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Panthers win, lose versus Texans

Panthers win, lose versus Texans … Carolina has confirmed this morning that CB Jaycee Horn, whom the Panthers chose with the 8th pick overall in the first round of the 2021 draft, will miss much of the rest of the season after breaking a foot in last night’s win over Houston. Horn is expected to be out 2-3… Read More »

Who to watch in college football: September 25th

#7 TEXAS A&M (3-0) at #16 ARKANSAS (3-0); 3:30 PM ET; CBS … One might be tempted to ask what if they scheduled a big SEC game and a couple of old Southwest Conference teams showed. Of course, the Aggies and Hogs were both once rock-solid members of the original SWC, but both ultimately migrated to the SEC… Read More »

Is QB board shifting

Shifting QB draft sands?? … Granted, we are just three games into the current college season and there is a lot of football yet to be played, but there is a bit of a buzz around the NFL that more than one team, including several with early picks, are starting to rethink the top of their QB position… Read More »

QB Fields QB gets first srat as QB landscape shifts

Bears’ Fields gets first start as NFL QB landscape shifts … There will be some major changes in the NFL’s QB landscape this coming week. For starters, former Ohio State star Justin Fields, the 11th player selected at the 2021 draft, will get his first career start when Chicago plays at Cleveland in an early game on Sunday.… Read More »

QB Brewer bolts Utes; Canes’ King dinged again

QB Brewer bolts Utes; Canes’ King dinged again … In something of a surprise, Utah QB Charlie Brewer, who started all three games for the Utes this fall, abruptly left the team after he was pulled from last weekend’s upset loss to San Diego State and then demoted. Brewer, of course, was a productive 4-year starter at Baylor… Read More »

Mahomes-Jackson matchup hilites Sunday NFL sched

Mahomes/Jackson matchup hilites Sunday NFL sched … Its game day in the NFL and folks around the league can’t wait for tonight’s featured matchup when Kansas City plays at Baltimore with the KO set for 8:20 PM ET on NBC. This is one of those games that could very well be a preview of the AFC championship game… Read More »

BC QB done for year

BC QB likely done for year … Boston College QB Phil Jurkovec could miss the rest of the season with a right wrist injury suffered last Saturday against UMass. Jurkovec underwent surgery Monday. Jurkovec had generally been considered to be an early third day type prospect if he came out early this year, but would now appear likely… Read More »

Weekly Prospects Preview: September 18

#1 ALABAMA at #11 FLORIDA; 3:30 PM ET, CBS … The SEC schedule gets off with a bang with defending national champion Alabama travelling to Florida to take on the 11th ranked Gators. Alabama did take some hits this year after 6 former Tide players were selected within the first 24 picks at the 2021 draft, including QB… Read More »

College football injury update

College football injury update … Alabama, which lost starting ILB Chris Allen for the year with a fractured foot during the Tide’s season opening win Miami, got another injury scare this past weekend when rising OLB Will Anderson, the team’s best pass rusher, was forced to leave the team’s win over FCS Mercer this past Saturday after taking… Read More »

That turned around fast; OSU LB granted immediate eligibility

That turned around fast; OSU LB granted immediate eligibility … On Thursday, Ohio State rather gloomily announced that the NCAA had turned down former USC LB Palaie Gaoteote’s petition for immediate eligibility. Then earlier today, they walked that back a bit saying that in fact no final decision had been reached. And earlier this evening, the NCAA confirmed… Read More »

Big XII back to even dozen with addition of 4 schools

Big XII back to even dozen with addition of 4 schools … The Big XII actually hasn’t had 12 teams for years and the conference’s very existence, at least as a Power-5 entity, was very much in doubt after the league’s two power programs – Texas and Oklahoma – announced earlier this summer that they would be moving… Read More »

Who watch in college football this weekend

Who to watch in college football this weekend … Last weekend’s terrific slate of games, which more than one analyst called the best opening week schedule in college football ever, more than lived up to the billing. And it should be more of the same this coming weekend with several outstanding inter-sectional match-ups including Oregon at #3 Ohio… Read More »

Prospects preview: Who to watch in college football this weekend.

#12 OREGON at #3 OHIO STATE; Noon ET; FOX … The question around the NFL scouting community this day is ‘will he?, or won’t he?’ The HE is Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeaux (#5, 6-5, 260), arguably the top-rated prospect overall for the 2022 draft. And the ‘will he’ is whether he’ll be able to play in Saturday’s key… Read More »

Saints complete Roby deal; Texans get two picks

Saints complete Roby deal; Texans get two picks … New Orleans finally completed that trade with Houston for veteran CB Bradley Roby. In exchange, the Saints will send Houston a 3rd rounder in 2022 and a conditional 6th-rounder in 2023. To facilitate the trade, the Texans converted almost $8M of Roby’s base salary into a signing bonus leaving… Read More »

Are you ready for some football, part deux!

Are you ready for some football, part deux! … The 2021 NFL regular season kicks off later this evening with defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay hosting Dallas at 8:20 PM ET on NBC. And with the season about to kick-off, we offer our league-wide predictions in our annual fearless NFL forecast. We have also posted our annual… Read More »

Top prospect day-to-day … Oregon star DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, currently the consensus top prospect overall for the 2022 draft who was injured in the Ducks’ season opening win over Fresno State last weekend, is being listed as ‘day-to-day’ for this weekend’s huge intersectional showdown with #4 Ohio State in Columbus. Thibodeaux reportedly sprained an ankle early in the… Read More »

Cutdown day tough on undrafted rookies

Cut-down day tough on undrafted rookies … One of the concerns around the NFL this odd off-season was that because of the limited training camps, it was going to be relatively difficult for later round draft picks, as well as undrafted signees, to make a final roster. Turns out that that was not the case for this year’s… Read More »

Once again draft class pretty much survives the Turk

Once again draft class pretty much survives the Turk … One of the fears associated with last season’s odd college football season in which some teams played radically shortened schedules, while others, including just about everybody outside the FBS ranks, didn’t play at all, is that pro teams just wouldn’t be able to get the best reads on… Read More »

Turk is on the prowl

The Turk is on the prowl … It is cutdown day in the NFL as all teams must be down to the 53-man roster limit by 4 PM ET later today.  As usual, we’ll be tracking all of today’s transactions as best we can with, of course, a special focus on players selected at the 2021 draft. Note,… Read More »

Giants get conditional 7th from Panthers for PK

Giants get conditional 7th from Panthers for PK … As expected, the NY Giants have found a trade partner for PK Ryan Santoso. He is off to Carolina in a conditional deal in which the Giants will get a 7th round pick in 2022 if Santoso is on the Panthers’ roster this fall for at least two games.… Read More »

Bears name Dalton starter; other teams waiting

Updated: Bears name Dalton starter … Update: Two more QB dominos fell earlier today as both Jacksonville and Denver announced their starting QBs for the first week of the NFL regular season. To absolutely no one’s surprise, Jacksonville will give the ball to Trevor Lawrence, the first player selected at the 2021 draft; Lawrence had been dueling with… Read More »

Some thoughts on how we got here and where we’re going …

Things have finally started to pick up again in the NFL with training camps now nicely underway and the first full weekend of pre-season games set to kick-off literally within hours. And I’m probably I am not doing much more than preaching to the choir when I suggest that 2021 is going to be a huge year for… Read More »

Watch list posted

Watch list posted … With the start of the college football season just around the corner, we have posted our annual watch list of players we’ll be grading for the 2022 draft, which is now just over 260 days away.

CFL set to get uderway

Are you ready for some football?? Part deux … Just a few minutes after the NFL pre-season gets underway in Canton on Thursday evening, the delayed Canadian Football League regular season will kick-off with a full slate of games on the weekend. Hamilton will open the season in Winnipeg tomorrow night at 8:30 PM ET in a replay… Read More »

Are you ready for some football?? Part 1

Are you ready for some football?? Part 1 … The shortened NFL pre-season schedule gets underway tomorrow with Dallas playing Pittsburgh in the annual Hall-of-Fame game in Canton. Kick-off is set for 8 PM ET Thursday evening with coverage on Fox. Of course, its unlikely many, if any of the two team’s top stars, including QBs Dak Prescott… Read More »