No mock today

No mock today!!! … We have had several queries over the past few days about why our latest mock is a seriously outdated one going way back to December 5th. The simple answer is we haven’t done one since. The reason we haven’t done one since is that we simply have no clue at this time how the… Read More »

Rising DE out of combine

Rising DE Ferguson out of combine … Louisiana Tech DE Jaylon Ferguson, the NCAA’s all-time leading sacker, was supposed to have been one of the most intriguing prospects at the scouting combine later this month. Instead, teams will have to wait after a background check turned up an off-field issue that made Ferguson ineligible to attend the combine… Read More »

Broncos get vet Ravens QB Flacco in trade

Updating Broncos-Ravens trade for vet QB Flacco … Just a quick update on that trade in which Denver has reportedly agreed to a trade in principle with Baltimore to acquire veteran QB Joe Flacco. Sources are reporting that the compensation will be a 4th round draft pick; however, the Broncos actually have two 4th rounders – their own,… Read More »

Top 10 DT Simmons tears ACL

Top 10 DT Simmons tears ACL … As first reported by ESPN earlier today, former Mississippi State DT Jeffery Simmons, a potential top ten prospect for the 2019 draft, suffered what is believed to be a torn ACL during training for the draft. A fina diagnosis is still needed to confirm the full severity of the injury, but… Read More »

Murray commits to football

It IS on! OU QB Murray commits to football … Just four days before he was scheduled to report to the Oakland A’s spring training facility, Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray has tweeted earlier today that he is in fact committed to playing football going forward and will heading to this month’s scouting combine in Indianapolis rather than the… Read More »

QB Gubrud wins appeal; gets 6th year at WSU

QB Gubrud wins appeal; gets 6th year at WSU … Washington State got an early Valentine’s Day gift from the NCAA when the otherwise grinch-like organizations confirmed that former Eastern Washington QB Gage Gubrud had won his appeal and will be granted a medical redshirt year that will make him eligible to play for the Cougars next fall… Read More »

Vols OT richmond to transfer

Vols’ OT Richmond to transfer … Tennessee has confirmed that veteran RT Drew Richmond has entered the transfer portal and will almost assuredly be playing elsewhere next fall. Richmond, a 5th year senior this coming fall, had seriously considered entering the 2019 draft where he had been considered at one point to be a possible top ten prospect… Read More »

Wyoming DE Granderson charged with sex assault

Wyoming DE Granderson charged with sex assault … Wyoming DE Carl Granderson, a solid second-tier prospect for the 2019 draft, has been charged with third-degree sexual assault and sexual battery stemming from an off-campus incident that occurred after the season. The 6-4, 225-pound Granderson who is the 10th rated DE on the GBN positional ranking, is scheduled to… Read More »

Pigskin disappointment post

Star game disappointments … One of the cliches regarding the all-star games is that players can’t hurt their grades if they show up, but play poorly. Nice sentiment, but it is just not the way it works. Of course, if a player struggles at the Senior Bowl or other star game then NFL teams are going to take… Read More »

Guess who’s not coming to dinner

Guess who’s not coming to dinner … As noted in the earlier report on the fact that the NFL has released the list of 338 players that will be attending the scouting combine which gets underway in Indianapolis on February 26th, who actually gets invited to the combine is important as it is an indicator, albeit imperfect, of… Read More »

Combine participants list released

Combine participants list released … The NFL has just released the list of 338 players that will be attending the scouting combine which gets underway in Indianapolis on February 6th. And included on the list is Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray who still has not formerly declared whether he is going to pursue a career in baseball or football.… Read More »

Reading the QB tea leaves

Reading the QB tea leaves … Given that QBs generally make up an inordinate share of players selected early in the draft, 2019 should be interesting in that a) each of the teams holding top 5 draft picks this year all appear to be relatively well set at the position everything else being equal; while b) there are… Read More »

Key dates post

Key NFL dates, deadlines looming … As noted in the piece on Philadelphia QB Nick Foles earlier today, the Eagles are now expected to place a franchise tag on him now that he has voided his contract option. The Eagles, though, can’t actually apply the franchise tag to Foles for another couple of weeks or as teams can… Read More »

Eagles to protect QB Foles

That didn’t take long; QB Foles voids contract option … Barely hours after he was notified by Philadelphia that they will be exercising the $20M option on his contract for the 2019 season, QB Nick Foles in turn has told the Eagles that he will void that option by paying a $2M buy-out provision. That would technically make… Read More »

EWU QB Gubrud’s WSU transfer on hold

EWU QB transfer to WSU on hold … Sources out of the northwest are reporting that the NCAA has denied former Eastern Washington QB Gage Gubrud’s appeal for a 6th year of eligibility. Gubrud had intended to transfer to Washington State where he would have replaced Gardner Minshew running the high-octane Cougars’ offense. Gubrud, though, will reportdly appeal… Read More »

Tide safety cleared in old assault case

Tide S cleared in old assault case … With the scouting combine looming, Alabama FS Deionte Thompson, the consensus top prospect at the position for the 2019 draft, got some good news as an aggravated assault charge stemming from an incident in 2017  safety was dismissed earlier today. Thompson was arrested in April, 2017 and later indicted on… Read More »

FSU QB story takes another twist

FSU QB story takes yet another twist … The on-going saga of former, or maybe still Florida State QB Deondre Francois took yet another turn twist earlier today when family members of the ex-girlfriend who had accused him of domestic abuse, but had supposedly recanted her story and apologized, claimed that her social media account had been hacked… Read More »

First three rounds set; Raiders with most early picks

First three rounds set; Raiders with most early picks … With the Super Bowl now in the books, we in fact now know the full selection order for the first three rounds of the 2019 draft, with the exception of the compensatory picks which are expected to be announced later this month at the scouting combine in Indianapolis.… Read More »

Pigskin Paul’s Senior Bowl sleepers

Pigskin’s Senior Bowl risers list … While just about everybody in the official and non-official NFL scouting community has turned their attention toward Indianapolis where the combine gets underway in just three weeks, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette can’t get his mind off Mobile and the Senior Bowl. He weighs in with some thoughts on a set… Read More »

Patriots win again; first round selection order set

Patriots win again; first round selection order set … What’s old is new as the New England Patriots win another Super Bowl to wrap the 2018 season. As a result, the final two spots in the opening round selection order for the 2019 draft has been set with the Patriots to have the 32nd and final regular pick… Read More »

No combine for top DT Simmons, WR Williams because of assaults

No combine for top DT Simmons, WR Williams because of assaults … Mississippi State DT Jeffery Simmons, a potential top 10 prospect f0r the upcoming draft, and Colorado State WR Preston Williams have reportedly been told that they will not be invited to next month’s scouting combine in Indianapolis because of past sexual assaults. The story was first… Read More »

Staying in school

Staying in school … GBN Investigative College Football Reported Larry Parker reports that at least three players who had been considered half way decent second-tier options for the 2019 draft have been granted extra years of eligibility and appear to be returning to school for a 6th year of eligibility. Boise State DE David Moa, for example, has… Read More »

Pigskins Shrine sleepers post

Shrine star game sleepers … Driving home from last weekend’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette was thinking about how some players disappoint in the public eye at the various post-season all-star games while other who aren’t household names step up and stand out. And after rewatching the Shrine Game tape and reviewing his… Read More »

QB post

To QB or not to QB … We actually started out working on an updated mock of the 2019 draft. Trouble, was though that we couldn’t get past the first half dozen or so picks because we just don’t have a clue what is going to happen with the top QB prospects for the upcoming draft. And until… Read More »

To QB or not to QB

This article actually started out as a mock of the 2019 draft. Trouble, was though that we couldn’t get past the first half dozen or so picks because we just don’t have a clue what is going to happen with the top QB prospects for the upcoming draft. And the reason we don’t have a clue how the… Read More »