Commenting System Changed

Hi All, this is Gary, your loyal and faithful webmaster. I just wanted to let everyone know that, due to a recently discovered security hole in the WordPress commenting system, we are switching the commenting system on GBN from the built in WordPress comments to Vanilla Forum comments. We may switch back after a fix is implemented. You’ll… Read More »

How to Follow GBN During The Draft Season

How To Keep Up With GBN: – Hi everyone. This is Gary, the GBN web guy. With the Combine over and draft season in full swing, I just wanted to remind everyone of all the various ways you can get your Great Blue North news and updates. Follow us on Twitter, we’ll be posting regular updates. Like us… Read More »

GBN News – Top 20 Picks set, almost

Top 20 picks set, almost … With just one game to go in the NFL regular schedule, the first 20 picks at the 2015 draft have now been pretty much set. Tampa Bay made it interesting, but in the end lost 23-20 to New Orleans in one of today’s early games to clinch the #1 pick at the… Read More »

GBN News – Regular season comes to an end

Regular season comes to an end; top 20 draft spots to be decided … By the end of the day we will know the dozen teams that have qualified for the NFL’s postseason as the regular season wraps up. We’ll also know the order for the first 20 picks at the 2015 draft. Tampa Bay can wrap up… Read More »

GBN News – Bowl season continues, continued

Bowl season continues, continued … Previews for the final two games on today’s 5-games college football bowl have now been posted. And draft watchers could in fact be treated to a two-fer as the late game – the Holiday Bowl between Nebraska and Southern California – features a chance to check a couple of legitimate top 5 prospects… Read More »

GBN News – Gopher TE to enter draft

Gopher TE to enter draft … Minnesota redshirt sophomore TE Maxx Williams has reportedly decided to enter the 2015 draft where he is expected to be the first player off the board at the position. The 6-4, 250-pound Williams, whose father Brian was a first round pick pick by the Giants in 1989, emerged as a big-play threat… Read More »

GBN News – One RB in draft; one out

One RB in draft; one out … South Carolina junior RB Mike Davis, a second-day prospect for the upcoming draft, has confirmed that he will be turning pro this winter after the Gamecocks’ bowl game. On the other hand, Arkansas junior RB Jonathan Williams has announced that he will be coming back for his senior season next fall.… Read More »

GBN News – Weekly selection order updated

Weekly selection order updated … With just a week to go in the regular season, the first-round selection order for the 2015 draft, were it held this week, has been updated. Early star game thoughts … According to GBN Associate Editor and Chief Scout Pigskin Paul Guillemette its never too early to start thinking about next month’s all-star… Read More »

GBN News – One DB out for LSU; one in

One DB out for LSU; one in … While nothing has been officially announced to date, sources close to the LSU program are reporting that junior CB Jalen Collins has decided to leave school early and enter the 2015 draft. The 6-1, 200-pound Collins is a second-day prospect for the upcoming draft. At the same time, though, it… Read More »

GBN News – Bucs inch closer to #1 pick

Bucs inch closer to #1 pick … After losing to Green Bay to drop to 2-13 on the year in one of today’s early games, Tampa Bay could wrap up the top pick overall at the 2015 draft with a loss next week when they host New Orleans in their season finale. However, Tennessee, which lost on Thursday… Read More »

GBN News – When winter comes can the draft be far behind?

When winter comes can the draft be far behind! Hang in there guys! Homecooking to spice up draft chase … With just weeks left to go in the NFL regular schedule, the early picks at the 2015 draft are still very much up for grabs. Tampa Bay, which held the #1 pick coming into the week, could drop… Read More »

GBN News – December 16th 2014

(7:00 PM): MSU QB to return; DE ‘iffy’ … Citing the fact that he still has ‘unfinished’ business at school, Michigan State junior QB Connor has reportedly decided to stay with the program for his senior season next fall. Cook had considered entering the 2015 draft if he were rated as a potential top ten pick, but right… Read More »

GBN News – December 15th, 2014

(5:00 PM): Auburn WR to enter draft … Auburn junior WR Sammie Coates announced at a press conference earlier this afternoon that he will be leaving school and entering the 2015 draft where he projects to be a second day selection. The 6-2, 205-pound Coates, who is one of the fastest receivers in the country, averaged 24 yards… Read More »

GBN News – December 14th 2014

(9:00 AM): Duck QB wins Heisman … Pretty much as expected Oregon junior QB Marcus Mariota was awarded this year’s Heisman Trophy at last night’s annual event at New York’s Downtown Club. Mariota beat out Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon and Alabama WR Amari Cooper for the award. Mariota is expected be one of the first 2-3 players off… Read More »

Randy Gregory

Randy Gregory, Nebraska, 6-6, 248, 4.70, JR …. Freakish edge rusher with top 5 potential whose pass rush skills have scouts really excited despite the fact he was limited by a leg issue through much of the first half of the season; originally signed with Purdue out of high school, but didn’t qualify and ended up going the… Read More »

Heisman Contenders and Pretenders

The College Football season has marched past Week 11, with teams having played either 9 or 10 of their 12 game schedules. It seems to me that we are past the point of being unable to root out Heisman pretenders from Heisman contenders. So I am going to give you my final six. Please note that I see… Read More »

Picks for Movember 2

CARDINALS  BY 2 @ COWBOYS 1:00/ET/FOX … Vegas says this is a pick-em game. And with an injured ROMO that would seem to make some sense. The CARDS are not a great team, but HC BRUCE ARIANS seems to be pushing most of the right buttons running the show in Glendale. My biggest worry if I’m a CARDINALS… Read More »

Weekly Prospects Review – October 29th, 2014

DARRYL BALDWIN/RT/OHIO STATE #76 6’6/310 Whether a professional scout, or an amateur, like myself, it’s important to always be on the lookout for late blossoming talent. BALDWIN appears to be just that for the Buckeyes. He came into the program as a DT back at the end of the Tressel era. He red-shirted, then played for a season… Read More »

Weekly Prospects Review – September 17th, 2014

SHANE CARDEN/QB/EAST CAROLINA #5 6’2/220 CARDEN is the “sleeper” in the 2015 QB DRAFT group in my opinion. He runs the show for a mid-level program and does it quite well. He came out like gang busters against VA TECH, then leveled off as the coaches got a bit predictable and TECH’s Defense got after him. But after… Read More »