Trojan WR; Buckeye LB head latest group of underclassmen off to draft … Another 7 underclassmen confirmed today they would be entering the draft including Southern California WR Deontay Burnett and Ohio State OLB Jerome Baker, both of whom are considered to be second-day prospects for the 2018 draft. They will be joined in the draft field by… Read More »
Two more juniors enter draft … The latest underclassmen to indicate they will be entering the 2018 draft are Tennessee junior DT Kahlil McKenzie and Clemson junior FS Van Smith. McKenzie, the son of Oakland G.M. Reggie McKenzie, was a 5-star recruit for the Vols, but was never overly productive; however, at 6-3, 320 with some athleticism, he’ll… Read More »
SEC rivals meet in college national championship game … It will be an all-SEC affair when Georgia faces Alabama in the CFP national championship game in Atlanta tomorrow evening with KO set for just after 8 PM ET on ESPN. And needless to say there will be plenty of talent headed for the 2018 draft on the field… Read More »
Wild cards decide four more picks … Four more picks in the selection order for the 2018 draft were decided in this weekend’s wild-card games. Buffalo will have back-to-back picks as the Bills will have the 21st and 22nd pick in the opening round of the 2018 draft. The first is the Bills’ own pick, while the 22nd… Read More »
Clemson WR enters draft … Clemson junior WR Ray-Ray McCloud is the latest underclassmen to confirm that he will be entering the 2018 draft. McCloud isn’t all that big at barely 5-10, 180, but he has some speed; he’s also a versatile player who also returns punts and has taken snaps at CB; this fall, McCloud had 46… Read More »
Pack stays in-house with new G.M. … Green Bay has named director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst the team’s new general manager. The 44-year-old Gutekunst replaces longtime G.M. Ted Thompson, who was booted upstairs last week after the Packers failed to make the playoffs. Gutekunst has been the Packers’ director of player personnel since March of 2016, although… Read More »
More juniors declare … Another handful of juniors announced yesterday that they will be entering the 2018 draft including two each from Florida State and Central Florida. The Seminoles declaring are CB Tavarus McFadden, a potential second-day pick, and WR Auden Tate, while WR Tre’Quan Smith and TE Jordan Akins. At the same time, UCLA junior TE Austin… Read More »
Pigskin picks and pokes bowl standouts … With all the preliminary bowl in the books in advance of Monday’s CFP national championship game between Alabama and Georgia, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has documented a number of players who stood out during earlier bowl games with an eye toward the 2018 draft.
More underclassmen in, out of draft … Due to an unfortunate technical glitch we were unable to post over the past few hours. In the that time several more underclassmen have announced their intention to enter the upcoming draft including junior RBs Ronald Jones of Southern California and Notre Dame’s Josh Adams, both of whom figure to be… Read More »
Card QB Jackson enters draft … Another QB domino for the 2018 draft has fallen as star Louisville junior QB Lamar Jackson announced this morning that he will indeed be turning pro this winter. There had been speculation in recent days that Jackson might opt to return to school in the hopes of improving his passing skills. Jackson,… Read More »
Two more receivers enter draft … Oklahoma junior TE Mark Andrews and Notre Dame redshirt sophomore WR Equanimeous St. Brown, both of whom are considered to be among the top prospects at their respective positions, have confirmed that they will be entering the 2018 draft.
Rush of underclassmen enter draft today … A slew of underclassmen have announced their intention to enter the 2018 draft so far today. Heading the list is LSU junior OLB Arden Key, who is generally considered to be a top 10-15 prospect for the upcoming draft, and Stanford junior DT Harrison Phillips, a rising star with top 20… Read More »
QBs Rosen, Darnold opt to enter draft … Talk about ‘big’ draft news. Both Josh Rosen of UCLA and Southern Cal’s Sam Darnold announced on social media earlier this evening they will be entering the 2018 draft. No surprise that Rosen, a junior was coming out, but there has been growing speculation that Darnold, a redshirt sophomore, would… Read More »
Draft class gets bigger in a hurry … The 2018 draft class got way bigger – both literally and figuratively – earlier this evening when 6-8, 340-pound Oklahoma junior OT Orlando Brown announced he will be turning pro and entering the upcoming draft where he is considered to be a top 20-25 prospect. Brown is a three-year starter… Read More »
Half dozen Alabama players to play in Senior Bowl … The Senior Bowl announced yesterday that 6 players from Alabama will be at this year’s game. Tide players to be in Mobile at the end of the month include LBs Rashaan Evans and Shaun Dion Hamilton, CBs Anthony Averett and Levi Wallace, DT Da’Shawn, and P JK Scott.… Read More »
Broncos, Texans to coach Senior Bowl teams … The Senior Bowl announced earlier today that the coaching staffs of Houston and Denver will coach the two teams at this year’s game. The Texans, led by head coach Bill O’Brien, will guide the South team, while Vance Joseph and the Broncos’ staff will guide the North. The Senior Bowl… Read More »
Another top CB enters draft … On the same day that Iowa All-America junior CB Josh Jackson announced that he would be entering the 2018 draft, fellow junior AA CB Carlton Davis of Auburn also confirmed that he will be turning pro this winter. And like Jackson, Davis should get some serious opening round consideration this coming April;… Read More »
Iowa CB Jackson enters draft … Iowa All-America junior CB Josh Jackson has announced that he will be entering the 2018 draft where he has a chance to be the first pure corner off the board as early as the mid-to-late first round. The 6-1, 192-pound Jackson is a late bloomer who led the country with 8 interceptions… Read More »
‘Noles’ TE Izzo enters draft … Florida State junior TE Ryan Izzo is the latest underclassman to announce that he will be entering the 2018 draft. The 6-4, 245-pound Izzo, who caught 20 passes for 317 yards and 3 scores this season, is a mid-to-late round prospect for the upcoming draft.
Hoosiers get vet C … Former Miami C Nick Linder plans to enroll at Indiana as a graduate transfer and play his senior season with the Hoosiers next fall. Linder sat out last year after starting 26 games for Miami over the previous three seasons. Linder figures to be a mid-to-late round prospect in 2019.
Big Ten QB Thorson tears ACL … Northwestern QB Clayton Thorson suffered a torn ACL during the Wildcats’ win over Kentucky in the Music City Bowl last Friday. Thorson was injured while making a TD-catch on a trick play. The injury was not originally thought to be serious, but subsequent tests revealed a tear and Thorson is expected… Read More »
Browns add longtime Pack exec to senior personnel staff … New Cleveland G.M. John Dorsey does not appear to be wasting any time putting his people in place to run the franchise. The Browns just hired longtime Green Bay executive Alonzo Highsmith as a VP in the Browns personnel department. Highsmith spent the past 19 years with the… Read More »
Sun Devil 5T DE enters draft … Arizona State junior DE JoJo Wicker is the latest underclassman to confirm that he will be entering the 2018 draft. Wicker is something of a tweener; he’s 6-2, 275, but lacks explosive speed so may find a niche at the next levela s a 3-4 DE. This past season, Wicker was… Read More »
Tiger RB; Bruin OT enter draft … Auburn junior RB Kerryon Johnson confirmed earlier this evening that he will be entering the 2018 draft where he figures to be a mid-second day pick. Johnson actually entered the season as a back-up but quickly emerged as one of the more dynamic backs in the country as he ran for… Read More »
A&M WR Kirk one of five to enter draft; Badger LB stays put … Texas A&M junior WR/KR Christian Kirk heads a list of three underclassmen who announced their intention to enter the 2018 draft. The 5-11, 200-pound Kirk is currently the 5th rated receiver on the GBN positional board and the 34th rated overall prospect. At the… Read More »