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 »

Senior Bowl 2021 Wednesday Practices

I couldn’t even see downtown Mobile out my hotel window Wednesday morning at 7:30 AM when I woke up. That’s some pretty dense fog, considering I was looking out a 17th floor window to a downtown less than 5 miles away. Oh well, it was lifted to another gray, cloudy day by the time I headed for practice… Read More »

Senior Bowl 2021 Day One Practice

After a mad dash from a restaurant on the causeway to the USA campus football stadium at the western end of town, we were happily treated to two full practice sessions sans rain until the last 15 minutes of the later session. The opener featured the NATIONAL Team under the guidance of BRIAN FLORES and his Dolphins coaching… Read More »

Senior Bowl Tuesday Report 2021

I want to put a different spin on this report. Weather made for an exciting, active day today in Mobile. It started last night when practices were announced as moving to the USA Indoor practice facility which meant no room for the media corps. Then the annual weigh-in was held this A.M., but the media could not attend… Read More »

Senior Bowl or Bust 2021

The NFL is heading for the Super Bowl, which like everything else in this Pandemic World of Covid-19, will seem a bit subdued and strange as Covid Protocols are set in place. But once they kick the game off, it should be similar, on the field of play, to what we have grown accustomed to. I live only… Read More »

PIGSKIN PAUL’s 2020 NFL All-Rookie Team

It was not my intention to load up with 50 Rookies on my team. But with a few injuries (i.e. JOE BURROW), an overload of talent at some positions, and the NFL using multiple sets of personnel groupings,  listing just 25 guys is impractical. So on this team, I give you 38 players. PPG OFFENSE QB   Justin… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 15

It was a strange weekend on the College Football landscape with an unusual hodgepodge of make-up games and Conference Championships. Some of the games were shootouts til the final possession (SEC), others were pure butt kicking (ACC). DABO SWINNEY made a BIG stink about Ohio State not deserving a spot in the Final Four, but despite only playing… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 14

Like several other football writers, I was thinking that the 2020 season would be a hall pass of sorts for coaches, just like the NCAA tried to do with players. But apparently that concept was erroneous in its conception. The coaching carousel is in full gear, and for most teams, the season isn’t quite over yet. While Texas… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 14

The most notable thing that caught my eye this week came Monday after the College Football weekend  was wrapped up. That was the announcement from Sports Illustrated of it’s Sports Person(s) of the Year for 2020, clearly the year of Covid-19, to people with a reasonably functioning brain. And lo and behold, whose face should appear to my… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 13

The biggest item that caught my eye Sunday morning was all the press coverage of the Denver Broncos Covid-19 plight in their QB Room. After multiple appeals and requests to the League to at least move the game to Monday or Tuesday so that unaffected QBs could suit up, the answers from the League Office had all been… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 12

We are now starting to see some showdown games, as it were, that should separate the fly poop from the pepper. Unbeatens Indiana and Ohio State had a terrific showdown game which contained a large number of 2021 Draft prospects, and proved that IU Head Coach Tom Allen and his staff know what they are doing up there… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 11

The Covid-19 Pandemic is really taking big bites out of the 2020 College Football season, as we approach the end of 2020. My schedule sheet for last weekend showed 14 college games cancelled or postponed. 4 of those lost games came from the SEC alone. Thankfully, we were still left with a goodly number of contests, featuring some… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 10

The big game for last weekend caused some question marks to go as the lights were fading in South Bend, IN last Saturday, as Notre Dame toppled top ranked Clemson in OT, 47-40. Arguably the top college QB in the country, by the name of TREVOR LAWRENCE, fell victim to Covid-19 and missed the game. However, the question… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 9

It was a tough weekend for college players and I don’t mean on the field. It seems that several fairly well known name players had difficulty sitting behind the wheel of motorized vehicles and staying safe and sound and sober. The true irony here for me is that the two most prominent names involved in these incidents were… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 8

The Big Ten got back into action and it was good. But for now, let’s look at my Top 10 TE prospects list, which is dominated by Underclassmen, who we are assuming will declare early for Draft inclusion from the NFL. PAT FREIERMUTH  Penn State  Jr KYLE PITTS   Florida   Jr BREVIN JORDAN     Miami (F)… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 7

It’s shaping up to be a solid group of RB’s for the 2021 Draft. A few top names have opted out on the Covid season so we’ll have to wait for the Combine to update their files, but most of my top guys are, or will be, playing in the coming weeks. Here they are as I have… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 6

Not that it should come as any surprise, but while watching college games in Week 6 of this fractured season, it reminded me that a college QB is more important than ever to his team. The same could be said for pro QB’s as well. So let’s start this week’s WCME with a breakdown of my Top 10… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 5

There are times when due to the lack of other viewing options one is forced to watch a game that they might otherwise have skipped right past. I found myself in that position last Friday night. The only palatable televised game for me to watch was BYU hosting La Tech. Nothing outstanding to my mind, but likely a… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 4

Probably the most encouraging news from the past week was the decision to play football this Fall by the Big Ten, Pac 12 and MAC. By the beginning of November, all three of those conferences will begin playing football. I do NOT really care that some teams will play 8 games, others 10 games, etc. The point is… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye: Week 3, 2020

Thank goodness the SEC kicks into action next week. The current lineup of games is woefully thin in quality prospects and I feel like I have almost exhausted the legit prospect rundown in certain conferences. But let’s talk about some of the good, as well as the bad, from Week 3… After a couple of games, it seems… Read More »

WHO CAUGHT MY EYE Week 1, 2020

This continues to evolve into the strangest, most trying year in US/World history. And nowhere has it been felt more than in the world of sports. Just when one thinks the new rules and guidelines have been clearly defined, something changes… again. Now, just as many of us have accustomed ourselves to the concept of no Big Ten… Read More »

NFL Power Rankings The Winners

Time to take a look at the top half of the NFL teams. These are the Top 16, from which should come almost all of your Play-Off participants. 16)  LA CHARGERS:   We have a tendency to fall in luv with some of the star power on this team and overlook their lack of depth almost every year, which… Read More »

Power Rankings 2020

It occurs to me that this may be one of the toughest lists to compile for the entire upcoming season. Simply put, as the NFL tries to figure out how to proceed with a 2020 season amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, we are just over a week away from the start of the 2020 game schedule. But we’ve had… Read More »