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Mel Kiper’s 3rd 2017 mock draft has the 49ers going defense instead of QB with No. 2 pick

Kiper also has the Browns taking a quarterback, but not with the first pick. While college players are participating in drills at their pro days, ESPN’s Mel Kiper continues to predict where some of them will land in the 2017 NFL Draft. Show More Summary

Mel Kiper’s 2nd NFL mock draft has no DeShone Kizer in the 1st round

Kiper thinks that defense will be a priority near the top of the draft, even for teams that need quarterbacks. ESPN’s Mel Kiper released his second mock draft on Wednesday, and he is projecting most of the teams at the top of the draft — even the ones that need quarterbacks — to focus on defense. Show More Summary

Mel Kiper NFL Draft 2017: Takeaways from ESPN Guru's Post-Championship Big Board

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. released his updated big board (ESPN Insider subscription required) on Thursday, ranking the top 25 players in this year's draft. Those selections can be seen below: Let's start with the omission that surely won't go unnoticed: Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. Scouting folks seem to have mixed feelings on Watson. Show More Summary

?How Clemson QB Deshaun Watson Can Earn Spot Atop 2017 NFL Draft?

Year-round followers of the NFL draft are already well aware that Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson is among a handful of prospects in contention to be the No. 1 pick in 2017 NFL draft.'s Mel Kiper recently ranked Watson No. Show More Summary

Despite First-Round Setbacks, NFL Draft Helps Show Alabama's Approach Evolving

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It was an interesting exchange that ESPN analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay had during a joint conference call with reporters on Monday, when discussing why one of the former University of Alabama players dropped...Show More Summary

NFL 2016 Draft Thursday Recap

NFL 2016 Draft Thursday Recap Sir Roger of Goodell to speaketh. ?NFL Draft 2016 is now. After 362 days underground, Mel Kiper Jr. appeared, saw his pompadour shadow, declared 3 straight days of football. “The Los Angeles Rams are on the clock.” NFL 2016 Draft is now reality. In political/global news, everyone except Rams Coach […]

Mel Kiper Jr. 2016 Mock Draft: Notable Picks from ESPN Guru's Final Predictions

When it comes to the NFL draft, no name rings louder than Mel Kiper Jr.’s, especially in the realm of mock drafts. A pioneer of the draft process and one of the individuals responsible for the booming industry that has morphed into a...Show More Summary

The SEC's Most Intriguing 2016 Quarterback Battle

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. doesn ’t quite understand it either. When the NFL draft is held next week in Chicago, the Southeastern Conference is expected to have high-profile picks at nearly every position but the one that getsShow More Summary

Mel Kiper NFL Mock Draft 2016: Notable Picks from ESPN Guru's 3-Round Mock

As the 2016 NFL draft draws closer, ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. released his most comprehensive mock yet Tuesday, as he projected every pick over the first three rounds. Kiper acted as the general manager for all 32 teams in his latest mock draft, and attempted to piece together the opening two days of the 2016 draft in Chicago. Show More Summary

Mel Kiper NFL Mock Draft 2016: Notable Picks from ESPN Guru's 4th Mock

With the 2016 NFL draft less than a month away, ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. released his fourth first-round mock draft Wednesday, and there was some significant movement since his previous edition. Kiper's latest mock stayed true to form at the top, with the Tennessee Titans selecting Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil No. Show More Summary

NFL Combine shakes up Mel Kiper's 3rd 2016 mock draft

Free agency could bring more changes to draft strategy after the new league year begins. With the NFL Combine in the rearview mirror, we now know more about this year's crop of rookie prospects. Of course all the free agency dominoes...Show More Summary

Mel Kiper NFL Mock Draft 2016: Notable Picks from ESPN Guru's 3rd Mock

With the NFL Scouting Combine in the rear-view mirror and pro day season on the horizon, ESPN NFL draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. released his third 2016 NFL mock draft Tuesday. While the top couple of picks remained the same in comparisonShow More Summary

Mel Kiper NFL Mock Draft 2016: Notable Picks from ESPN Guru's 2nd Mock

ESPN Insider draft guru Mel Kiper released his second mock draft of the NFL offseason on Thursday, with a collection of changes from his first batch of projections. Below, we'll take a look at his picks, as well as break down some of...Show More Summary

This Story about Ohio State’s Joey Bosa Shows Everything That’s Wrong with College Sports

Joey Bosa could be the No. 1 pick in this April’s NFL draft. ESPN’s Mel Kiper, who has the junior Ohio State defensive end at the top of his first mock draft, says Bosa “has the upside of a star.” Bosa is already a huge star on the Ohio State campus, where he’s been one of the Buckeyes’ best players since his freshman season in 2013. Show More Summary

NFL Mock Draft 2016: Four Pac-12 Players Predicted To Be Picked In First Round Of NFL Draft

NFL mock draft coverage has kicked into high gear this week. Mel Kiper released his first 2016 NFL mock draft, showcasing the top 32 college football players he feels will get picked in the first round. His report on predicts that four players from the Pac-12 will get selected early and that national champion... Show More Summary

Mel Kiper's 1st 2016 NFL mock draft has Browns taking QB to replace Johnny Manziel

Draft season is here! Some lucky NFL fans are still able to watch their teams compete in the playoffs. For everyone else, the focus has already turned to next season and the future. Luckily for them, ESPN's Mel Kiper has put out his first mock draft for 2016. Of course, it's still very early in the process. Show More Summary

Mel Kiper NFL Mock Draft 2016: Notable Picks from ESPN Guru's 1st Mock

Mel Kiper Jr. is perhaps the most respected NFL draft analyst in the business, which is why the release of his first 2016 mock draft Thursday on feels very much like the official start of draft season. While the latter portion...Show More Summary

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and the Tricky Business of Pre-Draft Insurance Policies

About six months ago, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was considered to be a lock as an early-round pick in the NFL draft. In October, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked the Oregon cornerback as the best prospect in the league at that position. In November,...Show More Summary

Defense dominates Mel Kiper's first 2016 big board

Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa tops the list. The 2015 NFL Draft concluded less than two weeks ago, but already ESPN's Mel Kiper has released the first iteration of his 2016 NFL Draft big board. Ohio State's Joey Bosa tops the defense-dominated...Show More Summary

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