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NFL draft: Value chart II

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When draft boards are constructed, NFL teams take one of two approaches. The first is to rank the draft's top 32 players and give each a first-round grade, followed by the draft's next 32 prospects, who garner second-round grades, and so on.

The second approach is to use a value chart, in which each prospect, based on film study, earns a grade depending on his play. If only 25 prospects grade out as first-round talent, only 25 receive first-round grades. This allows NFL teams to see the full value of the draft and not force first-round grades on prospects who aren't worthy.

Here is the National Football Post's second value chart of the draft season,

Tier 1 (elite prospects)

WR Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech (6-3, 214)

OT Eugene Monroe, Virginia (6-5, 315)

OT Jason Smith, Baylor (6-5, 300)

DT B.J. Raji, Boston College (6-1, 325)

OLB Aaron Curry, Wake Forest (6-2, 246)

Tier 2 (high first-round caliber)

QB Mark Sanchez, USC (6-3, 225)

QB Matthew Stafford, Georgia (6-3, 236)

DE Brian Orakpo, Texas (6-4, 260)

OLB/DE Everette Brown, Florida State (6-4, 252)

ILB Rey Maualuga, USC (6-2, 260)

DT Peria Jerry, Ole Miss (6-3, 295)

Tier 3 (first-round caliber)

RB Knowshon Moreno, Georgia (5-11, 208)

RB Chris Wells, Ohio State (6-1, 237)

WR Jeremy Maclin, Missouri (6-1, 200)

WR Percy Harvin, Florida (5-11,195)

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland (6-2, 206)

OT Michael Oher, Ole Miss (6-5, 320)

OT Andre Smith, Alabama (6-4, 340)

OT Eben Britton, Arizona (6-6, 310)

OT William Beatty, Connecticut (6-6, 310)

DE Robert Ayers, Tennessee (6-3, 273)

DE Aaron Maybin, Penn State (6-4, 248)

OLB Clay Matthews, USC (6-3, 246)

CB/FS Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State (6-0, 200)

CB Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest (5-9. 190)

FS/CB Sean Smith, Utah (6-3, 215)

Tier 4 (late first-round/early second-round caliber)

WR Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina (6-1, 210)

WR Kenny Britt, Rutgers (6-4, 215)

TE Shawn Nelson, Southern Miss (6-5, 242)

TE Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma State (6-6, 260)

C Alex Mack, California (6-4, 314)

DE Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech (6-7, 260)

DE Jarron Gilbert, San Jose State (6-5, 287)

DE Tyson Jackson, LSU (6-4, 295)

DT Evander Hood, Missouri (6-3, 295)

DT Sen'Derrick Marks, Auburn (6-1, 295)

OLB Connor Barwin, Cincinnati (6-4, 255)

OLB Brian Cushing, USC (6-4, 243)

ILB James Laurinaitis, Ohio State (6-2, 240)

CB Darius Butler, Connecticut (5-11, 187)

CB Vontae Davis, Illinois (6-0, 205)

CB D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt (5-10, 184)

Tier 5 (second-round caliber)

QB Josh Freeman, Kansas State (6-6, 248)

RB Shonn Greene, Iowa (5-11, 235)

RB LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh (5-11, 210)

WR Derrick Williams, Penn State (6-0, 200)

WR Juaquin Iglesias, Oklahoma (6-0 204)

TE Jared Cook, South Carolina (6-5, 242)

TE James Casey, Rice (6-4, 235)

OG Duke Robinson, Oklahoma (6-5, 335)

C Max Unger, Oregon (6-5, 305)

DE David Veikune, Hawaii (6-2, 255)

DT Ron Brace, Boston College (6-3, 326)

OLB Larry English, Northern Illinois (6-2, 254)

CB Asher Allen, Georgia (5-10, 198)

CB Coye Francies, San Jose State (6-0 179)

FS Louis Delmas, Western Michigan (6-0, 196)

SS William Moore, Missouri (6-1, 226)

SS Patrick Chung, Oregon (5-11, 210)

Tier 6 (second-round/third-round caliber)

RB Donald Brown, Connecticut (5-10, 210)

WR Brian Robiskie, Ohio State (6-2, 200)

TE Chase Coffman, Missouri (6-6, 252)

OT Fenuki Tupou, Oregon (6-5, 332)

OT/OG Jamon Meredith, South Carolina (6-5, 304)

OG Herman Johnson, LSU (6-7, 382)

OG Andy Levitre, Oregon State (6-2, 318)

C Eric Wood, Louisville (6-5, 308)

C Antoine Caldwell, Alabama (6-5, 305)

DE Lawrence Sidbury Jr., Richmond (6-3, 267)

DE Paul Kruger, Utah (6-5, 265)

DT Mitch King, Iowa (6-2, 275)

DT Fili Moala, USC (6-5, 305)

OLB Clint Sintim, Virginia (6-3, 249)

CB Jairus Byrd, Oregon (6-0 200)

FS Sherrod Martin, Troy (6-1, 193)

SS Chip Vaughn, Wake Forest (6-2, 214)

Tier 7 (third-round caliber)

QB Pat White, West Virginia (6-0, 192)

QB Nate Davis, Ball State (6-2, 218)

RB Rashad Jennings, Liberty (6-1, 232)

WR Brandon Tate, North Carolina (6-1, 195)

TE Cornelius Ingram, Florida (6-4, 245)

TE Travis Beckum, Wisconsin (6-3, 237)

OT Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma (6-8, 332)

OG Trevor Canfield, Cincinnati (6-5, 305)

OG Tyronne Green, Auburn (6-2, 309)

DT Dorell Scott, Clemson (6-3, 310)

DT Alex Magee, Purdue (6-3, 295)

DT Ricky Jean-Francois, LSU (6-3, 290)

OLB Tyrone McKenzie, South Florida (6-2, 235)

OLB Marcus Freeman, Ohio State (6-1, 238)

ILB Scott McKillop, Pittsburgh (6-1, 240)

CB Victor Harris, Virginia Tech (5-11, 195)

CB Kevin Barnes, Maryland (6-0, 189)

FS Rashad Johnson, Alabama (6-0, 190)

Tier 8 (third-round/fourth-round caliber)

RB Jeremiah Johnson, Oregon (5-9, 208)

RB Andre Brown, N.C. State (6-0 224)

RB Glen Coffee, Alabama (6-0, 209)

WR Mike Thomas, Arizona (5-8 187)

OG Cornelius Lewis, Tennessee State (6-4, 324)

OG Kraig Urbik, Wisconsin (6-6, 323)

C Cecil Newton, Tennessee State (6-2, 295)

DT Corvey Irvin, Georgia (6-3, 289)

OLB Zack Follett, California (6-2, 238)

ILB Frantz Joseph, Florida Atlantic (6-2, 243)

ILB Darry Beckwith, LSU (6-1, 235)

CB Christopher Owens, San Jose State (5-10, 181)

CB Mike Mickens, Cincinnati (5-11, 184)

FS Derek Pegues, Mississippi State (5-10, 195)

FS Darcel McBath, Texas Tech (6-1, 198)

Tier 9 (fourth-round caliber)

QB Graham Harrell, Texas Tech (6-2, 205)

QB Stephen McGee, Texas A&M (6-3, 216)

QB Rhett Bomar, Sam Houston State (6-2, 216)

RB Javon Ringer, Michigan State (5-9, 205)

WR Louis Murphy, Florida (6-3, 203)

WR Mike Wallace, Ole Miss (6-1, 199)

WR Kenny McKinley, South Carolina (6-1, 189)

OT Joel Bell, Furman (6-7, 315)

OG T.J. Lang, Eastern Michigan (6-4, 312)

OG Seth Olsen, Iowa (6-5, 304)

C Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas (6-5, 314)

DE Everette Pedescleaux, Northern Iowa (6-6, 305)

DE Kyle Moore, USC (6-5, 272)

DT Sammie Lee Hill, Stillman (6-4, 331)

DT Vance Walker, Georgia Tech (6-2, 295)

OLB Nic Harris, Oklahoma (6-3, 233)

OLB Victor Butler, Oregon State (6-2 241)

OLB Cody Brown, Connecticut (6-2, 242)

ILB Jasper Brinkley, South Carolina (6-2, 265)

ILB Gerald McRath, Southern Miss (6-3, 220)

CB Keenan Lewis, Oregon State (6-1, 208)

CB Joe Burnett, Central Florida (5-10, 192)

CB Cary Harris, USC (6-0, 187)

FS Brandon Underwood, Cincinnati (6-1, 192)

FS David Bruton, Notre Dame (6-2, 210)

SS Emanuel Cook, South Carolina (5-10, 205)

Tier 10 (impact late-round caliber)

RB Kory Sheets, Purdue (5-11, 203)

RB Devin Moore, Wyoming (5-9, 191)

FB Quinn Johnson, LSU (6-1, 260)

FB Conredge Collins, Pittsburgh (5-11, 232)

FB Tony Fiammetta, Syracuse (6-0, 238)

WR Deon Butler, Penn State (5-11, 168)

WR Quan Cosby, Texas (5-9, 191)

TE Davon Drew, East Carolina (6-4, 258)

C A.Q. Shipley, Penn State (6-1, 297)

C Alex Fletcher, Stanford (6-3, 302)

DE Phillip Hunt, Houston (6-1, 261)

DE Zach Potter, Nebraska (6-7, 279)

DT Myron Pryor, Kentucky (6-0, 310)

DT Roy Miller, Texas (6-1, 310)

OLB Lee Robinson, Alcorn State (6-2, 249)

SS Courtney Greene, Rutgers, (6-1, 211)

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