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That’s a wrap: day one

That’s a wrap … The opening round of the 2022 draft came to a close just a few minutes ago when the Minnesota Vikings selected former Georgia S Lewis Cine with the 32nd and last pick of the night that was acquired during the evening from Detroit, but which actually originally belonged to the Super Bowl champion LA… Read More »

Pigskin’s draft morning thoughts

Pigskin’s draft morning thoughts … With the clocking for tonight’s opening round of the 2022 draft, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has some late-breaking thoughts on what to expect tonight. And don’t forget to follow Pigskin on twitter over the course of the weekend!

IT IS DRAFT DAY!!!

IT IS DRAFT DAY!!! … Where is everybody??? Of course, the picks don’t actually start coming off the board until this evening, but we are finally here. For the uninitiated, the draft begins tonight at 8 PM ET in Las Vegas for the opening round. The second and third rounds will be held Friday evening beginning at 7… Read More »

Draftmas eve roundup

Draftmas Eve roundup … With just a little over 24 hours until the start of the 2022 draft, you have to wonder just a little bit what the heck is going on down in Carolina. Yesterday Panthers’ G.M. Scott Fitterer gave every indication that they are at least seriously considering taking a QB with the 6th pick overall… Read More »

Draft ad

Sports betting and the draft … Nobody is saying it out loud around the NFL, but it’s hard not to see how the draft wouldn’t be a ripe venue for sports bettors. So as sports purists we kind of hope that it doesn’t impact the way the draft is conducted. Certainly, there is little how doubt that betting… Read More »

Legal Sports Betting in 2022: How Sports Betting Has Contributed to the Growth of Major Sports in the USA

It’s no secret that sports betting is a big business. In fact, according to a study, the global gambling market was worth an estimated $231 billion in 2021. And while a good chunk of that money is wagered on horse racing and other traditional forms of gambling, an increasing amount of it is being put down on sports.… Read More »

Tuesday night roundup

Tuesday night roundup … The buzz around the the NFL the past week or so has been that Carolina would not be taking a QB with the 6th pick at this week’s draft, but rather were more likely to wait until after the draft to trade for a veteran like Baker Mayfield or Jimmy Garoppolo. However, at his… Read More »

Tuesday morning roundup

Tuesday morning roundup … Just two days and counting to go! Somebody said to us the other day that the draft must be kind of like Christmas or our birthday to us. I told him it turns out that it really is like my birthday because my birthday actually comes during the draft. (I won’t say when or… Read More »

Giants report

Sunday morning Giants thoughts … New Giants G.M. Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll have been making the pre-draft interview rounds as general managers and head coaches do. And they obviously trained with some masters as they haven’t said a whole lot in those interviews. However, the one thing that really did kind of jump out at… Read More »

Saturday draft buzz

Friday night roundup … With just 5 days to go until the start of the 2022 draft, it is still pretty darn quiet around the NFL. However, there are a few little tidbits along the way. For starters, buzz continues to grow that Jacksonville could actually prefer Georgia DE Travon Walker over Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson, the presumptive favorite… Read More »

One week to go

One week to go!!! … Indeed, we are almost thru what we affectionately call the ‘paraysis by analysis’ period of the draft process with the picks slated to start coming off the board one week today! Hang in there! And for the record, yesterday was the final day teams could bring in any of their 30 allowed for… Read More »

Red flags for rising UGA DT

Red flags for rising UGA DT … Walter Football is reporting that more than one team has taken rising Georgia DT Devonte Wyatt off their board as a result of character concerns stemming from several incidents of domestic violence. Wyatt was reportedly arrested for family violence in February of 2020 which led teams to find three other incidents… Read More »

Giants Report: 2022 Draft Preview

THE Giants draft preview … We took a break from posting the Giants Report this winter to try and figure out where we want to go with the whole concept – and for the record, we’re still working on it – but we’ve had a whole lot of thoughts about the Giants and the 2022 draft swirling about… Read More »

Sunday morning buzz: Ridder rising and other stuff

Sunday morning buzz: Ridder rising and other stuff … Hard to believe we are now just 18 days until the picks start coming off the board at the 2022 draft. Truth be told, though, it does seem to be rather quiet these days without a whole lot of buzz out there right now.  The one rumor that does… Read More »

Three weeks to go buzz

Three week to go buzz … Indeed, the actual draft will be well underway three weeks from now as we speak. Hang in there. It is something that I have not seen referenced by anybody else but it certainly gave me pause when Alabama OT Evan Neal opted not to run at the Tide’s pro day late last… Read More »

Guess who’s coming to dinner???

Guess who’s coming to dinner??? … With the 2022 draft now just over three weeks away, all 32 teams are pretty much sequestered in their respective war rooms making their final preps. Part of the process is having out-of-town prospects come in for on-site visits. Every team is permiited to bring in 30 such out-of-town visits for interviews… Read More »

Team needs updated

Team needs updated … Now that the first wave of free agency has pretty much run its course we have updated our team needs file. Hopefully, we also made it a little easier to follow. And while its an imperfect science, it appears that the two positions most in demand at this year’s draft could be WR and… Read More »

Wither Irish safety Hamilton

Wither Irish safety Hamilton … There is a lot of buzz around the NFL these days wondering exactly where Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton will be selected on April 28th. Hamilton, who was arguably the best defensive player in college football this past season until he injured a knee in the latter part of the campaign, was considered… Read More »

Thursday pro day updates

Thursday morning pro day updates … In the end, it does appear that Alabama OT Evan Neal opted not to run at the school’s pro day yesterday simply because he didn’t feel he had anything to prove. Certainly, he didn’t have much to gain unless he knew he was going to run somewhere in the 5-flat range or… Read More »

Tide pro day on tap

Tide pro day on tap … With the NFL’s annual meeting winding up tomorrow in South Florida it will be interesting to see how many of the league’s top execs skip out a little early and head over to Alabama to take in the Tide’s pro day on Wednesday. For those that do there will be stuff to… Read More »

Think levels not numbers

Think levels not numbers … We kind of got ourselves tied up in knots at times maybe overthinking which players should go where based on their numerical ranking when updating our 3-round projection over the weekend and we had to keep reminding ourselves that NFL teams themselves generally rank players in rows or levels with roughly equivalent draft… Read More »

Irish S Hamilton faster at pro day, but just!

Irish S Hamilton faster at pro day, but just! … For the record, Notre Same safety Kyle Hamilton clocked what the school described as an ‘official’ 4.56 40 at his pro day earlier today. That’s marginally quicker than his rather disappointing time of 4.59 at the combine, but probably not what Hamilton was hoping for which was likely… Read More »

Record turnout at Bearcats’ pro day

Record turnout at Bearcats’ pro day … There was what is believed to be a record turnout, at least for a non-Power 5 program, at the Cincinnati pro day today at which all 32 NFL teams were represented by as many as 95-100 team staffers. In fact, Atlanta had a dozen people there today including GM Terry Fontenot… Read More »

WR class rising???

WR class rising??? … Perhaps the most interesting aspect of yesterday’s big trade that saw star Kansas City WR Tyreek Hill go to Miami for a passel of picks, was the fact that the Jets were also all in in pursuit of a big-time receiver. Of course, its been no secret around the league that the Jets were… Read More »

Por day notes: Wednesday, March 23

Pro day notes … While 2022 QB hopefuls Kenny Pickett, Malik Willis and Matt Corral all put in solid pro day workouts this week, more than one NFL personnel staffer will tell you that the most impressive QB to throw this week was Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud who won’t actually be draft eligible until next season when he… Read More »