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NFC SOUTH Preview The rest

The remainder of the NFC South will be struggling to keep their collective heads at .500 again in 2015, But in this division that still gives them a shot at catching the PANTHERS if that club trips up. The SAINTS seem the logical, best of the rest, primarily because they still have SEAN PAYTON and DREW BREES leading… Read More »

Supp day pro day

Two work out prior to supp draft … According to Baltimore Sun beat reporter Aaron Wilson as posted in the National Football Post , more than a dozen NFL teams attended yesterday’s pro day work out of West Georgia DE Darrius Caldwell and DT Dalvon Stuckey, both of whom will be in next week’s supplemental draft. Caldwell, a… Read More »

Missou DT injured

Missou DT injured in car crash … Missouri junior DT Harold Brantley was reportedly seriously injured in a car crash yesterday.  While a little undersized at 6-3, 280, Brantley is considered to be  a decent second-tier prospect for the 2017 draft with some upfield ability after he posted 54 tackles and 5 sacks last fall.

Pigskin musings

College football musings … With the NFL now undeniably in the ‘off-season’ such as it is, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has turned his attention – albeit briefly he promises us – to some recent developments at the college level which are highlighted in the latest edition of Pigskin’s football musings.

Pigskin post-draft ruminations

More post-draft musings … The 2015 draft is now almost three weeks in the rear-view mirror, but our Pigskin Paul Guillemette is still poring over his notes trying to make sense of everything that took place earlier this month and weighs in with some more post-draft analysis starting with his thoughts on Dallas’ signing of former LSU G/T… Read More »

CFL draft wrap

CFL draft wrap … The CFL draft wrapped up late last evening when Calgary made University of Calgary QB Andrew Buckley the equivalent of the NFL draft’s ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ by selecting him with the 62nd and final pick in the league’s annual draft of Canadian-born players. And in the sometimes wacky world of the the CFL, its ‘Mr… Read More »

Chiefs

KC releases undrafted rook signings … Kansas City has announced signing 10 undrafted free agents from the 2015 draft class including former Mississippi State DB Justin Cox, ex-Iowa State DT David Irving and Harding WR Dontella Luckett who were still on the GBN Big Board after the draft. Kansas City was the final team to announce its rookie… Read More »

Titans announce rook signings

Titans announce UDFA signings … Tennessee, one of the two remaining teams that had yet to formally announce the names of its undrafted rookie signings following the 2015 draft, did release their list earlier today leaving Kansas City as the only team left to announce their undrafted rookie signings. The Chiefs will likely announce their  undrafted rooki signings… Read More »

Heuerman, Mayle injuries

Another rook out for year after tearing ACL in mini-camp … Denver TE Jeff Heuerman reportedly will miss the upcoming season after tearing an ACL in today’s mini-camp practice. Heuerman was the Broncos’ 3rd round this year. Meanwhile, Cleveland has confirmed that WR Vince Mayle, the Browns’ 4th round pick this year, will undergo surgery to repair a… Read More »

Texans sign draft class …

Texans, Bears sign full draft classes … Houston became the latest team to sign all the players it selected at last weekend’s draft including CB Kevin Johnson whom they selected with the 16th pick overall. Meanwhile, Chicago signed C Hroniss Grasu, the Bears last remaining pick, while Carolina signed three picks including OLB Shaq Thompson the team’s first… Read More »

Eagles shakeup

Eagles, Jets shake up scout staff … Philadelphia has continued to make over its personnel department under head coach Chip Kelly by cutting ties with director of college scouting Anthony Patch, director of pro personnel Rick Mueller and area scout Brad Obee. Patch and Mueller, in particular, were tied to former G.M. Howie Roseman, who was pushed aside… Read More »

Draft Blog

THat’s a really solid pick for Chip’s Offense. Maybe a bit early, but he was a rising prospect, especially after running a 4.42/40 at the Combine. Gets lots of yards after catch which is big in a KELLY offense. Great work ethic per USC coaches. BENGALS could use a thumper like LANDON COLLINS as their SS. La’el Collins… Read More »

Draft Blog

RAIDERS are looking at LEONARD WILLIAMS to anchor their DL or AMARI COOPER/WR to give them a No. 1 target for DEREK CARR. Any other pick is over thinking by REGGIE McKENZIE and his people. It’s only 4 Picks in but this Draft is making sense so far. Insanity must be lurking just around the corner. Hey is… Read More »

SO as usual the QB position trumps all the BS talk about best available athlete. Kudos to ERIC GALKO who ranks his QB prospects separately from all the other players each year. Now do the JAGS draft COOPER, WHITE, FOWLER or WILLIAMS? Remember that both FOWLER & WILLIAMS are from Florida and would give the franchise a local… Read More »

Draft Blog

Will some team be silly enuf to give up the farm to trade up for MARIOTA? I luv MARIOTA, but a deal like the SKINS made for RG3 is suicidal to a franchise and its roster. Plus Marcus may not be ready to play big time for 2-3 seasons no matter who gets him. By the way… what… Read More »

More top 100s

Pigskin, significant others post top 100s … Several top draft analysts historically wait until the final days before the draft to post their overall rankings. That’s the case for our own Pigskin Paul Guillemette who has his ranking of the top 100 prospects for today’s draft. Meanwhile, Mike Mayock, NFL.com’s lead draft analyst posted his only top 100… Read More »

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LSU CB fails drug tests

LSU CB failed drug tests … There are multiple reports this evening that LSU CB Jalen Collins, a late first prospect for the 2015 draft, failed multiple drug tests while at the school, although the details on when and for what are still a little sketchy.

Clemmings stress fracture

Injury concern for Pitt OT … NFL.com is reporting that Pittsburgh OT T.J. Clemmings has a stress fracture in his foot. According to the report, the injury showed up during Clemmings’ medical exam at the scouting combine in February. Apparently it is an old injury that had calcified and according to Clemmings has never been a problem. Still,… Read More »

morning wrap

More Mariota to Philly talk; new twist in ‘L’affaire pattes du crabbe,’ hilite daily roundup … It was the first rumor with legs in this year’s draft cycle and while it has kind of drifted into the background in recent weeks speculation that Philadelphia, and head coach and G.M. Chip Kelly in particular, are still thinking seriously about… Read More »

Schedule announced

Could be #1 versus #2 in season opener … The NFL released the full 2015 regular schedule last evening and whether they planned it that way, Tampa Bay and Tennessee, which currently have the first and second picks overall at next week’s draft, face each other in the opening week in Tampa.

Top 201-300

 201   FRANK CLARK/DE/MICHIGAN 202   ELLIS McCARTHY/DT/UCLA 203 XAVIER WILLIAMS/DT/N. IOWA 204  MARCUS MURPY/RB/MISSOURI 205 ADAM SHEAD/OG.OKLAHOMA 206 CODY FAJARDO/QR/NEVADA 207 LADARIUS GUNTER/CB/MIAMI 208  DeANDRE SMELTER/WR/GA TECH 209  BRYCE HAGER/LB/TCU 210  DEON SIMON/DT/NW LOUISIANA 211  TERRY POOLE/OT/SAN DIEGO STATE 212  AUSTIN HILL/WR/ARIZONA 213  NICK PERRY/FS/ALABAMA 214  IMOAN CLAIBORNE/CB/NW LOUISIANA 215  TAIWAN JONES/ILB/MICHIGAN STATE 216  J.T. SURRATT/DT/SOUTH CAROLINA… Read More »

Gurley recheck

Top RB checks out at med re-check … According to a report by NFL.com, Georgia RB Todd Gurley, expected to be one of the first 1-2 backs off the board at this month’s draft, ‘checked out fine’ at the medical follow-up tests in Indianapolis yesterday and today. Gurley had been thought of as a possible top 5-10 pick… Read More »

Pro day updates

Pro day updates … All 32 NFL teams were represented at Alabama’s pro day on Wednesday, but its wasn’t the same star-studded celebrity crowd that has turned out to recent Tide workouts. Indeed, Giants’ GM Jerry Reese was the only GM who has been mentioned as attending, while there were no head coaches in Tuscaloosa today. That may… Read More »

Kaepernick trade rumors

49ers denying QB trade rumors … San Francisco is strongly denying a report late last night that the team had fielded trade offers for QB Colin Kaepernick. According to a report on a Houston radio station the 49ersd have talked with both Chicago and Philadelphia about a deal involving Kaepernick, who signed a big, long-term contract prior to… Read More »