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Texans climb post-draft Power Rankings

Though the Houston Texans finished last in the NFL, earning the first overall draft pick, their selections last week have people encouraged. After a draft to which Mel Kiper gave an A- for value and need, the Texans have risen to 26th...Show More Summary

San Francisco 49ers: Ranking the 12 2014 Draft Picks

The San Francisco 49ers came out of the 2014 NFL draft with one of the top classes in the league. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. gave the 49ers the top grade of the draft, and he’s not alone in singing the praises of Trent Baalke and the front...Show More Summary

Kiper says Bengals' draft is a success

CINCINNATI -- The Bengals avoided making too many splash picks in this year's NFL draft, but the selections they did make still earned high marks from ESPN draft insider Mel Kiper Jr. In Kiper's post-draft grades published Sunday, the Bengals trended on the positive side of the curve. Show More Summary

Kiper gives the Cardinals’ draft a ‘B’

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Less than 24 hours after the NFL draft concluded, the Arizona Cardinals’ 2014 draft class has been rated better than average. ESPN NFL draft Insider Mel Kiper Jr. gave the Cardinals’ haul a "B." His grades for all 32Show More Summary

Mel Kiper Jr. grades the Steelers' draft

PITTSBURGH -- Count Mel Kiper Jr. among those who think the Steelers hit it big in a draft they had to get right. The Steelers were one of just five teams that received an "A" grade from the ESPN analyst following the NFL draft, oneShow More Summary

Kiper gives Bills low marks in draft

Happy Mother's Day -- and welcome to the day after the draft. It's the traditional time to assign letter grades to teams' draft hauls and this year is no different. ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.'s draft grades are posted and the Buffalo Bills did not fare well. Kiper gave the Bills a "C-minus," the second-lowest grade of any team. Show More Summary

Mel Kiper Jr. grades the Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins’ 2014 draft is in the books. After months of speculation and projections, Dolphins first-year general manager Dennis Hickey made his selections in an effort to improve the team. ESPN NFL draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. provided his grades for all 32 teams Sunday. Show More Summary

Mel Kiper Jr. grades the Lions

It was a draft that started with criticism on Thursday night and ended with the feeling of an average draft -- not an average draft for the Detroit Lions, which isn't always good, but an average draft for an average NFL team. ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr., who does this every year, feels similarly. Show More Summary

Mel Kiper Jr. gives Saints a C-plus

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. handed out his grades for the 2014 draft. He gave the New Orleans Saints a barely above average mark of C-plus (tied for 24th in the NFL). I don’t necessarily agree with the mark. I thought the Saints...Show More Summary

Kiper grades: B-minus fair for Falcons

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. distributed his draft grades for all 32 NFL teams on Sunday. In terms of evaluating the Falcons, Kiper gave general manager Thomas Dimitroff and crew a B-minus in the end. He praised the picks of offensive...Show More Summary

Kiper gives Giants' draft a 'B'

Mel Kiper Jr.'s initial grades for the 2014 NFL draft are up, and he gives the New York Giants a "B." Mel gave eight teams a B-plus or better (three B-pluses, three A-minuses and two As) and eight teams other than the Giants a B, soShow More Summary

5 people on ESPN/NFL Network’s Draft coverage who deserve Day 1 status

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Yes, Chris Berman, Jon Gruden, Mel Kiper, Jr., Mike Mayock, Deion Sanders and Rich Eisen all get big roles on Day 1 of the NFL Draft. They have the glamor assignments on Day 1 and they’re seen by the biggest audiences of the Draft. For Days 2 and 3 and the later rounds, both networks […]

Mel Kiper Jr. 2014 Mock Draft: Notable Picks from ESPN Guru's Updated Mock

Mel Kiper is one of the most respected names in the NFL draft game. The guru has earned his status as an expert by putting out popular mock drafts on a regular basis that accurately identify the needs and desires of each NFL team heading...Show More Summary

Will USC WR Lee be Chiefs' pick?

The final mock drafts are in and both Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN and Mike Mayock of the NFL Network have USC wide receiver Marqise Lee being the first-round pick for the Kansas City Chiefs. I have my doubts whether Lee will be available to the Chiefs when they finally get a chance to make the 23rd pick in the draft. Show More Summary

Reminder: Mel Kiper Stinks At Actually Evaluating NFL Talent

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

While Big Mel does OK for himself in mock drafts, though not overly OK, we thought it would be prudent to remind you that the last time we looked, Kiper's pre-draft rankings (which are his estimations of how good the players are, not where they will be drafted) stunk pretty hard. Read more...

Examining Kiper Jr.'s final mock draft

The NFL draft is finally here! But we can’t let the day go by without one last look at projections from around the league before the real event takes place at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Longtime ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. provided his final 2014 mock draft on Thursday. Show More Summary

NFL Draft 2014: Mel Kiper's last mock sees Johnny Manziel going to Tampa

The most famous draft expert alive makes his predictions known on the eve of the draft. The 2014 NFL Draft will get rolling on Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall, but before any of the real stuff begins, Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN released...Show More Summary

Mel Kiper Jr 2014 Mock Draft: Notable Picks from ESPN Guru's Final Predictions

The 2014 NFL draft is just a few hours from starting off, making this an ideal time to take one last good look at the final mock draft (subscription required) from notable ESPN guru, Mel Kiper Jr. Kiper has crafted a number of mocksShow More Summary

Chicago Bears Final 2014 NFL Mock Draft Roundup

Finally, the wait is over. The extended time has felt like an eternity, but we have made it to the eve of the NFL draft. Last week, we featured our Chicago Bears' Mock Draft Roundup and gave you picks from ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay. Show More Summary

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