Grading Chart (color codes)

BLUE:  Blue players are playmakers and difference makers in every game. Playoff teams need at least 14 or more on the roster

RED:  Starters/heavy contributors can win with right away. They have Blue traits with ascending skill set.

ORANGE: Backup/special teams players with production. They struggle to match up with high RED player and have limited skill set to ascend to a low RED player.

GREEN: A high percentage of free- agent greenies get hurt and lack the skill set to ascend to an Orange player.

GRADE DESCRIPTION COLLEGE RND PRO
8.00 EXCEPTIONAL RARE AND ELITE PLAYER 1 PRO BOWL & ALL PRO
7.6-7.99
7.5-7.59
7.0-7.49
EXCELLENT ALL-AMERICAN & ALL-CONFERENCE 2-5
6-10
11-32
TOP 4-5 NFL PLAYERS AT HIS POSITION; DIFF. MAKER
6.7-6.99
6.6-6.69
6.5-6.59
OUTSTANDING PROBABLE STARTER ROOKIE YEAR 2ND OUTSTANDING STARTER
6.0-6.49 VERY GOOD EVENTUAL STARTER W/ DEVELOPMENT 3RD VERY GOOD STARTER
5.6-5.99 GOOD STRONG SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER; CAN START IN EMERGENCY. FLASHED SKILLS TO DEVELOP INTO 6.0 PLAYER 4TH GOOD BACKUP
5.5-5.59 ADEQUATE STRONG SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER; CAN FINISH WITH, BUT CAN’T WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 5TH ADEQUATE BACKUP
5.0-5.49 BORDERLINE ON ALL TEAMS; LOOK TO REPLACE ASAP 6 & 7 BORDERLINE
4.6-4.99 PRIORITY FREE AGENT FREE AGENT FA AGED VETERAN/STREET
4.0-4.59 NON-PRIORITY FRE AGENT FREE AGENT FA EMERGENCY PLAYER
3.50 NOT FOR ROSTER MIGHT APPEAR ON ANOTHER ROSTER DON’T WANT IN CAMP
2.0 INCOMPLETE NEED MORE INFO; LACKS PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES MORE INFO IS NEEDED
1.0 REJECT LACKS SKILL SET TO CONTRIBUTE AT PROFESSIONAL LEVEL OF COMPETITION REJECT

Have fun following this year’s draft prospects, grade and track your favorite players at either college or in the NFL and build your own draft board or pro board and have fun attaching a color and grade.