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Falcons early faves to land Bears’ QB Fields

Falcons early faves to land Bears’ QB Fields … One of the underlying stories circulating at the scouting combine in Indianapolis is where Chicago QB Justin Fields will end up if the Bears, as expected, elect to trade him with USC QB Caleb Williams, the presumptive #1 pick at the 2024 draft looming on the horizon. There were… Read More »

Combine workout winners and losers

Day 1 combine workout winners and losers … The reviews from yesterday’s on-field workouts for the defensive linemen and LBs are in here and here and here and here. And the names of those that appeared to have helped themselves with solid workouts are pretty much the same as we reported during the day yesterday. Des that appear… Read More »

LB 40 times

Payton Wilson                       4.43 Dallas Turner                         4.46 Kalen DeLoach                       4.47 Edge Cooper                           4.51 Trevin Wallace                        4.51 Jordan Magee                         4.55 Edefuan Ulofoshio                 4.56 Curtis Jacobs                           4.58 Chris Braswell                        4.60 Tyrice Knight                           4.63 Nathanial Watson                  4.63 Cedric Gray                              4.64 Marist Liufau                           4.64 Gabe Murphy                           4.68 Darius Muasau                        4.70 Easton Gibbs                           4.73 Aaron Casey                            4.75 Khalid Duke                            4.79 Maema Njongmeta                 4.91

DE 40 times

Player                                    40X            Split Chop Robinson                        4.48            1.54 Mo Kamara                               4.57            1.58 Jared Verse                               4.58            1.67 Xavier Thomas                         4.62            1.63 Cedric Johnson                        4.63             1.61 Laiatu Latu                                4.64            1.62 Jalyx Hunt                                4.64             1.60 Javonte Jean-Baptiste            4.66            1.65 Eric Watts                                  4.67           1.62 Myles Cole                                 4.67             1.66 Brennan Jackson                     4.69            1.62 Trajan Jeffcoat                         4.69            1.66… Read More »

DT 40 times posted

Official DT 40 times posted … The official 40 times for the DTs at today’s on-field workout at the scouting combine in Indianapolis have now been posted here. For the record, a handful of DTs opted not to run including Michael Hall, Fabien Lovett, Justin Rogers, Jrdan Jefferson, and Johnny Newton who as mentioned earlier in the day… Read More »

DT 40 times

Player                                    40X           Split Braden Fiske                            4.78             1.68 Mehki Wingo                            4.85          1.64 Byron Murphy                          4.87          1.69 Ruke Orhororo                         4.89            1.67 Kris Jenkins                              4.91             1.76 Jaden Crumedy                       4.97             1.69 Dewayne Carter                       5.99             1.72 Maasen Smith                           5.01            1.76 Tyler Davis                                5.02            1.72 Gabe Hall                                   5.03            1.73 Logan Lee                                  5.05             1.77 Marcus Harris                           5.06           … Read More »

More combine measurement notes

More combine measurement notes … Couple of other DEs we neglected to mention in the previous post. Alabama’s Dallas Turner came in a little lighter than teams were likely hoping for at 247 pounds, but he checked off the wingspan box quite nicely with 34.5-inch arms. On the other hand, Mo Kamara of Colorado State, who was very… Read More »

Combine workouts start Thursday

Combine workouts start Thursday … The first group of players at the scouting combine in Indianapolis will hit the field tomorrow for their on-field physical testing and positional drills. The first group includes the defensive linemen and LBs with the on-field session getting underway around 3 PM ET. That represents a major change from earlier years when the… Read More »

Where is JJ? And other combine notes

Where is JJ? And other combine notes … Actually JJ – aka JJ McCarthy, QB of the national champion Michigan Wolverines – is Indianapolis with the rest of the leading prospects for the 2024 draft at the NFL’s annual scouting combine. McCarthy, though, may be the most interesting prospect in Indianapolis; certainly, he is the most polarizing. Indeed,… Read More »

Bears, Pats top personnel execs talk draft

Bears, Pats top personnel execs talk draft … The most popular guy at the scouting combine in Indianapolis so far this week has been Chicago GM Ryan Poles, whose Bears have the #1 pick overall. In particular, there has been some buzz around the league of late that the Bears might consider trading from the top pick. However,… Read More »

QBs Williams, Daniels won’t throw at combine

QBs Williams, Daniels won’t throw at combine … Saturday’s on-field testing and positional drills session at the combine lost some of its luster as both of star QBs Caleb Williams of Southern Cal and LSU’s Jayden Daniels have confirmed that they will not participate in the throwing drills for the position weekend. Williams, the consensus top prospect for… Read More »

Combine set to start

Combine set to start … Players have begun to arrive as we speak in Indianapolis for the start of the annual scouting combine which just may be the mot important phase of the whole pre-draft process. And we say ‘may be the most important’ part of the draft process because the large majority of players who are ultimately… Read More »

CFL combine list announced

CFL combine list announced … While most of the football world is focused on the NFL combine which gets underway in Indianapolis tomorrow, the Canadian league has announced its initial invite list to the annual CFL scouting for combine. A total of 71 players have been invited to the CFL combine, including 11 international prospects, which is scheduled… Read More »

New CFP playoff format approved

New CFP playoff format approved … The CFP management board has approved the new 5+7 playoff format that will begin next fall. Under the new model, the playoff field will include the 5 highest ranked conference champions along with the next 7 highest ranked teams. Under the new format, the four highest ranked teams will get first-round byes,… Read More »

Path to the draft thru Indy

Path to the draft runs thru Indy … Every year we make that statement referring to the fact that the scouting combine in Indianapolis is an indisputably a key element of the pre-draft process. Last year, for example, 86% of the 259 players selected at the 2023 draft participated in some way at last February’s event in Indianapolis.… Read More »

Tua II heads list of top combine snubs

Tua II heads list of top combine snubs … Every year one of the big questions surrounding the scouting combine is who didn’t get invited. Interesting this year, though, that it doesn’t appear if there are any real huge surprises in the players not invited to the combine. Among those who won’t be in Indianapolis at the end… Read More »

Lions sign CFL DPOY

Lions sign Lions’ CFL DPOY … Detroit has signed B.C. Lions DE Mathieu Betts, the CFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in  2023, to a futures contract. Betts, who played collegiately for Canadian power Laval, had a breakout year last fall when he led the CFL with 18 sacks. He was originally signed as an undrafted rookie by… Read More »

Super Bowl to decide final two picks

Super Bowl to decide final two picks … The 2023 season wraps up later this evening with the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs facing the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl in Las Vegas. And that means the final two picks in the 2024 draft – now less than 75 days away – selection order will be… Read More »

Defensive positional rankings updated

Defensive positional rankings updated … The GBN defensive positional rankings have been updated (see the drop down menu above.) The biggest changes, and they are pretty significant, are at CB where there appears to have been almost a sea change with an almost entirely new top 3 at the position. In particular, Alabama’s Terrion Arnold appears to have… Read More »

Last word on Senior Bowl prospects

Last word on Senior Bowl prospects … Or at least our last word! Assessing how the various skill position players on offence and the back seven people on the other side of the ball is complicated by the fact that we don’t have access to the all-22 tape and what one sees on TV is limited. In particular,… Read More »

RBs, LBs shine in Senior Bowl

If there was a story out of the Senior Bowl regarding the skill position players last week it was that North Carolina WR Tez Walker, who had started to generate some late-first, early second round buzz, just couldn’t catch the ball. In the game, Walker got his hands on at least three possible deep receptions but couldn’t bring… Read More »

Senior Bowl wraps; its onto Indy for draft process

Senior Bowl wraps; its onto Indy for draft process … The post-season all-star game phase of the draft process came to an end this afternoon with the  Orange team defeating the Gray team 16-7 in a rather lacklustre affair. In fact, we had been very much hoping to spend the afternoon analyzing the QB play, but Michael Penix,… Read More »

Top Senior Bowl players

National team Senior Bowl practice review … In no particular order, here are the players we thought really stood out at the Senior Bowl morning practices this week. CB Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo OT Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State WR Roman Wilson, Michigan DT Tyler Davis, Clemson C Jackson Powers- Johnson, Oregon C/G Dominick Puni, Kansas C/G Tanor Bortolini, Wisconsin… Read More »

Fianl day of Senior Bowl practices; Shrine game tonight

Final day of Senior Bowl practices; Shrine game tonight … It is a very big day on the college all-star game schedule. On the one hand, it is the third and final day of practises at the Senior Bowl in Mobile with sessions again at 10:30 AM and 1 PM ET later today. And remember that NFL teams… Read More »

Notes from PM Senior Bowl practice

Notes from PM Senior Bowl practice … Arguably the best players on the field in Mobile Wednesday afternoon were defensive linemen Darius Robinson of Missouri and Texas’ T’Vondre Sweat. Robinson, a rising prospect with some late first-round aspirations had a quiet practice session on Tuesday, but rebounded nicely earlier today with a dominating performance. He’s not necessarily going… Read More »