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Draft buzz post

The Sunday before the draft buzz … It still not quite what one would expect less than a week out from the draft, but with just 5 days to go until the first picks start coming off the board, there is little buzz starting to build. Here’s the latest we are picking up from around the league including… Read More »

Pigskin punks Jets draft

Pigskin previews Jets draft … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette walks us through the upcoming draft options for every NFL team and he continues this year’s series with a preview of the New York Jets draft.

Lions – Giants trade talk

Lions, Giants talk moving down … With Cincinnati pretty much locked into LSU QB Joe Burrow with the first pick in the opening round of the 2020 draft on Thursday night, and Washington seemingly intent on taking Ohio State DE Chase Young at #2, it appears that the ‘real’ draft will start with Detroit and the Giants with… Read More »

Top OT prospect Becton flagged for drug test

Top OT prospect Becton flagged for drug test … NFL Network is reporting this morning that former Louisville OT Mekhi Becton was one of several players whose combine drug tests were flagged. Not clear exactly what that means to have been flagged as Becton reportedly never failed a drug test in college. However, it does mean that Becton… Read More »

Pre-draft WR buzz

Pre-draft WR buzz: OBJ on the block?; Broncos, Eagles looking to move up … The NFL has been a little abuzz the past day or so after a report circulated that Cleveland was talking with Minnesota about a trade for Browns enigmatic WR Odell Beckham. There has also been an unconfirmed report that OBJ indeed wants out of… Read More »

Pigskin punks Vikes draft

Pigskin previews Vikes draft … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette walks us through the upcoming draft options for every NFL team and he continues this year’s series with a preview of the Minnesota Vikings draft.

GBN Top 300 posted

GBN Top 300 posted … With just over a week to go until the 2020 draft gets underway, the final GBN Big Board ranking of the top 300 prospects for next week’s draft has been posted.

Pigskin mocks da Bears, drafts

Pigskin previews da Bears, Raiders drafts … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette walks us through the upcoming draft options for every NFL team and he continues this year’s series with previews of the drafts for the Chicago Bears and the Las Vegas Raiders.

GBN Value Board

GBN Value Board … As a general, almost all rankings of the top prospects for the upcoming draft are presented in numerical order. However, that’s not how NFL teams actually grade players. In fact, just about every team breaks down prospects into levels or tiers of players of roughly the same value or grade. The logic then is… Read More »

Badger backer Baun reports positive test

Badger backer Baun reports positive test … Wisconsin OLB Zack Baun reportedly tested positive for a diluted sample at the scouting combine in February. Baun, who is considered to be a late first or early second round prospect, claimed the issue resulted from the fact that he had consumed too much water prior to the combine’s weight-in. Fortunately… Read More »

A little Tuedsay morning draft buzz

A little Tuesday morning draft buzz … We are unofficially in single digits this morning with just 9 days to go until the draft. And there is a little buzz growing this season, although it always comes with the attached warning that this is prime smoke and mirrors season. The sense around the league as best we can… Read More »

Brandt posts final top 150; Herbert up Okudah down …

Brandt posts final top 150; Herbert up, Okudah down … For those that haven’t seen it, long-time NFL draft guru Gil Brandt has posted his latest ranking of the Top 150 prospects for next week’s draft. For the most part , Brandt’s rankings largely reflect what others in the draft community are saying. However, there are a couple… Read More »

Commish to to call top picks from den

Commish to to call top picks from den … Those concerned with whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was going to be able to announce the picks at next week’s draft can breathe a little easier after the league confirmed yesterday that the Commish will in fact be announcing the opening round picks from his home in New York.… Read More »

Pigskin mocks Chargers, Seahawks drafts

Pigskin previews Chargers, Seahawks and Rams drafts … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette walks us through the upcoming draft options for every NFL team and he continues this year’s series with previews of the drafts for the Seattle Seahawks and the two L.A. teams, the Chargers and Rams.

Pigskin previews Bills draft

Pigskin previews Bills draft … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette walks us through the upcoming draft options for every NFL team and he continues this year’s series with a preview of the Buffalo Bills draft.

Let’s make a deal

Let’s make a deal; or not … With the draft now just two weeks ago, it appears that a little buzz is starting to bubble up. There are reports today, for example, that Detroit, which holds the 3rd pick overall, is actively talking to teams about a possible trade down. Of course, teams talk all the time at… Read More »

Top prospects to participate in virtual draft

Top prospects to participate in virtual draft … The NFL has confirmed that 58 prospects for this month’s draft, including top prospects Joe Burrow of LSU and Ohio State’s Chase Young, have agreed to participate in the league’s ‘virtual’ draft. Full details are still to be released, but it is believed that the players will have cameras in… Read More »

Tua has virtual pro day; video on way to teams

Tua has virtual pro day; video on way to teams … Just hours after reports circulated that he had failed the physical of at least one NFL team, Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa went through what is being described as an hour long pro day type private workout earlier today. The workout was videotaped and copies are being distributed… Read More »

Texans get WR Cooks from Rams for second

Texans get WR Cooks from Rams for second … Houston took a major step to filling the gap in their receiver corps that was created when the Texans sent star WR DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona earlier this off-season by acquiring veteran WR Brandin Cooks from the LA Rams. In return, the Rams will get the a second round… Read More »

Pigskin previews Cards, Eagles draft

Pigskin previews Cards, Eagles drafts … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette walks us through the upcoming draft options for every NFL team and he continues this year’s series with previews of the drafts of the Arizona Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Report Tua failed at least one team medical

Report Tua failed at least one team medical … Armando Salguero, the Dolphins beat writer for the Miami Herald has a report this day indicating that former Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa, who was never able to work out for pro clubs prior to the draft after undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a serious hip injury last November, may… Read More »

GBN 3-round mock updated

GBN 3-round mock updated … Normally around this time of year, the GBN becomes a ‘no-mock’ zone. The irony is that at other times of the year, projections have some value, not so much in identifying which individual player will be selected by a particular team, but in indicating at what point players are likely to be selected… Read More »

Pigskin previews 49ers draft

Pigskin previews 49ers draft … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette walks us through the upcoming draft options for every NFL team and he gets this year’s series going with a preview of the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers.

ASU WR Aiyuk to undergo core surgery

ASU WR Aiyuk to undergo core surgery … Arizona State WR Brandon Aiyuk reportedly will undergo core surgery today to address a condition that has impacted him the past couple of months. Aiyuk is considered to be a late first or early second round prospect for this month’s draft. While it won’t help, the decision to undergo surgery… Read More »

NFL draft confirms draft to be held ‘at home’

NFL confirms draft to be held ‘at home’ … The NFL has confirmed that the 2020 draft, now 17 days away, will be conducted in a virtual format with team personnel working from their homes. The NFL also made it clear that team personnel will be required to be in separate locations using phones and the internet to… Read More »