2013 FRG Draft Board, Version 1.0

Welcome to the FRG Draft Board.  The Board reflects the top 32 players, as ranked by FRG’s Director of College Scouting, in the order by which they are valued in our scouting department.  The Draft Board is fluid and will change throughout the college football season, all-star games, NFL Combine, and private workouts.  The final Draft Board will be in place on the eve of the 2013 NFL Draft.

The Draft Board is ranked from 1 thru 32.  It is NOT a mock draft.  Rather, it is our ranking of where a prospect’s value is slotted.  We may value a player as the best in the draft, but our mock draft could have him being selected somewhere other than #1 overall.

For a complete list of prospects by position, please visit our Prospects page.  For a breakdown of FRG’s grading scale, see the About Us page.

Rank Name Pos. School Notes  AS OF 9/27/2012
01 Barkevious Mingo DE LSU Best overall player in the Draft. Premium pass rusher that will be in the discussion for top overall pick.
02 Star Lotulelei DT Utah Safest pick in the Draft.  Will fit in any scheme.  With slumping QB play at the top of the board, Lotulelei’s value goes up.
03 Jarvis Jones OLB UGA MDhotJones jumps into the top 5 after a great first month of the season.  Will challenge Mingo and Lotulelei for first defensive player off the board.
04 Johnathan Hankins DT Ohio St One of the premier players in this year’s Draft class.  Hankins could challenge to be the second player off the Board in April.
05 Geno Smith QB WVU MDhotHis super start to 2012 had him jump from fringe top-32 to top-5.  Smith has displayed such impressive development from ’11 to ’12, that there’s a chance he can challenge for the #1 pick overall by season’s end.
06 Manti Te’o ILB ND Will challenge Lotulelei for the title of “safest pick” in the Draft.  Instant starter from Day 1.
07 Keenan Allen WR Cal Best WR in this year’s Draft.  Big, physical, RAC play-maker.
08 Matt Barkley QB USC MDnotI have a hunch that Barkley’s descent down the Draft Board is only just beginning.
09 Bjoern Werner DE Fla St. MDhot Another fast riser.  Werner was a fringe top-50 player entering the season.  Here we are in week 4, and you can’t help but be in love with his game so far.  His position in the top-10 is not secure, however.
10 Sam Montgomery DE LSU Benefits from Mingo on the other side. Ceiling isn’t as high as some of the other guys, but floor isn’t as low, either.
11 Andre Ellington RB Clemson Most electric RB in Country who continues to make big play after big play.
12 David Amerson CB NC St. MDnot Still can’t get the bad taste of the Tennessee game out of my mouth.  Amerson has everything you want (physically).  But one bad game can expose many, many flaws.
13 Tyler Wilson QB Ark MDnotWilson was FRG’s top QB entering 2012.  A concussion and “average” play through four games has him sliding down the Board.
14 Alex Okafor DE Tex
15 Jackson Jeffcoat DE Tex 10/15/2012: Out for season, torn pectoral muscle.
16 Justin Hunter WR Tenn Inujry concerns.  Tall, sure-handed, playmaking WR.
17 Marcus Lattimore RB S. Car MDnotIs struggling to regain the explosiveness he had pre-injury.  It’s early, and he really won’t be “right” until next season.  But he could go from a top-16 pick to an early-2nd rounder if his film doesn’t improve.
18 Eric Reid FS LSU
19 Taylor Lewan OT Mich Best OT prospect in college football.
20 EJ Manuel QB Fla St. Was ready to downgrade Manuel until his big day v. Clemson.  Displayed first-round talent.
21 Luke Joeckel OT Tex A&M With injury to Chris Faulk, Joeckl becomes second best OT prospect for 2013 Draft.
22 Barret Jones OG Ala Best interior lineman in the Draft.
23 Dee Milliner CB Ala MDhotKeep an eye on this CB.  He could end up leapfrogging Amerson.
24 TJ McDonald FS USC
25 Jonathan Banks CB Miss St
26 Tyler Bray QB Tenn
27 Tyler Eifert TE ND Big, athletic, pass-catching TE.
28 DJ Fluker OT Ala Versatile OL.  Has played OG and OT.
29 William Gholston DE Mich. St Big, tall DE with relentless motor.
30 Margus Hunt DE SMU MDnot Hunt entered the season as a big-time favorite of FRG.  He hasn’t flashed on film the way we expected he would.  He needs to step up his game to maintain top-32 standing.
31 Xavier Rhodes CB Fla St
32 Sean Porter OLB Tex A&M Athletic linebacker who could make a nice climb up the board.


A)  Logan Thomas (QB, Va Tech) has fallen out of FRG’s top-32.  His poor play through four games has killed his value.  Thomas is not ready for the NFL and needs another year of experience in order to maximize his Draft value.  If he comes out this year, he is likely to be no better than a third-round pick.

B)  Le’Veon Bell (RB, Mich St.) is on the rise and could enter FRG’s top-32 by the end of October.  He is challenging Marcus Lattimore (RB, SC) as our second-best RB available after Andre Ellington (RB, Clem).

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