Bears sign two more picks … Chicago was the first team to get all its picks signed in 2014 and the Bears are at it again as they signed two more players selected at last weekend’s draft today including former West Virginia WR Kevin White, their first round pick, and second Eddie Goldman, a DT from Florida State.… Read More »
Falcons announce undrafted rookie signings … Atlanta became the 15th team so far this month to officially release their list of undrafted rookie free agent signings following last week’s draft. In fact, the Falcons signed 20 players who went undrafted last weekend including DTs Joey Mbu of Houston and Wisconsin’s Warren Herring, along with TCU CB Kevin White… Read More »
Senior Bowl tops star games sending players to draft … One of the major components of the pre-draft off-season events each year is the parade of All-Star games that dot the calendar primarily in January. Their primary value is to provide a look at prospects in pads and competing against players who will be fellow rookies in the… Read More »
Eagles, Jets shake up scout staff … Philadelphia has continued to make over its personnel department under head coach Chip Kelly by cutting ties with director of college scouting Anthony Patch, director of pro personnel Rick Mueller and area scout Brad Obee. Patch and Mueller, in particular, were tied to former G.M. Howie Roseman, who was pushed aside… Read More »
8th round well underway … It may take several days for all teams to announce their undrafted free agent signing classes following the 2015 draft, however, the race to get the top undrafted rookies signed is well underway. Indeed, teams were calling prospective targets even before the final picks came off the board last evening. To date, the… Read More »
Only 364 days to go … until the 2016 draft!! Hang in there guys! And it is never too early to be looking ahead to next year’s draft so here is a very preliminary first-round projection for 2016. However, readers are gently reminded that with this preliminary a mock comments along the lines of “what the heck are… Read More »
Mixed bag for underclassmen in draft … Underclassmen dominated the top of the board at the 2015 draft as 7 of the top 10 picks and 20 of the 32 first-round picks still had college eligibility left. In fact, the first four picks this year, including former Florida State QB Jameis Winston who was chosen first overall by… Read More »
SEC still rules draft; FSU top school … The SEC was shut out of college football’s national championship game this past year for the first time in what seemed like forever; however, the conference got some consolation this past weekend when its members schools once again had the most players selected in the 2015 draft. Indeed, once all… Read More »
2015 draft wraps; 8th round underway!! … With Arizona’s selection of former Louisville TE Gerald Christian with the 256th selection, all the picks are now in the books for the 2015 draft. However, there won’t be any rest for weary NFL personnel people as the chase to sign the top undrafted rookie free agents is already underway. And… Read More »
The Titans are on the clock … Have a great afternoon everyone!!
Pats, Niners, Skins have busy days … Expect the pace of picks to really pick up later today when the 2015 draft concludes with the final four rounds set to get underway at Noon ET with Tennessee on the clock with pick #100 to start the 4th round. Barring trades, New England, San Francisco and Washington have the… Read More »
Undrafted LSU G/T Collins still available, threatens to boycott season … LSU G/T La’el Collins remains the top remaining undrafted player as the 2015 draft heads into its third and final day. And through his agent, Collins has reportedly threatened to sit out the upcoming season if he had not been selected within the first three rounds of… Read More »
That’s a wrap; part deux … The second and third rounds of the 2015 draft are now in the books and NFL personnel people will get a chance to maybe get a couple of hours of shut-eye and recalibrate their draft strategies before the 4th round kicks off tomorrow at Noon ET. And there are still a lot… Read More »
That didn’t take long; #1 pick signs … Less than a day after selecting him with the first overall pick at the 2015 draft, Tampa Bay has announced that former Florida Strate QB Jameis Winston has agreed to terms on a standard rookie contract. For the record, Winston will wear #3 with the Buccaneers. The early signing is… Read More »
Random thoughts from the first round … The first round of this year’s draft is in the books and after chewing on things over night, GBN Associate editor Paul Guillemette has posted some thoughts on what transpired in last night’s opening round.
First impressions … We are always hesitant to comment on the value of players NFL teams take in the draft. After all, those teams put in literally thousands of man hours in evaluating college football players across the country in preparing for the draft and just have that much more information than we do. It also takes time… Read More »
They’re back … The story that simply would not die during this entire draft process is that Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles would try and move up in the draft to get Oregon QB Marcus Mariota. And that story appears to have new life today as we move to under 10 hours to go before the event… Read More »
Pigskin, significant others post top 100s … Several top draft analysts historically wait until the final days before the draft to post their overall rankings. That’s the case for our own Pigskin Paul Guillemette who has his ranking of the top 100 prospects for today’s draft. Meanwhile, Mike Mayock, NFL.com’s lead draft analyst posted his only top 100… Read More »
ITS DRAFT DAY!!! … Where the heck is everyone.Of course, the picks don’t actually start coming off the board for another 11 hours or so, but stay with us during the day for all the latest breaking news and rumors. And we’ll also be here right from gavel to gavel tracking all the picks and trades; as usual,… Read More »
GBN pre-draft special coming up … ‘The’ Great Blue North special 2-hour draft preview show gets underway within the hour at 8 PM ET tonight on blog radio. Join host Eric Lamb and GBN analysts Colin Lindsay and Pigskin Paul Guillemette for the latest drafted related buzz and a walk-through mock of all the first round picks on… Read More »
Have Browns offered #1s to Titans for #2 pick? … According to a report over at ESPN, Cleveland has made an offer to Tennessee for the 2nd overall pick in tomorrow’s that, according to ‘sources familiar with the discussions’, includes the 12th and 19th picks in this year’s opening round. Interesting to note that the actual quote regarding… Read More »
Draft buzz update … With the draft now just over 32 hours away, most NFL teams are locked away in their respective war rooms across the country putting final touches on their 2015 draft plans, however, there is still enough buzz out there to justify an update to the Draft Buzz file including a Jameis Winston sighting in… Read More »
Final 3-round mock posted … Usually around this time of the year the GBN becomes something of a ‘mock free zone!’ Not that we have anything against mock drafts, but by this point in the process it becomes pretty obvious that trades – and likely multiple trades – once the actual picks start coming off the board making… Read More »
Pigskin mocks the Pats … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette wraps up his series of selected team mock drafts with the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.
Final Big Board posted … Right on cue for the 2015 draft which is now just over two days away, the final GBN Big Board ranking of the top 350 prospects has been posted.