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QB Hurts bolts Tide for Sooners

QB Hurts bolts Tide for Sooners … Former Alabama QB Jalen Hurts has reportedly decided to transfer Oklahoma where as a grad transfer he will be eligible immediately. With the Sooners, Hurts is expected to replace Kyler Murray who will either be playing in the NFL or MLB next year. Hurts started for Alabama for two seasons and… Read More »

Big Board; positional rankings updated

Big Board; positional rankings updated … With the 2019 draft field now pretty much set, the GBN Big Board ranking of the top 150 or so prospects has been updated, along with the various positional rankings (see the drop down menu at the top of the page.)

Underclass deadline passes

Underclassman deadline passes; no new names added … The deadline for underclassmen wishing to enter the 2019 draft to file paperwork with the NFL in order to be eligible to be selected this coming April passed at midnight last night with no major new announcements. Our unofficial list has a record 138 juniors and redshirt sophomores who have… Read More »

Buckeyes’ CB Sheffield enters draft

Buckeyes’ CB enters draft; two others stay home … With the witching hour for underclassmen thinking about entering the NFL draft fast approaching, there are reports that Ohio State junior CB Kendall Sheffield is apparently headed to the 2019 draft. Sheffield hasn’t released a formal statement, but is reportedly in a training facility for players preparing for the… Read More »

Okie State junior WR enters draft

Okie State WR enters draft … One more underclassman to add to the list if underclassmen entering the 2019 draft is Oklahome State junior WR Tyron Johnson. The 6-0, 195-pound Johnson is a former big-time recruit at LSU who transferred to Oklahoma State where he caught 53 passes for 845 yards and 7 scores this fall. At this… Read More »

Pigskin files WCME

More bowl prospects reviews … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette is on the ground at this week’s East-West Shrine game, but before he left for St. Pete he filed one final report on his observations on which players stood out during the regular bowl season here.

Sun Belt WR Hart enters draft

Sun Belt WR Hart enters draft … Georgia State junior WR Penny Hart has become the latest underclassman to announce that he will be entering the draft with eligibility still on the board. Hart is actually a 4th year junior who missed all but two games in 2016 with a foot injury. Hart is undersized at 5-8, 180,… Read More »

QB Murray declares

Sooners’ QB Murray declares for draft … So there you go! With the deadline for underclassmen to file paperwork with the league in order to eligible for the 2019 draft just hours away, Oklahoma junior QB Kyler Murray has indeed announced he will be putting his name forward for this year’s NFL draft. However, its still not clear… Read More »

LSU LB White; Iowa TE Hockenson declare

LSU LB White; Iowa TE Hockenson declare … With today’s deadline for underclassmen to file paperwork with the NFL in order to be eligible for the 2019 draft looming, both LSU ILB Devin White and Iowa redshirt sophomore TE TJ Hockenson have announced they will indeed be entering this year’s draft. White is the consensus #1 inside backer… Read More »

Deadline day for underclassmen

Deadline day for underclassmen … The clock is definitely running out for underclassmen still undecided or undeclared about their intention whether to forego their remaining college eligibility and enter the 2019 NFL draft as they have until midnight tonight to file paperwork with the league in order to be eligible. So far, what appears to be a record… Read More »

East-West Shrine; NFLPA Classic star games set to start

East-West Shrine; NFLPA Classic star games set to start … The post-season college all-star schedule hits high gear this week with practices for both the East-West Shrine game in St. Petersburg and the NFLPA Classic in Los Angeles set to start Monday morning with both games scheduled for next Saturday. The Shrine game will kick-off on the 19th… Read More »

Tide MLB Wilson switches gear; will enter draft after all

Tide MLB Wilson switches gear; will enter draft after all … In a bit of a surprise, Alabama junior MLB Mack wilson has confimed that contrary to earlier reports, he will be entering the 2019 draft. Wilson had indicated earlier this month that he would be staying in school, but clearly had a change of heart. Wilson is… Read More »

Four more spots wrapped in opening round selection order

Four more spots wrapped in opening round selection order … As a result of this weekend’s conference semi-finals, four more spots in the opening round selection order for the 2019 draft have been settled. Philadelphia will pick 25th, Indianapolis will have the 26th selection, Oakland will pick 27th with the pick acquired from Dallas for WR Amari Cooper,… Read More »

QB Murray meeting with A’s; Cards coach walks back ‘top pick’ talk

QB Murray meeting with A’s; Cards coach walks back ‘top pick’ talk … The Oakland A’s are reportedly holding a last-ditch meeting with Oklahoma junior QB Kyler Murray this afternoon, presumably hoping to convince their opening round pick at last spring’s MLB draft, to stick with baseball. The A’s believe that Murray, this year’s Heisman Trophy winner, will… Read More »

Star Tide FS enters draft

Star Tide FS enters draft … Alabama junior FS Deionte Thompson has confirmed via twitter that he will in deed be entering the 2019 draft where he is projected to be a mid-first round pick. Thompson is the 6th Alabama junior to enter the upcoming draft including DT Quinnen Williams, OT Jonah Williams, TE Irv Smith, RB Josh… Read More »

Record number of underclassmen to enter draft

Record number of underclassmen to enter draft … As noted in the post below, the NFL is still waiting to hear from a handful of prominent underclassmen with Monday’s deadline for juniors and redshirt sophomores to file paperwork with the league in order to be included in the 2019 draft. However, while we won’t have the final numbers… Read More »

Bama CB smith enters draft

Tide CB Smith enters draft … Alabama junior CB Savion Smith is the latest underclassman to announce that he will be entering the 2019 draft. During his lone season in Alabama after transferring from the junior college rank, Smith the 6-0, 200-pound Smith started 12 games and led the Tide with 3 interceptions, while tallying 60 tackles and… Read More »

Clock ticking for underclassmen; one more declares

Clock ticking for underclassmen; one more declares … Underclassmen still thinking about entering the 2019 draft have just over 48 hours now to get paperwork into the league offices in order to be eligible if they have not done so already. And over the last day or so one more junior has announced that he will be joining… Read More »

Stanford RB Love recovering from torn ACL

Stanford RB Love recovering from torn ACL … Stanford RB Bryce Love, one of the top RB prospects for the upcoming draft, confirmed earlier today that he is currently recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the Cardinal’s final regular season game this fall. Love underwent surgery in mid December and is currently rehabbing at the Andrews Institute… Read More »

Four ‘Bama juniors enter draft

Four ‘Bama juniors enter draft … Four Alabama juniors announced jointly this morning that they will be entering the 2019 draft including DT Quinnen Williams, OT Jonah Williams, RB Josh Jacobs and TE Irv Smith. “Q” is a top 5 prospect who could get some consideration to get first overall, while LT Jonah Williams is a top 10-15… Read More »

Clemson DE Ferrell enters draft

Top 5 Clemson DE Ferrell enters draft … Clemson junior DE Clelin Ferrell announced earlier this evening that he will be entering the 2019 draft after helping the Tigers win their second national championship in the past three season. The 6-4, 265 Ferrell is a top 5 prospect after leading the Tigers with 11.5 sacks and 8 other… Read More »

Two more juniors enter draft; others stay home

Two more juniors enter draft; others stay home … Another couple of underclassmen have announced that they will be entering the 2019 draft including North Texas WR Jalen Guyton and Marshall FS Malik Gant. Guyton, a big play threat who had 48 catches for 765 yards this fall including 9 for scores, could get some late round consideration,… Read More »

QBs 1-2 post

QBs 1-2 at 2019 draft: could it happen??? … It was barely a week ago that the thinking around the NFL was that this was a weak draft year for QBs without any true elite prospects at the position such that any team looking to upgrade at the position would probably be better off waiting for the 2020… Read More »

Two Tide stars return; OU OT Evans entering draft

Two Tide stars return; OU OT Evans entering draft … It has been a good week for Alabama which got thumped in Monday night’s national championship game. However, the Tide got some pretty good news with the announcements that star DT Raekwon Davis and CB Trevon Diggs will both return for their seasons next fall. Davis in particular… Read More »

Third Clemson junior enters draft

Third Clemson junior enters draft … NT Dexter Lawrence became the third Clemson junior to announce that they will be entering the 2019 draft. Lawrence had been considered to be a late first round prospect for the upcoming draft, but will ahve some explaining to do after missing the college playoffs, including the national championship game, after he… Read More »