Mayock does a good job for NFL.com of rating the players as to how he projects them to do in the NFL.

Years are different. One year can have many players projected to be starters vs. another with a top heavy few but no depth.

GM's look at the ratings more than the rank when deciding how to approach the draft, trades downs and ups and free agency.

The top five categories of grades for Mayock this year are:

1. Future All Pro
2. Pro Bowl Caliber
3. Chance to Become a Pro Bowler
4. Should Become and Instant Starter
5. Chance to Become a Starter

Here is the total breakdown by category:

Future All Pro = 1 (Clowney)
Pro Bowl Caliber = 1 (Watkins)
Chance to Become a Pro Bowler = 5 (Robinson, Mack, Matthews, Barr, Mosley)
Should Become and Instant Starter = 16
Chance to Become a Starter = 50
Total Starter Types = 73

Depth By Position (Numbers following position is in order the # in categories 1 thru 5)

WR (11) - 0,1,0,3,7
OT (10) - 0,0,2,1,7
DT (8) - 0,0,0,1,7
CB (7) - 0,0,0,2,5
OLB (6) - 0,0,2,1,3
RB (6) - 0,0,0,1,5
DE (5) - 1,0,0,2,2
QB (5) - 0,0,0,2,3
TE (4) - 0,0,0,1,3
FS (3) - 0,0,0,2,1
ILB (3) - 0,0,1,0,2
OG (3) - 0,0,0,0,3
OC (2) - 0,0,0,0,2


This year's depth matches up well with our needs. We should get some value in PON.

Remember all the talk about this year's QB class? 2 instant starters and 3 potential starters. Big deal.


You never know. Just take it one year at a time.