Category Archives: 2016 Draft Preview

What PIcks by Team Mean to me

I will assume that most of you have made good use of one of the GBN’s best Draft tools… the Picks by Team chart. Nothing I’ve seen elsewhere packs more info into a couple of pages than Colin’s summary. So let me tell you what I have gleaned from his spread sheet/chart. 1) There are only 253 Draft… Read More »


One of the great things about sports, beyond the realm of gambling, is the myriad of opportunities fans get to second guess decisions that are made from trades to starting line-ups to critical play calling and ad infinitum. So let me join in the chorus of voices making judgements on the wisdom of the recently (albeit tardy) release… Read More »

Defensive ends

Back at the beginning of the series, we described the 2016 QB class as “interesting, intriguing and challenging!” In many ways the same could be said about this year’s DE group. On the one hand, DE could very well end up being the best and likely deepest position of any group at the upcoming draft. At the same… Read More »

Offensive line

Trends come and trends go in football, but one of the game’s constants is that it sure helps to be strong in the trenches, especially on the outside at RT. As such, big offensive linemen who can move are always in demand when draft say rolls around. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the offensive line – and… Read More »

TE Preview

As more and more college teams across the country adopt the spread offense, more and more college teams are downplaying the TE position. Or at least the traditional two-way TE position which requires both a good blocker and receiver. And that trend shows up in the 2016 TE draft class which may end up being one of the… Read More »

Wide receivers

‘Tis better to receive … The wide receiver position has been one of the positions of choice at recent drafts. Indeed, two receivers were taken among the first 7 picks in each of the past couple of drafts, including former Alabama star Amari Cooper and West Virginia’s Kevin White who were the 4th and 7th picks respectively by… Read More »

Running Backs

The RB position had something of a resurgence at the 2015 draft when two backs – Todd Gurley of Georgia who went tenth overall to St. Louis and Wisconsin’s Mel Gordon who was selected by San Diego with the 15th pick – were taken in the top half of the opening round of this year’s draft, the first… Read More »


Interesting! Intriguing! Challenging! All pretty good words to describe the potential 2016 draft class at QB. On the one hand, it appears there could be an inordinate number of very good prospects at the position for the upcoming draft. At the same time, though, none of the top-rated guys at the position has yet to firmly solidify themselves… Read More »