Bills add rising young exec to front office

Bills add another rising young exec to front office rebuild … Buffalo continued to rebuild its front office personnel department by hiring Brian Gaine as VP of player personnel. The Bills had originally interviewed Gaine as a a candidate for their vacant GM job that ultimately went to Brandon Beane. Gaine comes over to the Bills from Houston… Read More »

Tech WR transfers to LSU

Tech WR Giles transfers to LSU … Former Texas Tech WR Jonathan Giles, one of the top young receivers in college football, has announced that he will transfer to LSU. The 5-11, 185-pound Giles was a Biletnikoff Award finalist last year when he led the Red Raiders with 69 receptions for almost 1,200 yards and 13 TDs. Giles… Read More »

LP post

Next year’s draft looks strong at QB, WR and OT … The 2018 draft is still over 11.5 months away and much can happen between now and April of next year, but a preliminary perusal of next year’s draft class suggests that the offensive positions of strengths for next year’s draft will be at quarterback, wide receiver, and… Read More »

Offensive Strengths of 2018 draft

by Larry Parker, GBN College Football Investigative Reporter May 15, 2017 The 2018 draft is still over 11.5 months away and much can happen between now and April of next year, but a preliminary perusal of next year’s draft class suggests that the offensive positions of strengths for next year’s draft will be Quarterback, Wide Receiver, and Offensive… Read More »

Pigskin posts draft thots on Browns, Raiders draft

Pigskin posts thots on Browns, Raiders’ drafts … As we’ve noted, we here at the GBN aren’t big on ‘draft grades’ per se which doesn’t mean that one can’t have opinions. And that’s what GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has on the drafts of both Cleveland and Oakland in the latest in series of post-2017 draft thots.

Bills add assistant GM

Bills add assistant GM … Buffalo has hired Joe Schoen as assistant general manager. Schoen had been director of player personnel with Miami the past three years. Schoen represents the first big hire by new Bills’ General Manager Brandon Beane who cleaned house in the personnel department following the draft.

Colts reshuffle personnel staff

Colts reshuffle personnel staff … New Indianapolis G.M. Chris Ballard continues to reshape the team’s player personnel department. The Colts’ announced that Ed Dodds has been named VP of player personnel, while Rex Hogan becomes VP of player personnel. At the same time, Morocco Brown was named director of college scouting, Kyle Childress college scouting coordinator, and Brian Decker… Read More »

Browns 4th roinder injured; season in doubt

Browns 4th rounder injured; season in doubt … Cleveland CB Howard Wilson, a 4th round pick at last month’s draft, broke his kneecap during the team’s minicamp on Friday. Wilson will reportedly undergo surgery in the next week or so and could possibly miss the upcoming season.

Ducks’ OT only nesting one year

Ducks’ OT only nesting one year … GBN College Football Investigative Reporter Larry Parker reports he is hearing that star Oregon LT Tyrell Crosby, who would be eligible for a redshirt year as he missed almost all of the past season with a foot injury, only intends to play the 2017 season with the Ducks and fully expects… Read More »

Pigskin draft thots

More Pigskin draft thoughts … We don’t believe in draft grades here at the GBN, but we sure think a lot about what transpires every year. And GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has some more thoughts on last month’s draft including several related to what Cleveland dd with their QB situation. Here’s Pigskin’s full text.

Bills hire new G.M.

Bills hire Beane as new G.M. … As expected, Buffalo has named Brandon Beane as the team’s new general manager. Beane was assistant G.M. with Carolina the past couple of year where he worked with new Bill’s head coach Sean McDermott.

Hogs’ RB Williams retires

Hogs’ RB Williams retires … Updating yesterday’s report on Arkansas junior RB Rawleigh Williams who was rethinking his football career after he suffered a potential career-altering neck injury during the Hogs’ spring game. After meeting with team doctors and coaches, Williams has decided to retire from the game. The 5-foot-10, 205-pounder previously underwent season-ending neck surgery in 2015,… Read More »

CFL draft

Iowa DE, UCLA LB top picks in CFL draft … Winnipeg chose former Iowa DE Faith Ekatitie with the first pick at last night’s CFL draft of Canadian players.  Saskatchewan followed that by taking UCLA LB Cameron Judge with the second pick, while British Columbia took McMaster WR Danny Vandervoort with the third. However, the CFL draft is… Read More »

College updates

SC LB cleared in bar fight; ex-Irish QB close to picking next school hilite college football notes … South Carolina LB Skai Moore, along with junior WR Deebo Samuel, have been cleared by local police from any involvement in a bar fight last weekend after reviewing video evidence. Local police determined that while Moore was at the bar,… Read More »

Draft off-season ends

Draft off-season over; everybody back to work … The OFFICIAL NFL draft off-season officially ends at Noon ET today. Its on to 2018!! Hang in there guys!!

Draft off-season

Draft off-season officially begins … With the 2017 draft in the books, the OFFICIAL NFL draft off-season has begun!!!

Panthers sign top pick

Panthers sign top pick, two others … Carolina became the first team in the NFL to sign their 2017 first round pick as the Panthers have signed RB Christian McCaffrey, the 8th player selected at last weekend’s draft. The Panthers also signed OT Taylor Moton and FB/DE Alex Armah who were takn in the 4th and 6th rounds… Read More »

Road to Indy runs thru Indy

More proof road to draft runs thru Indy, but could be better … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin paul Guillemette did a quick of the baseline numbers which showed that almost 90% of the players elected at last weekend’s draft were at the scouting combine in Indianapolis in February. However, Pigskin thniks that with a couple of tweaks that… Read More »

Broncos retool personnel dept

Broncos restack personnel department … Denver retooled its personnel department that was made necessary by the departure of Adam Peters, who moved to San Francisco. Tom Heckert, the Broncos’ director of pro personnel the last four seasons was promoted to senior personnel adviser, while A.J. Durso replaces Heckert; Brian Stark takes over as director of college scouting, a… Read More »

LSU DE Key remains in limbo

LSU DE Key ‘won’t skip season’ but remains in football limbo … LSU junior DE Arden, arguably the top non-QB prospect for the 2108 draft, remains in limbo after leaving the team for what have been described as ‘personal reasons’ in February. Key, though, remains part of the team and recently tweeted that he will not be sitting… Read More »

SC LB accused of assault

SC LB accused of assault … South Carolina LB Skai Moore got his return to the program off on the wrong foot when he was one of the two Gamecocks accused of assaulting a man at a local bar earlier this week. Moore had been considered to be a potential mid-round prospect after he led the Gamecocks in… Read More »

Pigskin wraps draft

Pigskin wraps draft … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has taken a few days to digest what happened last weekend and checks in with some salient observations on the highs and lows of the 2017 draft.

Pack journo McGinn packs it in

Pack journo packs it in … Veteran Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Bob McGinn, the paper’s Packer beat reporter is retiring. In addition to covering the Packers, McGinn was also arguably the best beat reporter in the league when it came to covering the draft. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

Tech WR bolts school

Texas Tech WR Giles heads elsewhere … Texas Tech junior WR Jonathan Giles, one of the leading receivers in the country last fall, has decided to transfer. The 5-10, 185-pound Giles had 69 receptions for almost 1,200 yards and 13 TDs in 2016. He has not indicated where he plans to go, but would have to sit out… Read More »

Pigskin talks Pack draft

Pigskin talks Pack draft and more … For those that didn’t hear it already GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette talked the 2017 draft earlier today on a Packers themed podcast. Here’s the link.