Category Archives: News

Boxing Day bowl special

Will he or won’t he key question on Boxing Day bole sched … There is a tripleheader on the boxing day bowl schedule, however, the only real question for NFL scouts on Tuesday is is whether UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen (#3, 6-4, 220) is activated when the Bruins play Kansas State in the Cactus Bowl. Rosen, who… Read More »

Browns claim top pick

Browns wrap top pick … While we were away tending family holiday matters, Cleveland clinched the #1 pick overall at the 2018 draft with a loss to Chicago yesterday afternoon. Meanwhile, the Giants can wrap up the second pic overall, their highest pick since they selected Lawrence Taylor with the second pick in 1981, with either a loss… Read More »

Big XII WR enters draft

Leading Big XII WR enters draft … Texas Tech junior WR KeKe Coutee hs announced that he will be entering the upcoming draft.  The 5-11, 180-pound Coutee had 93 receptions for over 1,400 yards and 10 scores this past season; in fact, he is currently second in the country in receiving yards. Coutee is also currently rated as… Read More »

Buckeyes to Shrine

Buckeyes head list of latest Shrine additions … Three former Ohio State players including star QB J.T. Barrett headline a group of 17 players that the East-West Shrine Classic announced have been added to their roster for the January 20th all-star game. Joining Barrett from Ohio State are LT Jamarco Jones and ILB Chris Worley. Meanwhile, the other… Read More »

As the UCLA QB turns

As the UCLA QB turns …  There were reports earlier this week that UCLA QB Josh Rosen, one of the leading candidates to be the #1 pick at the 2018 draft, would not not play in the Bruins’ bowl game with Kansas State next week. According to more recent reports, no decision has in fact been made whether… Read More »

Top junior WR enters draft

Top junior WR enters draft … Southern Methodist junior WR Courtland Sutton, has announced that he will be entering the 2018 draft. Sutton is expected to be one of the first WRs off the board this coming April, although there appears to still be some debate as to whether he is a legit top 10 candidate or more… Read More »

Tripleheader on bowl sched

Tripleheader on bowl sched … The bowl preliminaries continue with three games on Friday each of which will have at least one team with double-digit wins. Each game also includes several interesting prospects for the 2018 draft. Here’s GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette’s picks and previews for Friday’s games.

Josh Allen to enter draft

QB Allen enters draft after bowl win … To no one’s great surprise, Wyoming junior QB Josh Allen announced after today’s bowl win over Central Michigan that he will be entering the 2018 draft where he figures to be one of the top 4-5 prospects at the position despite the fact that he struggled at times this fall.… Read More »

Three more juniors declare

Three more juniors declare … Three more juniors have announced they will be entering the 2018 draft including Louisville CB Jaire Alexander and OGs Taylor Hearn of Clemson and Southeastern Louisiana’s Maea Teuhema. Alexander, who has notified the team that he will not participate in the TaxSlayer Bowl against Mississippi State later this month, picked off 5 passes… Read More »

QB Mayfield going to Mobile

OU QB Mayfield going to Mobile … The Senior Bowl announced earlier today that Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield, this year’s Heisman Trophy winner, has accepted his invitation to participate in next month’s game in Mobile. It’s a great move by Mayfield who could use the exposure to solidify his ranking as a potential opening round pick next April;… Read More »

Friday bowl watch

Top QB prospect hilites Friday bowl schedule … There are a couple of games on the bowl schedule today with Ohio and Alabama-Birmingham playing in the Bahamas Bowl, while Wyoming and Central Michigan square off in the Potato Bowl on the blue turf at Boise State. And normally none of those teams would draw any pro scouts that… Read More »

LSU OLB Key to miss bowl

LSU OLB Key to miss bowl … LSU has confirmed that junior OLB Arden Key, a top 10 prospect for the 2018 draft, will not play when the Tigers face Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl on January 1st. Key did not play in the final two regular season games this year due to a knee injury sustained… Read More »

Three more juniors declare

Three more juniors declare for draft … A trio of juniors announced today that they will be entering the upcoming draft. Heading the list is Indiana WR Simmie Cobbs, a first-team All Big Ten team honoree this year. Cobbs is a big (6-3, 220), physical underneath receiver who had 72 receptions this fall despite an unsetteld QB situation… Read More »

Gaspirilla Bowl preview

Gaparilla Bowl preview … The bowl schedule marches on Thursday with the Gasparilla Bowl in St. Petersburg between Temple and Florida International. Here’s our Pigskin Paul Guillemette’s preview of who to watch in that one with an eye toward the 2018 draft.

Cowboy QB Allen to play in bowl

Cowboy QB Allen to play in bowl … Maybe the biggest question during the first week of the college bowl season has been whether Wyoming junior QB Josh Allen would be in uniform when the Cowboys played Central Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on the blue turf at Boise State on Friday afternoon. We now have… Read More »

Gator PK enetsr draft; Big Ten QB stays put

Gator PK enters draft; Big Ten QB stays put … Florida junior PK Eddie Pineiro has announced via twitter that he will be entering the 2018 draft where he is expected to be one of the first kickers selected. The GBN currently has him rated as the #2 PK behind Auburn’s Daniel Carlson with the potential to be… Read More »

Emerging Terp WR Moore enters draft

Emerging Terp WR Moore enters draft … Maryland junior WR D.J. Moore announced earlier today that he will be entering the 2018 draft. The 5-11, 215-pound Moore, a rising prospect who led the Big Ten with 80 receptions for over 1,000 yards this past season, is considered to be a second-day candidate for the upcoming draft; for the… Read More »

Hokie WR out for bowl

Hokie WR out for bowl … Virginia Tech WR Cam Phillips, the school’s all-time leading receiver, will not play in the Hokies’ bowl game after undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia. Phillips, a late round prospect for the upcoming draft, had 71 catches for almost 1.000 yards this fall.What isn’t clear is whether he will be good… Read More »

December 20th bowl watch

Wednesday bowl watch … Today’s bowl trivia question is: where is Wednesday’s Frisco Bowl actually being played? And maybe nobody should care given that the game is between a 7-5 American Athletic team and a 6-6 CUSA group; however, these are not normal times and this game has a potential top ten prospect as well as a couple… Read More »

Selection order updated

Selection order updated … With just two weeks to go in the NFL regular schedule, the first-round selection order for the 2018 draft were it to be held this week, has been updated.

Bowl watch post

Bowl sched resumes … After a couple of days off, the college football schedule resumes Tuesday evening when resurgent Florida Atlantic plays host to Akron in the Boca Raton Bowl in of all places Boca Raton. Give folks a chance to see what all the fuss is at FAU where enigmatic Lane Kiffen took over a bedraggled program… Read More »

Senior Bowl adds another baker’s dozen

Senior Bowl adds another baker’s dozen … The Senior bowl announced the names of 13 more players who have accepted invitations to this year’s game including Southern Miss RB Ito Smith; WRs D.J. Chark of LSU and Miami’s Braxton Berrios; Penn State TE Mike Gesicki; Michigan C/T Mason Cole; Ohio State DE Tyquan Lewis; Georgia ER David Bellamy;… Read More »

MTSU WR enters draft; ‘Neers WR stays home

MTSU WR enters draft; ‘Neers WR stays home … Middle Tennessee junior WR Richie James announced earlier today that he will forego his final year of eligibility and enter the 2018 draft. James is somewhat undersized at barely 5-9, 180, but he has explosive speed and quickness. James also played in just 5 games this year because of… Read More »

East-West Shrine roster additions

East-West Shrine roster additions … The East-West all-star game announced the addition of 28 more players who have accepted invitations to play in the Shrine game on January 20th in St. Petersburg. Heading the list on new Shrine game participants are QBs Riley Ferguson of Memphis and South Florida’s Quinton Flowers and All-America Washington State OG Cody O’Connell.… Read More »

Browns close in on top pick

Browns close in on top pick … Cleveland’s magic number to clinch the #1 pick at the 2018 draft is down to one after the Browns fell 27-10 at home to Baltimore to drop to 0-14. Bottom line is that if the Browns lose either of their two remaining games – both on the road at Chicago and… Read More »