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College football notes; November 16

It is kind of an awkward time for underclassmen thinking of entering the 2017 NFL draft. On the one hand, most of the top guys have to have pretty much decided that they will be turning pro this winter, but with their teams still involved in the fight for bowl positions, they don’t want to be a distraction… Read More »

Chaotic weekend in college football may not change much

Upsets reigned supreme in college football yesterday as each of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th ranked teams were all knocked from the ranks of unbeaten teams. The shocks started early when Pittsburgh stunned #2 Clemson 43-42 on a 48-yard FG with just 6 seconds to play. Then 4th ranked Washington lost at home 24-13 to resurgent Southern California,… Read More »

Bonus coverage

Bonus coverage … Folks that haven’t seen much of North Carolina junior QB Mitch Trubisky, one of the rising stars of the 2017 draft class, so far this fall have a chance to check him out later this evening when the Tar Heels play at Duke at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN. Indeed, more than one scout around… Read More »

College football news; November 7th

Washington has confirmed that senior OLB Joe Mathis, one of the team’s leaders on defense, will miss the remainder of the regular season with a foot injury. Mathis actually missed the last three games, but still lead’s the 4th ranked, unbeaten Huskies team leader in sacks. Washington, though, hopes that Mathis could return for the Huskies’ bowl game.… Read More »

NFL Peppers’ buzz growing

Ups and downs from Michigan derby … NFL types are still buzzing about the performance of Michigan redshirt sophomore LB/S Jabrill Peppers in the #2 ranked Wolverines road win over intrastate rivals Michigan State on Saturday. What was most remarkable about Peppers’ day was the incredible versatility as he ultimately played as many as 10 different positions over… Read More »

1- Cleveland Browns: DeSHONE KIZER – SOPH – QB – NOTRE DAME 2- San Francisco 49ers: BRAD KAAYA – JR – QB – MIAMI 3- Chicago Bears: DeSHAUN WATSON – JR – QB – CLEMSON 4- Carolina Panthers: LEONARD FOURNETTE – JR – RB – LSU 5- New York Jets: MYLES GARRETT – JR – DE/OLB – TEXAS… Read More »

Thursday, October 27 Bonus Coverage

For those not riveted by the NFL’s Thursday night matchup between Jacksonville and Tennessee, both of which are sub-.500 teams, there are a couple of intriguing college games on ESPN later this evening with some interesting draft implications of their own. At 7 PM ET, Pittsburgh hosts #25 Virginia Tech in a critical ACC divisional game. Both Pitt… Read More »

2016 College Football Rankings #3

1) ALABAMA 8-0 Still look like the best, head and shoulders above the rest. 2) MICHIGAN 7-0 Cruising toward showdown game with now imperfect Buckeyes. 3) WASHINGTON 7-0 The young Huskies look like the best of the Left Coast teams. 4) CLEMSON 7-0 Better be ready to be better on Offense or FSU could bite them. 5) LOUISVILLE… Read More »

Who to watch in college football this week

#6 Texas A&M (6-0) at #1 Alabama (6-0); 3:30 PM ET; CBS … NFL scouts have had this game circled since the schedule came out with the prospect of having the consensus top prospect overall in Texas A&M junior DE Myles Garrett going up against the consensus #1 OT in this year’s draft class in Alabama junior LT… Read More »

College Football Bonus Coverage

There are a couple of potentially intriguing games on the college football schedule this evening for those who aren’t baseball fans and are not enamored with the NFL’s Thursday night match-up as Miami (4-2) plays at Virginia Tech (4-2) at 7 PM ET on ESPN in what amounts to a virtual elimination game for both team’s ACC playoff… Read More »

Vols RB injured

Vols RB injured; likely out a month … Tennessee junior RB/KR Alvin Kamara will miss the next 2-4 weeks after suffering an LCL sprain as well as an undisclosed meniscus injury that may need arthroscopic surgery after he took a late hit out of bounds on a punt return in the Alabama game Saturday. Kamara, a nifty change-of-pace… Read More »

College injury update

College injury updates … Florida OLB Jarrad Davis, who we have rated as the #3 guy at the position for the 2017 draft, is out indefinitely after suffering what is being described as a badly sprained ankle in the Gators’ win over Missouri on the weekend. Meanwhile, Oklahoma junior RB Samaje Perine, one of the top prospects at… Read More »

2017 CB prospects

Corner rankings posted … Slowly working away on the initial 2017 rankings with what is looking like a pretty good potential CB class the latest to be previewed.

week 5

Week 5 games with draft implications …  The fifth full Sunday on the NFL regular season schedule kicks off in just a few hours with several games with implications for the early selection order for the 2017 draft. In fact, this weekend’s NFL schedule includes several games between 1-3 teams including Chicago at Indianapolis and Tennessee at Miami;… Read More »

DE rankings posted

THE best position at the 2017 draft … looks like it will be the DEs – with apologies to the RBs! Here is our initial ranking of this year’s DE prospects for the upcoming draft, although as we noted in the offensive rankings there is still a ton of sorting out to be done.

Under the radar prospects

by Steve Callahan; GBN Special Correspondent The college football and NFL seasons have just gotten underway, yet it is never too soon to check in on the top prospects for the 2017 draft next April, major publications are already making mock drafts. Everyone is familiar with the big names at the most popular schools at the most prestigious… Read More »

Skill position rankings posted

Initial skill position rankings posted … A little later than usual, our initial positional rankings have been posted for the offensive skill positions including for QB, RB, WR and TE. Obviously, there is still much sorting out to be done, but our staff’s initial impression is that it looks like it could be very good years at RB… Read More »

And then there were two

And then there was just one!! … After a bright start in San Diego, New Orleans appeared to be on the way to a fourth straight loss to start the season when they punted the ball away down 13 points with just over 6 minutes to play. But the Chargers fumbled the ball back on subsequent play that… Read More »

Top two prospects dinged

In what was a wild and wacky week on the college football field, NFL scouts likely ended up holding their collective breaths as both Texas A&M junior DE Myles Garrett and LSU junior RB Len Fournette, generally considered to be the top two prospects for the 2017 draft at this time, both ended up rolling around the ground… Read More »

In converstion with Brian Bosarge

In conversation with … Over the course of the next few months as we head toward the 2017 draft, we’ll be talking to other draft analysts out there to get their impressions of the latest issues impacting the draft. Today’s guest is Brian Bosarge, editor of Deep Fried Draft. Brian still isn’t a household name in draft circles,… Read More »

In conversation with ….

 Over the course of the next few months as we head toward the 2017 draft, we’ll be talking to other draft analysts out there to get their impressions of the latest issues impacting the draft. Today’s guest in Brian Bosarge, editor of Deep Fried Draft. Brian isn’t a household name yet in draft circles, but we keep hearing… Read More »

TOP 10 FCS PROSPECTS

by Steve Callahan, Special Contributor In the 2016 draft, we saw a non-FBS player go in the first round when North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz was selected second overall by Philadelphia. Not only does it seem highly improbable that another FCS prospect will hear his named called within the top five picks of the 2017 draft, but… Read More »

Bonus coverage

Bonus coverage … Thursday night football makes a triumphant return to the NFL airwaves later this evening when the New York Jets travel to Buffalo to play the Bills in what seems to be a never ending race for 2nd place in the AFC East behind New England. Kick-off is at 8:25 PM ET on CBS. Meanwhile, there… Read More »

In conversation with …

Over the course of the next few months as we head toward the 2017 draft, we’ll be talking to other draft analysts out there to get their impressions of the latest issues impacting the draft. And we start the series with one arguably the best independent draft analyst in the business in Scott Wright, editor and publisher of… Read More »

College football weekend notes

Put me back in coach … Perhaps the biggest news, at least for NFL scouts, on what was about as quiet a weekend on the college football schedule on one could imagine, was that star LSU RB Len Fournette did not play in Saturday’s 34-13 victory against FCS Jacksonville State because of an ankle injury. It was in… Read More »