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2020 draft projection

Preliminary (very) 2020 mock posted … For the record, there are just over 364 days until the 2020 draft. Hang in there guys. To help while away he time, here is the very first GBN opening round projection for next year’s draft. And please no ‘what the heck are you guys smoking? the Buckaroos will never take a… Read More »

That’s awrap

That’s a wrap … The 2019 draft came to a glorious conclusion at 6:35 PM ET this evening when Arizona made UCLA TE Caleb Wilson the 254th and final pick of this year’s draft. In the process Wilson becomes ‘Mr Irrelevant’. While the draft is officially over there won’t be much rest for weary NFL personnel people as… Read More »

Cardinals back on the clock

Cardinals back on the clock … The first round of the 2019 draft is in the books but there won’t be a lot of sleep this evening for NFL personnel people as most teams will be resetting their boards and getting ready for the second day which gets underway at 7 PM ET Friday evening with a ton… Read More »

The first Safety comes off the board with the Green Bay Packers trading up for Darnell Savage – Maryland. Savage leapfrogged Johnathan Abram – Mississippi State and Nasir Adderley – Delaware in many teams minds with his workouts and high upside potential.

Updated 2019 GBN Big Board

Gerald Willis                        DT            6-2, 302                 4.95              Miami                                SR Emanuel Hall                       WR           6-2, 200                  4.40             Missouri                              SR Te’von Coney                      ILB            6-1, 235                    4.72              Notre Dame                       SR Tre Lamar                             ILB           6-3, 253                   4.95             Clemson                             JR Terrill Hanks                      OLB            6-2, 242                   4.98             New Mexico State            SR TJ Edwards                         ILB             6-1, 230                   4.80             Wisconsin                          SR Porter Gustin                       OLB           6-5, 255                   4.69             Southern… Read More »

Giants draft preview

As noted in the lede, I really have no idea who the Giants will take with their opening round picks at Thursday’s draft. Indeed, its not entirely clear even what are their prime objectives.  For one, I still haven’t totally ruled out the possibility that the Giants’ primary target this week is QB Dwayne Haskins. The Giants, of… Read More »

Late Monday draft buzz

Intrigue at top of board highlights late Monday draft buzz … No word as of late this evening whether the powers that be in Arizona – to be exact G.M. Steve Keim, head coach Kliff Kingsbury and owner Michael Bidwill — held there penultimate draft meeting today to make a final decision on what to do with the… Read More »

GBN Big Board posted

GBN Big Board posted … With the draft barely four days away, the GBN Big Board ranking over 330 of the top prospects for the 2019 draft has been posted here.

One top DT up; others down as draft approaches

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 »

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 »