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2012 NFL Draft - Round 6


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#1 The Football Guru

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:02 PM

STL - Greg Zuerlein K Missouri Western
With Josh Brown still around for at least one more year, the selection of Zuerlein is an interesting one. More than likely, he is being brought in to "inspire" Brown after the 32-year-old hit a career-low 75% of his field goals last season.

EDIT: Brown has been informed of his release, in large part due to the fact he was due to make $2.8 M this season.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:06 PM

WAS - Alfred Morris RB Florida Atlantic
If we have learned anything over the years, every RB on the Redskins' roster has a chance to have fantasy value. With that said, he lacks the big-play ability of Roy Helu and Evan Royster. Morris is a thickly-built runner and does his damage inside, so he may have a shot as a goal-line runner if he sticks. He can be ignored for now in redraft and dynasty.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:11 PM

MIN - Blair Walsh K Georgia
Ryan Longwell is getting older (37) and converted just 78.6% of his field goals in 2011. However, Walsh hit just 21 of 35 FG attempts for the Bulldos last season. With that said, if the kid shows battles Longwell to a draw in camp, he'll likely keep the job. However, his fantasy value figures to be low as Minnesota builds its offense over the next year or two.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:21 PM

KC - Cyrus Gray, RB Texas A&M
Gray may be something of an insurance policy for Jamaal Charles. While he lacks Charles' speed and explosion, Gray is elusive and a solid outside runner. What he does not do particularly well right now is run inside, which means Peyton Hillis' role should not be affected. Like Dexter McCluster, Gray is unlikely to have much value this season (or anytime in the near future) as long as Charles and Hillis stay healthy.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:29 PM

MIA - BJ Cunningham, WR Michigan State
As far as sixth-round picks go, Cunningham has a better-than-average chance to contribute to his team's offense in Year 1. In Miami, he figures to be the one big physical receiver the team has right now with Brian Hartline and Clyde Gates being strictly deep threats at this point and Davone Bess a slot receiver coming off injury. Therefore, he deserves late-round redraft consideration and could emerge as the Dolphins' most valuable receiver in 2012, meaning his dynasty value is rather high considering his draft spot.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:37 PM

ARI - Ryan Lindley, QB San Diego State
Some analysts argue Lindley is one of the most pro-ready QBs in this draft, but his unpredictability and belief in his strong arm is the reason he slips into the sixth round. He'll need to be developed and will watch Kevin Kolb and John Skelton battle it out for the starting job this summer. There is some possible long-term value here, but there's no reason to stash him in dynasty right now. He has no redraft value.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:42 PM

DAL - James Hanna, TE Oklahoma
If football was strictly about size and track speed, Hanna would have likely been taken in the first round. He can make the difficult catch, but doesn't handle physical play or separate very well. Hanna will likely make the team, but is unlikely to see the field regularly anytime soon behind Jason Witten and John Phillips.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:49 PM

CIN - Daniel Herron, RB Ohio State
With everything the Bengals have done right in the draft recently, their unwillingness to select/sign a capable all-purpose, big-play RB is perplexing. "Boom" is a capable receiver out of the backfield and will run tough, but he has a long way to go as a blocker and route-runner and not particularly elusive. Behind BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bernard Scott and Brian Leonard, he is also stuck behind other unspectacular backs who all do one or two things better than Herron.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:02 PM

PHI - Marvin McNutt, WR Iowa
McNutt is something of an odd combination between two new teammates (Riley Cooper, Desean Jackson). McNutt has near-ideal size for a receiver and competes well for the ball is thrown in his direction, but his consistency has been questioned repeatedly and he struggles with running routes over the middle of the field. He also doesn't have top-end speed, which makes him a likely WR4/5 in Philly for the foreseeable future.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:08 PM

BAL - Tommy Streeter, WR Miami
Much like I said with James Hanna above, Streeter is probably a first-rounder based on size and speed alone. However, he has a LONG way to go as a receiver and has little chance to make the kind of splash future teammate Torrey Smith did last season. However, at the end of the sixth round, it is hard to fault a GM for select a receiver to develop over the next year or two when that receiver is 6-5 and 220 pounds with 4.4 speed. There is no redraft value here, but his dynasty value is slightly higher given the situation he'll be in and his immense physical talent.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:21 PM

NYJ - Terrance Ganaway, RB Baylor
The Jets' devotion to "Ground-and-Pound" continues. The 6-0, 240-pound Ganaway has a bit more wiggle to him than one would expect from a runner his size, but he doesn't always play to his size. Either way, he probably becomes the handcuff to injury-prone Shonn Greene right away. Interestingly, he could serve as a third-down back on occasion if the Jets really want to play this "bully" mentality up to an extreme degree since Ganaway is well ahead of Greene as a receiver at the same point of their college careers. As the likely Greene handcuff, he has late-round redraft value and COULD emerge as the lead back in 2013 should the Jets move on from Greene at the end of the season.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:31 PM

IND - Lavon Brazill, WR Ohio
Brazill is an interesting selection for the Colts given the fact that his game isn't unlike Donnie Avery, who is the injury-prone receiver the team signed this offseason. Brazill has a long way to go as a route runner, but he gives the team another option in the return game and could have Year 1 value because of Avery's long injury history and the fact that T.Y. Hilton probably won't be asked to serve as an outside receiver all that often. He's an interesting watch in redraft leagues who may just have enough to emerge as Andrew Luck's favorite deep threat in a year or two.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

NYJ - Terrance Ganaway, RB Baylor
The Jets' devotion to "Ground-and-Pound" continues. The 6-0, 240-pound Ganaway has a bit more wiggle to him than one would expect from a runner his size, but he doesn't always play to his size. Either way, he probably becomes the handcuff to injury-prone Shonn Greene right away. Interestingly, he could serve as a third-down back on occasion if the Jets really want to play this "bully" mentality up to an extreme degree since Ganaway is well ahead of Greene as a receiver. As the likely Greene handcuff, he has late-round redraft value and COULD emerge as the lead back in 2013 should the Jets move on from Greene at the end of the season.


Ganaway is a poor man's cross between Brandon Jacobs and Shonn Greene. I could be wrong but I didn't think he was "well ahead" of either as a receiver.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:39 PM

Ganaway is a poor man's cross between Brandon Jacobs and Shonn Greene. I could be wrong but I didn't think he was "well ahead" of either as a receiver.

I should have said well ahead of Greene at the same point of their college careers...making the change now.