Photo of Steven Means
Drafted By: Buccaneers
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Draft Analysis:

  • 6'3" Height
  • 260LBS. Weight


Means -- who started 43 games for Buffalo -- played defensive end for the Bulls, but translates to outside linebacker in the NFL. A disruptive force as an edge rusher, Means had 6.5 sacks in 2012, 2.5 sacks in 2011, 4.5 sacks in 2010 and a team-high five sacks as a redshirt freshman in 2009.

Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.