SI's SPEED RATINGS
For the scouting reports on the following pages, SI has devised Speed Ratings. These take into account a team's personnel and how vigorously its coach employs the running game.
[1 wing] No speed and no running game; none of our Top 20 receive this rating
[ 2 wings] One or two quick players, but game plan centers on slower men
[3 wings] Mad dashers maintain a brisk pace; some elements are not up to speed
[4 wings] Superior quickness at each position; coach urges sprinters to take flight
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