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    Skill Position Rankings (06/08/15)

    By John Ewing Director of Research and Analytics @johnewing
    NFL Positional Power Rankings – ranking every player in the NFL by position.



    Our NFL Positional Power Rankings are based on an impact score (0 - 10 scale) for each player. This score is a relative value based on the projections that can put players in context across positions. A score of seven or above can generally outperform a replacement player in the NFL at his position; an eight or above can be expected to start adequately and a player with a rating over nine is a unique, game-changing athlete.

    Why are positional rankings important? These rankings are a key component for our 50,000 simulations. The relative strengths and weakness of the teams have helped PredictionMachine.com go 35-9 (80% ATS) all-time in the NFL Playoffs.

    The first position we rank: offensive skill positions (including quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends). Offensive line, defensive line, linebackers and defensive secondary rankings will be revealed in the coming days.

    For more fun with impact scores check out the NFL Draft Machine.

    Highlights
    • The highest rated players: Aaron Rodgers and Le'Veon Bell (9.5 out of 10).
    • Peyton Manning was the highest rated player last year with a 9.3 out of 10. Manning is now outside the top ten among quarterbacks with an impact score of 8.6 out of 10.
    • There are 14 players that earned impact scores of nine or above (game-changing). There were only ten players last year.
    • Running backs aren't dead yet. This spring two ball carriers went in the first round of the draft for the first time since 2012 and five backs have impact scores of nine or higher, the most of any position.
    • The highest rated receiver: Odell Beckham Jr. (9.2 out of 10). Don't expect a sophomore slump for the young Giants' receiver.
    • The highest rated tight end: Rob Gronkowski (9.3 out of 10). Last year Gronk had the same score (8.8) as Jimmy Graham. Entering the 2015 season, the Seahawks new tight end has an impact score of 8.7 out of 10.
    • The highest rated rookie skill position player – Melvin Gordon and Amari Cooper (8.8 out of 10).
    • Only 55 percent of the players ranked (124 out of 224) earned a ranking of eight or above – expected to start adequately.
    • Seven of the top ten highest ranked skill position units also have a player under center that ranks in the top ten at quarterback.
    • Drew Brees is in quarterback jail. The Saints play caller ranks No. 2 among quarterbacks but has the fewest weapons around him – New Orleans ranks 15th in offensive skill position.

    Skill Position Power Rankings

    Team Average Skill Position Ranking
    Green Bay Packers 8.51
    Pittsburgh Steelers 8.51
    Denver Broncos 8.50
    Indianapolis Colts 8.38
    Seattle Seahawks 8.34
    San Diego Chargers 8.25
    Philadelphia Eagles 8.25
    New England Patriots 8.23
    Kansas City Chiefs 8.21
    Dallas Cowboys 8.18
    Carolina Panthers 8.15
    Minnesota Vikings 8.15
    Atlanta Falcons 8.15
    Miami Dolphins 8.14
    New Orleans Saints 8.10
    St. Louis Rams 8.09
    New York Giants 8.07
    Detroit Lions 8.05
    Chicago Bears 8.02
    Cincinnati Bengals 8.01
    San Francisco 49ers 7.98
    Baltimore Ravens 7.94
    Tennessee Titans 7.92
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7.89
    Houston Texans 7.86
    Washington Redskins 7.85
    Buffalo Bills 7.81
    Arizona Cardinals 7.77
    Oakland Raiders 7.76
    New York Jets 7.72
    Cleveland Browns 7.51
    Jacksonville Jaguars 7.50

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