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NFL cancels supp draft; camp dates set

NFL cancels supp draft; camp dates set … The NFL announced earlier today that for the third straight year, there will no summer supplemental draft this year. Meanwhile, the league also announced training camp dates and sites for all teams. In fact, all camps will be fully open in just over a month by July 26th, although several… Read More »

Steelers sign top pick

Steelers sign top pick … Pittsburgh has signed QB Kenny Pickett, the 20th player selected at the 2022 draft, to standard 4-year deal worth an estimated $14.1M with a club option for a 5th year. Pickett came into the week as one of two still unsigned first-round picks from this year’s draft along with New England OG Cole… Read More »

2023 Watch List posted

Preliminary Watch List posted … With just over 300 days to go until the 2023 draft, we have posted our annual pre-season watch list of the top prospects for next year’s draft. It wasn’t necessarily all that easy putting this year’s list together, in part because of all the transfers that occurred this off-season as a result of… Read More »

Early odds on who will be the first player selected at the 2023 draft

The NFL is a perfect platform for young prospects to showcase their talent to the world. It is the biggest stage of all when it comes to American football. Every year, excitement goes around the corridors regarding new talent. Fans and team management all get hyped up to see the next superstar of the NFL. Talent scouting is… Read More »

And then there were just two as Ravens sign second of two #1 picks … The number of still unsigned picks from the 2022 draft is now down to just two as Baltimore came to terms with former Notre Dame S Kyle Hamilton, the 14th player taken at this year’s draft. Hamilton signed a standard 4-year deal with… Read More »

Combine to stay in Indy next two cycles

Combine to stick with Indy next two cycles … The NFL just confirmed that the annual scouting combine will remain in Indianapolis for at least the next two drafts. There has been speculation that the league was interested in moving the combine around the country as they now do with the draft itself and turning it into another… Read More »

2023 QB post

QBs still hot for 2023 … With the 2023 draft now just under 340 days away we have started working of watch list for the upcoming draft. And we just finished the initial draft of the QB list. Of course, a lot can change between now and next April, but the early sense we have is that this… Read More »

Preliminary QB Watch List for 2023

* indicates 3rd year player Bryce Young, 6-1, 195, Alabama * CJ Stroud, 6-3, 215, Ohio State * Tyler Van Dyke, 6-4, 220, Miami * Phil Jurkovec, 6-5, 230, Boston College Will Rogers, 6-2, 210, Mississippi State * Will Levis, 6-1, 205, Kentucky Spencer Rattler, 6-1, 210, South Carolina Tanner McKee, 6-3, 215, Stanford Devin Leary, 6-1, 212,… Read More »

Pigskin’s power ranking: part two

Pigskin’s updated power rankings: second tier … With the 2022 draft, as well as the better part of free agency, now in the books, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has been updating his NFL power rankings. And after Pigskin posted the bottom of the board last week, he’s added the next tier of teams ranked 1th thru… Read More »

Trio of first rounders sign

Three more first rounders sign … The number of players selected in the opening round of the 2022 draft still to be signed continues to dwindle as three more came to terms today including former Ohio State WR Garrett Wilson whom the NY Jets selected with the 10th pick overall, former Penn State WR Jahan Dotson, chosen 16th… Read More »

Cowboys, Colts lead ‘8th round’ ranking

Cowboys, Colts lead ‘8th round’ ranking … For the record, all 32 teams have now announced their undrafted rookie free agent signings. And based on our unofficial, thoroughly unscientific scoring system, Dallas and Indianapolis have potentially the most impactful UDFA signing classes. For the record, we gave 3 points for a player rated in the the top 30… Read More »

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What’s Next for the Players selected at the 2022 draft? … The 2022 Draft of the National Football League was a historic night that came with plenty of surprises. It’s no longer news that Travon Walker was the top overall pick selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Five of the first six overall picks were defensive players, the most… Read More »

What’s Next for the Players selected at the 2022 draft

The 2022 Draft of the National Football League was a historic night that came with plenty of surprises. It’s no longer news that Travon Walker was the top overall pick selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Five of the first six overall picks were defensive players, the most since 1990. The draft is now behind us, but the adventure… Read More »

Giants post draft review

Giants post-draft review: Where we’re at and where we’re going!! … With the 2022 draft in the books, we have now have just a little more clarity on what the Giants might look like this fall. Indeed, we’ve had a number of correspondents contact us this week asking how many wins we think the Giants might be good… Read More »

Giants post-draft review: Where we’re at and where we’re going!!

With the 2022 draft in the books, we have now have just a little more clarity on what the Giants might look like this fall. Indeed, we’ve had a number of correspondents contact us this week asking how many wins we think the Giants might be good for next fall. Our simple answer is that we don’t know.… Read More »

Rams, 49ers head list of projected ’23 comp picks

Rams, 49ers head list of projected ’23 comp picks … For those that didn’t see it. the NFL.com has a piece today by Lance Zierlein projecting which teams will get compensatory picks at the 2023 draft. The period during which unrestricted free agent signings would count in the calculation of comp picks for next year’s draft ended earlier… Read More »

Luketa stays home; Metchie picked late in CFL draft

LB Luketa staya local; WR Metchie picked late in CFL draft … As noted earlier, Montreal selected Syracuse LB Tyrell Richards with the first pick overall in last night’s CFL draft of Canadian-born players. Montreal had acquired the first pick earlier in the day from Edmonton in exchange for the 4th pick and the rights to OT Carter… Read More »

Giants draft review

Giants draft review … Over the course of the past couple of days we have been wracking our brain trying to come up with a word the  best encapsulates the Giants 2022 draft. In the end we settled on ‘strange.’ Of course, there was nothing strange about the Giants first-round selections of former Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeaux and… Read More »

Bears, Giants shuffle scout staffs

Bears, Giants reorg scout staffs … Once the draft is done is when teams usually start to reshape their personnel departments if they plan to do so. And at least two teams have taken major axes to their scouting staffs. Chicago, for example, has fired both college scouting director Mark Sadowski, college scouting coordinator Bobby Macedo and national… Read More »

Draft lite up north

Draft lite up north … As they do every year, the Canadian Football League will hold its annual draft of Canadian players just days after the NFL draft. The CFL draft will be held this evening beginning at 8 PM ET with coverage on TSN. Edmonton has the first pick this evening followed by Ottawa and B.C. Here… Read More »

8th round off and running

8th round off and running … As noted at the end of the 7th round on Saturday evening, the draft doesn’t end with Mr. Irrelevant as NFL teams scramble to sign the best available undrafted players. Indeed, most teams will have started reaching out to their prime targets even before the draft itself was done. and most will… Read More »

Pitt WR Addison thinking USC transfer

Pitt WR Addison thinking USC transfer … According to local media reports, star Pittsburgh junior WR Jordan Addison, last year’s Biletnikoff Award winner and a top 10-15 prospect for the 2023 draft is seriously considering transferring to Southern California, although he still has not totally ruled out returning to Pitt. Last year, the 6-0, 175-pound Addison had 100… Read More »

Coulda, maybe shoulda stayed in school

Coulda, maybe shoulda stayed in school … As with most drafts these days, underclassmen dominated the top of the board at this weekend’s draft. Indeed, 9 of the first ten picks were either juniors or redshirt sophomores as were 19 of the 32 players selected in the opening round. However, it wasn’t all peaches and cream for this… Read More »

SEC leads conference again; AAC and MVFC surprise

SEC leads conference again; AAC and MVFC surprise … Just to follow-up the earlier breakdown of picks by school, the SEC once again had the most players of any conference selected at the 2022 draft. Led by Georgia’s record 15 picks, the SEC had 65 players taken at this weekend’s draft which tied last year’s record haul. In… Read More »

Dawgs, Cats have record draft

Dawgs, Cats have record drafts … Just in case anybody missed it, defending national champion Georgia led all colleges at the 2022 draft with 15 players selected. For the record, that’s the most by any school since the league went to a 7-round draft in 1994. The previous high was 14 set by Ohio State in 2004 and… Read More »