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Periman out of combine

UCF WR out of combine workouts … Central Florida WR Breshad Perriman, one of the hottest prospects in the 2015 draft field, will not compete in drills this weekend because of a strained hamstring.

Combine timing change

Combine to introduce live timing … Long-time combine watchers will notice one huge change in the way the 40 is presented when the offensive linemen start lumbering down the straightaway tomorrow. As reported by this CBS Sports article, in recent years every player was actually credited with two 40-times. The first was an unofficial time that was posted… Read More »


Cane OT leads OL BP … The bench press for offensive linemen at the scouting combine in Indianapolis appears to be done. And according to numbers from, Miami OT Ereck Flowers led the way with 37 reps, although that’s well below Stephen Paea’s all-time record of 49 reps. Flowers edged out Missouri G/T Mitch Morse who had… Read More »

OL/TE weigh ins

Measuring up: Highs; lows of offensive line weigh-in … There were some interesting results yesterday when the offensive line went through the measurement process at the scouting combine in Indianapolis with a number of the big uglies passing the eyeball test with flying colors while a number of others disappointed. Here’s a quick rundown on the winners and… Read More »

Late Wed update

Another top QB to throw … UCLA QB Brett Hundley, who is generally considered to be the #3 prospect at the position for the upcoming draft, has confirmed that he will be taking part in throwing drills when the QBs take the field for positional drills at the combine on Saturday. Fellow QBs Jameis Winston of Florida State… Read More »

QB updates

As the QB turns … Several more items of potential interest from today’s team media moments at the scouting combine in Indianapolis related to the all-important QB position and what teams might or might not be thinking about the position and the 2015 draft. Clevelkand head coach Mike Pettine, for example, revealed that he had visited with enigmatic… Read More »

Pats looking at OL

Pats getting help with OL search … Leaving no stone unturned, defending Super Bowl champion New England has again brought former offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia to Indianapolis to help them scout the position. In fact, Scarnecchia, who retired at the end of the 2013 season, will work for the Patriots on a temporary basis through the end… Read More »

Bucs decision

More on Bucs decision with top pick … A little more from Tampa Bay’s press conference earlier this this morning at which the Buccaneers’s  brass wouldn’t quite give away what the team will do with the top pick, but hinted that the slot if Florida State QB Jameis Winston’s to lose. Bucs head coach Lovie Smith went to… Read More »


Reading the Titans tea leaves … Tennessee had its combine presser earlier to date at which time G.M. Ruston Webster and head coach Ken Whisenhunt both added credence to the notion that the Titans are seriously considering the option of giving 2nd year Zach Mettenberger another year to prove himself while looking other positions with the #2 pick… Read More »

Combien eupdate

Top QBs to throw … On further review, multiple sources are reporting that both of this year’s top-rated QB prospects for the 2015 draft – Jameis Winston of Florida State and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota – have indicated that they will participate in the throwing drills for the position at the scouting combine on Saturday. In the past, top-rated… Read More »

Hoosier back to sit combine

Hoosier RB out of combine … Multiple sources are reporting that Indiana RB Tevin Coleman will not be able to workout at this week’s scouting combine just down the road in Indianapolis. Coleman, who rushed for over 2,000 yards in 2014 when he led the country in big-play runs, had post-season surgery on a toe issue that bothered… Read More »

Combine preview

Welcome to Indianapolis … Draft hopefuls have begun arriving in Indianapolis for the start of the NFL’s annual scouting combine on Tuesday in what is arguably the most important week of the pre-draft testing period. Just over 320 prospects will be poked and prodded, as well as tested both mentally and physically as they go through what amounts… Read More »

Hot seat in Indy

On the hot seat in Indy … When one breaks it down there are three quite distinct phases of the annual scouting community: the medical testing, the on-field physical tests and drills, including the 40, and the team interviews. Each team is allowed to host up to 60 players for a 15-minute interview. For most players, it is… Read More »

QB buzz

Who’s #1 … So far, Tampa Bay, which owns the #1 pick overall at the 2015, hasn’t given many hints as to what the franchise plans to do this year’s first first. Heck, its possible that with such an undefined draft class to date that the Buccaneers still aren’t at all sure themselves as to what direction to… Read More »

Combine overview

So where do we stand … The annual scouting report, arguably the most important single event on the draft prep calendar, is set to get underway on Wednesday in Indianapolis. And there is an awful lot of sorting out to be this week in Indianapolis as the 2015 draft remains one of the most difficult to handicap in… Read More »

Sunday morning reading

Behind closed doors at the combine … With anyone who is anyone in the NFL personnel world heading to Indianapolis this week for the annual scouting combine which signals in many ways the real start of the pre-draft process. And while the on-field drills including the 40-yard dashes get most of the media buzz, much of the real… Read More »

No combine for Vols LB

No combine for Vols’ LB … A day after he was charged with sexual assault, former Tennessee MLB A.J. Johnson has had his invitation to next week’s scouting combine in Indianapolis rescinded by the NFL. Johnson was one of two UT players charged stemming from an incident back in mid-November. Johnson, who was suspended indefinitely by the school… Read More »

Combine hopefuls

Combine sleeper preview … The vast majority of players invited to the scouting combine which gets underway next week are pretty well known by the time they get to Indianapolis. Even most of the players from outside the ranks of FBS programs have some kind of national rep. Every year, though, the combine roster also seems to include… Read More »

Thursday reading

Pre-combine reading … For those looking for a little draft related reading as they wait for the start of next week’s scouting combine in Indianapolis long-time GBN Terry G correspondent recommends a great article on how Bill Belickchek and Patriots manipulate the draft to stay on top. It kind of plays to something we have talked about in… Read More »

Bucs cut mcCown

Bucs release vet QB … In a somewhat surprising move that could have implications for the 2015 draft, Tampa Bay has released veteran QB Josh McCown, the Buccaneers’ nominal starter at the position. Needless to say the release of McCown has led to some early speculation that the move in another indication that the Buccaneers are likely to… Read More »

Pigskin mock

Mocking the mocks … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette, who doesn’t believe that the people who run the scouting combine necessarily do a great job picking the players, especially later round types, to attend the Indianapolis event, has thrown down the gauntlet with a different mock draft take on who the Green Bay Packers might take.

3-round mock posted

New 3-round mock posted … The first full 3-round pre-combine GBN mock has been posted. As we have noted in the past, we hope readers will keep in mind that the real value of any draft projection is not which individual player gets ‘picked’ by a particular – heck we doubt there is a team out there at… Read More »

PP Medal of honor

Last star game review … With the break in the draft process as we wait for the combine to get underway next week, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has had a chance to watch – three times actually – the game tape from the Medal of Honor College all-star game and files this report on who stood… Read More »

CSU TE gets extra year

Rams’ TE gets extra year … Colorado State tight end Kivon Cartwright has been granted a 6th year of eligibility after he missed all but one game in 2014 because of an ankle injury. Cartwright injured his ankle in the offseason and was only able to play in Colorado State’s season opener last fall before ultimately undergoing season-ending… Read More »

Adams joins Ducks

Star FCS QB joins Ducks … Eastern Washington QB Vernon Adams has confirmed that he will be transferring to Oregon where he hopes to replace 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota as the Ducks’ starter this coming season. Adams, the runner-up for the Walter Payton Award, the FCS equivalent of the Heisman, in each of the past two seasons,… Read More »