Shoudda, coudda stayed in school … No surprise here that the early part of the 2021 draft was dominated by underclassmen. Indeed, the first 9 players selected this year were either juniors or redshirt sophomores as were 9 of the first 10 players selected and 13 of the first 15. In fact, 23 of this year’s 32 players… Read More »
2021 draft by the numbers … 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 answer… Read More »
Only 364 days to go!!! … Indeed, only 364 days to go until the 2022 draft. Hang in there guys!!! And fresh off of his success of finishing in the Top 10 of The Huddle Report’s contest for the most accurate 2021 mock, GBN Chief Scout Larry Parker has put together a ‘way-too-early’ first round projection for the… Read More »
That’s a wrap; THE end, finish!! … The 2021 draft came to a fitting close at 6:52 PM ET this evening when the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected former Houston LB Grant Stuard with the 259th and final pick of the draft. Of course, that makes him ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ for the year. And while the actual… Read More »
Getting started … As we get set to get the final day of the draft underway, don’t know why but can’t get the phrase ‘Roger Goodell, man of the people!’ outta my brain!
Final rounds set to kick-off … We are just few minutes away from the start of the final day of the 2021 draft with the Jacksonville Jaguars back on the clock with the 106th pick in the fourth round. Teams will have 5 minutes to make their selections in the 4th thru the 6th rounds and then just… Read More »
That’s a wrap; part deux … The second and third rounds of the 2021 draft came to a close just a few minutes ago when Denver selected former Ohio State LB Baron Browning with the 105th and last pick of the night. There won’t be much rest for NFL personnel people, though, as teams still have to restack… Read More »
Random thoughts from 2021 day one … Let me say from the outset that I am 100% in agreement with Pigksin Paul Guillemette, my partner-in-crime here at the GBN, in his comments about what the draft has become – or at least what the NFL seems to want it to become – as a spectacle rather than a… Read More »
First-round draft thoughts from Pigskin Paul … With a little time to think about it all, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has some thoughts on last night’s opening round of the 2021 draft here.
GBN chief scout cracks mock top ten … Congratulations to GBN Chief Scout Larry Parker who finished 10th of 133 entrants in the Huddle Report’s annual ranking of the most accurate final mock drafts from last evening’s happenings. For the record, Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network was 99th.
That’s a wrap … The opening round of the 2021 draft came to a close just a few minutes ago when the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Washington ER Joe Tryon with the 32nd and last pick of the night. Not surprisingly, national champion Alabama led the way in tonight’s opening round as 6 former Tide… Read More »
Rodgers tells Pack he wants out … We normally don’t report rumors on draft day; there are just so many out there and virtually none come to fruition. However, this one might have legs. Sources in Green Bay are reporting that star QB Aaron Rodgers has told senior people in the organization that he really doesn’t want to… Read More »
IT IS DRAFT DAY!!! … Where is everyone?? Of course the actual draft doesn’t get underway for several hours with the first picks scheduled to come off the board a little after 8 PM ET later this evening. As usual, coverage will be provided by ESPN and the NFL Network with ABC simulcasting ESPN’s coverage. And with so… Read More »
Broncos bluff; Giants dilemma … Okay, so we are getting a little giddy here waiting for the actual draft to get going. But we did have a couple of crazy thoughts. Firstly, a lot of people are scratching their heads after Denver acquired veteran QB Teddy Bridgewater from Carolina in exchange for a 6th round pick. What the… Read More »
You want mocks? We got mocks! … Never quite understood the fascination of what NFL fans have with mock drafts this close to the actual draft – heck, wait 24 hours and you’ll get the real thing – but it seems to be a compulsory requirement for draft sites. So with that in mind, each of the senior… Read More »
The draft’s biggest wild card … With the draft set to get underway in just under 24 hours, the one guy we are still struggling to get a handle on where he fits in the big picture is Ohio State QB Justin Fields. With QBs Trevor Lawrence, Zack Wilson and Mac Jones apparently headed to Jacksonville, the NY… Read More »
Panthers get late Broncs pick for QB Bridgewater … Carolina has reportedly traded veteran QB Teddy Bridgewater to Denver in exchage for a 6th round pick – #191 overall – in tomorrow’s draft. Its certainly no surprise that the Panthers moved Bridgewater after acquiring Sam Darnold from the Jets earlier this winter, but it may raise some eyebrows… Read More »
Covid to keep CB Farley from attending draft … Some guys have all the luck; some don’t! And one guy who must be wondering if it’s even worth getting out of bed in the morning is Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley. Farley was considered to be a potential top ten pick as recently as 6 weeks ago, but… Read More »
Pigskin posts top 100 … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has posted his final top 100 ranking for the 2021 draft. He’s also hoping to have a final first-round mock up and running in the next day or so.
Jones douses Pitts to Cowboys trade talk … The past week or so, the NFL have been abuzz with talk about the possibility of Dallas trading up to acquire former Florida TE Kyle Pitts. In particular, Dallas owner/G.M. Jerry Jones was believed to be enamored with Pitts, who is generally considered to be the best non-QB prospect –… Read More »
Miami-WFT trade for OG Flowers finalized … Took awhile to be announced but the details in that trade earlier today in which Miami sent veteran OG Ereck Flowers to Washington have been confirmed. In a deal, that is sure to shake up the 2021 draft, the teams swapped 7th round picks with Miami getting #244 from Washington, while… Read More »
‘Phins send OG Flowers back to WFT … Veteran G/T Ereck Flowers is on the move again. Barely a year after he signed a three-year free agent deal with Miami, the Dolphins have reportedly traded Flowers, who originally came into the league as a first-round pick by the Giants in 2015, to Washington for what is being described… Read More »
More signs point to Jones to 49ers; other buzz notes … There were also media reports earlier in the day that San Francisco’s choice for the 3rd pick overall at this week’s draft was ‘down’ to QBs Mac Jones of Alabama and North Dakota State’s Trey Lance. However, San Francisco G.M. John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan… Read More »
Sunday morning draft buzz … It started almost as a joke a few backs, but there is a growing buzz around the league that Dallas could actually be seriously considering making a play for Florida TE Kyle Pitts at this week’s draft. There were early reports that Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones was totally enamored with Pitts, who most… Read More »
The draft starts when? Really? … The general consensus around the NFL these days is that with QBs fully expected to be the selected with the first three picks at next week’s draft that the real starting point of the 2021 draft will be the 4th pick with Atlanta on the clock. Hold on a second though! We… Read More »