Recapping Round Six of the 2018 NFL Draft
6-1 Cleveland Browns: Damion Ratley, WR, Texas A&M
Ratley is a size and speed guy who could develop into something with some development. He isn’t ready to play yet, but his potential is what could land him on the roster.
6-2 Los Angeles Rams: John Kelly, RB, Tennessee
The Rams get a deal here as Kelly is a back that could have gone higher. What I like about him is that he does a little bit of everything well.
6-3 Houston Texans: Duke Ejiofor, DE, Wake Forrest
Ejiofor is a good pick in the sixth round as Ejiofor could become a good pass rusher. I think the reason he fell this far is that he hasn’t converted as many of his sacks. He is a good pass rusher and has improved in his career as a run stopper.
6-4 New England Patriots: Christain Sam, ILB, Arizona State
You would have thought the Patriots were done getting middle linebackers, but they get another one here in Christain Sam. He is a run stuffer who probably can’t do much in coverage. While we’re talking about the Patriots, the three teams with the best odds to win it all are also among the top five in terms of win totals. Whether you are looking for win total odds this my top sportsbooks site has a wide selection of sportsbooks to choose from as the NFL season approaches.
This is another good value pick at this point. He is not the best against the run, but he does what you pay him to do, cover receivers. I like him as a backup cover corner in the NFL.
6-6 New York Jets: Folorunso Fatukasi, DT, Connecticut
I think this is an early down interior lineman specialist. I don’t think he is suited to rush the passer in the NFL.
6-7 Chicago Bears: Kylie Fitts, DE, Utah
Fitts is an edge rusher who has some pass rushing potential. At this point in the draft, you have to draft guys with potential more than anything.
6-8 Arizona Cardinals: Christain Campbell, CB, Penn State
I’m not particularly high on this prospect, but the one thing I can say about this pick is that he has height standing in a 6’1″.
6-9 Denver Broncos: Sam Jones, OG, Arizona State
This is a decent guard who is probably a career backup. It may help for him to gain a little weight.
6-10 San Francisco 49ers: Marcell Harris, SS, Florida
Harris tore his Achilles, and that set him back in this draft. He has shown the ability to play special teams at a big school, and that will have to be his ticket to making the roster.
6-11 Indianapolis Colts: Deon Cain, WR, Clemson
Cain is a fourth or fifth receiver in the NFL if he can play special teams. He stands in at 6’1 and has 4.4 speed, so he has the tools to play in the NFL.
6-12 Seattle Seahawks: Jacob Martin, DE, Temple
This is a height, weight and speed prospect who tested well at the combine. He has the size to play defensive line and the speed to play linebacker. I see him as a down lineman though.
6-13 Buffalo Bills: Ray-Ray McCloud, WR, Clemson
I think McCloud’s ticket to playing in the NFL is as a punt returner. The bills might like him on the practice squad because he could play receiver or corner.
6-14 Cleveland Browns: Simeon Thomas, CB, Louisiana
This is another height, weight and speed project on the defensive side of the ball. Special teams will be his ticket to the roster.
6-15 New Orleans Saints: Kamrin Moore, CB, Boston College
Moore is probably suited to play the slot in the NFL but does have the coverage skills to play in the league.
6-16 Baltimore Ravens: DeShon Elliott, SS, Texas
This is a player who slipped in the draft. The question is: is he enough of a playmaker to play in the NFL?
6-17 Los Angeles Chargers: Dylan Cantrell, WR, Texas Tech
I think Phillip Rivers will like throwing to Dylan Cantrell as he is a tall target and is good at coming up with contested catches. I also think you will have to like his ability to make plays on short and intermediate routes.
6-18 Los Angeles Rams: Jamil Demby, OG, Maine
Demby has some upside as a guard. He played tackle at Maine, and so he will be able to play in a phone booth in the NFL. Offensive line is a need for the Rams.
6-19 Dallas Cowboys: Chris Covington, OLB, Indiana
This is a decent value pick in the sixth round. Covington was a consistently a good run stopper at Indiana, but his coverage skills improved throughout his career.
6-20 Atlanta Falcons: Russell Gage, WR, LSU
This is the type of receiver that will make the team. He can help the team on punt and kick coverage, and that should get him a spot on the 53 man roster.
6-21 Los Angeles Rams: Sebastian Joseph, DT, Rutgers
Joseph is more the run stopping specialist kind. You have to think he won’t get much of a chance to play behind Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh, and Michael Brockers. He may make the roster as a depth player though.
6-22 Kansas City Chiefs: Tremon Smith, CB, Central Arkansas
This is a ball-hawking corner who played in a lower conference but should be able to bring his toughness to the NFL. He also adds decent length for the position.
6-23 Washington Redskins: Shaun Dion Hamilton, ILB, Alabama
A knee injury is what allowed him to fall this far. Hamilton is a good coverage linebacker who will be able to help in run support if healthy.
6-24 Kansas City Chiefs: Reginald Kahlil McKenzie Jr., DT, Tennessee
This is a raw prospect for Kansas City. McKenzie has the size you want in a defensive tackle, but he was not as productive. He was only a one-year starter at Tennessee.
6-25 Tennessee Titans: Luke Falk, QB, Washington State
He is a Tom Brady fan, and this is right around where Tom Brady was taken. I could see him being a backup the NFL, but that is probably his ceiling.
6-26 Atlanta Falcons: Foyesade Oluokun, ILB, Yale
This is a guy who can help the Falcons on special teams. He is athletically gifted enough to play in the NFL, but the question is does he have the instincts.
6-27 New Orleans Saints: Boston Scott, RB, Louisiana Tech
Scott is a change of pace back for Louisiana Tech. He was a good runner with elusiveness. He is still undersized though.
6-28 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jack Cichy, ILB, Wisconsin
This is a good player who went this late because of an injury. This is a guy who can be a good sam linebacker in the NFL if he can stay healthy.
6-29 Jacksonville Jaguars: Tanner Lee, QB, Nebraska
I am not a fan of this pick. He was the weakest quarterback at the Senior Bowl. I know the Jags will roll the dice for a potential replacement for Blake Bortles in the future.
6-30 New York Jets: Trenton Cannon, RB, Virginia State
Cannon is an accomplished runner and running back in Division 2 football. In the NFL, he will compete to be a scat back in the NFL and return kicks.
6-31 Los Angeles Rams: Trevon Young, OLB, Louisville
Young is an edge rusher. He was a decent pass rusher at Louisville. His real strength is interior rushing. He may be a guy who can push the pocket. Will have to impress on special teams first.
6-32 Philadelphia Eagles: Matt Pryor, OT, TCU
Has the size that you want in a tackle. He is also capable of playing guard. He is a good enough athlete for his size.
6-33 Green Bay Packers: Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame
This is a steal at this point in the draft. St. Brown has the height and speed to play in the league, he didn’t have an outstanding quarterback at Notre Dame to get him the ball.
6-34 Dallas Cowboys: Cedric Wilson, WR, Boise State
This is a guy that was expected to go late but is still good value here. He is both a deep threat and a punt returner in the NFL.
6-35 Miami Dolphins: Cornell Armstrong, CB, Southern Miss
Armstrong is probably a practice squad player. He fits the bill as a slot corner.
6-36 New England Patriots: Braxton Berrios, WR, Miami
This is a prototypical Patriots pick. Berrios is a smart player who was the valedictorian of Miami’s business school. He will probably play in the slot and is capable of returning punts.
6-37 Houston Texans: Jordan Thomas, TE, Mississippi State
Jordan Thomas is strong from a measurables standpoint, but his college production does not match. He will be asked to be a move tight end in the NFL.
6-38 Baltimore Ravens: Greg Senat, OT, Wagner
This is a developmental tackle for the Ravens. He will probably start as an inactive or on the practice squad, and the hope is that he can develop into a tackle in the league.
6-39 Minnesota Vikings: Colby Gossett, OG, Appalachian State
Gossett may be thrown into the fire before he is ready. The Vikings need the interior of their line. Coming from a small school, playing right-away in the NFL is a tough transition to make.
6-40 Houston Texans: Peter Kalambayi, OLB, Stanford
Kalmbayi was a decent pass rusher in the PAC 12. He had around 4 or 5 sacks every year. His run stopping wasn’t as good.
6-41 Baltimore Ravens: Bradley Bozeman, C, Alabama
Bozeman played at Alabama, and that will endear him to the Ravens. His job will be to earn the backup center job.
6-42 Oakland Raiders: Azeem Victor, ILB, Washington
Victor is lucky to get drafted as he gained weight and got a DUI. The Raiders probably saw enough on tape to take the risk.
6-43 Denver Broncos: Kieshawn Bierria, ILB, Washington
Bierra struggles in the tackling and run stopping department, and those skills are essential to playing linebacker. He was a decent pass rusher though, and that is probably why the Broncos selected him.
6-44 Minnesota Vikings: Ade Aruna, DE, Tulane
Aruna is a project for the Vikings. He will probably get stashed on the practice squad or the bottom of the roster, and the hope is he will develop into an edge rusher in the league.