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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

Chicago's 'Draft Town' opens a new era for the NFL draft

    CHICAGO — The days of the NFL draft solely consisting of 32 team tables, Mel Kiper’s set and a few thousand fans sitting inside New York’s Radio City Music Hall are dead. Well, maybe not officially, but you certainly got the feeling...Show More Summary

Mel Kiper has never taken a bathroom break during the NFL Draft? Is that possible?

5 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Mel Kiper has been ESPN’s NFL Draft guru longer than many of us have been alive.  But behind Kiper’s draft expertise and that incredible head of hair is a gift even more remarkable. A bladder made of stainless steel. NFL producer Seth...Show More Summary

Mel Kiper Jr 2015 Mock Draft: Notable Picks from ESPN Guru's Final Predictions

With Thursday's 2015 NFL draft just hours away, ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. has released his final mock draft. There aren't very many surprises near the top of the mock, but there are some interesting slippages and intriguing picks...Show More Summary

2015 NFL mock draft: Mel Kiper shakes things up one final time

Miami's Ereck Flowers breaks into the top 10. The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft begins Thursday night. In advance of the draft, ESPN's Mel Kiper has released his final mock draft of the year. Kiper expects no immediate surprises at the top of the draft. Show More Summary

Watch Frank Caliendo scout the Avengers with spot-on Mel Kiper Jr. impression

The NFL Draft is here, but football players aren't the only thing we can break down! Just ask Frank Caliendo! lol In honor of the release of Age of Ultron, @FrankCaliendo broke down The @Avengers as Mel Kiper Jr. & Jon Gruden. " —...Show More Summary

Watch Frank Caliendo conjure Mel Kiper Jr. to help kids pick better schoolyard teams

6 months agoSports : The Early Lead

The NFL draft is almost here, and not a moment too soon. Speculation about who would get picked by which team began pretty much right after Malcolm Butler’s interception sealed Super Bowl XLIX, so we’ve all spent weeks and weeks sitting through an endless amount of blather. Things probably reached their nadir a couple of weeks […]

Leonard Williams is the No. 1 prospect, but no one knows where he’ll go

USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams is the consensus best player in the 2015 NFL draft. Mike Mayock thinks so, Mel Kiper thinks so, and most of the lesser-known draft “experts” who pop up around this time of year think so. But where there’s widespread agreement that Williams is a great player, there’s no agreement at…

2015 NFL mock draft: Mel Kiper, Todd McShay join forces for three rounds of strange picks in televised simulation

ESPN's draft gurus rolled out yet another mock draft, but this time they did it on TV. It was a curious exercise. Mel Kiper and Todd McShay unleashed yet another 2015 NFL mock draft to gum up your timeline. This one had a twist to it too. Show More Summary

NFL Mock Draft: Mel Kiper plays GM in his latest mock

In the his most recent mock draft, Kiper expands his picks to the first three rounds for all 32 teams. ESPN's NFL draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. puts a different spin on his latest pre-draft analysis with his "Grade: A" mock draft on Thursday. Show More Summary

Mel Kiper NFL Mock Draft 2015: Notable Picks from ESPN Guru's 4th Mock

With the 2015 NFL draft still a few weeks away, fans can only satiate their appetite for all things draft-related by reading how the experts are projecting the event to unfold. Few names are more respected than ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. when it comes to draft prognostication. Show More Summary

Marcus Mariota's NFL Draft stock is suddenly surging

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is still expected to be the first pick of the NFL Draft. But with three weeks to go, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is starting to surge and narrow the gap. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. now has Mariota as the second player taken in his latest mock draft, up from No. Show More Summary

2015 NFL mock draft: Mel Kiper hints at potential trades in his latest projection

The latest mock draft from Mel Kiper has the distinct scent of intrigue (which would be an awesome name for a cologne from America's best-dressed draft analyst). ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper has a new mock draft out, the NFL offseason equivalent to the new phone books arriving. Show More Summary

Kiper: Marcus Mariota a great fit for Andy Reid, Chiefs

For those with ESPN Insider access, NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has an interesting story linking some of the draft's top prospects to certain NFL teams based on how good a fit that player might be for a particular coach/system. For...Show More Summary

Imagine Jamaal Charles, LeSean McCoy as teammates in Kansas City

For those with ESPN Insider access, analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has an interesting look at the 2009 NFL draft and what teams would do if they could do that one over, knowing what they know now. The Kansas City Chiefs that year were coming off a 2-14 season and had the third overall pick. Show More Summary

Spielman, Zimmer watching Trae Waynes at Michigan State pro day

MINNEAPOLIS -- Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes has garnered plenty of attention after his blazing 4.32-second 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine last month, to the point where both ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay projected the Minnesota Vikings taking him with the 11th overall pick next month. Show More Summary

Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest mock sticks with Rams' receiver theme

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The ideal NFL draft choice is one where the team can find the perfect blend of value and need. It's a hard mix to find, but it can manifest on occasion. It's harder to do when you don't have as many pressing needs as you once did. Show More Summary

Kiper has Colts taking offensive lineman at No. 29

INDIANAPOLIS -- ESPN NFL draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. had his third mock draft on Thursday. Kiper, like he did in his second mock, has the Indianapolis Colts selecting an offensive lineman at No. 29. The only difference is the player the...Show More Summary

Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest mock: Jaguars take Florida defensive end Dante Fowler Jr.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. still believes the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to take a pass-rusher in the first round. He just changed his mind on which one they will select with the No. 3 pick. In his NFL Mock Draft 3.0 released on Thursday, Kiper has the Jaguars taking Florida defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. Show More Summary

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