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Sunday morning draft buzz

One top DT up; others down as draft approaches … As we have lamented over the past few weeks, this draft has been characterized by an almost amazing lack of buzz. Like almost none. However, with just days to go until the actual draft gets underway, there are some rumblings about some late movement (or movement which people… Read More »

2019 GBN Big Board

Quinnen Williams      DT              6-3, 303                  4.83               Alabama                               RSO Nick Bosa                     DE              6-4, 266                  4.79               Ohio State                             JR Josh Allen              … Read More »

Short-list projection

Short-list projection … Long-time GBN readers will know that we aren’t always all that keen on mock drafts. They are fun to do and, used properly, can provide a little bit of useful information. The one thing that no mock, no matter how thoughtfully done, is going to tell folks is which particular player a particular team is… Read More »

No news is no news

No news is well no news … Arguably, the prime determinant of how the early going at the 2019 draft evolves will be whether any teams trade up into the top 5 to select a QB. Of course, its pretty much a given that Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray is going first overall to either Arizona or someone like Oakland… Read More »

OU QB Murray heads lists of 24 heading to draft

OU QB Murray heads lists of 24 heading to draft … The NFL has released a list of 23 players that will be in Nashville for this year’s draft. Not surprisingly, the list is led by Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray, the consensus favorite to be the first player selected on April 25th. Murray will be one of three… Read More »

To QB or not to QB

To QB or not to QB … To repeat a post from earlier in the week, with barely two and a half weeks to go until the actual 2019 draft gets underway, there really isn’t much buzz out there at all. The one thing that one kind of hears is that its possible that QBs Drew Lock of… Read More »

Three weeks to go!! Still not much buzz

Could curious moves by Cards and Raiders indicate top pick in play … There’s not a whole lot of buzz surrounding the 2019 draft with just three weeks to go until the first picks start coming off the board. However, there are some conflicting signals that something might be brewing between Arizona and Oakland regarding the 1st and… Read More »

UH DT Oliver blitzes pro day workout

UH DT Oliver blitzes pro day workout … If the numbers being reported are in fact correct, Houston DT Ed Oliver had an outstanding performance at the Cougars’ pro day earlier today. Running at 281 pounds, Oliver reportedly ran the 40-yard dash as low as 4.71. Even if that is a hand-timed clocking that could be as much… Read More »

Final full week on pro day sched underway

Final full week on pro day sched underway … It will be another very busy week on the annual pro day schedule. Things get underway later today with pro days at Iowa and North Carolina among other teams. Then tomorrow it will be Texas A&M, Duke and Central Florida, followed by Florida, Mississippi State, Texas, NC State, and… Read More »

2020 prospects post

Top prospects for 2020 … One of the continuing story lines of the 2019 draft process is whether any of this year’s QB-needy teams are in fact looking ahead to the 2020 draft to address that situation, in what is being touted as a QB-rich year. There have been rumors, for example, that that is the plan in… Read More »

What next for Giants??

Not surprisingly, we’ve had a number of emails and the like over the past several days from – sometimes apoplectic – Giants fans wondering what’s next for the franchise after this week’s shocking blockbuster trade in which star WR Odell Beckham was sent to Cleveland for the 17th pick overall, SS Jabrill Peppers as well as a late… Read More »

Disappointing day at Clemson pro day

Disappointing day at Clemson pro day … There was a full contingent of NFL personnel execs at today’s pro day at national champion Clemson including G.M.s Marty Hurney of Carolina, Pittsburgh’s Kevin Colbert and Todd Bowles of Tampa Bay as well as head coaches Mike Tomlin of Pittsburgh, Tennessee’s Mike Vrabel and Zac Taylor of Cincinnati. Unfortunately, they… Read More »

Murray soap opera continues to dominate draft talk

Murray soap opera continues to dominate draft talk … With exactly 50 days to go until the start of 2019 draft, most of the buzz out there is focuses on Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray and what Arizona will do with the #1 pick. And Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury didn’t offer much clarity week when he was quoted… Read More »

Okay time for Iowa’s TJ Hockenson of 4.71. There are people around the league talking about him as a possible top 15 guy and may have been looking for something closer to 4.6.

2019 Combine: Offensive line workout review

It was an up and down day for the offensive linemen at their on-field physical testing and positional drills workout at the scouting combine in Indianapolis on Friday. For starters, here is a quick rundown on how the players considered to be the top OL OT prospects fared this week. Jonah Williams, Alabama: Williams ultimately checked off all… Read More »

2019 Combine: Defensive line weigh-in review

Full defensive line weigh-in numbers courtesy of Steelers Depot. Edge rushers: Round II will come Sunday when the defensive linemen duke it out on the field during their physical testing and positional drills, but the battle of the shorts between potential top ten SEC edge rushers Josh Allen of Kentucky and Mississippi State’s Montez Sweat during Friday morning’s… Read More »

Second group of OL in the starting blocks for their 40s with Alabama OT Jonah Williams the final guy on the list. And the time to beat for the 2nd group is Andre Dillard’s now-official time of 4.96 with a 1.69 split.

big uglies underwhelm in weight room

Big uglies underwhelm in weight room … It was kind of a disappointing day for many of the top offensive line prospects when they did the bench press earlier today. One would kind of like to see the top OT prospects manage something in the 27-28 reps range in the bench press, however, the numbers today for the… Read More »

2019 Combine: WR weigh-in preview

Another day; more boxes checked off. Sounds like a bit of a broken record, but through the first two days of the combine there really haven’t been many shocks or surprises during the weigh-in/measurement sessions. And that was pretty much the case again today when the receivers’ measurables were tested. If one thing did stand out it was… Read More »

2019 Combine Review: QB Weigh-in and Measurement

As noted earlier today, the big story out of this morning’s measurement session for the QBs was that Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray was able to check off most of the important boxes. Projected to be barely 5-9, Murray came in at a tad over 5-10, about the same height as Seattle’s Russell Wilson; he also weighed in at 207… Read More »

2019 Combine: OL Weigh-in Review

The big uglies went through their weigh-in and measurement session earlier today at the scouting combine in Indianapolis and courtesy of the Steelers Depot here are the basic numbers for this year’s offensive line class. In fact, there weren’t a whole lot of surprises in the measurables for the offensive linemen, although NFL personnel people may been a… Read More »

Pigskin posts top 250; mocks

Pigskin posts pre-combine top 250, mock … The scouting combine doesn’t really get into high gear until tomorrow when the offensive linemen and RBs get weighed and measured. To help wile away the hours, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has posted his pre-combine ranking of the top prospects for the 2019 draft as well as his first… Read More »

Combine preview post

Welcome to Indianapolis … Draft hopefuls begin arriving in Indianapolis on Tuesday for the start of the NFL’s annual scouting combine in what is arguably the most important week of the pre-draft testing period. A total of 338 college prospects will be poked and prodded, as well as tested both mentally and physically as they go through what… Read More »

Combine Preview

Welcome to Indianapolis … Draft hopefuls begin arriving in Indianapolis on Tuesday for the start of the NFL’s annual scouting combine in what is arguably the most important single week on the pre-draft schedule. Over the next 7 days a total of 338 of the top college prospects will be poked and prodded, as well as tested both… Read More »

Path to the draft thru Indy post

Path to the draft runs thru Indy … The NFL’s annual scouting combine gets underway in Indianapolis later this week with over 330 of the top prospects for the 2019 draft set to be poked, prodded and tested. And while the importance of the combine sometimes gets overstated, no question it is one of the key elements of… Read More »