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 »
Irish OG Nelson enters draft … Notre Dame junior OG Quenton Nelson announced after the Irish’s bowl win over LSU that he will be entering the 2018 draft where he projects to be a top 10-15 pick.
Pack to see change at top … Long-time Green Bay G.M. Ted Thompson is stepping down according to league sources. Thompson, who turns 65 later this month, is expected to take on an advisory role with the franchise. Thompson has been the Packers’ GM since 2005.
K-State WR/KR Pringle enters draft … Kansas State lost a second underclassman to the 2018 draft today as big-play junior WR/KR Byron Pringle has decided to enter this year’s draft. The 6-1, 205-pound Pringle had only 30 receptions this fall, but averaged over 24 yards per and scored 6 times. he also averaged 26 yards on KO returns… Read More »
Bears get late pick back … Chicago will not have to send the LA Chargers a 7th round pick as compensation in the trade for WR Dontrelle Inman. The deal was contingent upon Inman making at least 25 receptions this fall, but he fell just short.
Two more juniors enter draft; other college notes … As expected, rising Washington State junior DE Hercules Mata’afa has announced that he will be entering the draft. Mata’afa is something of a tweener at 6-2, 255, but had 10.5 sacks in a breakout campaign this fall; he is a second day candidate who could get looks as both… Read More »
College semi-final preview … The preliminaries are done – almost – and its finally time for the national college semifinals which are set to go Monday evening with Oklahoma playing Georgia in the Rose Bowl at 5 PM ET and Clemson and Alabama to reprieve their national championship dual last year in the Sugar Bowl at 8:45 PM… Read More »
PSU RB Barkley to enter draft … No big surprise here as Penn State junior RB Saquon Barkley announced earlier this evening that he will be entering the 2018 draft where he is projected to be one of the first players off the board.
Unofficial first-round selection order posted … With the 2017 regular schedule now in the books, here is the unofficial selection order for the opening round of the 2018 draft. Note that picks 21 thru 32 are still to be determined by playoff results.
Top 4 picks set … With half of today’s final NFL games in the books, the first 4 picks in the opening round of the 2018 draft have been set. Cleveland, which fell to 0-16 with a loss to Pittsburgh in an early game today, of course, had already wrapped up the #1 overall last week, while the… Read More »
Husky DT Vea to enter draft; two others stay put … Washington junior DT Vita Vea told the Seattle Times after yesterday’s Fiesta Bowl loss to Penn State that he will be entering the 2018 draft where he has first-round potential. The 6-4, 340-pound Vea had 44 tackles including 3.5 sacks this fall. Meanwhile, fellow junior DT Greg… Read More »
Buckeye DE enters draft … Ohio State DE Sam Hubbard announced earlier today that he will be entering the 2018 draft where he projects to be a second-day prospect. The 6-5, 265-pound Hubbard had only 4.5 sacks this fall, but topped off the season in rousing fashion with 2.5 sacks in the Buckeyes’ Cotton Bowl win over Southern… Read More »
NFL waits on Darnold … Southern California redshirt sophomore QB Sam Darnold says he plans to take a couple of days before deciding on whether to enter the 2018 draft. Darnold’s season came to a rather dismal end last night in a 24-7 loss to Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl where he turned the ball over three… Read More »
Giants fire top personnel guy … New Giants’ G.M. Dave Gettleman isn’t wasting anytime putting his stamp on the organization. Just after taking over, the Giants have fired longtime V.P. of Player Evaluation Marc Ross. Ross has been with the Giants for 11 years and ran their draft the past 5-6 years. Because Ross has overseen the Giants… Read More »
Bowl prelims wrap … With the national semifinals scheduled for Monday, the college bowl preliminaries wrap up with Saturday with four games including the two non-playoff BCS bowls. That means lots of prospects to watch. Here’s a quick preview of who to watch with an eye toward the 2018 draft in Saturday’s games.
Three more juniors enter draft … Three more juniors including Tennessee RB John Kelly, Southern Methodist WR Trey Quinn and Toledo edge rusher Olasunkanmi Adeniyi each announced earlier today that they will be entering the 2018 draft. Kelly is a 5-9, 212-pound slasher who ran for just under 800 yards while catching 37 passes. Quinn is the less… Read More »
Friday bowl watch … Just two more days of preliminary bowl games before the actual playoff games on Monday. And the Friday schedule is packed with 5 games including Big Ten champion Ohio State playing Pac-12 champion Southern California in the Cotton Bowl in what really should be a national quarterfinal. And while OSU-USC is just for show,… Read More »
Giants hire x-Giant, Panther exec Gettleman as new G.M. … The New York Giants have hired Dave Gettleman as the team’s new G.M. replacing Jerry Reese who was fired earlier this month. Gettleman was Carolina G.M. the past 4 years before he was surprisingly fired over the summer. Prior to that Gettleman spent 15 years with the Giants… Read More »
Huskers’ QB Lee enters draft … In something of a surprising move, Nebraska junior QB Tanner Lee has announced that he will be entering the 2018 draft. Lee was originally a Tulane recruit who transferred to Nebraska prior to the start of the 2017 season when he completed 58% of his pass attempts for just over 3,100 yards… Read More »
Husky LB out of bowl … Washington LB Azeem Victor will not be with his Husky teammates when they play Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday evening. Victor has reportedly been in San Diego training for the upcoming draft for the past several weeks and has already signed with an agent. Victor had been considered to… Read More »
Thursday bowl watch … The preliminaries to the big bowl preliminaries are in the books and the bowl schedule really starts to heat up on Thursday with 4 games, three of which are between ranked teams with at least 9 wins. And needless to say, the quality of the 2018 prospects on the field Thursday also starts to… Read More »
UCLA QB Rosen will not play in Cactus Bowl … UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen, a leading candidate to be the first player selected at the 2018 draft, participated in pre-game warm-ups, but was not in uniform when the Bruins came out of the tunnel for the start of tonight’s Cactus Bowl game against Kansas State. Rosen was… Read More »
Ole Miss junior DE enters draft … Mississippi junior DE Breeland Speaks announced earlier today that he will bypass his final year of eligibility and enter the 2018 draft. While the 6-3, 285-pound Speaks is not yet a household name, he’s a rising 5-tech DE prospect who had 6 sacks in the final 6 games of the year… Read More »
Wednesday bowl watch … The college football bowl season really picks up steam Wednesday with 4 games on the schedule. And while we are still a day or so away from the top teams taking over the bowl schedule, there will still be some intriguing prospects on the filed on Wednesday as reported by GBN Associate Editor Pigskin… Read More »
Updated weekly draft order posted … With just one week to go in the regular schedule, the weekly ‘if the draft were held today’ selection order for the opening round of the 2018 draft has been posted.