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Pigskins looks at small s-chool prospects

Pigskin ranks small-school prospects … Over the years, the draft has been pretty much the preserve of big-time college football programs. Every year, though, there are breakthroughs from guys playing at lower levels. And this year will be no exception, although the odds are stacked against anyone from outside the ranks of FBS schools being selected in this… Read More »

BUCCANEERS 2017 Team Mock

Once the RAIDERS move to Vegas, Florida will lead the NFL with 3 franchises. But only one can currently be considered a Play-Off caliber club and that is the BUCS in Tampa Bay. QB JAMEIS WINSTON has quickly become the cornerstone of the franchise after the BUCS wisely chose him No. 1 overall two years ago. It is… Read More »

Are Pats trades back on ???

Throughout much of the early pre-draft process the only buzz out there were rumors about potential trades involving New England QB Jimmy Garoppolo and CB Malcolm Butler. Cleveland was reportedly interested in acquiring Garoppolo and were believed to be considering parting with the 12th pick in this year’s draft as part of the compensation, but weren’t willing to… Read More »

Foster shoulder surgery story

Conflicting story on state of Foster shoulder surgery … There are conflicting stories on the condition of Alabama MLB Reuben Foster’s surgically repaired shoulder. ESPN had a report by Shane Alexander that Foster had not been given a clean bill of health at the medical re-checks conducted in Indianapolis last week for injured players and that it was… Read More »

Another big week in Indy

Another big week in Indy … It’s all done behind closed doors, but the key activity in the draft process this week are the medical re-tests of injured players in Indianapolis. Every year, players with medical issues are invited back to the combine site in April to see where their conditions stand in the 2-3 weeks before the… Read More »

Giants post

Reading the Big Blue tea leaves … With the 23rd pick in this month’s draft, the New York Giants could go in a bunch of directions with their early round picks. GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has some thoughts on where they might go in his latest team mock. At the same time, GBN Editor Colin Lindsay… Read More »

Palace intrigue starts to percolate!

For weeks now we have been lamenting the fact that there just wasn’t any buzz at all surrounding the 2017 draft. However, with 15 days to go, things may be starting to percolate, although one always has to bear in mind that this is the season of smoke and mirrors. And the growing buzz starts in Cleveland where… Read More »

GIANTS MOCK DRAFT 2017

With deference to our Editor, let’s start off my Team Mocks with his favorite team the G-Men in NYC. I will expect a critique and alternate picks from him, in short order, after this is published. But for now… Round1,Pick23 HAASAN REDDICK/LB/TEMPLE 6’2/237 PPR#22 Once upon a time the GIANTS D was ruled by perennial Pro Bowl LB… Read More »

Projection updated

New 3-round projection … We weren’t planning on posting any new mock drafts until perhaps just before the draft, but with the lack of any kind of buzz surrounding the upcoming draft, we thought we’d throw one out there just to spice things up a little. We only do so with the proviso that people remember – and… Read More »

Who’s hot; who’s not

We have noted that the run-up to this year’s draft has been unusually quiet; however, that doesn’t mean there isn’t necessarily any movement just beneath the surface. It’s hard not to sense, for example, that Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes continues to gain momentum. Indeed, there’s a palpable sense around the league that Mahomes is now the second… Read More »

Texas RB Foreman flies at pro day

‘Horns RB Foreman flies at UT pro day … The focus of today’s pro day schedule was supposed to be on the state of Florida where Florida State and Florida had workouts scheduled. In fact, there were some notable performances at the two Florida schools, but in the end the story of the day may have been Texas… Read More »

More Clemson coverage

More Clemson pro day notes … Still trying to get an accurate 40 time for big-time Clemson WR Mike Williams from today’s pro day. As noted earlier, the school announced a time of 4.49 for Williams, who did not run at the combine, while there were press later press reports that had Williams running anywhere from 4.53 to… Read More »

Mocks

You want mocks! We got mocks!! … Actually we have seriously considered making the GBN a ‘mock free’ draft zone! Not that they are not fun to do. And not that they can provide a certain level on information. However, what we sense is that the vast majority of fans, and even most media, tend to completely misinterpret… Read More »

Mock drafts: What are they good for??

The simple answer is not much! They are fun to do! And what a good projection can do is provide some insight into what players are going to be available at different points in the draft. What no mock draft, even the very best ones, is going to tell you with any greater accuracy than that proverbial blind… Read More »

Mock links

GBN Three-round Projection Larry Parker March Mock

Mixon, Allen visits scheduled

Guess who’s coming to dinner … While the pro day workouts are the focus of the pre-draft process these days, teams are also starting to arrange on-site visits of prospects they would like to bring to their facilities. For the record, every team is allowed to bring in up to 30 out-of-town prospects for interviews and follow-up medical… Read More »

There is no way a 6-4, 224-pound safety should run under 4.5 but UConn’s Obi Melifonwu is a different dude and may just be having the best combine of any one this year. FTR Melifonwu who could actually get some looks as a CB ran a 4.46.

Did Garrett wrap top pick

Did Garrett wrap up top pick? … That’s the question around the NFL this hour after Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett turned in one of the most athletic combines ever by a defensive lineman. Of course, its still up to Cleveland to make the pick, but Garrett certainly made it tough for the Browns to pass and take… Read More »

FTR that 4.22 John Ross time has been posted on the NFL.com website. Also note that Ohio State slash Curtis Samuel posted a blazing 4.31 just after Ross which would have been the headliner almost any other year.

Friday combine notes

A couple of notes for the upcoming workouts. Neither of WRs Mike Williams of Clemson nor Western Michigan’s, arguably the top two receivers in this year’s draft class, will run during tomorrow’s on-field drills. Williams has decided to opt out of running tomorrow and instead will do the 40 at the Tigers’ pro day on March 16. as… Read More »

Vikes win coin flip

Vikes win coin flip; Eagles pick 14th, Colts 15th … Minnesota won this afternoon’s coin flip to break a tie with Indianapolis for the 14-15 picks in the opening round of the 2017 draft. However, because Minnesota traded its #1 pic this year to Philadelphia for QB Sam Bradford, it will actually be Philadelphia will pick 14th this… Read More »

Thursday combine by the numbers …

Thursday combine by the numbers … Maybe the most surprising thing about the data coming out of the scouting combine in Indianapolis this week is that there actually have been so few surprises. Same again today as the QBs, WRs and TEs were weighed and measured, while the offensive linemen did the bench press. Courtesy of Walter football… Read More »

Big uglies measure in

Big uglies measure up … The scouting combine is fully underway in Indianapolis where the first group, including the offensive linemen and running backs are in the process of being weighed and measured. Unfortunately, the NFL combine people still haven’t gotten the message that these data should be widely available. Still, they do leak and Walter Football has… Read More »

Draft runs thru Indy: The Combine by the numbers

The NFL’s annual scouting combine gets underway in Indianapolis later today with 330 of the top prospects for the 2017 draft set to be poked, prodded and tested. And while the importance of the combine sometimes gets overstated, no question it is one of the key elements of the entire pre-draft process. How key? Last year, for example,… Read More »

Comp pick good news for Rams in 3rd

Rams get good news in 3rd round with comp pick … Thanks to correspondent Scott R for the tip as another pick got juggled by yesterday’s announcement of the awarding of this year’s compensatory picks. As part of the 2016 draft trade with Tennessee in which the Rams moved up to the #1 pick overall and selected QB… Read More »