2016 NFL Draft

Draft Grades - NFL-style draft grading system

See the full explanation of the system at the bottom

PlayerPosSchoolGradeRating
Jalen Ramsey CB Florida State A 7.10
Myles Jack OLB UCLA A 7.10
Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss A 7.10
DeForest Buckner DE Oregon A 7.00
Joey Bosa DE Ohio State A 7.00
Su'a Cravens OLB USC A 6.90
Vernon Hargreaves III CB Florida A 6.90
Shaq Lawson DE Clemson A 6.90
A'Shawn Robinson DT Alabama A 6.90
Jack Conklin OT Michigan State A 6.90
Kevin Dodd DE Clemson A 6.90
Taylor Decker OT Ohio State A 6.80
Carson Wentz QB North Dakota State A 6.80
Eli Apple CB Ohio State A 6.80
Robert Nkemdiche DT Ole Miss A 6.80
Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio State A 6.80
Corey Coleman WR Baylor A 6.80
Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame A 6.80
Mackensie Alexander CB Clemson A 6.70
Artie Burns CB Miami (FL) A 6.70
Tyler Boyd WR Pittsburgh A 6.70
Josh Doctson WR TCU A 6.70
Laquon Treadwell WR Ole Miss A 6.70
Jarran Reed DT Alabama A 6.70
William Jackson III CB Houston A 6.70
Kenny Clark DT UCLA A 6.70
Jason Spriggs OT Indiana A 6.70
Jared Goff QB California A 6.70
Germain Ifedi OT Texas A&M A 6.70
Brandon Kaufusi DE BYU A 6.70
Darron Lee OLB Ohio State A 6.70
Derrick Henry RB Alabama A 6.70
Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville A 6.60
Ryan Kelly C Alabama A 6.60
Nick Martin C Notre Dame A 6.60
Michael Thomas WR Ohio State A 6.60
Kentrell Brothers ILB Missouri A 6.60
Vadal Alexander G LSU A 6.60
Reggie Ragland ILB Alabama A 6.60
Hunter Henry TE Arkansas A 6.60
Leonard Floyd OLB Georgia A 6.60
Sterling Shepard WR Oklahoma A 6.60
Sheldon Day DT Notre Dame A 6.60
Vernon Butler DT Louisiana Tech A 6.60
Chris Jones DT Mississippi State A 6.60
Kyle Murphy OT Stanford A 6.60
Will Fuller WR Notre Dame A 6.60
Braxton Miller WR Ohio State A 6.60
Alex Collins RB Arkansas A 6.60
Jordan Howard RB Indiana A 6.60
Cody Whitehair G Kansas State A 6.60
Jonathan Bullard DE Florida A 6.60
Kendall Fuller CB Virginia Tech A 6.60
Le'Raven Clark OT Texas Tech A 6.60
Shon Coleman OT Auburn A 6.60
Paxton Lynch QB Memphis A 6.60
Jerald Hawkins OT LSU A 6.60
Joshua Garnett G Stanford A 6.60
Connor Cook QB Michigan State A 6.60
Pharoh Cooper WR South Carolina A 6.60
Leontee Carroo WR Rutgers A 6.60
Joe Dahl G Washington State A 6.60
Dak Prescott QB Mississippi State B 6.60
Austin Hooper TE Stanford B 6.60
Carl Nassib DE Penn State B 6.60
C.J. Prosise RB Notre Dame B 6.60
Charles Tapper DE Oklahoma B 6.60
Devontae Booker RB Utah B 6.60
Avery Young OT Auburn B 6.60
Austin Johnson DT Penn State B 6.60
Christian Westerman G Arizona State B 6.60
Jalin Marshall WR Ohio State B 6.60
Kevin Hogan QB Stanford B 6.60
Cyrus Jones CB Alabama B 6.60
Joshua Perry ILB Ohio State B 6.60
Willie Beavers OT Western Michigan B 6.60
Terrance Smith OLB Florida State B 6.60
Eric Striker OLB Oklahoma B 6.60
Joe Haeg OT North Dakota State B 6.50
Rees Odhiambo G Boise State B 6.50
Jack Allen C Michigan State B 6.50
Spencer Drango G Baylor B 6.50
Caleb Benenoch OT UCLA B 6.50
Austin Blythe C Iowa B 6.50
Sebastian Tretola G Arkansas B 6.50
Denver Kirkland G Arkansas B 6.50
Paul Perkins RB UCLA B 6.50
Deion Jones OLB LSU B 6.50
Jay Lee WR Baylor B 6.50
Kenny Lawler WR California B 6.50
Blake Martinez ILB Stanford B 6.50
Tyler Matakevich ILB Temple B 6.50
Dominique Alexander OLB Oklahoma B 6.50
B.J. Goodson ILB Clemson B 6.50
Kenneth Dixon RB Louisiana Tech B 6.50
Hunter Sharp WR Utah State B 6.50
Xavien Howard CB Baylor B 6.50
Nick Vannett TE Ohio State B 6.50
Jacoby Brissett QB North Carolina State B 6.50
Adolphus Washington DT Ohio State B 6.50
Kamalei Correa EDGE Boise State B 6.50
Ron Zamort CB Western Michigan B 6.50
Rashard Robinson CB LSU B 6.50
Jihad Ward DT Illinois B 6.50
Tavon Young CB Temple B 6.50
D.J. White CB Georgia Tech B 6.40
Anthony Zettel DE Penn State B 6.40
Will Redmond CB Mississippi State B 6.40
KeiVarae Russell CB Notre Dame B 6.40
Tyler Marz OT Wisconsin B 6.40
Fahn Cooper OT Ole Miss B 6.40
Maliek Collins DT Nebraska B 6.40
Andrew Billings DT Baylor B 6.40
Parker Ehinger OT Cincinnati B 6.40
Nick Kwiatkoski ILB West Virginia B 6.40
Deiondre' Hall CB Northern Iowa B 6.40
Harlan Miller CB Southeastern Louisiana B 6.40
Stephane Nembot OT Colorado B 6.40
Roy Robertson-Harris EDGE UTEP B 6.40
Tajae Sharpe WR Massachusetts B 6.40
Josh Ferguson RB Illinois B 6.40
Tyler Ervin RB San Josť St B 6.40
Henry Krieger Coble TE Iowa B 6.40
Devon Cajuste TE Stanford B 6.40
John Theus G Georgia B 6.40
Aaron Burbridge WR Michigan State B 6.40
Jake Rudock QB Michigan B 6.40
Jeff Driskel QB Louisiana Tech B 6.40
Byron Marshall WR Oregon B 6.40
Graham Glasgow C Michigan B 6.40
Chris Brown WR Notre Dame C 6.40
Nelson Spruce WR Colorado C 6.40
Antonio Morrison OLB Florida C 6.40
Jordan Payton WR UCLA C 6.40
KJ Maye WR Minnesota C 6.40
Kolby Listenbee WR TCU C 6.40
Paul McRoberts WR Southeast Missouri State C 6.40
Malcom Mitchell WR Georgia C 6.40
Taveze Calhoun CB Mississippi State C 6.40
Willie Henry DT Michigan C 6.40
David Onyemata DT Manitoba C 6.40
Hasan Ridgeway DT Texas C 6.40
Matt Ioannidis DT Temple C 6.40
Javon Hargrave DT South Carolina State C 6.40
Victor Ochi OLB Stony Brook C 6.40
Dan Vitale FB Northwestern C 6.40
Christian Hackenberg QB Penn State C 6.40
Brandon Allen QB Arkansas C 6.40
Cody Kessler QB USC C 6.40
Jonathan Jones CB Auburn C 6.40
Brandon Doughty QB Western Kentucky C 6.40
Kevin Peterson CB Oklahoma State C 6.40
Eric Murray CB Minnesota C 6.40
Kenyan Drake RB Alabama C 6.40
DeAndre Washington RB Texas Tech C 6.40
Devon Johnson RB Marshall C 6.40
Glenn Gronkowski FB Kansas State C 6.40
Daniel Lasco RB California C 6.40
Aaron Green RB TCU C 6.40
James Burgess ILB Louisville C 6.40
Josh Forrest ILB Kentucky C 6.40
Scooby Wright ILB Arizona C 6.40
D.J. Reader DT Clemson C 6.40
Alex Lewis OT Nebraska C 6.40
Darion Griswold TE Arkansas State C 6.40
Brandon Shell OT South Carolina C 6.40
Connor McGovern OT Missouri C 6.40
Tyler Johnstone OT Oregon C 6.40
Keith Lumpkin OT Rutgers C 6.40
Mike Rose DE North Carolina State C 6.40
Dean Lowry DE Northwestern C 6.40
Tyler Higbee TE Western Kentucky C 6.40
David Morgan TE UTSA C 6.40
Jerrell Adams TE South Carolina C 6.40
Bryce Williams TE East Carolina C 6.40
Matt Hegarty C Oregon C 6.40
Evan Boehm C Missouri C 6.40
Landon Turner G North Carolina C 6.40
Cole Toner G Harvard C 6.40
Beniquez Brown ILB Mississippi State C 6.30
Anthony Sarao ILB USC C 6.30
Derek Watt FB Wisconsin C 6.30
Jake Ganus ILB Georgia C 6.30
Joe Thuney OT North Carolina State C 6.30
Taylor Fallin OT Memphis C 6.30
Tra Carson RB Texas A&M C 6.30
Soma Vainuku FB USC C 6.30
Ted Karras G Illinois C 6.30
Jordan Walsh G Iowa C 6.30
Isaac Seumalo G Oregon State C 6.30
Mike Matthews C Texas A&M C 6.30
Juston Burris S North Carolina State C 6.30
Cleveland Wallace III CB San Josť St C 6.30
Maurice Canady CB Virginia C 6.30
David Dean DT Virginia C 6.30
Blake Frohnapfel QB Massachusetts C 6.30
Joe Bolden ILB Michigan C 6.30
Donavan Clark OT Michigan State C 6.30
Dominick Jackson OT Alabama C 6.30
Gerald Dixon Jr. DT South Carolina C 6.30
Quinton Jefferson DT Maryland C 6.30
Chris Moore WR Cincinnati C 6.30
Thomas Lawrence DT Michigan State C 6.30
Cayleb Jones WR Arizona C 6.30
Ron Willoughby WR Buffalo C 6.30
Cody Core WR Ole Miss C 6.30
Amir Carlisle WR Notre Dame C 6.30
DeMarcus Robinson WR Florida C 6.30
Connor Wujciak DT Boston College C 6.30
Ugonna Awuruonye DE Campbell C 6.30
Theiren Cockran DE Minnesota C 6.30
Steven Scheu TE Vanderbilt C 6.30
D'haquille Williams WR Auburn C 6.30
Jeff Seybold RB Pittsburg State C 6.30
Jake McGee TE Florida C 6.30
Keenan Reynolds RB Navy C 6.30
Jared Dangerfield WR Western Kentucky D 6.20
Geronimo Allison WR Illinois D 6.20
Roger Lewis WR Bowling Green D 6.20
Bralon Addison WR Oregon D 6.20
Chris Swain FB Navy D 6.20
Brian Poole CB Florida D 6.20
De'Vondre Campbell DE Minnesota D 6.20
Kivon Cartwright TE Colorado State D 6.20
Matt Weisler TE Buffalo D 6.20
Joe Licata QB Buffalo D 6.20
De'Runnya Wilson WR Mississippi State D 6.20
David Grinnage TE North Carolina State D 6.20
Braxton Deaver TE Duke D 6.20
Anthone Taylor RB Buffalo D 6.20
Lloyd Carrington CB Arizona State D 6.20
Ryan Brown DE Mississippi State D 6.20

Grading Explanation

9.9-8.0: A franchise player in the NFL with no holes. Has to be able to carry a team at a premium position (QB, RB, Pass Rusher). Has to be consistent dominant player at the college level and will continue that play in the NFL. Will make a team better and take them to the next level. Has few flaws and multiple rare traits. You don't see these players in every draft.

7.9-7.0: Same as above but at a non-premium position. QB, RBs, WRs and dominant pass rushers can be in this level but they are not quite as good as an 8.0 or better player. Would be a player you would consider as a top 5 to top 10 player depending on the depth of the draft.

6.9-6.8: A player with not quite as talented as a 7.0. Should start early in his career, hopefully as a rookie. Has the potential to ascend to a Pro Bowl type player. Will be one of the better players on your team. Has multiple traits for the position. Can be dominant at times. At top 20-25 pick.

6.7-6.6: A very good college player who should develop into a solid and consistent NFL player after a period of adjustment. Will eventually start and help a championship team win on a consistent basis. A late first or top half of second round player. You win BECAUSE of this type of player.

6.5: Same as above but to a lesser degree. Will need a little more time to develop but should become a solid starter. Will be a quality backup his first and second year depending on a team's needs and strengths but could start earlier if a top team is weak at the position. A second to third round pick. You win WITH this type of player.

6.4: A solid college player with traits to succeed at the next level. Hey may ultimately become a 6.5 or better player and become a starter. You view this player as a solid backup type. Provides good depth for a championship team and should be able to play in a rotation. A backup with staying power.

6.3: Will become a good backup type in the NFL. May never be a starter but will help you if he has to play. Is a contributor. May eventually work himself into a starters position over time but mostly seen as a backup. Is someone you want to replace if he became a starter. He is a player you would draft late.

6.2: A college free agent. Under no circumstances would you want to draft this player but he has some traits to make an NFL roster. He is a solid college player but lacks too many things to be a draftable player.

6.1: Same as above but to a lesser degree. Would be an adequate free agent but not a priority free agent.

6.0: A non-predictor. In other words a player who has displayed a high level of talent but for various reasons is inconsistent with his talent. The reason for his play may be character, injury, instincts, scheme, size, coaching changes, etc. It could be a variety of circumstances, but for some reason it is very hard to predict what his future in the NFL is. Still, this is a draftable player and may even be a high choice.

5.9: Same as above but to a lesser degree of talent. This is a player who has demonstrated that he has ability but has not had a great deal of playing time. Still he shows that he has upside if put in the right situation and things come together. Again, circumstances enter into the equation.

5.8-5.5: Low level free agents. A player who has shown that he has some talent but are missing some thing or things to make it to the next level. This player has a very limited chance to make a roster and would be signed only to fill out a camp roster.

5.4-5.0: Basically a reject but has displayed some talent or has some redeeming qualities.

4.9: Reject

Levels:

A - 6.6 and higher: A player you would draft in the first two rounds
B - 6.4-6.6: A player you would draft in rounds two or three
C - 6.3-6.4: A player you would raft in rounds five through seven
D - 6.1-6.2 and 5.8-5.9: A free agent
S - 6.0-5.9: A special circumstance player (non-predictor). Has talent but is somewhat hit or miss.
R - 4.9: Reject

Circumstances or Alerts (1,2,3)

1 - Could be a number of things that have an effect on his draft grade such as age, type of scheme, transfer, character flaw, etc.
2 - Medical problem
3 - Intelligence problem
(+) - Is a fit for what we do offensively or defensively
(-) - Is not a fit for what we do
() - Is not a true fit but we can live with him

Examples

A 13 6.7+ - A good mid to late first round pick
B 12 6.5- - A solid second round pick but not a player we would not draft because he fits our scheme
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