th, this sounds like a steal to me.
New England Patriots
Vikes only have Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris (assuming they don’t trade him) in their safety room, so I’ll add a versatile backup option. Dorn’s not overly fast, but has good coverage instincts and gets the job done as a tackler. He can help on special teams right away.
While not a speed demon, Robinson is still a twitchy athlete with ridiculous explosiveness, posting a 40 inch vertical, which shows when he hits the hole on his one-cuts. While only 5’9”, he’s 220 pounds, and he’s a beast to take down in the open field; another plus is that he’s a very proficient pass catcher and excellent in pass protection as a blocker. With Leonard Fournette on the outs, Robinson would be a great pickup on Day 3 to help fill the void.
Amazing to grab him this late. A CB that thinks he is the best on the field all day. He will talk smack and back it up. Made plays against LSU and Minnesota. All of his teammates will feed off the energy and swagger he brings. The only con in his game is that he tends to go for the big play too often, leading to big plays happening against him. However, he matches this with a memory that forgets immediately.
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
Coleman is quite an intriguing prospect after almost quitting due to labrum injury. While only notching 32 tackles last season, Coleman was ridiculously successful with 12 tackles for loss and ten sacks. Due to pass rushing abilities, he would be a great fit under the 49ers 4-3 scheme and provide good depth. Most analysts have him as a practice squad player, but the 49ers brass believes with right coaching that he can be a good DE for depth.
New York Jets
A running back out of Miami, sign him up! That’s the legacy that Frank built. Behind Le’Veon Bell, and with Bilal Powell not re-signed, there’s a whole lot of nothing. And we haven’t seen anything from Josh Adams (even at Philly) or Cannon, to give us the belief that you can support Bell with some relief and play rotation. So step right up, Deejay Dallas. Watched tape against Florida and Florida State. Decent speed and burst. Not top-end speed or a second gear, but so good at breaking tackles, finding a hole to break through, or taking the run outside. This guy will get you the tough yards, some decent chunk yards, will break a defense down and get you a few touchdowns. Good job at picking up blitzes. Soft hands for receiving play. Often on screens, but had few lined up outside. Potential as a backup and future starter (behind Bell, though).
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
I could not believe people forgot about Albert O. At 6 foot 6 inches, 260 pounds, he is a behemoth of a man. I ain’t even mentioning the fact that he runs an ASTOUNDING 4.49. This is a home run for the Seahawks. Okwuegbunam is an elite red-zone target in the mold of a younger Jimmy Graham, or dare I say Rob Gronkowski, and his size, length, and ability to separate with speed is going to cause a lot of business decisions. He has a lot of flaws, however. He is not the blocker that he should be, and his route running needs a lot of work. But if he is developed correctly, he can be a top 5 TE in the league. Dissly will be the starter in Seattle, make no mistake, but Albert O will be the starter in a couple of years. Albert O gives Wilson the mismatch that he has wanted, and with Metcalf in the mix too, the Seattle offense has some firepower for the first time in a long time. Boom or bust. He should have gone in the 2nd round earliest, but in the late 7th, who cares if it doesn’t work out.