Pitt OT enters draft … Pittsburgh junior OT Brian O’Neill has announced that he will be foregoing his final year of eligibility and entering the 2018 draft. O’Neill is the 3rd Pitt junior to declare for the upcoming draft, joining wide receiver Quadree Henderson and safety Jordan Whitehead. O’Neill is an interesting prospect who is currently considered to… Read More »
Bowling for dollars; Part One … It seems like the college football season just ended – it actually did just end – but the bowl season is alraedy upon with a spate of preliminary games scheduled for tomorrow. And while they are just the preliminaries, there will still be a number of really interesting prospects on the field… Read More »
One RB in; one out … Oregon has announced that senior RB Royce Freeman will not play in Saturday’s Las Vegas Bowl matchup against Boise State as a precaution against injury. Instead, he plans to begin preparation for the 2018 draft where he is considered to be a second-day prospect. Freeman, who ran for over 1,400 yards this… Read More »
‘Neers win one; lose one … West Virginia won’t have to break in a new QB next fall as junior Will Grier has announced that he will be returning for his senior season next fall. At the same time, the Mountaineers will have to make do in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on December 26th against Utah without… Read More »
Thursday nighter draft implications … The NFL probably doesn’t want to hear it, but the only implications for this week’s Thursday night game in which Indianapolis hosts Denver relate to the draft. Indeed, were the draft held this week, the 3-10 Colts would have the third pick, while the 4-9 Broncos would pick 5th. A win for Indianapolis… Read More »
Injured Badger LB Cichy to enter draft … Wisconsin LB Jack Cichy announced earlier today that he will be entering the 2018 draft rather than apply for a 6th year of eligibility. Cichy did not play at all this year after tearing an ACL in fall practice; he also missed the latter half of the 2016 season with… Read More »
Latest Senior Bowl roster additions announced … The Senior Bowl has announced the addition of 16 more players who have accepted invitations to participate in this year’s game in Mobile. The latest group includes Oklahoma State WR James Washington, UTEP OG Will Hernandez, Western Michigan OT Chuk Okorafor, Arkansas C Frank Ragnow, Ohio State DE Jalyn Holmes, Florida… Read More »
Updated first round selection order posted … With another week in the book, the opening round selection order for the 2018 draft were it to be held this week has been updated.
Three more juniors enter draft; other college notes … A trio of juniors have reportedly confirmed in one way or another over the past few days that they will be entering the draft. They are Florida DT Taven Bryan, Pitt S/CB Jordan Whitehead and Maryland CB J.C. Jackson. Bryan is the highest rated of the three; he’s a… Read More »
Colts move up to 3rd pick; 49ers to 4th … As a result of San Francisco’s win over Houston earlier this afternoon, Indianapolis has moved up into the 3rd slot in the weekly selection order for the opening round of the 2018 draft. Meanwhile, the 49ers will slip down to the 4th pick, while Denver will hold the… Read More »
Browns magic # down to 2 for top pick … Cleveland came oh so close to getting off the schneid earlier this afternoon, but when the dust had settled the Browns lost in OT to Green Bay – after the Packers tied the game with less than 20 seconds on the clock in regulation – to drop to… Read More »
To QB or not to QB … We will still have to wait until April 26th to find out for sure, but the it appears that the chances that Cleveland stays with its first pick at the 2018 draft and selects a QB. At their press conference late last week introducing new G.M. John Dorsey, Browns’ owner Jimmy… Read More »
Shrine game announces roster additions … Late last week, the East-West Shrine all-star game announced the names of a second batch of players who have accepted invitations to this year’s game in St. Petersburg. That brings the number of players who have accepted invitations to the Shrine game to 66. Heading the list of players who have accepted… Read More »
Who caught Pigskin’s eye in college football’s championship weekend … A little later than usual, here are the players that caught GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette eye in college football’s conference championship weekend last week with an eye toward the 2018 draft.
Gator WR Callaway headed to draft … Neil Stratton of Inside The League is reporting that embattled Florida junior WR Antonio Callaway has signed with an agent and will be entering the 2018 draft. Callaway was one of Florida players involved in a credit card fraud scheme this past year that ultimately resulted in felony charges against each… Read More »
That didn’t take long: Browns nab Dorsey as new G.M. … Just hours after firing former G.M. Sashi Brown, Cleveland has hired former Kansas City GM John Dorsey as their new GM. Dorsey is a 26-year veteran of the NFL personnel wars with two Super Bowls on his record. Dorsey was dismissed by Kansas City earlier this year… Read More »
First-round projection updated … With the NFL at the 3/4 pole and college football headed toward the bowls, the GBN projection for the opening round of the 2018 draft has been updated. And as we note with every update, truth is we don’t have a clue what is going to happen on april 26th. What he hope to… Read More »
Browns fire G.M.; other personnel department changes to follow … Cleveland has fired executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown, who headed their personnel department for the past two years. Under Sashi’s leadership the Browns led the league in acquiring draft picks, but had just a 1-27 record. Other changes to the personnel department are also expected to… Read More »
Titans fire top western scout … In a somewhat surprising move, Tennessee has reportedly parted ways with scout Phil Neri, their western area scout. Neri was in his 13th season with the Titans and his 40th overall as an NFL scout. Prior to coming to the Titans, Neri was director of college scouting with Cleveland. The move is… Read More »
Sooner RB accused of sexual assault … Emerging Oklahoma junior RB Rodney Anderson is denying the allegation that he sexually assaulted a female student last month. So far, no charges have been laid as local police are reportedly still investigating. In his defense, Anderson claims the alleged victim only made the accusation after he refused to engage in… Read More »
‘Noles safety James enters draft … Pretty much as expected, Florida State redshirt sophomore safety Derwin James has announced that he is passing on his final year of eligibilty and will enter the 2018 draft. James also indicated that he will not participate in the Seminoles’ bowl game. James was one of the top defensive players in the… Read More »
Selection order updated … The opening round selection order for the 2018 draft were it to be held this week has been updated.
Pigskin posts final pre-bowl college rankings … With the college conference championships in the books, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has posted his final top 25 pre-bowl ranking.
BC edge rusher hilites list of 26 new players added to Senior Bowl … The Senior Bowl announced the names of 26 more players who have accepted invitations to this year’s game. Heading the list is Boston College DE/OLB, a potential top ten pick this year who led the country with 16.5 sacks in 2016, although injuries held… Read More »
Quartet of juniors added to 2018 list … Over the course of the past few days, four more juniors have announced in one way or another that they will be skipping their final years of eligibility and entering the 2018 draft including Texas junior DBs DeShon Elliott and Holton Hill. Elliott is a FS with second-day potential, while… Read More »