Category Archives: News

Is #1 pick still in play

Is QB still in play at #1 ??? … Adam Schefter reported on ESPN’s SportsCenter earlier this evening that he is being told by his sources that Cleveland may in fact select North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky with the #1 pick overall at tomorrow’s draft rather than Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett.  According to Schefter he has “very… Read More »

No mock today!!

No mock today … We were going to take a shot at a final mock of the 2017 draft before the picks actually started coming off the board tomorrow evening. In fact, we got off to a great start effortlessly penciling Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett in at the #1 pick overall for the Cleveland Browns. So far… Read More »

Pigskins Top 100

Pigskin makes it one more Top 100 … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has posted his final Top 100 overall listing for tomorrow’s draft.

Pigskin mocks the Washthings

Pigskin mocks the Washthings draft … Back by popular demand this year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be providing his own unique mock drafts for as many teams as possible in the final days until the draft; up today is Washington.

LP Mock

GBN’s Larry Parker posts final mock: At this time of the year, the GBN becomes a ‘mock optional’ draft site. This year, Investigative College Football reporter Larry Parker was the only staff brave enough to try a pre-draft projection. And not one to march to everybody else’s drummer, LP has more than his share of surprise picks in… Read More »

Drama at top of draft to continue

Drama at top of draft to continue … Mike Silver of NFL.com is reporting that Cleveland V.P. of Football Operations Sashi Brown told him earlier today that the Browns know who they’ll be taking with the #1 pick in just 26 hours and that in fact they’ve known for at least a couple of weeks. However, Brown said… Read More »

One more top 100

And one more Top 100 … this one by Rob Rang of CBS Sports.

More top 100s

More top 100s worth a look … With just over 30 hours until the start of the 2017 draft, more analysts are posting their final boards. A couple worth a look include those by Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, who year and year out is as close as anybody to the real thing, and by long-time… Read More »

Update on comp in Lybch trade

Update on Lynch trade comp … Jay Glazer of Fox Sports is reporting that Seattle and Oakland will flip 5th and 6th round picks at the 2018 as compensation in the trade for former Seahawks’ RB Marshawn Lynch. Seattle will get Oakland’s fifth-round pick next year, while the Raiders will get the Seahawks 6th rounder. The deal for… Read More »

Most interesting pick in the draft

The most interesting pick in the draft! … Could very well be the 5th overall currently held by Tennessee. Titans’ G.M. Jon Robinson says they have had several serious calls about the 5th pick and as of this morning thinks that the team’s chances of moving down from that spot are ’50-50.’ Speculation around the league is that… Read More »

Beast mode is back!!

‘Beast mode’ is back … After several fits and starts, Oakland and Seattle have agreed on a trade in which the Raiders get the rights to former Seahawks star RB Marshawn Lynch after Oakland and Lynch agreed on a contract last evening. The deal still hinges on Lynch passing a physical later today. If the deal in fact… Read More »

Latest developments in Conley, Brantley cases

Latest developments in Conley, Brantley … If it wasn’t hard enough for NFL to grade players based on what they might do on the field, for the second time in three years, they’ll have to make a guess as to what will happen in a criminal case involving a player. In fact, this year its players as both… Read More »

48 hours draft buzz

Inside 48 hours: draft buzz … With the draft now less than 48 hours away, it is still relatively quiet around the NFL, but there is a little bit of buzz starting to heat up with some very faint trade rumblings. Full story

Mayock top 100

Mayock posts Top 100 … NFL.com draft analyst Mike Mayock, arguably the most respected guy in the business these days and certainly one of the best connected, has posted his list of Top 100 prospects for this week’s draft. For the most part, Mayock’s ranking reflect conventional wisdom within the draft guru community. Indeed, Texas A&M DE Myles… Read More »

OSU CB ID’ed as Cleveland sex assault

OSU CB Conley IDed as accused in Cleveland sex assault … Ohio State CB Gareon Conley has been identified as the previously unnamed player who police in Cleveland are investigating for an alleged sexual assault. Conley has vigorously denied the allegation and so far there have been no charges from the incident which was reported to police on… Read More »

Pigskin mocks the Cowboys

Pigskin mocks the Cowboys draft … Back by popular demand this year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be providing his own unique mock drafts for as many teams as possible in the final days until the draft; up today are the Dallas Cowboys who are coming off a 13-win season spuured in significant part by a… Read More »

Cleveland sex assault story

Top prospect reported under sex assault investigation in Cleveland … A couple of readers living in the Cleveland area alerted us to a story being reported by a local TV station that police are investigating an unidentified top prospect for this week’s draft over a sexual assault incident that allegedly occurred earlier this month during a pre-draft. So… Read More »

Bills don’t match Gillislee offer

Bills won’t match Pats Gillislee RFA offer sheet; get 5th round pick … Buffalo has announced they won’t match the restricted free agent offer sheet RB Mike Gillislee signed with New England. As compensation, the Bills will get New England’s fifth-round pick this year, the 163rd overall. With this deal, the selection order for this week’s draft, as… Read More »

S Peppers latest to announce failed combine drug test

S Peppers latest to announce failed combine drug test … Michigan’s SS Jabrill Peppers has become the second first-round prospect for the upcoming draft to reveal that they tested positive for a dilute urine sample at the scouting combine. Alabama MLB Reuben Foster reported the same occurrence earlier this month. And like Foster, Peppers blames the failed test… Read More »

Pigskin here, there and everywhere!!! … or so it seems with just 3 days to go until the draft. For those who’d like to listen to a little intelligent draft talk, our Pigskin Paul Guillemette guested on an Eye on Sports podcast with Fred Perdue over the weekend. Here’s the link. Pigskin also added some data on wonderlic… Read More »

Pigskin mocks da beras

Pigskin mocks Da Bears draft … Back by popular demand this year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be providing his own unique mock drafts for as many teams as possible in the final days until the draft; up today are the Chicago Bears who with the 3rd pick overall are one of the key players in… Read More »

GBN Big Board posted

Final Big Board posted … A little bit later than we planned, but the final GBN Big Board ranking of the top 350-plus prospects for this week’s draft has been posted. Perhaps the most interesting area was in the area between roughly the 25th and 45th players overall. Just not much to choose between players in that level… Read More »

Brantley charged

C’mon man!! Gators’ DT Brantley charged with assault … Florida DT Caleb Brantley, a second day prospect for this week’s draft, was charged with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly struck a woman with a closed fist and knocked her unconscious earlier this month. Brantley reportedly became involved in a verbal altercation with a women he did not know… Read More »

Sunday draft notes

Jags say 4th pick available; other pre-draft notes … Despite the fact that the draft is just 5 days away and counting, it remains relatively quiet around the league. However, Jacksonville did add its name to the list of teams picking early that would be willing to move down. New/old Jaguars’ football head honcho Tom Coughlin indicated as… Read More »

UT RB Hurd moves onto Baylor

X-Vols RB Hurd lands at Baylor … Former Tennessee RB Jalen Hurd has ultimately decided to transfer to Baylor where he plans to switch to WR in the Bears’ high-octane offense. Hurd entered the 2016 season regarded as one of the top backs in the country, but he struggled with injuries and inconsistency and ultimately left the team… Read More »