Historical Scouting Reports

Updated: May 15, 2016

This project was started as a way to quantify the film study that my colleagues and I have done over the years. The players evaluated have been retired for at least 25 years and have have come up in discussions for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Players are strictly graded on game film. No outside factors are involved (personality, charity work, etc.)

Players are divided into two categories: One-Way Players and Two-Way Players. This division is based on the type of player they were the bulk of their career.

This is an ever-evolving project. As we progress, reports will be updated and new reports will be added.

Scouts: Ken Crippen, Matt Reaser, Nick Webster


Grading Scale

Class Grade Description
Hall of Fame 9.0 Rare
8.5 Exceptional to Rare
8.0 Exceptional
Hall of Very Good 7.5 Very Good to Exceptional
7.0 Very Good
6.5 Good to Very Good
Other 6.0 Good
5.5 Above Average to Good
5.0 Above Average
4.5 Average to Above Average



One-Way Players

Name Position HOF Grade Games Updated Teams
Robinson, Johnny DB No 8.0 7 3/5/2016 1960-62 Dallas Texans, 1963-71 Kansas City Chiefs
Hill, Winston LT/RT No 7.9 5 1/23/2015 1963-76 New York Jets, 1977 Los Angeles Rams
Smith, Jim Ray LG/RG No 7.9 3 2/25/2016 1956-62 Cleveland Browns, 1963-64 Dallas Cowboys
Skoronski, Bob LT No 7.8 32 3/20/2016 1956 and 1959-68 Green Bay Packers
Kramer, Jerry RG No 7.8 30 3/19/2016 1958-68 Green Bay Packers
Tingelhoff, Mick C Yes 7.8 26 1/15/2015 1962-78 Minnesota Vikings
Lipscomb, Big Daddy DT No 7.8 13 3/13/2016 1953-55 Los Angeles Rams, 1956-60 Baltimore Colts, 1961-62 Pittsburgh Steelers
Karras, Alex DT No 7.8 11 3/13/2016 1958-62 and 1964-70 Detroit Lions
Shofner, Del SE/FL/LE No 7.8 8 3/7/2016 1957-60 Los Angeles Rams, 1961-67 New York Giants
Boyd, Bobby DB No 7.7 8 7/19/2014 1960-68 Baltimore Colts
Meador, Eddie DB No 7.7 7 1/26/2015 1959-70 Los Angeles Rams
Wilson, Billy RE/SE/FL No 7.7 7 5/26/2015 1951-60 San Francisco 49ers
Dillon, Bobby DB No 7.7 2 7/19/2014 1952-59 Green Bay Packers
Conerly, Charlie QB No 7.6 9 8/13/2015 1948-61 New York Giants
Curtis, Mike LB No 7.6 7 2/24/2015 1965-75 Baltimore Colts, 1976 Seattle Seahawks, 1977-78 Washington Redskins
Banducci, Bruno RG No 7.5 11 3/21/2016 1944-45 Philadelphia Eagles, 1946-54 San Francisco 49ers
Albert, Frankie QB No 7.5 7 3/14/2016 1946-52 San Francisco 49ers
Fischer, Pat DB No 7.5 5 2/22/2015 1961-67 St. Louis Cardinals, 1968-77 Washington Redskins
Schafrath, Dick LT No 7.5 5 4/15/2015 1959-71 Cleveland Browns
Stanfel, Dick RG/LT Yes 7.4 19 11/8/2015 1952-55 Detroit Lions, 1956-58 Washington Redskins
Sanders, Spec TB No 7.4 3 6/9/2015 1946-48 New York Yankees, 1950 New York Yanks


Two-Way Players

Name Position HOF Grade Games Updated Teams
Hutson, Don LE/RE/SE/DB/LDE Yes 8.2 18 5/15/2016 1935-45 Green Bay Packers
Wistert, Al RT/RG/LG No 8.0 12 2/25/2016 1943 Steagles, 1944-51 Philadelphia Eagles
Dilweg, LaVern LOE/LDE No 8.0 1 10/22/2015 1926 Milwaukee Badgers, 1927-34 Green Bay Packers
Rymkus, Lou RT/LT No 7.9 18 4/4/2015 1943 Washington Redskins, 1946-51 Cleveland Browns
Emerson, Ox LG No 7.9 1 7/21/2014 1931-33 Portsmouth Spartans, 1934-37 Detroit Lions, 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers
Barwegen, Dick LG/RG/DG/LB No 7.8 8 5/25/2015 1947 New York Yankees, 1948-49 Baltimore Colts, 1950-52 Chicago Bears, 1953-54 Baltimore Colts
Millner, Wayne LOE/ROE/SE/LDE Yes 7.5 5 4/4/2016 1936 Boston Redskins, 1937-41 and 1945 Washington Redskins
Hewitt, Bill LOE/SE/LDE Yes 7.5 3 3/27/2016 1932-36 Chicago Bears, 1937-39 and 1943 Philadelphia Eagles