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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Grading Draft Classes

Draft classes are an important measure of the organization of the front office. There are thousands of college players and coaches need players that fit their system, demeanor, or personality. The successful GM constructs an organization that can find the right talent for their team.

To grade drafts across multiple teams the following criteria will be used to track individual draft classes:

Starting point:

  • One point for each player chosen.
  • Adjust draft rating each year until no players from that draft are on the squad.
  • Accumulate points year over year.
  • Free agents and other additions to the roster are not graded.
  • -4 first time player does not make the roster; never counted again even if they rejoin team.
  • 3 year "target case" totals allow for a player to miss two games per year for injury

Round by Round Expectations:

Round 1 guys should start the next fall or before the 6th game of the season.

  • Before game 6, +1 if played, -1 if DNP.
  • After game 6, +1 if starter, -1 if DNP.
  • Over three years an excellent score would be 42 points.


Round 2 guys should get playing time all year, maybe start.

  • Each Game: +1 if played, -1 if DNP
  • Over three years an excellent score would be 42 points.



Round 3 guys should get playing time all year, maybe start.

  • Each Game: +1 if played, -1 if DNP
  • Over three years an excellent score would be 42 points.



Round 4 guys should get playing time next year, start in year 2-3

  • Each Game: +1 if played
  • Year 2: +1 if start
  • Year 3+: +1 if start, -1 if DNP
  • Over three years an excellent score would be 42 points.



Round 5 guys should get playing time next year, start in year 2-3

  • Each Game: +1 if played
  • Year 2: +1 if start
  • Year 3+: +1 if start, -1 if DNP
  • Over three years an excellent score would be 42 points.



Round 6 guys are special teamers or project players probably destined for some practice squad time

  • Each Game: +2 if contributed in non-special teams role
  • Over three years an excellent score would be 22 points.



Round 7 guys are special teamers or project players probably destined for some practice squad time

  • Each Game: +2 if contributed in non-special teams role
  • Over three years an excellent score would be 18 points.



Using these criteria, a "Got What They Should Have Gotten" Draft Class Score would be in the 250 point range after three years.

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