Barron tops PFW's 2012 draft S rankings

Posted April 15, 2012 @ 11:09 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

With the 2012 NFL draft fast approaching, now's the time to check out draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki's scouting reports and rankings of the top prospects. Chart the prospects' progress throughout the year, and see the latest buzz from the scouting trails.

Alabama's Mark Barron is the top-ranked strong safety and the No. 1 safety overall with a grade of 6.20. placing him 15th among all players regardless of position. Notre Dame's Harrison Smith is the top-ranked free safety and the 58th-ranked player overall, having earned a grade of 5.65.

The database contains PFW's scouting reports on roughly 400 draft-eligible players. Each prospect profile contains a concise report and projection on where he will be selected.

Nawrocki's exclusive player rankings are another feature of the database. More than 1,000 players are graded and ranked, and the rankings can be sorted by name, position, school or grade.

These features on ProFootballWeekly.com can easily be found by mousing over the "Draft" tab on the main navigation bar on our home page. A drop-down menu containing three choices — Prospects, Rankings, Draft Tracker — will appear, allowing you to jump directly to your desired section.

You can search for prospects based on their current grade:
http://www.profootballweekly.com/prospects/rankings/

You can search for prospects by position:
http://www.profootballweekly.com/prospects/rankings/?position=QB

You can search for prospects by school:
http://www.profootballweekly.com/prospects/school/