Tunsil is highest-rated player going into Combine

The NFL at its own website has very extensive player profiles of draft prospects and assigns them all a grade on a 10-point scale.

Here’s the breakdown of the grading scale:

9.0-10.0 – Once in a lifetime player.

8.0-9.0 – Perennial All-Pro.

7.50-7.99 – Future All-Pro.

7.00-7.49 – Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability.

6.50-6.99 – Good NFL starter with Pro Bowl Potential.

6.00-6.49 – Chance to become a good NFL starter.

5.70-5.99 – Could become early NFL starter.

5.30-5.69 – Backup or eventual starter.

5.15-5.29 – Developmental prospect or special teams potential.

5.01-5.14 – Back end of the roster.

5.00 – Fifty-Fifty chance of making an NFL roster.


Heading into the combine Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil is the highest-rated player at 7.7.

Only five players have a grade of at least 7.0. Joining Tunsil in the 7-plus category are Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott at 7.2, Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner at 7.3, Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith at 7.1 and UCLA linebacker Myles Jack at 7.5.

The second-highest rated offensive lineman is Notre Dame tackle Ronnie Stanley at 6.7.

There are 11 other Ole Miss and MSU players here this week. Here are their grades:

Ole Miss

DT Robert Nkemdiche – 6.3

WR Laquon Treadwell – 6.2

ILB C.J. Johnson – 5.2

OT Fahn Cooper – 5.0

WR  Cody Core – 4.9



CB Will Redmond – 6.3

DT Chris Jones – 6.2

WR De’Runnya Wilson – 5.4

QB Dak Prescott – 5.3

OLB Beniquez Brown – 5.2

CB Taveze Calhoun – 4.9





Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • JB

    Back in years past I was an avid Ole Miss Rebel fan would rush off to the News stand for a copy of Smith and Street Pro football magazine to see w many Rebels were on the Pro team rosters- don’t need to o that anymore with modern days of PCs. in those day Ole miss always had one or two All Americans and ma others waiting for their call to the pro’s It seem as though Ole Miss was a training school for the New York Giants – sorry folk I was just daydreaming once again. wishing good luck and safe sailing to Larry Tunsil on journey in the pros.a much different place than on the college playing fields

  • JB

    Hay who is taking care of the farm here today? have you not hear about Ole Miss win over the nations #2 college baseball team louisville yesterday in Oxford Rebels 6 Cardibals 5:: Ole Miss remained undefeated on the 2016 season as the Rebels (5-0)
    took down No. 2 Louisville, 6-5, in the first game of the weekend series
    at Swayze Field. The Rebels used a four-run fourth inning off
    Louisville ace Kyle Funkhouser (1-1) to hand the Cardinals (4-1) their
    first setback of the year.

    Redshirt-junior Brady Bramlett (2-0) earned the victory on the mound,
    striking out eight and limiting the high-powered Louisville offense to
    three runs in five innings. Coming into the contest, the Cardinals were
    averaging over 14 runs per game. Bramlett picked up his second win of
    the season before junior Wyatt Short (2) added his second save of 2016.
    Short’s save brings his career saves to 15, placing him one away from
    tying Jake Morgan for fifth on the Ole Miss all-time list.

  • Farm Hand

    Sat. 27 Feb 2016 . Louisville pitcher Brandan McKay pitched a complete 3 hit ,9 inning shut out game against the home standing team, Oie Miss Rebels – the win evened up the 3 game series with the deciding game schedule for tomorrow afternoon. Score 4-0 Rebels committed 3 errors..

  • Farm Hand

    In today’s game Ole Miss completed the win for the series against the #2 Louisville Cardinals by a score of 4-2. Rebels should move up in this weeks polls. I cannot see the Louisville team ranked #2. watched the #1 Gators play the #6 Miami Hurricanes this week end and i think the Hurricanes to be a much better team than Louisville. In this weekend winning success I don’t see the Rebels breaking into the top ten. ratings.

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