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Illini DE injured in swimming incident

Illini DE injured in swimming incident … Illinois junior DE Bobby Roundtree, a rising draft prospect, underwent surgery this week after being seriously injured in a swimming accident near his hometown of Largo, Florida over the weekend. The 6-5, 255-pound Roundtree was named to the All-Big Ten team as an honoable mention this past season after he led… Read More »

Vikes, Pats sign top picks; baker’s dozen now signed

Vikes, Pats sign top picks; baker’s dozen now signed … For those who missed it yesterday, two more 2019 first-round picks came to terms as Minnesota sined former NC State C Garrett Bradbury, while Super Bowl champion New England inked WR N’Keal Harry. Bradbury was the 18th player selected in last month’s draft, while Harry was taken with… Read More »

Third of 2019 first rounders already under contract

Third of 2019 first rounders already under contract … It wasn’t that many years ago that one of annual summer stories in the NFL was how many first round picks ended up holding out once training camps opened in July. And even those first rounders that didn’t holdout, the vast majority often didn’t sign until literally hours before… Read More »

49’ers 2019 Draft Review

While we are on the Left Coast, let’s hop across The Bay and head down to Palo Alto to take a look at what GM JOHN LYNCH and the 49ERS were up to on Draft Weekend 2019. With their roster work in recent years, I think this team is on the rise. A healthy GAROPPOLO at QB could… Read More »

RAIDERS 2019 Draft Review

So here we go again. It has been a full week since the 2019 NFL Draft ended, and you’ve heard and read how every team did just what they needed to do to fix their roster, or you’ve heard how every team screwed things up… again. So let me chime in with the Good, the Bad, and the… Read More »

2020 Prospects List

QBs Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama; JR Jake Fromm, Georgia; JR Jacob Eason, Washington, JR Justin Herbert, Oregon; SR K.J. Costello, Stanford; JR Nate Stanley, Iowa; SR Shea Patterson, Michigan; SR Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma; SR Kelly Bryant, Missouri; SR RBs Jonathan Taylor – JR – RB – Wisconsin Travis Etienne, Clemson; AJ Dillon, Boston College; SR J.K. Dobbins – JR… Read More »

Argos take Okie State OT to lead of CFL draft

Argos take Okie State OT to lead off CFL draft … Toronto selected former Oklahoma State OT Shane Richards to start off tonight’s CFL draft of Canadian born players. Hamilton followed that pick by taking Waterloo G/T Jesse Gibbon with the second pick overall. Edmonton then selected Laval DE Mathieu Betts with the third pick. Betts was actually… Read More »

Peeking ahead to 2020 draft

Peeking ahead to 2020 draft … Over the past several days we have had several correspondents point out that we one trade on our list of future traded picks was incorrect. And as usual with these types of things are readers were in fact correct. We originally reported that the Bears will get a 2020 4th rounder from… Read More »

Crazy, as in loon or fox: Reviewing the Giants 2019 Draft

Not surprisingly, we have had any number of calls and emails from Giants fans wondering what was our take on last week’s draft, in particular, of course, the selection of former Duke QB Daniel Jones with the 6th pick overall. And rather than try and write the same thing over and over in response to individual queries, we… Read More »

2020 draft projection

Preliminary (very) 2020 mock posted … For the record, there are just over 364 days until the 2020 draft. Hang in there guys. To help while away he time, here is the very first GBN opening round projection for next year’s draft. And please no ‘what the heck are you guys smoking? the Buckaroos will never take a… Read More »

That’s awrap

That’s a wrap … The 2019 draft came to a glorious conclusion at 6:35 PM ET this evening when Arizona made UCLA TE Caleb Wilson the 254th and final pick of this year’s draft. In the process Wilson becomes ‘Mr Irrelevant’. While the draft is officially over there won’t be much rest for weary NFL personnel people as… Read More »

Cardinals back on the clock

Cardinals back on the clock … The first round of the 2019 draft is in the books but there won’t be a lot of sleep this evening for NFL personnel people as most teams will be resetting their boards and getting ready for the second day which gets underway at 7 PM ET Friday evening with a ton… Read More »

The first Safety comes off the board with the Green Bay Packers trading up for Darnell Savage – Maryland. Savage leapfrogged Johnathan Abram – Mississippi State and Nasir Adderley – Delaware in many teams minds with his workouts and high upside potential.

Updated 2019 GBN Big Board

Gerald Willis                        DT            6-2, 302                 4.95              Miami                                SR Emanuel Hall                       WR           6-2, 200                  4.40             Missouri                              SR Te’von Coney                      ILB            6-1, 235                    4.72              Notre Dame                       SR Tre Lamar                             ILB           6-3, 253                   4.95             Clemson                             JR Terrill Hanks                      OLB            6-2, 242                   4.98             New Mexico State            SR TJ Edwards                         ILB             6-1, 230                   4.80             Wisconsin                          SR Porter Gustin                       OLB           6-5, 255                   4.69             Southern… Read More »

Giants draft preview

As noted in the lede, I really have no idea who the Giants will take with their opening round picks at Thursday’s draft. Indeed, its not entirely clear even what are their prime objectives.  For one, I still haven’t totally ruled out the possibility that the Giants’ primary target this week is QB Dwayne Haskins. The Giants, of… Read More »

Late Monday draft buzz

Intrigue at top of board highlights late Monday draft buzz … No word as of late this evening whether the powers that be in Arizona – to be exact G.M. Steve Keim, head coach Kliff Kingsbury and owner Michael Bidwill — held there penultimate draft meeting today to make a final decision on what to do with the… Read More »

GBN Big Board posted

GBN Big Board posted … With the draft barely four days away, the GBN Big Board ranking over 330 of the top prospects for the 2019 draft has been posted here.

One top DT up; others down as draft approaches

One top DT up; others down as draft approaches … As we have lamented over the past few weeks, this draft has been characterized by an almost amazing lack of buzz. Like almost none. However, with just days to go until the actual draft gets underway, there are some rumblings about some late movement (or movement which people… Read More »

Sunday morning draft buzz

One top DT up; others down as draft approaches … As we have lamented over the past few weeks, this draft has been characterized by an almost amazing lack of buzz. Like almost none. However, with just days to go until the actual draft gets underway, there are some rumblings about some late movement (or movement which people… Read More »

2019 GBN Big Board

Quinnen Williams      DT              6-3, 303                  4.83               Alabama                               RSO Nick Bosa                     DE              6-4, 266                  4.79               Ohio State                             JR Josh Allen              … Read More »

Short-list projection

Short-list projection … Long-time GBN readers will know that we aren’t always all that keen on mock drafts. They are fun to do and, used properly, can provide a little bit of useful information. The one thing that no mock, no matter how thoughtfully done, is going to tell folks is which particular player a particular team is… Read More »

No news is no news

No news is well no news … Arguably, the prime determinant of how the early going at the 2019 draft evolves will be whether any teams trade up into the top 5 to select a QB. Of course, its pretty much a given that Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray is going first overall to either Arizona or someone like Oakland… Read More »

OU QB Murray heads lists of 24 heading to draft

OU QB Murray heads lists of 24 heading to draft … The NFL has released a list of 23 players that will be in Nashville for this year’s draft. Not surprisingly, the list is led by Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray, the consensus favorite to be the first player selected on April 25th. Murray will be one of three… Read More »

To QB or not to QB

To QB or not to QB … To repeat a post from earlier in the week, with barely two and a half weeks to go until the actual 2019 draft gets underway, there really isn’t much buzz out there at all. The one thing that one kind of hears is that its possible that QBs Drew Lock of… Read More »

Three weeks to go!! Still not much buzz

Could curious moves by Cards and Raiders indicate top pick in play … There’s not a whole lot of buzz surrounding the 2019 draft with just three weeks to go until the first picks start coming off the board. However, there are some conflicting signals that something might be brewing between Arizona and Oakland regarding the 1st and… Read More »