PACKERS trade out and T.J. WATT goes to the RAIDERS at 30. Clearly THOMPSON was not hot on JJ’s younger brother. THOMPSON must have a cluster of players he considers about the same from about 24 to 35. RAEKWON McMILLAN/ILB, KEWVIN KING/CB, CHIDOBE AWUZIE/CB, DUKE RILEY/LB, FORREST LAMP/OL are names that stand out to me when they pick,… Read More »

Top 10 Picks are in and a couple of things have struck me. Most all Draftniks have proclaimed Defense to have the most talent this year. Yet in the pass-happy NFL 7 of the top 10 pIcks are on Offense. 2QB, 2RB &3WR. I do believe we will still see Defense dominate the Top 100 but the start… Read More »

A little more than an hour away from Round 1 of the 2017 Draft kicking off. My biggest questions: How many QB tonight? My list says more than 3 is way too many. TRUBISKY, MAHOMES & WATSON. KIZER & WEBB TOMORROW NIGHT. Sounds like a ton of possible trades, but that sounds a lot like cheap bar talk… Read More »

RAIDERS 2017 Team Mock Draft

A RB named LYNCH is in the house and I am ready to do one last Mock for Alternative America’s Team. With a healthy DEREK CARR at the helm another good Draft from the McKenzie twins would almost certainly make this team a serious Super Bowl contender in 2017. So let’s help those guys do some talent adding… Read More »

REDSKINS 2017 Team Mock Draft

This may be a very telling year for the ‘Skins in the Draft. With the team parting ways with Scott McCloughan the Draft process is pretty much back in the hands of Bruce Allen, son of the late/great Trader George. Some interesting personnel decisions have already been made this year, including the continued lack of financial commitment to… Read More »

PIGSKIN PAUL’s Final Top 100 Prospect List 2017 NFL Draft

1) MYLES GARRETT/DE TEXAS A&M 2) LEONARD FOURNETTE/RB LSU 3) JAMAL ADAMS/S LSU 4) SOLOMON THOMAS/DE STANFORD 5) JOE MIXON/RB OKLAHOMA 6) MALIK HOOKER/S OHIO STATE 7) MIKE WILLIAMS/WR CLEMSON 8) CHRIS McCAFFERY/RB STNAFORD 9) JONATHAN ALEN/DL ALABAMA 10) MITCH TRUBISKY/QB UNC 11) COREY DAVIS/WR W. MICHIGAN 12) OJ HOWARD/TE ALABAMA 13) DEREK BARNETT/DE TENNESSEE 14) OHN ROSS/WR… Read More »

COWBOYS 2017 Team Mock

There is a challenge ahead for the COWBOYS for 2017. They need to prove that the 2016 regular season was not a mirage, and the team is back on track to being a perennial participant in the Play-Offs. They have lots of work to do in the 2017 Draft so here is my attempt to help them out.… Read More »

DA BEARS 2017 TEAM MOCK

Just in case someone out there missed it, this team is in total rebuild mode, no matter what DA Bears house mouthpieces tell you. Spin it anyway you want, but when a team just cuts loose players like CUTLER & JEFFERY & others, they are starting that roster over. So, let’s help give them some more new blood… Read More »

QB PROSPECT throwing velocity 2017

Thanks to DAN SHONKA at Ourlads.com for providing the following info that appeared in their annual Draft Guide, which was mailed out last week to smart subscribers. It’s a list of throwing velocity from the top QB prospects. The throwing was done at the February COMBINE in Indy. I have also now included Wonderlic scorers as provided by… Read More »

BROWNS Mock Draft 2017

This is ny BROWNS team mock which appeared online two weeks ago in the Orange & Brown Report. I have made no changes to what appeared at that website. R1P1 MYLES GARRETT/ER TEXAS A&M 6’5/272 PPR#1 R1P12 MITCH TRUBISKY/QB UNC 6’2/222 PPR#10 R2P33 GAREON CONLEY/CB OHIO STATE 6’0/195 PPR#35 R2P52 DION DAWKINS/OG TEMPLE 6’4/315 PPR#50 R3P65 MARCUS MAYE/S… Read More »

VIKINGS 2017 Team Mock

Two years ago the VIKINGS roster had me thinking they were clearly gaining ground on the PACKERS in the NFC North. Coming off a mediocre 2016 season and losing some key pieces from that roster now has me thinking the team has some major holes to fill and needs an infusion of new young talent at multiple positions.… Read More »

TOP RANKED SMALL SCHOOL PROSPECTS 2017

I will doing one final Prospect Rankings revision this weekend. But I thought I would share with you (while I take a brief respite from Team Mocks) my top ranked small school guys as of today. Small school basically includes FCS, D-2 & 3 and a few other categories. For good measure, I have also included a couple… Read More »

BUCCANEERS 2017 Team Mock

Once the RAIDERS move to Vegas, Florida will lead the NFL with 3 franchises. But only one can currently be considered a Play-Off caliber club and that is the BUCS in Tampa Bay. QB JAMEIS WINSTON has quickly become the cornerstone of the franchise after the BUCS wisely chose him No. 1 overall two years ago. It is… Read More »

SAINTS 2017 Mock Draft

Went on the air over in Louisiana with former NFL WR BILLY RYCKMAN for his Tuesday radio show. I walked through a potential SAINTS Draft with him. Here is that Draft. Round1 Pick11 DEREK BARNETT/DE TENNESSEE 6’3/259 PPR#14 Kinda fun when a serious team need pretty much coincides with a player, or two, who happen to rank near… Read More »

PACKERS Mock Draft 2017

While I was in Wisconsin last week I stopped by the Sports Den in Wausau to talk Draft with Downtown Ollie Burrows. Being in the land of Green & Gold I just had to do a Packers Mock with him on the air. Here are my selections. Round1 Pick29 TRA’DAVIOUS WHITE/CB/RS LSU 5’11/191. PPR#29 Between injuries & VFA… Read More »

EAGLES Mock Draft 2017

More than a few folks believe a solid Draft could help put this team in a position to contend for an NFC East title run. I tend to agree. So here is my attempt to draft some very useful new blood. Round1 Pick14 MARSHON LATTIMORE/CB OHIO STATE 6’0/193 PPR#15 Luckily, filling a big need happens to play into… Read More »

STEELERS Mock Draft 2017

The GBN Report gets a lot of traffic from STEELERS fans, so at the risk of upsetting too many of them, here is my Draft projection for their beloved team. Round1 Pick30 OBI MELIFONWU/FS UCONN 6’4/224 PPR#38 A while back the STEELERS used their 1st Round Pick on an undersized, super active S, by the name of TROY.… Read More »

GIANTS MOCK DRAFT 2017

With deference to our Editor, let’s start off my Team Mocks with his favorite team the G-Men in NYC. I will expect a critique and alternate picks from him, in short order, after this is published. But for now… Round1,Pick23 HAASAN REDDICK/LB/TEMPLE 6’2/237 PPR#22 Once upon a time the GIANTS D was ruled by perennial Pro Bowl LB… Read More »

PROSPECT Rankings 2017 DRAFT

Lots of work to do between now and Draft so lets wrap this up and take my Prospect List out to my Top 200 players… 1) MYLES GARRETT OLB TEXAS A&M 6’5/272 2) LEONARD FOURNETTE RB LSU 6’0/240 3) JAMAL ADAMS SS LSU 6’0/214 4) SOLOMON THOMAS DE STANFORD 6’3/273 5) JOE MIXON RB OKLAHOMA 6’1/225 6) MALIK… Read More »

TIRE TREAD on RB Draft prospects

Sooner or later when you take your car into the garage for preventative maintenance the technician will look you square in the face when handing you back your keys, as well as presenting you with a bill for the damages, and say “You might be in need of new tires the next time around. Your tires are getting… Read More »

More COMBINE Thoughts from PIGSKIN

I cannot believe today’s “NOW” society at times. I’m still pulling together numbers and notes from the NFL Combine, and being accused of living in the past by some. The Combine wrapped up less than one week ago! How can it be old news?! All of our observations cannot be based on first impressions, so I will continue… Read More »

PIGSKIN’S COMBINE THOUGHTS 2017 Part 1

Seems like I never learn from some of my previous mistakes. Every year I make the same mistake around NFL Combine time. I watch hours and hours of coverage on NFLN and take notes while I watch. Then I decide to wait until I see a bit more the next day before writing anything for the website. Before… Read More »

Ranking DEFENSIVE Position Groups 2017 DRAFT Part 2

Now it’s time to finish up my group rankings as we prepare for the NFL COMBINE this coming week. ILB Group There is always a bit of disagreement within the scouting community on ILB vs OLB, but not too many would dispute that the best pure LB prospect may be REUBEN FOSTER?alabama. FOSTER reminds me a lot of… Read More »

RANKING DEFENSIVE Position Groups 2017 DRAFT

Our defensive discussion will start with the big guys up front. For this year’s projection I am going to work with the time honored position groups of DE, DT, ILB, OLB, CB & S. But bear in mind this kind of breakdown is starting to feel more and more outdated with the absolute lust for edge-rushers about to… Read More »

Ranking Offensive Position Groups 2017 DRAFT Part 2

Let’s take a look at the remainder of the offensive position groups.. RB GROUP As often happens in the NFL, it appears to me that the importance of the running back positions is back on the uptick. The passing game can be more exciting to fans than a good run game, but depending upon the opponent’s defensive scheme,… Read More »