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 McShay's 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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