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Russ Lande's Updated Player Rankings

Discussion in 'NFL Draft Forum' started by Da 'Fins, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Da 'Fins

    Da 'Fins Season Ticket Holder Staff Member Club Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Birmingham, AL
    One thing these show is how different scouts can rank players (as well as teams). Who really has a clue how Miami rates these same guys? Could be similar to Lande or completely different. Mayock, for example, has the top DEs down near the 20s. Not in his top 10.


    Not saying that I agree with this. And, I highlighted some players we've discussed - mostly for illustration.

    He has Travis Kelce at 176 (5.4 rating).
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  2. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    He has three hi profile players that I agree with in terms of them being overrated thus far as it relates to where they have been projected and where I have their evaluations.

    Patterson..Shariff Floyd..Ogletree.

    Tavon top 15.. Agreed..


    Jordan and Richardson before Floyd..agreed
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  3. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    Lol, imagine being able to get Eddie lacy with your 3a pick..
  4. Tar Phin

    Tar Phin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    Ryan Nassib at #1 overall? That's a bit surprising.
  5. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Apr 6, 2008
    While there's a few I disagree with (obviously), I agree with many of his rankings on many of the guys we've been talking about here. Specifically, Werner, Austin, Patterson, Jordan, Vacarro, Cyprien, Hopkins and few others.
  6. CANDolphan

    CANDolphan New Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    I had to do a triple take at Nassib #1
  7. alen1

    alen1 New Member

    Dec 16, 2007
    Lande is a great listener.
  8. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

    Nov 22, 2007
    inching to 100k posts
    Hmm, what jumps out at me is only what 7 of the top 32 are skill position offensive players, will that lead to over drafting offensive talent out of position on his rankings?
  9. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    Imagine being able to get Trufant in the late 2nd.
  10. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    I've often said that about Kiper, but considering Lande used to actually work as a college scout in the NFL, and from reading his draft books he used to publish, I believe he uses visual observation by and large to compile his rankings. When he used to publish draft profiles on players he would list the exact games he watched for each player. Of course he could have been lying.
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  11. Bpk

    Bpk Premium Member Luxury Box

    I respect that he seems to have put in a lot of hours.

    Also glad he sees Elam and Swope as low as I do.

    Disagree with some of his stuff, but hey, that's why the draft is fun... And why we can get great players other fools overlook.

    As Mark Twain said, "Here's to the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed."

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