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Senior Bowl leads star game draft tally

Senior Bowl leads star game draft tally … No big surprise here, but once again the Senior Bowl led all the all0-star games in having players selected at the 2019 draft. And it wasn’t really all that close. Indeed, of the three major all-star games, the Senior Bowl had 92 of the players on its rosters in Mobile… Read More »

Broncos sign top pick

Broncos ink top pick … For those that missed it over the weekend, Denver came to terms with TE Noah Fant whom the Broncos selected with the 20th pick overall pick at the 2019 draft which they acquired from Pittsburgh in a draft day trade. With the Fant signing the number of first round picks who have formally… Read More »

Former FSU QB Francois to transfer to FAU

Former FSU QB Francois to transfer to FAU … We didn’t report it earlier this week as the move has yet to be officially confirmed, but former Florida State QB Deondre Francois has reportedly decided to transfer to Florida Atlantic where he will be eligible for the 2019 season as a graduate transfer. Francois had an up-and-down career… Read More »

Falcons shuffle scout staff

Falcons shuffle scout staff … May is the time of the year when NFL teams make changes to their personnel departments if they are going to so and Atlanta got in the game this week with what appears to be a major reorganization. The Falcons promoted Steve Sabo to the position of director of player personnel, Anthony Robinson was… Read More »

Jags, Titans sign top picks

Jags, Titans sign top picks … Two more 2019 first-round picks came to terms yesterday as Jacksonville signed former Kentucky OLB Josh Allen, while Tennessee came to terms with former Mississippi State DT Jeffrey Simmons. Allen was the 7th player selected in last month’s draft, while Simmons was taken with the #19th pick. That brings the number of… Read More »

Seahawks sign top pick

Half of 2019 first rounders signed as Seahawks ink top pick … Unofficially, half of the players selected in the opening round of the 2019 draft are now under contract as Seattle has come to terms with former TCU DE L. J. Collier, who the Seahawks took with the 29th pick overall in last month’s draft. That brings… Read More »

Pigskin punks Saints draft

Pigskin reviews Saints draft … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be posting reviews of some of the key individual team drafts including a twofer today with profiles of the New Orleans Saints.

Future draft dates set

Future draft dates announced … The NFL has announced that the 2021 draft will be held in Cleveland, while the site will shift to Kansas City in 2023. No locale has been designated for the 2022 draft, although it is believed that Los Angeles is the likely site. Of course, the 2020 draft will be held next April… Read More »

Illini DE injured in swimming incident

Illini DE injured in swimming incident … Illinois junior DE Bobby Roundtree, a rising draft prospect, underwent surgery this week after being seriously injured in a swimming accident near his hometown of Largo, Florida over the weekend. The 6-5, 255-pound Roundtree was named to the All-Big Ten team as an honoable mention this past season after he led… Read More »

Pigskin punks Titans, Steelers drafts

Pigskin reviews Titans, Steelers drafts … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be posting reviews of some of the key individual team drafts including a twofer today with profiles of both the Tennessee Titans and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Bengals, Falcons sign 1st round OL

Bengals, Falcons sign 1st round OL … Two more 2019 first-round picks came to terms earlier today as Cincinnati signed former Alabama LT Jonah Williams, while Atlanta came to terms with former Boston College OG Chris Lindstrom. Williams was the 11th player selected in last month’s draft, while Lindstrom was taken three picks later at #14. That brings… Read More »

Jets get late Chiefs pick for LB Lee

Jets get late Chiefs pick for LB Lee … Just hours after head coach Adam Gase took over as the team’s interim general manager earlier today, the New York Jets agreed to send veteran LB Darron Lee to Kansas City for a 6th-round pick in 2020. Gase inherited personnel power earlier Wednesday after the Jets fired G.M. Mike… Read More »

Jets dump GM;

Jets dump G.M.; search on for replacement … The New York Jets surprisingly fired G.M. Mike Maccagnan earlier this afternoon. Jets’ acting owner Chris Johnson said he did not want to fire Maccagnan after last season before taking a deeper look at the organization this off-season. However, after spending more time around the Jets this off-season, he decided… Read More »

Vikes, Pats sign top picks; baker’s dozen now signed

Vikes, Pats sign top picks; baker’s dozen now signed … For those who missed it yesterday, two more 2019 first-round picks came to terms as Minnesota sined former NC State C Garrett Bradbury, while Super Bowl champion New England inked WR N’Keal Harry. Bradbury was the 18th player selected in last month’s draft, while Harry was taken with… Read More »

Pigskin punks Cards draft

Pigskin reviews Cards draft … Lets try that again!!! As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be posting reviews of some of the key individual team drafts including the Arizona Cardinals today.

Third of 2019 first rounders already under contract

Third of 2019 first rounders already under contract … It wasn’t that many years ago that one of annual summer stories in the NFL was how many first round picks ended up holding out once training camps opened in July. And even those first rounders that didn’t holdout, the vast majority often didn’t sign until literally hours before… Read More »

Pigskin reviews 49ers draft

Pigskin reviews 49ers draft … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be posting reviews of some of the key individual team drafts including the San Francisco 49ers today.

Pats, ‘Hawks projected to lead 2020 comp pick

Pats, ‘Hawks projected to lead 2020 comp pick race … A deadline of sorts passed on the NFL calendar yesterday as it was the final day on which veteran UFA signings were included in the calculation of 2020 compensatory picks. Any free agents signed today or later this off-season will not impact the comp pick formula. Compensatory picks… Read More »

Bills tweak scout staff

Bills tweak scout staff … It is not uncommon for NFL teams to shakeup their personnel departments in the days immediately following the draft. That was the case in Buffalo where the Bills have named Dennis Hickey as a senior national scout; they also hired A.J. Highsmith and Mike Szabo as area scouts. Hickey, the one-time Miami G.M.,… Read More »

Pigskin reviews Raiders draft

Pigskin reviews Raiders draft … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be posting reviews of some of the key individual team drafts starting today with the Oakland Raiders and their three first rounders from last month’s draft.

Argos take Okie State OT to lead of CFL draft

Argos take Okie State OT to lead off CFL draft … Toronto selected former Oklahoma State OT Shane Richards to start off tonight’s CFL draft of Canadian born players. Hamilton followed that pick by taking Waterloo G/T Jesse Gibbon with the second pick overall. Edmonton then selected Laval DE Mathieu Betts with the third pick. Betts was actually… Read More »

Where top undrafted rooks are signing

Where top undrafted rooks are signing … The so-called 8th round of the 2019 draft in which teams around the NFL scramble to sign the best players who went undrafted last weekend is well underway. GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette, with help from GBN Investigative College Football Reporter Larry Parker have tracked where the top undrafted rookies… Read More »

Peeking ahead to 2020 draft

Peeking ahead to 2020 draft … Over the past several days we have had several correspondents point out that we one trade on our list of future traded picks was incorrect. And as usual with these types of things are readers were in fact correct. We originally reported that the Bears will get a 2020 4th rounder from… Read More »

Giants post

Crazy, as in loon or fox!!!  … Not surprisingly, we have had any number of calls and emails from Giants fans wondering what was our take on last week’s draft, in particular, of course, the selection of former Duke QB Daniel Jones with the 6th pick overall. And rather than try and write the same thing over and… Read More »

Giants 6th rounder injured in shooting incident

Giants 6th rounder wounded in shooting incident … Washburn CB Corey Ballentine, who was chosen in the 6th round of the 2019 draft by the New York Giants was injured in a shooting incident in Topeka early this morning. Sadly, fellow Washburn DB Dwane Simmons was killed in the same incident. Ballentine’s injuries, though, are thought not to… Read More »