Grade Scale For NFL Prospects
8.00 - 9.00: Franchise player. (Any quarterback who grades over 7.50 is considered a potential franchise player.)
7.50 - 7.99: Future All-Pro.
7.00 - 7.49: Should become a Pro Bowl-caliber player.
6.50 - 6.99: Has a chance to become a Pro Bowl-caliber player and, in the case of a quarterback, will probably be a high first-round pick because of the need for quarterbacks.
6.00 - 6.49: Should become a quality NFL player.
5.50 - 5.99: Has a chance to become a quality NFL player.
5.10 - 5.49: Has a better-than-average chance to make an NFL roster.
5.01 - 5.09: Has a slightly better than 50-50 chance to make a roster or practice squad.
5.00: Has a 50-50 chance to make a roster or practice squad.
4.75 - 4.99: Should be in an NFL training camp.
4.00 - 4.74: Has a chance to be in an NFL training camp.
Grade-To-Round Conversion Scale For This Draft
6.00 or above: First round.
5.50 - 5.99: Second round.
5.37 - 5.49: Third round.
5.30 - 5.36: Fourth round.
5.25 - 5.29: Fifth round.
5.10 - 5.24: Better-than-even chance to be drafted in sixth or seventh round.
Key to symbols in notes column of player rankings
Age: Player is overaged.
Athlete: Player has the athletic ability to play multiple positions and could be drafted higher because of it.
BB: Pro baseball player who is entering the draft.
H: Likely will be drafted higher than ranking.
Jr.: Player is entering the draft as a junior (So. for sophomore).
L: Likely will be drafted lower than ranking.
MI: More information needed to accurately grade player.
RB: Can also play running back (S for safety, RS for return specialist, LS for long-snapper, ST for special-teamer, etc.).
RS-5.0: Player has separate grade of 5.0 as a return specialist (applies to other position abbreviations, too).
X: Past or current injury could have an impact on where this player is drafted, according to at least one source. Due to the confidentiality of medical records, we cannot confirm or deny whether the injury problem is still a concern.
XX: Very serious injury concern.
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