2021 NFL DRAFT TEAM GRADES
College Football Today & ESPN Plus 2021 NFL Draft team grades are calculated by where a 2021 NFL Draft prospect was placed on the 2021 NFL Mock Draft 4.0, while factoring in where each 2021 NFL Draft prospect was ranked on the College Football Today RokFin 2021 NFL Draft prospect rankings. The sheet below also features where each 2021 NFL Draft first round pick was ranked on the 247 Composite nationally and also by position upon graduating high school. 2021 NFL Draft 1st RD picks had a average 247 Sports composite star rating of 3.65 coming out of HS, a 27.81 average position ranking & an astounding 468.25 national recruit ranking average. Read more below after checking out this year's 2021 NFL Draft picks in the first three rounds, while comparing the College Football Today & ESPN Plus 2021 NFL Mock Draft 4.0 and 247 recruit rankings.
2021 NFL DRAFT PICK GRADES
2021 NFL Draft pick grades started to formulate while I was sitting alongside many top NFL front office executives at the 2017 NFL Reese's Senior Bowl & were able to help evolve my top football recruit scouting process, aka the Scout Trout Elite Prospect and/or S.T.E.P ratings. This complex formula was generated by building a dynamic programming algorithm that was capable of remembering past results and outcomes, throughout the history of the rapidly evolving American football scouting process. There are millions of positive & negative variables that can play out throughout the course of a prospect or top football recruits career, which can either radically enhance or rapidly erode a prospects overall stock. This required the creation of an optimal substructure, that contained the best solutions for hundreds of sub-problems that exist in the football scouting & recruiting process, which could also utilize an overlapping sub-problems equation to store the outcomes of those positive and/or negative outcomes to those solutions. The 2021 NFL Draft scouting process was a true test to see if these new additions to the algorithmic formulas would succeed at the pro level, while I also learned how to better myself as the world's top American football scout. Given the circumstances surrounding the 2020-2021 Covid-19 ridden college football season and with the 2021 NFL Combine being cancelled, my 6th year of NFL Draft scouting was conducted solely by using the NFL Draft S.T.E.P ratings algorithmic formulas. The 2021 NFL Mock Draft's were formed in more of a 2021 NFL Draft Big Board, while also obtaining direct insider information from the top NFL front office executives in the NFL Today.
2021 NFL PROSPECT RANKINGS
After compiling the College Football Today 2021 NFL Draft prospect rankings, I started to formulate a 2021 NFL Draft QB composite prospect rankings algorithm that calculates ratings using the top 10 NFL Draft prospect rankings indexed by Google. I will be releasing those results in the my next NFL Draft article, but I got to see the wide array of opinions on nearly 400 NFL Draft prospects by "top NFL Draft experts" and mostly all of them were incorrect after the first ten NFL Draft picks. There are thousands of different offensive & defensive football philosophies that exist in the NFL & collegiate game, which is why the 2021 NFL Mock Draft 4.0 was slightly different than my actual NFL Draft prospect rankings. I believe Trevor Lawrence is the best fit for a high octane Urban Meyer spread offense and was the best overall conventional "Pro-Style" QB in this year's NFL Draft class, but out of the the top 3, I believe he will need the most development before taking the field. He has everything you look for in a top flight franchise quarterback and if the College Football Today Freshmen of The Year ends up being a bust, the responsibility will fall on the shoulders of the Jaguars coaching staff. As far as a GM's philosophy in selecting players in the NFL Draft, I am not searching high & low for projects that might pan out down the road, I want a guy that is capable of coming in and winning now and I believe Wilson & Fields possess the dynamics to single handily take over a football game.
2021 NFL QB PROSPECT RANKINGS
The College Football Today & ESPN Plus Final April 13th, 2021 NFL QB prospect rankings & 2021 NFL Draft QB prospect 1-3 RD draft selections can be found below.
1. Justin Fields - Chicago (11th)
2. Zach Wilson - NY Jets (2nd)
3. Trevor Lawrence - Jacksonville (1st)
4. Mac Jones - New England (15th)
5. Trey Lance - San Francisco (3rd)
6. Kyle Trask - Tampa Bay (64th)
7. Kellen Mond - Minnesota (66th)
9. Davis Mills - Houston (67th)
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QB STEP ALGORITHMIC SEQUENCE
Learn how the QB STEP algorithmic sequence is used to rank to QB prospects & recruits globally for top NFL executives. Each of the 11 top 2021 NFL QB prospects S.T.E.P rating algorithmic equations are scored on a scale of .01 to 10.00 and divided by 11 to formulate each top 2021 NFL Draft QB prospects 2021 NFL Draft S.T.E.P rating.
= 2021 NFL DRAFT QB RATING
Throwing Mechanics (TM) - How technically sound top 2021 NFL Draft QB delivers the football from the pocket. (TM) is formulated through the two sub-algorithmic 2021 NFL Draft QB variables below and by gauging how quickly 2021 NFL Draft QB prospect is able to catch & release the football accurately to it's intended destination. (.01-10.00)
Footwork & Mobility (FM) - Top 2021 NFL QB prospects initial 3, 5, 7 drop steps or sprint out of the pocket. Does top 2021 NFL Draft QB prospect demonstrate quick & efficient footwork that contributes to a solid foundation to generate maximum velocity, upon entering into the (BWT) Body Weight Transitioning phase of the top 2021 NFL QB prospect S.T.E.P sub-algorithmic formula?
(TM S.T.E.P sub-algorithmic QB variable)
Body Weight Transitioning (BWT) - Top 2021 NFL Draft QB prospects base, core engagement and arm angle are aligned to deliver the football in a kinetically synchronized motion, while working in unison to create maximum torque upon release of the football. (.01-10.00)
(TM S.T.E.P sub-algorithmic QB variable)
Dart Precision (DP) - How quickly and accurately top 2021 NFL Draft QB prospects can get the rid of the football from the pocket. Does top 2021 NFL Draft QB prospect consistently hit his designated receiving targets in stride, while also being able to direct his intended target to the open part of the field, if needed? (.01-10.00)
Timing & Catch-Ability (TC) - Does top 2021 NFL Draft QB prospect demonstrate continuity with his intended receiving targets and is the football delivered in a favorable position for receiver to quickly turn up the field? When operating out of a quick catch & release college style offensive system, does the flight path of the football facilitate putting your intended target in an advantageous position to produce yards after the catch? (0.01-10.00)
(DP S.T.E.P sub-algorithmic QB equation)
Elite Arm Talent (EAT) - Can top 2021 NFL Draft QB prospect make next level throws that require elite arm strength, as well as demonstrate the ability to throw his receiving target open on deep balls and timing route concepts? If needed, can top 2021 NFL Draft QB prospect knife and/or rip the football into inexplicably tightly knit creases in the defense? Does top 2021 NFL Draft QB prospect deliver touch passes over the top of the defense with precision and give his receiver an advantageous opportunity to locate the football to make a high pointing (HP) reception? (0.01-10.00)
Air Mail (AM) - The overall arm strength of top 2021 NFL Draft QB prospect and the ability to hurl the deep ball with either loft, or on a rope into tightly knit creases in the imaginary defense.
(EAT S.T.E.P sub-algorithmic QB variable)
Pocket Presence (PP) - Can top 2021 NFL Draft QB prospect step up in the pocket under duress and make accurate throws downfield? Can he evade a collapsing pocket and still create positive or game-changing plays down field? (0.01-10.00)
Information Processing (IP) - How quickly top 2021 NFL Draft QB prospect can work through a 1- 5 progression, while reading the defense and delivering the football to the proper location. Does top 2021 NFL Draft QB prospect display the characteristics needed to manipulate the defense out of position to create an open receiving target down the field? (0.01-10.00)
Consistent Leadership (CL) - Consistent leadership & production has been developed over the years through victories, eye-popping statistics and impeccable timing with receiving targets. Top 2021 NFL Draft QB prospect is highly regarded as a Student-Athlete by coaching staff, community, teammates and peers. (0.01-10.00)
Throw Velocity (TV) - The rate of speed football travels from top 2021 QB prospects pass release to the intended receiving target, while also accounting for final result of pass location. (0.01-10.00)
TOP FB RECRUIT RANKINGS
New top 2022, 2023, 2024 & 2025 FB recruit rankings are being released all week with top football recruit & 2021 NFL Draft pick S.T.E.P Bro comparisons! You may think some are a reach now, but many rising football recruits have many S.T.E.P algorithmic sequences that will trend fruitfully in their favor in the world of College Football Today. Visit the Scout Trout home page and use the slider to scout & recruit hundreds of the best HS football players in the world by clicking HERE! I will be updating FB recruiting profiles and adding more notes for the release of the new NFL Draft & top FB recruit scouting reports all weekend. If you need to update your recruiting profile, please fill out a new S.T.E.P ratings form by clicking HERE or create a new scouting profile by clicking the Scout Trout Alumni graphic below!
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