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NFL Draft: Mocking Jarvis Landry and Ra'Shede Hageman to the San Francisco 49ers

ESPN’s draft experts, Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, released the latest versions of their 2014 NFL mock drafts Thursday morning. They differ notably on what direction the San Francisco 49ers will take with the 30th overall selection. Kiper sees the 49ers taking Jarvis Landry, the “other” wide receiver out of LSU, as compared to Odell Beckham Jr. Show More Summary

Mel Kiper NFL Mock Draft 2014: Analyzing ESPN Guru's 2nd Mock

It's here, folks—ESPN's Mel Kiper, Jr. has released his second mock draft, which you can find here (Insider subscription required). Kiper has become something of a draft celebrity over the years, so his mocks are met with plenty of fanfare and debate. Show More Summary

Kiper/McShay mock draft reax: Packers

The latest mock drafts by Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, both have Louisville's Calvin Pryor rated as the second-best safety in the draft. And both believe he will be available when the Green Bay Packers pick at No. 21 overall. But only...Show More Summary

Kiper/McShay mock draft reax: Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. -- Both Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. see the Seattle Seahawks adding to their receiving corps with their first-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft. But it might raise a few eyebrows among Seahawks fans if Seattle selects a tight end with its first pick, as McShay suggests in his mock draft. Show More Summary

Kiper/McShay mock draft reax: Ravens

As you know, Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay don't often agree. But the ESPN draft experts are of the same mind when it comes to the Baltimore Ravens' first-round draft pick. Both are projecting North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron to go to the Ravens at the No. Show More Summary

Kiper/McShay mock draft reax: 49ers

Both Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay offered mock drafts for the first round of the May draft. Let’s review what they both mocked for the San Francisco 49ers at No. 30 Kiper: LSU receiver Jarvis Landry Some of Kiper’s thoughts: LandryShow More Summary

Kiper/McShay mock draft reax: Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. -- Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have their latest mock drafts out, and they’re in agreement on who the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take at No. 7. Kiper and McShay have the Bucs choosing Buffalo outside linebacker Khalil Mack. Show More Summary

Kiper/McShay mock draft reax: Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay each have the Jacksonville Jaguars addressing a major need with the No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming draft. Kiper went defense while McShay went offense in their mock drafts 2.0 released earlier Thursday. Show More Summary

Kiper/McShay mock draft reax: Chargers

SAN DIEGO -- Upgrading the cornerback position for the San Diego Chargers remains the focus in the latest mock drafts published by ESPN draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay. Even though San Diego’s pass defense was much better...Show More Summary

Kiper/McShay mock draft reax: Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- At the intersection of need and projected availability for the Denver Broncos at the bottom of the first round in May's draft, both Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have the Broncos looking at the same position in their latest mock drafts. There's certainly a rather substantial pile of logic for those selections. Show More Summary

Kiper/McShay mock draft reax: Eagles

ESPN draft experts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper start off disagreeing right at the top of their latest mock drafts. So it’s not surprising they have a difference of opinion on the Philadelphia Eagles' selection at No. 22. McShay’s first-round mock has the Eagles selecting Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard. Show More Summary

Kiper Jr.: Jets should grab Geno insurance

Should the New York Jets draft another quarterback? Yes, according to ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. But not in the first round (No. 18 overall). "I'd try to help Geno Smith and get a receiver like Marqise Lee (at 18), but you must look at some insurance if Smith is not the guy," Kiper Jr. Show More Summary

Kiper declares Manziel consensus top QB, which is silly

With the Scouting Combine two weeks away, and free agency beyond that, it’s time for the NFL and its related industries to fill the news void. So ESPN had a conference call with draft guru Mel Kiper, Jr. today, and he declared that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was the “consensus best quarterback in the draft.”…

Revisiting the Vikings' 2013 draft

MINNEAPOLIS -- After the 2013 draft, ESPN NFL Draft Insider Mel Kiper Jr. gave the Minnesota Vikings a B, for a bold draft that included three first-round picks. Now that the Vikings' 2013 class has logged its first year in the league, though, Kiper Jr. Show More Summary

Mel Kiper 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Reviewing ESPN Guru's Latest Predictions

ESPN NFL draft guru Mel Kiper has released his latest predictions (subscription required) for the 2014 NFL draft, and boy, are there some surprises. Kiper leaves several big-name quarterbacks out of the first round—i.e., Derek Carr, Jordan Lynch and A.J. Show More Summary

Mel Kiper Jr. Predicts Shocking No. 1 Pick For NFL Draft

Mel Kiper Jr. had a shocker at the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, a player that just a few months ago thought wouldn’t even be picked in the first round. In his recent mock draft posted on ESPN, Kiper slotted Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel going first overall to the Houston Texans. Show More Summary

Mel Kiper, who had Johnny Manziel No. 1 this week, said in September he wasn’t a first-round pick

Everything about draft coverage is fluid. Teams don't even get seriously into evaluating the upcoming draft class until their season is done, so perceptions of college players change dramatically when teams turn on the film. So what is said in September doesn't always hold up in January. Show More Summary

Mock drafts in January don’t mean much

If ESPN was on your television at all yesterday, you probably saw that Mel Kiper Jr. has released his first 2014 NFL mock draft, and that he’s predicting that the Houston Texans will select Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel with the first overall pick. Mock drafts can be fun, but here’s why you shouldn’t pay…

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