Category Archives: Uncategorized

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 »

Cards hire college guru Kingsbury as new head coach

Cards hire college guru Kingsbury as new head coach … Interesting development in Arizona where the Cardinals have reportedly hired Kliff Kingsbury as the team’s new head coach replacing Steve Wilks who was fired last week. Kingsbury himself was fired this off-season by Texas Tech and had been hired as offensive co-ordinator at Southern California. In fact, Kingsbury… Read More »

NFL waits on Bama, Clemson underclassmen

Clemson dethrones Alabama; NFL waits on Tide, Tigers underclassmen … The national championship rubber match between Alabama and Clemson turned into a bit of a dud, but not in the way most people expected as the underdog Tigers routed the defending national champions 44-16. And with the national championship now in the books, NFL personnel people will now… Read More »

CFP National Championship Game: Prospects Preview

#1 ALABAMA (14-0) vs #2 CLEMSON (14-0); National Championship Bowl; Santa Clara; 8 PM ET; ESPN … It started four months ago and took almost 1,000 FBS regular season games, a spate of conference title contests, a couple of playoff games to get to a point in which the two top rated teams at the start of the… Read More »

Thinking outside the Big Blue Box: Where to from here!!

(Ed note: Over the course of the past couple of weeks with another disappointing Giants season we have received a ton of questions asking in soem fashion ‘what now’ for the team. Rather than try and answer them all individually, we have chrystalized the most often asked questions into a general format and tried to answer as best… Read More »

Clock ticking on underclassmen

Clock ticking on underclassmen … Underclassmen who need to apply to the NFL in order to be eligible for the 2019 draft have until the end of business on January 14th to get their paperwork into the league office. That’s less than two weeks away. In fact, more than 70 juniors and redshirt sophomores have already indicated in… Read More »

Four more juniors enter draft

Four more juniors enter draft … Four more juniors indicated earlier today that they will be foregoing their final year of college eligibility and entering the 2019 draft. The quartet includes Duke QB Daniel Jones and Florida DE/OLB Jachai Polite, both of who are considered to be first round prospects for the upcoming draft. Jones will be joined… Read More »

49ers, Raiders to coach Senior Bowl

49ers, Raiders to coach Senior Bowl sides … San Francisco and Oakland, the highest two teams in the draft order with intact coaching staffs, have reportedly agreed to coach the two teams at the Senior Bowl. The 49ers will pick second overall in the upcoming draft, while the Raiders will pick 4th. Arizona, which will pick first overall… Read More »

New Year’s Day Bowl Prospects Previews

#11 LSU (9-3) vs #8 CENTRAL FLORIDA (12-0); Fiesta Bowl; Phoenix; 1 PM ET; ESPN … Playing an SEC powerhouse in a major bowl was supposed to be a coming out party of sorts for UCF which has gone 26-0 over the past two seasons but still hasn’t gotten a sniff of the CFP playoffs for the national… Read More »

Cards clain claim top pick

Cards wrap up top pick … Who gets the #1 pick overall at the 2019 draft went right down to the wire, but despite a game try, Arizona gets the honors after the Cardinals lost to Seattle on a last-play FG in one of today’s late afternoon games.Meanwhile, San Francisco wrapped up the second pick with a loss… Read More »

Late Monday Bowl Prospects Preview

OKLAHOMA STATE (6-6) versus #23 MISSOURI (8-4); Liberty Bowl; Memphis; 3:45 PM ET; ESPN … Probably more than one casual college football fan who wondered how it could be that teams from the same conference ended up in the same bowl. Indeed, Missouri and Oklahoma State faced off for decades in first the old Big 8 and later… Read More »

It’s playoff time in college football

It’s playoff time in college football … The college football bowl schedule rocks on Saturday with three pretty good warm-up games setting the stage for the two national CFP semi-finals. GBN Associate Editor profiles the players to watch in Saturday’s three non-playoff games including what should be a very interesting match-up between Michigan and Florida in the Peach… Read More »

National CFP Semi-finals Prospects Preview

#2 CLEMSON (13-0) vs #3 NOTRE DAME (12-0); Cotton Bowl; 4 PM ET; ESPN … The national semi-finals get underway with a match-up of unbeaten teams with 2nd ranked Clemson playing #3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl. And while both teams are unbeaten, Clemson is just that much better a team, at least on paper, it’s hard… Read More »