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Pigskins NFC West preview

NFC West draft review … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has been reviewing the 2020 drafts of each NFL division and today he looks at the the NFC West.

Dolphins sign Tua

Dolphins sign Tua … Any concerns in Miami over the signability of former Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa, whom the Dolphins selected with the 5th pick overall at the 2020 draft, were erased yesterday when he agreed to a fully guaranteed 4-year contract worth over $30M, including a $19.6M signing bonus. Tagovailoa, in fact, is just the 2nd player… Read More »

Pigskin’s AFC North draft review

AFC North draft review … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has been reviewing the 2020 drafts of each NFL division and today he looks at the the AFC North.

Panthers Brown 1st #1 pick to sign

Panthers Brown 1st #1 pick to sign … Carolina became the first team to sign a first-round pick from the 2020 draft when the Panthers came to terms with DT Derrick Brown on a fully guaranteed 4-year deal worth $23.6M.  Brown, the former Auburn star, was the 7th overall selection in this year’s opening round. Elsewhere, Baltimore signed… Read More »

Schedule day in the NFL

Schedule day in the NFL … With the rest of the country, slowing starting to reopen, the NFL will release a tentative schedule for the 2020 season this evening. The schedule release gets underway at 8 PM ET and will be covered live by the NFL Network and ESPN. The schedule is expected to September 10th, which would… Read More »

Pigskin’s NFC North draft review

NFC North draft review … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has been reviewing the 2020 drafts of each NFL division and today he looks at the the NFC North.

First two picks sign; rate still way behind

First two picks sign; rate still way behind … It took longer than usual, but the first picks from the 2020 draft have finally signed. Baltimore signed DT Broderick Washington, a 5th round selection at last month’s draft, while New England has reportedly come to terms with former Michigan OLB Josh Uche, the Patriots second-rounder this year. However,… Read More »

AFC South review

AFC South draft review … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has been reviewing the 2020 drafts of each NFL division and today he looks at the the AFC South.

NFC South draft review

NFC South draft review … No division has undergone more dramatic change this off-season that the NFL South with the arrival of Brady, Gronk, and Gurley. Now GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has reviewed the 2020 drafts of the NFC South to see if any of that momentum carried through the draft.

Dolphins get late Falcons pick for DE Harris

Dolphins get late Falcons pick for DE Harris … Miami continues to acquire picks for the 2021 draft. The latest has the Dolphins acquiring a 7th round pick next year from Atlanta for DE Charles Harris. Harris was Miami’s first-round pick in 2017, but he totaled just 3.5 sacks in his three year stint with the Dolphins. With… Read More »

Lions take ECU LB #1 in CFL draft

Lions take ECU LB #1 in CFL draft … British Columbia swung a deal with Calgary for the first pick overall at the 2020 CFL draft an used the selection to take former East Carolina LB Jordan Williams. Williams is an interesting player in the sense that he actually graduated in 2017 and has not played since. However,… Read More »

Go east young man

Go east young man … or something like that. GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has reviewed the 2020 drafts of both the AFC East and NFC East.

Draft lite up north

Draft lite up north … The CFL holds its annual draft of Canadian players tomorrow evening. The CFL draft starts at 8 PM and will be covered by TSN in Canada. The picks are also available in real time on the CFL draft tracker. Calgary has the #1 pick overall which the Stampeders acquired from Ottawa in exchange… Read More »

Cowboys, Pats, Pack look to head 2021 comp picks

Cowboys, Pats, Pack look to lead 2021 comp picks … Compensatory picks for the 2021 draft, of course, won’t be formally announced for many months, however, with most of the top free agents already signed the folks that know how these things work can make a pretty good guess as to which teams will be getting what extra… Read More »

Redskins, Lions sign top UDFAs

Redskins, Lions sign top UDFAs … It seems somewhat apropos that Washington and Detroit, which had the 2nd and 3rd picks respectively in each round of last weekend’s draft, also ended up signing the top two undrafted free agents on the GBN’s original Big Board. The Redskins, for example, signed former LSU TE Thaddeus Moss, while the Lions… Read More »

366 days to go

Just 366 days to go … until the 2021 draft, aka the ‘Trevor Lawrence Lottery.’ The NFL announced earlier today that next year’s draft will be held April 29-May 1 in Cleveland. hang in there guys!!

Sobering post

Some sobering second observations on a good Giants draft … Over the past day or so we have received a lot of emails from Giants’ fans and friends, almost all of which were very positive. As they should have been as the Giants did have a very good draft this past weekend. That comes, however, with the ‘buyer… Read More »

More from Pigskin

More the morning after the morning after thoughts on the 2020 draft … Or evening depending on your perspective. With now a couple of days to chew over things, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has posted some additional thoughts on what went on over the weekend at the 2020 draft and beyond. Here

The morning after thoughts

The morning after thoughts … Or evening depending on your perspective. With 24 hours to chew over things, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has posted some thoughts on what went on over the weekend at the 2020 draft and beyond. Here

Pigskin posts ‘best’ undrafted list

Pigskin posts best undrafted list … GBN Associate Editor has just posted the list of his favorite undrafted free agents.

Only 364 days to go … we hope

Only 364 days to go!!! … Until the 2021 draft. We hope! There will be football sometime this year.  However, with the pandemic still raging around the world we may not know for a while when the respective college and pro seasons will start and what form they will ultimately take. There will also be a draft next… Read More »

Its a young man’s game

It’s a young man’s game … Every year, there is something of a debate around football whether so many underclassmen should enter the draft with eligibility remaining. By and large, though, the numbers don’t really support the argument. This year, for example, 7 of the first ten players selected, and 23 of the 32 first round picks were… Read More »

COVID does number on small schools

COVID does number on small schools … One of the question surrounding this year’s virtual draft was whether NFL teams, which couldn’t work out or interview players as extensively as they had in the past because of limitations imposed of the pandemic, would play it safe and stick with the major programs when making their picks. And the… Read More »

LSU, SEC continue to dominate draft

LSU, SEC continue to dominate draft … After dominating the first two days of the 2020 draft, the SEC literally jogged to the finish line through the final rounds to lead all conferences with players chosen this weekend. In the end, the SEC had 63 players drafted throughout the 7 rounds, including 15 of 32 first round picks,… Read More »

That is a wrap

That IS a wrap … The 2020 draft wrapped up at just after 7 PM this evening when the New York Giants selected former Georgia LB Tae Crowder with the 255th and final pick in tonight’s 7th round. However, there won’t be much of a break for NFL personnel types who are already busy contacting the top undrafted… Read More »