2018 DRAFT Prospects Day 3

The NFL pre-season is currently wetting football appetites for the real thing next month. But I want to remind you that the College season will kick off with real action first. So in advance of my posting of weekly games to watch and prospect listing, as well as my Who Caught My Eye column after each weekends games,… Read More »

NFL POWER RANKINGS 2017 Top 10

So let’s get down to the meat of things. The 10 teams below look to me to be the legit 10+ win teams who are going to deserve to head to the NFL Play-Offs come January 2018. The way injuries are mounting after less than two weeks of Training Camp makes me more than a bit uneasy however.… Read More »

NFL POWER RANKINGS 2017

Time to carry on with the remainder of my middle-of the pack, mediocre teams for 2017. But just an editorial note to start out. More injuries in Camps like TANNEHILL in Miami could cause some of these rankings to be altered drastically by September. And so it goes. 16) Miami DOLPHINS. Speaking of the Dolphins here there are.… Read More »

NFL Power Rankings 2017 17-24

As I start to detail the middle of the pack for the 2017 NFL season I do want to make note that I feel like there is very little separation right now between the next 12 teams coming up in my rankings list. Indeed every one of them could end up with 8-8 records. But history indicates that… Read More »

NFL POWER RANKINGS 2017

Training Camps are opening and by week’s end all 32 teams will have begun molding and tuning up their rosters for the 2017 NFL season. So it’s the right time for a first stab at Power Rankings. So let’s start at the bottom and get the non-powerful out of the way. These are my bottom eight, meaning they… Read More »

Football Talk

Looking for some NFL football talk then head on over to 950thefan.com and listen to Pigskin Paul & Huffy talk football for an hour between 5-6PM Eastern this afternoon. They’ll talk DORSEY/REID, DORSEY/PACKERS and even some early discussion of glamour positions for 2018 NFL Draft, especially QB.

Power Play in Kansas City

To the surprise of many associated with the NFL a power play took place in Kansas City this week and ANDY REID won the battle by convincing Owner Clark Hunt that either he or GM JOHN DORSEY had to go, and that he (Reid) was clearly the more important man to keep. Mark this down as the first… Read More »

WHO WON THE 2017 NFL DRAFT

OK, I have been waiting and pondering the 2017 Draft for over a month now. I refuse to give grades any longer, and have already proclaimed to you the teams I feel failed to do what they needed to in April. I even declared the winners of the URFA scramble. But I cannot postpone the inevitable forever. I… Read More »

UNDRAFTED ROOKIE WINNERS

Every year just about every team in the NFL has a Rookie Free Agent or two who makes their 53-man roster. And in addition, about half the Practice Squad roster for most teams is also comprised of Undrafted Rookie Free Agents (URFA). So, especially in the long run, URFA have an even better chance to make an NFL… Read More »

2017 DRAFT LOSERS

I don’t give out Draft grades any more, but I am not afraid to single out teams that I feel have outdone themselves in the Draft Process. That can be both on a pro and/or con basis. And today I’d like to mention 3 teams that I feel had highly questionable Draft efforts this year. It will also… Read More »

More post-Draft thots

Been seeing a lot of nay-saying in post Draft-land. I would like to remind all that with 7-8 Draft Picks per team, on average it is quite unrealistic to expect bad teams to turn it around based on a single Draft effort. The impact last season of ELLIOTT/PRESCOTT was unprecedented in my 50-plus years of watching pro football.… Read More »

Post DRAFT thoughts from Pigskin

Nope not doing team Draft grades. Not yet, actually not ever. But if you pay attention over there next month or so you can probably figure who’s work I admire and which fan bases are in for disappointment come next September. My first kudos go out to the BROWNS organization. I am not saying that they got everything… Read More »

COMBINE Draft Results

Please understand that the following article is meant in no way to be an indictment of the NFL Combine. Consider it a few after-the-fact observations of the process and some of it’s flaws, both intended and circumstantial. This year’s Combine had an official list of 330 invitees. This year’s Draft had 253 Picks in it. If you bother… Read More »

2017 NFL Draft Recap

Colin has already presented you with multiple numbers to digest from the Draft last weekend, so I will try my best to avoid duplicating too much in this brief article. As most of you know by now, I am a big fan and proponent of our annual January Star Games, as Colin likes to refer to them. The… Read More »

As we cruise along now with lighting speed it becomes impractical to try to comment on every pick let’s take a breathe and comment on some draft talk going on al around us. RICH EISEN, NFLN just went on a mini-tirade when his beloved JETS came on the clock. It’s early Round 5 and he’s basically pissed cause… Read More »

At times anther strange night for the NFL Draft, but in reality Round 1 was going to be very difficult to top. The beginning of Round 2 seemed to portend some heavy movement. After the PACKERS’ Ted Thompson decided that no one was offering enough to make them move back again and took their widely anticipated CB in… Read More »

We are closing in on Day Two of the NFL Draft. Don’t know why I felt I had to tell you that. If I did you probably are at the wrong website this evening. Tonite is the when League teams finish off skimming the cream off the top of the prospect milk bottle. Bad k when I was… Read More »

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 »