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SEC cancels second game this week

SEC cancels second game this week … The SEC has formally postponed Saturday’s game between #10 Florida and defending national champion LSU after the Gators had 19 players test positive for COVID-19. The game has been tentatively rescheduled for December 12th, the league’s built-in bye week before its title game. It’s the second the SEC game has bumped… Read More »

Star SU S Cisco, SMU WR Roberson both done for year

Star SU S Cisco, SMU WR Roberson both done for year … A couple of top prospects for the 2021 draft have been ruled out for the rest of the year with knee injuries suffered earlier this month. Syracuse, for example, that SS Andre Cisco, one of the top 2-3 safety prospects this year, will miss the rest… Read More »

Top three picks unchanged; #2 Falcs clean house

Top three picks unchanged; #2 Falcs clean house … The three teams that came into the week sitting on the top 3 picks at the 2021 draft were it held this week all lost earlier today meaning there won’t be any change at the top of this year’s selection order, at least for this week. For the third… Read More »

Pats-Broncos postponed again

Pats-Broncos postponed again … The pandemic continues to mess with the NFL schedule with tomorrow evening’s rescheduled game between Denver and New England having been postponed once again in the wake of another Patriots positive COVID-19 test. So far, there has been no announcement of when that game will be rescheduled, but there are reports that it could… Read More »

Some thoughts on the Barkley pick

Over the past few weeks we’ve received a bunch of emails from Giants fans asking if we think the season-ending knee injury suffered by Saquon Barkley is the final proof that taking him with the 2nd pick overall in 2018 was a big mistake. To paraphrase the apparent thinking ‘sure Saquon was the best player available, but taking… Read More »

Giants Survival Guide

Hello. My name is Grumpy. I am a Giants’ fan and I survived the seventies! With the Giants struggling out of the gate once again, I have received a ton of emails from fans literally pleading with me to tell them this ain’t the 1970s all over again. Sorry, but it is what it is! The NFL is… Read More »

QB Lance opts out; WR Ross cleared to lift and other college draft notes

QB Lance opts out; WR Ross cleared to lift and other college draft notes … After playing in his team’s only game this fall, rising North Dakota State QB Trey Lance has confirmed that he has opted out of the rest of any 2020 season that the Bison plays this year and instead will be entering the upcoming… Read More »

We’re #1

We’re #1 … Its still a little early to be posting the updated, weekly selection order for the 2021, but if the draft were held this week, the NY Giants would have the first pick overall. The Giants are one of four still winless teams, but have the weakest strength of schedule of the four, dropping below that… Read More »

Broncos get first win; Jets still struggling

Broncos get first win; Jets still struggling … The long season for the New York Jets got a little longer this evening as they lost at home to the previously winless Denver Broncos 37-28. Oh, did we mention that the Broncos were starting a former undrafted QB making his first career start at the position.  The win drops… Read More »

Happy 10th to #14

Happy 10th to #14 … Big day in the family today and second grandson Austin turns the big 1-0!. Happy Birthday bud despite the pandemic. And when it’s all done we are going to celebrate in style playing a little mini-putt, going to a movie and then having pizza at a Boston Pizza!!

Duck DE top college player not eligible for 2021 draft

Duck DE top college player not eligible for 2021 draft … As he does every year at this time, GBN Chief Scout Larry Parker has put together a list of the top redshirt freshmen and true sophomores in college football not eligible for the 2021 draft. Heading the list this year is rising Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, followed… Read More »

Conference championship previews hilite weekly schedule

Conference championship previews hilite weekly schedule … Could be a couple of real treats on this week’s NFL schedule with a couple of games that could literally be previews of this year’s conference championship games. Indeed, one would get pretty good odds that this year’s conference title games will be Green Bay versus New Orleans in the NFC… Read More »

Multiple players opting back in

Multiple players opting back in … No big surprise here, but with the Big Ten and PAC-12 apparently back for some football this fall, a number of players who had opted out of playing have changed their minds and will play. That includes a number of prominent Big Ten prospects including star CB Shaun Wade and OG Wyatt… Read More »

Still waiting word on fate of B1Gl OSU CB latest to opt out

Still waiting word on fate of B1G, OSU CB latest to opt out … There is still no official word this morning as to whether the Big Ten football season will in fact be moved back into the late fall. Conference presidents met yesterday to discuss the possibility of starting up their season as early as mid-October, but… Read More »

Initial GBN Big Board posted

Initial Big Board posted … As part of our pre-season preview with the NFL’s regular schedule set to kick-off Thursday evening, here’s the initial GBN Big Board ranking of the top 100 prospects for the 2021 draft. Of course, a lot is likely to change between now and April, especially given the rather chaotic circumstances college football finds… Read More »

Fearless Forecast posted

GBN Fearless Forecast posted … Its that time of the year again. With the NFL actually set to kick off the regular schedule this weekend, here are our annual predictions and picks for the upcoming season. Here

2020 Rook class survives Turk

Draft class survives Turk … One of the fears entering the 2020 season was the fact that because of training camp limitations it might be harder for late round picks this past April to earn a roster spot. Turns out those concerns may have been overstated as there was in fact very little difference in the number of… Read More »

UCF CB opts out; Duke loses C to knee

UCF CB opts out; Duke loses C to knee … Central Florida senior CB Tay Gowan is one of ten Knights to announce that they have opted out of the upcoming season. Gowan, who indicated that he was opting out because of concerns about his daughter who has health issues, will begin preparing for the 2021 draft where… Read More »

QB Newman opts out

UGA QB Newman latest to opt out … Georgia QB Jamie Newman, a graduate transfer from Wake Forest who was projected to be the Bulldogs’ starter this season, has announced that he has decided to opt out of the season and instead will begin preparing for the 2021 draft where he is projected to be one of the… Read More »

Two more college OL opt out

Two more college OL opt out … A couple more offensive line prospects have indicated that they will not play this fall. For example, Miami of Ohio senior OT Tommy Doyle, a potential second day pick this coming April, has announced that he’ll be foregoing his final season of eligibility and enter the upcoming draft. Meanwhile, Mississippi senior… Read More »

FCS champs with star QB Lance and OT Radunz to play one game

FCS champs with star QB Lance and OT Radunz to play one game … Interesting storyline out of North Dakota State where the 14-time FCS champions have announced they will in fact play one game this fall when they host Central Arkansas on October 3rd. The Bison play in the Missouri Valley Conference which pushed its football season… Read More »

Pitt DT Twyman opts out

Pitt DT Twyman opts out … Speaking of players opting out, Pittsburgh junior DT Jaylen Twyman has become the latest underclassmen to indicate they will be sitting out the upcoming college football season to concentrate on preparing for the 2021 draft. The 6-2, 290-pound Twyman, who is considered to be a late first or early second round candidate… Read More »

Fall college football teetering

Fall college football teetering … It was just a few hours ago that the college football season was moving along with the announcement from star QBs Trevor Lawrence of Clemson and Ohio State’s Justin Fields that they were both committed to the upcoming campaign. The word around college football was that the game could go on even if… Read More »

DE Rousseau, LB Parsons, WER Moore opt out of 2020 season

DE Rousseau, LB Parsons, WR Moore opt out of 2020 season … One of the concerns expressed by many college football observers this summer was that if it started to look like the upcoming season was going to be sort of half-assed because of the coronavirus, then multiple top stars would simply opt out of playing and head… Read More »

Cavs sign FCS AA RB

Cavs sign FCS AA RB … Virginia has confirmed that former Towson RB Shane Simpson has transferred to the program and will be eligible for the 2020 season as a grad transfer. It will actually be a 6th season for Simpson who missed most of the 2019 campaign with a knee injury. The 5-10, 195-pound Simpson, though, was… Read More »