Originally posted by nw9erfan:Hey MD~
First, great job on the list. Many of your projections from 1-100 have already been scooped up. I had a question about your method of ranking players. I'm sure you do this but how much weight do you place on potential and how much weight do you place on where the player is at the time they are drafted? The player the Niners drafted in the third round (Corey Lemonier) for example seems to have a lot of athleticism and natural pass rushing ability but he is clearly very raw and probably not able to contribute much to an NFL team his rookie season.
In contrast, there are many players with less physical talent who are going to contribute significantly to a team in their first year. How do you sort out these variables?
Teams have their own beliefs on a player's past performance versus upside. That is why a guy like Barrett Jones drops down so far in the draft. For him, many believe he has about hit his ceiling with little upside. Meanwhile, teams stare at a Dion Jordan, because the upside for him is unreal.
For me, I take each individuals with their own circumstances and assign a grade. Every player is under different circumstances which may positivelLy or negatively impact their performance/ stats in college. Pass happy teams a going to have overinflated numbers for QBs and WRs.
As for Lemonier, he is really a quick off the snap player. His ten yard split is terrific. And, he is a relentless pass rusher. Excellent work effort. The downside is that he is somewhat of a one trick pony. If he can't beat a guy around the corner, and the OT gets his hands on him, he is done. I also red flag his second half of the year production against better competition. He did very little. And His numbers dropped from thr year before. I had a mid fourth round grade On him. Good but not great pick
[ Edited by MadDog49er on Apr 28, 2013 at 7:44 AM ]