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Burrow to skip Senior Bowl

Burrow to skip Senior Bowl; Simmons rising … There are unconfirmed reports that LSU QB Joe Burrow will not be in mobile for next week’s Senior Bowl. Burrow had reportedly been considering playing in the Senior Bowl, especially with the coaching staff at Cincinnati, the team just about everyone expects to select him with the first pick overall… Read More »

Rumor that Dolphins targeting top pick

Rumor that Dolphins targeting top pick … With the 2020 draft now just 98 days away the thinking around the NFL has been that Cincinnati was pretty much locked in on LSU QB Joe Burrow for the #1 overall pick this year. However, there is a rumor making the rounds that Miami could make a serious offer to… Read More »

SHRINE WEEK 2019 Wednesday

The last day of padded action for this year’s game was conducted today. Thursday’s practices will likely look much like walk-throughs, with emphasis on Special Teams units. I won’t be there, but rather will work from home and come up with my All-Practice Team. But for now, let’s review some of Wednesday’s happenings and observations. As of this… Read More »

Five LSU Tigers enter draft; others too

Five LSU Tigers enter draft; others too … While the national championship celebrations continue in the bayou, 5 LSU underclassmen have announced that they will not be back to defend their title next fall, but rather will enter the 2020 draft. The five include FS Grant Delpit, WR Justin Jefferson, LBs Jacob Phillips and Patrick Queen, and C… Read More »

Another lawsuit against Penn State; prospects involved

Another lawsuit against Penn State; prospects involved … A former player at Penn State football and now at California has has filed a federal lawsuit that accuses the school and head coach James Franklin of ignoring reports of hazing within the program. According to the lawsuit, former Penn State DB Isaiah Humphries was the target of hazing conducted… Read More »

Clock ticking for underclassmen

Clock ticking for underclassmen … The deadline for underclassmen planning on entering the 2020 draft to apply to the NFL for early entry is rapidly approaching. Indeed, juniors and redshirt sophomores who want to enter the draft must file paperwork with the league by the end of business on Friday, the 17th. Note that we, along with several… Read More »

It will be Tigers v Tigers in CFP title game

It will be Tigers versus Tigers in CFP title game … It all comes down to this in college football as the LSU Tigers will face the defending national champion Clemson Tigers for the national title later this evening in New Orleans. Kick off is set for 8 PM ET on ESPN. And its not hard to figure… Read More »

hawaii QB; Baylor S enter draft

Hawaii QB; Baylor S enter draft … Hawaii junior QB Cole McDonald is one of two players to announce late yesterday that they have decided to forgo their final season of college eligibility and apply for the 2020 draft. The 6-4 McDonald was third nationally this past fall with over 4,100 passing yards as he completed 64% of… Read More »

Two more enter draft

Two more enter draft … A couple of more players have reportedly announced they will be entering the 2020 draft including Auburn P Arryn Siposs and Virginia Union RB Tabyus Taylor. Neither is likely to be drafted, although Siposs could conceivably get a free agent tryout after averaging 43.8 yards per punt this past season, although the former… Read More »

clock ticking on underclassmen

Clock ticking on underclassmen … Time is running out for college juniors and redshirt sophomores thinking of entering the 2020 draft, with the deadline for underclassmen to apply to the league for early entry into this year’s draft now less than two weeks. For the record, those applications have to be in to the NFL by the end… Read More »

One more Tide WR in draft; onenot

One more Tide WR in draft; one not … While Alabama junior QB Tua Tagovailoa got most of the headlines when he announced earlier today, a couple of his former favorite targets also made their own news. On the one hand, junior WR Henry Ruggs, one of the fastest players in college football who figures to be a… Read More »

Three more enter draft

Three more enter draft … Three more juniors have confirmed they will be entering the 2020 draft including Oklahoma ILB Kenneth Murray, Notre Dame TE Cole Kmet,  and Florida Atlantic CB James Pierre. Murray is the top-rated ILB on the GBN positional ranking and the 19th overall prospect on the GBN Big Board after he lead the Sooners… Read More »

OSU CB Okudah enters draft

OSU CB Okudah enters draft … No big surprise here as Ohio State junior CB Jeff Okudah has confirmed that he will be entering the 2020 draft where he is projected to be one of the first 5 players off the board.

Tide’s Saban says only one Bama player top 15 prospect

Tide’s Saban says only one Bama player top 15 prospect … Interesting story from this week’s Citrus Bowl where Alabama head coach Nick Saban said he has received draft grades from most NFL teams on the program’s draft-eligible underclassmen and that only junior QB Tua Tagovailoa received a grade higher than top 15 pick. In indicating that his… Read More »

OU WR Lamb; two others enter draft

OU WR Lamb, two others enter draft; two others stay … Big-play Oklahoma junior WR CeeDee Lamb, the Sooners’ best prospect for the upcoming draft, has confirmed that he will in fact be entering the 2020 draft where he is projected to be a top 5-10 prospect after catching 62 passes for over 1,300 yards and 14 scores… Read More »

Who to watch in the bowls: December 27th

Bowl sched heats up with CFP playoffs loomimg … Just a couple of more sleep before Saturday’s ‘real’ post-season begins with the two national CFP playoff games. However, there is a full slate of 5 games on tap on Friday with at least a couple with some interesting draft prospects. Unfortunately, folks may have to go deep into… Read More »

Weekly selection orderupdated

Weekly draft order update posted … With just one week to go in the regular season, the proverbial ‘if the draft were held this week’ selection order for the opening round of the 2020 draft has been updated with the results from this week’s games in the books.

Bowling for dollars; NOT; day two

Bowling for dollars, NOT; day two … For those not totally enamored with the three NFL games on Saturday, there is also a full half dozen bowl games on the schedule. Its hard to make the case, though, that any of Saturday’s bowl games are even close to falling in the ‘must-see’ category, although the Las Vegas Bowl… Read More »

Bowling for no dollars

Bowling for no dollars … The annual college football bowl fest kicks off on Friday with a couple of preliminary games between 7-5 teams that in reality nobody’s mother would even care which side won. Fortunately, though, there are several prospects for the 2020 draft worth a look in today’s games. That will be particularly the case Friday… Read More »

College football notes

Cardinal QB, WVU OG to transfer … In a bit of a surprise, Stanford junior QB K.J. Costello has entered college football’s transfer portal and will likely be playing elsewhere next fall. The 6-5, 225-pound Costello was actually expected to enter the 2020 draft after a breakout year in 2018, but played in just 5 games this past… Read More »

Cardinal OT Little to stay in school; two others enter draft

Cardinal OT Little to stay in school; two others enter draft … A couple more players announced earlier today that they would be entering the 2020 draft. However, that wasn’t the big draft news of the day. That came from the west coast where rising Stanford junior LT Walker Little announced that he will be returning to school… Read More »

Buckeyes’ LB Hilliard gets 6th year

Buckeyes’ LB Hilliard gets 6th year … It kind of slipped under the radar earlier this month, but Ohio State LB Justin Hilliard has confirmed that he has been granted a 6th year of eligibility by the NCAA. It wasn’t that Hilliard was injured, but in his 5 years in Columbus, he has had nothing but bad luck… Read More »

Pigskin posts latest top 15 college teams

Pigskin posts latest top 15 college teams … With just the conference championship games to go this weekend, and less than a week until we find out who the 4 CFP playoff teams are, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has posted the latest edition of his college football rankings.

Who to watch in conference championship games

#6 OKLAHOMA (11-1) at #7 BAYLOR (11-1); NOON ET; Arlington; ABC … Before they take the field early Saturday afternoon for the BIG XII conference final, both teams are likely to be glued to their TVs on Friday evening watching the PAC-12 title game. Bottom line is that if Oregon knocks off Utah, the winner of the BIG… Read More »

GBN Big Board tweaked

GBN Big Board tweaked … With the college football regular schedule now in the books, the GBN scout staff has tweaked the GBN Big Board ranking the top 100 prospects for the 2020 draft. A couple of noteworthy moves. First, LSU QB Joe Burrow is now the top-rated guy overall on the full GBN board ahead of a… Read More »