Ravens' 6th and 7th round draft capsules

On the second day of the 2006 NFL Draft, the Ravens picked up an additional 7 players. Here is a breakdown of the 3 players taken in rounds 6 and 7.

Sam Koch
Drafted: 6th round (203rd overall)
Position: Punter
School: Nebraska
Size: 6-foot-1, 230 pounds
Speed: NA
Statistics: Averaged 41.3 yards as a junior.
Honors: Received a scholarship after walking on.

Strengths: Versatile, places punts well inside the 20-yard line and can handle kickoff duties.

Weaknesses: Lacks experience and outstanding leg strength.

Quotable: "He'll compete with Leo Araguz for the punter position and also compete with Aaron Elling to be the kickoff guy," Ravens director of college scouting Eric DeCosta said. "We feel really good about him."

Derrick Martin
Drafted: 6th round (208th overall)
Position: Cornerback
School: Wyoming
Size: 5-foot-10, 202 pounds
Speed: 4.34 seconds
Statistics: 134 career tackles, six interceptions, two sacks and three fumble recoveries.
Honors: Honorable mention All-Mountain West selection.

Strengths: Converted receiver has great speed and is strong enough to jam receivers. Can turn and run with receivers and shows the acceleration to recover from mistakes.

Weaknesses: Must improve tackling skills. Doesn't always find the football well or hustle in pursuit.

Quotable: "You'll be hard-pressed to find a corner that tested better in Indy," director of college scouting Eric DeCosta said. "He's got unbelievable feet and is very fast. He can jump out of the building."

Ryan LaCasse
Drafted: 7th round (219th overall)
Position: Outside linebacker
School: Syracuse
Size: 6-foot-2, 257 pounds
Speed: 4.63 seconds.
Statistics: Recorded 118 career tackles, 23 ½ tackles for losses and 16 ½ sacks.

Strengths: Good upfield speed to press the edge and shoot gaps for stunts. Intense with a high football IQ. Special-teams candidate with an excellent work ethic.

Weaknesses: Lacks the size to stuff inside runs and perhaps the athleticism to shift to linebacker.
Quotable: "He'll be a great special-teams guy," director of college scouting Eric DeCosta said. "He's very smart, very tough and very motivated to play in the NFL."

Aaron Wilson writes Ravens Insider and the Carroll County Times in Westminster Maryland.

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