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The Ravens selected Maurice Canady in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 209th overall.

Impact

Canady has good athleticism for a corner at 6-foot-1 and with 31 and 5/8-inch arms, but the Virginia pass defense was awful in 2015, which doesn't bode especially well for Canady's NFL coverage skills. Still, he's a worthwhile project in this range.

The Patriots selected Kamu Grugier-Hall in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 208th overall.

Impact

Grugier-Hall was listed by NFL.com as a linebacker, but at 6-foot-2, 208 pounds, he certainly looks more like a safety. He had a superb showing at the Eastern Illinois pro day, running a 4.45 40 while posting a 38.5-inch vertical, 129-inch broad jump and 6.89-second three-cone drill.

The Cardinals selected Harlan Miller in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 205th overall.

Impact

Arizona went the small-school route yet again Saturday by taking another secondary player out of a non-FBS program, nabbing Miller out of Southeastern Louisiana. Miller has decent size for a corner, checking in at 6-0, 182 with 31 3/8-inch arms. He lacks elite speed for the position, however, running a 4.57, 40-yard dash at his pro day, but he has been lauded for his fluidity in coverage and his willingness as a tackler. Miller looks to be a project at the next level, but Arizona is an excellent landing spot for developmental defensive backs.

The 49ers selected Jeff Driskel in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 207th overall.

Impact

Driskel couldn't read a defense or complete many downfield passes as a former top recruit at Florida, but he had a great season for Louisiana Tech in 2015 as a graduate transfer. Driskel has a big frame (6-foot-4, 236 pounds) and great athleticism (4.56-second 40), so he's an interesting project for Chip Kelly. Although Driskel has his obvious flaws, what isn't obvious is why he should go later than Christian Hackenberg, who the Jets selected in the second round.

The Dolphins selected Jordan Lucas in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 204th overall.

Impact

Lucas played safety in 2015 but played cornerback before that. It's not clear which he might play for Miami. Lucas (6-foot, 201) certainly showed cornerback athleticism at his pro day, running the 40 in 4.45 seconds while displaying a 38.5-inch vertical.

The Jaguars selected Brandon Allen in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 201st overall.

Impact

The Arkansas product ran a pro-style system under head coach Bret Bielema. He's similar to fellow 2016 quarterback Cody Kessler from USC in terms of measureables (6-1, 217 pounds), and they both come from advanced systems. Allen took a major step forward in his final season with the Razorbacks, throwing for 3,440 yards and 30 touchdowns while completing 65.9 percent of his passes after putting up 2,285 yards and 20 touchdowns with a 56.0 completion percentage in 2014. With Blake Bortles and Chad Henne locked into the top two quarterback spots on the Jaguars' roster, Allen will likely be a practice squad player unless Jacksonville opts to carry three active quarterbacks.

The Chiefs selected Dadi Nicolas in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 203rd overall.

Impact

A perilously undersized end at Virginia Tech, Nicolas will presumably play outside linebacker as a pass-rushing specialist for the Chiefs. It's generally hard to see upside here, however, as Nicolas ran the 40 in 4.74 seconds and posted just a 116-inch broad jump. His 41-inch vertical was encouraging, though.

The Lions selected Anthony Zettel in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 202nd overall.

Impact

Originally a defensive end, Zettel was more of a defensive tackle over the last two years at Penn State, a span in which he was quite disruptive on a strong defense. At 6-foot-4, 277 pounds, Zettel remains a tackle/end tweener, as he has the size of an end but athleticism below the average for one.

The Bengals selected Cody Core in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 199th overall.

Impact

Cincinnati needed to address their receiving corps through this year's draft after the departures of Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu. The Bengals selected Tyler Boyd out of Pitt in the second round and continued to add depth by pickin Core. While Laquon Treadwell got most of the publicity (and targets) among Ole Miss receivers, Core was more than serviceable as the Rebels' No.2 receiver in 2015, hauling in 37 passes for 644 yards (17.41 YPR) and four touchdowns. Core has excellent speed for a 6-3 receiver, recording a 4.47, 40-yard dash at the Combine. He's another tall and speedy receiver that should carve out a role in the Bengals' offense once he gets acclimated to the system. He has a background on special teams as well, which should help his chances of making the 53-man roster.

The Packers selected Kyle Murphy in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 200th overall.

Impact

Murphy was a very effective starter at left tackle for Stanford in 2015, and right tackle before that, but he falls this far due to a lack of reach (33.5-inch arms) and the need to add weight. Murphy probably can't play the left side due to his short arms, and on the right side he wouldn't currently have the anchoring ability to get by. He might get a look at right tackle or guard in Green Bay if he can add about 15 pounds of weight.

The Chargers selected Derek Watt in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 198th overall.

Impact

The brother of J.J., Derek is merely a fullback, and mostly a blocking fullback. Perhaps the Chargers are hoping Watt can help Melvin Gordon rediscover the magic he showed at Wisconsin.

The Eagles selected Blake Countess in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 196th overall.

Impact

Countess began his career at Michigan before finishing out at Auburn as a graduate transfer. He's on the smaller side for a defensive back, but the Eagles needed to add depth at corner. Countess will likely have to earn his way onto the 53-man roster by producing on special teams.

The Buccaneers selected Dan Vitale in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 197th overall.

Impact

Although he's a fullback, it's still slightly surprising Vitale fell this far. He's proven as a pass catcher to the point that he could probably log some snaps at tight end, or at least h-back, and he showed at the Combine that he has the athleticism to do something once he has the ball. At 6-foot-1, 239 pounds, Vitale ran a 4.60 40 and showed even more explosiveness with a 38.5-inch vertical and 123-inch broad jump.

The Falcons selected Wes Schweitzer in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 195th overall.

Impact

A left tackle the last two years for San Jose State, Schweitzer will likely move inside to guard for the Falcons. He generally looks like a practice squad type.

The Lions selected Jake Rudock in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 191st overall.

Impact

Rudock stepped onto campus at Michigan as a graduate transfer following an average career at Iowa. Despite tempered expectations, Rudock was able to win the starting job immediately, a role he never relinquished. Rudock flourished under coach Jim Harbaugh's tutelage and put up the best numbers of his career, throwing for 3,017 yards, 20 touchdowns, and nine interceptions while completing 64.0 percent of his passes. Rudock's production down the stretch vaulted his name into late-round consideration, and that's exactly where he landed. With Matt Stafford locked in as the starter and Dan Orlovsky set to serve as the backup, Rudock appears to be destined for the third spot on the Lions' depth chart as a rookie.

The Raiders selected Cory James in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 194th overall.

Impact

James is a safety/linebacker tweener who was disruptive as a part-time linebacker for Colorado State. James made more noise for himself by performing very well at the Colorado State pro day, running a 4.60 40 and 6.65-second three-cone drill.

The Titans selected Sebastian Tretola in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 193rd overall.

Impact

Tretola could be a mauling guard in the NFL, though a miserable Combine showing hinted at athletic limitations. His selection could further indicate a desire on Tennessee's part to instill a power running game.

The Cowboys selected Anthony Brown in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 189th overall.

Impact

Brown's calling card is his speed, blazing it up at the Combine with a 4.35, 40-yard dash in Indianapolis. That said, he's also physical for a corner with solid tackling ability. Brown is a bit undisciplined in coverage, but the Cowboys won't need to rush him into a starting role any time soon with Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne locked into the starting spots and Orlando Scandrick also in the mix.

The Bills selected Kolby Listenbee in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 192nd overall.

Impact

The Bills once made the ill-conceived decision to draft Marquise Goodwin in the third round, theorizing his track speed might provide an explosive element at receiver. Listenbee is at least as good of a prospect as Goodwin was, so while the prospect of another speed-only receiver might not excite Bills fans, this still looks like a great pick in the sixth round. Listenbee might be the fastest player in the league once he arrives, and even if all he does is run fly routes, Listenbee can blur past a secondary if it doesn't take him seriously.

The Rams selected Josh Forrest in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 190th overall.

Impact

Forrest was a decent enough player at Kentucky, surpassing triple-digit tackles in 2014, but the Wildcat defense was a mess over that time frame, and Forrest's Combine showing was not good. With a 4.91-second 40 and weak jump numbers, Forrest might struggle to run in the NFL.