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Clock ticking for underclassmen

Clock ticking for underclassmen … Underclassmen wishing to enter the 2023 draft have until the end of  business Monday afternoon to file paperwork  with the NFL in order to be eligible to selected this spring. So far, by our unofficial count, 78 redshirt sophomores and 3rd and 4th year juniors have indicated that they will be entering the… Read More »

PIGSKIN’s 2022 NFL All-Rookie Team

Just a bit of detailed info regarding this list. What started out to be a 22-25 team of players soon ballooned to that which you see below. I soon found that to be an impossible task, due primarily to the fact that this may have been one of the deepest, most talented Rookie classes in many a moon.… Read More »

Two Dawgs enter draft

Third Dawg enter draft … Updating that story from earlier today in  which CB Kelee Ringo and TE Darnell Washington, a pair of highly rated Georgia 3rd year underclassmen, announced today that they will be entering this year’s draft. They have been joined by a 3rd Bulldog to declare for the draft as star LT Broderick Jones as… Read More »

Pigskin’s NFL MOCK Post Season Edition

Time for an update of my recent MOCK, this version covering Picks 19-27. We are now thru 2 weeks of post-season games and headed for AFC/NFC Championship games this coming weekend.  So that should mean 10 more Picks to get to. But No, because the Dolphins lost their first round pick because of tampering by Owner Stephen Ross.… Read More »

Colts to look at QBs; Cards and Lions not so much

Colts to look at QBs; Cards and Lions not so much … Almost right on cue after Chicago G.M. Ryan Poles was quoted during the team’s season wrap-up presser as saying that the Bears could look to try and trade the #1 pick at the 2023 draft if another team came calling, Indianapolis G.M. Chris Ballard was quoted… Read More »

Bears G.M. doesn’t rule out taking QB with top pick

Bears G.M. doesn’t rule out taking QB with top pick … Some interesting comments by Chicago G.M. Ryan Poles, whose Bears have the first pick at the draft for the first time since 1947, at his end-of-season presser today. Poles said he fully ‘expects’ Justin Fields to be the Bears’ starting QB next fall, but he didn’t totally… Read More »

Michigan gets star RB back; lose TE; Utah QB staying

Michigan gets star RB back; lose TE … It was sort of a win one, lose one situation for Michigan as star RB Blake Corum has announced that he will be returning to the program next fall, whereas rising TE Luke Schoonmaker has confirmed that he will be entering the draft despite having another year of eligibility available.… Read More »

Texans fire coach Smith

Texans fire coach Smith … The day after the end of the NFL season is often referred to as Black Monday as just about every year several coaches get fired. And the first domino to fall was Lovie Smth who was fired by Houston after a 3-13-1 season. One of their wins, though, came yesterday when the Texans… Read More »

Selection order updated

Selection order updated … With the 2023 regular season now in the books, the first 18 picks in the first round selection order have been finalized at least unofficially and of course barring future trades. The remaining picks – 19 thru 32 – will be determined by playoff results.

Who to watch in CFP National Championship game

#3 TEXAS CHRISTIAN (13-1) vs #1 GEORGIA (14-0); 7:30PM ET; Monday; January 9; ESPN … This year’s national title game has all the feel of a David v Goliath situation with defending national champion Georgia facing upstart TCU. Certainly heading into the game, the key question is whether TCU can hang with the very talented Georgia team that… Read More »

Top pick comes down to final weekend

Top pick comes down to final weekend … Which team gets the #1 pick overall at the 2023 draft will come to the final weekend of the schedule. Houston will get the top pick with either a loss at Indianapolis or a win by Chicago which is hosting Minnesota. Both games are earky Sunday afternoon games. And while… Read More »

Couple of transfers of note

Couple of transfers of note … A couple of college transfers of note that have been announced in the past few days. Former Virginia QB Brennan Armstrong, for example, has confirmed that he is staying in the ACC next year, but at North Carolina State where he will replace Devin Leary who moved onto Kentucky to replace Will… Read More »

Bronco get OK to talk with ex-Saints coach Peyton

Bronco get OK to talk with ex-Saints coach Payton … Interesting situation developing in Denver where the Broncos have received permission from New Orleans to interview former Saints head coach Sean Payton for the their vacant head coaching job. Payton had stepped down as Saints coach last January after a 15-year run in New Orleans. Because New Orleans… Read More »

Giants Report: Pre-playoff thoughts

With apologies to Charles Dickens, it really was ‘the best of time, the worst of times …’ On Sunday, the Giants routed Indianapolis 38-10 to clinch their first playoff berth in 6 years and just the 2nd in the past 11 seasons. Then we all sat down to enjoy what should have been an epic AFC match-up between… Read More »

Really good news on Hamlin health

Really good news on Hamlin health … It is the kin of news that everyone has been hoping to hear regarding the health status of Buffalo S Damar Hamlin who was taken off the field during Monday night’s Bills-Bengals game after suffering cardiac arrest. This morning the Bills released a statement which indicated that Hamlin had made ‘remarkable… Read More »

COLLEGE to PRO FOOTBALL Q&A With PIGSKIN

As we head for the end of the NFL regular season, and into heavy duty NFL DRAFT preparation I get e-mails, texts and questions sent to the GBN website, which COLIN kindly passes on to me. So before the mail-pile gets too big I have puled out the most pertinent given the timing, and those that I actually… Read More »

Bill-Bengals will not play this week

Bill-Bengals will not play this week … The NFL has just announced that last night’s Buffalo-Cincinnati game that was suspended because of the health situation of Bills’ S Damar Hamlin will not be resumed this week. In fact, the league said that no decision has be made whether the game will actually ever be resumed. For now, the… Read More »

No new updates

No new Hamlin updates … As of 9 AM this morning, there are no new updates on the condition of Buffalo S Damar Hamlin, whose heart went into cardiac arrest after making a tackle during last night’s Bills-Bengals game. Hamlin is reportedly sedated and resting comfortably in a Cincinnati hospital, but is still listed in critical condition. There… Read More »

More bowls; more opt outs

More bowls; more opt outs … You know that the non-playoff bowls are in trouble when players start opting out of the Rose Bowl, one of four bowls to be played on Monday. Utah QB Cam Rising, will play when the Utes meet Penn State at 5 PM ET on ABC. Actually so will Sean Clifford the veteran… Read More »

Pigskin’s 2023 New Year’s TOP 25 Draft Prospects

Everything begins anew when we turn calendars to the next year, which then becomes this year. So for many of us it seems best to start fresh with as many things as possible. Therefore, I will now present to you my latest update of players for the Top 25 of 2023 Draft Prospects. I have weeded out those… Read More »

Pigskin’s almost New Year’s Eve thoughts

Pigskin’s almost New Year’s Eve thoughts … With the year rapidly coming to a close, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has some thoughts on the passing football scene here.

Three added to Senior Bowl roster

Trio added to Senior Bowl roster … Over the past couple of days the Senior Bowl has announced that three more players have committed to this year’s game including Alabama safety Jordan Battle, the 9th Tide prospect to agree to play in Mobile this year. The other two are Mississippi DE Tavius Robinson of Mississippi and Bowling Green… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Year-End Edition 2022

This coming NFL off-season is already building momentum to be a carousel of action with personnel changes from front offices to team rosters, mainly because there is a lot of significant “stuff “that is going on, but none more intriguing than some QB shuffling in the making. So let’s ride! This makes me think about the deep dive… Read More »

Bonus bowl coverage

Bonus bowl coverage … Folks can warm-up for tomorrow’s CFP semi-finals with 5 non-playoff bowls today. Unfortunately though, as we have been noting, most of the top players in today’s games won’t be playing. Tennessee, for example, will be without star QB Hendon Hooker (injury) and WRs Cedric Tillman and Jalin Hyatt (both opt-outs) when the #6 Vols… Read More »

Who to watch in CFP semi-finals

#2 MICHIGAN (13-0) vs #3 TEXAS CHRISTIAN (12-1); FIESTA BOWL; 4 PM ET; ESPN … While its no big surprise that its Georgia and Ohio State in one of this year’s national semi-finals, not many people likely had Michigan versus TCU in the other, although it will in fact be the second year in a row for the… Read More »