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The RotoViz Scouting Index: 2017 Version 3

Version three of the RotoViz Scouting Index, which aggregates NFL draft prospect rankings from across the web.

Check the first iteration for a full explanation; find version two here.

Quarterbacks

QB AVE RK SCORE N RSI RK RSI CHG
Deshaun Watson 1.7 59 7 1 0
Mitch Trubisky 2.1 56 7 2 0
DeShone Kizer 2.6 53 7 3 0
Brad Kaaya 4.3 41 6 4 0
Patrick Mahomes 4.5 40 6 5 0
Davis Webb 5.6 28 5 6 0
Jerod Evans 7.6 22 5 7 N/A
C.J. Beathard 8.5 16 4 8 0
Chad Kelly 8.8 16 5 9 -2
Joshua Dobbs 8.5 16 4 10 -1
Seth Russell 10.5 8 4 11 -1
Alek Torgersen 10.8 6 4 12 N/A

Jerod Evans and Alek Torgerson make their debuts. No movement in the top six though. There’s a clear top three with very little separation, then a second tier a good ways back, in terms of total score.

Running Backs

RB AVE RK SCORE N RSI RK RSI CHG
Leonard Fournette 1.6 89 7 1 0
Dalvin Cook 1.9 87 7 2 0
Christian McCaffrey 3.1 78 7 3 0
D’Onta Foreman 5.2 63 6 4 0
Samaje Perine 7.0 51 7 5 0
Wayne Gallman 7.0 47 5 6 0
Joe Mixon 7.4 45 5 7 2
Jeremy McNichols 8.6 43 5 8 -1
Alvin Kamara 7.5 38 4 9 N/A
Corey Clement 9.3 37 4 10 -2
Brian Hill 10.0 34 4 11 N/A
Kareem Hunt 10.0 32 6 12 -2
James Conner 11.5 28 4 13 N/A
Donnel Pumphrey 12.5 24 4 14 -2
Jamaal Williams 11.0 24 4 15 -2
Matthew Dayes 14.5 16 4 16 -2
Curtis Samuel 14.3 12 6 17 -7
Jahad Thomas 16.3 9 4 18 N/A

Alvin Kamara debuts, with a ranking at four of seven sites that make up the RSI. Jordan Hoover put the spotlight on Kamara back in October. He also highlighted RSI debutante Brian Hill. 

Wide Receivers

WR AVE RK SCORE N RSI RK RSI CHG
Mike Williams 1.6 109 7 1 1
Corey Davis 3.1 98 7 2 -1
John Ross 3.3 97 7 3 0
JuJu Smith-Schuster 4.1 91 7 4 0
Cooper Kupp 7.6 67 7 5 1
Dede Westbrook 6.8 66 6 6 -1
Isaiah Ford 8.0 64 7 7 0
Amara Darboh 9.0 52 4 8 1
Malachi Dupre 10.0 48 4 9 N/A
K.D. Cannon 11.0 46 5 10 1
Artavis Scott 10.8 45 4 11 N/A
Stacy Coley 11.6 43 5 12 -4
Noah Brown 10.0 40 4 13 N/A
Taywan Taylor 12.7 36 6 14 -4
Jehu Chesson 13.8 33 4 15 N/A
Travin Dural 16.3 23 4 16 -4
Ryan Switzer 15.4 22 5 17 -4
Ricky Seals-Jones 15.0 20 4 18 N/A
Fred Ross 17.0 16 5 19 -5
Josh Reynolds 15.5 16 4 20 N/A
Gabe Marks 20.5 6 4 21 N/A

Don’t look now, but John Ross is right there with Corey Davis and JuJu Smith-Schuster. We’ve got the goods on Ross. Jordan Hoover describes him as a “touchdown maker,” while Kyle Pollock sheds light on his overall resume.

Early WR Tiers:

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Tight Ends

TE AVE RK SCORE N RSI RK RSI CHG
O.J. Howard 1.0 59 7 1 0
Bucky Hodges 3.3 43 7 2 2
Evan Engram 3.4 42 7 3 0
Jake Butt 4.7 33 7 4 -2
David Njoku 3.3 32 4 5 N/A
Jordan Leggett 4.9 32 7 5 0
Jeremy Sprinkle 6.7 20 6 7 -1
Gerald Everett 7.8 14 4 8 -1
Michael Roberts 8.3 12 4 9 0
Darrell Daniels 9.0 7 4 10 N/A

David Njoku makes his first appearance here. Note the solid average ranking of 3.3. His RSI ranking is dragged down by virtue of only being ranked at four of seven sites. Curtis Patrick was on to Njoku back in December. As the film scouts work their way through more prospects, we’ll see if any other players pop up (or down).

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