2013 Maxwell Award Watch List Announced!

We’ve reached the point in the summer scouting calendar when the college football award watch lists are announced.  One of the most prestigious awards in the sport is the Maxwell Award, given to the nation’s top college football player as decided by the Maxwell Football Club.  Below is this year’s official watch list:

July 8, 2013

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…


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…


FRG’s Take on the Scouting Combine

February 20, 2013

In just a few days, the city of Indianapolis will become a “Who’s Who” of NFL executives, coaches, scouts, agents, players, prospects and media.  Hotels will be booked to capacity, dinner reservations will be hard to make, and the chatter of contract talks, trade rumors, and possible free agent movement will flood the airwaves and print alike.  The NFL’s rumor mill will be in full swing, as Free Agency and…


Ross on RBs: Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama

February 15, 2013

EDDIE LACY, RB, ALABAMA Ht: 6-0           Wt: 220         EST. 40 TIME:  4.53 Filed BY: Mike Ross, Scout, FirstRoundGrade.com   STRENGTHS: ·         Best size/speed combo of any back in the draft. ·         A tough, physical, downhill runner that finishes runs hard and always falls forward. ·         Consistently breaks tackles and fights for extra yardage. ·         Has the leg drive to move a pile. ·         Shows good patience and jump cut ability…


2013 NFL Draft: Ranking the TEs

January 20, 2013

As we enter Draft season, FRG will be releasing our preliminary rankings for each position.  Things can change as we sprint toward April 25th, with the All-Star Games, the NFL Scouting Combine, and Pro Day workouts all having yet to be completed. FRG’s TE Big Board: FIRST ROUND TEs: Zach Ertz, Stanford Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame SECOND ROUND TEs: None THIRD ROUND TEs: Gavin Escobar, San Diego St Chris Gragg, Arkansas…


Scouting the DEs: Ziggy Ansah, BYU

The OLB/DE position is arguably the strongest overall unit for the 2013 NFL Draft.  There no doubt will be a run on the position between picks 5 and 20, and as a result, some players could get drafted higher than their body of work would suggest they should.  I submit that “that” player will be Ziggy Ansah, the big and athletic DE from BYU. Ziggy Ansah has enjoyed a meteoric…

December 22, 2012