2013 NFL Draft: A Review of FRG Scouting’s Big Board

Very few linemen in the 2013 NFL Draft can move like Jonathan Cooper.
April 29, 2013

In order to become the best possible talent evaluator, you have to look back at your work and be your own worst critic.  Now that the 2013 NFL Draft is in the books, I decided to revisit the FRG Scouting Big Board (top 100) and see how it ultimately played out on draft weekend. Below is the Big Board that was published a few days before the draft kicked off….


2013 NFL Draft: Day Three’s Best Players Available

April 27, 2013

The first three rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft is in the books.  This year’s draft has routinely been described as one of the deepest in years, and the names remaining on the board prove that point.  There are a lot of potential future starting quarterbacks available, along with some very talented running backs and defensive linemen. Below are the highest-rated players still remaining from FRG Scouting’s Big Board.  Their…


2013 NFL Draft: Day Two’s Best Players Available

April 26, 2013

The first round of the 2013 NFL Draft is in the books.  And while there were a few surprises, many of the highly-rated prospects found themselves calling a new city home.  While most of the top-32 players were drafted, the selections of guys like Justin Pugh (GIANTS), Kyle Long (BEARS) and Travis Frederick (COWBOYS) have caused several talented prospects to fall into day two. Below are the highest-rated players still…


FRG Scouting: 2013 NFL Draft “BIG BOARD”

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April 19, 2013

NOTE:  Player’s grade appears in parenthesis.  All players listed have been evaluated by FRG Scouting.  There are several CBs and Safeties yet to be evaluated at the time of publication.  However, due to time constraints, the following is the 2013 Big Board of evaluated talent. See GRADING SCALE here. 1.                   Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU  (9.2) FRG’s Take:  Barkevious Mingo projects as the best pass rushing talent in the 2013 draft class. …


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


Who to Follow on Twitter for the 2013 NFL Draft

April 9, 2013

After launching FRG Scouting in September, I decided to join Twitter in an effort to share my thoughts on the prospects for the NFL draft as well as to network with established draftniks and fans. What I found was a community of draft minds that not only exceeded my expectations, but that also provided greater insight and draft content than the mainstream media outlets and major television networks.  Below is a…