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|
|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|
|Darrell Johnson-Koulianos||WR||WR||75||Late Round-FA*|
*Draft Value severely affected by character concerns.
Mid-season ratings can be found here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/498168-iowa-hawkeyes-2011-nfl-draft-evaluations-midseason