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2016 NFL Draft: Round 6, Picks 192-199

Pick 192 (Round 6, Pick 17) - Buffalo Bills select Kolby Listenbee, WR, TCUPick analysis: 


Pick 192 (Round 6, Pick 17) – Buffalo Bills select Kolby Listenbee, WR, TCU

Pick analysis: Sammy Watkins is not a one man team and he needs some help opposite him, Listenbee wants to be that guy to profit from single coverage. Player analysis: Kolby Listenbee is our 34th-ranked receiver in this year’s draft. Grade: B  

Pick 193 (Round 6, Pick 18) – Tennessee Titans select Sebastian Tretola, G, Arkansas

Pick analysis: Another O Lineman to protect Marcus Mariota, he will be extremely happy with this draft so far. Player analysis: Tretola has been a very strong part of the Arkansas line and in particularly the Razorbacks’ success in executing their pro-style running game the past couple seasons since he joined the team as a junior college transfer. Tretola is an effort guy, with a little bit of a nasty streak. Overall, his mental side and character is a big positive. He quickly became a leader on this team, especially vocal in adversity, standing up after the early season loss to Toledo this season and inspired his teammates for the next game to bounce back. Unfortunately, Tretola’s measurables haven’t turned out to be as good as hoped. Originally listed at 6ft 5 and around 335 lbs, he’s dropped to 317 lbs and officially 6ft 4 in height. But more importantly he turns out to have exceptionally short arms at just 30.5”. That is significantly short, and will be a big negative for a lot of teams. While he’s a popular player at the guard position in the media to bring up as a mid-rounder, don’t be surprised if he falls lower than that, as that will be below a lot of team’s cut-offs. It’s something that is genuinely important, and the effects were on show during one-on-one drills during the Senior Bowl where he had consistent struggles at the point of attack. One thing that can’t be argued with though is how effective he’s been as a Razorback, allowing just 0.5 sacks in his two years. That’s incredibly impressive and certainly counts. Grade: B-  

Pick 194 (Round 6, Pick 19) – Oakland Raiders select Cory James, LB, Colorado State

Pick analysis: The Raiders defense is young and very hungry and with the insane depth they are getting, they are a very scary team. Player analysis: Cory James is our 52nd-ranked edge rusher in this year’s draft. Grade: B-  

Pick 195 (Round 6, Pick 20) – Atlanta Falcons select Wes Schweitzer, San Jose State

Pick analysis: An offensive guard to protect Matt Ryan in the middle of the O line and open space for Freeman. Player analysis: Wes Schweitzer is our 34th-ranked guard in this year’s draft. Grade: C+  

Pick 196 (Round 6, Pick 21) – Philadelphia Eagles select Blake Countess, CB, Auburn

Pick analysis: With the trade of Maxwell, the Eagles need Cornerbacks, Countess will push the starters to be better. Player analysis: Blake Countess is our 51st-ranked cornerback in this year’s draft. Grade: C+  

Pick 197 (Round 6, Pick 22) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Dan Vitale, FB, Northwestern

Pick analysis: The Bucs bring in a Fullback to help open up holes for Doug Martin and block for Winston. Player analysis: Excelling in the Wildcats’ “Super Back” role, Vitale has been a regular playmaker for his team over the past few seasons, and has amassed 135 receptions over his four seasons from the hybrid TE/HB/FB/Slot Receiver amalgamated position. For all that he is talked about as a versatile offensive weapon though, when actually analysing his film, that’s a little bit of a myth that doesn’t ring true really. For all his production as a pass catcher, which is impressive, no question, he doesn’t carry the ball much, and is actually a rather poor and often ineffective blocker. He’s going to have a few struggles to hang on to a roster spot in camp if he can’t quickly get better in his blocking technique, effort and strength at the point of attack. The receiving part of his game is good, including running solid routes, and possessing decent hands, he’s still a full back in terms of size at 6ft 1, 239 lbs, so isn’t necessarily going to be beating out bigger receiving tight ends on a team if he can’t show more beyond that. There’s more drops than you’d like, and he’s not going to break many big plays, with his yardage on receptions averaging at around 10 yards a catch, nothing that impactful. He’s played a lot over four years and has been a consistent contributor over that time. But he’s wrongly classified as “versatile”. He’ll need to prove himself on special teams and show significant progress as a blocker. Grade: C  

Pick 198 (Round 6, Pick 23) – San Diego Chargers select Derek Watt, FB, Wisconsin

Pick analysis: Round 6, the round of the helpers, Fullbacks help offences so much and now the Chargers have some blocking help in the backfield. Player analysis: Derek Watt is our 5th-ranked fullback in this year’s draft. Grade: B  

Pick 199 (Round 6, Pick 24) – Cincinnati Bengals select Cody Core, WR, Ole Miss

Pick analysis: The Bengals biggest offseason need was Receiver, and Core is another helper there. He will gets looks opposite Green. Player analysis: Under-used over his career with the Rebels, but came up with big plays at key times when finally used. He’s a great height/weight/speed combo guy, and took advantage of the combine to demonstrate the possibilities and his athletic skills that his college team didn’t make the most of. Grade: B


2016 NFL Draft: Round 6, Picks 192-199

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