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Positional rankings posted

Positional rankings posted … The initial GBN positional rankings have been posted. See the drop-down menu above (under rankings) for the full list.

Panthers get CB Henderson from Jags for TE; picks

Panthers get CB Henderson from Jags for TE; picks … Carolina has acquired CB C.J. Henderson, the 9th overall pick at the 2020 draft, from Jacksonville in exchange for TE Dan Arnold. Teams will also flip 2022 picks with the Jaguars getting a 3rd rounder from the Panthers and a 5th going the other way.

Rising Tigers’ DT Bresee out for year

Rising Tigers’ DT Bresee out for year … Things just keep going from bad-to-worse for Clemson. Not only did the Tigers pretty much play themselves out of any shot at a spot in this year’s CFP with a loss at NC State on Saturday, but they also lost star sophomore DT Bryan Bresee for the year after he… Read More »

Jags, Jets still 1-2 in early draft order;but two less winless teams

Jags, Jets still 1-2 in early draft order;but two less winless teams … Again, we won’t be posting a full, updated ‘if the draft were held today’ selection order for the opening round of the 2022 draft for another week or so, but if we did, Jacksonville and the NY Jets would have the first and second picks… Read More »

Duck DE; top prospect; returns sort of …

Duck DE; top prospect; returns … sort of … Star Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, the consensus #1 prospect overall for the 2022 draft was hasn’t played since early in the team’s season opener because of a sprained ankle, was back in uniform for the Ducks’ 41-19 win over Arizona last evening, but didn’t actually play all that much.… Read More »

Panthers win, lose versus Texans

Panthers win, lose versus Texans … Carolina has confirmed this morning that CB Jaycee Horn, whom the Panthers chose with the 8th pick overall in the first round of the 2021 draft, will miss much of the rest of the season after breaking a foot in last night’s win over Houston. Horn is expected to be out 2-3… Read More »

Weekly prospects preview

Weekly prospects preview … After three really great weeks on the college football schedule, this weekend’s fare isn’t quite as good. Still there are two prominent games involving ranked at #7 Texas A&M plays at resurgent #16 Arkansas, while #12 Notre Dame and #18 Wisconsin split the difference and play (for the first time in almost 5 decades)… Read More »

Pigskins’ weekly prospects review

Pigskin’s week three prospects review … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be posting a weekly review of prospects who caught his eye in the previous weekend’s college football action. Needless to say, he had plenty to chew on after another weekend of terrific games. Here’s Paul’s column for this week.

Jags, Jets still 1-2

Jags, Jets still 1-2 … We’ve had several correspondents ask when we’ll be posting the weekly, updated selection order for the 2022 draft. Fact is it is still a little early to get a real trend line on team’s strength of schedule figure so we usually wait until after the 4th or 5th week of the schedule. However,… Read More »

Is QB board shifting

Shifting QB draft sands?? … Granted, we are just three games into the current college season and there is a lot of football yet to be played, but there is a bit of a buzz around the NFL that more than one team, including several with early picks, are starting to rethink the top of their QB position… Read More »

QB Fields QB gets first srat as QB landscape shifts

Bears’ Fields gets first start as NFL QB landscape shifts … There will be some major changes in the NFL’s QB landscape this coming week. For starters, former Ohio State star Justin Fields, the 11th player selected at the 2021 draft, will get his first career start when Chicago plays at Cleveland in an early game on Sunday.… Read More »

QB Brewer bolts Utes; Canes’ King dinged again

QB Brewer bolts Utes; Canes’ King dinged again … In something of a surprise, Utah QB Charlie Brewer, who started all three games for the Utes this fall, abruptly left the team after he was pulled from last weekend’s upset loss to San Diego State and then demoted. Brewer, of course, was a productive 4-year starter at Baylor… Read More »

NFL to host international combine next month

NFL to host international combine next month … The NFL announced earlier today that the league will hold a combine for 50 international athletes from 15 countries in London on October 12th. The event will be held at Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium and will be modeled after the league’s regular combine usually held in Indianapolis at the end of… Read More »

Houston, we have a problem

Houston, we have a problem!!! … Speaking of an interesting QB situation, there’s a bit of a buzz around the NFL wondering if Miami might be willing to up its offer to Houston for embattled QB Deshaun Watson after Dolphins’ starter Tua Tagovailoa was injured in today’s loss to Buffalo. Tagovailoa hurt his ribs early in the contest… Read More »

USC QB situation

QB controversy at USC??? … There is a potentially interesting QB situation evolving at Southern California after freshman Jaxson Dart replaced an injured Kedon Slovis and led the Trojans to an impressive 45-14 road win at Washington State on Saturday afternoon. Dart threw for almost 400 yards and 4 TDs to rally the Trojans from an early 14-0… Read More »

Mahomes-Jackson matchup hilites Sunday NFL sched

Mahomes/Jackson matchup hilites Sunday NFL sched … Its game day in the NFL and folks around the league can’t wait for tonight’s featured matchup when Kansas City plays at Baltimore with the KO set for 8:20 PM ET on NBC. This is one of those games that could very well be a preview of the AFC championship game… Read More »

UCF QB out indefinitely

UCF QB out indefinitely … Central Florida confirmed this morning that star QB Dillon Gabriel, a dark-horse Heisman candidate, broke his clavicle on the final play of last night’s 42-35 loss to Louisville. The good news is that Gabriel will  not require season-ending surgery, but there is no timetable for his return.

BC QB done for year

BC QB likely done for year … Boston College QB Phil Jurkovec could miss the rest of the season with a right wrist injury suffered last Saturday against UMass. Jurkovec underwent surgery Monday. Jurkovec had generally been considered to be an early third day type prospect if he came out early this year, but would now appear likely… Read More »

weekly prospects preview post

Weekly prospects preview … Somehow, we got through last weekend’s prospect preview with barely a mention of the SEC. Not so this week, though, as the conference gets down to league play with a bang with top-ranked, defending national champion Alabama playing at SEC East power Florida. Here’s a quick preview of who to watch in that game… Read More »

Giants report post

Giants report: A little perspective … Don’t know about anyone else, but I was still tossing and turning when the sun came up this morning. What a frustrating, heart-breaking loss in Washington last. And it was so frustrating and heart-breaking loss because the game was won. So maybe a little perspective might be in order. Read more

Pigskin’s week two prospects review

Pigskin’s week two prospects review … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be posting a weekly review of prospects who caught his eye in the previous weekend’s college football action. Needless to say, he had plenty to chew on after another weekend of terrific games. Here’s Paul’s column for this week.

Panthers cut K; void Ginats trade

Panthers cut PK; void trade with Giants … It hasn’t been a great week so far the NY Giants. Sunday, they suffered a rather dismal home loss to Denver. Then today, Carolina released PK Ryan Santoso, whom the Giants had traded to the Panthers for a conditional 7th round pick during the pre-season. The stipulation was Santoso would… Read More »

GBN Big Board

First GBN Big Board posted … The initial GBN Big Board ranking the top 100 prospects for the 2022 has been posted. No surprise here that the top overall prospect is Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, with QBs Spencer Rattler of Oklahoma and North Carolina’s Sam Howell, LSU CB Derek Stingley, Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton, and Alabama OT… Read More »

Round-by-round wrap of weekends’ top one-on-one match-up

Round-by-round wrap of weekends’ top one-on-one match-up … It wasn’t necessarily the top game of the weekend, but Saturday night’s game between Michigan and Washington did provide the week’s most intriguing individual matchup between top draft prospects with Wolverines’ DE Aidan Hutchinson facing Huskies’ LT  Jaxson Kirkland. The two didn’t actually face each other all that often, but… Read More »

College football injury update

College football injury update … Alabama, which lost starting ILB Chris Allen for the year with a fractured foot during the Tide’s season opening win Miami, got another injury scare this past weekend when rising OLB Will Anderson, the team’s best pass rusher, was forced to leave the team’s win over FCS Mercer this past Saturday after taking… Read More »