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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 »

Browns, 49ers 1-2 in opening round selection order

Browns, 49ers 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. Note that… 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 »

College Football Injury Notes: Week III

LSU is now saying that star junior RB Derrius Guice is “very questionable” for Saturday’s game against Syracuse because of an undisclosed knee injury. That’s a concern, because earlier in the week LSU head coach Ed Orgeron waved off Guice’s absence from practice as a “minor injury.” Guice, one of the top two RB prospects in the 2018… Read More »

Oklahoma-Ohio State preview

The college football schedule maker has been in fine form so far this year. Last week, they kicked off the season with #1 Alabama playing #3 Florida State. And this week it will be more of the same with second-ranked Ohio State hosting #5 Oklahoma in another game with major national implications. The Buckeyes-Sooners’ match-up also features some… Read More »

8th round wrap

By the numbers: how the ‘8th round of the 2017 draft’ fared … NFL teams continue to tinker with their rosters in anticipation of this week’s regular season openers, but the early returns suggest that 2017 draft was also a pretty good one for players who went undrafted this past spring. Indeed, as of Saturday’s 53-man roster deadline,… Read More »

Post-cut 2017 draft by the numbers …

Back in the spring, the consensus around the NFL appeared to be that the 2017 draft was a pretty good one. And while it’s hardly a perfect measure, at least based on the number of players selected this past spring who made their respective team’s 53-man opening day roster, this year’s draft class did just fine thank you… Read More »

Tide-Noles preview

#1 ALABAMA (14-1) v #3 FLORIDA STATE (10-3); Atlanta; 8 PM ET, Saturday; ABC Pretty great way to kick off the season with two of the top three ranked teams in the country going head-to-head when Alabama faces Florida State in Atlanta. And would be pretty safe in betting one’s rent money that NFL scouts will be out… Read More »

GBN Fearless Forecast

GBN Fearless Forecasters preview upcoming college football season … The first full weekend of college football gets underway later this evening with several really big games on the docket this weekend including #1 Alabama playing 3rd ranked Florida State. And while our guys almost never get anything right on these sorts of things, here are Pigskin Paul Guillemette,… Read More »

Are you ready for some football

Are you ready for some football!!! … There actually were some college football games this past weekend, but the 2017 collegiate season gets underway in earnest this coming weekend. And whether it was planned or not, the season gets off to a super great start with two of the top three teams in the pre-season polls going head-to-head… Read More »

Erie to enter bidding for 2018 draft

Erie to enter bidding for 2018 draft … NOT … But they could! With next year’s draft just 256 days away, the NFL has still not announced a site. However, the league has confirmed that Erie, PA is not under consideration at this time. Erie, though, just might be the most logical choice. Erie is halfway between Cleveland… Read More »

No suspension for Tide DT Hand

No suspension for Tide DT Hand after DUI charge … Alabama senior DE Da’Shawn Hand, a potential first round pick in 2018, will not be suspended for an incident last weekend in which he ended up being arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Turns out Hand was actually asleep in the driver’s seat of his car… Read More »

SEC tweaks transfer rules; Irish QB Zaire now a Gator

SEC tweaks transfer rules; Irish QB Zaire now a Gator … As expected, the SEC tweaked its graduate transfer policy on Friday, making changes that would allow former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire to join the Florida Gators. Florida had been unable to add Zaire as a grad transfer because a couple of previous graduate transfers failed to… Read More »

Offensive Strengths of 2018 draft

by Larry Parker, GBN College Football Investigative Reporter May 15, 2017 The 2018 draft is still over 11.5 months away and much can happen between now and April of next year, but a preliminary perusal of next year’s draft class suggests that the offensive positions of strengths for next year’s draft will be Quarterback, Wide Receiver, and Offensive… Read More »

2017 draft by the numbers

Not sound like a broken record, but for the 11th year in a row, the SEC led all conferences with 53 players selected at the 2017 draft. That’s actually up a couple of picks from last year when the conference led the way with 51 picks. In fact, it wasn’t all that close this year with the ACC… Read More »

Mocking the second

33. Green Bay (from Cleveland)                 CB Kevin King, Washington 34. Seattle (from San Francisco)                G/T Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky 35. Jacksonville                                              G/T Cam Robinson, Alabama 36. Chicago                                                      CB Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado 37. LA Rams                                                    DB Obi Melifonwu, UConn 38. LA Chargers                                             DB Budda Baker, Washington 39. NY Jets                                                      QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame 40. Carolina                                                     DE Jordan Willis,… Read More »

First day winners and losers

Its always tough to pick winners and losers in the middle of the draft because one just never knows how the players are actually going to perform on the field until they actually get on the field. It was hard not to like what several teams were able to accomplish during last night’s opening round. Let’s start with… Read More »

Packers on the clock

Pack on the clock … The second round of the 2017 draft gets underway in just under 18 hours with Green Bay on the clock with a pick they acquired from Cleveland late in the opening round. The busiest team on Friday night though will be Seattle which has 6 picks in rounds two and three with 2… Read More »

Draft day morning buzz

The draft kicks off in just over 10 hours and like just about every year one of the biggest questions is where and when do the QBs start coming off the board. Nobody seems to like this year’s QB crop all that much. By all accounts, North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky is still a possibility to go first overall… Read More »

Late Tuesday 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. In fact, about the only storyline around the league the past week or so was that Cleveland, which was reportedly split on whether to take either DE Myles Garrett… 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 »

BROWNS Mock Draft 2017

This is ny BROWNS team mock which appeared online two weeks ago in the Orange & Brown Report. I have made no changes to what appeared at that website. R1P1 MYLES GARRETT/ER TEXAS A&M 6’5/272 PPR#1 R1P12 MITCH TRUBISKY/QB UNC 6’2/222 PPR#10 R2P33 GAREON CONLEY/CB OHIO STATE 6’0/195 PPR#35 R2P52 DION DAWKINS/OG TEMPLE 6’4/315 PPR#50 R3P65 MARCUS MAYE/S… Read More »

Trade options for Browns in search of Trubisky

Browns’ trade options in search of Trubisky … We mentioned in our report earlier in the week that if Cleveland does indeed intend to try and trade back up into next week’s top ten from the 12th pick in order to try and acquire North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky they may not have to look far to find… Read More »