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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 »

First BP numbers kind of ‘meh’

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 »

Big uglies to get lumbering … The NFL’s annual scouting combine really gets down to business this morning as the offensive linemen and RBs will hit the field for their on-field testing, including running the 40, as well as positional drills. The NFL Network will be providing coverage all day beginning at 9 AM ET. We’ll also be… Read More »

Pigskin combine

Random combine thoughts … With the first day of the 2016 scouting combine in the books, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette weighs in with some random thoughts on what he’s hearing and seeing in Indianapolis.

Who’s hot who’s not

Who’s hot; who’s not … With the scouting combine now nicely underway in Indianapolis, here are some passing thoughts on what we have been picking up in terms of some of the players who are hot in this year’s draft class and some who are not in a special edition of the combine Scouts Notebook.  The GBN Big… Read More »

With the scouting combine now nicely underway in Indianapolis, here are some passing thoughts on what we have been picking up in terms of some of the players who are hot in this year’s draft class and some who are not …. It does not appear at this time as if there is a true consensus #1 top… Read More »

Combine preview

Pigskin combine preview … The annual scouting combine gets underway in Indianapolis tomorrow with the arrival of the offensive linemen.  And our Pigskin Paul Guillemette sets up this year’s event with some preliminary thoughts on what to watch for and players to watch.

Not invited to combine

Tide QB headlines list of those not invited to the combine … Alabama QB Jake Coker, who led the Crimson Tide to the 2015 national championships back in January, heads the list of players not invited to this year’s scouting combine which gets underway on February 23rd in Indianapolis. Other well-known prospects who did not get invitations to… Read More »

Draft runs thru Indy

Path to the draft runs through Indy … The  NFL’s annual scouting combine gets underway two weeks today in Indianapolis. However, the folks who run the combine have yet to release the full list of players who will be at the combine despite the fact that their website indicated that the roster of players invited to the event… Read More »

SU QB appeal denied

Orange QB appeal for 6th year denied; will be in draft … Syracuse confirmed yesterday afternoon that the NCAA has denied QB Terrell Hunt’s appeal for a 6th year of eligibility after injuries ended both his 2014 and 2015 years prematurely. Hunt, a fifth-year senior, tore an Achilles tendon in the first quarter of Syracuse’s season opener this… Read More »

Senior bowl game report: D back 7

Senior Bowl game report: LBs and DBs … Because of the Senior Bowl rules limiting what defenses can and can’t do in the game itself, there isn’t a whole lot that one is going to learn from Saturday’s game tape about the LBs and DBs. However, one can always have observations so here goes with some passing thoughts… Read More »

Senior Bowl Game Report: LBs and DBs

by Grumpy Lindsay Because of the Senior Bowl rules limiting what defenses can and can’t do in the game itself, there isn’t a whole lot that one is going to learn from Saturday’s game tape about the LBs and DBs. However, one can always have observations so here goes with some passing thoughts on the defensive back 7… Read More »

Senior Bowl QB, RB etc

Senior Bowl game skill position review … College all-star games are usually tough venues for the offensive skill position players. As a general rule, they don’t get many reps and for the most part are playing in unfamiliar systems. So what made this year’s Senior Bowl game somewhat unusual is that NFL personnel people saw pretty much what… Read More »

Senior Bowl Game Report: Offensive Skill Positions

by Grumpy Lindsay Nothin’ much to see here folks … let’s just move along … College all-star games are usually tough venues for the offensive skill position players. As a general rule, they don’t get many reps and for the most part are playing in unfamiliar systems. So what made this year’s Senior Bowl game somewhat unusual is… Read More »

OL Senior Bowl game review

Senior Bowl offensive line game review … While the top story line out of last week’s Senior Bowl revolved around the number of defensive linemen, and especially the defensive tackles, who have emerged as legitimate first and second day prospects for the 2016 draft, in part as a result of their solid performances in both the practices and… Read More »

Paul senior Bowl wrap

Pigskin Senior Bowl wrap … After a grueling two weeks at first the East-West Shrine week in St. Petersburg and then the Senior Bowl last week, GBN Associate Editor and Chief Scout Pigskin Paul Guillemette is back home and sends along this final report from Mobile documenting some final observations as well as his game all-star team.

SENIOR BOWL Gameday thoughts & All-Game Team

Another Senior Bowl is in the record books and it’s now time to pour over 5 days worth of notes and replay the action in my dreams (I hope). After my 500 mile drive from Mobile back to Orlando Sunday I am now ready to present my Game All-Star team. QB DAK PRESCOTT/MISS STATE RB TYLER ERVIN/SAN JOSE… Read More »

SENIOR BOWL ALL-PRACTICE TEAM

Before they put the pads on and play for real it’s time to post my All-Practice Team. THis list is a combination of my own observations and opinions as well as some thoughts of others here in Mobile for the week. QB CARSON WENTZ/N Dakota State RB KENNY DIXON/Louisiana Tech FB DAN VITALE/Northwestern WR STERLING SHEPARD/Oklahoma WR BRAXTON… Read More »

Bills get in QB queue

Bills get into QB queue … Buffalo G.M. Doug Whaley didn’t flinch when asked at yesterday’s Senior Bowl practice whether the Bill will consider selecting a quarterback in the early rounds of the 2016 draft. “If it presents itself, it makes sense and it’s a guy we like, and we believe in, absolutely” said Whaley who has to… Read More »

Senior bowl gets underway

Senior Bowl gets underway … The final big post-season all-star game gets underway later this morning when the 100-plus 2016 draft prospects at the Senior Bowl in Mobile are weighed and measured. Both teams will then have light practices this afternoon with the real work to begin on Wednesday with the first of two days of full-pad workouts.… Read More »

SHRINE GAME Gameday

Hopefully you have been following my practice reports all week and have some ideas of what to watch for this afternoon. But at the risk of shooting myself in the foot let me start the gameday coverage with some projections and other last minute observations. The good news for most fans is that I still expect both Head… Read More »

Shrine Game Tuesday

It was a crisp and windy morning in St. Pete Tuesday with temps in the low 40’s as the East practice began. Being almost on the bay meant the wind was coming in crisply across the cold Winter water of Tampa Bay. I ran into PACKERS GM TED THOMPSON entering the field area. When I asked him how… Read More »

Deadline day for underclassmen

Deadline day for underclassmen … Underclassmen have until the end of business later this afternoon to file paperwork with the NFL in order to be eligible for the 2016 draft. In fact, almost all the big-name juniors and redshirt sophomores who had been expected to consider entering this year’s draft have already announced in one way or another… Read More »

WHO CAUGHT MY EYE Bowl Games II

Rolling thru my Bowl Game tapes and the final Bowl Games I have a dozen player thumbnails and other than a few of them, many of these guys may have not been on your radar yet. THat is what I am here to do. Bringing guys to your attention that aren’t on everybody’s lists is my duty in… Read More »

All-star updates

Star game roster updates … Maryland junior DT Quinton Jefferson and Kansas State FB Glenn Gronkowski, a pair of 4th year juniors who have already graduated, along with Michigan State DE Lawrence Thomas and North Dakota State OT Joe Haeg have been added to the Senior Bowl roster, while Wisconsin OT Tyler Marz and Texas State CB David… Read More »