Draft Review 2021 NFC North

When the 2021 regular season rolls around, we could be looking at 3 of the 4 teams in this division under a new QB. DA BEARS drafted JUSTIN FIELDS/Ohio State, and cut MITCH TRUBISKY outright. The LIONS traded MATTHEW STAFFORD for JARED GOFF, kinda. And AARON RODGERS says he is done in Green Bay. COUSINS for the VIKES… Read More »

DRAFT REVIEW 2021 AFC South

Not exactly the strongest division in the League, and the power structure within has changed dramatically in the last couple of years. The JAGUARS seem to have hope under the leadership of URBAN MEYER and with this year’s Draft Class. The TEXANS are headed the other direction with a disgruntled star QB, and you forgot that AARON RODGERS… Read More »

Draft Review 2021 NFC South

Herein resides the Super Bowl champion BUCCANEERS, led by TOM BRADY. Things went quite well in 2020, so the team wisely brought back all of it’s starters for another go round. On the other hand, the SAINTS, who have been all-in for several years to make a Super Bowl run, have hit the wall. DREW BREES has officially… Read More »

Draft Review 2021 AFC East

The AFC East was a most interesting display of differentiated thinking relative to the importance of the Draft in building/maintaining your team in the NFL. So let’s compare how these four teams chose to address their needs in the 2021 Draft. PATRIOTS    The team, and especially ROBERT KRAFT’s checkbook, did the heavy lifting this Spring, but most… Read More »

Draft Review 2021 NFC East

Let’s get to it. How did teams do in adding talent to their roster thru the 2021 NFL Draft. No grades… you should know by now that I don’t like that concept. However, I would be glad to tell you what I thought teams had, and had not, accomplished for that weekend a month ago. Let’s start with… Read More »

Draft Thoughts Upon Further Review

As the bard, William Shakespeare put it… “every eye forms its own beauty”.  And in analyzing how NFL teams have done in putting together their 2021 Draft Classes, that axiom is clearly true. Amidst all the smoke, and likely fire, of the pending AARON RODGERS/GREEN BAY PACKERS divorce, most analysts were quick to slap a C on the… Read More »

Draft Thots 2021 NFL Post Pandemic

The NFL is planning on forging ahead in a “somewhat normal” America as millions of citizens continue to receive shots of vaccine, and even the CDC shows optimism of reaching a herd immunity status for a large majority of U.S. residents. Many teams are already announcing tentative plans for full game attendance in September. However, NFL teams are… Read More »

Pigskin’s 2021 Draft Thots Random Rovings

There were some nice moments in the coverage of the Draft-extras that the NFL cooked up. It had to happen eventually, but it was still kinda cool when the K.C. ‘fan Pick announcers’ male component proposed to his lady. Luckily, she said yes, at least on camera. Then they did a nice job of swapping spit in a… Read More »

PIGSKIN PAUL’s DRAFT THOTS 2021

Once the NFL got done with all their BS pre-Draft “junk” TV, the teams got down to business with some drama, and some surprising results. For those of us that have said for the past month that we like MAC JONES, but not at the 3rd Pick in the whole Draft, it didn’t take long to be vindicated.… Read More »

FINAL 2021 NFL MOCK DRAFT PIGSKIN PAUL

ROUND ONE JAGUARS      TREVOR LAWRENCE   QB   Clemson      All the second guessing is simply bullshit. This guy is the best QB prospect since ANDREW LUCK. JETS       ZACK  WILSON    QB   BYU      A golden boy look, with STEVE YOUNG to his game. Now help him develop, JETS. 49’ERS… Read More »

PIGSKIN PAUL’s 2021 DRAFT TOP 100 (FINAL)

PIGSKIN PAUL’S     2021 TOP 100  FINAL EDITION 1)  TREVOR  LAWRENCE    CLEMSON   QB 2)  KYLE PITTS     FLORIDA   TE 3)  ZACH WILSON   BYU    QB 4)  JA’MARR  CHASE     LSU   WR 5)  TREY LANCE     N. DAKOTA ST   QB 6)  JUSTIN FIELDS    OHIO STATE   QB 7)… Read More »

2021 NFL DRAFT Team Mocks AFC North

And finally we get around to the AFC North, and home of LAMAR JACKSON. Can the RAVENS draft enough talent to help get this team over the Play-Off hump and into the Super Bowl with a scrambling QB like JACKSON? That is starting to become a question already. Will JOE BURROW be back and at full health in… Read More »

2021 NFL DRAFT Team Mocks NFC North

Welcome to Mr. RODGERS neighborhood. The reigning NFL MVP is still looking for that elusive second Super Bowl ring. None of his division opponents have done much to close the gap, at least for the time being. They all won some, lost some in the VFA ring, while the Pack sat things out because of looming Salary Cap… Read More »

2021 NFL DRAFT Team Mocks AFC South

This is the division which contains the most woeful team in the NFL from last season. That would be the JAGUARS, which means this division will add the consensus best overall player in this Draft in TREVOR LAWRENCE/QB, once the Draft gets underway. With football sage URBAN MEYER now at the helm, this team has a solid chance… Read More »

2021 NFL DRAFT Team Mocks NFC South

The Champion BUCS reside here.  And they intend to repeat that title as you might have noticed with their re-signing splurge. But nevertheless, the remainder of the division is determined to put up a fight. And those teams all have major holes to fill in quality personnel. With SAM DARNOLD now in Carolina, don’t look for the Panthers… Read More »

2021 NFL DRAFT Team Mocks AFC EastB

We move along to the “other” team greatly affected by the TOM BRADY move to Tampa, which of course would be the PATRIOTS. For the first time in forever they were not the AFC East champs, and the top dog for the division was the 13-Win BILLS from upstate New York. Right now, the BILLS have the top… Read More »

2021 NFL Draft Team Mocks NFC East

One of, if not the, “dud” divisions in the league for the 2020 NFL season. It looked for all the world like no one would ever step up to claim the Division Title and a trip to the Play-Offs. The team with no real name finally captured the dubious distinction of prevailing with a sub-.500, 7-9 record. Changes… Read More »

2021 NFL Team Mocks AFC West

So now let’s flip the coin to the AFC West, and within this division we have cash buyers, so to speak. This group of 4 holds a cumulative total of 34 Picks in this year’s Draft. No big dippers here, so to speak, but everyone has been judicious in their handling of Draft Picks, and now comes the… Read More »

2021 Team Mocks NFC WEST

Especially this year, I am labeling this the Wimpy Division. No, not like the the Wimpy Kid literary craze. Wimpy, as in that rotund guy from the old Popeye Cartoons, whose philosophy in life was stated in one simple sentence, “I will gladly pay you next Tuesday for a hamburger today”. This has become the division that uses… Read More »

NFL Team Mocks 2021

It is that time of year. Actually, it was gonna be last week already, but the Free Agency period was so hectic from the start that I hit the brakes. Doesn’t make sense to do Team Mocks when you don’t have a fairly clear picture of the team depth charts. It’s still a bit of a gamble, but… Read More »

Thinking Draft Thots 1.0 2021

So my friends, what are you thinking about from a football standpoint right now, as our Pandemic world slowly turns? As I admit to a bit of withdrawal without an NFL Combine at the end of February, I toss around the lack of information most of us will be without as we try to dig deeper into the… Read More »

PIGSKIN’s 2021 MOCK DRAFT Post-Senior Bowl

My calendar doesn’t always align perfectly with the NFL’s. Now that Star Game action has concluded, as well as the Super Bowl crowning a 2020 season Champion in Tampa, it signals to me that we are heading into the next NFL year. That’s about 3 weeks from now to the NFL.  As such, it really is the season… Read More »

Senior Bowl All-Game Team 2021

Every year the Senior Bowl concludes its week with an actual football game. And the teams play the game to win. Many say the practices are everything in Star game venues. I say if that is so, then they are doing something wrong. The game is the culmination of a weeklong exercise of personal interviews with NFL personnel… Read More »

PIGSKIN’S 2021 Senior Bowl All-Practice Team

QB    #10  MAC JONES  ALABAMA RB   #7    MICHAEL CARTER   UNC FB   #42  BEN MASON         MICHIGAN WR  #84   FRANK DARBY      ARIZONA STATE WR   #85    JOSH PALMER      TENNESSEE WR   #3     AMARI RODGERS     CLEMSON TE    #80    HUNTER LONG… Read More »

SENIOR BOWL 2021 Thursday Practices

It’s the final day of practices in Mobile, and it appears to be none too soon. The list of players attending, but not participating in pads, has grown to noticeable numbers this Thursday morning at the National practice session. It has hit the WR group especially hard. Here, but without pads, are TYLAN WALLACE, SAGE SURRATT, and D’WAYNE… Read More »