The title of your post answers your own question.
Shoulder = front of cow
Round = back of cow.
So no, they aren't even close to the same cut.
I think PT is saying he prefers to cook the clod like a prime rib instead of a BBQ style roast. You wouldn't cook a prime rib past med rare would you?
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