The University of Miami has long been known for its ability to produce NFL talent, but it has lacked star power at the quarterback position for several years. “The U” hasn’t had a signal-caller drafted in the last ten years. In fact, they haven’t had a quarterback drafted higher than the fourth round in over twenty years!
Stephen Morris could change that trend.
With 17 career starts under his belt, Morris has a chance to become one of the nation’s best quarterback prospects after another year of starting experience. While he’s not quite the natural arm talent that Teddy Bridgewater is, there’s no denying that he has the talent to be a very high draft pick with another good season of film on his resume. Continue reading …
After a few weeks away from the tape, I decided to take a break from uploading the 2014 NFL Draft prospect player pages and watch some film. For this installment of the FRG Scouting “First Look” series, I studied LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger.
Mettenberger was a highly rated quarterback prospect coming out of Oconee County High School in Watkinsville, Georgia. Rivals.com rated him as the 11th best quarterback in his class, culminating in a scholarship offer from the University of Georgia. His tenure as a Bulldog didn’t last long, as he was dismissed from the program following his guilty plea to two charges of sexual misconduct in April of 2010.
After a year of JUCO ball, Mettenberger transferred to LSU and served as the backup quarterback in 2011. He became the Tigers’ starter last year, and had a solid but unspectacular season.
Mettenberger led LSU to a 10 win season in 2012, completing nearly 59% of his passes for 2,609 yards. He managed to toss 12 TDs as compared to 7 INTs in his first year as a starter in the SEC. Continue reading …
The NFL announced today that next year’s Draft will be held on Thursday, May 8th through Saturday, May 10th, 2014. This is a change from the norm, as the NFL Draft has traditionally been held in April. The annual Scouting Combine will still be held in February.
FRG Scouting is excited about the change, as it will allow for two more weeks of film study and evaluations to be posted on the site!
Speaking of the site, we’re still in the process of posting our player pages and expect to resume our First Look series by mid-June.
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.
We hope to be a one-stop source for all your NFL Draft needs. Our player pages will have FRG Scouting’s evaluation as well as individual testing numbers, links to prospects’ official school biographies, video footage (game cut-ups, highlights and interviews) and stats (for relevant stat-producing players).
We will continue modifying the overall appearance of the player pages as we work our way toward the Draft. Thank you for your support and we appreciate all feedback!
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.