NFL Draft 2012 Round 6 Pick By Pick Analysis By Mitch
After going pick by pick in the team pages for round 1, I will be updating this article pick by pick for Round Two and creating a new one for subsequent rounds. While I enjoyed covering round one as I did, I just don't see the time being possible to do it when the picks come quick as they will now. Of course I will evaluate each team's draft
1) Greg Zeurlein, K, St. Louis Rams-I am not a fan of drafting kickers but the Rams need points any way they can get them.
2) Jeremy Lane, CB, Northwestern State-I can't fake it, if I don't know a guy I don't know him. I'll leave it for the other guys who didn't watch a college football game all season who faked their whole draft covereage. Just keeping it real over here.
3) Alfred Morris, RB, Washington Redskins-FAU absolutely stunk last season but Morris was a good player and dependable ball carrier. The Skins could use some help in the backfield where it's been the walking wounded for years.
4) Keith Tandy, CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers-I am a big fan of CB's who can tackle which makes me a big fan of Tandy. CB's who can tackle add another dimension to a defense and we have seen over the years the ones that can't tackle are a liability no matter how good their coverage is.
5) Blair Walsh, K, Minnesota Vikings-Georgia scored a ton of points and Walsh had plenty of times in game situations to kick field goals. Ironically it was his blocked kick which cost the Dawgs another OT in their bowl loss this season.
6) Mike Harris, CB, Jacksonville Jaguars-The Jags get a local guy and a guy who can run though he isn't as fast as the top tier corners. The Jags need help and plenty of it.
7) Justin Bethel, CB, Arizona Cardinals-The Cards need CB help but I don't follow Presbyterian. My guess is he's a decent value here as not too many others follow them either.
8) Mark Asper, G, Buffalo Bills-Oregon was stacked at running abck but it seemed anyone who carried the ball gobbled up yards, usually means solid guard play and guys who also can pull as well as run.
9) Andrew Tiller, OG, New Orleans Saints-The Saints lost Nix in as a free agent and the search for a replacement could take decades. Tiller comes from the Cuse and Doug Marone was the former offensive coordinator for the Saints so it all makes sense.
10) Trenton Robinson, S, San Francisco 49ers-Mark Dantonio's defenses are always tough and just to play in them you need to hit and tackle as not too many coach it up better than he does. Robinson has real good speed for a safety.
11) Winston Guy, S, Seattle Seahawks-This is a steal. Mark my words on this pick, Guy is someone who starts in the NFL for a very Long time and makes the Pro Bowl. Rich Brooks knew defense better than anyone and he also recruits and coached him up. Pete Carroll must be clapping more than he usually does.
12) Cyrus Gray, RB, Kansas City Chiefs-Well I didn't like Jamaal Charles when they took him a few years back so Chiefs fans could be in luck. Gray has size and speed and when he runs North and South he is effective but what he does is dance around in the hole which is just never a good idea. Just run and stop trying to be cool and you'll be better but Gray can't figure that out.
13) B.J. Cunningham, WR, Miami Dolphins-Since the Dolphins traded Brandon Marshall and passed on some good receivers earlier this is what they are left with. I don't see Cunningham ever being a star nor a guy who plays in the league for too long.
14) Isiah Frey, DB, Chicago Bears-I don't love this pick and while I am not sure where else the Bears could have gone here it just seems there are better players on the board right now.
15) Ryan Lindley, QB, Arizona Cardinals-This is good news for Lindley as he'll get a chance in Arizona but the problem here is Lindley really wasn't good enough to merit being picked and he won't crack and NFL roster.
16) James Hanna, TE, Dallas Cowboys- The Cowboys continue to think about who will eventually replace Witten and Hanna might be the guy as he comes from a wide open passing offense and he can play.
17) Josh Bush, S, New York Jets-A need pick that makes sense and the Jets get a good one and a smart one in Bush. In Ryan's system the Safety is the QB of the defense and Bush fits the bill. Wake defenders have been coming off he board all day.
18) Danny Trevathan, LB, Kentucky-As I cover the SEC I know Trevathan well and he played DB but was drafted as a LB. I have been talking about how good I think Trevathan is for the past few years so he has a chance to make me look good as well as his coaches. I think he does it.
19) Christo Bilkudi, DT, Oakland Raiders-I haven't seen Georgia State so I haven't seen Bilkudi.
20) Markelle Martin, S, Tennessee Titans-No defense in the nation was more under rated than Oklahoma State and it looks like at Safety Martin is getting the same treatment. A sure tackler who fills a need and is also the best player available.
21) Dan Herron, RB, Cincinnati Bengals-After having one of the best drafts the Bengals make a bad pick and waste one. Herron is too slow to be effective as an NFL running back. Cincinnati had a lot of chances to get quality running backs in this draft and squandered them. This is one of the worst picks of the round.
22) Charles Mitchell, S, Atlanta Falcons-Mitchell might not be an upgrade for the Falcons but at this point in the draft he is a name worth taking a shot on. Atlanta needs help defending over the middle and Mitchell has the ability to make a statement to receivers coming over that way. I wasn't a big fan of the Mississippi State defense this year.
23) Tom Compton, T, Washington Redskins-Compton is one of the FCS guys who is well worth takig int he draft and he could have easily played FBS and he would have cost the Skins or someone else a lot more if he did.
24) Marvin McNutt, WR, Philadelphia Eagles-I am not sure how McNutt is still on the board here as he is the type of guy who gets the ball a ton, everyone knows he is going to get the ball, yet he gets open.
25) Nick Mondek, T, Houston Texans-Both Purdue tackles go in this draft but the Boilers really weren't a very good offense but a lot of it had to do with bad QB play. The Texans have big shoes to fill replacing Winston and they are hoping to catch some help.
26) Jonte Green, S, Detroit Lions-The Lions continue to look for guys who can play the pass as they know that is their best chance to get past the Packers but to be honest their best chance was to get a front line running back and keep the ball away from the Pack offense. Green's not a bad pick here.
27) Nate Ebner, DB, New England Patriots-The Pats go defense one more time just to make a statement and Ebner comes from a big time program and NFL ready which the Pats love. Ohio State has put some pretty good DB's in the NFL over the years but he's a special teams expert.
28) Tommy Streeter, WR, Baltimore Ravens-Streeter has a chance to be one of the real values on offense in this draft as he has size and can fly. The thing is he just didn't play much at Miami because of injuries and issues but when he did play he was the most talented of a very talented receiving corps.
29)Jason Slowey, C, San Francisco 49ers-I admit it, I didn't even know Western Oregon was a football team at any level and I have been following the game for 45 years.
30) Brandon Washington, G, Philadelphia Eagles-Washington played plenty at Miami and was part of that famous Northwestern High School team but they will always be seen as under achievers at the college level and Washington will really need to work to have an impact in the NFL.
31) Matt Mc Cants, T, New York Giants-The Giants need help on the O-Line and they get some here as McCants has good size and he excelled at the college level. With Coughlin coaching him up he may get a lot better.
32) Terrance Gannaway, RB, New York Jets-Gannaway was kind of lost in the offensive shuffle of names at Baylor with Robert Griffin and Kendall Wright but he was a very reliable runner and had some big games with a nose for the end zone. Jets fans will love him.
33) Robert T. Griffin, G, New York Jets-Griffin is a road grater type who can weigh in around 350, he's absolutely huge and the Baylor offense didn't run itself, there was some solid work done in the trenches and Griffin was a huge part of it.
34) Emmanuel Acho, LB, Cleveland Browns-Acho isn't very big and he isn't very fast and Texas wasn't very good. I understand some guys are just football players but I don't see Acho having a future in the NFL.
35) Billy Winn, DE, Cleveland Browns-Winn isn't very fast but he's big and strong and knows how to win which is important stuff. He should play in the League.
36) LaVonn Brazill, WR, Indianapolis Colts- I like this pick as Brazill can get separation and he payed for a team that really needed help at QB. With Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton, and the tight ends he's a very good fit and decent value here.
37) Brad Nortman, P, Carloina Panthers-A good punter is a game changer as they can swing field position, give the defense a chance to pin the opponents deep and set up a short field for your own offense. With all of that being said Nortman didn't punt much but he's a good one.