Hroniss Grasu’s injury unlikely to impact 2015 NFL Draft stock

November 14, 2014

The Oregon Ducks have grown accustomed to dealing with injuries to their offensive line this season. Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich is expected to shuffle his line yet again after veteran center Hroniss Grasu suffered an unspecified leg injury Saturday against the Utah Utes. The senior pivot was designated as (via CFT)  …read more FRG’s Take:  Hopefully the injury isn’t too serious.  Even if Grasu misses a few contests, it…


Tyler Johnstone (OT, Oregon) re-tears ACL in right knee

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August 11, 2014

Starting Oregon redshirt junior LT Tyler Johnstone re-tore the ACL in his right knee and will miss the 2014 season, according to Brianna Amaranthus. (via RotoWorld) …read more   FRG’s TAKE:  This is a tough blow for one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the Nation.  While Johnstone still had two years of eligibility remaining and was no lock to declare at the end of the season anyway, this…


Thorpe Award watch list released

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July 11, 2014

Via CFT:  Given annually to the nation’s top defensive back, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced earlier today a watch list consisting of 39 players. …read more FRG’S TAKE:  I haven’t had a chance to dive too deeply into the defensive back group yet, but all indications are that Oregon’s senior corner, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu will be tough to jump for this one.  He’s recently been compared to Darrelle Revis (Patriots)…


Rimington Trophy watch list released

July 8, 2014

The initial watch list for the Rimington Trophy was initially released back in mid-May, but two new names have been added for the official release of the watch list. Idaho’s …read more FRG’s TAKE:  Our work on interior offensive linemen will begin within the next week or so, but early returns from trusted scouting sources seem to be very high on Hroniss Grasu, the senior center from Oregon.  Grasu was…


Brooks compares Ifo Ekpre-Olomu to Darrelle Revis

July 2, 2014’s Bucky Brooks believes Oregon senior CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu “is as good as advertised as a shutdown corner.” …read more FRG’s Take:  While we haven’t broken down any of the cornerback prospects yet, it’s always a dangerous proposition to compare any collegiate prospect to one of the games great talents.  Comparing any corner to Revis is ultimately setting the player up for failure, but Brooks is a highly-respected talent evaluator…


Scouting the RBs: De’Anthony Thomas, Oregon

De’Anthony Thomas will be a polarizing prospect as the 2014 NFL Draft season unfolds.  Some will see him as a dynamic offensive weapon that lacks a true, natural position.  Others will express confidence in his ability to be a running back in the NFL, and there will be a collection of analysts that view him strictly as a slot WR. Thomas was the top athlete in the 2011 high school…

December 4, 2013

Scouting the OGs: Kyle Long, Oregon

February 15, 2013

Last Name:  LONG  First Name:  KYLE  Position:  OG Ht:  6’6     Wt:  304 STRENGTHS: Good pedigree.  Father (Howie) and Brother (Chris) both play(ed) in NFL at very high level. Intriguing physical makeup. Has potential to add bulk to his frame.  Looks like he could add another 15 lbs without hindering skillset. Room for growth (technique-wise).  Only two years experience playing offensive line (one year on major college level).  Enticing for NFL coaching staff. Runs well for…