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Pigskin NFC North

Pigskin reviews NFC North draft … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette continues his review of the 2021 draft with a report on the NFC North. His previous reports include those for the NFC East, AFC East, NFC South, and AFC South.

College playoff expansion recommended

College playoff expansion recommended … Over the years, glaciers have tended to move faster than any change coming to the world of college football. However, that may change as an NCAA working group has reportedly recommended expanding the current four-team CFP playoff field to 12 teams. The 12 teams would include the 6 top-ranked conference champions and the… Read More »

First rounders Fields, Parsons and Phillips come to terms

First rounders Fields, Parsons and Phillips come to terms … Three more players selected in this year’s opening round signed with their respective team in the past day or so including former Ohio State QB Justin Fields whom Chicago selected with the 11th pick overall after trading up with the NY Giants. Fields signed the obligatory 4-year deal… Read More »

Eagles release pair of top-rated undrafted rookies

Eagles release pair of top-rated undrafted rookies … Philadelphia has released former Wake Forest/Georgia QB Jamie Newman and former Florida WR Trevon Grimes, two of the highest rated prospects for the 2021 draft who were not selected this past April. Newman, for example, was the 12th rated played on the GBN’s list of top-rated undrafted players, while Grimes… Read More »

Jags continue front office rebuild

Jags continue front office rebuild … While most of the rebuilding efforts in Jacksonville are focused on the field after the Jaguars selected former Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence with the first pick overall at the 2021 draft, the team has quietly continued to revamp their personnel department. Earlier today, Jacksonville confirmed that Regis Eller has been hired as… Read More »

Saints sign top pick

Saints sign top pick … New Orleans became the latest team to sign its opening round pick coming to terms with DE Payton Turner, the 28th player selected at this year’s draft. Turner agreed to a contract that is being reported as a 4-year deal worth just over $12.5 million. In fact, the Saints signed all their 2021… Read More »

Cards sign top pick LB Collins; half first round signed

Cards sign top pick LB Collins … Arizona has reportedly signed former Tulsa LB Zaven Collins, the Cardinals’ first round pick at the 2021 draft, to a 4-year deal worth $14.7 million. Collins was the 16th player selected at this year’s draft; ironically he’s also the 16th player taken in this year’s opening round to come to terms… Read More »

Pigskin reviews AFC South

Pigskin reviews AFC South draft … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette continues his review of the 2021 draft with a report on the AFC South. His previous reports include those for the NFC East, AFC East and NFC South

Irish OL adds ‘dump truck’

Irish OL adds ‘dump truck’ … Marshall RG Cain Madden announced late last week that he is transferring to Notre Dame where he’ll help to plug an offensive front that was severely depleted at the 2021 draft. At Marshall, the 6-3, 315-pound Madden, who is known affectionately as ‘Dump Truck’, went from walk-on to 2020 All-American. In his… Read More »

Falcons send vet WR Jones to Titans for picks

Falcons send vet WR Jones to Titans for picks … Atlanta finally pulled the trigger on a trade for veteran WR Julio Jones, the Falcons all-time leading receiver, shipping him to Tennessee in exchange for a second round pick in 2022 and a 4th rounder in 2023. To complete the deal, the Titans will get the Falcons’ 6th… Read More »

Pigskin reviews NFC South draft

Pigskin reviews NFC South draft … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette continues his review of the 2021 draft with a report on the NFC South. His previous reports include those for the NFC East and AFC East.

Bills sign top pick

Bills sign top pick … Buffalo has signed DE Greg Rousseau, the 30th player selected at the 2021 draft, to a 4Y, $11.6M deal.

Iggles, Jints sign top pick WR

Iggles, Jints sign top pick WR … It was a busy day in the NFC East where division rivals Philadelphia and the Giants both signed their opening round picks from the 2021 draft. The Eagles came to terms with former Alabama WR DeVonta Smith on a 4-year, $20.1M deal, while the Giants signed former Florida WR Kadarius Toney… Read More »

UGA adds pair of top transfers

UGA adds pair of top transfers … Georgia has confirmed that both of former Clemson CB Derion Kendrick, a two-time All-ACC performer, and former LSU TE Arik Gilbert have indeed transferred to the program. Kendrick was actually never going to play for the Tigers this fall as he had been dismissed by Clemson after he was arrested in… Read More »

Bengals, Pack sign top picks

Bengals, Pack sign top picks … Two more first round picks from the 2021 draft have come to terms as Ccinnati has signed former LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase, the 5th player selected this year, while Green Bay agreed to terms with former Georgia Eric Stokes, the 29th player chosen this past April. Both were signed to 4-year deals… Read More »

Pigskin reviews AFC East draft

Pigskin reviews AFC East draft … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette continues his review of the 2021 draft with a report on the AFC East. NFC East.

Pigskin punks NFC East draft

Pigskin punks NFC East draft … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has taken some time to chew over the 2021 draft and begins his annual series of draft reviews with the NFC East.

Camp roster size confirmed; cut-down days announced

Camp roster size confirmed; cut-down days announced … The NFL has confirmed that teams will be allowed to carry 90 players going to training camp later this summer. There has been some confusion among teams as to what the roster max would actually be for training camp. In fact, its been reported that some teams held off on… Read More »

Senior Bowl to host HBCU combine

Senior Bowl to host HBCU combine … The NFL and Senior Bowl announced this week that the HBCU combine will be held in Mobile. The HBCU combine will involve players from the Historically Black College and University conferences including the SWAC, MEAC, CIAA, and SIAC will be held at the University of South Alabama and be patterned after… Read More »

Raiders, Steelers sign top picks

Raiders, Steelers sign top picks … Two more first-round picks from Alabama at the 2021 draft came to terms in the last day or so including Las Vegas which signed G/T Alex Leatherwood, the 17th player selected this year, and Pittsburgh which came to terms with RB Najee Harris, whom the Steelers chose with the 24th pick overall.… Read More »

More post-draft Pigskin observations

More post-draft Pigskin observations … The league that supposedly never sleeps has finally entered what could be called the off-season with the draft in the books, but there is still plenty to chew on as GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette notes in his latest on further review column.

QB debate

In-house QB debate … Yesterday’s post noting Mel Kiper’s initial Top 25 for the 2022 draft gave rise to a rousing debate here on the relative strength of the QB class for next year’s draft. As noted in yesterday’s post, Kiper only had one passer in his top ten, Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler whom he has ranked third overall.… Read More »

Kiper Top 25 posted

Kiper posts early 2022 top 25 … For those that haven’t seen it, long-time draft guru Mel Kiper has posted his initial top 25 ranking for the 2022 draft, which for the record is now just 341 days away, over on ESPN. A couple of observations. Of course, this is a very preliminary listing and much is going to… Read More »

AA Herd RG to enter transfer protal

AA Herd RG to enter transfer portal … Marshall RG Cain Madden, who went from unheralded walk-on to 2020 All-American, has announced that he has entered college football’s transfer portal. Madden, who is listed at 6-3, 313, will also be taking advantage of the ‘free year’ of eligibility for what amounts to a 6th year in college football.… Read More »

Lions sign top pick OT Sewell

Lions sign top pick OT Sewell … Detroit has become the latest NFL to sign its first round pick at the 2021 draft after coming to terms with former Oregon all-American LT Penei Sewell. Sewell, the 7th player selected at this year’s draft, signed a 4Y, $24.1M deal with a club option for a 5th season. Sewell is… Read More »