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Updated first round selection order posted

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

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 »

Shrine game additions

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 »

Selection order

Selection order updated … The opening round selection order for the 2018 draft were it to be held this week has been updated.

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 »

Big XII Championship Preview

Big XII Championship: #3 Oklahoma (11-1) vs #11 TCU (10-2); Dallas; 12:30 PM ET; FOX … The big-time championship games get underway on Saturday afternoon when Oklahoma plays TCU in the Big XII title contest at the Cowboys’ stadium in Arlington. And since this is the Big XII, expect a shoot-out with veteran QBs Baker Mayfield (#6, 6-1,… Read More »

SEC Championship Preview

SEC Championship: #2 Auburn (10-2) vs #6 Georgia (11-1); Atlanta; 4 PM ET; CBS … Fans turning into the SEC championship game expecting to see Alabama will of course be sorely disappointed as the Crimson Tide were knocked out of the SEC East division lead last week when they were upset by cross-state rival Auburn. However, Alabama still… Read More »

Preview of PAC-12 Championship Game

PAC-12 Championship: #14 Stanford (9-3) vs #9 Southern California (10-2); Santa Clara; 8 PM ET; Friday; ESPN … Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there is any realistic avenue for the PAC-12 champion to get an invite to the 4-team college football playoffs. Heck, the Cardinal and Trojans aren’t even playing for a spot in the Rose Bowl which… Read More »

QB changes could impact early draft order

QB changes could impact early draft order … Two of the three teams in the chase for the top pick at the 2018 draft made rather dramatic moves at QB yesterday which could shake up the way the top three picks ultimately shake out. For those who spent the day in another universe, the Giants announced that Eli… Read More »

Top picks remain unchanged

Top picks remain unchanged in weekly selection order … For at least another week Cleveland will hold the #1 pick overall in the proverbial ‘if the draft were held this week’ selection order for the 2018 draft after the Browns dropped to 0-11 with a loss in Cincinnati on Sunday. In fact, there were no changes at the… Read More »

College football notes: November 26th

For those that don’t really follow college football, conference championship weekend is coming up this coming week. Here’s the schedule for the Power 5 conferences: Friday: PAC-12: #11 Southern California (10-2) vs #14 Stanford (9-3); 8 PM ET; ESPN Saturday Big XII: #2 Oklahoma (11-1) vs #10 TCU (10-2); 12:30 PM ET; FOX SEC: #4 Auburn (10-2) vs… Read More »

Grey Cup

Championship weekend up north … While Americans enjoy their annual Thanksgiving football fare, its championship week in Canada with the CFL title up for grabs when Calgary plays Toronto in the 105th renewal of the Grey Cup game in Ottawa at 6 PM ET on Sunday. Coverage is on TSN in Canada and on ESPN2 in the U.S.… Read More »

Selection order

Browns stay at #1; 49ers back to #2 in weekly draft order … Cleveland hit double digits in losses for the year earlier today when the Browns lost 19-7 to Jacksonville to drop to 0-10. And that means the Browns will hold onto the #1 pick in the proverbial ‘if the draft were this week’ selection order for… Read More »

Watson , Hunt head Pigskin halfway All-rookie team

QB Watson, RB Hunt head Pigskin halfway All-rookie team … With the NFL season now into the homestretch, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has posted his All-rookie team through the first half of the campaign. And no surprise that Houston QB DeShaun Watson and Kansas City RB Kareem Hunt headline the team.

Who to watch in college football this week.

Who to watch in college football this week … After two great weekends on the college football schedule, it’s kind of breather week coming up with teams gearing up for their big Thanksgiving weekend games next week. Indeed, there is only one game on this weekend’s schedule involving ranked teams playing each other. That’s in the Big Ten… Read More »

To QB or not to QB

To QB or not to QB … Right now, what were picking up from sources around the NFL is that there is a growing sense that QBs Sam Darnold of Southern Cal and UCLA’s Josh Rosen would be the first players off the board if the 2018 draft were held today. And NFL.com’s Dan Jeremiah did his own… Read More »

star game updates

Star game gazing … If its mid-November and the college season is wrapping up a young draft prospect’s thoughts turn toward, well the draft including the all-star games. Indeed, with the end of the regular campaign we will start to see underclassmen announcing whether they intend to enter the upcoming draft or not. We will also start to… Read More »

Giants checking out QBs

Interesting story earlier this week that Giants co-owner John Mara had literally ordered the team’s football management to get cracking checking out the top QBs in the 2018 draft class. On the one hand, it doesn’t really sound like something that Mara would actually say, but the Giants reportedly did dispatch VP of Player Evaluation Marc Ross to… Read More »

Who to watch in November 4th college football games

What a week on the college football schedule with 7 games featuring ranked teams going head-to-head. And most of the games also have huge conference and national implications. Needless to say, these games also include many of this year’s top draft prospects. Here in chronological order are the 7 games between ranked teams and the players we’ll be… Read More »

Browns, 49ers still 1-2

Winless Browns, 49ers still 1-2 in opening round selection order … To nobody’s surprise around the NFL, if the 2018 draft were held this week, Cleveland and San Francisco would have the first and second picks overall. Here’s the full, updated selection order for the opening round of the upcoming draft were it to be held this week.… Read More »

Penn State-Ohio State preview

#2 Penn State (7-0) at #6 Ohio State (6-1); 3:30 PM ET; ABC … With apologies to the SEC West, the most competitive division in college football this year may just be the Big Ten East which currently has 4 teams in the top 20 including #2 Penn State and #6 Ohio State who meet Saturday afternoon in… Read More »

Who to watch in college football

College sched heats up; who to watch this weekend … After several rather blasé weeks on the college football docket, the season starts to heat up this weekend as the season passes the midway point. And the biggest games on this weekend’s schedule are in South Bend and Happy Valley as Notre Dame hosts Southern California in their… Read More »

Week 8 College Football Preview

Saturday Oct. 21 12:30AM/ET FSN BOSTON COLLEGE (3-4) @ VIRGINIA (5-1) by 6 Not a world beater of a game, but Virginia is having a resurgent season and BC is coming off a big win over Louisville. UVA QB KURT BENKERT #6 is a legit pro prospect, and the Eagles feature perhaps the best edge-rusher in college football… Read More »

Previews of big college games: October 21st

#11 Southern California (6-1) at #13 Notre Dame (5-1); 7:30 PM ET; NBC … After several rather blasé weeks on the college football docket, the season starts to heat up this weekend as the season hits the midway point. And last week’s spate of upsets brought a whole bunch one-loss teams including Notre Dame and Southern California which… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 4

SAQUON BARKLEY/RB #26 PENN STATE 5’11/228 JR. My first thought watching the Iowa game was what a great player BARKLEY is. My second thought was that JAMES FRANKLIN is going to use him up by sometime in late October. How can BARKLEY not declare for the 2018 NFL Draft before he’s beaten to a pulp? This guy is… Read More »