Field Yates' Debut Draft Rankings Reaction: 11/29/23
ESPN's Field Yates and Jordan Reid break down Field Yates first NFL draft rankings for the 2024 class including tackling some major risers at QB and WR. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Updated QB Hot Board & Potential Draft Risers: 11/14/23
Field Yates is joined by ESPN's Matt Miller and Jordan Reid to unpack Jordan's latest NFL Draft QB Hot Board for the top 14 quarterback draft prospects before talking some players with the most potential to increase their draft stock down the stretch of the season.
Midseason 2024 Mock Draft Reaction: 10/25/23
Field Yates welcomes ESPNs Jordan Reid and Matt Miller to break down Jordans latest 2024 NFL Mock Draft including the 3 guys who are locked into the Top 3 picks, where some teams can find WR value and the deepest position group in the draft. 2:45 1. Chicago Bears (via CAR): Caleb Williams, QB, USC 5:20 2. Arizona Cardinals: Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State 7:45 3. Denver Broncos: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina 10:20 4. New York Giants: Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State 13:10 5. Chicago Bears: Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama 15:09 6. Washington Commanders: Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame 17:11 7. New England Patriots: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia 19:55 8. Las Vegas Raiders: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama 22:15 9. Green Bay Packers: JC Latham, OT, Alabama 24:20 10. Tennessee Titans: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson 26:10 11. Indianapolis Colts: Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State 27:55 13. Cincinnati Bengals: Rome Odunze, WR, Washington 30:00 16. Arizona Cardinals (via HOU): Jer'Zhan Newton, DT, Illinois 31:50 24. Jacksonville Jaguars: Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State 34:20 30. Philadelphia Eagles: Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona 36:08 32. Kansas City Chiefs: Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon
Top QB's For The 2024 Draft: 10/4/23
Field Yates is joined by ESPN's Matt Miller and Jordan Reid to unpack Jordan's breakdown of the top 14 quarterbacks from his NFL Draft QB Hot Board before talking some of their biggest draft board risers so far this season.
2024 Preseason Mock Draft Reaction: 8/30/23
Field Yates is joined by ESPN's Matt Miller and Jordan Reid to unpack Matt's 2024 Preseason Mock Draft including what major college stars could be first-round picks and some players who you need to be paying more attention to.
Mel & Todd's 2023 NFL Draft Grades: 5/1/23
Field Yates, Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay break down the best picks, the biggest sleeper selections and all of the draft day trades. Then, the crew grades how each team filled their needs in this years draft.
2023 NFL Draft Preview: 4/24/23
Field Yates, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. get you set for Kansas City's NFL Draft with everything you need to know!
Mel & Todd's 2023 3-Round Mock Draft : 4/19/23
Field Yates, Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay break down where they think every pick will land in the first three rounds of this years draft including key players who will go off the board earlier than you think.
Drafting Our 2023 Super Teams: 4/12/23
Field Yates welcomes ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Matt Miller and Jordan Reid as they draft their 2023 NFL Draft Super Team. Who will finish with the best lineup from this years draft class? Find out.
Todd McShay's 2 Round Mock Draft: 4/6/23
Field Yates, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. dive into Todd's recent mock. It's a 2-round, 63 pick mock draft where 5 QBs are drafted in the first round and a record breaking number of Tight Ends are off the board!
Best QB's In The 2023 NFL Draft: 3/28/23
Field Yates, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. discuss what Todd took away from the QB pro-days before breaking down some of the top picks on the defensive side of the ball.
Mel Kiper's 2023 Mock Draft 3.0: 3/21/23
Field Yates, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. dive into Mels latest Mock Draft 3.0 including 4 QBs going in the first 5 picks and a RB who could have a monster rookie season on an AFC contender.
Rodgers To The Jets? Free Agency Reaction: 3/15/23
Field Yates, Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay react to all the news coming out of the first few days of NFL free agency and discuss how these moves impact the upcoming draft. Plus, what could the significance be of Aaron Rodgers going to the Jets. Finally, Todd spotlights a couple of players you need to know as the draft approaches.
Todd McShay's 2023 Mock Draft 3.0: 3/8/23
Field Yates, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. break down Todd's latest Mock Draft 3.0 including the biggest risers on his board. Then the crew takes a look at potential trade ideas for teams looking for a franchise QB and the players who impressed the most at the NFL Combine.
Mel Kiper's 2023 Mock Draft 2.0 : 2/28/23
Field Yates & Mel Kiper Jr. are here to break down Mel's latest NFL Mock Draft 2.0 including some huge trades at the top. Then, they talk what the top college prospects have to prove at the combine.
Todd McShay's 2023 Mock Draft 2.0: 2/15/23
Field Yates, Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay break down Todd's latest Mock Draft 2.0, including some key trades early on. Then, Field and Mel give their insights on the top college prospects and what team is the best fit for them in the league.
Senior Bowl Recap: 2/8/23
Field Yates, Mel Kiper Jr. & Todd McShay dive into our favorite time of year, draft season! On this episode we discuss everything we saw last weekend in Mobile, Alabama for the Senior Bowl. We kick things off with the most eye catching players, the biggest disappointments, and we finish up with Mel going Off Script.
Top 5 Pick Projections & Best WR Prospects For 2023: 1/25/23
Field Yates, Mel Kiper Jr. & Todd McShay dive into our favorite time of year, draft season! We'll kick things off with Mel giving his latest projected top-five selections in the upcoming draft. Could the Seahawks actually be thinking QB? Is Jalen Carter to the Bears essentially a lock? Then we'll breakdown a deep WR class, could four receivers be taken in the first round? Finally, who are two RBs that Todd McShay could see coming off the board in the first round?
The Best Quarterbacks In The 2023 NFL Draft: 1/18/23
First Draft is back! Field Yates, Mel Kiper Jr. & Todd McShay dive into our favorite time of year, draft season! On this episode, a look back at the CFP, discuss what the theme of the 2023 NFL Draft is and who the top QBs on the draft board are.
Every NFC Teams Draft Needs: 4/25/22
Field Yates is joined by Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. to break down the draft needs for all of the teams in the NFC ahead of the NFL Draft this week.
Every AFC Teams Draft Needs: 4/18/22
Field Yates is joined by Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. to break down the draft needs for all of the teams in the AFC ahead of the NFL Draft this month.
Special Superteams Draft: 4/15/22
Jason Fitz has a full house as Todd McShay, Mel Kiper Jr, Matt Miller and Jordan Reid get together to draft out their own starting roster from this years draft class ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft. Find out who came away with the best team.
Mels 2-Round Mock Reaction, Todds Player Spotlight: 4/11/22
Jason Fitz sits in for Field Yates to chat with Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. as they break down Mels 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.
Todds Latest Mock Draft, Teams With Biggest Needs: 4/7/22
Jason Fitz, Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay react to Todds latest Mock Draft as he defends his picks to Mel. Then Matt Miller and Jordan Reid tackle the teams with the biggest draft day needs in each division across the NFL.
Day 2 Prospects To Watch: 4/4/22
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.
QBs Under Pressure, GM Mock Draft: 3/31/22
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.
Consensus Mock Draft 3.5: 3/28/22
Field Yates, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. team up to give out their consensus top 10 picks in NFL Mock Draft 3.5. Should the Lions take Malik Willis or Kyle Hamilton? What is the impact of the Tyreek Hill trade? All that and more!
QB Pro Day Evaluations: 3/24/22
Field Yates and Todd McShay break down Todds 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!
Blockbuster NFL Trades Shake Up The Draft: 3/21/22
Field Yates and Mel Kiper Jr. react to the Deshaun Watson and Davante Adams trades before breaking down the impact both will have on the draft. Plus, the guys discuss how injuries will alter the draft stock for a few players.
Draft Impact Of Brady News & Big QB Signings: 3/14/22
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.
Standouts From The NFL Combine: 3/10/22
Field Yates, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. empty their notebooks with final thoughts from the NFL Combine. Then, Field is joined by ESPNs Jordan Reid to talk what players soared up draft boards in Indianapolis, including reaction to some speedy 40 times.
NFL Combine Reaction 2022: 3/7/22
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 years draft before reacting to two defensive players who put on excellent performances and QBs who made a statement.
NFL Combine Preview 2022: 2/28/22
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.
Key Round 1 Picks, Tape Standouts: 2/24/22
Todd McShay is joined by Scouts Inc.'s Steve Muench to talk the most interesting picks to watch in the 1st Round, the Top 5 players who stand out on tape, pick apart Todds Mock Draft 2.0 and more.
Reacting To Todds Mock Draft 2.0: 2/21/22
Field Yates, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. break down Todds Mock Draft 2.0 including what picks Mel thinks Todd should reevaluate. Then, the guys react to the "Armchair GM's" from Twitter and defend their selections.
Best Positional Groups In The Draft, Bengals Preview: 2/17/22
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.
Super Bowl Recap, Trading 1st Round Picks: 2/14/22
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.
Steelers QB Draft Plans, Senior Bowl Standouts: 2/10/22
Field Yates, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. debate what the Steelers may do in the draft to replace Big Ben going forward. Then, ESPNs Jordan Reid joins Field Yates to break down what he saw from the Senior Bowl including what players are jumping up on the board.
Senior Bowl Recap: 2/7/22
Field Yates, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. break down who improved their draft stock at the Senior Bowl and who disappointed. Plus, the guys highlight some hidden gems who stood out during the Senior Bowl.
Matt Corrals Draft Stock, Senior Bowl Report: 2/3/22
Field Yates, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. break down how Matt Corrals injury will impact his draft stock and why Mel has him as a 1st Round QB. Then, Field Yates is joined by ESPNs Jordan Reid from the Senior Bowl to talk which prospects are standing out and which prospects need to show more.
Senior Bowl Deep Dive, QB Class Comparisons: 1/31/22
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.
2022 QB Draft Preview, 1st & 2nd Pick Breakdown : 1/27/22
Jason Fitz, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. dive into the QBs 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.
Mels Mock 1.0 Reaction, Senior Bowl Preview: 1/24/22
Jason Fitz sits in for Field Yates with Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. to react to Mels 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.
Breaking Down Teams With Multiple 1st Round Picks: 1/20/22
Field Yates is joined by Mel Kiper Jr and Jordan Reid to break down the options in the 2022 NFL Draft for four teams with multiple first round picks. Mel talks the Eagles before Jordan covers the Lions, Jets and Giants.
Top Prospects From Mel's Mock Draft 1.0: 1/17/22
Field Yates and Mel Kiper Jr. break down Mels favorite draft picks from his NFL Mock Draft 1.0 including which players are moving up on the draft list and where to expect the QB's to be selected in the 2022 NFL Draft.
First Draft - CFP Takeaways & Top 5 Mock Draft: 1/12/22
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.
Supercuts presents Moments That Matter - Bowl Previews & Draft Primer: 12/8/21
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.
Introducing 'Man in the Arena': 11/20/21
Whether you love him or hate him or are somehow completely indifferent, youve probably spent at least some of the last 20 years thinking about Tom Brady. Brady has altered friendships, families and communities. Hes changed the trajectory of careers and reputations, enabled fairy tale dreams to be both realized and dashed. 'Man In the Arena' is a new 10-part series from ESPN and Religion of Sports that looks at those two decades of Brady through the eyes of the fans and the haters, those in the arena and those outside. Host Gotham Chopra grapples with these big themes, while grounding the podcast in his personal relationship with Tom and his journey from a Brady fan to Toms friend. ˙Listen on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3FgQalz), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3c6q4oB), or search 'Man In the Arena' wherever you're listening now.
2021 NFL Draft Recap: 5/4/21
It is the final podcast of the draft season! Mel Kiper Jr, Todd McShay and Field Yates talk what teams had the best and worst drafts, the pick that was the biggest reach and answer your Twitter questions.
32-Team NFL Draft Preview: 4/26/21
Mel Kiper Jr, Todd McShay and Field Yates break down all 32 NFL teams' draft capital & roster needs heading into the 2021 NFL Draft.
Being Mel Kiper Jr.: 4/16/21
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.
Mel & Todd's 3 Round GM Mock Draft: 4/20/21
The guys break down their latest 3 round mock draft, Mel a GM for the odd picks, Todd a GM for the even picks, by discussing their thought process in drafting for each team, including a trade between the Lions and Patriots.
Mel's Mock 4.0 & Todd's All-Satellite Team: 4/13/21
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.
Darnold Trade & Full 22 Rookie Draft: 4/6/21
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.
Impact Of Draft Trades: 3/30/21
Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Field Yates discuss last weeks draft trade frenzy and how it impacts the 49ers, Dolphins and Eagles. Plus, what does this mean for the rest of the first round?
Mel's Mock Draft 3.0: 3/23/21
Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Field Yates discuss the free agency moves since last week before breaking down Mel's Mock Draft 3.0 including the biggest changes on the board.
Free Agency Frenzy: 3/18/21
Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Field Yates discuss the ripple effects of Drew Brees retiring, how free agency signings have impacted draft plans for teams and what the free agent receivers mean for this years draft at WR.
Franchise Tag Deadline, Highest Graded QB's Ever: 3/9/21
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.
J.J. Watt Signing, Mel's Mock Draft 2.0: 3/2/21
Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Field Yates break down J.J. Watt signing with Arizona, Mels Mock Draft 2.0 featuring trades for the first time ever and how the '20 & '21 QB class stack up against each other.
Carson Wentz Trade, Updated Big Board: 2/23/21
Mel Kiper and Field Yates break down the Carson Wentz trade, if the Eagles should look at a QB at #6 overall and their thoughts on Todd's updated big board.
Lawrence's Pro Day, Players On The Rise: 2/16/21
Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Field Yates give us an update on Trevor Lawrences Pro Day, talk what will happen with the 2nd overall pick and players on the rise on Mels Big Board at the moment.
Draft Season Begins: 2/9/21
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?
The Senior Bowl's Most Improved: 2/2/21
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?
Senior Bowl Updates: 1/28/21
Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Field Yates break down the latest from the Senior Bowl, which prospects have the most to gain this week, why Mac Jones made the right decision in participating and Mel dives into his first mock draft of the season.
2021 NFL Combine Concerns: 1/19/21
Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Field Yates share their concerns going into this year's NFL Combine, Chris Olave's decision to return to Ohio State, and what kind of draft pick compensation will the Texans get with a potential Deshaun Watson trade?
CFP Championship Breakdown: 1/12/21
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.
Mock Draft Teasers: 1/5/21
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 McShays upcoming mock draft.
Todd McShay's Battle With COVID-19: 5/6/20
For a special edition of The Adam Schefter Podcast, Adam is joined by ESPN Draft Analyst Todd McShay for the first time since Todd announced he was diagnosed with COVID-19. Todd discusses what he's been dealing with for the last few weeks as well as what missing the NFL draft meant to him. We are very happy Todd is feeling healthy again; we wish him and his family all the best.
NFL Draft Recap : 4/28/20
Adam is joined by ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. and NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah. The three recap this past weekend's NFL Draft and take a look ahead to next years draft. (4:43) Next, Adam talks with Bill Belichick's significant other Linda Holliday. The two talk about Bill and Linda's dog, Nike, and why he was sitting in Bill's seat on-air during the draft. (32:11) Lastly, we close with a segment of Ask Adam. (47:31)
Most Underrated Picks: 4/29/20
Mel Kiper Jr and Chris Sprow go through all 32 teams and name the most underrated player selected by each team in last week's draft
NFL Draft: Round One Reveals: 4/24/20
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.
NFL Draft Day Drama: 4/23/20
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.
Tiger King: Joe Burrow's Journey to the Bengals: 4/22/20
"With the first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select...Joe Burrow, quarterback, LSU." It's a sentence we'll most likely hear this Thursday night. What kind of pressure -- and team -- is Cincy about to thrust upon the Heisman Trophy-winning star? ESPN's Ben Baby digs deep into Burrow's football story to find out. Plus, he sets the scene in Ohio, where a long history of disappointment has left Bengals fans hungry for success.
NFL Draft Props: 4/21/20
Mel Kiper and Chris Sprow break down their favorite 2020 NFL Draft prop bets including how many QBs go in the first round and who goes first between Love & Herbert.
Jerry Jeudy's Road to the NFL Draft: 4/21/20
Poised to be the No. 1 wide receiver picked in this year's NFL Draft, Alabama's Jerry Jeudy is sought after for his speed and explosiveness. He has also endured family tragedy alongside football success. Following the loss of his 7-year-old sister, Jeudy became a college star, and is now preparing to enter the NFL. Ahead of Thursday's first round, ESPN's Liz Merrill shares Jeudy's story.
The Godfather, The Original: 4/19/20
Mel Kiper, Jr. joins Kevin Negandhi on the week of the NFL Draft to discuss what a virtual draft process means for talent evaluation, Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert, the abundance of high-end defensive talent, how he nearly landed a job with the Colts early in his career and urging Frank Caliendo to do a Todd McShay impression.
ESPN Daily's 2020 NFL Draft Preview : 4/20/20
With live competitions mostly canceled, the 2020 NFL Draft is not only happening this Thursday, but it's rallying the sports world in an even bigger way than usual. We'll find out where prospects like QBs Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, and Jordan Love will land, and we'll see a whole new approach as draft prospects work from home like so many of us. ESPN analyst (and pumpkin-pie-for-breakfast lover) Mel Kiper Jr. has covered the draft for decades. He breaks down this year's draft class, explains which teams could actually benefit from a remote draft, and how it could all go down.
Kiper's Sleepers: 4/16/20
This week's podcast is all about #KiperSleepers. The guys discuss over 50 prospects in this rapid fire breakdown of Day 3 rookies who could make an impact in the NFL.
7th Round Pick Spouse: 4/12/20
Todd McShay joins Kevin Negandhi to talk NFL draft. The guys discuss how the NFL is handling the draft process during a pandemic, the two things every team is worried about, the latest on the class of quarterbacks, a $5,000 Jordan Love bet (11:06), the three things that distinguish Joe Burrow (19:44) and players no one is talking about. Plus, Todd on his relationship with Mel Kiper, Jr. (36:06), the skit he did with Frank Caliendo and reporting on the draft from an empty house.
Dueling Superteams: 4/8/20
Mel and Todd breakdown their latest superteams mock draft which is comprised entirely of rookies! See more on their rosters at ESPN.com: https://es.pn/3eaBZBs
Mock Draft 3.0: 3/25/20
Todd McShay and Daniel Dopp break down Mel Kipers Mock Draft 3.0 by discussing what he got right and what he got wrong. Plus, a bunch of listener questions!
Most Interesting Prospects & AFC South: 3/11/20
The crew discuss the most interesting prospects in the draft, including Jalen Hurts and Jonathan Taylor, plus a full breakdown of the AFC Souths draft needs.
Post-Combine & NFC South: 3/5/20
The guys recap their Combine takeaways including Isaiah Simmons and potential 2nd round QBs. Plus, breaking down what each NFC South squad should do in the draft.
The Combine Is Here: 2/24/20
It's the week of the NFL Combine and Todd, Mel and Chris preview what to expect this week and what really matters from the combine. They also chat about past players that had combines that stood out. Plus, the guys discuss what Mel is like when on the road.
Tua or False & NFC East: 2/20/20
The guys play a game of "Tua or False" after Kiper mocked him at #3 in his latest mock draft. Plus, a full breakdown of the draft needs for the entire NFC East.
The Tua Mystery & AFC East: 2/11/20
The guys breakdown the latest on Tua Tagovailoa and discuss which teams could be in play for him this April. Plus, breaking down each team's draft needs from the AFC East.
Biggest Differences: 2/6/20
Chris Sprow ask Mel and Todd their biggest differences in early round prospects, which one was REALLY the highest on Terry McLaurin last year and a robust mailbag.
Senior Bowl, QB Tiers & Lost Cell Phones: 1/28/20
Todd opens with a story about losing his cell phone at the Senior Bowl, we discuss the biggest risers and fallers from Mobile, did Justin Herbert's performance answer all the questions, the Jordan Love mystery and who is NFL comp is. Plus, we breakdown our current QB tiers.
Is Burrow NFL Ready?: 1/16/20
The crew discusses if Joe Burrow solidified his status as the #1 pick in the 2020 NFL draft, if Chase Young is as good as the Bosas', at what pick will the draft get interesting and #FirstDraft questions from Twitter.
McShay's First Mock, Burrow's Rise: 12/18/19
Todd, Mel & Chris break down McShay's first mock draft including Joe Burrow's rise to the top (1:35), Chase Young's talent (26:50) and more!
Draft Recap: 4/28/19
Mel, Todd and Chris break down everything from the draft and answer your mailbag questions.
Propped Up: 4/22/19
Mel, Todd and Chris throw around some draft related prop bets (3:02) and empty the mailbag (38:20) in the last podcast before the NFL Draft.
The Future Is Now: 4/22/19
Adam Schefter talks to Mel Kiper Jr.& Todd McShay about their impressions of this year's draft and their favorite draft memories (:54). Plus, Evan Kaplan dives into the statistical trends (40:37) and Adam catches up with Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins (46:55) and Stanford's Bryce Love (54:46).
Mel's Guy, Todd's Guy : 4/16/19
Mel Kiper Jr, Todd McShay and Chris Sprow select their favorite players in the Draft by position including QB (3:40), RB (5:25) and WR (8:00). Plus, your Mailbag questions.
Grade "A" Mock Drafts: 4/10/19
Kiper, McShay and Sprow discuss what the Cardinals might do with Rosen, and break down their Grade A mock drafts.
Dueling Mocks: 4/3/19
Mel, Todd & Chris compare their latest mock drafts, have an epic disagreement on one top QB prospect (21:05) and more. Plus, they preview the draft strategy for the Ravens (27:33), Steelers (31:58), Browns (35:46) and Bengals (38:42).
Let's Make A Deal?: 3/28/19
Mel, Todd & Chris break down the trade possibilities that make the most sense for teams leading up to the draft (:50), break down the draft strategy for the Cowboys (22:44), Eagles (27:12), Redskins (34:16) and Giants (39:13), and answer your mailbag questions (44:44).
Mel Kiper Jr.: 3/27/19
Russillo talks draft with Mel Kiper Jr. including the biggest disagreement he and McShay have, plus the first life advice guest joins the show.
Mel, Todd & Chris take a deep dive into the mailbag to answer a variety of questions. Plus, they examine the draft strategy for the Texans (30:29), Colts (35:22), Titans (42:01) and Jaguars (46:25).
Ripple Effects: 3/14/19
Mel, Todd & Chris discuss Kyler Murray's pro day (1:13), examine free agency's impact on the draft (11:49) and break down the draft strategy for the Bears (32:26), Vilkings (37:38), Packers (42:04) and Lions (45:39).
Combine Review: 3/5/19
Mel, Todd & Chris discuss what they took away from the combine, who made the best impression & more (1:34). Plus, they look at the draft strategy for the Chiefs (31:41), Chargers (36:32), Broncos (39:26) and Raiders (44:48).
From The Combine: 2/27/19
Mel, Todd & Chris share their combine memories (:58), break down the players with the most on the line at this year's event (4:34) and discuss the Draft strategy for the Saints (21:59), Falcons (25:07), Panthers (28:03) and Bucs (30:17). Plus, the guys dig into a mega combine mailbag (33:54).
Agents of Change: 2/20/19
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay & Chris Sprow debate whether it's smarter to build through free agency or the Draft THIS season (1:34), share their draft strategy for the Cardinals (25:41), 49ers (30:24), Seahawks (37:54) and Rams (42:38) and answer your #FirstDraft mailbag questions (49:15).
You Remind Me Of...: 2/15/19
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay & Chris Sprow discuss comps for this year's top prospects (1:34) and break down the draft needs for the Jets (18:15), Bills (25:11), Dolphins (32:56) and Patriots (40:30). Plus, they answer your #FirstDraft mailbag questions (49:11).
Todd's Mock: 2/7/19
Todd, Mel & Chris break down McShay's latest mock draft, examine potential first round QBs (2:04), go rapid-fire (18:43) and answer your mailbag questions (33:58).
Choose Your Weapon: 1/30/19
Mel, Todd & Chris break down the best offensive weapons in this year's draft at RB (1:10), WR (16:51), TE (23:03) and more. Plus, your #FirstDraft mailbag questions (32:12).
Todd McShay, Mel Kiper Jr. & Chris Sprow discuss the QB's who could make a splash at the draft (1:25), share their observations about players at the Senior Bowl (17:09), talk about some under-the-radar talent (23:44) and more. Plus, a loaded mailbag (35:45).
Mel's First Mock: 1/17/19
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay & Chris Sprow discuss Mel's first mock draft of the season, focus on Kyler Murray's potential (4:00), where the best skill position players will land (22:55), if this is the year the Patriots shoot for Tom Brady's NEXT heir apparent (28:00) and more. Plus, the guys run through a big mailbag (34:22).
First Glance: 9/6/18
Mel, Todd & Chris Sprow discuss the prospects they're keeping an eye on early this college football season.
Kiper, McShay and A.J. Green: 5/1/18
Before chatting with Bengals WR A.J. Green about his offseason and Cincy's draft class (29:35), Adam Schefter dishes with Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay about their draft grades, what to look forward to next season, the majesty of breakfast for dinner and much more (:31).
Draft Recap: 4/30/18
Mel, Todd and Chris put a bow on the 2018 draft by going through the best picks of all seven rounds, making their ROY picks, discussing the QB fits and much more.
Who is Baker Mayfield: 4/23/18
Marty talks with Heisman trophy winner and draft prospect Baker Mayfield about the highs and lows of his career. Plus, Ryan McGee joined Marty to chat about Mayfield.
Draft Buzz: 4/23/18
Mel, Todd and Chris discuss all of the buzz that they're hearing around the league as the first round gets closer, and Mel keeps it VERY real.
The Perfect Mock: 4/20/18
Mel and Todd alternate first round picks for all 32 teams to create the "perfect" mock.
Josh Rosen wants NEXT: 4/11/18
In an exclusive interview, the would-be franchise QB goes deep on the NCAA, contemplates the fate of the planet and answers the critics who think he's radioactive. By Sam Alipour.
NFL Draft Prop Bets: 4/10/18
Mel, Todd & Chris discuss several over/under prop bets from the NFL Draft including, QB's RB's and WR's drafted in the 1st & 2nd round, how many Alabama players will be drafted in the 1st round and more. Plus, the guys answer your mail bag questions.
Patriot Games: 4/5/18
Mel, Todd & Chris discuss what the Patriots could be up to after their most recent deal (1:00). Plus, they examine the strategy for the Browns (24:16), Bengals (29:46), Ravens (33:44) and Steelers (38:22).
Is it worth it?: 3/29/18
Mel, Todd and Chris discuss what Odell Beckham Jr.'s value is in terms of draft capital (:45). Plus, they break down the draft strategy of the 49ers (25:40), Cardinals (30:50), Seahawks (34:32) and Rams (37:49).
Jet Stream: 3/19/18
Mel, Todd & Chris break down the impact of the Jets moving up to No. 3 and more (1:53). Plus, they break down the strategy for the Broncos (28:04), Raiders (32:36), Chargers (34:26) & Chiefs (37:51).
Domino Effect: 3/12/18
Mel, Todd & Chris discuss the impact of a whirlwind weekend on their draft projections. Plus, a deep dive on the strategies of the Bucs (33:28), Falcons (39:10), Panthers (42:17) and Saints (45:27).
Money Makers: 3/5/18
Mel, Todd and Chris do a complete recap of the scouting combine, discuss the "money makers" from the weekend, and break down the strategy for the Colts (26:01), Texans (29:25), Titans (32:14) and Jaguars (36:02).
Combine Preview: 2/27/18
Todd McShay, Mel Kiper Jr., and Chris Sprow break down everything to watch for at the combine (:56) and examine the approach for the Bears (27:59), Packers (33:10), Lions (37:17) and Vikings (41:59).
The Best Route: 2/22/18
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow debate the merits of free agency vs. the draft for some teams (2:20), plus they break down the draft strategy for the Jets (27:44), Dolphins (33:30), Bills (39:32) and Patriots (43:56).
Top To Top: 2/13/18
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss whether the top of the Big Board should correlate to the top of the draft and more (1:36). Plus, the guys start their team breakdowns with the Giants (24:33), Redskins (27:52), Cowboys (31:50) and Eagles (35:35).
McShay Mock Draft 2.0: 2/6/18
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss Todd's Mock Draft 2.0, the deepest positions in this year's draft, a Super Bowl LII recap and the guys answer your mailbag questions.
Trade ramifications: 1/31/18
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss the ripple effects of the Alex Smith trade (1:00), weigh in on what was learned at the Senior Bowl (19:15), debate the under-the-radar risers (33:48) and more.
Calling Signals: 1/23/18
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow examine the quarterbacks in this year's class, debate which teams have the biggest need at the position and much more.
Mel's First Mock: 1/19/18
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow break down the intricacies of Mel's first mock, explore some of the names you're less familiar with, discuss the QB rush and more.
From The Top: 1/9/18
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss the strategy at the top of the draft (10:45), look at some of the best non-quarterbacks in the class (31:00) and more.
Happy New Year!: 12/5/17
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow kick off Draft season by examining some of the best QBs (3:30), RBs (22:30), Offensive tackles (29:00) and pass rushers (33:15) in this year's class.
BONUS: 30 for 30 Season Two Sneak Peek: 10/30/17
First Draft shares the trailer for Season Two of 30 for 30 Podcasts, launching November 14th, as well as one of our favorite episodes from Season One, Dan & Dave.
Scot McCloughan, Former Redskins GM: 8/23/17
Former Redskins GM Scot McCloughan discusses what he's been up to, his thoughts on various QB & RB situations around the league, his thoughts on the 2018 QB class and more.
Immediate Impact: 5/1/17
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss the draftees who will have the biggest immediate impact in the league, the best sleepers from the Draft and more.
Make Your Head Explode: 4/24/17
Mel Kiper Jr., Chris Sprow and Todd McShay discuss the draft day decisions that could shock the NFL world, weigh in on "The Clean 7" and share their final analysis before Thursday's first round.
Like A Glove: 4/18/17
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss the best fits for the top prospects in the draft. Plus, an in-depth explanation of why Mel's assessment of Jimmy Clausen is the reason for Cam Newton's success.
Rising Up: 4/13/17
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay & Chris Sprow discuss the players that have risen and fallen the most throughout the draft process. Plus, they chat with top prospect Myles Garrett.
Three For The Win: 4/4/17
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss their top three players at each position and break down the draft strategy for the Falcons, Rams, Vikings & Patriots.
The Comps: 3/30/17
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay & Chris Sprow discuss the best comparisons for the top players in the draft and break down the strategy for the Chiefs, Cowboys, Packers & Steelers.
Don't Sleep On Me: 3/22/17
Mel Kiper Jr, Todd McShay & Chris Sprow discuss the day 3 sleepers to keep an eye on and examine the draft strategy of the Giants, Raiders, Texans & Seahawks.
Free Agency's Impact: 3/15/17
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow examine free agency's impact on draft boards, go through Todd's latest mock and go in depth on the Bucs, Broncos, Lions & Dolphins.
Combine Review: 3/8/17
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow share their biggest takeaways from the NFL Draft Combine and break down the strategy for the Eagles, Colts, Ravens and Redskins.
Getting Defensive: 3/2/17
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss the best players at each defensive position and break down the Draft day strategy of the Bengals, Bills, Saints & Cardinals.
The Best Around: 2/22/17
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss the best prospects at each offensive position and break down the draft strategy of the Titans, Jets, Chargers and Panthers.
Back To Where They Once Belonged?: 2/16/17
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss potential landing spots for the top running backs in the draft and start their team-by-team breakdowns with Cleveland, San Francisco, Chicago and Jacksonville.
QB Musical Chairs: 2/10/17
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow play "QB musical chairs," delve into Todd's latest mock draft and debate which team is most likely to reach for a quarterback early.
Senior Citizens: 2/1/17
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow share their impressions from the Senior Bowl, discuss their evaluations for the quarterbacks in this year's draft and much more.
Mel's First Mock: 1/20/17
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow examine Mel's first mock draft of the season and debate about the projections for several high-profile prospects.
'16 And Counting: 1/4/17
Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Chris Sprow explain how the biggest story in NFL Draft history came out of last year's picks, look ahead to the early-entries of 2017 and more.
Todd's First Mock: 12/16/16
Todd McShay, Mel Kiper Jr. and Chris Sprow dig into Todd's first mock draft of the season and examine what all 32 teams could be looking to do come Draft day.
First Glance: 11/30/16
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow dissect how the top of the draft order could take shape and debate the prospects those teams could be most keen on come draft day.
Halfway There: 11/9/16
Chris Sprow, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. debate which rookies have been the most valuable so far, juniors who could have a big impact on the 2017 draft and much more.
Crisis Du Jour: 10/24/16
Chris Sprow, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. discuss the best college environments, the poor QBs coming through the college pipeline, under-the-radar players to watch and more.
The Ones: 10/5/16
Chris Sprow, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr., discuss and debate their top college teams and top NFL prospects at this point in the season.
Stars Are Aligned: 9/21/16
Chris Sprow, Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Travis Haney discuss the top prospects in each college conference and much more.
First Impressions: 9/7/16
Chris Sprow, Mel Kiper Jr., and Todd McShay discuss the rookies to watch on the eve of Week 1 and discuss the impact of opening week in college football on their big boards.
The Next Generation: 8/19/16
Chris Sprow, Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Travis Haney discuss the breakout players, most loaded teams and other things to watch entering the 2016 season.
Final Exam: 5/2/16
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss their favorite and least favorite draft classes, debate the best selections and pick their favorites for rookie of the year.
Class Superlatives: 4/25/16
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow nominate their superlatives for the 2016 draft class as the first round rapidly approaches.
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