Who Caught My Eye Week 5

Another weekend with a somewhat limited number of elite match-ups, but there are always prospects in action to eyeball. And as long as the match-up does not resemble David versus Goliath, it can be well worth the watch. So with an eye towards the 2020 NFL Draft, here’s what my scouting eyes saw last weekend. DERRICK BROWN #5… Read More »

ALL-STAR Game NFL Rookies 2019

It’s report card time! Yes, this early in the NFL season. This is a look at what All-Star Game participants made NFL 53-man rosters. No, I am not going to list them all individually, but rather give you totals, game by game. So first, let me explain the process and criteria. The numbers you will see below are… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 4

ZACK BAUN #56 OB WISCONSIN 6’3/225 The BADGERS football program is known primarily for its OL and RB contributions to the NFL, but you’re not paying close attention if you haven’t noticed the infusion of LB prospects into the NFL from Madison’s beloved football program. 3 new LB’s from the BADGERS program dot 2019 NFL rosters. ANDREW VAN… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 3, 2019

A stroke of good luck (again) for Central Florida, and no Hurricane here. So with tv reception solid I did watch multiple games on Saturday. Herein, are my thumbnails on selected prospects who I saw in action. I guess we can expect to see Clemson just about every weekend and for the second straight week I watched them… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye

Getting caught up in Hurricane Dorian’s bizarre visit to the Florida area got me a bit behind the eight ball when it came to the early start-up of the college football season. But I got the note pad out this past weekend and noted some observations on game action and pro prospect performances. JOE BURROW QB LSU 6’4/216… Read More »

2019 NFL team Rookie numbers AFC

Time to move along to the AFC to check out how much of a Rookie infusion those 16 teams added as final cuts were made. Please remember that these numbers come from initial, but official, rosters on September 2nd. To say the least, many team rosters are very fluid for the first several weeks of each season. RAVENS:… Read More »

2019 NFL team Rookie numbers NFC

One of the early season items of interest to me each September is the Rookie count for NFL teams when they announce their initial 53-man rosters and reserve lists. I am always curious to check out which Rookies, and how many, made each NFL roster. At this point, I do not overly concern myself with Practice Squads primarily… Read More »

Pigskin’s Week 3 Training Camp Thots

Another week, and another week’s worth of pre-season games are in the books. And as often happens, some things remain the same while other players bob up and down in the flow of a football life. The RAIDERS cut loose their defense and went after KYLER MURRAY with a wide assortment of blitzes and looks to confuse and… Read More »

Pigskin’s Training Camp Thots 2.0

Three cheers to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and I am sure to the NFL League Offices as well, for their thoughtful decision to expand the Hall of Fame entry numbers for the Class of 2020. As likely the final act of the 100th season anniversary for the NFL they will be expanding the 2020 HoF Class… Read More »

Pigskin’s Training Camp Thots 1.0

Football has returned, and even though to some extent they are using rubber bullets for now, it’s still pretty close to real live football. Close enough for me, for the time being. So here are some of the things I am watching this pre-season. Though I am still at least slightly nonplussed about the work that has gone… Read More »

SEA HAWKS 2019 Draft Review

Whether you agree with the players this team selects from year to year or not, you cannot argue that their team is built primarily thru their Drafts, and they have a knack for finding players who fit their schemes. GM JOHN SCHNEIDER also seems to have a knack for wheeling and dealing throughout the process, to end up… Read More »

PANTHERS 2019 Draft Review

Let me start with the ominous warning for PANTHER fans, that everything for the present season for this franchise hinges on the medical condition of CAM NEWTON’s right shoulder/arm, and we shall see what we see in the coming month or so. As far as their April work in the Draft, I think it was a better effort… Read More »

RAMS 2019 Draft Review

The RAMS have been on a roll since their move back to Southern Cal, but despite the success, their Draft efforts are about to take on a whole new level of importance. Their lust for big name players, (which is logical, given that the area they play in craves STAR Power), has put them in a situation where… Read More »

Mini-2019 Draft Reviews

It never seems to fail that the clock ticks on and Training Camps start opening, while yours truly is still plugging along trying to manufacture 32 team Draft reviews. This edition is going to cover multiple teams, in less than detailed pick-by-pick analysis. For those of you who may express anger and frustration if your team is included… Read More »

PATRIOTS 2019 Draft Review

There are years when BILL BELICHICK seems to all but ignore the NFL Draft process, and then there are others where the entire organization rolls up its collective sleeves and squeezes every ounce of talent that they can from the process. For the second year in a row, the latter was the case in 2019. With names like… Read More »

DOLPHINS 2019 Draft Review

At first blush when I started the 2019 Draft Reviews, I had the DOLPHINS on my list of ‘don’t bother’ unless time allowed at the end of my time slot, but then I began thinking about them, and in light of the ROSEN Draft time trade, felt that they were worth discussing, albeit briefly. I’ll touch on the… Read More »

CHARGERS 2019 Draft Review

There are quite a few folks out in the football world who think the 2019 CHARGERS could be the rulers of the AFC West. All of the other teams in that division seem to be plugging up some major holes in their roster, while the CHARGERS return most of their key players. Most of their Draft Picks were… Read More »

COWBOYS 2019 Draft Review

Thanks to the ever flapping mouth of the COWBOYS PR machine, in particular one JERRY JONES/Owner, this team garners as much, or more, media exposure than any other team in pro sports. So it only makes sense that we wrap up the NFC East Draft Reviews with America’s Team, as they have self-proclaimed themselves to be. Their Draft… Read More »

EAGLES 2019 Draft Review

The EAGLES ended up with another draft effort rather short on picks to make. They ended up with only 5 picks in 2018, as well. So when you are picking light, so to speak, it is important to strike for quality. Please note their dead-on Pigskin Paul rank/Pick match up in Round 3. Round 1, Pick 22 ANDRE… Read More »

REDSKINS 2019 Draft Review

We have already touched on the GIANTS and their Draft effort, now how about the rest of the NFC East?! I’ll resume this tour with the WASHINGTON REDSKINS, who many feel had a Draft worthy of high praise. Not only did they end up with 10 overall Picks, but in my rating system, they got two of the… Read More »

PACKERS 2019 Draft Review

The PACK started the Draft proceedings with 10 Picks to use, but before the first Round was over, GM BRIAN GUTEKUNST dealt their 2 4th Round Picks to move up in Round 1 for a player they had fallen in luv with during the pre-Draft evaluation process. Most of their selections are ranked lower on my rankings chart,… Read More »

VIKINGS 2019 Draft Review

So in keeping with the theme of the NFC North, let’s talk about the VIKINGS, who led the 2019 Draft in quantity of Picks, with 12. But as always, the question that immediately follows is ‘How did they do on the quality of those Picks?’. Here are my opinions on that. Round 1, Pick 18 GARRETT BRADBURY  OC … Read More »

DA BEARS 2019 Draft Review

Before I start breaking down the Pick by Pick drafting for this team, let us keep in mind that the biggest piece to this draft effort was early last season when the team traded to acquire KHALIL MACK. This move provided the team with its best pass rusher since the RICHARD DENT era. With the chance for a… Read More »

LIONS 2019 Draft Review

2018 marked the first year of the PATRIOTS connection in DETROIT. Former PATS exec BOB QUINN, now DETROIT’s GM decided that he needed to move his franchise on from two straight years of 9-7 under HC JIM CALDWELL. In came MATT PATRICIA, another ex-PATRIOTS Coach, to move the team onto higher ground. The resultant 6-10 season was wrought… Read More »

CHIEFS 2019 Draft Review

Despite the emergence of PATRICK MAHOMES as an elite talent and franchise QB, it was an uneasy off-season for the CHIEFS. Salary Cap issues raised their ugly head, and the team made some major moves to reel in the dollars battle by trading and/or releasing multiple big name players, like JUSTIN HOUSTON and DEE FORD. The team also… Read More »