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Mock updated

Mock updated … Given that several players in our last projection for 2024 ultimately opted to return to school, not to mention the fact that we also have a revised Big Board, it seemed like a good time to also give another shot at a 3-round mock. In doing this mock we worked from the assumption that there… Read More »

Big Board updated

Big Board updated … With most of the 2024 draft class now in place, we have updated the GBN Big Board ranking the top 200-plus prospects for the upcoming draft.

KC edges Bills in thriller; Bills to pick 28th

KC edges Bills in thriller; Bills to pick 28th … In the end, it came down to a missed, very makeable FG, in the final two minutes as Kansas City advanced to the AFC championship game next Sunday in Baltimore with a 27-24 win over Buffalo. As a result, the Bills will have the 28th pick in the… Read More »

Bucs loss wraps two more draft spots; one to go

Bucs loss wraps two more draft spots; one to go … Tampa Bay gave it a go in today’s early game but came up a little short in a 31-23 loss in Detroit. As a result, with Green Bay having secured the 25th spot in the opening round selection order of the 2024 draft with their loss to… Read More »

Pack to pick 25th after tough loss to 49ers

Pack to pick 25th after tough loss to 49ers … One more spot in the opening round selection order for the 2024 draft was wrapped up as a result of yesterday’s playoff action as Green Bay will pick 25th as a result of a tough 24-21 loss in rainy San Francisco last evening. Arizona will also pick either… Read More »

Underclassmen list

NFL announces list of draft eligible underclassmen … The NFL released the formal list of underclassmen eligible to enter the 2024 draft earlier today. The list includes a total of 58 players, including 54 who needed special permission to enter the upcoming draft and 4 who had already graduated and didn’t need special entry. That total, though, in… Read More »

Window for underclassmen to withdraw from draft closes; no one leaves!

Window for underclassmen to withdraw from draft closes; no one leaves! … The 72-hour window for underclassmen who applied to the NFL for early admission to the 2024 draft to withdraw their names closed yesterday afternoon without anyone reportedly doing so. Sometime in the next day or so the league will announce the full list of underclassmen eligible… Read More »

Another star game on weekend sched

Another star game on weekend sched … There is a second all-star game scheduled this weekend with the Tropical Bowl set to go in Daytona on Saturday afternoon. Kick-off is set for Noon ET. Unfortunately, it appears that the only TV coverage available is through the Al-America TV streaming service. Anyone interested can apply here. It also does… Read More »

Combine to stay in Indy thru 2025

Combine to stay in Indy thru 2025 … The NFL announced earlier today that the annual scouting combine will be in Indianapolis again in 2025. There has been some talk that the league would like to start moving the combine around as it does with the draft, but that won’t happen now at least for a couple of… Read More »

Cards in catbird seat early at 2024 draft

Cards in catbird seat early at 2024 draft … Obviously, the numbers likely will change between now and April, but for now Arizona appears to be the team in the best position to do some damage in the early going at the upcoming draft. Indeed, the Cardinals currently have 6 picks through the first three rounds of the… Read More »

Other Tagovailoa to enter draft

Other Tagovailoa to enter draft … Former Maryland QB Taulia Tagovailoa, the younger brother of Miami QB Tua Tagovailoa, will be entering the upcoming draft after his appeal for an extra year of eligibility was denied by the NCAA. However, unlike Tua who was a top 5 pick by the Dolphins in 2020, Taulia is more of a… Read More »

Updated selection order

Updated selection order … Just in case anybody missed it, the selection order for the first three rounds of the 2024 draft, was updated last evening.

National champs get RB, ER back

National champs get RB, ER back … The one 3rd year junior we were actually still waiting to hear from with the deadline for underclassmen to apply to the NFL for early entry to the 2024 draft coming up in just a few hours was Michigan RB Donovan Edwards and he just announced that he will be returning… Read More »

Two more picks decided; four to come

Two more picks decided; four to come … Usually by this time on wild card weekend we know which teams will get the earliest playoff picks. This year, though, the only two picks that have been settled thru the first 4 wild card games are spots 23 and 24. Dallas will pick 24th in next year’s opeming round… Read More »

Deadline looming

Deadline looming for underclassmen … Underclassmen wishing to enter the 2024 draft have until the end of  business Monday afternoon to file paperwork  with the NFL in order to be eligible to selected this spring. However, all the usual suspects have been heard from already, although it is still possible that some lesser known 3rd and 4th juniors… Read More »

Michigan QB McCarthy enters draft

Michigan QB McCarthy enters draft … With a national championship now securely on his resume and with his head coach flirting with the NFL, Michigan QB JJ McCarthy has announced that he will be entering the 2024 draft. However, where he actually fits in the 2024 draft class is still to be determined; for now, it appears McCarthy… Read More »

QB Ward back out of draft; commits to Miami

QB Ward back out of draft; commits to Miami … Washington State QB Cam Ward who initially entered the transfer portal last month, but then decided to enter the draft, has had another change of heart and has committed to play with Miami next fall.

Did Michael Penix’ draft grade take a hit from national championship loss

Did QB Penix’ draft grade take a hit from national championship loss … We’ve had a number of correspondents ask over the past couple of days whether Washington QB Michael Penix’ struggles in the Huskies’ national championship loss to Michigan damage his draft status. For the record, Penix finished the night with 27 completions in 51 attempts for… Read More »

Buckeye back now back too

Buckeye back now back too … Just a quick update on that early report highlighting the number of Ohio State prospects heading back to Columbus next year. You can add another returnee as RB Tre’Veyon Henderson, one of the top candidates at the position, has also announced he’ll be returning.

Another Buckeye returns

Another Buckeye returns … Whether its by design or pure happenstance, it appears that Ohio State is loading up for a run at the national championship that they missed out on this year – and of course was ultimately won by their hated rivals at Michigan. Earlier today, DE JT Tuimoloau announced that he’s returning to school for… Read More »

Hula Bowl to kick-off star game season

Hula Bowl to kick-off star game season … This year’s major post-season college all-star game schedule gets underway on Saturday with the Hula Bowl, which will actually be played in Orlando while the stadium in Hawai’i continues to be refurbished. Kick-off time is set for Noon ET with coverage available on the CBS Sports Network. And while the… Read More »

Pats, WashComs fill key gaps

Pats, WashComs fill key gaps … Both Washington and New England, which have the 2nd and 3rd picks at the 2024 draft respectively made key hires today. New England named former Patriots LB Jerod Mayo as the team’s new head coach replacing Bill Belichek. Mayo had been the Patriots’ ILB coach the past 5 years, but in effect… Read More »

To QB or not to QB: Bears mum; Falcons not so much

To QB or not to QB: Bears mum; Falcons not so much … It is always interesting at this time of year to see if the GMs of team’s with early draft picks give away any hints as to what their team might be thinking about in their end-of-season pressers. Of course, the general rule is that that… Read More »

Buckeye WR Harrison enters draft; so does UM LB

Buckeyes’ WR Harrison enters draft; so does UM LB … The suspense had been building for weeks, but Ohio State All-American WR Marvin Harrison finally announced that he would, in fact, be entering the 2024 draft where he projects to be the first non-QB selected as high as 4th overall. Meanwhile, Big Ten rival Michigan, fresh off their… Read More »

Texas QB Ewers to return

Texas QB Ewers to return … To no one’s great surprise, Texas QB Quinn Ewers has confirmed that he’ll be returning to the Longhorns next fall.