ESPN experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay keep tabs on the NFL draft throughout the year.
Jason Fitz sits in for Field Yates to chat with Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. as they break down Mel's 2-round mock, including which prospects have been the hardest to figure out within the first 64 picks. Plus, Todd spotlights a few prospects that have caught his eye while watching tape, especially a stud to watch out for on Day 3.
Jason Fitz sits in for Field Yates to chat with Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. as they offer up a deep dive into which Day 2 prospects we need to keep an eye on for the NFL Draft. Plus, our experts talk the DeVante Parker trade and how it could impact the Patriots' draft strategy.
Field Yates, Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay talk what QB is under the most pressure to perform this season. Then Jason Fitz chats with Mike Tannenbaum about his General Manager Mock Draft, where he acted as each squad's GM for the 1st Round.
Field Yates and Todd McShay break down Todd's notes from his Pro Day travels. McShay tells us why Kenny Pickett had something he set out to prove, what he learned about Malik Willis beyond his physical attributes, how Matt Corral has progressed since his injury and more!
Kevin Negandhi, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. react to Tom Brady coming out of his brief retirement before talking how the Russell Wilson and Carson Wentz trades will impact the draft this April. Plus, a look at how Todd's Mock Draft 3.0 has changed.
Field Yates, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. empty their notebooks with final thoughts from the NFL Combine. Then, Field is joined by ESPN's Jordan Reid to talk what players soared up draft boards in Indianapolis, including reaction to some speedy 40 times.
Field Yates, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. break down all the action from the NFL combine including which prospects stock went up and down. Plus, Mel and Todd assess some of their favorite pass catchers in this year's draft before reacting to two defensive players who put on excellent performances and QB's who made a statement.
Field Yates, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. preview what to expect from the NFL Combine and take a closer look at some teams drafting outside of the top 10 including which players they could target. Plus, Kiper and McShay break down some big decisions in the draft for teams like the Eagles, Cardinals and Dolphins.
Field Yates, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. debate what the strongest positional groups are in this draft heading into the NFL Combine. Then, ESPN Bengals Reporter Ben Baby joins Field Yates to break down what Cincinnati can do in the draft to boost their Super Bowl roster.
Field Yates, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. review Super Bowl 56 and project the draft options for both the Rams and Bengals this year. Then, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper sit in the GM seat and highlight the teams that traded away their first-round picks for the upcoming draft.
Field Yates, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. debate what the Steelers may do in the draft to replace Big Ben going forward. Then, ESPN's Jordan Reid joins Field Yates to break down what he saw from the Senior Bowl including what players are jumping up on the board.
Field Yates, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. break down how Matt Corral's injury will impact his draft stock and why Mel has him as a 1st Round QB. Then, Field Yates is joined by ESPN's Jordan Reid from the Senior Bowl to talk which prospects are standing out and which prospects need to show more.
Field Yates, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. do a deep dive into the players to watch at the Senior Bowl this week. Plus, with 5 quarterbacks ready to showcase their skills on Saturday, our guys offer up NFL comparisons and the best team fits for each player.
Jason Fitz, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. dive into the QB's that will be attending the Senior Bowl this year including Kenny Pickett, Malik Willis, Desmond Ridder, Sam Howell and Carson Strong. Then, Field Yates previews the Jags first overall pick with Mike DiRocco and the Lions second overall pick with Eric Woodyard.
Jason Fitz sits in for Field Yates with Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. to react to Mel's Mock 1.0 and the Twitter backlash for all 32 picks. Plus, our crew discusses their updated positional ranks as Logan Hall climbs the ladder ahead of the Senior Bowl.
Mel Kiper Jr, Todd McShay and Field Yates are back! The guys share their big takeaways from the CFP National Championship game, preview the Top 5 of the draft with a way too early mini mock draft and discuss the declaration deadline and who might still return to school.
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Field Yates discuss their favorite prospects from the Cotton Bowl Classic & Orange Bowl and tackle questions from their 2022 NFL Draft primer coumn including who should go No. 1 overall and what to make of this year's QB draft class.
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The NFL Draft is American institution. And for the past 40 years, the unmistakable voice of that institution has been Mel Kiper Jr. His “Big Board” and mock drafts have become a rite of spring, a yearly ritual that signals your team will soon be “on the clock.” It is a remarkable climb for someone who used a typewriter to compile draft reports as a teenager, before the NFL Draft was even televised. Mel joins the show to explain how he helped turn his personal obsession into a national obsession…and made us all draft nerds in the process.
The guys dive into two of Todd McShay's All-Satellite team with Tutu Atwell and D'Wayne Eskridge and break down Mel Kiper Jr's two round Mock Draft 4.0 with two more trades. Plus, McShay shares the wisdom a young coach Belichick bestowed upon him many years ago.
Mel Kiper Jr, Todd McShay and Field Yates breakdown the Jets decision to trade Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers and what it means for both franchises. Plus, Kiper and McShay go head-to-head by draft dueling 22-man superteams of NFL prospects.
Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Field Yates discuss how committing to Jalen Hurts changes the draft strategy for the Eagles, how Detroit's decision not to tag Kenny Golladay will impact the Lions' draft, reaction to Todd's latest Mock Draft and Mel's highest graded QB's ever leading up to the draft.
Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Field Yates breakdown why the Bucs dominated the Super Bowl and dive into Todd's latest mock draft and why he has four QBs coming off the board with the first four picks. Plus, what does the Carson Wentz trade market look like?
Mel Kiper Jr, Todd McShay and Field Yates break down everything they learned from the Senior Bowl, including which prospects helped themselves the most heading into the NFL Draft. Plus, could the Lions still look to draft a QB at No. 7 after the Stafford-Goff trade?
Mel Kiper Jr, Todd McShay and Field Yates break down the National Championship game, talk Justin Fields and if he should go back to school or declare for the NFL Draft, why Najee Harris is the clear #1 RB in this class and the elite skills of Devonta Smith.
First Draft welcomes in Field Yates to join Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay as the new host of the podcast as they discuss how difficult the evaluation process has been during a COVID-19 affected season, what they learned from a weekend of bowl games, what the Jets should do at #2, as well as a few teasers from McShay’s upcoming mock draft.
Round one of the 2020 NFL Draft is in the books! The virtual draft made us extremely familiar with Commissioner Roger Goodell's basement, and quarterbacks like Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa have found new homes in Cincinnati and Miami, respectively. Mike Golic Jr. reacts to all of the standout moments from the first night.
The NFL Draft is finally here! Tonight, all of the big questions will be answered. Questions like, how is this online format going to work? Even if there are no hackers, how will teams make decisions remotely, with no war room? What will the draft board possibly look like at the end of round one? ESPN's Field Yates breaks down draft strategies and potential complications. Plus, he previews some big names he expects to be picked in the first round.