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PIGSKIN’s 2022 Team Mock COLTS

The end of the 2021 season was an absolute debacle for the COLTS , especially the play of their QB CARSON WENTZ in the last two games. Exit Mr. Wentz after the season,  at the specific request of Owner Jim Irsay. Then several weeks ago enter MATT RYAN, seasoned vet from the FALCONS, who are in full rebuild… Read More »

PIGSKIN’s 2022 NFL Draft Team Mocks… PACKERS

AARON RODGERS is back under a ball busting new contract. The contract is for 3 years, but RODGERS himself… who knows? The second biggest news is that DAVANTE ADAMS is actually the guy who really wanted out of Green Bay, no matter what. So ADAMS is a RAIDER with his old buddy DEREK CARR, his college QB. It… Read More »

PIGSKIN’s 2022 Team Mock Drafts J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets

This is the year. Yes, JETS fans I am talking to you. This is the year to move from ‘wanna be’ to legit Play-Off contender. And the reason is that with 9 total Picks, and more importantly 5 of them in the Top 69, it is time for JOE DOUGLAS to top off enough talent to make the… Read More »

PIGSKIN’s 2022 NFL DRAFT SAINTS team mock

So the Saints got out the credit card (again) and traded some Picks from 2023 to flip around with the Eagles, who were more than happy to settle for 2 Round One Picks instead of 3 for this year. The end result for now is that the Saints & Eagles pretty much own the middle of Round One…… Read More »

Pigskin’s 2022 Team Mocks COWBOYS

The Cowboys have been aggressive in trimming their roster stockpile of vets and getting under the Cap. The biggest move so far was the subtraction of AMARI COOPER, with his bloated salary.  WR JAMES WASHINGTON is being counted on to bolster the receivers corps sans COOPER. ER DANTE FOWLER is their most noteworthy VFA addition on D to… Read More »

Pigskin’s 2022 Team Mock Drafts STEELERS

By and large the Steelers have been a pay as you go franchise, and in keeping with that philosophy they currently hold 7 Picks, 1 in each of the first 4 Rounds. And as usual they have some holes to fill, and look to do so with Rookies. I currently count 10 new veteran additions to their depth… Read More »

Pigskin’s 2022 Team Mock Drafts

This morning we will explore the other side of rooting for a team that makes a bold move or two leading up to the annual Draft, thus leaving themselves with very few markers to use when the Draft actually arrives. But I will try to conjure up some Rookie help for two such rosters. I am going to… Read More »

PIGSKIN’s Team Mocks 2022 CHIEFS

After the bold trade of  TYREEK HILL, Mr. Mahomes Go-To Guy, the CHIEFS find themselves with 12 Picks in this Draft. The sad news is that 4 of them are in Round 7. Conversely though, 8 of them are in the top 135 Picks, with 2 Picks per round from 1-4. Last year, the team rebuilt their OL… Read More »

PIGSKINS Team Mocks 2022

Yes it is indeed time to present some Team Mocks in which I attempt to align needy NFL teams with some useful help for now and for the future. So, remember my rules here; No trades of Picks by teams, on my part. Players  will be taken based on my player rankings. I cannot make Picks of players… Read More »

End of Pro Days

The final week of official Pro Days, for this Draft cycle, is almost done. There will be some private, individual workouts scheduled but most of those are unlikely to provide specific workout numbers of any kind. During the process of the Combine and Pro Days some serious numbers have been generated to either confirm or question said numbers… Read More »

Pigskins Top 105 Alphabetical 2022 NFL Draft

This is the post-Combine list of my Top 105 players, to fill all the Picks in the first 3 Rounds of the 2022 Draft. The list will change a bit as Pro Days continue. Then a couple of weeks before the actual NFL Draft, I will put them in numerical order based on my talent evaluations, position emphasis… Read More »

2022 NFL COMBINE Look Who I Discovered

One of the marvelous things about the NFL Combine for this Draftnik is uncovering previously under-appreciated Prospects. As I have expressed previously, but will detail once more, I head into the Combine with a prospect list that numbers just under 300 players. They are divided into groups of 100 but not ranked numerically yet. And one of the… Read More »

Closing Combine Thots 2022 NFL Combine

The track meet, also known as the NFL Combine, is in the books, leaving NFL Personnel Departments with a lot of new info to digest, as they plan ahead for the final big event of the next season. That would be the NFL Draft, being held in Las Vegas this year, starting April 28. And they certainly have… Read More »

(Almost) COMBINE BLOG pre-Work Out edition

The largest sports-related Job Fair is actually starting to evolve, as players have their bags packed and are headed to Indy. It seems like the Senior Bowl is almost ancient history, tho it was played only 3 weeks ago. However, the shortest month of the year just continues to grind on. It looks as tho disaster has been… Read More »

POST-ALL-STAR pre COMBINE Draft Thoughts

Hello again football fans. Especially you NFL Draftnik die-hards. I was a bit excited with the Combine within range, but I see some agents and their clients are set to bite the hand that feeds it, before they even get a contract to join the League. Poor babies… tough protocols, with actual penalties (like get out of town)… Read More »

SHRINE BOWL 2022 Post-game Report

Sorry for the delay in getting this report filed, but it seems that once the 2022 Shrine concluded, the lights were turned off and everyone associated with the game went home. While checking around for mail and such on my laptop Saturday, I decided to try one more look at the Shrine website. Lo and behold, what popped… Read More »

Dispatches from Mobile Senior Bowl 2022 Wrap Up

A very large segment of the over 2,000 NFL Executives, League Personnel people and the media are gone by Senior Bowl gameday. Thank you football gods. There is now room to breathe for those of us that are hardcore Draftniks who stay for the actual game. And for those who say the game does not matter, I say… Read More »

SENIOR BOWL NFL Draft First Round Prospects

The most frequent question that I get asked during Senior Bowl week in Mobile every year is which players of the 100+ who are present for the game will end up being First Round Picks in the upcoming Draft. So as I regroup from the week, and the almost 500 mile drive home, Sunday I will grab the… Read More »

SENIOR BOWL Moving On Up!

The Senior Bowl Game is tomorrow and today is a day of rest for most of us covering the game, whether we like it or not. So as I was searching for Shrine Game stats, unsuccessfully I might add, I was looking at my composite practice notes for the week. As I did so it came to me… Read More »

SENIOR BOWL 2022 Dispatches from Mobile

I think I have everything dried out from Wednesday’s rainy practice sessions. The notes today will be a bit disjointed (which may not seem new to you) but juggling backpacks, pens & notebooks, while trying to not absorb too much rain was a struggle. Football is a game you can play in the rain, but it’s not much… Read More »

Senior Bowl Impressions Tuesday

The stadium is closed and the sun is setting, somewhere behind those clouds, to the West out my hotel window. The first practices are in the books and hundreds of us will be tweeting and blogging about what we thought we saw going on. Let’s get right to the QB situation, as that always seems to be of… Read More »

“Way Too Early” 2022 College Football Power Rankings

Yes, it is way too early to get a big snapshot of the FBS rankings for 2022. But then again when the editor (read the boss) requests such a piece, then the time is right. We pretty much know which guys are headed for the pros, but are still a bit away from the secondary deadline day for… Read More »

PIGSKIN’s Final 2021 All-Rookie Team

The regular season has concluded and I have my final All-Rookie Team for you. Because it wraps up the season I am also including a list of notable Rookies who just couldn’t quite impress me enough to make the team. Some of these guys were injured part of the season, while others came on late after a slow… Read More »

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Rankings (pre-Bowl) 12-04-2021

Here we go folks. I did these rankings late Saturday night as the Michigan game was wrapping up. I have witnesses who will verify that timing. ALABAMA    12-1    Seen this before haven’t we?! Guess I will also add that I have to vote for BRYCE YOUNG/QB as the Heisman Winner. MICHIGAN   12-1     JIM… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 13, 2021

The big news of this past week in college football, at least on the field, truly had to be JIM HARBAUGH, and Michigan, finally beating Ohio State.  No matter what anyone in the Wolverines’ Football Program says, that is one huge gorilla off of their back. Coach BO can rest easy, for now, up in football heaven. They… Read More »