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 Tigers. Continue reading
Sheldon Richardson is one of the premier defensive players in the 2013 NFL Draft
If you’ve been following the 2012 college football season, and the emerging prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft, then you know that the defensive side of the ball is going to produce a lot of high draft picks. NFL teams in need of immediate pass rushing help will find it early in round 1, as several DEs and OLBs are likely to be selected in the top-15. But the elite defensive prospects aren’t limited to sack artists. Several defensive tackles won’t have to wait long to hear their names called, with Star Lotulelei (Utah) and Johnathan Hankins (Ohio State) being the most well-known players at the position. And while Lotulelei and Hankins both offer top-tier skill-sets that project favorably for their chances to be immediate impact players in the NFL, Sheldon Richardson (DT, Missouri) could end up being the best pro of the three. Continue reading