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NFC West lags on Scouts' 200 list

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Scouts Inc. has graded more than 2,500 players heading into the 2009 season, breaking out the Top 200 in a recent Insider piece.

List plus rankings equals analysis here on the NFC West blog. Insider subscribers also receive access to detailed scouting reports for players.

I've gone through the Top 200 list and sorted players by team, position and division. The chart shows how much respect NFC West players commanded among the 200 highest-rated players (not so much).

I'll be back with a chart breaking down totals by team and position. I'll also break down highest-rated players, noting that the Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald ranked only fourth among receivers and tied for 13th overall in the league.