This is entirely based on my personal opinion, but I would love to hear how others would grade these players. Grade meanings A+ All pro level player A Pro Bowl level player A- Maybe pro bowl B+ Very good starter/elite role player B Good starter/very good role player B- Okay starter/good role player or back up C+ average starter/okay role player C Starter with weaknesses but some also good areas/average role player C- Bad starter/Okay back up D (degrees of bad) F Not an NFL level player. QB Brady A- Hasn't had the best year but considering what he is working with he is still playing like a top 5 QB. The struggles when things get very congested continue though and he has had a number of unforced misses. I went back and forth between A and A- WR Edelman A- Too many drops to give him a higher rating. Playing at a high level. Dorsett B- The step up in opposition (#2 and #3 CBs) hasn't slowed him down. That being said he isn't able to create much after catch. Meyers C Has been solid enough with his routes and dependable hands. He can play as a depth WR at this level against #3 CBs. Gordon N/A RB White B+ Mr. consistent. The only thing he lacks is the ability to touch the ball 25 times every game. Michel C+ He hasn't run as well this year and last year. His inability to catch is annoying. Still, he isn't as bad as his stats say. Bolden B- Bolden has been better than Michel this year. He can do a bit of everything and has done it well for the Pats. Burkhead C+ Has really slowed down since his injury but he's been a good option when he has played. TE Izzo C- He can catch okay, but for a who can't block it isn't good enough IMO Watson N/A Needs more games. OL Newhouse D- Everyone's favorite whipping boy. As bad as he has been I don't think he deserves an F. Thuney A- The best offensive player to this point for the Pats besides maybe Brady. Karras C No one seems to mention those high slow snaps anymore. He can't run block but he hasn't allowed much pressure up the middle. Mason C+ A bad year for him in the run game. He's still pass blocking well enough though. Cannon C Was having a C- year before the Browns game. He did well there considering. DL Shelton B+ His inability to get pressure has to be held against him but he has been an absolute monster in the run game and has done his job well. Guy B Not as impactful as last year but still doing well in his role. Butler B He fits this style and system so perfectly. It has inflated his stats and impact a bit, but he has improved on top of that IMO. EDGE Simon C+ He has held the edge very well but not a ton of pass rush Winovich B A great pass rush specialist. I don't recall many plays of him holding the edge but I imagine he must have a few times and I don't recall any bad snaps in those situations. Calhoun C Has been mostly invisible. That is good and bad. No bad plays but no good plays really. Wise C+ Has really come on the last few weeks and become a good rotational player. Finding a way to fit hit skill set into this D. Bennett N/A LB Van Noy A- He has been their best and most consistent LB this year. Able to both make plays and do the dirty set up work. Collins A- While his stats and splash plays jump off at you when it comes to the non-splash plays, while improved since his last stint here he still could use some work. Hightower B+ He does a lot of things really well and is maybe having his best year. That being said weaknesses in his game have simply not been exploited yet. Bentley B- He has been very solid in relief duty but is not one of their play makers. Looks like a low end starting level player. Which is great for a back up. CB Gilmore A+ Nuff said. J. Jones A He has become one of the best slot CBs in the NFL. J. McCourty B+ He has done great but against #2 WRs. That needs to be kept in mind. Jackson B- Jackson is the 'weak link' of this group. He needs to learn to ease up a bit when the game is being called tight. Those penalties he gives up are invisible on his stat sheet but matter in the game. S D. McCourty A+ I can only find 1 or 2 bad plays all year. Chung B Has been very good but not one of their elite DBs Harmon B You barely notice he's on the field at all. That is good, but not very good. Brooks B- I have little to complain about with Brooks, but he rarely makes his own plays and is usually on clean up duty against inferior competition. STs Ghost/Nugent N/A but bad. If I had to grade.... Gost C- Nugent F Bailey A One of the best punters in the NFL already. He had a few hiccups though. Cardona A- No screw ups really or pressure allowed. All you can ask. Slater A+ Still an all pro. Gunner B Some good returns but nothing amazing.