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The Rams found themselves in a rather unique, perhaps enviable position, when the 2018 Draft began. They had no Picks until Round 3, and weren’t bothered by that in the least. Why is that, you might ask, if you have failed to pay attention to their off-season player acquisitions over the past month or so. The team added… Read More »

PACKERS 2018 Draft Review

The Pack went into the Draft with the most picks of any team in the League at 12. Certainly a nice situation to be in for new GB BRIAN GUTEKUNST. The team did in the end live up to its stated course of action when cameras in the Packers draft room showed former GM Ted Thompson perched on… Read More »


I think it is safe to say that overall I am not a big DAVE GETTLEMAN fan. I thought the Giants might have made a big mistake bringing him back to the big Apple to run their organization. He’s a bit coarse and brash for my taste. But give the devil his due, so to speak. As the… Read More »

2018 NFL Draft Bottom Feeders

Every fan base tingles with the excitement of new players brought to their team by the annual Draft process. But realistically all Draft efforts are not going to push teams over the hump. The opportunity is, in theory, equal, but results may vary. So at the risk of crushing fan base hopes the week after the Draft here… Read More »

Who’s Left URFA Prospects

News has been a tad slow this year relative to exactly who is signing with who in the Rookie Free Agent marketplace. But fear not. You’ll be struggling to learn not only your favorite teams draftees but fifteen or more URFA soon. Just to give you a bit of a head start here are Pigskin’s best undrafted players… Read More »

2018 DRAFT WRAP Part 1

It is my intention to be writing almost exclusively for the next few weeks about the recently concluded. So for those of you with attention deficit disorder adios real soon and I suggest you check back at this spot around June. IN the meantime for you hard cores who do NOT consider anything visible in your rear view… Read More »

Team Mocks 2018

The Draft is indeed upon us. I got a bit ahead of myself on some Team Mocks and certainly do NOT now have time to include player detail for them at this late date. But just in case any of these are your favorite team here at least are the Picks. BILLS (9) R1,P12 LAMAR JACKSON QB LOUISVILLE… Read More »

GIANTS Mock Draft 2018

New York Giants The G-Men have many more needs than they do Draft Picks (6) this year. IMO, it would behoove new GM Dave Gettleman to listen carefully to phone calls from teams looking to move up into the QB feeding frenzy top of the Draft. It might be said that the Giants hold the key to the… Read More »

PIGSKIN’S TEAM Mock Drafts 2018

I want to preface this series of Team Mocks with a sad disclaimer. I fear the accuracy and validity of all of these Team Mocks will be rendered more useless than usual because of the Pick trading frenzy that seems to be gripping the NFL this year. But then again much of the trading could be over with… Read More »

Pigskin’s April 1st PROSPECT RANINGS

First off, let me proclaim that this NOT an April Fools joke article. I figure if guys like Jeremiah and McShay can give you their Top 50 then why shouldn’t I. Not sure what the logic is behind this concept, but the more info about the Draft, the more fun (and perhaps confusing) the whole process becomes. So… Read More »

Draft Thots By The Numbers

As I have expressed to you recently I am amazed at the trading frenzy that has involved movement of Picks for the upcoming 2018 Draft. Players and Picks seem to be flying all over the NFL, and I am sure we are not done yet with this activity. But for now I would like to make some numeric… Read More »

Pigskin’s March Draft Thots

To borrow/modify a phrase or two, it occurred to me this week that the first thing Draftniks need to do at the end of April is to open up the GBN Report and head to Colin’s Picks by Team page and print it up, lest they not be able to tell the Picks without an updated prgoram. Then… Read More »

COMBINE Winners 2018

Sorry again for the time delay in getting this up, but remember it has only been a week since the Combine ended. Patience and reflection are still virtues in my book. Besides i have been distracted by John Dorsey cleaning up his roster in Cleveland. Here are some of my players who made strong impressions on me in… Read More »

COMBINE Wrap-Up 2018

Bet at least a few of you wondered where I was during the Combine weekend. I would tell you I was indeed watching and thinking about what was going on in Indy. I have all too often made a comment on Twitter about what is happening only to have something happen to totally contradict what I have opined… Read More »

PIGSKIN’s Pre-Combine Mock Draft 2018

You know I’m not a big fan of doing Mock Drafts, other than by team. But in advance of the Combine, I felt it would be fun to post a Mock First Round. Please understand that I am not trying to project who teams will actually take. My picks are based upon a combination of best available and… Read More »

Who’s Left to Declare for NFL Draft ?

As I was half-watching some of the pre-game filler before the College Football Championship game last night I decided to put down in writing what significant college players we were still waiting to hear from, relative to declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft. To say that list is fluid at this time of year would be an understatement… Read More »

NFL 2017 Season All-Rookie Team Final Edition

Seems like just yesterday that I presented you with my mid-season NFL All-Rookie team. It was actually about two months ago, and since then the regular season has wrapped up and it is time for the final version. This one takes into account players who went down during the season with serious injuries (which gives them an incomplete),… Read More »

Bowl Preview: Thursday, December 21

GASPARILLA BOWL St. Petersburg, FL; 8 PM ET, ESPN TEMPLE (6-6) VS. FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL (8-4) by 7 FIU travels up from Miami for an “almost” home game even though it’s 200+ miles. They are led by first year Head Coach BUTCH DAVIS, yes that Butch Davis, who led them in flipping their record from 4-8 to 8-4. There’s… Read More »


TREVOR DARLING #73 OG MIAMI (F) 6’4/300 I always give props to players who sacrifice for the good of their team. Mark down DARLING as one of those guys, having played out at LT for a couple of years, and doing a solid job for the rising ‘Canes program. But for as solid as he was out on… Read More »

College Football Preview Week 13

Uncle Colin is previewing the Iron Bowl or you this week so let’s take a look at some other games of major interest to Pigskin Paul and hopefully you as well. FRIDAY NOV. 24 3:30/ET ABC SOUTH FLORIDA (9-1) @ CENTRAL FLORIDA (10-0) by 9 For those of you still wondering what’s wrong with perennial powers FSU &… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 12

ZACH ALLEN #2 DE BOSTON COLLEGE 6’5/275 JR At first I was highly disappointed to learn that HAROLD LANDRY/ER was still injured and being held out of the game against UCONN. After a bit of sulking I realized that it would give me a chance to watch a contest in which ALLEN would need to step up and… Read More »

Pigskin’s NFL Mid-Season All-Rookie Team

As another measure of how well players from last Spring’s draft class are playing I present a mid-season All-Rookie team. There are extra players at certain positions primarily because some have played too well not to be included. I would also note that this group will see some changes by the time we publish a final All-Rookie team… Read More »

College Game Previews Week 12

In all honesty there are a bunch of games this weekend tHat should be embarrassing to the top ranked teams playing in them, like Alabama hosting Mercer. But there are also some important games that create some interesting matchups. Here are the four I am watching and why. MICHIGAN (8-2) @ WISCONSIN (10-0) by 3 Saturday NOON/ET FOX… Read More »


Training Camps are opening and by week’s end all 32 teams will have begun molding and tuning up their rosters for the 2017 NFL season. So it’s the right time for a first stab at Power Rankings. So let’s start at the bottom and get the non-powerful out of the way. These are my bottom eight, meaning they… Read More »