Originally written on The Saints Nation  |  Last updated 1/6/13
With the season officially over, I've included below all the player GPAs for the season. I will be announcing my player awards for the season this week as well, but before I do that you'll get a good sense of who will win what based on these final grades. Perhaps my grading was a little harsher than last year, but you'll see the difference between a 13-3 team and a 7-9 team below. I also included 2011 grades for comparison sake. Most telling is that of the qualifiers (had to be graded in at least 4 games) 25 of the 35 returning players graded worse in 2012 than they did in 2011. So by and large the team didn't see much individual improvement. The biggest drop off was Jimmy Graham, who's GPA dropped 0.91 points from last year. The biggest gain was David Thomas (0.35) with Cam Jordan just behind him. Thomas Morstead ends the season with the team's highest GPA, and while you'll argue it's ridiculous is GPA is so much lower than last year - I contend his kicking off last year was much better which is why his GPA was higher then. Remember he broke an NFL record in 2011, but not in 2012. Johnny Patrick was the lowest GPA among qualifiers, and three of the four worst graded were cornerbacks. Thomas Morstead: 3.04 in 16 games graded (3.48 was 2011 GPA) Garrett Hartley: 3.00 in 16 games (n/a) Jahri Evans: 2.98 in 16 games (3.23) Pierre Thomas: 2.95 in 14 games (3.13) Chris Ivory: 2.95 in 6 games (2.95) Lance Moore: 2.93 in 15 games (3.00) Drew Brees: 2.79 in 16 games (3.54) Jed Collins: 2.78 in 15 games (2.79) Curtis Lofton: 2.77 in 16 games (n/a) Rafael Bush: 2.76 in 11 games (n/a) Ben Grubbs: 2.75 in 16 games (n/a) Darren Sproles: 2.74  in 13 games (3.23) Courtney Roby: 2.72 in 12 games (2.81) Elbert Mack: 2.72 in 6 games (n/a) Marques Colston: 2.65 in 16 games (3.31) Cam Jordan: 2.63 in 16 games (2.31) Jermon Bushrod: 2.56 in 16 games (2.85) Brian de la Puente: 2.52 in 16 games (2.60) Jabari Greer: 2.50 in 14 games (2.77) Ramon Humber: 2.50 in 4 games (2.57) Brodrick Bunkley: 2.45 in 15 games (n/a) Roman Harper: 2.42 in 16 games (2.33) Mark Ingram: 2.42 in 16 games (2.57) Will Smith: 2.42 in 16 games (2.67) Malcolm Jenkins: 2.42 in 12 games (2.40) Junior Galette: 2.42 in 12 games (2.36) Isa Abdul-Quddus: 2.42 in 12 games (2.38) William Robinson 2.42 in 4 games (n/a) Jimmy Graham: 2.36 in 15 games (3.27) Tom Johnson: 2.36 in 14 games (2.20) Joe Morgan: 2.36 in 13 games (n/a) Akiem Hicks: 2.36 in 12 games (n/a) Eric Olsen: 2.29 in 8 games (n/a) David Hawthorne: 2.24 in 11 games (n/a) Jonathan Vilma: 2.24 in 11 games (2.55) Martez Wilson: 2.23 in 16 games (2.50) David Thomas: 2.22 in 15 games (1.87) Jonathan Casillas: 2.22 in 12 games (2.50) Zach Strief: 2.17 in 12 games (3.06) Sedrick Ellis: 2.15 in 16 games (2.33) Will Herring: 2.07 in 10 games (2.14) Travaris Cadet: 2.07 in 9 games (n/a) Turk McBride: 2.00 in 7 games (1.83) Scott Shanle: 1.95 in 7 games (2.42) Patrick Robinson: 1.96 in 16 games (2.76) Devery Henderson: 1.93 in 15 games (2.35) Corey White: 1.93 in 9 games (n/a) Johnny Patrick: 1.79 in 11 games (2.56)     non qualifiers Chase Daniel: 3.00 in 1 game (2.67) Charles Brown: 2.89 in 3 games (2.14) Greg Camarillo: 2.67 in 1 game (n/a) Jerome Murphy: 2.33 in 1 game (n/a) Daniel Graham: 1.78 in 3 games (n/a) Bryce Harris: 1.33 in 1 game (n/a) Michael Higgins: 1.00 in 1 game (2.33)    
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jim Brown: I ‘encourage and support’ Johnny Manziel

Vincent criticizes NFLPA over spending millions on lawsuits

MLB urges Supreme Court to deny San Jose's A's appeal

Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson loves the Twitter criticism

Vikings RB McKinnon: If I had a fantasy team, I'd take myself

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Kings have had discussions with John Calipari

De’Andre Johnson charged with misdemeanor battery

Russell Wilson on salary: If it's $25M or $1.5M, I'll be ready to go

Luke Ridnour reportedly traded for fourth time in a week

Scottie Pippen: I was LeBron James before LeBron James

Report: Marc Gasol only visiting with Memphis Grizzlies

Fan who caught A-Rod’s 3,000th says he’s received threats

Diamondbacks are contenders, but team's direction is unclear

Selecting the 2015 American League All-Stars

Jim Harbaugh is recruiting a prospect he once babysat

Conan makes Marshawn's wildest dreams come true

Brett Favre dons Packers jersey, says, 'I think I could still play'

Bo Knows, Bo Goes: Wisconsin feels pride and pain

Popovich won't call free agents at midnight, he'll be in bed

Joe Buck explains why he quit Twitter

Should the White Sox and Indians become sellers?

Fan bases most deserving of a Super Bowl 50 win

2015 NBA Draft grades: Eastern Conference

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Selecting the 2015 AL All-Stars

NBA Draft grades: Eastern Conference

Under the radar NBA free agents

Michael Sam, boyfriend broke up?

Mickelson linked to money laundering?

Reminiscing on 'Love & Basketball' 15 years later

Selecting the 2015 NL All-Stars

The Sixers' latest horde

Projected landing spots for NBA's top free agents

MLB changes format for Home Run Derby

Revis to work out with Patriots DBs

Peterson: I'm still NFL's best RB

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.