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2020 prospects post

Top prospects for 2020 … One of the continuing story lines of the 2019 draft process is whether any of this year’s QB-needy teams are in fact looking ahead to the 2020 draft to address that situation, in what is being touted as a QB-rich year. There have been rumors, for example, that that is the plan in… Read More »

Preliminary List of Top 50 Prospects for 2020

Compiled by LARRY PARKER – GBN Investigative College Football Draft Analyst   1- Tua Tagovailoa – JR – QB – Alabama   2- Jake Fromm – JR – QB – Georgia    3- Jerry Jeudy – JR – WR – Alabama   4- Jacob Eason – JR – QB – Washington   5- Trevon Diggs – JR – CB… Read More »

What next for Giants??

Not surprisingly, we’ve had a number of emails and the like over the past several days from – sometimes apoplectic – Giants fans wondering what’s next for the franchise after this week’s shocking blockbuster trade in which star WR Odell Beckham was sent to Cleveland for the 17th pick overall, SS Jabrill Peppers as well as a late… Read More »

Disappointing day at Clemson pro day

Disappointing day at Clemson pro day … There was a full contingent of NFL personnel execs at today’s pro day at national champion Clemson including G.M.s Marty Hurney of Carolina, Pittsburgh’s Kevin Colbert and Todd Bowles of Tampa Bay as well as head coaches Mike Tomlin of Pittsburgh, Tennessee’s Mike Vrabel and Zac Taylor of Cincinnati. Unfortunately, they… Read More »

Murray soap opera continues to dominate draft talk

Murray soap opera continues to dominate draft talk … With exactly 50 days to go until the start of 2019 draft, most of the buzz out there is focuses on Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray and what Arizona will do with the #1 pick. And Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury didn’t offer much clarity week when he was quoted… Read More »

Okay time for Iowa’s TJ Hockenson of 4.71. There are people around the league talking about him as a possible top 15 guy and may have been looking for something closer to 4.6.

2019 Combine: Offensive line workout review

It was an up and down day for the offensive linemen at their on-field physical testing and positional drills workout at the scouting combine in Indianapolis on Friday. For starters, here is a quick rundown on how the players considered to be the top OL OT prospects fared this week. Jonah Williams, Alabama: Williams ultimately checked off all… Read More »

2019 Combine: Defensive line weigh-in review

Full defensive line weigh-in numbers courtesy of Steelers Depot. Edge rushers: Round II will come Sunday when the defensive linemen duke it out on the field during their physical testing and positional drills, but the battle of the shorts between potential top ten SEC edge rushers Josh Allen of Kentucky and Mississippi State’s Montez Sweat during Friday morning’s… Read More »

Second group of OL in the starting blocks for their 40s with Alabama OT Jonah Williams the final guy on the list. And the time to beat for the 2nd group is Andre Dillard’s now-official time of 4.96 with a 1.69 split.

big uglies underwhelm in weight room

Big uglies underwhelm in weight room … It was kind of a disappointing day for many of the top offensive line prospects when they did the bench press earlier today. One would kind of like to see the top OT prospects manage something in the 27-28 reps range in the bench press, however, the numbers today for the… Read More »

2019 Combine: WR weigh-in preview

Another day; more boxes checked off. Sounds like a bit of a broken record, but through the first two days of the combine there really haven’t been many shocks or surprises during the weigh-in/measurement sessions. And that was pretty much the case again today when the receivers’ measurables were tested. If one thing did stand out it was… Read More »

2019 Combine Review: QB Weigh-in and Measurement

As noted earlier today, the big story out of this morning’s measurement session for the QBs was that Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray was able to check off most of the important boxes. Projected to be barely 5-9, Murray came in at a tad over 5-10, about the same height as Seattle’s Russell Wilson; he also weighed in at 207… Read More »

2019 Combine: OL Weigh-in Review

The big uglies went through their weigh-in and measurement session earlier today at the scouting combine in Indianapolis and courtesy of the Steelers Depot here are the basic numbers for this year’s offensive line class. In fact, there weren’t a whole lot of surprises in the measurables for the offensive linemen, although NFL personnel people may been a… Read More »

Pigskin posts top 250; mocks

Pigskin posts pre-combine top 250, mock … The scouting combine doesn’t really get into high gear until tomorrow when the offensive linemen and RBs get weighed and measured. To help wile away the hours, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has posted his pre-combine ranking of the top prospects for the 2019 draft as well as his first… Read More »

Combine preview post

Welcome to Indianapolis … Draft hopefuls begin arriving in Indianapolis on Tuesday for the start of the NFL’s annual scouting combine in what is arguably the most important week of the pre-draft testing period. A total of 338 college prospects will be poked and prodded, as well as tested both mentally and physically as they go through what… Read More »

Combine Preview

Welcome to Indianapolis … Draft hopefuls begin arriving in Indianapolis on Tuesday for the start of the NFL’s annual scouting combine in what is arguably the most important single week on the pre-draft schedule. Over the next 7 days a total of 338 of the top college prospects will be poked and prodded, as well as tested both… Read More »

Path to the draft thru Indy post

Path to the draft runs thru Indy … The NFL’s annual scouting combine gets underway in Indianapolis later this week with over 330 of the top prospects for the 2019 draft set to be poked, prodded and tested. And while the importance of the combine sometimes gets overstated, no question it is one of the key elements of… Read More »

2019 Scouting Combine by the Numbers

The NFL’s annual scouting combine gets underway in Indianapolis later this week with over 330 of the top prospects for the 2019 draft set to be poked, prodded and tested. And while the importance of the combine sometimes gets overstated, no question it is one of the key elements of the entire pre-draft process. For starters, just who… Read More »

Rich get richer draft

Draft order set; Patriots with most picks … Now that the NFL has announced the assignment of 32 compensatory picks for the 2019 draft, the full selection order is also now available for the full seven rounds. And in one of those the rich get richer scenarios, the team currently with the most picks this year is the… Read More »

Combine notes: ban gets less banny

Combine notes: ban gets less banny; Haskins to throw … The NFL has reportedly further tweaked its decision to bar Mississippi State DT Jeffrey Simmons, Louisiana Tech DE Jaylon Ferguson and Colorado State WR Preston Williams from participating in next week’s scouting combine in Indianapolis because of off-field incidents involving violence in their past.  After originally indicating that… Read More »

To QB or Not to QB; Part 37

When we posted that article earlier this month about our hesitation to update our mock draft, the main reason as noted was that we just had no idea how the QB situation was going to play out on April 25th. And while there’s still a lot of sorting out to be done before we know for sure, one… Read More »

Murray commits to football

It IS on! OU QB Murray commits to football … Just four days before he was scheduled to report to the Oakland A’s spring training facility, Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray has tweeted earlier today that he is in fact committed to playing football going forward and will heading to this month’s scouting combine in Indianapolis rather than the… Read More »

QB Gubrud wins appeal; gets 6th year at WSU

QB Gubrud wins appeal; gets 6th year at WSU … Washington State got an early Valentine’s Day gift from the NCAA when the otherwise grinch-like organizations confirmed that former Eastern Washington QB Gage Gubrud had won his appeal and will be granted a medical redshirt year that will make him eligible to play for the Cougars next fall… Read More »

Reading the QB tea leaves

Reading the QB tea leaves … Given that QBs generally make up an inordinate share of players selected early in the draft, 2019 should be interesting in that a) each of the teams holding top 5 draft picks this year all appear to be relatively well set at the position everything else being equal; while b) there are… Read More »

Key dates post

Key NFL dates, deadlines looming … As noted in the piece on Philadelphia QB Nick Foles earlier today, the Eagles are now expected to place a franchise tag on him now that he has voided his contract option. The Eagles, though, can’t actually apply the franchise tag to Foles for another couple of weeks or as teams can… Read More »