2011 NFL Draft prep under way with release of National’s grades

While most of NFL nation is gearing up for the start of training camps at the end of the month, the scouting process for next April’s draft is already in full swing. Grades for more than 1,400 draft eligible college seniors recently were sent to league franchises by National, the predominant scouting organization in the NFL.

Grades range as high as 9.0, which represents a potential superstar, to as low as 1.0, given to a player whose football career will likely finish in college. Only on rare occasions are players handed grades of 8.0 or higher. Top-rated players usually receive a grade of 7.0 or higher, which translates into a possible first round pick. Grades of 6.0 or higher represents a prospect with the potential to be a top seventy-five selection in the following year’s draft.

Here are the top 25 NFL prospects from the senior class as graded by National.