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2019 Scouting Combine by the Numbers

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 the entire pre-draft process. For starters, just who… Read More »

Rich get richer draft

Draft order set; Patriots with most picks … Now that the NFL has announced the assignment of 32 compensatory picks for the 2019 draft, the full selection order is also now available for the full seven rounds. And in one of those the rich get richer scenarios, the team currently with the most picks this year is the… Read More »

Combine notes: ban gets less banny

Combine notes: ban gets less banny; Haskins to throw … The NFL has reportedly further tweaked its decision to bar Mississippi State DT Jeffrey Simmons, Louisiana Tech DE Jaylon Ferguson and Colorado State WR Preston Williams from participating in next week’s scouting combine in Indianapolis because of off-field incidents involving violence in their past.  After originally indicating that… Read More »

To QB or Not to QB; Part 37

When we posted that article earlier this month about our hesitation to update our mock draft, the main reason as noted was that we just had no idea how the QB situation was going to play out on April 25th. And while there’s still a lot of sorting out to be done before we know for sure, one… Read More »

Murray commits to football

It IS on! OU QB Murray commits to football … Just four days before he was scheduled to report to the Oakland A’s spring training facility, Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray has tweeted earlier today that he is in fact committed to playing football going forward and will heading to this month’s scouting combine in Indianapolis rather than the… Read More »

QB Gubrud wins appeal; gets 6th year at WSU

QB Gubrud wins appeal; gets 6th year at WSU … Washington State got an early Valentine’s Day gift from the NCAA when the otherwise grinch-like organizations confirmed that former Eastern Washington QB Gage Gubrud had won his appeal and will be granted a medical redshirt year that will make him eligible to play for the Cougars next fall… Read More »

Reading the QB tea leaves

Reading the QB tea leaves … Given that QBs generally make up an inordinate share of players selected early in the draft, 2019 should be interesting in that a) each of the teams holding top 5 draft picks this year all appear to be relatively well set at the position everything else being equal; while b) there are… Read More »

Key dates post

Key NFL dates, deadlines looming … As noted in the piece on Philadelphia QB Nick Foles earlier today, the Eagles are now expected to place a franchise tag on him now that he has voided his contract option. The Eagles, though, can’t actually apply the franchise tag to Foles for another couple of weeks or as teams can… Read More »

Eagles to protect QB Foles

That didn’t take long; QB Foles voids contract option … Barely hours after he was notified by Philadelphia that they will be exercising the $20M option on his contract for the 2019 season, QB Nick Foles in turn has told the Eagles that he will void that option by paying a $2M buy-out provision. That would technically make… Read More »

First three rounds set; Raiders with most early picks

First three rounds set; Raiders with most early picks … With the Super Bowl now in the books, we in fact now know the full selection order for the first three rounds of the 2019 draft, with the exception of the compensatory picks which are expected to be announced later this month at the scouting combine in Indianapolis.… Read More »

To QB or not to QB

This article actually started out as a mock of the 2019 draft. Trouble, was though that we couldn’t get past the first half dozen or so picks because we just don’t have a clue what is going to happen with the top QB prospects for the upcoming draft. And the reason we don’t have a clue how the… Read More »

2019 Senior Bowl: Defensive line review

After a great week of practice, NFL scouts were anxious to see whether Mississippi State DE Montez Sweat could build on the momentum and perhaps lock up a top-10 spot in the upcoming draft with a dominating performance in Saturday’s actual game. Instead, Sweat came up just a little bit flat; he did a nice job shedding blockers… Read More »

Pigskin was here!!!

Pigskin WAS here!!! … Finally, proof positive that GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette indeed spends Senior Bowl week on the ground in Mobile. However, we are still trying to get confirmation which is Pigskin and which is the Cupcake! And for the record, Pigskin has also posted his Senior Bowl week all-star team here.

2019 Senior Bowl: Offensive line review

Maybe the most interesting observation coming out of Senior Bowl week was how poorly Washington State OT Andre Dillard played in the actual game on Saturday. Dillard came into the week as one of, if not the fastest rising prospect in the entire 2019 draft class and he didn’t disappoint in the week’s practice sessions. However, Dillard looked… Read More »

2019 Senior Bowl: QB review

Coming into this week’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, NFL scouts literally had as many questions as answers about this year’s QB class. And that premise appears to have held throughout the week of practice and continued right through Saturday’s game as none of this year’s Senior Bowl QBs took the bull by the proverbial horns and firmly established… Read More »

O-line dominates North practice

The third and final North practice is in the books and our Pigskin Paul will be back later today with his detailed report from the ground in Mobile. There were a couple of quick observations, though, from today’s workout. On the one hand, it is hard to see that any of the North QBs was able to jump… Read More »

Senior Bowl universe

Senior Bowl universe evolving as it should … The sun is back out in Mobile and the Senior Bowl is back on its regular schedule today. That means the North will practice at 1:30 PM ET, with the South going at 4:00 PM ET with coverage on the NFL Network. However, today is also the final day of… Read More »

SENIOR BOWL WEEK Part 1

Tuesday now starts the week here in Mobile, and it begins bright and early with the player weigh-in process. You’ve been provided with all the numbers, via link to our friend Scott Wright’s website and weigh-in chart. Here are some numbers that caught my attention. There are still plenty of guys who tip the scales at 300 lbs+,… Read More »

Senior Bowl Measurement Highlights

For many players, the most important aspect of the Senior Bowl is not what happens on the field, but how they measure up at Tuesday’s weigh-in session. And as noted in an earlier report one of the biggest questions NFL scouts had coming into Mobile was exactly just how tall was West Virginia QB Will Grier. Grier was… Read More »

Two more draft slots settled; two to go

Two more draft slots settled; two to go … As a rest of today’s dramatic conference championship games, two more spots were decided in the selection order for the 2019 draft. Kansas City will have the 29th pick in every round, while New Orleans will have the 30th pick in each round. However, because the Saints traded their… Read More »

Senior Bowl preview

Senior Bowl set to get underway … Folks are slowly starting to gather in Mobile for this coming week’s Senior Bowl, one of the main three phases of the pre-draft process along with the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis in late February and the pro days in March. The actual Senior Bowl weeks gets underway with the measurement and… Read More »

Shrine; NFLPA star game sets

East-West Shrine; NFLPA Classic set to KO … Its game day on the post-season college all-star schedule with both the East-West Shrine game in St. Petersburg and the NFLPA Classic in Los Angeles set to KO off later today. The Shrine game will kick-off 3 PM ET on the NFL Network. Among notable prospects scheduled to play in… Read More »

Two more juniors enter draft; others stay home

Two more juniors enter draft; others stay home … Another couple of underclassmen have announced that they will be entering the 2019 draft including North Texas WR Jalen Guyton and Marshall FS Malik Gant. Guyton, a big play threat who had 48 catches for 765 yards this fall including 9 for scores, could get some late round consideration,… Read More »

QBs 1-2 at 2019; could it happen??

It was barely a week ago that the thinking around the NFL was that this was a weak draft year for QBs without any true elite prospects at the position such that any team looking to upgrade at the position would probably be better off waiting for the 2020 draft which is projected to be a QB-rich affair.… Read More »

How will the entry of Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins impact 2019 draft

The NFL is still waiting for confirmation whether a small army of Alabama and Clemson underclassmen will be entering the 2019  draft, but for the most part the field is pretty much set for the upcoming draft year. And the big emerging question right now is just how good a prospect is Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins. There… Read More »