Category Archives: Pigskin’s Team Mocks

COWBOYS 2017 Team Mock

There is a challenge ahead for the COWBOYS for 2017. They need to prove that the 2016 regular season was not a mirage, and the team is back on track to being a perennial participant in the Play-Offs. They have lots of work to do in the 2017 Draft so here is my attempt to help them out.… Read More »


Just in case someone out there missed it, this team is in total rebuild mode, no matter what DA Bears house mouthpieces tell you. Spin it anyway you want, but when a team just cuts loose players like CUTLER & JEFFERY & others, they are starting that roster over. So, let’s help give them some more new blood… Read More »

BROWNS Mock Draft 2017

This is ny BROWNS team mock which appeared online two weeks ago in the Orange & Brown Report. I have made no changes to what appeared at that website. R1P1 MYLES GARRETT/ER TEXAS A&M 6’5/272 PPR#1 R1P12 MITCH TRUBISKY/QB UNC 6’2/222 PPR#10 R2P33 GAREON CONLEY/CB OHIO STATE 6’0/195 PPR#35 R2P52 DION DAWKINS/OG TEMPLE 6’4/315 PPR#50 R3P65 MARCUS MAYE/S… Read More »

VIKINGS 2017 Team Mock

Two years ago the VIKINGS roster had me thinking they were clearly gaining ground on the PACKERS in the NFC North. Coming off a mediocre 2016 season and losing some key pieces from that roster now has me thinking the team has some major holes to fill and needs an infusion of new young talent at multiple positions.… Read More »

BUCCANEERS 2017 Team Mock

Once the RAIDERS move to Vegas, Florida will lead the NFL with 3 franchises. But only one can currently be considered a Play-Off caliber club and that is the BUCS in Tampa Bay. QB JAMEIS WINSTON has quickly become the cornerstone of the franchise after the BUCS wisely chose him No. 1 overall two years ago. It is… Read More »

SAINTS 2017 Mock Draft

Went on the air over in Louisiana with former NFL WR BILLY RYCKMAN for his Tuesday radio show. I walked through a potential SAINTS Draft with him. Here is that Draft. Round1 Pick11 DEREK BARNETT/DE TENNESSEE 6’3/259 PPR#14 Kinda fun when a serious team need pretty much coincides with a player, or two, who happen to rank near… Read More »

PACKERS Mock Draft 2017

While I was in Wisconsin last week I stopped by the Sports Den in Wausau to talk Draft with Downtown Ollie Burrows. Being in the land of Green & Gold I just had to do a Packers Mock with him on the air. Here are my selections. Round1 Pick29 TRA’DAVIOUS WHITE/CB/RS LSU 5’11/191. PPR#29 Between injuries & VFA… Read More »

EAGLES Mock Draft 2017

More than a few folks believe a solid Draft could help put this team in a position to contend for an NFC East title run. I tend to agree. So here is my attempt to draft some very useful new blood. Round1 Pick14 MARSHON LATTIMORE/CB OHIO STATE 6’0/193 PPR#15 Luckily, filling a big need happens to play into… Read More »

STEELERS Mock Draft 2017

The GBN Report gets a lot of traffic from STEELERS fans, so at the risk of upsetting too many of them, here is my Draft projection for their beloved team. Round1 Pick30 OBI MELIFONWU/FS UCONN 6’4/224 PPR#38 A while back the STEELERS used their 1st Round Pick on an undersized, super active S, by the name of TROY.… Read More »


While the speculation and tension builds for the actual NFL Draft tonight, how about we engage your imagination with another daily double of Team Mock Drafts. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 6 Picks The 2015 season is long forgotten, by most, and the organization is pressing forward with the same cast of characters running this Draft and a burning need to… Read More »

DOLPHINS/BUCS 2016 Team Mocks

Overall the fan support these days for Florida’s pro football franchises is underwhelming. But then again it’s hard to blame fans for being generally disinterested when you realize how much losing goes on each year by their home teams. Let’s take a quick look this morning at 2 of the Florida franchises. MIAMI DOLPHINS MOCK It seems as… Read More »


It’s time for a double header of Team Mocks as we are only days away from the 2016 NFL Draft. So let’s follow up the Sea Hawks with two teams from their Division who will be efforting to chase them all season: the resurgent CARDINALS franchise and the relocated wanna-be contender the L.A. RAMS. CARDINALS The CARDS have… Read More »

BRONCOS 2016 Team Mock

Here we go again with a look at what the defending Super Bowl champs might do. They have 10 Picks right now, which is a good thing because the team has lost a lot of the key players from that championship team. They are most unsettled at QB with the defection of MANNING & OSWEILER. Even though I… Read More »

LIONS 2016 Team Mock

The LIONS bounced back from a miserable start last year to finish up 7-9 with new leadership in several key positions including GM. But before the roster retooling process could even begin in February the team took a huge hit when future HOF WR CALVIN JOHNSON announced his retirement. It’s a huge blow to the team, especially MATT… Read More »

BILLS 2016 Team Mock

As opposed to 2015 Draft, the BILLS have a full compliment of 8 Picks for this year’s Draft. And it is very important that REX & WHALEY are on the same page and on their game. The BILLS have a solid scouting staff and it is time to use their info to upgrade this roster. A big hole… Read More »

BENGALS 2016 Team Mock

Time flies when you’re having fun and here we are just 9 days away from the 2016 NFL Draft. I can think of no better way to kick off the last full week before the Draft than by going with the BENGALS, as one of the more conservative, straight-down-the-middle teams in the League. They are still the only… Read More »

PACKERS 2016 Team Mock

More so than almost any other team in the NFL, the DRAFT is the lifeblood of the PACKERS roster. TED THOMPSON is resolute in his philosophy of building his team in the annual Draft process. Currently armed with 9 Picks he is poised to put together a strong group of Rookies for his team’s 2016 Training Camp. So… Read More »

SAINTS 2016 Team Draft

It looked as though the SAINTS were finally committing to the Draft as the backbone of their roster building in 2015. It is going to be a bit tough to duplicate last year’s effort, and success, this time around however. The team is armed with only 6 Picks this year, as opposed to the 9 they held last… Read More »

VIKINGS Team Mock 2016

The VIKINGS are moving into their new hime this fall and look to be loading up for a serious Play-Off run if QB/BRIDGEWATER takes the next progression as a 3rd year NFL QB. Being indoors for 8 home games should be a help for him and his average arm strength. GM RICK SPIELMAN has brought in a group… Read More »

DA BEARS 2016 Team Mock

DA BEARS are trying to remake their roster on the fly under the leadership of GM RYAN PACE & HC JOHN FOX. Expect them to search for talent, high character & team needs in that order. But they cannot afford to be oblivious to the needs part of the equation since they fell to a 6-10 record last… Read More »

WASHINGTON 2016 Team Draft

Year two of the SCOT McCLOUGHAN player acquisition process doesn’t have the Draft volume right now that SCOT prefers for his team. But he still has 3 weeks to wheel and deal to accumulate a double digit Draft class. Stay tuned. For now he has 8 Picks to work with and some of the team needs may surprise… Read More »

STEELERS team Mock 2016

The STEELERS possess 7 Picks this Draft, with 2 coming in Round 7. As usual the team will show a net loss in VFA so there will be some holes to fill, not to mention the retirement of HEATH MILLER/TE. But surprisingly the team will not have to look to the Draft to replace MILLER because it signed… Read More »


Time to move on to one of the NFL’s marquee franchises. Even though I still think America’s Team resides in Wisconsin, maybe in today’s world the glitz & glamour of a team in Big D, with it’s snake oil salesman owner, does more accurately represent our changing society. Wait a minute, this is football talk, so let’s get… Read More »


I had originally planned to publish this piece last Friday, but given its nefarious nature I reconsidered the wisdom of putting it out for public consumption of Aril Fools Day. So here it is two days later. Let me remind you all of how this process works in my mind, since there will be additional Team Mocks in… Read More »


I got a late request to do a PATRIOTS Mock. This can often turn into a bit of an exercise in futility. Trying to read the mind of LITTLE BILL is tough as heck. But why not give it a shot. Let me start though, by saying that the team has already acknowledged that they don’t see the… Read More »