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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 »


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 »

Thoughts on opening week of college football

Granted there is still a ton of football to be played, but people around the college game across the country have to be wondering if anybody can beat Alabama. The defending national champions looked to be vulnerable on Saturday when they played 6th ranked Southern California on a neutral field. After all, the Tide had 7 players selected… Read More »

Vikes get Eagles QB Bradford for #1 pick

Vikes get Eagles QB Bradford for #1 pick … Minnesota acted quickly to fill their gaping hole at QB created when Teddy Bridgewater went down with a serious knee injury earlier this week as the Vikings have reportedly acquired veteran QB Sam Bradford from Philadelphia. However, Bradford didn’t come cheaply as the Eagles get the Vikings 1st round… Read More »

College football kicks off

Are you ready for some football??? … Of course you are as the 2016 college football season kicks off for real this weekend with a rather intriguing slate of opening week games. Defending national champion Alabama, for example, plays Southern California in the annual kick-off game in Arlington on Saturday night, while SEC West co-favorite LSU meets Wisconsin… Read More »

Pick cut; others listed

Pick cut; others listed … The NFL’s initial roster limit deadline came and went yesterday as all 32 teams got down to the league’s initial 75-man roster limit. And while its not clear that all teams have actually officially reported all their transactions getting down to today’s limit, it appears that the 2016 draft class escaped the first… Read More »

Saints get vet ‘Phins’ DE for pick

Saints get vet ‘Phins DE for pick … New Orleans has acquired DE Chris McCain from Miami for what is believed to be a conditional 7th round pick this year. McCain is a two-year veteran with a pair of career sacks. With the deal, the GBN trade mart has been updated.

Senior Bowl watch list posted

Senior Bowl watch list posted … For those that have not seen it already, the Senior Bowl has posted its initial watch list which includes almost 400 seniors their scouts are watching for this year’s game. The Senior Bowl will then whittle the list down to the 100 or so players that will be invited to this year’s… Read More »

Bolts pull back Bosa offer

Bolts rescind Bosa offer … San Diego has pulled its latest contract offer to DE Joey Bosa, the Chargers’ first-round draft pick this past April, and have indicated that they will restructure a new deal that would reflect him playing less than a full season. Bosa, the 3rd player selected overall this year, has missed all of training… Read More »