The NFL Draft, 365 Days a Year

Grading Scale

FRG adheres to the following scale when evaluating prospects for the NFL Draft:

10.0  =   The “perfect” player. Absolute lock to be a HOFer. (Player with perfect 10 will always be #1 overall pick)


9.5  =   Lock to immediately become one of the elite players at his position. No flaws. (#1 overall pick)


9.0  =   Immediate starter. Will become one of the best players at his position in his rookie season. (Top-10 selection)


8.5  =   Immediate starter. Will become one of the best players on his team during his rookie season. (Top-20 selection)


8.0  =  Starter during rookie season. Will become one of the best players on his side of the ball on his team during his rookie season. (1st round pick)


7.5  =   Starter early in career. Will become immediate contributor to team’s success. (2nd round pick)


7.0  = Starter at some point in his career. Solid contributor to team. (3rd round pick)


6.5  =  Backup capable of being spot starter. Important role player. (4th round pick)


6.0  = Career backup with important sub-package role. (5th round pick) 


5.5  = Backup, special teams player only. (6th round pick)


5.0  = Developmental prospect capable of making practice squad. (7th round, PFA)


4.5  = Reject


 

2 comments
jamesmay
jamesmay

Who has the highest Draft Grade of all time of both offensive/defensive positions.

Paul Brothers
Paul Brothers

I see a lot of players with a 1.0--what does that mean?