Senior Bowl Report – Wednesday Practices Move Inside Due to Weather

Senior Bowl 2019

Wednesday’s practices moving to South Alabama University
Statement from Reese’s Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy:

“Because of potential bad weather on Wednesday, we have decided to move practices to South Alabama’s new indoor facility. Our number one priority is always player safety. Rather than risk injury to a player on a slick field or expose them to potential severe weather, we have opted to go indoors. Unfortunately, because of severe space limitations, that means our credentialed media will not be able to attend the practice. We are sorry for this inconvenience.”

Practice times will remain as scheduled:

North 12:30 pm-2:30 pm
South 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

They are closed to media and the public on Wednesday.

Thursday Practices return to Ladd-Peebles Stadium
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (North)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (South)

* Practices Open To Public Thursday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium

*** Senior Bowl 2019 Game – Jan 26, 2019 Mobile, Alabama – 1:30 pm CT- NFL Network ***
Weigh-in/Practices – Monday Jan 21st thru Thursday Jan 24th

For Complete Senior Bowl info including Roster acceptances
Go to https://www.seniorbowl.com/




It’s the Rams vs Patriots in Super Bowl LIII

It’s the Rams vs Patriots in Super Bowl LIII

Super Bowl LIII
When: Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. et on CBS
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Frank Coyle – head scout

In probably the most exciting day in NFL history, the Rams and Patriots won their NFC and AFC championship games with dramatic overtime victories. The Rams/Patriot game will be a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI.

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The Rams return to the Super Bowl in only HC Sean McVay’s second season after 12 consecutive non-playoff appearances. It is the Rams’ fourth appearance in the SB. On Sunday, they fought back twice to tie the Saints and won in overtime on a 57 yard game winning FG by Greg Zuerlein. It was the longest FG in NFL Postseason history.

The Patriots go to their third consecutive Super Bowl and 11th overall in history and the 9th between HC Bill Belichick and Pro Bowl QB Tom Brady tenure. They won this time on one their patented long drives including the game winning drive in overtime after winning the coin toss. Brady outbattled young Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes in a postseason classic with the Patriots prevailing in the end.

We will have our Super Bowl LIII matchup story prior to the event.




East-West Shrine and NFLPA All-Star Weeks Begin

East-West Shrine and NFLPA – Major All-Star Weeks Begin

  Both the East-West Shrine and NFLPA All-star weeks begin with practices. Both events have rosters of many NFL prospects including small college players looking to highlight their talent on the main stage.   

Draft Insiders’ will have scouting staffs at both All-star events this week. We will have in-depth evaluation of all the All-star events in upcoming newsletters.

  Draft Insiders’ 2019 January Newslettter will be available this week – Order Today –  Underclassmen rated, 2 Round Mock Draft and new Top 100 Pro Prospects

All-Star Games

     Jan. 19 – NFLPA Collegiate Game – Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Ca.– FS1 – 2 pm PT
      Go to http://collegiate.nflpa.com/2019-game-roster/ for updated info including Rosters

     Jan. 19- East-West Shrine – St. Petersburg, Florida – 3 pm est – NFL Network
 For Complete East-West Shrine All-star Game info including updated Roster acceptances
Go to http://www.shrinegame.com/

 
*** Senior Bowl Game – Jan 26, 2019 Mobile, Alabama – 1:30 pm CT- NFL Network ***
                       Weigh-in- Practices – Monday Jan 21st thru Thursday Jan 24th
For Complete Senior Bowl info including Roster acceptances
Go to https://www.seniorbowl.com/

 Key Postseason Dates
January 15 – Deadline for college players that are underclassmen to apply for special eligibility. A list of players who are accepted into the NFL Draft will be sent to clubs on January 19.

Jan 19 – East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Jan 19 – NFLPA All-Star Game, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Ca.
 
January 20 – AFC and NFC Championship Games.
 
January 26 – Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.

January 27 – NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida.
January 27 – An assistant coach, whose team is participating in the Super Bowl, who has previously interviewed for another club’s head coaching job may have a second interview with such club no later than the Sunday preceding the Super Bowl.

                 Feb 3 – **** Super Bowl LIIl **** Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.




Draft Insiders’ 2018 All-Pro Teams

Draft Insiders’ All-Pro Teams

Frank Coyle/ Head scout

 Draft Insiders’ announces its annual Pro Bowl teams with the NFC and AFC championship games set for next Sunday, the Chiefs host the Patriots and the Saints play the Rams,

  The NFL’s four best teams with square off for the honor to meet in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3rd. The four finalists have dominated out Pro Bowl clubs, along with several interesting first year and young players. The four title game clubs were the four highest scoring teams in the league in 2018 as the NFL continues in a dominate pass oriented game.  

MVP – QB Patrick Mahomes – Chiefs
Defensive POY – DT Aaron Donald – Rams

Comeback POY – QB Andrew Luck – Colts

Rookies of the Year
  Offense – RB Saquon Barkley – Giants
  Defense – LB Darius Leonard – Colts
 
* rookies

Draft Insiders’ 2019 January Newslettter will be available this week – All Underclassmen, 2 Round MD, and new Top 100 Pro Prospects

Draft Insiders’ Pro Bowl Teams
First Team
Offense

Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs
 
Running Back: * Saquon Barkley – New York Giants
1A Type: Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs
 
Tight End: Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs
 
Wide Receivers:
 Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints
 DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans

Left Tackle: David Bakhtiari – Green Bay Packers
Right Tackle: Mitchell Schwartz – Kansas City Chiefs
 
Left Guard: * Quenton Nelson – Indianapolis Colts
Right Guard: Zack Martin – Dallas Cowboys
Center: Jason Kelce – Philadelphia Eagles
 
Defense
Edge Rushers:
 J.J. Watt – Houston Texans
 Khalil Mack – Chicago Bears
 Cameron Jordan – New Orleans Saints
 
Tackles:
   Aaron Donald – Los Angeles Rams
  Chris Jones – Kansas City Chiefs

Linebackers:
Luke Kuechly – Carolina Panthers
Bobby Wagner – Seattle Seahawks
* Darius Leonard – Indianapolis Colts
 
Cornerbacks: Kyle Fuller – Chicago Bears
 Stephon Gilmore – New England Patriots
 
Safeties:
  * Derwin James – Los Angeles Chargers
  Eddie Jackson – Chicago Bears
  Nickel Back: Desmond King – Los Angeles Chargers
 
Special Teams
Placekicker: Aldrick Rosas – New York Giants
Punter: * Michael Dickson – Seattle Seahawks
Kick Returner: Andre Roberts – New York Jets
Punt Returner: Tarik Cohen – Chicago Bears
Special Teamer: Adrian Phillips – Los Angeles Chargers
 
Second Team
Offense
Quarterback:
  Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints
 
Running Back:
Todd Gurley – Los Angeles Rams
1A Type: Christian McCaffrey – Carolina Panthers
 
Tight End: George Kittle – San Francisco 49ers
 
Wide Receivers:
Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons
Amari Cooper – Dallas Cowboys
 
Left Tackle: Duane Brown – Seattle Seahawks
Right Tackle: Ryan Ramczyk – New Orleans Saints
 
 Left Guard: Joel Bitonio – Cleveland Browns
 Right Guard: Marshal Yanda – Baltimore Ravens
 Center: Maurkice Pouncey – Pittsburgh Steelers
 
Defense
Edge Rushers:
 Von Miller – Denver Broncos
 Myles Garrett – Cleveland Browns
 Danielle Hunter – Minnesota Vikings
 
Tackles:  
 Fletcher Cox – Philadelphia Eagles
 Jurrell Casey – Tennessee Titans
 
Linebackers:
 C.J. Mosley – Baltimore Ravens
 * Leighton Vander Esch – Dallas Cowboys
T.J. Watt – Pittsburgh Steelers

 Cornerbacks:
   Byron Jones – Dallas Cowboys
   Xavien Howard – Miami Dolphins
 
Safeties:
  Jamal Adams – New York Jets
  Harrison Smith – Minnesota Vikings
  Nickel Back: * Denzel Ward – Cleveland Browns
 
Special Teams
Placekicker: Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens
Punter: Johnny Hekker – Los Angeles Rams
Kick Returner: Cordarrelle Patterson – New England Patriots
Punt Returner: Desmond King – Los Angeles Chargers
Special Teamer: Cory Littleton – Los Angeles Rams

Frank Coyle is a longtime member of the FWAA and a voter for the Heisman Trophy, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, Fred Biletnikoff and Eddie Robinson awards annually for 25 years. He was a 20 year Scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl.




January All-Star Games 2019 Postseason Schedule

January All-Star Games 2019 Postseason Schedule

Jan. 5-9 – College Gridiron Showcase, Fort Worth, Texas

Jan. 13 – Tropical Bowl – FBS All-star Game – Daytona Beach, Florida
                      http://www.tropicalbowl.com/

Jan. 19 NFLPA Collegiate Game –
      Rose Bowl, Los Angeles, Ca.– FS1

     Jan. 19 – East-West Shrine – St. Petersburg, Florida – 3 pm est – NFL Network
     For Complete East-West Shrine All-star Game info including updated Roster acceptances
Go to http://www.shrinegame.com/

 
*** Senior Bowl Game – Jan 26, 2019 Mobile, Alabama – 1:30 pm CT- NFL Network ***

                       Weigh-in- Practices – Monday Jan 21st thru Thursday Jan 24th
For Complete Senior Bowl info including updated Roster acceptances
Go to https://www.seniorbowl.com/




Cardinals Hold 1st Overall Pick Selection Entering Final Weekend

Cardinals Hold 1st Overall Pick Selection Entering Final  NFL Weekend

Frank Coyle/ Publisher – Head Scout

 With just one game remaining in the 2018 season, the first round order for the NFL Draft 2019 is shaping the selection process. Currently, 16 clubs still have mathematical chances to earn playoff spots. All NFC division winners have been decided, though one wild card playoff club remains to join Seattle. The AFC playoff picture is more complicated with only the Patriots claiming a division title. The three other AFC divisions are still open with eight teams vying for the five remaining playoff positions.  

 Arizona has the #1 off their 3-12 record. The 49ers remain at the 2nd overall selection off opponent’s won/loss records, though tied with the Jets and Oakland at 4-11. The Lions, Bucs, Bills, Giants and Jaguars hold the #5 thru #9 overall choices on the merit of their poor 5-10 records. There is a logjam with four clubs at 6-9 that will impact the top half of the first round over the final Sunday of the 2018 season.

 This weekend features a few key matchups, Atlanta at Tampa and Detroit at Green Bay that can shuffle the top 10 selections for all of those clubs. Arizona, San Fran, Jets and Raiders all have road divisional games that will determine the final draft order at the very top of the selection process.

 Opponents’ W-L record will be posted next week after all 16 opponents for each team and the final draft order.  Teams that are tied are currently ranked in the order of their opponents won/loss record.

Current First Round Draft Order

# / Team / W-L /
1 Arizona          3-12
2 San Francisco  4-11
3 NY Jets          4-11
4 Oakland         4-11
5 Detroit           5-10
6 Tampa Bay    5-10
7 Buffalo          5-10
8 NY Giants      5-10
9 Jacksonville   5-10
10 Atlanta         6-9
11 Carolina       6-9
12 Denver         6-9
13 Cincinnati     6-9
14 Green Bay    6-8-1
15 Miami           7-8
16 Washington  7-8
17 Cleveland     7-7-1
18 Philadelphia 8-7
19 Pittsburgh    8-6-1
20 Tennessee    9-6
21 Minnesota    8-6-1
22 Indianapolis  9-6
23 Seattle         9-6
24 Oakland (Dallas)       9-6
25 Baltimore     9-6
26 Houston       10-5
27 New England            10-5
28 Oakland (Chicago)    11-4
29 L.A. Chargers           11-4
30 L.A. Rams    12-3
31 Kansas City  11-4
32 Green Bay (New Orleans)      13-2

Frank Coyle is a longtime member of the FWAA and a voter for the Heisman Trophy, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, Fred Biletnikoff and Eddie Robinson awards annually for 25 years. He was a 20 year Scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl.




NFL Power Poll – Bears Clinch NFC North Division

NFL Power Poll – Week 16

Frank Coyle/ Head Scout

NFL Power Poll – Bears Clinch NFC North Division
Chargers Clinch Playoff Berth – Tied With Chiefs for AFC West Division

Team of the Week  
    L.A. Chargers edge Kansas City Chiefs, 29-28

Upset of the Week
Philadelphia beats LA Rams, 30-23

 Players of the Week 
  Offense – QB Philip Rivers – Chargers     
  Defense – DE Melvin Ingram – Chargers

Rookies of Week
    Offense – RB Jaylen Samuels – Steelers
    Defense – LB Darius Leonard – Colts

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Game of Week #16 – Baltimore Ravens (8-6) at LA Chargers (11-3)  
Both clubs still alive for divisional titles

Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 16

NFL Ranking /Record /Team

#1 – 12-2 Saints
Saints’ returned to the victory column quickly vs the Panthers.

#2 -11-3 Rams
Rams’ are starting to look ordinary the past few weeks.

#3 – 11-3 Chiefs
Chiefs’ lost a shootout to the Chargers. Go to Seattle in a huge matchup for both clubs.

#4 – 11-3 Chargers
Chargers have been relentless, showing the maturity to win key contests.

#5 – 10-4 Texans
Texans’ returned to the winning column vs the Jets. Look to clinch AFC South with win in Philly.

#6 – 10-4 Bears
The Bears beat the Packers in last one to clinch North title.

#7 – 9-5 Patriots
Pats lost their second game in a row. Probably lose home field advantage beyond the first round of playoffs.

#8 – 8-6 Seahawks
Seahawks lost to the 49ers in overtime that may cost them a playoff berth.

#9 – 8-6 Cowboys
The Cowboys were shutout by the Colts after five straight wins. Host the Bucs hoping for division title win.

#10 – 8-5-1 Steelers
Steelers’ beat the Patriots in a must win situation. Travel to New Orleans in another huge game to hold their AFC North leadership.

#11 – 8-6 Ravens
Ravens beat the Bucs to pressure the Steelers. Face the Chargers on the West coast Saturday that can define both divisions.

#12 – 8-6 Colts
Colts’ Andrew Luck came up big again, this time vs the Cowboys. Host the Giants in another must win situation on Sunday.

#13 – 8-6 Titans
The Titans shutout the GMen. Host the Skins this Sunday and must win to stay abreast in crazy AFC wild card race.

#14 – 7-7 Dolphins
Dolphins caved on to the Vikings in last one. Host Bucs holding on to long playoff chances.

#15 – 7-7 Eagles
Eagles refuse to die and won huge matchup with NFC leading Rams. Host the tough Texans in their next must win spot.

#16 – 7-6-1 Vikings
Vikings beat the Dolphins in a big win. Face the Lions in a must win trap game situation for any playoff hopes.

#17 – 7-7 Redskins
The Redskins edged out a win vs the Jaguars. Travel to Tennessee in a tough game that can end their playoff hopes.

#18 – 6-7-1 Browns
Browns are a tough out and beat the Broncos to stay mathematically alive for wild card spot.

#19- 6-8 Broncos
Broncos came up empty again with another horrible loss this time to the Browns. Face the Raiders playing only for pride vs a hated rival.

#20 – 6-8 Panthers
Panthers were inept again offensively, losing their sixth straight game this time to the Saints.

#21 – 6-8 Bengals
Bengals’ beat the Raiders in a meaningless game, holding on to respectability.

#22 – 5-9 Giants
The Giants played poorly last week vs the Titans that ended any playoff mathematical chances.

#23 – 5-8-1 Packers
The Packers were eliminated by the hated Bears last week. Expect a huge offseason turnover here.

#24 – 5-9 Lions
Lions lost to the lowly Bills. Host the Vikings hoping to play spoiler.

#25 – 5-9 Falcons
Falcons wacked the Cardinals in the basement bowl. Face Panthers in the disappointment bowl.

#26 – 5-9 Bucs
Bucs came up short in Baltimore. Travel to Big D dreaming of keeping Cowboys on the outside of the playoffs.

#27 – 5-9 Bills
Bills beat the Lions with rookie QB Josh Allen at the helm. Travel to New England in a huge test for their first year starter.

#28 – 4-10 Jaguars
Jaguars’ lost to the struggling Skins. They look to end the Dolphins playoff dreams this week.

#29 – 4-10 Jets
Jets’ lost to the Texans. Host the struggling Packers this Sunday in maybe their last chance to taste victory in 2018.

#30 – 4-10 49ers
The 49ers shocked the Seahawks in overtime. Host the tough Bears this Sunday.

#31 – 3-11 Cardinals
Cardinals’ pathetic offense came up short vs the Saints. Playing out the string, hosting the Rams this week.

#32 – 3-11 Raiders
Raiders will try to suck it up vs the hated Broncos. Huge roster turnover will continue this offseason.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

 




Draft Insiders’ Rookie Spotlight – FB Jaylen Samuels – Steelers

Draft Insiders’ Rookie Spotlight – FB Jaylen Samuels – Steelers

Frank Coyle

       Draft Insiders’ will post Rookie spotlight players regularly and their Scouting Report from our NFL Draft 2018 Yearbook. Scouting Reports are written from the fall into March annually.

NFL Review 2018 – June 2018

With one of their two 5th round picks, they selected FB Jaylen Samuels.  Samuels is one of the more versatile players in this class. He plays a few positions at a high level – fullback, running back, H-back and receiver. He gives them a unique weapon on the play clock to shift into a multiple of alignments. He has excellent hands and can play the 3rd down back role where he is also a factor as a runner in a single backfield. Excellent pick to give this offense many options. He was a steal at the 165th overall selection.

NFL Yearbook – 2018 – March 2018

1 Jaylen Samuels #1 – North Carolina St             6-0       225 – Sp. 4.55
Hindu Theory: Karlos Williams                                   Rating 80
Athletic versatile senior was a valuable cog in the NC St. resurgence over the past few seasons, earning ACC honors his final two years. Big back with powerful frame which has allowed him to line up at several positions and perform at a high level. Deluxe ‘Swiss Army’ knife with natural skills and good overall athleticism. Fairly tall as runners go with good well-proportioned weight. All around performer who, during his NC State career, lined up one time or another at every offensive position other than the line. One of the most versatile and talented performers to come along in many years. He was used as a runner near the goal line. Very effective as a zone scheme runner from anywhere on the field. Showed the ability to be an effective lead blocker. Lined up wide as a receiver, or in the slot. Sometimes used as an inline Y tight end. Displayed fine power as a runner, to break tackles, whether taking handoffs or after the catch. At times, he can run too straight up which negates his power to make maximum yardage after contact. Reliable power runner when he keeps his pads down and a good short yardage and goal line back. Fine initial quickness with very good vision and also a fine stiff arm he uses effectively at times. On bubble screens, showed the juke ability to make the first man miss often with fine acceleration to take the ball and head upfield. As a receiver, he displays good hand-eye coordination and the body control to adjust and snare off line passes. Turns upfield after the catch to get nice yardage Field speed is better than track speed and he was able to make many big chunk yardage plays as a receiver or runner for the Wolfpack. Very effective on shovel passes when coming back inside from a TE position. Outstanding hands as a receiver, no matter where in the formation he lines up from. Goes up and plucks high throws or takes them off his shoe tops and secures them. Dynamic weapon on the jet sweep in the Wildcat, or at times taking a direct snap. The ACC even created an “all-purpose” category on their postseason all-conference team to fit a player with Samuels’ skill-set. Reads and follows his blocks well and displays enough lateral quickness to bounce runs outside and gain the edge.

The Numbers: For his career, he gained 1107 yards on 182 carries, 6.1 average and 28 TDs. Caught 201 passes for 1738 and 19 TDs. As a senior, he rushed for 407 yards on 78 attempts with 12 TDs and caught 59 passes for 480 yards and 4 TDs. In 2016, he rushed for 189 yards on just 33 attempts for a 5.7 yard average and 5 TDs with 55 catches for 565 yards and 7 TDs. At the NFL Combine, he came in at over 5’11” and 225 lbs. He ran a 4.54 time and did 18 reps, a 34.5” VL and a 10’1” BJ. Added a 4.28 shuttle and 6.93 three cone. Did well in the positional drills showing reliable hands.

The Skinny: Hard-nosed unique versatile performer with high grades as fullback/running back, tight end, H-back and slot receiver. Highly productive in those roles vs quality D1 competition. Short yardage back with strong leg drive between the tackles. Shows the ability to get the tough yardage and is a good goal line runner who seldom goes down on initial contact. As a blocker, he gained valuable experience in a pro set and showed the toughness to contain backers. Marginal top 100 prospect and one of the more underrated backs in this class. Good production with skills to be a fine change of pace runner and deluxe utility performer. Must be used properly by coach in an offense that features his versatile skill set. Fine short zone receiver.
Draft Projection: 3rd-4th Round

Frank Coyle is a longtime member of the FWAA and a voter for the Heisman Trophy, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, Fred Biletnikoff and Eddie Robinson awards annually for 25 years. He was a 20 year Scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl.

 




College Football Bowl Schedule

College Football 2018-2019 Bowl Schedule

The College Bowl games this season kick off on Saturday, Dec. 15 with six contests on the schedule — Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, AutoNation Cure Bowl, New Mexico Bowl, Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl, Raycom Media Camellia Bowl, and R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.

The College Football Playoff Semifinals will feature No. 2 Clemson hosting No. 3 Notre Dame in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl and No. 1 Alabama hosting No. 4 Oklahoma in the Capital One Orange Bowl. Those games will be played on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm ET, respectively.

Semifinal winners will meet on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 in the College Football National Championship at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

College Football Playoff

All times Eastern Standard
Date/    Bowl/ Time (TV) Matchup

Jan. 7   National Championship
Santa Clara, Calif.         8 p.m. (ESPN)   TBA vs. TBA

National Semi-Finals
  Dec. 29 – Cotton Bowl 
Arlington, Texas            4 p.m. (ESPN)   No. 2 Clemson (13-0) vs. No. 3 Notre Dame (12-0)

  Dec. 29 – Orange Bowl
Miami Gardens, Fla.      8 p.m. (ESPN)   No. 1 Alabama (13-0) vs. No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1)

College Football 2018-2019 Bowl Schedule

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
Bowl     Location           Time (ET) / TV

Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl
North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State       Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, GA       12:00 pm  ABC

AutoNation Cure Bowl
Tulane vs. Louisiana      Camping World Stadium
Orlando, FL       1:30 pm   CBSSN

New Mexico Bowl
North Texas vs. Utah State        Dreamstyle Stadium
Albuquerque, NM          2:00 pm   ESPN

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl
21 Fresno State vs. Arizona State          Sam Boyd Stadium
Las Vegas, NV  3:30 pm   ABC

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan  Cramton Bowl
Montgomery, AL            5:30 pm   ESPN

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Middle Tennessee vs. Appalachian State            Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, LA           9:00 pm  ESPN

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018
Bowl     Location           Time (ET) / TV

Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl
UAB vs. Northern Illinois            FAU Stadium
Boca Raton, FL 7:00 pm   ESPN

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018
Bowl     Location           Time (ET) / TV

DXL Frisco Bowl
San Diego State vs. Ohio           Toyota Stadium
Frisco, TX         8:00 pm  ESPN

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018
Bowl     Location           Time (ET) / TV

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl
Marshall vs. USF           Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL        8:00 pm   ESPN

Friday, Dec 21, 2018
Bowl     Location           Time (ET) / TV

Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl
FIU vs. Toledo  Thomas Robinson Stadium
Nassau, Bahamas         12:30 pm  ESPN

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Western Michigan vs. BYU         Albertson’s Stadium
Boise, ID           4:00 pm   ESPN

Saturday, Dec 22, 2018
Bowl     Location           Time (ET) / TV

Jared Birmingham Bowl
Memphis vs. Wake Forest          Legion Field
Birmingham, AL 12:00 pm   ESPN

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Houston vs. Army          Amon G. Carter Stadium
Fort Worth, TX  3:30 pm   ESPN

Dollar General Bowl
Buffalo vs. Troy Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Mobile, AL        7:00 pm  ESPN

SoFi Hawai’i Bowl
Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech          Aloha Stadium
Honolulu, HI      10:30 pm    ESPN

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018
Bowl     Location           Time (ET) / TV

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Boston College vs. 25 Boise State          Cotton Bowl Stadium
Dallas, TX         1:30 pm   ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl
Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech       Ford Field
Detroit, MI         5:15 pm   ESPN

Cheez-It Bowl
California vs. TCU          Chase Field
Phoenix, AZ      9:00 pm  ESPN

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018
Bowl     Location           Time (ET) / TV

Walk-On’s Independence Bowl
Temple vs. Duke           Independence Stadium
Shreveport, LA  1:30 pm   ESPN

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Miami (FL) vs. Wisconsin           Yankee Stadium
Bronx, NY         5:15 pm   ESPN

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl
Baylor vs. Vanderbilt      NRG Stadium
Houston, TX      9:00 pm   ESPN

Friday, Dec 28, 2018
Bowl     Location           Time (ET) / TV

Franklin Amer. Mort. Music City Bowl
Purdue vs. Auburn         Nissan Stadium
Nashville, TN     1:30 pm  ESPN

Camping World Bowl
16 West Virginia vs. 20 Syracuse           Camping World Stadium
Orlando, FL       5:15 pm  ESPN

Valero Alamo Bowl
24 Iowa State vs. 13 Washington State   Alamodome
San Antonio, TX            9:00 pm   ESPN

Saturday, Dec 29, 2018
Bowl     Location           Time (ET) / TV

Belk Bowl
South Carolina vs. Virginia         Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte, NC    12:00 pm    ABC

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
10 Florida vs. 7 Michigan           Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, GA       12:00 pm  ESPN

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Arkansas State vs. Nevada        Arizona Stadium
Tucson, AZ       1:15 pm  CBSSN

Goodyear Cotton Bowl
3 Notre Dame vs. 2 Clemson     AT&T Stadium
Arlington, TX     4:00 pm   ESPN

Capital One Orange Bowl
4 Oklahoma vs. 1 Alabama        Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, FL        8:00 pm  ESPN

Monday, Dec 31, 2018
Bowl     Location           Time (ET) / TV

Military Bowl
Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech        Navy-Marine Corps Mem. Stadium
Annapolis, MD  12:00 pm  ESPN

Hyundai Sun Bowl
Stanford vs. Pitt Sun Bowl Stadium
El Paso, TX       2:00 pm  CBS

Redbox Bowl
Michigan State vs. Oregon         Levi’s Stadium
Santa Clara, CA            3:00 pm  FOX

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
23 Missouri vs. Oklahoma State Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Memphis, TN     3:45 pm  ESPN

SDCCU Holiday Bowl
22 Northwestern vs. 17 Utah      Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, CA  7:00 pm    FS1

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
NC State vs. 19 Texas A&M       TIAA Bank Field
Jacksonville, FL 7:30 pm  ESPN

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019
Bowl     Location           Time (ET) / TV

Outback Bowl
18 Mississippi State vs. Iowa     Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL        12:00 pm  ESPN2

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
11 LSU vs. 8 UCF          State Farm Stadium
Glendale, AZ     1:00 pm   ESPN

VRBO Citrus Bowl
14 Kentucky vs. 12 Penn State   Camping World Stadium
Orlando, FL       1:00 pm  ABC

Rose Bowl Game
9 Washington vs. 6 Ohio State   Rose Bowl Stadium
Pasadena, CA   5:00 pm ESPN

Allstate Sugar Bowl
15 Texas vs. 5 Georgia  Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, LA           8:45 pm  ESPN

Monday, Jan 7, 2019
Bowl     Location           Time (ET) / TV   Tickets

College Football Playoff National Championship
Semifinal Winners          Levi’s Stadium
Santa Clara, CA            8:00 pm  ESPN




NFL Draft 2019 – First Round Draft Selection Order

NFL Draft 2019 – First Round Draft Selection Order

With four games remaining in the 2018 season, the first round order for the NFL Draft 2019 is shaping the selection process. Currently, as many as 28 clubs still have mathematical chances to earn playoff spots. This weekend will probably eliminate another 5-6 clubs from any postseason play.

San Francisco and Oakland remain at the #1 and #2 spots with their 2-10 records. The 49ers earn the first overall selection currently on a weaker strength of opponents Won Loss record. The Jets and Cardinals hold the #3 and #4 overall choices on the merit of their poor 3-9 records. There is a logjam with five clubs at 4-8 and another two teams with a 4-7-1 records.

This weekend features a few key matchups, Jets vs Bills, Falcons vs Packers, Lions vs Cardinals that can change the top 10-12 selection spots significantly.

# Team / W-L / Opponents W-L %

1 San Francisco –  2-10    .526
2 Oakland       –  2-10      .568
3 NY Jets        –  3-9        .503
4 Arizona        –  3-9        .521
5 Detroit         –  4-8        .500
6 Atlanta         –  4-8        .503
7 NY Giants    –  4-8        .510
8 Buffalo        –  4-8        .521
9 Jacksonville –  4-8        .544
10 Green Bay   – 4-7-1     .479
11 Cleveland   –  4-7-1     .536
12 Tampa Bay – 5-7        .505
13 Cincinnati   –  5-7        .531
14 Miami         –  6-6        .453
15 Indianapolis  – 6-6        .469
16 Washington  – 6-6        .477
17 Carolina     –  6-6        .500
18 Tennessee  –  6-6        .516
19 Denver       –  6-6        .526
20 Philadelphia – 6-6        .529
21 Minnesota  –  6-5-1     .490
22 Oakland (Dallas)  –     7-5        .484
23 Seattle      –   7-5        .495
24 Baltimore  –   7-5        .500
25 Pittsburgh  –  7-4-1     .510
26 Oakland (Chicago)  –  8-4        .438
27 Houston     –  9-3        .456
28 New England  –          9-3        .477
29 LA Chargers – 9-3        .478
30 Green Bay (New Orleans)  –    10-2      .492
31 Kansas City  – 10-2      .490
32 LA Rams     – 11-1      .469