Category Archives: News

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.

Jags take UDFA lead

Jags take undrafted signings lead … We noted yesterday that based on their unofficial undrafted rookie free agent signings, Jacksonville was among the league leaders with an UDFA rookie class that included former Illinois OLB Carroll Phillips, who is the 2nd ranked guy on the GBN post-draft big board, as well as #7 CB Jeremy Cutrer and #36… Read More »

8th round underway

8th round well underway … NFL teams have been frantically trying to sign the best undrafted rookie free agents to fill out their rosters since the end of the draft on Saturday. And while it will be awhile before all the signings are officially announced, a goodly number of signings have leaked out in one way or another.… Read More »

Draft by the numbers

SEC, Michigan lead way in draft numbers game … Not to sound like a broken record, but for the 11th year in a row, the SEC led all conferences with the most players selected at the 2017 draft; however, once the draft dust had settled Michigan, which came on in the late rounds, edged out record-setting Alabama as… Read More »

Bills fire G.M; scout staff

Bills G.M. out along with full scout staff  … Updating that story on the firing of Buffalo G.M. Doug Whaley from earlier this morning. Along with Whaley, ownership has reportedly also released the entire scouting staff, both college and pro. None of this comes as a great surprise across the NFL as there has been talk out of… Read More »

Giants post draft buzz

A little Giants post-draft buzz … Got a chance to chat with a fellow I met a few years back who is pretty connected with the Giants last evening after the draft. We’ve got the highlights from the conversation including some thoughts on TE Evan Engram, the team’s first-round pick, the dearth of offensive linemen, and the QB… Read More »

2018 projection

Just 364 days to go until the 2018 draft!!! … Hang in there guys!! To help folks ease into the new draft year here is our very first – and very preliminary – first-round projection for the upcoming draft! And please its just way too early for any “what are you guys smoking? the Buckeroos will never take… Read More »

Wrap

That really is a wrap … The 2017 draft wrapped up when Denver made former Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly Mr. Irrelevant by selecting him with the 253rd and last pick in the 7th round. However, there won’t be any rest for bleary-eyed NFL personnel people though as they are already frantically signing the top undrafted free agents.… Read More »

Friday wrap

That’s a wrap, Part Deux … The second and third rounds of the 2017 draft wrapped up at 11:35 PM ET when Tampa Bay selected former LSU LB Kendell Beckwith with the 107th and final pick in the 3rd round. However, there won’t be much rest for NFL personnel people though as they’ll be up into the wee… Read More »