GRADE SCALE FOR NFL PROSPECTS
9.0 A once-in-a-lifetime player (e.g., John Elway, Jim Brown or Lawrence Taylor).
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro (e.g., Bruce Matthews).
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro.
7.00-7.49 Should become a Pro Bowl-caliber player.
6.50-6.99 Sure-fire first-rounder, who aside from a quarterback, should contribute as a rookie.
6.00-6.49 Has a good chance to go in the first round and be a starter by his second season.
5.60-5.99 A legitimate second-round pick.
5.50-5.59 Depending on the quality of the draft, player will go in the late second or the third round.
5.40-5.49 A third-round pick, taking into account the selections the NFL adds at the end of rounds
5.30-5.39 A fourth-round pick.
5.21-5.29 A fourth- or fifth-round pick.
5.20 A fifth- or sixth-round pick.
5.11-5.19 A sixth-round pick.
5.10 A seventh-round pick.
5.01-5.09 Top priority free agent who could end up being drafted.
4.75-5.00 Priority free agent who could end up being drafted.
4.50-4.74 Solid free agent who has an outside chance to make the right NFL team.
4.00-4.49 A player who could be in an NFL training camp.
- 5.00 to 4.00 -- Franchise Prospect -- A player who can change the course of a game and a consistent performer. Multiple Pro Bowl possibilities and top ten selection.
- 3.99 to 3.10 -- Quality Prospect -- Someone that consistently gives good performances. Occasional Pro Bowl appearances.
- 3.09 to 2.75 -- First-Year Contributor -- Prospect that has the ability to make plays from the get-go and start early into his rookie season.
- 2.74 to 2.45 -- Future Starter -- A good athlete that must learn to be a football player or someone who is an "overachiever". Quality prospect with long term potential
- 2.44 to 2.35 -- Fence Player -- Prospect on the fence that has the skills and abilities to succeed but needs time and patience to develop those skills to the fullest.
- 2.34 to 1.99 -- Practice Squad -- Late-round draft pick or priority free agent that must develop his talents on the practice squad
- 1.98 to 1.50 -- Free Agent -- Player who will make a 60 or 80 man roster.
NFP ALPHA GRADING SCALE
Rare athletic ability and rare production in college. Has minimum height, weight & speed grades of 8.0. Examples: John Elway and Eric Dickerson. Round 1.
Rare athletic ability, but limited college production due to system. Has minimum height, weight & speed grades of 8.0. Example: Irving Fryar. Round 1.
Rare athletic ability and rare production in college. Height/weight grade is lower than 8.0 but higher than 6.0. Examples: Barry Sanders (height) and Terry Glenn (weight). Round 1.
Outstanding athletic ability and outstanding production in college. Meets minimum height, weight & speed requirements for the position. Examples: Tony Boselli and Fred Taylor. Round 1.
Inconsistent players who do not play up to their talent level. Rounds 3-7.
Limited athletic ability and good college production. Over-achieving type. Meets the minimum height and weight requirements, but usually lacks speed and burst. Rounds 2-7.
Very good athletic ability and very good college production. Does not meet the minimum height requirement for his position. Examples: Sam Mills and Antoine Winfield. Rounds 1-7.
Player who is switching to a new position that he did not play in college. Rounds 3-7.
Player who meets the height, weight & speed requirements of his position. Players that play to the limit of their athletic ability. The middle class of the NFL. Most NFL players come from this grouping. Rounds 1-7.
Very good athletic ability and very good college production. Does not meet the minimum weight requirement for his position. Examples: Terry Glenn and DeSean Jackson. Rounds 1-7.
Player who meets the height, weight & speed requirements of his position. He either lacks the instincts for the position of has trouble learning. Rounds 3-7.
Major character question marks limit players draft status. Only can be drafted in the seventh round or signed as an undrafted free agent.
Ok here I need a little help. I listened to Broaddus explain this but I can't find in the video where he did and I've forgotten the middle number.
1-1-1 The first number is the round I believe. The second number I'm not certain of. The last number is the rank in the round. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Here is one thread discussing it: http://cowboyszone.com/forums/showth...93#post4981993
Here is the article from Ciskowski: http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/20...medium=twitter