The buzz from Thursday’s blockbuster deal in which Los Angeles acquired the #1 pick at this month’s draft from Tennessee for a package of picks, including the Rams’ first-round pick in 2017, continues to reverberate around the league. For example, while just about everybody agrees that the Rams made the deal to move and get the top QB… Read More »
Needless to say it will take hours, if not days, for all the implications of this morning’s blockbuster deal in which Los Angeles acquired the #1 pick at this month’s draft from Tennessee for a package of picks to play themselves out. and needless to say it may actually take several years for a final decision on who… Read More »
Final appeal denied, Iowa DE to enter draft … The NCAA has reportedly denied Iowa DE Drew Ott’s final appeal for a fifth year of college eligibility. This means that Ott will now be available in this month’s draft. The 6-4, 275-pound Ott had been considered to be a mid-to-late round prospect for the 2016 draft, but his… Read More »
Trying to make sense of the 2016 draft has been a little like herding cats. There really hasn’t been much information leaking out of war rooms around the NFL and much of has leaked out hasn’t made a whole lot of sense. Earlier today, for example, there was a report over at NFL.com that indicated that Cleveland has… Read More »
Interesting week shaping up with the draft now just 17 days away. San Francisco, which looks like the most likely team to try and trade up with Tennessee to acquire the top pick in this month’s draft, will have both of QBs Carson Wentz of North Dakota State and Cal’s Jared Goff in for on-site visits this weekend.… Read More »
There is a bit of a buzz this day after NFL.com Lance Zierlein analyst was quoted on a local radio show as saying that Philadelphia had their ‘hearts set’ on being able to draft North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz at this month’s draft. Of course, it’s been no secret around the league that the Eagles have been… Read More »
With just a month to go before the start of the 2016 draft, the GBN Big Board has been updated. (Note, we’ll be posting our final, or at least as final as it gets, 300+ Big Board on Monday April 25th.) A couple of interesting notes re the way this month’s draft appears to be shaping up. As… Read More »
With the pro day circuit winding up, pre-draft focus switches to the pre-draft visits teams are allowed to host. Every team is permitted to bring in up to 30 out-of-town prospects to their facilities for interviews and medical tests, although on-field workouts are not allowed. And while there is no known direct correlation between the players teams bring… Read More »
One of the enduring questions regarding the draft is does anybody really pay any attention to the myriad of mock drafts that blight the internet landscape leading up to the draft. Well, if one is to believe Baltimore assistant G.M. Eric DeCosta, NFL teams at least are paying attention. DeCosta admitted during the Ravens’ pre-draft presser to surveying mock… Read More »
Denver is that much closer to acquiring veteran QB Colin Kaepernick from San Francisco as the two teams reportedly have the parameters in place for a trade that could have significant implications on the 2016 draft. However, the deal is still pending as the two teams spar over who is going to pay what on Kaepernick’s contract. The… Read More »
We are the champions!!! … Don’t want to date ourselves, but we are going 6 decades as really dedicated sports fans going all the way back to the 1957 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Milwaukee Braves, the first sporing event in which we really cared who won. Over the years, people have learned not… Read More »
Several people have commented that there just doesn’t seem to be as much draft buzz out there this year as, say, last year. And they are absolutely right. While its not quite dead this year the patient does appear to be on life support. Remember, in contrast last year, there were all the rumors about Chip Kelly and… Read More »
Pro day updates … A #1 pick worthy performance at Iowa and the two best Fighting Camel prospects ever – no kidding!- highlight today’s rundown of the latest pro day results.
Much of the de-emphasis on the RB position every year when the Draft rolls around, at least in recent history, is due in large part to the current pro emphasis on passing attacks. But there are some other major factors in play. With the seeming “equal” ability of more players these days chances of grabbing a good RB… Read More »
Baylor BBaller to enter draft … Interesting story at Baylor where star basketball junior power forward Rico Gathers has confirmed that he has decided decided to enter the 2016 NFL draft as an underclassman. The 6-8, 275-pound Gathers, who projects to play TE in the NFL, although some teams may also want to get a look at him… Read More »
Record-setting 40 in regional combine … The NFL is still buzzing this morning about the 4.19 40 that Cumberlands’ WR Wendell Williams reportedly ran at the regional combine in Minneapolis yesterday. If true, that broke – well actually shattered – the existing 40-record of 4.24 that was established by Chris Johnson several years ago. Unfortunately we may never… Read More »
Clock issues continue: Hargreaves who was originally credited with a 4.52 has now been credited with a 4.41 unofficial time which is obviously a much better time for him.
Alabama guys up with DE/DT/5T Jarran Reed clocking a slowish 5.21 with a sluggish 1.84 split, while A’Shawn Robinson was almost the same at 5.20 and 1,84. In between Texas junior DT Hassan Ridgeway turned some heads with a 5.02 40 with a quick 1.72 split.
Real quick start for PSU DE Carl Nassib with a 1.63 10-yard split with a sort of okay for 5T DE 4.84 full clocking.
Not a great day time for Joey Bosa who had a quick enough split at 1.69 seconds but finished in 4.89. Same story for DeForest Buckner who runs a 5.06 with a 1,78 split.
The combine has posted the official 40 times for RBs which confirms that Georgia’s Keith Marshall had the fastest time at a very quick 4.31. Marshall, in fact, was the only back to break the 4.4 mark as San Jose State’s Tyler Ervin had the next best time at 4.41. Among the top backs, Ohio State’s Zeke Elliott… Read More »
Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil will not run today but will participate in positional drills
Nice run by Alabama C Ryan Kelly as he posts unofficial 5.05 40 with a 1.78 10-yard split.
The first group of offensive linemen have pretty much completed their 40-yard lumbers. The top unofficial times in the first group were posted by former UCLA Bruins Caleb Benenoch (4.97) and C Jake Brendel (4.99) along with Michigan State OT Jack Conklin (4.98). Other pretty good times from C Graham Glasgow (5.09), OT Darrell Greene (5.13), OT Le’Raven… Read More »
Bench press results for OL kind of average … The offensive linemen, who get ready to run at the combine in just a few moments, were also the first group to do the bench press yesterday but the results were kind of ‘meh’. Arizona State OG Christian Westerman topped the field with 34 reps at 225 pounds, and… Read More »