NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 21: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints participates in warmups prior to a game against the Minnesota Vikings at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 21, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Final 2015 Saints Nation player grades

With the season officially over, I’ve included below all the player GPAs for the season in order of best to worst. I will be announcing my player awards for the season soon but before I do that you’ll get a good sense of who will win what based on these final grades. The GPAs were better than last year, especially at the top, but worse at the bottom part of the roster. The end result in another 7-9 season. Of the 29 players that were graded both this year and last, 14 had better grades and 15 were worse. The biggest jumps from 2014 were Kenny Vaccaro (+0.68)Benjamin Watson (+0.52), Drew Brees (+0.40) and Terron Armstead (+0.39). The biggest drop offs from last season were Josh Hill (-0.56), David Hawthorne (-0.47) and Zach Strief (-0.43). To qualify you need a minimum of 4 games graded. I also included 2014 grades for comparison sake.

As a general guideline, I view anything over 3.00 as excellent, anything over 2.70 as very good, anything over 2.50 as good, anything above 2.30 as average, anything above 2.00 as mediocre and anything under 2.00 as bad.

 

Here are the final regular season grades for all graded players:

1. Drew Brees 3.09 in 15 graded games (2.69 was 2014 GPA)

2. Tim Hightower 3.00 in 6 (n/a)

3. Max Unger 2.92 in 16 (n/a)

4. Brandin Cooks 2.90 in 16 (2.70)

5. Terron Armstead 2.90 in 13 (2.51)

6. Willie Snead 2.87 in 15 (n/a)

7. Mark Ingram 2.83 in 12 (2.79)

8. Delvin Breaux 2.81 in 16 (n/a)

9. Dannell Ellerbe 2.78 in 6 (n/a)

10. Kenny Vaccaro 2.77 in 16 (2.09)

11. Cameron Jordan 2.75 in 16 (2.48)

12. Benjamin Watson 2.73 in 16 (2.21)

13. Thomas Morstead 2.69 in 14 (3.00)

14. Kai Forbath 2.67 in 10 (n/a)

15. Stephone Anthony 2.65 in 16 (n/a)

16. Jahri Evans 2.64 in 11 (2.54)

17. John Jenkins 2.60 in 14 (2.56)

18. Andrus Peat 2.56 in 12 (n/a)

19. Damian Swann 2.53 in 7 (n/a)

20. Jamarca Sanford 2.47 in 13 (3.00 nq)

21. Ramon Humber 2.47 in 12 (2.41)

22. Michael Mauti 2.47 in 10 (n/a)

23. Brian Dixon 2.44 in 13 (2.06)

24. Tim Lelito 2.43 in 14 (2.33)

25. Chris Owens 2.42 in 4 (n/a)

26. Bobby Richardson 2.38 in 15 (n/a)

27. Khiry Robinson 2.38 in 8 (2.59)

28. Hau’oli Kikaha 2.31 in 15 (n/a)

29. Marcus Murphy 2.31 in 13 (n/a)

30. Kevin Williams 2.29 in 16 (n/a)

31. Austin Johnson 2.29 in 8 (2.43)

32. Keenan Lewis 2.28 in 6 (2.54)

33. Zach Hocker 2.28 in 6 (n/a)

34. Marques Colston 2.26 in 13 (2.42)

35. Brandon Coleman 2.21 in 16 (n/a)

36. Zach Strief 2.20 in 15 (2.63)

37. Kyle Wilson 2.17 in 14 (n/a)

38. Tyeler Davison 2.15 in 16 (n/a)

39. Jairus Byrd 2.15 in 13 (2.17)

40. Senio Kelemete 2.14 in 12 (2.67 in 1 game)

41. Kasim Edebali 2.11 in 16 (2.13)

42. Michael Hoomanawanui 2.11 in 12 (n/a)

43. David Hawthorne 2.11 in 9 (2.58)

44. Josh Hill 2.06 in 16 (2.61)

45. Obum Gwacham 2.04 in 8 (n/a)

46. C. J. Spiller 2.00 in 13 (n/a)

47. Tavaris Barnes 1.93 in 10 (n/a)

48. Justin Drescher 1.93 in 5 (3.33 nq)

49. Don Jones 1.92 in 4 (n/a)

50. Brandon Browner 1.79 in 16 (n/a)

51. T. J. Graham 1.75 in 4 (n/a)

 

non qualifiers

Akeem Davis 4.00 in 1 (n/a)

Luke McCown 3.55 in 3 (n/a)

Travaris Cadet 2.84 in 2 (2.24)

Mike McGlynn 2.5o in 2 (n/a)

Joe Morgan 2.33 in 1 (2.13)

Seantavius Jones 2.17 in 2 (n/a)

Kenny Phillips 2.00 in 3 (n/a)

Tony Hills 2.0o in 2 (n/a)

Kendall Hunter 2.00 in 1 (n/a)

Jo-Lonn Dunbar 1.89 in 3 (n/a)

James Anderson 1.67 in 3 (n/a)

Akiem Hicks 1.56 in 3 (2.33)

Kaleb Eulls 1.45 in 3 (n/a)

Rafael Bush 1.00 in 1 (2.47)

Brandon Fields 1.00 in 2 (n/a)

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