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The Ascension Grading System (AGS)

What is ​AGS?

  • AGS is a tier-based grading system made up of thorough film review & analysis of key data points to mitigate risk while recognizing a prospect's career potential. 

  • The overarching process is 70% film / 30% analytics.

  • Film grades: 10 factors that make up a prospect's skillset are magnified & graded based around film review. 

  • Analytic grades: At the end of a prospect's collegiate career, key data points are charted.

  • Ascension grade: The compilation of both film & analytic scores giving you a holistic prospect grade. 

Grading scale & bonuses

  • Scale: 1-5 using decimals from half and whole numbers. (2.5, 3.0 etc.)

  • Bonuses: These are applied where a prospect exhibits near-elite or elite abilities/data points

    • (x1.25 & 1.50 bonuses are applied to these traits) 

      • For example, Travis Etienne has a 5/5 grade for 'Acceleration Capabilities,' meaning he has a score of 7.5 after a 1.5x multiplier. 

Grading explanation: (Quarterbacks)

 

Film grading system 

1 | Level one & level two accuracy 

2 | Lever three accuracy 

3 | Boundary accuracy 

4 | Consistent ball placement & touch

5 | Throw velocity

6 | Decision-making under duress

7 | Schematic flexibility 

8 | Long run upside

9 | Creativity & efficiency as a ball carrier 

10 | Improvistational skillset 

 

Analytic grading system 

1 | Experience adjusted passing

2 | Yards per attempt

3 | Rushing touchdown probability (per game started)

4 | College QBR

5 | TD:INT Ratio

Grading explanation: (Running backs)

 

Film grading system 

1 | Movement toolbox

2 | Skillset as a receiver 

3 | Anticipatory qualities 

4 | Top-end speed

5 | Acceleration capabilities 

6 | Through contact skill set & Balance post-contact 

7 | Non-linear athletic qualities & Movement economy 

8 | Scheme versatility 

9 | Success in short areas 

10 | Ability to manipulate defenders at the 2nd level (lane creation & open field engagements) 

 

Analytic grading system 

1 | Experience adjusted production 

2 | College dominator 

3 | Historical production as a rusher 

4 | High usage percentage

5 | Receiving production & workload 

Grading explanation: (Wide Receivers)

Film grading system 

1 | Release variation & separation quickness 

2 | Through break transition efficiency (in & out of breaks) 

3 | Top-end speed 

4 | Acceleration capabilities 

5 | Consistency in contested catch situations & catch concentration  

6 | In-air athleticism 

7 | Yards created post-catch 

8 | Physicality 

9 | Positional versatility (X, Z, Slot, etc) 

10 | Three-level effectiveness 

 

Analytic grading system  

 

1 | Experience adjusted production 

2 | College dominator 

3 | Historical production 

4 | Receiving yards per team passing attempt 

5 | Career yards per reception 

Grading explanation: (Tight Ends)

Film grading system 

1 | Red-zone presence (low & high Red-zone activity)

2 | Through break transition efficiency (in & out of breaks) 

3 | Play speed 

4 | Capabilities as a traditional receiver 

5 | Consistency in contested catch situations & catch concentration  

6 | In-air athleticism 

7 | Yards created post-catch 

8 | Physicality & willingness as a blocker

9 | Catch radius

10 | Three-level effectiveness 

 

Analytic grading system  

 

1 | Experience adjusted production 

2 | College dominator 

3 | Touchdown market share

4 | Peak season receiving yards

5 | Career yards per reception 

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