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SHRINE WEEK Tuesday Practices

Looked and sounded like most of the Shrine participants watched LSU win Monday night and were energized for the day. While the East was practicing, three new teammates from Clemson arrived in town. At the conclusion of practice, the 3 players introduced themselves to their new teammates, with expectation of practicing on Wednesday. WR/DIONDRE OVERTON and OG/GAGE CERVANKA… Read More »

SHRINE WEEK 2020 Monday

Hello to you all from warm and sunny (well it was when I entered the Trop well over 6 hours ago) St. Petersburg, FL, the location of the 2020 Shrine Bowl.  It’s day one of practices and after a morning of weigh-in activity both teams took part in Monday afternoon practices, back to back. I would remind you… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Bowl Games 2.0

It’s time to wrap up the 2019 College Football season, with the FBS Championship game between perennials Clemson and L.S.U. While we wait, I am still reviewing my copious Bowl Season player notes. Here are my latest thumbnails. LYNN BOWDEN  #1  WR/KR  Kentucky  6’1/199  Jr.      BOWDEN has already declared for the 2020 Draft after a very… Read More »

Bowl Season Who Caught My Eye 1.0 2020

The games are flying by with such speed and volume that my recording space is filling up on my cable system, unless I chop out my Bond Movies, which is NOT happening. So I will plug along until Bowls are finished and I have exhausted my thumbnails for players. So let’s start catching up with the following thumbnails:… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Post Season

The College Bowl Season is about to kick-off as the cherry on the sundae that was the 2019 College Football season. As usual, I have some recorded games still in storage, as well as excess notes from the regular season.  So over the next month, leading up to the All-Star Games, I will watching those recordings and scrutinizing… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 15

  It was conference championship weekend and per usual, it featured a minimum of surprises, except perhaps the Friday night dominance of Oregon against Utah. Let’s just say that the Final 4 matchups are a bit less than surprising with LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma topping the field. Somehow that has a familiar ring to it. The… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 14

The final full schedule weekend for the 2019 College Football season is now completed. One more weekend of Conference Championships and it’s on to Bowling for Dollars season.  Here are my watch thumbnails from this past weekend’s games. TREY ADAMS  #72  OT  Washington  6’7/315   Sr     A couple of years ago you might remember this mountain of a… Read More »

College Football Rankings 3.0

LSU  12-0   And only Georgia left to beat and cement their spot. Ohio State   12-0  It was close for a while, but the Fighting Harbaughs get trounced yet again. Clemson    12-0   ‘We Don’t Get No Respect’, says DABO. We’ve heard that before. Georgia   11-1    If they win this last game with LSU… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 13

The clock is indeed ticking towards midnight on the 2019 College Football season. And so let’s reflect back on Week 13 and review what my eyes saw last weekend in the realm of pro prospects.   BRANDON AIYUK   #2   WR   6’1/200   Arizona State   Sr     AIYUK has emerged from under the shadow of N’KEAL HARRY… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 12

Key conference and rivalry games abound as teams head for the home stretch of the 2019 college football season. Here are thumbnail looks at more 2020 Draft prospects. BEN BREDESON  #74  OG  MICHIGAN  6’5/320  SR   The Interior OL group looks a bit weak for the 2020 NFL Draft. BREDESON has the length of an OT, but not the… Read More »

PIGSKIN’s College Football Rankings 2.0

It has been two weeks and as expected some things have changed with upsets and some big showdown games in the books. LSU   10-0    After beating Alabama in the big showdown game the top spot is theirs to keep unless they lose in a serious upset. OHIO STATE   10-0  They just keep rolling along but… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 11

Some great college action with multiple teams falling from the ranks of the unbeaten, and the SEC game of the year being a slugfest. After struggling with injuries for the past two seasons, ANTOINE WINFIELD/SS/MINNESOTA has bounced back to his form as a true frosh in 2016. After checking with GBN details expert Larry Parker, it is certified… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 10, 2019

Due to a NCAA scheduling glitch, last weekend left us with almost half of the FBS top teams with a bye week. Yet even if the matchups are a bit lacking, there are always serious prospects in action, and I believe we have some under-the-radar types here for your consideration. It is pretty much undeniable that the biggest… Read More »

Pigskin Paul’s Initial College Football Rankings 2019

Tonight is the night that the NCAA names its first official college football rankings. So I said, why not me, too. Here are my Top 15 following Week 10 games last weekend. 1) L.S.U. 8-0 This could cement a Final Four spot for LSU if the take care of business in Tuscaloosa this Saturday, and then don’t stumble… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 9

Teams are headed toward the final third of the season and the cream is rising to the top of the bottle, unless the players are injured. Let’s look at a few prospects who are catching the eyes of talent evaluators. For the 4th time this season I have tried to study the work of GRANT DELPIT/S/LSU who may… Read More »

All-Rookie Team NFL Midseason 2019

We are about at the half-way mile marker for the 2019 NFL season. Let’s take a look at what I see as the All-Rookie team, based on the first two months of the NFL season. QB GARDNER MINSHEW JAGUARS QB DANIEL JONES GIANTS RB JOSH JACOBS RAIDERS FB ALEC INGOLD RAIDERS WR PRESTON WILLIAMS DOLPHINS WR D.K. METCALF… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye October

I’ve been on the road vacationing for a few weeks, and accordingly, have found it difficult to watch enough college football games to complete this scouting segment. However, given the plethora of games that are televised I kept my scouting notebook handy and made notations while traveling around. One of the most impressive players that I have watched… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 5

Another weekend with a somewhat limited number of elite match-ups, but there are always prospects in action to eyeball. And as long as the match-up does not resemble David versus Goliath, it can be well worth the watch. So with an eye towards the 2020 NFL Draft, here’s what my scouting eyes saw last weekend. DERRICK BROWN #5… Read More »

ALL-STAR Game NFL Rookies 2019

It’s report card time! Yes, this early in the NFL season. This is a look at what All-Star Game participants made NFL 53-man rosters. No, I am not going to list them all individually, but rather give you totals, game by game. So first, let me explain the process and criteria. The numbers you will see below are… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 4

ZACK BAUN #56 OB WISCONSIN 6’3/225 The BADGERS football program is known primarily for its OL and RB contributions to the NFL, but you’re not paying close attention if you haven’t noticed the infusion of LB prospects into the NFL from Madison’s beloved football program. 3 new LB’s from the BADGERS program dot 2019 NFL rosters. ANDREW VAN… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 3, 2019

A stroke of good luck (again) for Central Florida, and no Hurricane here. So with tv reception solid I did watch multiple games on Saturday. Herein, are my thumbnails on selected prospects who I saw in action. I guess we can expect to see Clemson just about every weekend and for the second straight week I watched them… Read More »

2019 NFL team Rookie numbers AFC

Time to move along to the AFC to check out how much of a Rookie infusion those 16 teams added as final cuts were made. Please remember that these numbers come from initial, but official, rosters on September 2nd. To say the least, many team rosters are very fluid for the first several weeks of each season. RAVENS:… Read More »

2019 NFL team Rookie numbers NFC

One of the early season items of interest to me each September is the Rookie count for NFL teams when they announce their initial 53-man rosters and reserve lists. I am always curious to check out which Rookies, and how many, made each NFL roster. At this point, I do not overly concern myself with Practice Squads primarily… Read More »

Pigskin’s Week 3 Training Camp Thots

Another week, and another week’s worth of pre-season games are in the books. And as often happens, some things remain the same while other players bob up and down in the flow of a football life. The RAIDERS cut loose their defense and went after KYLER MURRAY with a wide assortment of blitzes and looks to confuse and… Read More »

Pigskin’s Training Camp Thots 2.0

Three cheers to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and I am sure to the NFL League Offices as well, for their thoughtful decision to expand the Hall of Fame entry numbers for the Class of 2020. As likely the final act of the 100th season anniversary for the NFL they will be expanding the 2020 HoF Class… Read More »