Key Big Ten clash postponed … Just a week into their return to the college football wars, the Big Ten has been forced to postpone a game this coming weekend because of positive covid cases at Wisconsin. The Badgers were supposed to play at Nebraska this Saturday but that game has now been cancelled. As of this morning,… Read More »
Bengals send vet DE Dunlap to ‘Hawks for late pick … Cincinnati has reportedly sent disgruntled veteran DE Carlos Dunlap to Seattle in exchange for C B.J. Finney and a 7th round draft pick in 2021.
Cowboys send DE Griffen to Lions for late pick … As expected, Dallas has moved veteran DE Everson Griffen ahead of next week’s trade deadline. Griffen is off to Detroit in exchange for what is being described as a conditional 6th round pick in 2021. The pick reportedly can escalate to a 5th depending on unspecified conditions.
Is Trevor Lawrence hedging on draft … There is a bit of a buzz around the NFL this day about whether star Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence, the presumptive #1 pick this coming April, might be hedging on whether he will in fact turn pro this winter after an interview with a local source earlier this week. Lawrence was… Read More »
Jets stay # in updated weekly selection order … With this week’s games in the book, here is the updated first round selection order for this year’s draft if it were to be held today. Please note that the strength of schedule figures represent each team’s full-16 game schedule.
College football updates … Star Purdue WR Rondale Moore, who opted back in after he had originally opted out of the season, did not play in the Boilermakers’ season-opening win over Iowa on the weekend. No reason was given. Moore emerged as one of the most electric playmakers in the country as a freshman in 2018, but played… Read More »
Jets, Giants 1-2 in weekly draft … If the 2021 draft were to be held this week it would have a very big apple flavor as the two New York teams would be picking first and second. The Jets, the NFL’s lone remaining winless team, threw a scare into division-leading Buffalo when they took an early 10-0 lead… Read More »
Bucks’ Fields worth the wait … The Big Ten finally got back on the field this weekend and for Ohio State QB Justin Fields it seems the wait was worth it. Indeed, Fields was almost perfect as he completed 20-of-21 passes for 276 yards and a pair of TDs in the Buckeyes’ easy 52-17 win over Nebraska. For… Read More »
Jags-Bolts headline interesting week re draft order … There is a potentially interesting Sunday coming up when it comes to the early selection order for the 2021 day. The ‘feature’ draft game comes up when Jacksonville travels west to play the Chargers in LA in a late afternoon game. Coming into the week, the Jaguars were sitting on… Read More »
Star Tide WR Waddle out for year … Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle, a top 10-15 prospect for the 2021 draft, will reportedly miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious ankle injury on the first play of the team’s game against Tennessee. The good news for Waddle is that it’s not a knee, but ankle injuries… Read More »
Giants trade DE Golden to Cards for late pick … After last night’s disappointing loss in Philadelphia which pretty well knocked them out of contention even in the woeful NFC East, the NY Giants traded veteran DE Markus Golden to Arizona for what is being reported as a 6th round pick in 2021. Golden led the Giants with… Read More »
Pigskin’s weekly prospects review … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemete has posted the latest edition of his weekly college football prospects review report featuring games from October 17th. Here is the full report.
Former Jag DE Ngakoue now also former Vike DE; traded to Ravens … Minnesota made one of the splashier moves of the past off-season when they acquired disguntled DE Yannick Ngakoue from Jacksonville in exchange for a second round pick in 2021 and a 5th in 2022. Less that half a season later, though, Ngakoue is on the… Read More »
NDSU OT Radunz confirms opt out … North Dakota State OT Dillon Radunz, one of the rising stars of the 2021 draft class, has confirmed that he will not be playing the rest of the Bison schedule when it resumes in the spring. Instead, like teammate QB Trey Lance, he will opt out and start prepping for the… Read More »
Weird, woeful NFC East featured on Thursday nighter … How weird is the NFC East this year. Figure it this way. The NY Giants are in Philadelphia tonight to play the Eagles in the weekly Thursday night game on the NFL Network. With a win the Giants can move into a technical tie for the division lead. With… Read More »
Updated 1st round projection posted … The 2021 GBN first-round projection has been updated. Again, please note that the primary objective with a mock at this time of year is not to try and predict which player which particular team will select next April. Rather the goal here is to give folks some idea, based on the latest… Read More »
Jets make 2nd future trade of week … It’s still not a full-blown housecleaning, but the NY Jets, the NFL’s last remaining winless team, made a 2nd trade this week involving a veteran for a future pick. The Jets have reportedly sent OLB Jordan Willis to San Fransisco in exchange for a 6th round pick in 2022. To… Read More »
Dolphins to start Tua … In a little bit of a surprising move at this time, Miami has announced that rookie Tua Tagovailoa, the 5th player selected at the 2020 draft, will take over as the Dolphins’ QB. Surprising because the Dolphins are coming off a three-TD win over the Jets last weekend with veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick at… Read More »
Two top RBs, WR opting out … Another trio of intriguing prospects for the 2021 draft will not be playing this fall. There are reports, for example, that Penn State junior RB Journey Brown, one of the top emerging prospects at the position for the upcoming draft, could miss the upcoming season with an undisclosed medical condition. Brown… Read More »
Jets trading NT to Bucs for future pick … Hard to know whether its the beginning of a major house cleaning, but the 0-6 New York Jets, the NFL’s last remaining winless team, have reportedly agreed to trade veteran NT Steve McLendon to Tampa Bay in exchange for what is being reported as a 6th round pick in… Read More »
Top pick stay in the Big apple; shifts to Jets … Given the chance to move into the #1 pick at the 2021 draft, at least for this week, the NY Jets left little to chance as they fell behind 21-0 at the half in Miami before finally losing 24-0 to drop to 0-6. That leaves the Jets… Read More »
Mr. Irrelevent no more!! … We won’t know which team will have the #1 pick, at least for this week, until after the late afternoon games after both the NY Giants and Atlanta, who had the 1st and 2nd picks respectively coming into the week, both got their first wins of the season. The Jets will end up… Read More »
Draft order faces almost certain shuffle … Its almost a guarantee that there will be some shuffling at the top of the current if the draft were held this week selection order for the 2021 draft. The NY Giants, who would have the #1 pick were the draft held today, for example, will be at home to division-rival… Read More »
Pigskin’s weekly prospects review … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemete has posted the latest edition of his weekly college football prospects review report featuring games from October 3rd. Here is the full report.
Star FCS ER opts out … Northern Iowa DE Elerson Smith, one of the top FCS prospects in the 2021 draft, has decided to opt out and enter the draft. Smith had stated earlier this year that he was entering the transfer portal when NIU’s conference postponed it’s season to the spring, presumably with the intent to transfer… Read More »