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Pigskin draft thots

More draft thoughts … Contrary to what many millennials think being 2-4 days old does not make the draft ancient history to be stored in an archives section.In fact, it will actually take several years before the final story on the 2016 draft is written. That said, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has some preliminary thoughts on… Read More »

Bucks rule draft; B1G makes b1g gains; 2016 draft by the numbers, Part I …

Ohio State left little doubt which was the top school at the 2016 draft as the Buckeyes had a record 10 players taken in the first three rounds. That included two of the first 4 players selected this year – DE Joey Bosa and RB Zeke Elliott who went 3rd and 4th respectively to San Diego and Dallas… Read More »

DRAFT BLOG 2016 Saturday

OK I confess that I took a power nap in my lazy boy from late in Round 5 until just before MORITZ BOEHRINGER of Germany became a super star of reality TV, NFLN style. It made for great TV but the more I watched the replays I began to get the feeling that it was not quite as… Read More »

Draft wrap

Draft wraps; 8th round underway … With the Tennessee Titans making x the final pick of this year’s 7th round, not to mention Mr. Irrelevant, the 2016 draft is in the books. However, there won’t be any rest for weary NFL personnel departments as all teams are now frantically trying to sign the best undrafted free agents. And… Read More »

pigskin punks day two

Pigskin punks second day picks … GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette was the first one in the GBN War Room yesterday and the last one out this morning and he weighs in with his views on the hits, misses and surprises from the second day’s picks of this weekend’s draft.

Pigskin’s Night One Draft observations

You cannot accuse the first day of the Draft as being boring. In too many cases it was a little too chaotic and active. LAREMY TUNSIL was the most distracting and disturbing figure of the evening. A tweeted video before the process began was most disturbing. Speculation has been that his step-father was behind the bong smoking video,… Read More »

Morning after reflections from the first round of the 2016 draft

It wasn’t that long ago that the NFL community was bemoaning the fact that the 2016 draft was about as boring as these things can get. That was then, though, as actual draft had enough storylines that even Shakespeare, were he still around today, might not have known where to start. Certainly, this year’s draft was further proof… Read More »


Perhaps the one thing we have learned in this draft is that it white players and black players use different tailors!

With Carson Wentz safely off to Philadelphia, the real draft drama starts with San Diego on the clock. Will it be the offensive tackle Tunsil or the top defensive player Ramsey going to the Chargers. And whichever player it is taken at #3 is going to have major ramifications through at least the rest of the top ten.

Rams pick

Not sure what Les Snead and Jeff Fisher were waiting for as they took pretty much the full 10-minutes to get their card to the table as the Rams go with the safer, more pro-ready guy in Cal’s Jared Goff over ND State’s Carson Wentz who may have the bigger upside. We don’t usually like to question NFL… Read More »

And we are underway

And we are underway!! The Rams are on the clock … will it be Goff or Wentz?

Red carpet

Just caught a few moments of the NFL Network’s coverage of the red carpet walk-up to tonight’s draft. Bad! Really bad! Embarrassingly bad! If this is supposed to build an audience for the actual draft the NFLN might want to think about going back to the drawing board. Its unwatchable!

Final mocks

Final mocks posted … Not sure if any mock drafts these days are worth the cyberpaper they are printed on; fact is that after the LA Rams and Philadelphia select QBs with the first two picks in tomorrow’s draft, everybody’s just guessing. In the end what one ends up with are literally 100s of mock drafts in circulation… Read More »

Stanley moving up??

It was barely two weeks ago that the buzz around the NFL was that Notre Dame OT Ronnie Stanley was in the process of slipping out of this year’s top 10 because of concerns about his work ethic and lack of physical play. Now with literally just hours before the first picks start coming off the board, the… Read More »

Buzz around #3 QB – and beyond – growing …

We will find out for sure in just over two days which of QBs Carson Wentz of North Dakota State and/or Cal’s Jared Goff Los Angeles and Philadelphia will select, respectively, with the first two picks of the 2016 draft. The more intriguing question for Thursday’s opening round, though, may be where Memphis QB Paxton Lynch, the consensus… Read More »

Monday morning buzz

Goff to Rams; Jack questions hilite morning buzz … Literally just over 100 hours until the actual 2016 draft gets underway and most NFL war rooms are now in lock-down mode. However, there are a couple of stories/rumblings out there. On the one hand, there seems to be a growing chorus that the LA Rams will take California… Read More »

BRONCOS 2016 Team Mock

Here we go again with a look at what the defending Super Bowl champs might do. They have 10 Picks right now, which is a good thing because the team has lost a lot of the key players from that championship team. They are most unsettled at QB with the defection of MANNING & OSWEILER. Even though I… Read More »

SEA HAWKS 2016 Team Mock

I think it is safe to say that the Sea Hawks under CARROLL/SCHNEIDER have been a bit less than conventional with their drafting. But at the same time it’s hard to knock their efforts considering the team’s overall success and the development of surprise picks like RUSSELL WILSON, RICHARD SHERMAN, and more. The team has a solid compliment… Read More »

April 22-23 report

With Los Angeles and Philadelphia pretty much expected to select QBs Carson Wentz of North Carolina State and Cal’s Jared Goff with the first two picks at next week’s draft – in one way or another – in effect the draft really starts with San Diego on the clock with the 3rd pick. The Chargers have reportedly narrowed… Read More »

Draft order, picks by teams updated

Draft order, picks by teams updated … Just a little housekeeping in the wake of the latest big trade affecting the 2016 draft as the full 7-round selection order and the picks by team file have been updated. Of note, with the acquisition of the other picks from Philadelphia, Cleveland now has 12 picks at this year’s draft,… Read More »


In a reversal of an adage: What do you give to a team that has nothing? That is the state of the BROWNS franchise IMO as they have floundered around, wasting money & draft picks on players who they seem to value more than the rest of the League. They have turned over the top of the franchise… Read More »

Second pick ‘in play’

It wasn’t all that long ago that the 2016 draft was being considered as quite possibly the most boring, buzz-free draft in the modern era. No more. And it all seems to start in Cleveland where it appears that the Browns, who have the second pick overall in next week’s draft, have pretty much decided not to take… Read More »

Fallout continues from Rams-Titans trade

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 »

Fallout from Rams-Titans trade for top pick

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 »

Ott appeal denied

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 »