A common way that football coaches evaluate their players is through a grading system. When I played, every player received a packet with his grade in it when we arrived to watch film the day after a game.
Every play that I participated in, my receiver’s coach would grade my performance in each play I participated in—physically (Did I run a crisp route? Did I stalk block well?) as well as mentally (Did I read the coverage correctly? Did I run the correct route?).
The following are my grades for each position group. The scoring model is as follows:
A – Group is solid, intact and in no need of change
B – Strong nucleus but in need of depth
C – One or two good players; in need of playmaker and depth; some youth and inexperience
D – One good player; big fish in a small pond; young inexperienced players
F – No good players; no depth; in need of serious financial attention