Sixth-Round Gems For Dominik

April 25th, 2011

Are the Bucs high on Hynoski? A dad who played in the NFL is part of his solid pedigree.

Perhaps eager to cast aside the ghost of 2010 sixth-round pick Brent Bowden, rockstar general manager Mark Dominik surely is salivating over the chance work his late-round magic on Saturday. C’mon, Dominik, Bucs fans need you to be the prince of the seventh round AND the sixth round. NFL Draft guru Justin”The Commish” Pawlowski of WDAE-AM 620 explored some of Dominik’s likely options in the seventh round yesterday. And below he tackles possible sixth-round gems. In case your wondering, fifth-rounders will appear here this evening.

6th Round Picks that would get a “Commish’s High Five”

Henry Hynoski – FB – Pitt
6’0’’ – 257 lbs – DNP

Although the Bucs are using Eric Lorig as a full time FB now, I still wouldn’t mind them getting a true fullback. I’m not sure why they are so content to convert players from other positions to fullback, but Hynoski would be a great fit for the Bucs straight-ahead run scheme. He is an excellent blocker and proved to have reliable hands out of the backfield.

Ahmad Black – S – Florida
5’10’’ – 184 lbs – 4.76

Black is very small and displayed no speed this off-season. I could definitely see him dropping. The good part is that Black has good character and leadership skills. He knows how to be around the ball. If he does last this long, he represents good value.

Ugo Chinasa – DE – Oklahoma St
6’5’’ – 264 lbs – 4.71

Chinasa is a long and lean defensive end with long arms. He could project to outside linebackers in a 3-4. He lacks strength and an elite first step.  Chinasa is a good athlete though with decent movement.

Da’Rel Scott – RB – Maryland
5’1’’ – 211 lbs – 4.34

Scott might be the fastest running back in the draft. He is a big play waiting to happen. The problem with Scott is that with every big play for his offense, he gives a big play to the defense by fumbling the ball away. If Scott learns to hold onto the ball, he’ll have a successful NFL career.

Markell Carter – DE/OLB – Central Arkansas
6’4’’ – 252 lbs – 4.70

Carter is a hybrid defensive end/linebacker who presents a lot of positives when rushing the passer. He is under the radar, but the Bucs brought him in for a visit and apparently like him.

9 Responses to “Sixth-Round Gems For Dominik”

  1. jfgobucs Says:

    dang…Scott must look like a bowling ball..5″1″ 211

  2. Futon Reformer Says:

    Instead of Black, they should really check out Dominique Davenport from the FCS School Coastal Carolina. He’s 5 10, 209 and ran a 4.54. He would be an absolute steal! YouTube his highlights and watch how instinctual he is. Just a thought.

  3. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I really like Scott too! He will give Tampa a true game changing running back with speed and some power. This kid is a threat to take it to the house on every play. He sort of reminds me of Fred Taylor, in some ways.

  4. Teddy Says:

    jfgobucs, I laughed at that 5-1 height too. Thought he might be the second coming of Kirby Puckett or something. I looked it up and he’s 5-11.

  5. Matt Says:

    I would be all for Black in the 6th. Guessing he goes in the 4th or 5th though.

  6. Jamie Says:

    Being a recent Maryland alumnus, I am all for the Da’Rel Scott pick. He’s exactly the kind of running back who succeeds in the NFL these days: unheralded, fast, with good size. He can tear it up.

  7. Oahubuc Says:

    Hopefully they have done their proper diligence and asked Ginger Hovan for his opinion on these guys.

  8. gitarlvr Says:

    I would dearly love for the Bucs to actually get a proper blocking fullback like Hynoski. The Bucs have gone back to using the power run game a lot more and and a quality lead blocker would make a difference. I love E.G. but he is not a true lead blocker. I commend Lorig for doing his best when thrown into the position from out of left field but he is not a long term answer. Remember Lorenzo Neal folks? The Bucs need someone to pave the way for LGB on those 3rd and 1’s and goal line runs.


    According to, Da’rel Scott never fumbled in college:

    Can anyone verify?

    I just don’t see how the fastest RB at the combine slips to the 7th round…

    How does that happen?