Offensive position rankings posted … Along with the QB rankings posted yesterday here are the initial GBN rankings for the remaining offensive positions including RB, WR, TE, OT, OG and C.
A tale of two QBs … We have had several queries wondering why we did not include Ohio State redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins and Oklahoma junior Kyler Murray on our latest ranking of QB prospects for the 2019 posted yesterday. No question both guys are terrific college quarterbacks. However, we just don’t think that Haskins is going to… Read More »
To QB or not to QB … Needless to say, with the 2019 draft still some 230 days away there is still a ton of sorting out to be done at the position before April 25th next spring. The early returns are that this year’s QB draft class doesn’t appear to as strong as it was this past… Read More »
DE Bosa to sit OSU game this week … Ohio State has confirmed that star junior DE Nick Bosa, the early consensus top prospect overall for the 2019 draft, will not play this weekend when the Buckeyes host Tulane. Bosa suffered what is being reported as a groin and abdominal strain in the Buckeyes big win over TCU… Read More »
Browns get Pats 5th for WR Gordon … The Josh Gordon soap opera has moved onto New England after Cleveland sent the enigmatic receiver to the Patriots in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2019. The Patriots will also get a 2019 seventh-round pick from the Browns if Gordon is not active for 10 games.
Cane WR sits again … Miami junior WR Ahmonn Richards did not play again this week in the Hurricanes’ win over FCS Savannah State. Richards, one of the top 2-3 prospects at the position for the upcoming draft, hurt a knee in the season opener against LSU and hasn’t played since and there is no timetable on his… Read More »
Who to watch in college football this weekend … Its kind of a ‘meh’ week on the college football schedule, but there are always pro prospects to watch. There’s also one major game on this week’s docket when LSU plays at Auburn in a key early season SEC West match-up. GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette profiles the… Read More »
Senior Bowl adds to scout staff … The Senior Bowl has announced the addition of 4 veteran scouts to their personnel department. The four include Zac Bocian, Jim Jauch, Ryan Kessenich and Seth Turner. Bocian, who spent 15 years in the Browns’ organization, will be scouting players on the West coast; Jauch, who spent 25 years as an… Read More »
Bonus coverage … Most years a Thursday game in the direct line of fire of a major hurricane between Boston College and Wake Forest wouldn’t attract much more than a few yawns from NFL scouts, but tonight’s match-up is worth a look as the Eagles have two of the better prospects for the upcoming draft in veteran DE… Read More »
Weekly college football prospects review … With the secondt full weekend of the college season now in the books, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette weighs in with some observations about players who caught his eye this week.
Injured Gopher RB to seek 6th year … Minnesota RB Rodney Smith, a later round or free agent draft prospect, will reportedly apply for a 6th year of eligibility after he suffered a season-ending knee injury early in Saturday’s win over Fresno State. Smith has already used up his redshirt year so will have apply for the additional… Read More »
Duke CB Gilbert done for year … Duke has confirmed that star CB Mark Gilbert, a second-day prospect for the 2019 draft who led the ACC with 6 picks in 2018, will miss the rest of the year after suffering what is being described as a ‘freak’ hip injury during Saturday’s upset win at Northwestern. The Blue Devils… Read More »
Sooners RB Anderson confirmed out for the year … Updating yesterday’s report on the status of star Oklahoma junior RB Rodney Anderson, a leading prospect at the position for the 2019 draft who was forced to leave Saturday’s win over UCLA with an apparent knee injury; the school has confirmed that Anderson will indeed miss the rest of… Read More »
Who to watch in college football this week … There are at least two really key early season games on this week’s college football schedule with major national implications as #2 Clemson goes on the road to play a SEC West opponent at Texas A&M, while Southern Cal and Stanford hook up in a big Pac-12 game on… Read More »
Back surgery ends season for Husky OT Adams … Updating the update on the condition of star Washington LT Trey Adams, a potential first round pick who didn’t play in the Huskies’ season opening loss to Auburn because of a back issue, the school has confirmed that Adams has undergone back surgery and is out for the rest… Read More »
Are you ready for some football!!! Don’t know about you guys but we sure are!! In fact, it all gets underway later tonight when defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia opens the season against Atlanta. And while we think predictions are best left for gypsies our staff has weighed with their picks in our annual NFL Fearless Forecast. Also,… Read More »
Impressions from first week of college schedule … With the first full weekend of the college season now in the books, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette weighs in with some observations about players who caught his eye this week.
Wake OT Herron to miss year … Wake Forest OT Justin Herron, a solid mid-round prospect for the upcoming draft with 37 straight starts at LT for Demon Deacons, will miss the rest of the year after tearing an ACL over the weekend. Herron is a 5th year senior, but would appear to be eligible to apply for… Read More »
Top FCS done for year … James Madison CB Rashad Robinson, one of the top prospects at the position for the 2019 draft, will miss the upcoming season with a foot injury suffered in a non-contact training incident. Robinson, an FCS All-American who had 7 picks last fall, has a redshirt year and will return for a 5th… Read More »
Canes star WR Richards dinged in loss to LSU … One of the mysteries of Miami’s disappointing season opening 33-17 loss to LSU (a final score that flattered the Hurricanes who were down 33-3 at one point late in the game) was where was junior WR Ahmmon Richards, a projected first round prospect for the 2019 draft, who… Read More »
A couple of late trades of note … With all the waiver wire transactions over the weekend, we neglected to mention a couple of minor trades. In one, New Orleans received a 7th round pick in 2019 from Cleveland for DT Devaroe Lawrence, while Oakland got a 7th rounder from Seattle for safety Shalom Luani. With these –… Read More »
Best draft ever??? … Okay, that might be a bit of a stretch, but at least based on the number of this year’s draft picks who survived this weekend’s round of cuts as teams got down to their 53-man opening day roster, the 2018 draft class did very well for themselves thank you very much. Indeed, based on… Read More »
Bad back keeps star Huskies’ OT Adams out of season opener … Washington OT Trey Adams, a potential opening round pick in 2019, did not play in the Huskies’ season-opening loss to Auburn earlier today because of a sore back. In fact, Adams didn’t even make the trip east to Atlanta where the game was played. Given his… Read More »
Done deal; Bears, Raiders finalize Mack trade … Chicago and Oakland have reportedly finalized the deal in which the Bears acquired All-Pro OLB Khalil Mack from the Raiders in exchange for first round picks in both 2019 and 2020. In addition to the first round picks, the Raiders will also receive the Bears’ 3rd round pick in 2020… Read More »
Saints get late Browns pick for DE … New Orleans has acquired a 7th round pick in 2019 from Cleveland for DE Devaroe Lawrence.