Bonus Senior Bowl coverage … For those that aren’t aware of the change, the NFL Network will be providing coverage of the Senior Bowl practices this afternoon. In the past, they only provided live coverage of the two days of full-pad practices on Tuesday and Wednesday, but with the schedule having been moved back a day, it now… Read More »
Senior bowl weigh-in about to start … The real Senior Bowl week is about to start at 10 AM ET with the beginning of the measuring of the players heights and weights. Not sure how it is going to work but the Mobile Register seems to be indicating that they are covering it live in some fashion. On… Read More »
Shrine game winners and losers … GBN Chief Scout warmed up for this week’s Senior Bowl in Mobile locked in the war room scouring over the tape from last Saturday’s East-West Shrine game in St. Petersburg and files this report on which players stood out and which didn’t.
Final list of draft eligible underclassmen released … The NFL has released a final list of 74 underclassmen who have been granted special eligibility for the 2015 draft, along with another 10 players who are still juniors but have graduated and are also eligible for this year’s draft. The number of underclassmen entering this year’s draft is down,… Read More »
Two more draft slots sets; two more to go … As a result of today’s NFL conference championship games, two more positions in the opening round selection order for the 2015 draft have been set. Indianapolis, which was dismantled in the AFC title game by New England, will have the 29th overall selection, while Green Bay which lost… Read More »
Shrine, NFLPA star games on sched … Both the East-West Shrine Classic in St. Petersburg and the NFLPA All-star game in Carson, California will be played later this afternoon as the all-star game season kicks into high gear. And in a bit of scheduling genius, both games will be played at 4 PM ET with the Shrine game… Read More »
TCU RB enters draft … Nothing official was ever announced by either the player or school, but the mother of TCU junior RB B.J. Catalon has tweeted that he has applied for early entry to the 2015 draft. The 5-9, 190-pound Catalon started the first 8 games of the year for the Horned Frogs, but missed the better… Read More »
Even more dispatches from St. Pete … GBN Chief Scout Pigskin Paul Guillemette has filed his final overview report on this week’s East-West Shrine game practice sessions in St. Petersburg.
Second clock ticking on underclassmen … The deadline for underclassmen wishing to enter the 2015 to file papework with the NFL for inclusion into this year’s draft passed at midnight last night with no new announcements, although there is no rule that players have to make a formal statement if they did actually apply. However, those juniors and… Read More »
Cardinals’ CB enters draft … Louisville junior CB Charles Gaines has confirmed that he will be entering the 2015 draft where he projects as a second-day prospect. Gaines is the third Louisville DB to leave school early this winter joining safeties Gerod Holliman and Jeremy Sample in applying for this year’s draft. Tech OT remains in school …… Read More »
One more draft commit … As noted in an earlier report, when the NFL releases the final list of underclassmen eligible for this year’s draft sometime early next week, it almost always includes several truly unknown players. One such player who reportedly will be on the list this year is junior WR Jaquel Pitts, who was enrolled at… Read More »
Tide D duo returns … Alabama has confirmed that DT Jarran Reed and MLB Reggie Ragland will return to Tuscaloosa for their senior seasons next fall.
Cardinal QB confirms decision to return … Stanford junior QB Kevin Hogan has officially announced that he will return to school for his senior season instead of entering the 205 draft.
So that was that! … Amid great fanfare and surrounded by family and friends, Ohio State sophomore QB Cardale Jones announced that he’s actually staying in school and won’t be entering the 2015 draft. Odd!
Watch Jones presser live … Not sure if either ESPN or the NFL Network are carrying Ohio State QB Cardale Jones’ press conference at which time he will announce whether he will enter the 2015 draft, but those without access to a TV the Cleveland Plain Dealer is streaming the event live at 4 PM ET. Meanwhile, ESPN’s… Read More »
Tide DT to stick with program … While the football world waits with anxious anticipation for Ohio State QB Cardale Jones to announce whether he will be entering the 2015 draft, there are local media reports out of Alabama that junior DE/DT Jarran Reed is in fact staying in school. It was assumed that Reed was off to… Read More »
Update on Buckeyes’ QB announcement … Just a quick update on Ohio State sophomore QB Cardale Jones’ scheduled press conference this afternoon at which time he will announce whether he will apply for entry to the 2015 draft. It was originally set for 3 PM ET, but has been moved back to 4PM. As noted earlier, given that… Read More »
Deadline day for underclassmen … Today is the final day for underclassmen to file paperwork with the NFL to be included in the 2015 draft. So far, by our unofficial count close to 80 juniors and redshirt sophomores have indicated in one way or another that they will be entering this year’s draft. In fact, almost all the… Read More »
Big Tide 5T DE could be headed to draft … There have been conflicting reports out of Alabama as to whether junior DE Jarran Reed is entering the upcoming draft. Earlier this afternoon, IMG Academy sent out a tweet announcing that Reed had joined the academy to train for this year’s draft, but the tweet was later deleted… Read More »
UK reserve RB enters draft; two others stay put … Kentucky junior RB Braylon Heard has opted to give up his final season of college eligibility and declare for the 2015 draft. Heard, who transferred from Nebraska last year, was the Wildcats’ second-leading rusher this past season when he gained almost 400 yards and added 21 receptions, but… Read More »
Other webfoot doesn’t drop in Oregon … What is the old saying: two out of three ain’t bad. For Oregon, it ain’t necessarily all that good after QB Marcus Mariota and DT Arik Armstead announced they would be entering the 2015 draft, but the program did get a little good news with word that junior DT DeForest Buckner,… Read More »
Top SEC QB staying put … Mississippi State junior QB Dak Prescott confirmed at a press conference earlier this afternoon that he will indeed be returning to school for his senior season next fall.
Ducks’ Heisman QB declares for draft … Oregon junior QB Marcus Mariota, this year’s Heisman Trophy winner and a legitimate candidate to be the first player off the board this coming April 30th, has ended the suspense and confirmed that he will be entering the 2015 draft. USC WR enters draft … Southern California junior WR George Farmer… Read More »
Bruins DT confirms draft entry … UCLA junior DT Ellis McCarthy has confirmed via twitter that he will indeed be entering the 2015 draft where he projects to be a second-day selection. Meanwhile, Auburn junior OT Patrick Miller has also decided to skip his senior season and enter the upcoming draft, although the 6-6, 300-pound oft-injured sometime starter… Read More »
Duck 5T DE enters draft … Oregon has announced that junior DE Arik Armstead will forego his final year of eligibility and enter the 2015 draft where he is projected to be a late first or early second round prospect. Armstead, who is listed at 6-8, 296 could get looks as either a 3-4 DE or 4-3 DT… Read More »