Scouting the DEs: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina

There comes a time when a talent evaluator feels lucky to be covering the NFL Draft.  Rarely, in the lifespan of any one scout’s career, does a prospect come along that can be described as “generational.” That’s exactly what Jadeveon Clowney is. Coming into the 2013 college football season, there was little-to-no doubt that Clowney would be sitting atop the NFL Draft by season’s end.  But questions about his work…

February 20, 2014

2014 NFL Draft “First Look”: James Gayle, DE, Va Tech

After a few weeks away from the First Look series, this edition will focus on the senior defensive end for the Virginia Tech Hokies, James Gayle. The Hokies enter the 2013 college football season with a handful of defenders squarely on the scouting community’s radar:  The aforementioned Gayle, Antone Exum (one of the top corners in the Country) and Kyle Fuller (a solid third day prospect.)  Other talented defenders on…

August 17, 2013

2014 NFL Draft “First Look”: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri

The 2014 NFL Draft will present NFL general managers with a nice collection of defensive end prospects, starting with Jadeveon Clowney (South Carolina.)  And while Clowney will receive most, if not all, of the pre-Draft attention, there are several other intriguing defensive ends that will potentially be available next May. This edition of the FRG Scouting First Look series will focus on Kony Ealy, the junior defensive end for the Missouri…

July 24, 2013