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Mel Kiper 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Highlights from Expert's Innovative Projections

ESPN's Mel Kiper is back with another 2014 NFL mock draft, but this time with a twist—he's the general manager of each team for three rounds. Most mock drafts, including Kiper 's offerings, simply project how the overall board falls based on a variety of factors. Show More Summary

No pass-rusher for Falcons at No. 6

It’s my pleasure to pinch hit for Vaughn McClure today. In addition to covering the Buccaneers, I filled in for Vaughn on a conference call the NFL Nation reporters did with ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. I know Atlanta has needs on the offensive and defensive lines and most of the mock drafts I’ve seen have the Falcons taking an offensive tackle. Show More Summary

Analyzing Kiper Grade A mock: Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons currently hold the sixth overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, although general manager Thomas Dimitroff has reiterated his willingness to trade up or down. Mel Kiper's fourth mock draft -- one in which he picks asShow More Summary

Analyzing Kiper's Grade A draft: Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys need defense and a lot of it after what happened in 2013. They have signed three defensive linemen in free agency, but they are not the complete solution for a turnaround in 2014. In Mel Kiper Jr.’s Grade A draft, he serves as the Cowboys' general manager, which some of you might like with your feelings for Jerry Jones. Show More Summary

Analyzing Kiper Grade A draft: Vikings

In his Grade A mock draft, ESPN NFL Draft Insider Mel Kiper Jr. has the Minnesota Vikings ticking through their list of needs with the same efficiency they've displayed this offseason. The Vikings spent most of the free-agency period...Show More Summary

Analyzing Kiper Grade A draft: Cardinals

In Mel Kiper's latest mock draft, the ESPN draft insider identified two of the Arizona Cardinals' most important needs with his first two picks. They'll start filling those needs with the 20th pick in the first round of May's NFL draft,...Show More Summary

Analyzing Kiper Grade A draft: Patriots

The New England Patriots have the 29th overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, and the defensive front seven, interior offensive line, running back and tight end stand out as areas the team could address early. Mel Kiper’s fourth 2014 NFL...Show More Summary

Kiper's view on Manziel, Bridgewater visits

The New England Patriots' in-house visits with quarterbacks Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater on Wednesday have created a buzz locally. The topic was brought up to ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. on Thursday morning, and he shared...Show More Summary

Which Rookie QB Is a Perfect Fit for Lovie Smith's New-Look Bucs?

Making guesses about which team is going to pick which player in the NFL draft has become somewhat of a predraft national pastime. Romanticizing the process for the public to see has turned guys like Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. into household names. The process is never simple. Show More Summary

McShay, Kiper discuss Titans and 11th pick

Earlier Thursday in a video, I wondered if the Tennessee Titans would make a move on a quarterback if one of the top three slipped to No. 11 in May's NFL draft. ESPN draft gurus Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. touch on the same question...Show More Summary

Mel Kiper 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Top Surprises from Expert's Latest Predictions

ESPN's Mel Kiper has released the latest version of his 2014 NFL mock draft, and it's a whirlwind of surprises thanks to the drastic changes the first days of free agency have caused on team needs around the league. Like Kiper hints near the top of the mock, teams are not even close to having an actual selection pegged down at their respective slots. Show More Summary

Unknown Linebacker Is Now Projected To Be The Top Pick Of The NFL Draft

With less than two months to go before the 2014 NFL Draft one expert now believes the Houston Texans will take a linebacker that most college football fans have never heard of with the first pick. Mel Kiper Jr. of released his latest mock draft and he has linebacker Khalil Mack from the University of Buffalo projected to be the top pick. Show More Summary

Analyzing Kiper 3.0: Panthers

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. finally has come around to my thinking on the Carolina Panthers having to take an offensive tackle with the No. 28 pick of the NFL draft. He has, at least for the moment, given up on Carolina taking a...Show More Summary

Analyzing Kiper 3.0: 49ers

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest choice for the San Francisco 49ers in the first round is Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller. Fuller is a fast riser and a popular pick these days. Fuller, whose two older brothers played in the NFL, had a terrific scouting combine last month in which he showed great speed. Show More Summary

Analyzing Kiper 3.0: Chiefs

Mel Kiper Jr. has wide receiver Marqise Lee of USC going to the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of his latest mock draft. ESPN Insider access is required. Lee played three seasons at USC and, after posting big numbers his first two years, dropped off to 57 catches for 791 yards and four touchdowns in 2013. Show More Summary

Analyzing Kiper 3.0: Chargers

In his latest mock draft, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. has the San Diego Chargers selecting Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby with the No. 25 overall pick. Roby no doubt fills a need for the Chargers, who have just one cornerback (Shareece Wright) with NFL regular-season starting experience currently on the roster. Show More Summary

Analyzing Kiper 3.0: Falcons

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. went exactly in the direction I expect the Atlanta Falcons to go in the first round of this year's NFL draft: offensive tackle. Kiper has the Falcons taking Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews with the sixth overall pick in his latest mock draft. Show More Summary

Analyzing Kiper 3.0: Bears

ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. unveiled his Mock 3.0 on Thursday, and just like his draft-guru colleague Todd McShay of Scouts Inc., he projected the Chicago Bears to take Pittsburgh’s Aaron Donald with the No. 14 pick. Chicago’s signings thus far in free agency certainly make such a move prudent. Show More Summary

Analyzing Kiper 3.0: Raiders

Apparently, the Rodger Saffold fiasco and the Oakland Raiders losing out on an offensive lineman had no bearing on Mel Kiper’s Mock Draft 3.0. No, he did not stay with his pick for the Raiders at No. 5 overall -- he went with Clemson...Show More Summary

Analyzing Kiper 3.0: Patriots

Two things stood out when dissecting ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.'s mock draft 3.0 selection for the New England Patriots: 1. After going with Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro at No. 29 in each of his first two mocks, Kiper now has Amaro out of the first round. 2. Show More Summary

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