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Star Gopher WR Bateman opts of 2020 season to enter draft

Star Gopher WR Bateman opts of 2020 season to enter draft … Citing health concerns related to the coronavirus epidemic, rising Minnesota junior WR Rashod Bateman has informed school officials that he intends to sit out the upcoming college season and concentrate on preparing for the 2021 draft where he is projected to be a mid-to-late first round… Read More »

Raiders-Vikes deal for DT Hall nixed for failed physical

Raiders-Vikes deal for DT Hall nixed for failed physical … Yesterday’s trade in which Minnesota acquired veteran DT P.J. Hall from Las Vegas for what was described as a conditional 7th round pick has been voided after Hall failed his physical with the Vikings. As a result, Hall’s rights revert back to the Raiders who were reportedly on… Read More »

Raiders get late conditional Vikes pick for DT Hall

Raiders get late conditional Vikes pick for DT Hall … Minnesota has reportedly acquired veteran DT P.J. Hall from Las Vegas for what is being described as a conditional 7th round pick. The pick is conditioned on Hall playing at least six games for the Vikings this season which wouldn’t be a bad deal for the Raiders as… Read More »

SEC makes three

SEC makes three … The college football season continues to teeter. Following a meeting of the league’s presidents and chancellors, the SEC announced earlier today that it will go with a 10-game, conference-only schedule for the 2020 college football season. The SEC schedule was originally scheduled to start the weekend of September 5th, but now plan to get… Read More »

Football camps to open

Full football camps to open … What could be the weirdest season that anyone has ever experienced gets underway in earnest tomorrow when all NFL training camps open to veteran players. For now, the regular season is still to get underway on the weekend of September 10th-14th. In fact, the pre-season schedule will be completely new. Instead of… Read More »

Bears get late conditional pick from Phins for TE Shaheen

Bears get late conditional pick from ‘Phins for TE Shaheen … Chicago cleaned out a little of its logjam at TE by sending TE Adam Shaheen to Miami for what is being reported as a conditional 6th round pick in 2021. The sixth-round pick is believed to hinge on Shaheen being on the Miami roster at some unspecified… Read More »

Husker WR transfers to TCU

TCU gets Husker transfer WR … Former Nebraska WR J.D. Spielman, the son of Minnesota G.M. Rick Spielman, has announced that he has transferred to Texas Christian. Spielman isn’t technically eligible for a grad transfer, but he has reportedly received a special waiver from the NCAA and will be able to play immediately.  Spielman is only 5-9, 180,… Read More »

NFL tells teams camp opening a go

NFL tells teams camp opening a go … The NFL sent out a memo to all 32 teams earlier today informing them that despite ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, training camps will open as scheduled. According to the current schedule, rookies are to report on July 21st – for the record that’s Tuesday – with QBs and… Read More »

Top TE prospect to transfer

Top TE prospect to transfer … Emerging Central Michigan TE Tony Poljan has entered college football’s transfer portal and will play his final season of eligibility at another school. The 6-7, 260-pound Poljan is considered to be one of the top prospects at the position for the 2021 draft with second day potential. Poljan came to CMU as… Read More »

Redskins are no more

And the times they are a changin’: Redskins are no more … After years of adamantly refusing to even consider the idea, Washington announced this morning that the team will no longer be called the Redskins. In a formal statement, the team said owner Dan Snyder and head coach Ron Rivera are “working closely” to develop a new… Read More »

Pats lose pick; sign QB Newton

Pats lose pick; sign QB Newton … It was a good news, bad news day for New England. On the one hand, the Patriots have reportedly come to terms on a one-year deal with former Carolina QB Cam Newton who was released by the Panthers earlier this off-season. With the Patriots, Newton will have a chance to compete… Read More »

Canes OG to sit year

Canes OG to sit year … Miami OG Navaughn Donaldson, one of the better prospects at the position, announced on Twitter earlier this week that he intends to redshirt this season to focus on rehabbing a knee injury that occurred in the Canes final 2019 regular season game. The assumption is that Donaldson will come back for a… Read More »

Top SEC RB won’t play under rebel flag

Top SEC RB won’t play under rebel flag … Mississippi State RB Kylin Hill, the SEC’s leading rusher in 2019, has informed program officials via Twitter that he will not play for the school until the state flag of Mississippi is changed. The state flag of Mississippi includes the confederate logo. In fact, Mississippi is the only U.S.… Read More »

Hoosier TE Hendershot pleads to domestic trespass charge … Indiana junior TE Peyton Hendershot, one of the top players at the position in college football, plead guilty last week to a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass as a result of an incident in February in which he was charged with residential entry, a felony, along with misdemeanor charges… Read More »

Dolphins sign 1st round OT Jackson

Dolphins sign 1st round OT Jackson … It seems like its been awhile since there was much action on the NFL transaction wire, especially involving 2020 draft picks, but Miami got the ball rolling again over the weekend coming to terms with former USC OT Austin Jackson. Jackson signed a standard 4-year deal with a club option worth… Read More »

‘Skins rookie recovering from Covid

‘Skins rookie recovered from Covid … Washington rookie WR Antonio Gandy-Golden is reportedly the first player selected at last month’s draft to have tested positive for COVID-19. Gandy-Golden, who was selected in the 4th round this past April, reportedly self-quarantined and is now fully recovered. Interesting that Gandy-Golden played collegiately at Liberty which made some headlines earlier this… Read More »

2020 Picks by Team

ARIZONA 1 (8)        ILB Isaiah Simmon          Clemson 3 (72)       OL Josh Jones                 Houston 4 (114)     DT Leki Fotu                    Utah 4 (131)     DT Rashard Lawrence    LSU 6 (202)    ILB Evan Weaver            Californa 7 (222)     RB Eno Benjamin           Arizona State ATLANTA 1 (16)       CB AJ Terrell                    Clemson 2 (47)       DE Marlon Davisdon      Auburn 3 (78)         C  Matt Hennessey        Temple… Read More »

Dolphins get late Falcons pick for DE Harris

Dolphins get late Falcons pick for DE Harris … Miami continues to acquire picks for the 2021 draft. The latest has the Dolphins acquiring a 7th round pick next year from Atlanta for DE Charles Harris. Harris was Miami’s first-round pick in 2017, but he totaled just 3.5 sacks in his three year stint with the Dolphins. With… Read More »

AFC East 2020 Draft synopsis

The expectation is that we will finally see some shuffling and serious competition in this division. The biggest reason is the divorce between TOM BRADY and BILL BELICHICK. This leaves the Patriots in uncharted waters in this millennium. They have to find their next championship level QB. Good luck on that one. BUFFALO BILLS       The… Read More »

Sobering post

Some sobering second observations on a good Giants draft … Over the past day or so we have received a lot of emails from Giants’ fans and friends, almost all of which were very positive. As they should have been as the Giants did have a very good draft this past weekend. That comes, however, with the ‘buyer… Read More »

Sobering second observations on a good Giants draft

We have received a few too many celebratort ‘we finally fixed the OL’ emails over the past couple of days that maybe need a response. No, the Giants have not fixed the o-line with their 2020 draft. What they did – for the third time this decade – is address the problems up front. Fact is, we won’t… Read More »

Winners and losers from 2020 draft

ARIZONA: The 2020 draft was a success from the Cardinals perspective even before the first picks started coming off the boards on Thursday after they stole veteran WR DeAndre Hopkins away from Houston for a second-round pick this year and a 4th next year. However, the breaks just kept falling the Cardinals way. They snapped up LB/S Isaiah… Read More »

COVID does number on small schools

COVID does number on small schools … One of the question surrounding this year’s virtual draft was whether NFL teams, which couldn’t work out or interview players as extensively as they had in the past because of limitations imposed of the pandemic, would play it safe and stick with the major programs when making their picks. And the… Read More »

That is a wrap

That IS a wrap … The 2020 draft wrapped up at just after 7 PM this evening when the New York Giants selected former Georgia LB Tae Crowder with the 255th and final pick in tonight’s 7th round. However, there won’t be much of a break for NFL personnel types who are already busy contacting the top undrafted… Read More »

Cincy back on clock

Bengals back on the clock … Cincinnati will be back on the clock when the third and final day of the 2020 draft gets underway at Noon ET later this morning. Teams will have 5 minutes to make their picks in the 4th, 5th and 6th rounds, and four in the 7th. That means the picks will be… Read More »