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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 »

Pigskins looks at small s-chool prospects

Pigskin ranks small-school prospects … Over the years, the draft has been pretty much the preserve of big-time college football programs. Every year, though, there are breakthroughs from guys playing at lower levels. And this year will be no exception, although the odds are stacked against anyone from outside the ranks of FBS schools being selected in this… Read More »

BUCCANEERS 2017 Team Mock

Once the RAIDERS move to Vegas, Florida will lead the NFL with 3 franchises. But only one can currently be considered a Play-Off caliber club and that is the BUCS in Tampa Bay. QB JAMEIS WINSTON has quickly become the cornerstone of the franchise after the BUCS wisely chose him No. 1 overall two years ago. It is… Read More »

Are Pats trades back on ???

Throughout much of the early pre-draft process the only buzz out there were rumors about potential trades involving New England QB Jimmy Garoppolo and CB Malcolm Butler. Cleveland was reportedly interested in acquiring Garoppolo and were believed to be considering parting with the 12th pick in this year’s draft as part of the compensation, but weren’t willing to… Read More »

Foster shoulder surgery story

Conflicting story on state of Foster shoulder surgery … There are conflicting stories on the condition of Alabama MLB Reuben Foster’s surgically repaired shoulder. ESPN had a report by Shane Alexander that Foster had not been given a clean bill of health at the medical re-checks conducted in Indianapolis last week for injured players and that it was… Read More »

Another big week in Indy

Another big week in Indy … It’s all done behind closed doors, but the key activity in the draft process this week are the medical re-tests of injured players in Indianapolis. Every year, players with medical issues are invited back to the combine site in April to see where their conditions stand in the 2-3 weeks before the… Read More »

Giants post

Reading the Big Blue tea leaves … With the 23rd pick in this month’s draft, the New York Giants could go in a bunch of directions with their early round picks. GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has some thoughts on where they might go in his latest team mock. At the same time, GBN Editor Colin Lindsay… Read More »

Palace intrigue starts to percolate!

For weeks now we have been lamenting the fact that there just wasn’t any buzz at all surrounding the 2017 draft. However, with 15 days to go, things may be starting to percolate, although one always has to bear in mind that this is the season of smoke and mirrors. And the growing buzz starts in Cleveland where… Read More »

GIANTS MOCK DRAFT 2017

With deference to our Editor, let’s start off my Team Mocks with his favorite team the G-Men in NYC. I will expect a critique and alternate picks from him, in short order, after this is published. But for now… Round1,Pick23 HAASAN REDDICK/LB/TEMPLE 6’2/237 PPR#22 Once upon a time the GIANTS D was ruled by perennial Pro Bowl LB… Read More »

Projection updated

New 3-round projection … We weren’t planning on posting any new mock drafts until perhaps just before the draft, but with the lack of any kind of buzz surrounding the upcoming draft, we thought we’d throw one out there just to spice things up a little. We only do so with the proviso that people remember – and… Read More »

Who’s hot; who’s not

We have noted that the run-up to this year’s draft has been unusually quiet; however, that doesn’t mean there isn’t necessarily any movement just beneath the surface. It’s hard not to sense, for example, that Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes continues to gain momentum. Indeed, there’s a palpable sense around the league that Mahomes is now the second… Read More »

Texas RB Foreman flies at pro day

‘Horns RB Foreman flies at UT pro day … The focus of today’s pro day schedule was supposed to be on the state of Florida where Florida State and Florida had workouts scheduled. In fact, there were some notable performances at the two Florida schools, but in the end the story of the day may have been Texas… Read More »

More Clemson coverage

More Clemson pro day notes … Still trying to get an accurate 40 time for big-time Clemson WR Mike Williams from today’s pro day. As noted earlier, the school announced a time of 4.49 for Williams, who did not run at the combine, while there were press later press reports that had Williams running anywhere from 4.53 to… Read More »