2014 NFL Draft: Ranking the Offensive Tackles

January 31, 2014

FRG Scouting has just released its initial rankings of the offensive tackle position for the 2014 NFL Draft.  This is the first release of the position group’s rankings and is subject to change as the pre-draft process unfolds. This year’s tackle class is very deep, and in my opinion, is even better at the top than last year’s draft.  As you’ll recall, the 2013 NFL Draft saw three tackles go…


Tale of the Tape: Taylor Lewan vs. Jake Matthews

The 2013 NFL Draft saw several talented offensive linemen selected in the first round. It was the first time since Jake Long (Dolphins, 2008) that an offensive tackle was selected with the No.1 pick overall (Eric Fisher, Chiefs). In fact, offensive tackles were both the first AND second overall picks (Luke Joeckel, Jaguars, 1.02). The amazing part of last year’s offensive tackle domination of round one is that there’s a…

July 18, 2013

Scouting the OTs: Menelik Watson, Florida St.

February 19, 2013

Last Name:  WATSON  First Name:  MENELIK   Position:  OT Ht:  6’6     Wt:  320    STRENGTHS: Carries his weight well.  At 320lbs, player has a well-built frame.  Clearly works in the weight room. Shows the necessary athleticism to get to the 2nd level in the run game.  One of the fastest (linear speed) linemen in the 2013 Draft (on film). Adequate to plus strength for the position.  Can lock onto defender and drive the bus (when applying proper technique). Virtually stonewalls…


Scouting the OTs: Lane Johnson, Oklahoma

Lane Johnson will likely be the 3rd OT selected in April's Draft.
January 25, 2013

The 2013 NFL Draft will showcase several first round offensive tackles.  The first two likely to hear their names called are Luke Joeckel (OT, Tex A&M) and Eric Fisher (OT, Central Michigan).  Joeckel and Fisher could be picked in the top 5, with both potentially jockeying to be the first player picked overall.  Lane Johnson isn’t quite on Fisher and Joeckel’s level, but he’s every bit the prospect that will…


2013 NFL Draft: Ranking the OTs

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 OT Big Board: FIRST ROUND OTs: Luke Joeckel, Tex A&M Eric Fisher, C. Mich Lane Johnson, Okla SECOND ROUND OTs: Justin Pugh, Syracuse Chris Faulk, LSU (inj) Dallas…

January 19, 2013