Category Archives: News

Projection updated

First-round projection updated … Just in time for the holiday weekend, the GBN projection for the opening round of the 2019 draft has been updated, particularly given the shuffling of the selection order over the course of the past couple of weeks. Note, we are projecting that Oakland is trading incumbent starting QB Derek Carr somewhere, hence the… Read More »

Selection order updated

Selection order updated … Often when you get one of those much anticipated match-ups of top teams as we had in tonight’s Monday nighter, it turns out to be a dud. However, all we can about tonight’s game between Kansas City and the L. A. Rams is WOW after the Rams held off the Chiefs 54-51 in the… Read More »

College playoff positioning

College playoff positioning heats up … Big week in college football coming up with the annual traditional Thanksgiving rivalry games on the schedule. And after another interesting week this past weekend in which just about all the teams still in contention for the 4-team CFP all held serve. Indeed, with just this week, plus next weekend’s conference championship… Read More »

Big Board; position rankings updated

Big Board; position rankings updated … While everyone waits for Monday Night’s big game between conference leaders Kansas City and the Rams in Los Angeles, the GBN Big Board and the positional rankings (see drop down menu above) have been updated and expanded. The big mover on the latest Big Board is Alabama junior DT Quinnen Williams who… Read More »

Race for top pick tightens up

Race for top pick tightens up … Just when it looked like Oakland might have decided to tank the season in order to come away with the #1 pick at the 2019 draft, the Raiders rose up and knocked off Arizona on a last-second FG for their second win of the campaign. That leaves the Raiders, Cardinals and… Read More »

CFL to pick Grey Cup teams

CFL to pick Grey Cup teams … While the NFL enters the home stretch to the regular season, the CFL is winding down to next week’s Grey Cup game in Edmonton with the league’s semi-final match-ups later this afternoon. In the East, Ottawa will host Hamilton at 1 PM ET, while the western final goes at 4:30 PM… Read More »

More shuffling at top of selection order

More shuffling of top of selection order to come … While most of the football world anxiously awaits tomorrow night’s titanic Monday night match-up of 9-1 teams between Kansas City and the Rams in Los Angeles, there should be some shuffling of the top of the selection order for the 2019 draft with a couple of games involving… Read More »

Jacket sparks sideline sparks between star DT Oliver and coach

Jacket sparks sideline sparks between star UH DT Oliver and coach … They are still buzzing in Houston after last night’s 48-17 win over Tulane during which injured DT Ed Oliver, a potential top 5 pick at the upcoming draft, got into a heated shouting match with Cougars’ head coach Major Applewhite over a team jacket. Apparently, the… Read More »

Pigskins prospects preview

College football week … With apologies to Bill Maher, it is time for some New Rules for college football.  And New Rule #1 is that not now, not ever should the #1 team in college football, the defending national champions – and by that we mean you Alabama – be allowed to play a 4-5 FCS program like… Read More »

Pigskins weekly prospects review

Pigskin’s weekly prospects review … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has posted his weekly prospects review column in which he highlights players who caught his eye last weekend.

First Senior Bowl acceptances noted

First Senior Bowl acceptances … Following up on yesterday’s note that the Senior Bowl has sent out their first 30 or so invitations to this year’s game, Appalachian State has confirmed that RB Jalin Moore has become the first player to accept an invite to this year’s game in Mobile. Moore is an underrated back who was on… Read More »

Cougar DT Oliver remains sidelimned

Top DT prospect Oliver remains sidelined … Houston has confirmed that star junior DT Ed Oliver, a top 5 prospect for 2019 who has already declared for the upcoming draft, will miss his 4th straight game tomorrow when the Cougars host Tulane in a key AAC West contest. Oliver bruised a knee a month ago and hasn’t played… Read More »

First star game acceptances announced

First star game acceptances announced … If its mid-November and the college season is quickly winding down a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of post-season all-star games. Or something like that if I remember my Tennyson correctly! While that may actually be a slight bit of hyperbole, the annual NFLPA All-star game scheduled for January 19th in… Read More »

Giants win vaults Raiders to top pick

Giants win vaults Raiders to top pick … It went right down to the final play, but the NY Giants scored late and then hung to defeat San Francisco 27-23 in tonight’s Monday night game. That raised the Giants record to 2-7 and allowed Oakland to move up into the #1 slot in the opening round selection order… Read More »

College playoff positioning

College playoff positioning underway … Interesting week in college football this past weekend in which all the teams still in contention for the 4-team CFP all held serve. Indeed, with just two full weeks left on the regular schedule, plus the conference championship games, it appears there are still 9 teams with a shot at making the real… Read More »

College football notes

College football notebook … Michigan State RB LJ Scott, once an emerging draft prospect, has indicated he will return for a fifth season of eligibility next year by taking advantage of new NCAA redshirt rules. Scott injured an ankle in the Spartans’ second game on the season and has played sparingly since. The 6-0, 225-pound Scott is closing… Read More »

Giants, others check out top QB prospect

Giants, others watch top QB prospect on weekend … Speaking of the NY Giants, who currently are sitting on the #1 pick at the 2019 draft, G.M. Dave Gettleman and assistant G.M. Kevin Abrams, were two of several senior NFL personnel people at the Oregon-Utah game on Saturday eveing to check out Ducks’ junior QB Justin Herbert, the… Read More »

Top pick on line in Monday nighter

Top pick on line in Monday nighter … Once again the NFL schedule makers have outdone themselves managing to end up with the teams currently holding the 1st and 3rd picks overall in the 2019 opening round selection order were the draft held this week when the NY Giants play the 49ers in San Francisco in this week’s… Read More »

LP Mock posted

Parker projection posted … With just three weeks to go in the regular college football season, GBN Investigative College Football Analyst Larry Parker has posted his latest opening round projection for the 2019 draft.

Pigskin’s weekly prospects review

Pigskin’s weekly prospects review … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has posted his weekly prospects review column in which he highlights players who caught his eye last weekend.

Weekly prospects preview post

Weekly prospects preview … After last week’s slew of great college games between teams with both national and conference aspirations, this week’s slate is a little thinner – well, actually way thinner – as there are really no must-see head-to-head match-ups on this week’s schedule. However, there are still a number of potentially interesting situations with draft-related implications,… Read More »

College football into the home stretch

College football into the home stretch … With essentially three weeks to go in the regular college football season, the playoff picture is quickly starting to come into focus. It certainly appears that Alabama and Clemson are destined to make the 4-team playoff, while unbeaten Notre Dame certainly controls its own fate, although there are no exact gimmies… Read More »

Updated weekly selection order posted

Updated selection order posted … With another week in the books, here is the updated full order for the opening round of the 2019 were it to be held this week.

UDub OT Adams to return

UDub OT Adams to return … Washington head coach Chris Peterson confirmed earlier today that star LT Trey Adams, who has been out all season after having back surgery in September, plans to return to school for the 2019 season. Peterson, though, did indicate that the decision isn’t written in stone as “things are always fluid.” Adams was… Read More »

Update to weekly selection order

Updated: Top 6 picks set … Updating the earlier report on the weekly selection order for the upcoming draft, as a result of some of the later games a gap has emerged between the strength of schedule figures for San Francisco and Buffalo. As a result, the 49ers will have the 3rd, at least for this week, while… Read More »