Preseason Rookies Week Three: AFC Comparisons

As a whole the AFC rookies have had their struggles this preseason (you may want to skip right over the AFC North), and their comparisons certainly reflect them.  Some of the less flattering comps include a number of flat-out busts, although some of the more promising prospects have invoked the names of two franchise QBs and two stud LTs.  Again, the comparisons are meant to highlight specific traits or attributes…

August 28, 2014

NFL Preseason Rookies Week One – Texans vs. Cardinals

The Texans were a surprise awful team last year, while the Cardinals went in the other direction and almost made the playoffs despite playing in a division with the two best teams in football.  While the QB situation in Houston make keep them in the bottom half of the league, there is reason to be excited about the youth on the team with #1 overall selection OLB Jadeveon Clowney and…

August 13, 2014

Texans top pick Jadeveon Clowney has sports hernia surgery, should be back by training camp.

Houston Texans Rookie Minicamp
June 13, 2014

Since the April NFL draft, Houston Texans top pick Defensive End Jadeveon Clowney has been immersed in learning a new playbook, and bonding with new teammates. Today, we find out he’ll have to put on-field activities on hold for a while. ESPN NFL Nation reporter Tania Ganguli reports that Clowney had been dealing with a groin issue, and after going to have it checked out yesterday, he ended up having surgery: It…


2014 NFL Mock Draft: FINAL EDITION

May 5, 2014

We have arrived.  The time has come to publish FRG Scouting’s FINAL Mock Draft of the 2014 NFL Draft season.  And while the previous four mocks have been fun, this is the one that I really care about.   This Mock Draft will be submitted to’s official contest for accuracy, so with that in mind, some housekeeping. 1.  This Mock Draft is based on what I think will happen,…


2014 NFL Draft News & Notes

March 15, 2014

Now that the 2014 NFL Free Agency spending spree is slowing down, it’s time to re-focus on the 2014 NFL Draft.  While free agency is a fun exercise and it provides teams with big-name, shiny, new toys, the fact remains that the foundation for championships is built through the draft. Over the next several weeks, FRG Scouting will take a peek around the Web to get a sense of the…


2014 NFL Draft: A Big Picture View

March 7, 2014

As FRG Scouting continues to plow through player evaluations for the release of our Inaugural Draft Guide, we decided to take a step back and review the evolving landscape of the 2014 NFL Draft. It seems pretty clear that the general perception is that this year’s NFL Draft is far greater than 2013’s, both from a talent standpoint and with the drama and intrigue at the top. There are better…


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 to Feature Talented Underclassmen

With the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NFL Draft less than 10 days away, FRG Scouting decided to provide our readers with a list of players that have currently chosen to forego their final year (or two) of eligibility and turn pro. The list of names is very impressive, with several first rounders in the bunch.

January 10, 2014