Category Archives: DRAFT THOTS

DRAFT THOTS 2022 Part 3

Attention please… I will try not to sound like a tattle-tale but, all of you NFL General Managers, who are the primary molder of Draft Pick trades, you need to beware of a rascal who’ll fleece you at the blink of an eye. His name is ” Trader Howie” Roseman and he works for the Philadelphia Eagles. He… Read More »

Pigskins 2022 Draft Thots Low End Pickers

If there is a high end to team drafts then there must be a Low End. And to my eyes the following teams fit in that category for 2022. First let’s get the DOLPHINS out of the way, because they gave up so much to get TYREEK HILL that they almost didn’t have a Draft. Let’s start by… Read More »

2022 NFL Draft Instant Winners

The seeming marathon side show that the NFL Draft has become is one day behind us and in the books, so to speak. Just a warning, or a promise perhaps, that it may be in my back seat, but it is NOT fading away in my rear view mirror. I will writing about it for the next couple… Read More »

Draft Thots Pigskin Paul Day 2

My first thought of the day, about the evening that preceded it was that too many NFL General Managers don’t know what the phrase “deferred gratification” means, or have never heard of it at all. My tally sheet from says 9 trades took place during Round One of the 2022 Draft. And based on his work last… Read More »

Closing Combine Thots 2022 NFL Combine

The track meet, also known as the NFL Combine, is in the books, leaving NFL Personnel Departments with a lot of new info to digest, as they plan ahead for the final big event of the next season. That would be the NFL Draft, being held in Las Vegas this year, starting April 28. And they certainly have… Read More »

POST-ALL-STAR pre COMBINE Draft Thoughts

Hello again football fans. Especially you NFL Draftnik die-hards. I was a bit excited with the Combine within range, but I see some agents and their clients are set to bite the hand that feeds it, before they even get a contract to join the League. Poor babies… tough protocols, with actual penalties (like get out of town)… 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 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 »


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 »

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 »

D-Day +2

We live in an Information Age, with all the access that we have through the internet and the general interest in sports that drives major networks to give us what we want, which is more sports info. However, I have found in recent years that in the rush to break stories or uncover information and get it out,… Read More »

The Morning After Draft Day +1 2020

I am always amazed how quickly the NFL jumps right from the Draft into Undrafted Rookie Free Agent (URFA) signings, vet roster cuts (based largely on what they got in the Draft) and limited leftover VFA signings. So let’s reflect a bit on some Draft numbers and what that has led us to today. Let’s start with non-Draft… Read More »

Pigskins POST DRAFT Prospect List 2020

As custom seems to dictate in the world of internet communication, it seems that once the NFL Draft ends, a plethora of “Best Still Avbailable” lists appears. So lest I be left behind, here are my top ranked, but undrafted prospects. Some of them are already signing and I can guarantee you that GBN Chief Scout Larry Parker… Read More »

2020 Draft Post-Round One

Looked to me like the most nervous guy in the room, so to speak, was Commish Roger Goodell last night. He didn’t have all the name pronunciations down pat, and he really screwed up his attempt to articulate that Las Vegas would get a mulligan by hosting the Draft in 2022. Interesting variety of Draft Room settings around… Read More »

Draft Pick Frenzy

The final piece of the 2020 Draft Puzzle fell into place a couple of days ago when the NFL issued a press release detailing the assignment of Compensatory Draft Picks around the League. The current, as of Thursday, CBA calls for up to 32 extra Picks to be awarded based on a formula devised by the NFL Management… Read More »

Draft Thoughts 2019 Post Nashville

Howdy buckaroos! Pigskin here, with Post-Draft 2019 pondering. Yes, I have been quiet for a few days. Quite honestly, I have been licking my Draft wounds, and trying to figure out the errors of my ways. I annually participate in The Huddle Report’s Top 100 projection competition. Some big time, and some small time, Draftniks are invited to… Read More »

Who’s Left for Day 3 2019 Draft

Just wanted to throw out names of my highest ranked prospects who did not go on Days 1 & 2. Volume is the name of the game for Day 3, with 4 Rounds and the vast majority of Compensatory Picks still be used. The good news is that the League strips down the Pick time limit to speed… Read More »

Who’s Left URFA Prospects

News has been a tad slow this year relative to exactly who is signing with who in the Rookie Free Agent marketplace. But fear not. You’ll be struggling to learn not only your favorite teams draftees but fifteen or more URFA soon. Just to give you a bit of a head start here are Pigskin’s best undrafted players… Read More »

Pigskin’s April 1st PROSPECT RANINGS

First off, let me proclaim that this NOT an April Fools joke article. I figure if guys like Jeremiah and McShay can give you their Top 50 then why shouldn’t I. Not sure what the logic is behind this concept, but the more info about the Draft, the more fun (and perhaps confusing) the whole process becomes. So… Read More »

Draft Thots By The Numbers

As I have expressed to you recently I am amazed at the trading frenzy that has involved movement of Picks for the upcoming 2018 Draft. Players and Picks seem to be flying all over the NFL, and I am sure we are not done yet with this activity. But for now I would like to make some numeric… Read More »

Pigskin’s March Draft Thots

To borrow/modify a phrase or two, it occurred to me this week that the first thing Draftniks need to do at the end of April is to open up the GBN Report and head to Colin’s Picks by Team page and print it up, lest they not be able to tell the Picks without an updated prgoram. Then… Read More »