NFL draft confirms draft to be held ‘at home’

NFL confirms draft to be held ‘at home’ … The NFL has confirmed that the 2020 draft, now 17 days away, will be conducted in a virtual format with team personnel working from their homes. The NFL also made it clear that team personnel will be required to be in separate locations using phones and the internet to… Read More »

Mark Gregg draft guide

Complimentary draft guide worth a look … Every year, Mark Gregg, a long-time reader and Pittsburgh fan, puts together a pretty good draft guide with a Steelers’ angle and sends it along. Its got a handy write-up on all the top prospects for the upcoming draft. For those that are interested, its here.

NFL teams still waiting on draft word

NFL teams still waiting on word of draft format … There are only 18 days to go until the draft and teams around the league are still waiting to hear what format the draft will take in the wake of the current pandemic. As noted the other day, the league has told all teams that they will either… Read More »

LP Mock post

GBN Chief Scout mocks the draft … With the 2020 draft now just 18 days away, GBN Chief Scout Larry Parker has taken a look into his crystal ball and has projected the opening round of this year’s draft.

Do we have this whole draft thing all wrong?

Do we have this whole draft thing all wrong? … Was watching some Alabama game film over the past week or so. Mostly, I was checking OT Jedrick Wills, one of the top tackles who’ll be available at this month’s draft. In the process, though, I started to ask myself some pointed questions about the whole concept of… Read More »

OT Jedrick Wills, ‘Bama WRs and some thoughts on the draft

Or I could have called it ‘do we have this whole draft thing wrong!’ With dick all going on a couple of nights ago I pulled out some of the old game tapes of this year’s top OL prospects. In particular, I wanted to re-watch Alabama’s Jedrick Wills, who upon further review is indeed a really nice player.… Read More »

Pigskin punks Cowboys draft

Pigskin previews Cowboys draft … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette walks us through the upcoming draft options for every NFL team and he gets this year’s series going with a preview of the always interesting Dallas Cowboys.

Browns’ vet OT Thomas talks challenges faced by rookie LT

Browns’ vet OT Thomas talks about challenges faced by rook LT … With a number of NFL teams with top 15 picks reportedly looking to upgrade at OT in this year’s draft, former Cleveland star LT Joe Thomas talked about some of the challenges faced by rookie LTs in the league and which of this year’s top prospects… Read More »

NFL teams get war room options

NFL teams get war room options … Earlier today the NFL circulated to all teams the potential options for their draft day operations. Based on communications between the league’s management council and team IT departments, the NFL informed all clubs that their are two scenarios currently being considered by the NFL. One would allow teams to operate out… Read More »

Tua gets medical recheck

Tua gets sanctioned medical recheck … Alabama junior QB Tua Tagovailoa had a medical follow-up earlier today. The examination was conducted by an independent doctor selected by NFL physicians and it was similar to what players usually get if there are any questions remaining after their original physical. The results were distributed to all teams and, at least… Read More »

Draft 3 weeks away and counting; Big Board tweaked, extended

Draft 3 weeks away and counting; Big Board tweaked, extended … For those keeping track of these sorts of things, everything else being equal, the 2020 draft will get underway three weeks today to the hour. And with the clock ticking, the GBN Big Board has been updated and expanded to include the top 250 prospects for the… Read More »

Pigskin punks Colts draft

Pigskin previews Colts draft … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette walks us through the upcoming draft options for every NFL team and he gets this year’s series going with a preview of the Indianapolis Colts.

Tua off several boards around the NFL

Tua off several boards around the NFL … There are unconfirmed reports that more than one team around the NFL has taken Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa off their board because of his concerns about his long-term durability. If healthy, Tagovailoa would be a lock to be selected with one of the top 2-3 picks at this month’s draft;… Read More »

Pigskin punks Browns draft

Pigskin previews Browns draft … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette walks us through the upcoming draft options for every NFL team and he gets this year’s series going with a preview of the always interesting Cleveland Browns.

Dolphins to mount late push for top pick

Dolphins to mount late push for top pick … The story had kind of gone quiet for several weeks, but there are reports out of Miami that the Dolphins are in the process of making a late push to try and acquire the #1 pick in this month’s draft from Cincinnati. The Dolphins target, not surprisingly would be… Read More »

Draft buzz post

Draft rumblings from around the league … With just about everything shut down around the world, its not that surprising that there hasn’t been much buzz of late regarding the 2020 NFL draft. However, with the draft now just over three week away there are some whispers starting to appear. In no particular order, the following are the… Read More »

2020 Draft Buzz: March 30th

With just about everything shut down around the world, its not that surprising that there hasn’t been much buzz of late regarding the 2020 NFL draft. However, with the draft now just over three week away there are some whispers starting to appear. In no particular order, the following are the gist of some of the items we… Read More »

Pigskin punks Bucs draft

Pigskin previews Bucs draft … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette walks us through the upcoming draft options for every NFL team and he gets this year’s series going with a preview of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Pigskin punks Falcons draft

Pigskin previews Falcons draft … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette walks us through the upcoming draft options for every NFL team and he gets this year’s series going with a preview of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

NFL reconfirms draft is a go

NFL reconfirms draft remains a go … The NFL sent out a group memo yesterday confirming that the 2020 draft will go on as scheduled beginning April 23rd despite the worldwide epidemic which has shut down just about all non-essential businesses including the NFL. In the memo signed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the league also warned those… Read More »

Pigskin punks Pitt’s draft

Pigskin previews Steelers draft … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette walks us through the upcoming draft options for every NFL team and he gets this year’s series going with a preview of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Giants interview post

Giant pre-draft interview … The 2020 draft, which is shaping up to be one of the most important in NY Giants history, is now less than a month away. Needless to say with the Giants sitting on the 4th pick overall, we’ve had a bunch of emails from fellow fans since the start of the new football year… Read More »

THE Giants pre-draft interview

With the draft now just a month away, the volume of mail from anxious Giants’ fans worried about what will happen with the 4th pick and beyond continues unabated. Rather than try and answer them all individually, IGGI ‘the bear’ who’s been with me since before I became a Giants fan in 1958, has compiled a list of… Read More »

Redskins’ Rivera appears to commit to Haskins

Redskins’ Rivera appears to commit to Haskins … One of the storylines regarding the 2020 draft that just wasn’t going away was that a certain segment of the Washington organization was not enamored with QB Dwayne Haskins, the Redskins’ top pick at last year’s draft, and was pushing for the team to consider taking Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa… Read More »

All NFL team facilities to close; is draft decision next

All NFL team facilities to close; is draft decision next … As of 6 PM ET later today, all NFL teams must have closed their team facilities to all but essential personnel. In fact, a number of teams have already closed their headquarter operations, but by this evening the league will have effectively shut down. The NFL will… Read More »