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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…

Mel Kiper NFL Mock Draft 2014: Analyzing ESPN Guru's 1st Mock

ESPN NFL draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. released his first mock draft of 2014 (ESPN subscription required for full analysis) on Wednesday, Jan. 15, to plenty of fanfare. With the conference championships and Super Bowl XLVIII approaching fast,...Show More Summary

Kiper mock 1.0 reaction: Patriots

The New England Patriots have an uncertain forecast at the tight end position in 2014, so Mel Kiper Jr.'s pick for the team in his first mock draft -- Texas Tech's Jace Amaro -- hits one of the few sweet spots for the team. Once again, there will be questions about Rob Gronkowski's health as he attempts to come back from a torn ACL. Show More Summary

Kiper mock 1.0 reaction: Vikings

In his first mock draft, ESPN NFL draft Insider Mel Kiper delivers a pick for the Vikings that fans -- and the team -- would likely love: Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The 21-year-old quarterback, who has been mentioned as a possible No. Show More Summary

Kiper mock 1.0 reaction: Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys enter the 2014 NFL draft needing to find as much defensive help as possible, preferably along the defensive line. In Mel Kiper's first mock draft for 2014, he has the Cowboys selecting Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix with the 17th overall pick. Show More Summary

Kiper mock 1.0 reaction: Texans

In his first mock draft, Mel Kiper mocked Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel to the Houston Texans. This would be easily the most interesting and entertaining pick the Texans could make. Many questions remain. How will Manziel's skill...Show More Summary

Kiper mock 1.0 reaction: Browns

Mel Kiper's first mock draft goes chalk for the Cleveland Browns' first pick in the first round, and shock for the second. The first pick, fourth overall, was predictable. Kiper has the Browns taking quarterback Blake Bortles of Central Florida. Show More Summary

Kiper mock 1.0 reaction: Broncos

Even as the Denver Broncos continue to live their double life of Super Bowl hopeful as well as a franchise already working toward the 2014 season with scouts dispersed into the all-star game circuit, ESPN’s Mel Kiper has the BroncosShow More Summary

ESPN’s Mel Kiper makes Johnny Manziel first pick in his initial 2014 mock draft

There are a few caveats to it, but ESPN's Mel Kiper just opened up the NFL draft's equivalent of Pandora's box. Kiper, in his initial 2014 NFL mock draft, projected the Houston Texans to draft Texas A&M lightning-rod quarterback Johnny Manziel first overall. Show More Summary

Johnny Manziel's NFL Draft Stock Is Soaring

After skepticism early in the year, Johnny Manziel is flying up NFL Draft boards. ESPN's draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. released his first mock draft today, and he has Johnny Football going No. 1 overall to the Houston Texans. It's the first time we've seen him this high on anyone's board. Show More Summary

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