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Hula Bowl set to return

Hula Bowl star game set to return … After a 12-year hiatus, the Hula Bowl all-star game will be making a comeback in late January. The renewal of the Hula Bowl is scheduled for Sunday, January 26th in Honolulu with KO planned for 10:30 PM ET. The game will be televised by the CBS Sports Network. Former NFL… Read More »

Spartan LB Bachie suspended for PED violation

Spartan LB Bachie suspended for PED violation … Michigan State ILB Joe Bachie, one of the top inside LB prospects for the upcoming draft, has been ruled ineligible by the Big Ten after testing positive for a supplement considered a performance-enhancing drug. The school is planning to appeal the decision. Bachie is a three-year starter for the Spartans… Read More »

Who’s #1; outlook on top pick shifting

Who’s #1; outlook on top pick shifting … For those that haven’t heard already, there is a growing buzz around the NFL that it is no longer a lock that a QB will be the consensus top prospect overall for the 2020 draft when all is said and done. It has been pretty much accepted common wisdom for… Read More »

Weekly draft order posted

Weekly draft order posted … Miami threw a little scare into their fans when the underdog Dolphins took a 14-0 lead in Pittsburgh and appeared to have the Steelers on the ropes. Alas, it was not to be as the Dolphins never scored again and ended up on the short end of the score for a 7th straight… Read More »

Who to watch in college football: October 26

#13 WISCONSIN (6-1) at #3 OHIO STATE (7-0); NOON ET; FOX … This was supposed to be ‘the’ game of the day, but it lost much of its luster, at least from a national playoff perspective, when the Badgers were stunned last weekend by upstart Illinois. No doubt, though, that the Badgers were caught looking ahead to this… Read More »

Weekly selection order posted

Weekly first-round selection order posted … With week 7 of the 2019 season now in the books, the weekly ‘if the draft were held today’ selection order for the opening round of the upcoming draft has been posted here. Please note that the strength of schedule figures for each team reflect that for their full 16-game schedule. There… Read More »

Who to watch in college football: October 19

#18 BAYLOR (6-0) at OKLAHOMA STATE (4-2); 4 PM ET; FOX … Baylor puts its unbeaten record on the line in Stillwater against the Cowboys in a game that features three of the most productive players in the country. Oklahoma State, in particular, has two of the most dynamic, big-play skill position players in college football in junior… Read More »

Week 6 selection order posted

Weekly first-round selection order posted … With week 6 of the 2019 season now in the books, the weekly ‘if the draft were held today’ selection order for the opening round of the upcoming draft has been posted here. Please note that the strength of schedule figures for each team reflect that for their full 16-game schedule. There… Read More »

Ducks’ TE; pair of vet ILBs out for year

Ducks’ TE; pair of vet ILBs out for year … There are at least a trio of season-ending injuries from the college football wars. Oregon TE Jacob Breeland, ranked 13th on the GBN positional ranking for the 2020 draft, will reportedly miss the rest of the year after injuring his knee in the Ducks’ win over Colorado this… Read More »

Cavs CB Hall undergoes season-ending surgery

Cavs CB Hall has season-ending ankle surgery … Updating the story on Virginia CB Bryce Hall, one of the top prospects at the position for the 2020 draft, the school has confirmed that he underwent season-ending surgery yesterday. Hall was carted off the field during the second quarter of Friday night’s loss at Miami with what appeared to… Read More »

Who to watch in college football: October 12

#7 Florida (6-0) at #5 LSU (5-0); 8 PM ET; ESPN … This is what college football fans live for: a matchup of two unbeaten, Top 10 SEC rivals in what amounts to a virtual national playoff elimination game. Its a bonus that this game also features a number of intriguing potential draft-related storylines. Indeed, LSU QB Joe… Read More »

Defensive positional analysis

Defensive positional rankings posted … The initial GBN positional rankings have been posted for the defense including DE, DT, ILB, OLB, CB, and F/SS.

Phins/Jets #1

‘Phins back back into top pick; Jets lurking … We are still a week or so away from starting to post the weekly ‘if the draft were held today’ selection order for 2020; however, IF the draft were to be held this week, it would be a tough call as to which team would have the 31 pick… Read More »

Monday nite ‘Ofer’ hilites draft sched

Monday nite ‘Ofer’ hilites draft sched … We are still a couple of weeks away from starting to post the weekly updated selection order for the 2020, but there a number of games this weekend which look like they could have an impact on the eventual final selection order. The folks who put together the Monday night lineup,… Read More »

Who to watch in college football: September 27-28

#5 OHIO STATE (4-0) at NEBRASKA (3-1); 7;30 PM ET; ABC … Ohio State barely broke a sweat as the Buckeyes sailed thru their first 4 games of the season, but could face a real test when they play a quality opponent in Nebraska on the road on Saturday evening. It will also be the first time the… Read More »

And then there were 6

And then there were 6 … With the third week of the NFL schedule in the books the number of remaining totally winless teams through the first three weeks of the season is down to 6. The half dozen teams at 0-3 include Miami, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Denver, Washington and the NY Jets. Arizona is also technically winless, but… Read More »

Dolphins name Rosen QB; claim DE Charlton

Dolphins name Rosen starter; claim DE Charlton … Tanking! Not us seems to be the rally cry in Miami this week. One of the main storylines of the early NFL season has been how bad Miami, which lost its first two games by a combined score of 102-10. However, the Dolphins at least looked like they were trying… Read More »

Who to watch in college football: September 21

#7 NOTRE DAME (2-0) at #3 GEORGIA (3-0); 8 PM ET; CBS … Expect plenty of fireworks on Saturday evening when traditional powers Notre Dame plays at Georgia in a game with significant national playoff implications for both teams. Athens will also be a must stop for NFL scouts as both teams also have plenty of likely talent… Read More »

GatorQB Franks done for year

Gator QB Franks done for year … Florida junior QB Feleipe Franks suffered a season-ending dislocated ankle in the Gators’ win over Kentucky on Saturday. Franks had been considered to be a solid second-tier type prospect for the 2020 draft, but now is pretty much expected to return to school for his senior campaign next fall.

Who to watch in college football: September 14

Pitt (1-1) at #13 Penn State (2-0); Noon ET, ABC … Former Eastern football rivals Pitt and Penn State play for the 100th time early Saturday afternoon in a renewal of their storied instate rivalry. Despite losing as many as 5 underclassmen to the 2019 draft, Penn State looks to have the edge over the Panthers, especially playing… Read More »

Top Boiler LB done for year

Top Boiler LB done for year … Purdue has confirmed that ILB Markus Bailey, the Boilermakers top prospect for the 2020 draft, will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury suffered at practice this week. It is believed Bailey tore an ACL and will require surgery. The 6-1, 240-pound Bailey, a fifth-year senior, recorded… Read More »

College Football injury update

College football injury update … In addition to the season-ending knee injury suffered by rising Stanford LT Walker Little yesterday, there were several other injuries of note in college football last weekend. North Carolina has confirmed, for example, that senior CB/S Patrice Rene will miss the rest of the year after tearing an ACL in Saturday’s win over… Read More »

#6 LSU (1-0) at #9 Texas (1-0); 7:30 PM ET; ABC

After a pretty quiet opening week in which there were few games of national significance things heat up this weekend on the college football schedule with a number of really intriguing match-ups across the country. And the most intriguing match-up this weekend will be at Texas where the 9th ranked Longhorns host #6 LSU from the formidable SEC… Read More »

2019 Fearless forecast etc post

Are you ready for some football – finally!!! … The real 2019 NFL season kicks off Thursday night in Chicago when the Bears host the Green Bay Packers at 8:20 on NBC in one more renewal of the league’s oldest rivalry. The rest of the league will follow suit on Sunday and Monday with a full slate of… Read More »

8th round post

8th round wrap: How undrafted free agents fared on cut-down day … NFL teams continue to tinker with their rosters in anticipation of this week’s regular season openers, but the early returns suggest that 2017 draft was also a pretty good one for players who went undrafted this past spring. Indeed, as of Saturday’s 53-man roster deadline, 61… Read More »