Tale of the Tape: Taylor Lewan vs. Jake Matthews

The 2013 NFL Draft saw several talented offensive linemen selected in the first round. It was the first time since Jake Long (Dolphins, 2008) that an offensive tackle was selected with the No.1 pick overall (Eric Fisher, Chiefs). In fact, offensive tackles were both the first AND second overall picks (Luke Joeckel, Jaguars, 1.02). The amazing part of last year’s offensive tackle domination of round one is that there’s a…

July 18, 2013

Ranking the Defensive Ends for the 2013 NFL Draft

April 10, 2013

Below is FRG’s current ranking of the top defensive end prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft: 1)  Barkevious Mingo, LSU Grade:  9.2 2)  Tank Carradine, Florida St. (Medical) Grade:  9.0 3)  Dion Jordan, Oregon Grade:  9.0 4)  Bjoern Werner, Florida St. Grade:  8.7 5)  Datone Jones, UCLA Grade:  8.5


Ranking the Tight Ends for the 2013 NFL Draft

March 25, 2013

Below is FRG’s current ranking of the top-15 tight end prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft: 1) Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame Grade:  8.3 2)  Chris Gragg, Arkansas Grade:  7.4 3)  Vance McDonald, Rice Grade:  7.0 4)  Zach Ertz, Stanford Grade:  7.0 5)  Travis Kelce, Cincinnati Grade:  6.7 6)  Gavin Escobar, San Diego St. Grade:  6.5 7)  Jordan Reed, Florida Grade:  6.3 8)  Ryan Otten, San Jose St. Grade:  6.3 9)…


Scouting the OGs: Chance Warmack, Alabama

February 6, 2013

The talent at the top of the 2013 NFL Draft has been widely dissected and debated by NFL Draft analysts and scouts. And while a consensus opinion exists that this year’s Draft Class will offer some fantastic players early in round 1, many of the names being mentioned as possible top-10 picks present with warts on their film that will give teams pause before investing such a high choice on…


Scouting the OTs: Eric Fisher, Central Michigan

Eric Fisher has earned his way into the top-5 picks for the NFL Draft.
February 1, 2013

This scouting evaluation will focus on one of the premier players available in the the 2013 NFL Draft, Eric Fisher (LT, Central Michigan).  Fisher has quickly become a household name following his standout effort in Mobile during the week of practices at the Senior Bowl, but those of us in the scouting community have long been aware of Fisher and his ability to play blindside protector in the NFL. Fisher…


Scouting the OTs: DJ Fluker, Alabama

January 30, 2013

Three of the top 15 picks in the 2013 NFL Draft are likely to be offensive tackles (Luke Joeckel, Tex A&M; Eric Fisher, Central Mich; Lane Johnson, Oklahoma).  And while there may not be another offensive tackle picked in the top-32, there will be several starting quality players available at the position this April.  This analysis will focus on DJ Fluker, OT, Alabama. In 2012, Fluker lined up as the…


Scouting the OTs: Lane Johnson, Oklahoma

Lane Johnson will likely be the 3rd OT selected in April's Draft.
January 25, 2013

The 2013 NFL Draft will showcase several first round offensive tackles.  The first two likely to hear their names called are Luke Joeckel (OT, Tex A&M) and Eric Fisher (OT, Central Michigan).  Joeckel and Fisher could be picked in the top 5, with both potentially jockeying to be the first player picked overall.  Lane Johnson isn’t quite on Fisher and Joeckel’s level, but he’s every bit the prospect that will…


Scouting the OGs: Jonathan Cooper, UNC

January 13, 2013

It’s no secret that the strength of the 2013 NFL Draft is along the Defensive Line.  Several talented defensive ends, defensive tackles, and pass rushing OLBs will be entering the League this year and the need for competent Offensive Line play will be at an all-time high.  This year’s Draft will  be injecting the NFL with some talented Offensive Tackles as well as two first-round talents at the Offensive Guard…