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As we head for the end of the NFL regular season, and into heavy duty NFL DRAFT preparation I get e-mails, texts and questions sent to the GBN website, which COLIN kindly passes on to me. So before the mail-pile gets too big I have puled out the most pertinent given the timing, and those that I actually… Read More »

Bill-Bengals will not play this week

Bill-Bengals will not play this week … The NFL has just announced that last night’s Buffalo-Cincinnati game that was suspended because of the health situation of Bills’ S Damar Hamlin will not be resumed this week. In fact, the league said that no decision has be made whether the game will actually ever be resumed. For now, the… Read More »

No new updates

No new Hamlin updates … As of 9 AM this morning, there are no new updates on the condition of Buffalo S Damar Hamlin, whose heart went into cardiac arrest after making a tackle during last night’s Bills-Bengals game. Hamlin is reportedly sedated and resting comfortably in a Cincinnati hospital, but is still listed in critical condition. There… Read More »

More bowls; more opt outs

More bowls; more opt outs … You know that the non-playoff bowls are in trouble when players start opting out of the Rose Bowl, one of four bowls to be played on Monday. Utah QB Cam Rising, will play when the Utes meet Penn State at 5 PM ET on ABC. Actually so will Sean Clifford the veteran… Read More »

Pigskin’s 2023 New Year’s TOP 25 Draft Prospects

Everything begins anew when we turn calendars to the next year, which then becomes this year. So for many of us it seems best to start fresh with as many things as possible. Therefore, I will now present to you my latest update of players for the Top 25 of 2023 Draft Prospects. I have weeded out those… Read More »

Pigskin’s almost New Year’s Eve thoughts

Pigskin’s almost New Year’s Eve thoughts … With the year rapidly coming to a close, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has some thoughts on the passing football scene here.

Three added to Senior Bowl roster

Trio added to Senior Bowl roster … Over the past couple of days the Senior Bowl has announced that three more players have committed to this year’s game including Alabama safety Jordan Battle, the 9th Tide prospect to agree to play in Mobile this year. The other two are Mississippi DE Tavius Robinson of Mississippi and Bowling Green… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Year-End Edition 2022

This coming NFL off-season is already building momentum to be a carousel of action with personnel changes from front offices to team rosters, mainly because there is a lot of significant “stuff “that is going on, but none more intriguing than some QB shuffling in the making. So let’s ride! This makes me think about the deep dive… Read More »

Bonus bowl coverage

Bonus bowl coverage … Folks can warm-up for tomorrow’s CFP semi-finals with 5 non-playoff bowls today. Unfortunately though, as we have been noting, most of the top players in today’s games won’t be playing. Tennessee, for example, will be without star QB Hendon Hooker (injury) and WRs Cedric Tillman and Jalin Hyatt (both opt-outs) when the #6 Vols… Read More »

Who to watch in CFP semi-finals

#2 MICHIGAN (13-0) vs #3 TEXAS CHRISTIAN (12-1); FIESTA BOWL; 4 PM ET; ESPN … While its no big surprise that its Georgia and Ohio State in one of this year’s national semi-finals, not many people likely had Michigan versus TCU in the other, although it will in fact be the second year in a row for the… Read More »

Players to watch in Thursday bowl triple header

Players to watch in Thursday bowl triple header … Just three more sleeps until Saturday’s college football playoff semi-finals. In the interim, there are three more bowls tomorrow and for a change several top prospects for the 2023 draft will play, although several also won’t. Tomorrow’s Pinstripe Bowl (2:30 PM; ESPN) between Syracuse and Minnesota for example could… Read More »

What if they gave a bowl and nobody came

What if they gave a bowl and nobody came … That might be a little extreme, but with the better bowls starting to show up on the post-season schedule, we were hoping to be able to suggest players to watch in some of the lead-up games to Saturday’s CFP semi-finals. Unfortunately, though, most of the top prospects in… Read More »

Could Raiders move on at QB

Could Raiders move on at QB … They are starting to say the quiet part out loud in Las Vegas where there are growing questions whether the under-performing Raiders will move on from long-time starting QB Derek Carr at the end of the year and possibly look to select a replacement at the 2023 draft. In the short… Read More »

Selection order posted

Selection order posted … With now just two weeks to go in the regular schedule, the opening round selection order for the opening round of the 2023 draft were it to be held this week, has been updated.

Cards lose late; drop to 4th; 5th up for grabs tonight

Cards lose late; drop to 4th; 5th pick still up for grabs tonight … Despite starting a 3rd string QB making his first career start against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in last night’s late game, Arizona had the Bucs on the ropes much of the night, but ultimately lost 19-16 in OT. That loss dropped… Read More »

Texans could clinch top pick

Texans could clinch top pick … Houston could conceivably wrap up the #1 pick overall at the 2023 draft as early as tomorrow. Indeed, if the Texans lose at Tennessee and Chicago upsets Buffalo, Houston would clinch the top pick with two weeks still to go in the regular schedule. However, while the Texans would normally be figured… Read More »

STAR-GAMES Chatter 2.0

After detailing primarily some of the comings around the Senior Bowl last week, it is time to pay some attention to the goings on at the SHRINE BOWL. The game will be played on Thursday night, Feb. 2 in Las Vegas as part of the NFL Pro Bowl festivities. The Shrine will be hosting the only actual game… Read More »

Wake passing duo guys to watch in bowl double dip

Wake passing duo guys to watch in bowl double dip … There are a couple of bowl games set for Friday for those who need a little something to get warmed up for Saturday’s NFL schedule and/or just need to get warmed up if they are in the path of the bad weather including Houston (7-5) against Louisiana… Read More »

Pitt DT enters draft; LSU QB stays home

Pitt DT enters draft; LSU QB stays home in college football roundup … Pittsburgh junior DT Calijah Kancey, one of the most disruptive interior defensive linemen in college football this past season, has confirmed that he will be entering the 2023 draft. Kancey is a 4th year junior who was a consensus All-American this fall after leading all… Read More »

Merry Xmas mock

Merry Xmas mock … As we do around this time every year, here is our annual pre-Christmas 3-round projection for the first two days of the 2023 draft. And, as we always like to point out when posting a mock, the real value of a projection is not that we are going to tell readers which particular player… Read More »

Blue Field prospect watch

Bonus coverage: blue field prospect watch … Usually the only reason to watch the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is to marvel at the blue field in Boise. This year, though, pro scouts will actually be watching the action when Eastern Michigan (8-4) plays San Jose State (7-4) at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon on ESPN as both teams have some… Read More »

Star’Horns RB to enter draft

Star ‘Horns’ RB to enter draft … No real surprise at all as star Texas RB Bijan Robinson announced this morning that he will in fact be entering the 2023 draft where he is projected to be a top ten pick after running for almost 1,600 yards this past season.

Broncos win pushes Bears to #2 pick

Broncos win pushes Bears to #2 pick … In a battle of back-up QBs, Denver defeated Arizona for its fourth win of the year in a late afternoon game. As a result, Chicago will move up into the #2 spot in this week’s selection for the 2023 draft were it to be held this week, while Seattle, which… Read More »

Half dozen bowls on Saturday sched

Half dozen bowls on Saturday sched … For those that don’t want to burn themselves for Sunday’s NFL slate of games watching the three pro games on TV on Saturday, there are a full half dozen college bowls also tomorrow. Unfortunately, as is now the custom, most of the best prospects in the non-CFP playoff games opt not… Read More »

Two juniors in draft; two out

Two juniors in draft; two out … Northwestern OT Peter Skoronski has become the latest underclassman to confirm that they will be entering the 2023 draft. Skoronski is a 3rd year junior who is considered to be one of the top 2-3 offensive line prospects for the upcoming draft. He is currently #17 on the GBN Big Board.… Read More »