Its draft day

Its draft day!!! … Where is everybdy??? Of course, the thing doesn’t start until 8 PM ET later this evening. so we’ll still get another solid ten-plus hours of idle speculation. Indeed, as of this morning there does not appear to be anything much really new on the buzz wire. There is still speculation that Atlanta and Washington… Read More »

Less than 24 hours and counting until the start of the 2019 draft!!!

Updated 2019 GBN Big Board

Quinnen Williams      DT              6-3, 303                  4.83               Alabama                               RSO Nick Bosa                     DE              6-4, 266                  4.79               Ohio State                             JR Josh Allen              … Read More »

Wednesday morning buzz

Wednesday morning buzz … The countdown to the draft is now in full swing with less than 36 hours to go until the picks start coming off the board. And while there still isn’t a ton of buzz out there some stuff is starting to percolate. There are several reports out there this morning, for example, that the… Read More »

Final GBN mocks posted

Final GBN mocks posted … With less than 48 hours until the start of the 2019 draft, GBN draft analysts Colin Lindsay, Pigskin Paul Guillemette and Larry Parker have posted their final first-round projections for Thursday’s draft. Of note, all three GBN analysts have Arizona selecting Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray with the first pick overall. However, that’s the… Read More »

Pigskin mocks Giants draft

Pigskin (and others) mock Giants draft … As he has done in the past, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be posting mock drafts for specific teams over the final few weeks of the pre-draft process including one today for the New York Giants, who with two first rounders this year including #s 6 and 17 look… Read More »

Giants draft preview

As noted in the lede, I really have no idea who the Giants will take with their opening round picks at Thursday’s draft. Indeed, its not entirely clear even what are their prime objectives.  For one, I still haven’t totally ruled out the possibility that the Giants’ primary target this week is QB Dwayne Haskins. The Giants, of… Read More »

Pigskin posts top 100

Pigskin posts top 100 … With just over 48 hours until the start of the 2019 draft, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has posted his final top 100 for this week’s draft with a surprise #1 prospect overall.

Draft process article

Putting together a draft … Fact is we likely aren’t going to find out of relevance until teams actually start making their picks at the 2019 draft beginning on Thursday evening. So for a bit of a change of pace for those that haven’t seen it and are tired of the endless speculation, SI.com has a neat article… Read More »

pigskin mocks Pack draft

Pigskin mocks Pack draft … As he has done in the past, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be posting mock drafts for specific teams over the final few weeks of the pre-draft process including one today for the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers, who with two first rounders this year look to be one… Read More »

Chiefs get DE Clark from Seahawks for picks

Chiefs get DE Clark from Seahawks for picks … The shoe has finally fallen in Seattle where the Seahawks have agreed to trade veteran DE Frank Clark to Kansas City. In exchange the Seattle will get the Chiefs first round pick this year – #29 overall – as well as a second rounder in 2020. As part of… Read More »

Tuesday morning buzz

Tuesday morning buzz … Couple of general thoughts to kick off this morning’s rendition. First, there seems to be a general consensus around the NFL that the 2019 draft lacks the elite talent of some previous years. but on the flip side is one of the deeper drafts we’ve seen of late. On the first point, for example,… Read More »

Lingering shoulder injury could hurt DE Gary grade

Lingering shoulder injury could hurt DE Gary final grade … The NFL Network is reporting that Michigan DE Rashan Gary, a potential top 10 pick this coming Thursday, has a lingering shoulder injury that could impact where he is selected this weekend. Gary reportedly has a labral tear in the shoulder from his college days and while he… Read More »

Pigkin mocks Pats draft

Pigskin mocks Patriots draft … As he has done in the past, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be posting mock drafts for specific teams over the final few weeks of the pre-draft process including one today for the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, although truth be told trying to predict what wily old Bill… Read More »

CB conundrum at 2019 draft

CB conundrum at the 2019 draft … One of the most interesting stories of the 2019 draft appears to be the collapse of the first-round CB class. Indeed, the buzz around the league is that no one should be surprised if no corner is selected within the first twenty picks despite the tendency of teams to somewhat overvalue… Read More »

Late Monday buzz post

Intrigue at top of board highlights late Monday draft buzz … No word as of late this evening whether the powers that be in Arizona – to be exact G.M. Steve Keim, head coach Kliff Kingsbury and owner Michael Bidwill — held there penultimate draft meeting today to make a final decision on what to do with the… Read More »

Late Monday draft buzz

Intrigue at top of board highlights late Monday draft buzz … No word as of late this evening whether the powers that be in Arizona – to be exact G.M. Steve Keim, head coach Kliff Kingsbury and owner Michael Bidwill — held there penultimate draft meeting today to make a final decision on what to do with the… Read More »

GBN Big Board posted

GBN Big Board posted … With the draft barely four days away, the GBN Big Board ranking over 330 of the top prospects for the 2019 draft has been posted here.

One top DT up; others down as draft approaches

One top DT up; others down as draft approaches … As we have lamented over the past few weeks, this draft has been characterized by an almost amazing lack of buzz. Like almost none. However, with just days to go until the actual draft gets underway, there are some rumblings about some late movement (or movement which people… Read More »

Sunday morning draft buzz

One top DT up; others down as draft approaches … As we have lamented over the past few weeks, this draft has been characterized by an almost amazing lack of buzz. Like almost none. However, with just days to go until the actual draft gets underway, there are some rumblings about some late movement (or movement which people… Read More »

2019 GBN Big Board

Quinnen Williams      DT              6-3, 303                  4.83               Alabama                               RSO Nick Bosa                     DE              6-4, 266                  4.79               Ohio State                             JR Josh Allen              … Read More »

Raiders give scouts prolonged holidy

Raiders send scouts home for draft period … A bit of a bizarre story out of Oakland by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com who is reporting that the Raiders have sent their entire scouting staff home for the long weekend and don’t expect them back until after the draft. According to the report Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and… Read More »

Pigskin mocks Browns draft

Pigskin mocks Browns draft … As he has done in the past, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be posting mock drafts for specific teams over the final few weeks of the pre-draft process including one today for Cleveland Browns who for the first time in what seems like just about everybody’s living memory don’t have the… Read More »

Cardinals still mulling top pick

Cardinals claim to be still mulling top pick … If we are a week or so from the draft, it must be time for NFL G.M.s and head coaches to meet with their local medias for the expressed purpose of saying as little as possible about their actual draft plans. So Arizona G.M. Steve Keim and head coach… Read More »

Pigskin mocks Redskins draft

Pigskin mocks Washington draft … As he has done in the past, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be posting mock drafts for specific teams over the final few weeks of the pre-draft process including one today for Washington. Note: For the record, here is the criteria/process Pigskin follows to develop these team mocks.