At this time last year Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was a consensus top-three NFL Draft pick. NFL.com wrote an article about whether or not he'd be the first player taken. ESPN's Mel Kiper had him as the third-best player on his big board, and others had him even higher. Show More Summary
ESPN NFL analyst Mel Kiper talks about several key college football quarterbacks and their prospects heading into April's NFL Draft. ESPN NFL analyst Mel Kiper talks about several key college football quarterbacks and their prospects heading into April's NFL Draft.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson was the 13th overall pick in the draft back in April. But he is playing with a chip on his shoulder. ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. posted his NFL Rookie Rankings on Thursday, and rated Richardson the No. Show More Summary
South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney is the main topic of conversation when anyone talks about the 2014 NFL draft. Main-stream draft analysts like ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. and Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller have him ranked as their top rated player. Show More Summary
Mel Kiper Jr. is listing the St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals among five NFL teams he thought enjoyed outstanding offseasons to this point. This comes a couple days after Matt Williamson gave "A" grades to the Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks for their offseason work. Show More Summary
Ohio State corner Bradley Roby is certainly among the best corners in the Big Ten if not the absolute best. But ESPN's Mel Kiper thinks Roby's better than just the best in the Big Ten. In his initial big board for the 2014 NFL Draft, ESPN's draft expert has Roby as the top corner prospect available and No. Show More Summary
We're still hashing through the results of the 2013 NFL draft. Mel Kiper Jr.? He's already produced his first Big Board for the 2014 affair. You'll need an Insider subscription to see the entire post, which lists Kiper's 25 best college prospects after spring practices. Show More Summary
As he continues his review of last week's NFL draft, Mel Kiper Jr. has a list of players taken in rounds 4 through 7 who he thinks could make an impact this season. One Dallas Cowboys pick, one Philadelphia Eagles pick and three Washington...Show More Summary
Identifying faults in how the San Francisco 49ers conducted their 2013 NFL draft board was not something that even the omniscient Mel Kiper Jr. would dare attempt. General manager Trent Baalke honed in on key prospects, utilized any form of trade for their acquisition and received optimum value while doing so. Show More Summary
The NFL draft is not even 24 hours old, so, of course, that means one thing -- it’s time for Mel Kiper Jr.’s draft grades. His annual post-draft grades are here, in an Insider piece. As I expected, he gave good grades to all four AFC West teams, with the San Diego Chargers coming out on top. Show More Summary
Good morning, NFC West. I've had a chance to run through Mel Kiper Jr.'s 2013 NFL draft grades for the NFC West. As Mel notes, "Everybody knows you can't grade an NFL draft on performance the day it ends. You can't do it for years, which is part of the reason why I audit old drafts. Show More Summary
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Bill Polian discuss their winners and losers from the 2013 NFL draft.
The 2013 NFL draft is complete. There were numerous trades, some surprising picks and two new quarterbacks added to the AFC East division. Which teams thrived and which teams struggled? Here are ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr.'s post-draft...Show More Summary
The Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals had the most successful drafts in the NFL. This isn't me saying it. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. gave three teams an 'A', and two of them were last season's playoff teams from this division. Take a...Show More Summary
For most football fans, the NFL draft is associated with one name: Mel Kiper Jr. The ESPN analyst has been lauded as America's most famous draft expert for decades. We wondered how well his highly-publicized pre-draft rankings would hold up, though. Are the players Kiper claims will be NFL stars actually destined for success? Read more...
The AFC North had a strong start to the NFL draft. That's not the AFC North homer in me saying that. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. named three teams as winners in the first round, and two of them came from this division: the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals. It's an Insider piece, so you'll need a subscription to view the whole article. Show More Summary
Chris Berman, Mel Kiper Jr. and Jon Gruden look back at the first round of the NFL draft.
The first round of the 2013 NFL draft will take place on Thursday night. The event has gotten so big that some people are making a living on everything NFL draft (see Mel Kiper ). Whether it's predictions prior to the draft or analysis after the picks have been made, the NFL draft is big business. Show More Summary
After months of reports, analysis and speculation, it is finally time for the NFL draft. We are just several hours away from one of the biggest days of the league year, and ESPN draft experts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. offer their...Show More Summary
There comes a time in every mock drafter's life where he has to turn in his final term paper and hope for the best. For ESPN NFL draft guru Mel Kiper Jr., that final iteration of his first-round selections came just hours before Thursday night's festivities at Radio City Music Hall. Show More Summary