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Thursday, March 20, 2003
Updated: April 23, 4:25 PM ET
2003 Top 100

Pro Football Weekly

A look at Pro Football Weekly's ratings of the top 100 prospects for the 2003 NFL Draft on April 26-27. For an explanation of PFW's grading scale, see the bottom of the page:

Rank, Player College Ht. Wt. Speed Grade Note
1. QB -- Carson Palmer USC 6-5 232 4.62 6.60
2. WR -- Charles Rogers Michigan State 6-2 200 4.28 6.59 Jr.r
3. WR -- Andre Johnson Miami (Fla.) 6-2 230 4.3 6.56 Jr.
4. DE -- Terrell Suggs Arizona State 6-3 262 4.77 6.55 Jr., OLB
5. CB -- Terence Newman Kansas State 5-10 189 4.75 6.55 Age, RS
6. QB -- Byron Leftwich Marshall 6-5 241 4.9e 6.50 X
7. DT -- Dewayne Robertson Kentucky 6-1 317 4.86e 6.47 Jr.
8. OT -- Jordan Gross Utah 6-5 300 5.02 6.45
9. CB -- Marcus Trufant Washington State 5-11 199 4.44 6.45
10. DT -- Jimmy Kennedy Penn State 6-4 322 5.2e 6.45
11. QB -- Kyle Boller California 6-3 234 4.59 6.40
12. DE -- Jerome McDougle Miami (Fla.) 6-2 264 4.65 6.40
13. OT/OG -- Eric Steinbach Iowa 6-6 297 4.93e 6.40 OT
14. DT -- Kevin Williams Oklahoma State 6-5 304 4.84 6.40
15. DT -- William Joseph Miami (Fla.) 6-5 308 5.12 6.39
16. OT -- Kwame Harris Stanford 6-7 310 5.21 6.30 Jr.
17. DE -- Chris Kelsay Nebraska 6-4 273 4.72 6.20
18. DE -- Michael Haynes Penn State 6-3 281 4.88 6.20 Jr.
19. ILB -- E.J. Henderson Maryland 6-1 245 4.85e 6.20 X
20. OLB -- Boss Bailey Georgia 6-3 233 4.38 6.20 S
21. DT -- Johnathan Sullivan Georgia 6-3 313 5.04 6.20 Jr.
22. RB -- Larry Johnson Penn State 6-1 228 4.6e 6.15
23. CB -- Andre Woolfolk Oklahoma 6-1 197 4.46 6.10 WR
24. DE -- Kenny Peterson Ohio State 6-3 298 4.8e 6.10
25. QB -- Rex Grossman Florida 6-1 217 4.92 6.10 Jr.
26. RB -- Lee Suggs Virginia Tech 6-0 202 4.55e 6.10 X
27. QB -- Chris Simms Texas 6-4 220 4.82 6.05
28. RB -- Willis McGahee Miami (Fla.) 6-0 223 4.40e 6.05 So., XX
29. S -- Troy Polamalu USC 5-10 206 4.38 6.01
30. OT -- Wayne Hunter Hawaii 6-6 303 5.12 6.00
31. ILB -- Terry Pierce Kansas State 6-1 251 4.77 6.00 Jr.
32. OG -- Vince Manuwai Hawaii 6-2 304 5.14 6.00 C
33. MLB -- Gerald Hayes Pittsburgh 6-1 238 4.75 6.00
34. WR -- Kelley Washington Tennessee 6-2 215 4.41 6.0 Jr., X
35. S -- Mike Doss Ohio State 5-10 207 4.47 6.00
36. WR -- Taylor Jacobs Florida 6-0 205 4.37 6.00
37. OT -- George Foster Georgia 6-5 338 5.25 6.10 X
38. DE -- Tyler Brayton Colorado 6-6 277 4.75 6.00
39. C -- Jeff Faine Notre Dame 6-3 303 4.9 6.00 Jr.
40. TE -- Jason Witten Tennessee 6-6 264 4.69 6.00 Jr.
41. WR -- Bryant Johnson Penn State 6-2 214 4.37 5.90
42. RB -- Chris Brown Colorado 6-3 217 4.52 5.90 Jr.
43. TE -- Dallas Clark Iowa 6-3 256 4.61 5.90 Jr.
44. RB -- Onterrio Smith Oregon 5-10 220 4.45e 5.90 Jr., X
45. DE -- Dewayne White Louisville 6-2 273 4.74 5.90 Jr.
46. OG -- Montrae Holland Florida State 6-1 326 5.19 5.85
47. CB -- Dennis Weathersby Oregon State 6-1 204 4.38 5.80
48. RB -- Musa Smith Georgia 6-1 231 4.45 5.80 Jr.
49. OG -- Derrick Dockery Texas 6-6 347 5.50 5.80
50. DT -- Rien Long Washington State 6-6 302 5.04 5.90 Jr.
51. CB -- Eugene Wilson Illinois 5-11 192 4.46 5.70 RS
52. S -- Ken Hamlin Arkansas 6-2 209 4.55 5.70 Jr.
53. TE -- Bennie Joppru Michigan 6-4 272 4.78 5.69
54. OT -- Brett Williams Florida State 6-5 321 5.26 5.65 X
55. WR -- Anquan Boldin Florida State 6-1 211 4.62 5.61 Jr., X
56. DT -- Ty Warren Texas A&M 6-4 307 5.11 5.60 X
57. C -- Al Johnson Wisconsin 6-4 305 5.15 5.60
58. CB -- Sammy Davis Texas A&M 6-0 186 4.46 5.60
59. S -- Terrence Holt North Carolina State 6-2 208 4.67 5.60
60. OT -- Jon Stinchcomb Georgia 6-5 302 5.06 5.60 OG
61. C -- Bruce Nelson Iowa 6-5 301 5.2 5.60 OG, X
62. DE -- Shurron Pierson South Florida 6-2 244 4.56 5.60 OLB
63. OLB -- Nick Barnett Oregon State 6-2 236 4.66 5.60 S
64. DE -- Antwan Peek Cincinnati 6-3 246 4.66 5.55 OLB
65. CB -- Rashean Mathis Bethune-Cookman 6-0 202 4.41 5.51
66. RB -- Justin Fargas USC 6-1 219 4.35 5.50 X
67. CB -- Kevin Garrett Southern Methodist 6-0 194 4.32 5.50
68. OG -- Torrin Tucker Southern Mississippi 6-5 328 5.38 5.50
69. C -- Dan Koppen Boston College 6-3 297 5.26 5.50 Jr.
70. QB -- Dave Ragone Louisville 6-4 249 5.04 5.50
71. WR -- Brandon Lloyd Illinois 6-0 188 4.54 5.50 Jr.
72. DE -- Cory Redding Texas 6-3 274 4.88 5.50
73. DE -- Kindal Moorehead Alabama 6-2 283 4.96 5.50
74. OT -- Tony Pashos Illinois 6-6 342 5.46 5.50
75. WR -- Tyrone Calico Middle Tennessee State 6-4 223 4.27 5.45
76. DT -- Nick Eason Clemson 6-3 298 5.02 5.45 X
77. WR -- Talman Gardner Florida State 6-1 209 4.38 5.45
78. DT -- Kenny King Alabama 6-3 281 4.93 5.45 X
79. CB -- Drayton Florence Tuskegee 6-0 198 4.44 5.41
80. DE -- Clint Mitchell Florida 6-7 257 4.93 5.40
81. FB -- Ovie Mughelli Wake Forest 6-1 255 4.84 5.40
82. WR -- Kareem Kelly USC 6-0 186 4.37 5.40 WR-RS
83. DT -- Ian Scott Florida 6-3 312 5.12 5.40 Jr.
84. WR -- Sam Aiken North Carolina 6-2 209 4.50 5.40 X
85. DE -- Alonzo Jackson Florida State 6-4 266 4.69 5.40
86. OLB -- Victor Hobson Michigan 6-1 252 4.61 5.40
87. DE -- Tully Banta-Cain California 6-2 264 4.81 5.40
88. S -- Julian Battle Tennessee 6-2 205 4.46 5.40 CB
89. OLB -- Bradie James LSU 6-2 242 4.65 5.40 ILB
90. LB -- Clifton Smith Syracuse 6-2 253 4.86 5.40 Jr.
91. OLB -- William Grant Ohio State 6-0 230 4.49 5.40 Jr.
92. RB -- Cecil Sapp Colorado State 5-10 226 4.50 5.39 X
93. OT -- Ben Johnson Wisconsin 6-7 329 5.36 5.39
94. C -- Wayne Lucier Colorado 6-4 301 5.15 5.38
95. WR -- Teyo Johnson Stanford 6-5 247 4.68 5.38 Jr., TE-H-back
96. WR -- Shaun McDonald Arizona State 5-9 175 4.46 5.37 Jr.
97. WR -- Justin Gage Missouri 6-4 217 4.46 5.37
98. DE -- Calvin Pace Wake Forest 6-4 269 4.75 5.37 X
99. WR -- Nate Burleson Nevada-Reno 6-1 197 4.46 5.36
100. RB -- Artose Pinner Kentucky 5-10 229 4.60e 5.36 X

E - Height, weight and speed are estimated.
e - Only the 40-yard-dash time is estimated.

On all positions, 40-yard-dash times are curved to take conditions into account. For instance, a 4.4 40 on a very fast rubber track would be recorded as a 4.52, while a 4.6 on slow grass would be logged as a 4.5.


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Grade Scale For NFL Prospects
8.00 - 9.00: Franchise player. (Any quarterback who grades over 7.50 is considered a potential franchise player.)
7.50 - 7.99: Future All-Pro.
7.00 - 7.49: Should become a Pro Bowl-caliber player.
6.50 - 6.99: Has a chance to become a Pro Bowl-caliber player and, in the case of a quarterback, will probably be a high first-round pick because of the need for quarterbacks.
6.00 - 6.49: Should become a quality NFL player.
5.50 - 5.99: Has a chance to become a quality NFL player.
5.10 - 5.49: Has a better-than-average chance to make an NFL roster.
5.01 - 5.09: Has a slightly better than 50-50 chance to make a roster or practice squad.
5.00: Has a 50-50 chance to make a roster or practice squad.
4.75 - 4.99: Should be in an NFL training camp.
4.00 - 4.74: Has a chance to be in an NFL training camp.

Grade-To-Round Conversion Scale For This Draft
6.00 or above: First round.
5.50 - 5.99: Second round.
5.37 - 5.49: Third round.
5.30 - 5.36: Fourth round.
5.25 - 5.29: Fifth round.
5.10 - 5.24: Better-than-even chance to be drafted in sixth or seventh round.

Key to symbols in notes column of player rankings
Age: Player is overaged.
Athlete: Player has the athletic ability to play multiple positions and could be drafted higher because of it.
BB: Pro baseball player who is entering the draft.
H: Likely will be drafted higher than ranking.
Jr.: Player is entering the draft as a junior (So. for sophomore).
L: Likely will be drafted lower than ranking.
MI: More information needed to accurately grade player.
RB: Can also play running back (S for safety, RS for return specialist, LS for long-snapper, ST for special-teamer, etc.).
RS-5.0: Player has separate grade of 5.0 as a return specialist (applies to other position abbreviations, too).
X: Past or current injury could have an impact on where this player is drafted, according to at least one source. Due to the confidentiality of medical records, we cannot confirm or deny whether the injury problem is still a concern.
XX: Very serious injury concern.

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