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PIGSKIN’s College Football Ranking Projection

I have been a bit wary of selecting the top teams for this list, primarily because of my concerns regarding transfer portal, NIL and team conference jumping. No doubt these factors will all come into play this football season, but chances are it will be even more of a concern in 2024. So let’s go with the old… Read More »

What Caught My Eye 2022 Week 8.0

I always get a warm, fuzzy feeling when what I watch on a football weekend that has some sort of symmetry to it. That seemed to be the case when it dawned on Saturday evening while watching my 5th game of the week that I was watching a succession of college CB who just happen to be making… Read More »

What Caught My Eye 2022 Week 7.0

The huge matchup weekend for Week 7 of the NCAA D-1 schedule did NOT disappoint! 3 games featured showdowns between unbeatens who all ranked in the top bakers’ dozen going into the weekend. Of the 3 games the highest ranked showdown was the big SEC game of Alabama @ Tennessee. BRYCE YOUNG as back from his shoulder injury… Read More »

Pigskin’s Top 25 Prospects 3.0

Some major changes in a slightly late 3.0 Top 25 list. Please remember that I do NOT give extra weight to the QB position, and conversely I do not diminish the value of a top RB. And in the first month of this year’s scouting some highly touted QB have stubbed their toe a few times. C.J. STROUD… Read More »

Pigskin’s NFL Divisional Projections AFC East 2022

For years, no make that decades, the Patriots led by BELICHICK & BRADY were the perennial champions of this division. But no longer. In fact, even if the AFC West is the strongest division in the League, this division’s champion to be and the best all-around team in the League resides here.   BUFFALO BILLS    Looking at… Read More »

What Caught My Eye in College Football Week 2

Lots of new names and head scratching moves in College Football this past weekend. And although it’s early, those upsets keep on coming. After speculation for at least the last 2 seasons NEBRASKA Head Coach SCOTT FROST had been rumored to be on the hot seat at his alma mater. FROST arrived in Lincoln to coach the team… Read More »

Pigskin’s NFL Divisional Projections

Better a bit late than never? I certainly hope so. Here are thumbnail projections for every NFL Division coming out of Week One. Please remember as Cowboys fans are well aware (again) that injuries can blow any/all projections out of the water. NFC East EGALES   GM “Trader Howie” was a busy boy all off-season juggling and improving… Read More »

PIGSKINS Top 25 2.0

WILL  ANDERSON      OB/E     Alabama  C.J. STROUD           QB       Ohio State  BRYCE YOUNG      QB       Alabama JAXON  SMITH-NJIGBA      WR     Ohio State BRYAN BRESEE         DT       Clemson JALEN CARTER      DT      … Read More »

What Caught My Eye in College Football: Week One

Hey, we got to and thru the first week of complete collegiate action for the 2022 season, which leads us up to the 2023 NFL Draft season. The first few weeks of games are tune-ups primarily for the Conference action which truly gives us some serious and meaningful football. Clearly the biggest “thing” that caught my eye this… Read More »

Pre-Season NFL Nuggets

One of the most pleasurable aspects of Training Camps & Pre-Season Games has to be the emergence of a number of players around the League who shine in their efforts to make an NFL roster. With the final cuts coming up over the next weekend I want to give you my short list of players who just “have-to”… Read More »


As I promised last week, it will be my monthly task to present a Top 25 list of Draft Prospects for 2023 this Fall. So let’s start with my first one as a pre-season August edition. WILL ANDERSON  LB/ER     Alabama     Has it all at a sexy position in NFL eyes. C.J. STROUD    … Read More »

Camps Are Open NFL 2022 begins

It almost snuck up on me… but no, I have not missed the fact that football is back. After a surprisingly entertaining season from the fledgling USFL, and the start of the the CFL season, we finally have at least a bit more than a guy named WATSON to talk about as NFL Training Camps have opened. And… Read More »

U.S.F.L. Review Season One 2022

The Birmingham Stallions are the first champions of the new USFL. The Stallions topped the Philadelphia Stars 33-30 at the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. I watched the vast majority of the league’s games in its inaugural season. I did so because it relates to my role as a football writer/commentator, but… Read More »

Draft Board Team Values 2022 Part 2

Let’s highlight another 4 teams and see how their Draft Picks and other Rookies stack up as values compared to my final prospect rankings. BALTIMORE RAVENS           11 Picks,   4 RFA Pick 14      KYLE HAMILTON    S  PP#9 Pick 25     TYLER LINDERBAUM    OC    PP#23 Pick 45  … Read More »

Draft Board Team Draft Values 2022

Instead of an article featuring prospects from the USFL, I am headed back to the 2022 NFL Draft. I am going to rate, not grade, some team Drafts based on who they picked and signed relative to my pre-Draft player rankings. So below you will see columns for Picks, player/position, my rank. Since my last ranked player was… Read More »

VFA 2022 Sparse Leftovers

Every year at this time I get inquiries from readers/football fans about who their favorite team might sign as a Free Agent based on what they failed to acquire through early VFA and/or the Draft process. And my answer is pretty much always that the pickings are slim and most players are only band-aids. This year may be… Read More »

Pigskin’s NFL POWER RANKINGS Part Two/ The Top 12

My grandfather ran a creamery in Northern Vermont before the Great Depression wiped it out. He was a fond user of the phrase, ‘the cream will rise to the top’. In that case it referred to the non-homogenized milk which you had to shake up to mix with the mostly water in the bottom and the  fresh thick… Read More »

PIGSKIN’s Post Draft NFL team Power Rankings

The hay is in the barn as far as the 2022 Draft is concerned. And most team rosters have been filled to the 90-man limit. There will be a few more personnel moves between now and the opening of Training Camps. Just yesterday the GIANTS finally put CB/James Bradberry out of his misery and waived him and his… Read More »

DRAFT THOTS 2022 Part 3

Attention please… I will try not to sound like a tattle-tale but, all of you NFL General Managers, who are the primary molder of Draft Pick trades, you need to beware of a rascal who’ll fleece you at the blink of an eye. His name is ” Trader Howie” Roseman and he works for the Philadelphia Eagles. He… Read More »

Pigskins 2022 Draft Thots Low End Pickers

If there is a high end to team drafts then there must be a Low End. And to my eyes the following teams fit in that category for 2022. First let’s get the DOLPHINS out of the way, because they gave up so much to get TYREEK HILL that they almost didn’t have a Draft. Let’s start by… Read More »

2022 NFL Draft Instant Winners

The seeming marathon side show that the NFL Draft has become is one day behind us and in the books, so to speak. Just a warning, or a promise perhaps, that it may be in my back seat, but it is NOT fading away in my rear view mirror. I will writing about it for the next couple… Read More »

Draft Thots Pigskin Paul Day 2

My first thought of the day, about the evening that preceded it was that too many NFL General Managers don’t know what the phrase “deferred gratification” means, or have never heard of it at all. My tally sheet from says 9 trades took place during Round One of the 2022 Draft. And based on his work last… Read More »

Draft Day Thots Pigskin’s A.M. Edition

Just a few things to think about less than 12 hours from the start of Round 1 tonight… Might be important for Patriots fans to know that the current Picking order for them is now, R1, Pick 21. R2, Pick 54 R3, Pick 85 R4, Pick 127 R5, Pick 158 R6, Pick 183, Pick 200, Pick 210 R7,… Read More »

PIGSKIN’s Top 100 Prospects Final Edition

Because of extra Compensatory Picks I have included 105 players to complete 3 Rounds of Picks. 1 HUTCHINSON, AIDAN DE/ER 6’7/260 Michigan 2 WALKER, TRAVON DE 6’5/272 Georgia 3 EKWONU, IKEM OG 6’4/310 N.C. State 4 GARDNER, AHMAD CB 6’3/190 Cincinnati 5 THIBODEAUX, KAYVON DE/ER 6’4/254 Oregon 6 NEAL, EVAN OT 6’8/337 Alabama 7 WILSON, GARRETT WR 6’/183… Read More »

PIGSKIN’s 2022 NFL Draft Team Mocks BUCCANEERS

With the retirement of TOM BRADY, 2022 looked to be a serious rebuild year for the BUCS and GM JASON LICHT. And then BRADY un-retired. Almost miraculously, a bunch of BUCS VFA’s who looked to be going elsewhere changed their minds and signed on for one more pleasure cruise with Captain Brady at the helm. Not all of… Read More »