Pro Football Weekly NFL Prospect Draft Grades

See the full explanation of the system at the bottom

PlayerPosSchoolGradeRating
Bradley Chubb EDGE North Carolina State A 7.50
Quenton Nelson G Notre Dame A 7.30
Saquon Barkley RB Penn State A 7.20
Minkah Fitzpatrick S Alabama A 7.20
Roquan Smith LB Georgia A 7.00
Denzel Ward CB Ohio State A 7.00
Derwin James S Florida State A 7.00
Marcus Davenport EDGE UTSA A 6.90
Taven Bryan DT Florida A 6.90
Calvin Ridley WR Alabama A 6.90
Sam Darnold QB USC A 6.90
Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma A 6.90
Da'Ron Payne DT Alabama A 6.90
Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame A 6.90
Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech A 6.90
Harold Landry EDGE Boston College A 6.80
Rashaan Evans LB Alabama A 6.80
Jaire Alexander CB Louisville A 6.80
Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise State A 6.80
Courtland Sutton WR SMU A 6.80
Josh Jackson CB Iowa A 6.80
Lorenzo Carter EDGE Georgia A 6.80
D.J. Moore WR Maryland A 6.80
Connor Williams OT Texas A 6.80
Tyrell Crosby OT Oregon A 6.80
Isaiah Wynn G Georgia A 6.80
Vita Vea DT Washington A 6.80
Will Hernandez G UTEP A 6.80
Josh Rosen QB UCLA A 6.80
Sony Michel RB Georgia A 6.80
Mike Gesicki TE Penn State B 6.80
Donte Jackson CB LSU A 6.70
Martinas Rankin OT Mississippi State A 6.70
Brian O'Neil OT Pittsburgh A 6.70
Justin Reid S Stanford A 6.70
Hayden Hurst TE South Carolina A 6.70
Dallas Goedert TE South Dakota State A 6.70
Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma A 6.70
Andrew Brown DT Virginia A 6.70
Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma State A 6.70
Tre'Quan Smith WR Central Florida A 6.70
Kolton Miller OT UCLA A 6.70
Royce Freeman RB Oregon A 6.70
Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M A 6.70
Dante Pettis WR Washington A 6.70
Rashaad Penny RB San Diego State A 6.70
Isaiah Oliver CB Colorado A 6.70
Ronald Jones II RB USC A 6.70
Mike Hughes CB Central Florida A 6.70
Braden Smith G Auburn A 6.60
Geron Christian OT Louisville A 6.60
Austin Corbett OT Nevada A 6.60
Arden Key EDGE LSU A 6.60
Jamarco Jones OT Ohio State A 6.60
Tim Settle DT Virginia Tech A 6.60
RJ McIntosh DT Miami (FL) A 6.60
Harrison Phillips DT Stanford A 6.60
Maurice Hurst DT Michigan A 6.60
Billy Price C Ohio State A 6.60
James Daniels C Iowa A 6.60
Sam Hubbard EDGE Ohio State A 6.60
Jessie Bates III S Wake Forest A 6.60
James Washington WR Oklahoma State A 6.60
Josh Allen QB Wyoming A 6.60
Mike Gallup WR Colorado State A 6.60
Isaac Yiadom CB Boston College A 6.60
Ronnie Harrison S Alabama A 6.60
D.J. Chark WR LSU A 6.60
Derrius Guice RB LSU A 6.60
Anthony Averett CB Alabama A 6.60
Micah Kiser LB Virginia A 6.60
Dorian O'Daniel LB Clemson A 6.60
Lamar Jackson QB Louisville A 6.60
Malik Jefferson LB Texas A 6.60
Armani Watts S Texas A&M A 6.60
Rasheem Green EDGE USC A 6.60
Kyle Lauletta QB Richmond B 6.60
Carlton Davis CB Auburn B 6.60
Jester Weah WR Pittsburgh B 6.60
Cedrick Wilson WR Boise State B 6.60
Nyheim Hines RB North Carolina State B 6.60
Nick Chubb RB Georgia B 6.60
Kerryon Johnson RB Auburn B 6.60
Mark Walton RB Miami (FL) B 6.60
Darius Leonard LB South Carolina State B 6.60
Frank Ragnow C Arkansas B 6.60
B.J. Hill DT North Carolina State B 6.60
Holton Hill CB Texas B 6.60
Anthony Miller WR Memphis B 6.60
Duke Ejiofor EDGE Wake Forest B 6.60
Deontay Burnett WR USC B 6.60
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo LB Oklahoma B 6.60
Orlando Brown OT Oklahoma B 6.60
Dorance Armstrong Jr. EDGE Kansas B 6.60
Josey Jewell LB Iowa B 6.60
Christian Sam LB Arizona State B 6.60
P.J. Hall DT Sam Houston State B 6.60
Chukwuma Okorafor OT Western Michigan B 6.60
Tegray Scales LB Indiana B 6.60
Justin Watson WR Pennsylvania B 6.60
Marcus Allen S Penn State B 6.60
Parry Nickerson CB Tulane B 6.50
Duke Dawson CB Florida B 6.50
Quenton Meeks CB Stanford B 6.50
Cole Reyes S North Dakota B 6.50
Hercules Mata'afa EDGE Washington State B 6.50
Tyquan Lewis EDGE Ohio State B 6.50
Dante Booker LB Ohio State B 6.50
Marquis Haynes LB Ole Miss B 6.50
Michael Dickson P Texas B 6.50
Uchenna Nwosu LB USC B 6.50
Chad Thomas EDGE Miami (FL) B 6.50
Kendrick Norton DT Miami (FL) B 6.50
DeShon Elliott S Texas B 6.50
Nathan Shepherd DT Fort Hays State B 6.50
Keke Coutee WR Texas Tech B 6.50
Kalen Ballage RB Arizona State B 6.50
Andre Smith LB North Carolina B 6.50
Deon Cain WR Clemson B 6.50
Da'Shawn Hand DT Alabama B 6.50
Marcell Ateman WR Oklahoma State B 6.50
Antonio Callaway WR Florida B 6.50
Equanimeous St. Brown WR Notre Dame B 6.50
Joe Noteboom OT TCU B 6.50
Brandon Parker OT North Carolina A&T B 6.50
Alex Cappa G Humboldt State B 6.50
Trey Quinn WR SMU B 6.50
Simmie Cobbs WR Indiana B 6.50
Byron Pringle WR Kansas State B 6.50
Luke Falk QB Washington State B 6.50
Dalton Schultz TE Stanford B 6.50
M.J. Stewart CB North Carolina B 6.50
Kyzir White S West Virginia B 6.50
Sean Welsh C Iowa B 6.50
Quin Blanding S Virginia B 6.50
Will Clapp G LSU B 6.50
Jordan Lasley WR UCLA B 6.50
J'Mon Moore WR Missouri B 6.50
Troy Fumagalli TE Wisconsin B 6.50
Ryan Nall RB Oregon State B 6.40
Daurice Fountain WR Northern Iowa B 6.40
Auden Tate WR Florida State B 6.40
Jordan Chunn RB Troy B 6.40
Jerome Baker LB Ohio State B 6.40
DaeSean Hamilton WR Penn State B 6.40
Fred Warner LB BYU B 6.40
Skai Moore LB South Carolina B 6.40
JC Jackson CB Maryland B 6.40
Phillip Lindsay RB Colorado B 6.40
Brandon Silvers QB Troy B 6.40
Danny Johnson CB Southern B 6.40
Darius Phillips CB Western Michigan B 6.40
D.J. Reed CB Kansas State B 6.40
Tarvarus McFadden CB Florida State B 6.40
Riley Ferguson QB Memphis B 6.40
Kurt Benkert QB Virginia B 6.40
Taron Johnson CB Weber State B 6.40
Josh Adams RB Notre Dame B 6.40
Dimitri Flowers RB Oklahoma B 6.40
Richie James WR Middle Tennessee B 6.40
Nick Nelson CB Wisconsin B 6.40
Jaleel Scott WR New Mexico State B 6.40
Shaquem Griffin LB Central Florida B 6.40
Davontae Harris S Illinois State B 6.40
Justin Jones DT North Carolina State B 6.40
Timon Parris OT Stony Brook B 6.40
Cole Madison OT Washington State B 6.40
Tray Matthews S Auburn B 6.40
JK Scott P Alabama B 6.40
Desmond Harrison OT West Georgia B 6.40
Terrell Edmunds S Virginia Tech B 6.40
Derrick Nnadi DT Florida State B 6.40
Dejon Allen G Hawaii B 6.40
Brendan Mahon G Penn State B 6.40
Godwin Igwebuike S Northwestern B 6.40
Will Dissly TE Washington B 6.40
Kemoko Turay EDGE Rutgers B 6.40
Jack Cichy LB Wisconsin B 6.40
Jaylen Samuels RB North Carolina State B 6.40
Akrum Wadley RB Iowa B 6.40
Will Richardson OT North Carolina State B 6.40
Tyler Conklin TE Central Michigan B 6.40
Ian Thomas TE Indiana B 6.40
Coleman Shelton C Washington B 6.40
Breeland Speaks EDGE Ole Miss B 6.40
Jeff Holland EDGE Auburn B 6.40
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi EDGE Toledo B 6.40
Joe Davidson P Bowling Green C 6.40
Kahlil McKenzie DT Tennessee C 6.40
Michael Joseph CB Dubuque C 6.40
Tarvarius Moore S Southern Miss C 6.40
John Franklin-Myers DT Stephen F. Austin C 6.40
Jordan Wilkins RB Ole Miss C 6.40
Jamil Demby G Maine C 6.40
Daniel Carlson K Auburn C 6.40
Damon Webb S Ohio State C 6.40
Jordan Whitehead S Pittsburgh C 6.40
Van Smith S Clemson C 6.40
Jonah Trinnaman WR BYU C 6.40
Matt Gono OT Wesley C 6.40
Mike White QB Western Kentucky C 6.40
Darren Carrington II WR Utah C 6.40
Chris Herndon TE Miami (FL) C 6.40
Durham Smythe TE Notre Dame C 6.40
Mason Cole OT Michigan C 6.40
Zach Crabtree OT Oklahoma State C 6.40
Tony Adams G North Carolina State C 6.40
Taylor Hearn G Clemson C 6.40
Scott Quessenberry C UCLA C 6.40
Allen Lazard WR Iowa State C 6.40
Ito Smith RB Southern Miss C 6.40
John Kelly RB Tennessee C 6.40
Chase Litton QB Marshall C 6.40
Tanner Lee QB Nebraska C 6.40
Bo Scarbrough RB Alabama C 6.40
Chase Edmonds RB Fordham C 6.40
Steve Ishmael WR Syracuse C 6.40
Jake Wieneke WR South Dakota State C 6.40
Braxton Berrios WR Miami (FL) C 6.40
Steven Dunbar WR Houston C 6.40
Brad Bozeman C Alabama C 6.40
Mike Joseph CB Dubuque C 6.40
Joe Ostman EDGE Central Michigan C 6.40
Trevon Young EDGE Louisville C 6.40
Ade Aruna EDGE Tulane C 6.40
Mike McCray LB Michigan C 6.40
Nyles Morgan LB Notre Dame C 6.40
Nick DeLuca LB North Dakota State C 6.40
Jordan Wyatt CB SMU C 6.40
Levi Wallace CB Alabama C 6.40
Kylie Fitts EDGE Utah C 6.40
Brian Allen C Michigan State C 6.40
Josh Sweat EDGE Florida State C 6.40
Poona Ford DT Texas C 6.40
Du'Vonta Lampkin DT Oklahoma C 6.40
Folorunso Fatukasi DT Connecticut C 6.40
Ryan Izzo TE Florida State C 6.30
Cody O'Connell G Washington C 6.30
Jaryd Jones-Smith OT Pittsburgh C 6.30
Andrew Trumbetti EDGE Notre Dame C 6.30
Mike Ramsay DT Duke C 6.30
Justin Lawler EDGE SMU C 6.30
Ike Boettger OT Iowa C 6.30
Adam Breneman TE Massachusetts C 6.30
Deadrin Senat DT South Florida C 6.30
Trenton Thompson DT Virginia C 6.30
Drew Brown K Nebraska C 6.30

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