FRG Scouting appreciates your patience as we continue working on building our player database for the 2014 NFL Draft. As you’ll see on the 2014 prospects page, we are adding individual player pages for most of the draft-eligible players likely to have a draftable grade come next April. We will be posting new content (First Look series) as soon as we complete our preliminary player database. Until then, feel free to browse through the players we’ve already uploaded.
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The first five installments of FRG Scouting’s “First Look” series have focused on quarterbacks, and we’ll be sticking to that theme with a sneak peek at Aaron Murray, the experienced and highly decorated starter for the Georgia Bulldogs.
Murray was a heavily recruited high school player after a successful career at Plant High School in Tampa, Florida. Murray led the Panthers to two state titles in three years, including his senior season in which he suffered a major leg injury. Scout.com rated Murray as the No. 3 quarterback prospect in the nation, and after all was said and done, 53 programs offered him a scholarship. Murray verbally committed to the Bulldogs (Florida and UCLA were in his final three) in the Spring of 2008, and has been the Georgia starter since the 2010 season.
Murray has started 41 games for the Bulldogs since 2010. He’s attempted 1,391 passes and has completed 61.5% for 10,091 yards and 95 TDs (compared to 32 Ints). Murray was named second team All-SEC in 2011.
The fifth installment of FRG Scouting’s First Look series will focus on Logan Thomas, the polarizing quarterback prospect from Virginia Tech.
Entering the 2012 college football season, many analysts viewed Thomas as the next Cam Newton-type prospect. And why wouldn’t they? He was coming off an impressive 2011 campaign –his first as a starting quarterback– that saw him throw for more than 3,000 yards and a nearly 2:1 TD to Int ratio. He completed almost 60% of his passes and was on an upward projection.
Then the 2012 season started.
Thomas regressed as a player while underperforming in every statistical category (compared to 2011). The Hokies ended the year with an underwhelming 7-6 record, and the once-hyped potential No. 1 overall pick had little to no choice but to return to school for another year of experience.
In this installment of the First Look series, I took a peek at Tajh Boyd, the senior quarterback of the Clemson Tigers. Much like the other signal callers that FRG Scouting has looked at so far, Boyd is coming off of an impressive 2012 season in which he was considered (at certain points in the season) as a dark horse Heisman Trophy candidate.
After a successful high school career at Phoebus High School in Hampton, Virginia (that even saw him play his senior season with a torn ACL), Boyd was a highly recruited, top-100 player who ultimately chose Clemson over Ohio State and Oregon. He became the Tigers’ starting quarterback in 2011 and is entering the 2013 season after two successful years at the helm.
In this installment of the “First Look” series, I decided to take a look at David Fales, the senior quarterback from San Jose State. After an impressive junior season, Fales is considered to be one of the top quarterback prospects entering the 2013 college football season
As we work our way through Spring and into the Summer, the name you’re most likely to hear amongst the top two or three candidates to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft is Teddy Bridgewater, the 20-year-old junior quarterback of the Louisville Cardinals.
FRG Scouting decided to take a “First Look” at Bridgewater and his baseline skill set. We viewed three games from his 2012 season, and the following are our initial impressions of this highly touted quarterback prospect.
It’s important to note that our First Look breakdown is NOT a scouting report or final evaluation of the player. It’s simply a starting point in the scouting process for next year’s crop of talent.