National stat leaders in weekend college football focus … Interesting week in college football, at least from a draft watcher’s perspective. In fact, there are no top 10 match-ups on this weekend’s college schedule with #16 Michigan at #10 Penn State maybe the actual highlight on the docket. So with no really must-see games, we are going to… Read More »
#18 BAYLOR (6-0) at OKLAHOMA STATE (4-2); 4 PM ET; FOX … Baylor puts its unbeaten on the line in Stillwater against the Cowboys in a game that features three of the most productive players in the country. Oklahoma State, in particular, has two of the most dynamic, big-play skill position players in college football in junior WR… Read More »
NFL transaction wire buzzing with a couple of major deals … Update: The Browns will reportedly receive a 5th round pick in 2021 from the LA Rams for C/G Austin Corbett. The NFL trade deadline doesn’t actually come up for another two weeks, but the league’s transaction wire has been buzzing all day with several major deals; for… Read More »
Weekly first-round selection order posted … With week 6 of the 2019 season now in the books, the weekly ‘if the draft were held today’ selection order for the opening round of the upcoming draft has been posted here. Please note that the strength of schedule figures for each team reflect that for their full 16-game schedule. There… Read More »
Ducks’ TE; pair of vet ILBs out for year … There are at least a trio of season-ending injuries from the college football wars. Oregon TE Jacob Breeland, ranked 13th on the GBN positional ranking for the 2020 draft, will reportedly miss the rest of the year after injuring his knee in the Ducks’ win over Colorado this… Read More »
Cavs CB Hall has season-ending ankle surgery … Updating the story on Virginia CB Bryce Hall, one of the top prospects at the position for the 2020 draft, the school has confirmed that he underwent season-ending surgery yesterday. Hall was carted off the field during the second quarter of Friday night’s loss at Miami with what appeared to… Read More »
Upsets upset weekly draft selection order … A couple of dramatic upsets earlier today have jumbled the top picks in the current selection order for the 2020 draft. In particular, two of the league’s four remaining winless teams got off the schneid this afternoon as Washington held off Miami 17-16, while the NY Jets shocked Dallas 24-22 for… Read More »
‘Phins snatch defeat from the jaws of victory; stay winless along with Bengals … Miami dodged a potentially disastrous slip-on on the road to the first pick overall at the 2020 this afternoon when they came within a two-point conversion of knocking off the previously winless Washington Redskins. Washington held on to defeat Miami 17-16 for its first… Read More »
‘Skins-‘Phins in draft bowl for the ages … Well, the dark ages maybe! No question, though, that there will be a shakeup in the current selection order for the opening round of the 2020 draft as Washington plays at Miami in an early Sunday afternoon game. The Redskins and Dolphins are currently two of the leagues four remaining… Read More »
Cavs CB Hall carted off with ankle injury … Some really great college games winding down at this hour; however, there is some bad news from Virginia after star CB Bryce Hall was taken off the field on a cart during the second quarter of last night’s loss at Miami with what appeared to be a severe ankle… Read More »
Tigers, Gators SEC dual hilites weekend college action … It looks like it should be a great weekend to be a college football fan with a number of outstanding games on the docket with national and conference implications. And none is bigger than tomorrow night’s SEC showdown between #7 Florida and #5 LSU in Baton Rouge. Here is… Read More »
#7 Florida (6-0) at #5 LSU (5-0); 8 PM ET; ESPN … This is what college football fans live for: a matchup of two unbeaten, Top 10 SEC rivals in what amounts to a virtual national playoff elimination game. Its a bonus that this game also features a number of intriguing potential draft-related storylines. Indeed, LSU QB Joe… Read More »
Jets to get QB Darnold back from mono … The winless NY Jets announced earlier today that QB Sam Darnold will return to the lineup Sunday afternoon when the team hosts Dallas, after missing the past three games because of a case of mono. Darnold, who actually practiced last week, but wasn’t cleared, passed his ultrasound and blood… Read More »
Initial first-round selection order posted … With week 5 of the 2019 season now in the books, the initial weekly ‘if the draft were held today’ selection order for the opening round of the upcoming draft has been posted here. As noted earlier, the first few picks are ‘complicated’ by byes. Miami and the New York Jets have… Read More »
Bills get future Raiders pick for WR Jones … Oakland has reportedly acquired WR Zay Jones from Buffalo in exchange for what is being described as a 5th round pick in 2021.
Tua, OSU QB Young headline first GBN Top 100 … We are deep enough into the 2019 college football season to get a decent read on how the top prospects for the upcoming draft are starting to sort themselves out. And there is no surprise that Alabama junior QB Tua Tagovailoa remains the top prospect overall on the… Read More »
Skins fire HC Gruden; Callahan named interim … One of the worst kept secrets around the NFL was that Washington head coach Jay Gruden was skating on very thin ice in the wake of the Redskins ‘ofer’ start to the campaign. Indeed, if there was any surprise around the league, it is that Gruden lasted into the 5th… Read More »
Byes fuzzy race for top pick … We still plan to post the first weekly ‘if the draft were held today’ selection order for the 2020 draft after tomorrow night’s Monday nighter. However, IF the draft were to be held this week, it would be a tough call as to which team would have the #1 pick overall.… Read More »
Pigskin’s weekly prospects review … Every week, GBN Associate Editor/Scouting Director Pigskin Paul Guillemette posts his observations from the past weekend’s college football highlights focusing on players that stood out with an eye toward the 2020 draft. Here is this week’s post.
Defensive positional rankings posted … The initial GBN positional rankings have been posted for the defense including DE, DT, ILB, OLB, CB, and F/SS.
Offensive positional rankings posted … The initial GBN positional rankings have been posted for the offense including QB, RB, WR, TE, OT, OG and C. The defensive rankings will be posted tomorrow.
‘Phins back back into top pick; Jets lurking … We are still a week or so away from starting to post the weekly ‘if the draft were held today’ selection order for 2020; however, IF the draft were to be held this week, it would be a tough call as to which team would have the 31 pick… Read More »
Happy Birthday #29!!! … Big day around our house as Grandson #2 Austin, an emerging hockey star in his own right, turns 9 today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUSTIN!!!
Senior Bowl again dominates star games on NFL rosters … The all-star game season is still almost 4 months away, but it is not to early to review how the different star games did when it came to putting its players on NFL rosters this fall. As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor/Scouting Director Pigskin Paul Guillemette… Read More »
Phins sneak into top pick; Monday niter to decide #2 … We are still a week or so away from starting to post the weekly ‘if the draft were held today’ selection order for 2020; however, IF the draft were to be held this week, Miami would be have the top pick after the Dolphins lost to the… Read More »