Ranking vs. Reality

Oh, those rankings. You see them and wonder just how accurate they are. Of course, we know the only true way to tell that and that's when the player's career is done. But you can get at least some idea by when those players go into the professional league. If they were ranked first, they should be the first one at their position to go in the draft. Right? Well, let's see how Scout did with some of their rankings with this year's crop of draftees.

In 2002 Vince Young was the number one ranked quarterback in the land. Mercedes Lewis was the top tight end. Does that mean Young was the first quarterback taken and Lewis the first tight end? Well, there's only one way to find out. Check out this table we put together as we put Ranking vs. Reality.


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