Iowa Hawkeyes: 2011 NFL Draft Evaluations, Pre-Combine Edition

hawkeye gamefilmContributor IFebruary 18, 2011

NEW YORK - APRIL 22:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on as he stands on stage during the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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So, here's a little context behind these numbers:

1) These are what I call "snap shot" evaluations. As of February 2011, this is the draft value I've got for these prospects.

2) The Draft Rating column is out of 100 and I use a fairly complex formula consisting of raw physical tools, position skills, scheme versatility, intelligence, intangibles and durability.

Scouts Inc (ESPN's scouting division) uses a similar formula, though historically they've placed more value on raw physical attributes than my system does.

Grades below 50 usually indicate a player with some value as a possible FA, but not worth spending a draft pick on. Grades of 40 usually indicate a player who is a fringe prospect, but will likely be a high priority un-drafted free-agent.

I expect no less than four Iowa players to be drafted and likely no more than seven. After having six players drafted last April, Iowa will almost certainly hit double digits over the two year period.

A number of the FA candidates have a chance at sticking on a team as well. Individual evaluations will be forthcoming.


Player Name  College Position  Projected Pro position  Draft Rating(100)  Round Value
Draft Eligible

Adrian Clayborn  DE(4-3)  DE(4-3)(SDE) 94 Mid 1st(Top 20)

Christian Ballard  DT(2 Tech), DE DT(2 Tech) , DE(3-4)(4-3) 86 Mid 2nd (Top 50)

Ricky Stanzi  QB  QB  68 4th Round(Top 125)

Tyler Sash  SS  SS  67 4th Round

Karl Klug  DT(3 Tech)  DE(5 Tech)DT?  57 6th Round

Allen Reisner TE TE 51 7th-UFA

Jerimiah Hunter WLB WLB 40 UFA

Julian Vandervelde G G(C?) 40 UFA

Brett Greenwood  FS  FS  30 UFA

Brett Morse FB FB 30 UFA

Darrell Johnson-Koulianos  WR  WR 75 Late Round-FA*

Ryan Donahue P P 40 7th-UFA

*Draft Value severely affected by character concerns.


Mid-season ratings can be found here: