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 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 »
Bills lose #2 pick for extended period … Buffalo could be without rookie MLB Reggie Ragland, a projected starter this fall, for an extended period this season, after an MRI revealed that he had in fact suffered a partial ACL tear in his left knee in practice late last week. The Bills are is expected to get a… Read More »
Okay, so we weren’t quite ready for some football … The NFL has some egg on its collective face this morning after the annual Hall of Fame game in Canton had t be cancelled yesterday because of unplayable field conditions. If there is a silver lining to the whole business is that neither Green Bay nor Indianapolis, this… Read More »
And then there was one … San Francisco has signed OG Josh Garnett, one of two remaining unsigned first-round picks from the 2016 draft. Garnett signed a standard 4-year deal with a club option for a 5th late last night. Garnett was the 28th player selected in this year’s draft. The signing of Garnett leaves San Diego DE… Read More »
Initial GBN power rankings posted … With NFL training camps opening this week, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has posted his initial NFL team power rankings. And to give them just a little bit of draft flavoring, the rankings are listed in reverse order starting at #32 to give a sense of what teams are likely to… Read More »
One Cowboy rook cleared; still waiting on Elliott … Dallas rookie QB Dak Prescott, a 4th round pick at the 2016 draft, can turn his focus back to football after the former Mississippi State star was was found not guilty of DUI and speeding back in March. Meanwhile, the Cowboys still aren’t sure about the status of RB… Read More »
Tide OG suspended … Updating that report from earlier today, Alabama OG G Alphonse Taylor, a second-tier prospect for the 2017 draft who was arrested and charged with driving under the influence over the weekend, has been suspended indefinitely by the school.
No players taken in supp draft … The NFL’s annual summer supplemental draft came and went earlier this afternoon with none of the 6 players available being selected. That means that Purdue DT Ra’Zahn Howard, Mississippi CB Tee Shepard, Sam Houston State RB Jalen Overstreet, Concordia (Alabama) DE Cameron Walton, Virginia Tech LB Eddie D’Antuono and Calgary WR… Read More »
Emerging Sooners junior CB in more hot water … Rising Oklahoma junior CB Jordan Thomas was arrested early Thursday morning on charges of assault and battery, public intoxication and interference. The 5-11, 190-pound Thomas is considered to be a top 100 prospect for either the 2017 or 2018 drafts after he lead the Sooners with 5 picks last… Read More »
Training camp opening dates … Just a few more sleeps and we’ll be into July when NFL training camps open. Courtesy of Pro Football Focus here are the dates camps open for all 32 NFL teams.
Pigskin grades Bucs’ draft … In the latest in his series of team draft profiles from last month’s draft, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette takes a look at what he liked and didn’t like from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2016 draft.
Welcome to the NFL Draft as it is done “the old fashioned way”. This is as vanilla as it gets, just like PAUL BROWN would have done it. No flavor of the day, not even Neapolitan. A BENGALS draft is pure, with the team picking exactly where the League slots them. No trading up, no trading down. And… Read More »
Rams sign top pick, full draft class … Los Angeles has signed former California QB Jared Goff, the first player selected overall at the 2016 draft. The Rams made Goff the #1 pick this year after trading up from the 15th spot. Goff signed a standard 4-year deal with a club option for a 5th season. In fact,… Read More »
It’s not easy to get to the top of the mountain in the NFL. It’s even harder to stay there. And GM JOHN ELWAY finds himself in major retool mode with no desire to concede their title to other teams. So let’s look at what ELWAY did to restock his roster which took some heavy hits in the… Read More »
The CARDS have made huge progress in recent years under the tag-team tandem of BRUCE ARIANS/HC & STEVE KEIM/GM. But like every team the annual infusion of Draft talent is key to continued success. How about we leave it for now that this group contains more surprise Picks than perhaps any other team in the league. IMO. Round… Read More »
Sooner WR dinged for trespass … Oklahoma WR Dede Westbrook, a rising second-tier prospect for the 2017 draft, was arrested in his hometown of Cameron, Texas, earlier this week on a complaint of criminal trespass. Not sure what he was up to, but Westbrook is expected to be a big part of the Sooners’ offense this fall with the… Read More »
Embattled ex-Missou QB lands at EKU … Eastern Kentucky is building quite a little reputation as a reclamation home for troubled former FBS players. Last year, for example, EKU gave former Ohio State star DE Noah Spence a second chance and he ended up as a second round pick at the 2016 draft. Now, EKU has confirmed that… Read More »
At the request of GBN reader ED it’s time to take a look at the DOLPHINS Draft effort. Names have changed a bit at the top of the Miami pecking order but rest assured that the major voices are now MIKE TANNENBAUM & ADAM GASE. Round 1 LAREMY TUNSIL/OT/OLE MISS 6’5/310 5.00/40 10″H/34 1/4″A With a great degree… Read More »
A couple of transfers of note … Its moving season in college football as transferring players find new homes. In a couple of moves that could have an impact on the 2017 draft, former Oklahoma RB Alex Ross has transferred to Missouri, while former Nebraska DT Kevin Williams is staying in the Big Ten with a move to… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 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 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.