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Offense: Colt Lyerla (TE, Oregon)
The stories you hear about Lyerla—both on and off the field—sound like tall tales. Refusing to give up the ball on a zone-read play and dragging Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota into the end zone with him comes to mind right away.
With the right coaching staff and a lot of buy-in from Lyerla, he could be the best tight end to ever grace an NFL field. That said, he could easily bust out of the league entirely. In the sixth round, some team will be willing to take that chance.
More Options: Michael Campanaro (WR, Wake Forest), Jack Mewhort (OT, Ohio State)
Defense: Vinnie Sunseri (SS, Alabama)
Bill Belichick adores special teams players. He has drafted coverage players—Nate Ebner, Matthew Slater—and specialists—Jake Ingram, Stephen Gostkowski and Zoltan Mesko—showing his commitment to improving that phase of the game.
Sunseri, while a phenomenal player on coverage units, also adds some upside to the safety position. He has good instincts, a high football IQ and enough athleticism to get on the field in the NFL. Coming off a season-ending injury, he would be a steal here in the sixth.
More Options: Tim Scott (CB, North Carolina), Bruce Gaston (DT, Purdue)