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ESPN experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay keep tabs on the NFL draft throughout the year.

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ESPN experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay keep tabs on the NFL draft throughout the year.

iTunes Ratings

879 Ratings
Average Ratings
665
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40

Edit: don’t ever try to replace Mel and Todd you jerks

By <3 football <3 - May 05 2020
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I originally subscribed to this pod to hear Mel and Todd banter back and forth; not to hear someone interview Field “I’m just going to state the obvious” Yates on draft day. Edit: Don’t try to replace Todd with a talking head. Mel’s still The Godfather and whatever producer’s filling the spot with talking heads should be forced to kiss Mel’s ring. Just tell us Todd’s sick and we’ll get it. Todd- hope you get better soon but don’t rush it. Please put your health and your family first, and all of us fans will still be here whenever you’re ready to come back.

Please keep this going!!!

By Ventrell - Apr 13 2020
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Love it every bit. GO RAMS VCU!

iTunes Ratings

879 Ratings
Average Ratings
665
104
41
29
40

Edit: don’t ever try to replace Mel and Todd you jerks

By <3 football <3 - May 05 2020
Read more
I originally subscribed to this pod to hear Mel and Todd banter back and forth; not to hear someone interview Field “I’m just going to state the obvious” Yates on draft day. Edit: Don’t try to replace Todd with a talking head. Mel’s still The Godfather and whatever producer’s filling the spot with talking heads should be forced to kiss Mel’s ring. Just tell us Todd’s sick and we’ll get it. Todd- hope you get better soon but don’t rush it. Please put your health and your family first, and all of us fans will still be here whenever you’re ready to come back.

Please keep this going!!!

By Ventrell - Apr 13 2020
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Love it every bit. GO RAMS VCU!
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First Draft

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ESPN experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay keep tabs on the NFL draft throughout the year.

Rank #1: Free Agency's Impact

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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.

Mar 15 2017

52mins

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Rank #2: McShay Mock Draft 2.0

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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.

Feb 06 2018

47mins

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Rank #3: Draft Buzz

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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.

Apr 23 2018

55mins

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Rank #4: Three For The Win

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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.

Apr 04 2017

46mins

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Rank #5: Make Your Head Explode

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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.

Apr 24 2017

45mins

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Rank #6: The Perfect Mock

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Mel and Todd alternate first round picks for all 32 teams to create the "perfect" mock.

Apr 20 2018

42mins

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Rank #7: McShay's First Mock, Burrow's Rise

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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!

Dec 18 2019

49mins

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Rank #8: Draft Recap

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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.

Apr 30 2018

54mins

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Rank #9: Mock Draft 3.0

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Todd McShay and Daniel Dopp break down Mel Kiper's Mock Draft 3.0 by discussing what he got right and what he got wrong. Plus, a bunch of listener questions!

Mar 26 2020

39mins

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Rank #10: Immediate Impact

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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.

May 01 2017

38mins

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Rank #11: NFL Draft Conference Call

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NFL Draft Conference Call with Mel Kiper Jr.

Apr 25 2017

58mins

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Rank #12: Money Makers

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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).

Mar 05 2018

44mins

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Rank #13: Domino Effect

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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).

Mar 12 2018

56mins

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Rank #14: The Best Route

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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).

Feb 22 2018

56mins

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Rank #15: Combine Preview

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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).

Feb 27 2018

55mins

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Rank #16: Mel's First Mock

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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.

Jan 19 2018

52mins

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Rank #17: Draft Recap

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Mel, Todd and Chris break down everything from the draft and answer your mailbag questions.

Apr 28 2019

45mins

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Rank #18: Combine Review

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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).

Mar 05 2019

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Rank #19: From The Top

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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.

Jan 09 2018

55mins

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Rank #20: Propped Up

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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.

Apr 22 2019

47mins

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Most Underrated Picks

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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

Apr 29 2020

57mins

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NFL Draft: Round One Reveals

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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.

Apr 24 2020

20mins

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NFL Draft Day Drama

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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.

Apr 23 2020

25mins

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Tiger King: Joe Burrow's Journey to the Bengals

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"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.

Apr 22 2020

22mins

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NFL Draft Props

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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.

Apr 21 2020

42mins

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Jerry Jeudy's Road to the NFL Draft

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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.

Apr 21 2020

22mins

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ESPN Daily's 2020 NFL Draft Preview

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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.

Apr 20 2020

26mins

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The Godfather, The Original

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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.

Apr 20 2020

37mins

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Kiper's Sleepers

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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.

Apr 16 2020

32mins

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7th Round Pick Spouse

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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.

Apr 13 2020

45mins

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Dueling Superteams

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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

Apr 08 2020

28mins

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Mock Draft 3.0

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Todd McShay and Daniel Dopp break down Mel Kiper's Mock Draft 3.0 by discussing what he got right and what he got wrong. Plus, a bunch of listener questions!

Mar 26 2020

39mins

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Most Interesting Prospects & AFC South

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The crew discuss the most interesting prospects in the draft, including Jalen Hurts and Jonathan Taylor, plus a full breakdown of the AFC South's draft needs.

Mar 11 2020

57mins

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Post-Combine & NFC South

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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.

Mar 05 2020

51mins

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The Combine Is Here

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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.

Feb 24 2020

51mins

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Tua or False & NFC East

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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.

Feb 20 2020

51mins

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The Tua Mystery & AFC East

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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.

Feb 12 2020

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Biggest Differences

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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.

Feb 07 2020

49mins

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Senior Bowl, QB Tiers & Lost Cell Phones

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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.

Jan 28 2020

52mins

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Is Burrow NFL Ready?

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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.

Jan 16 2020

47mins

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iTunes Ratings

879 Ratings
Average Ratings
665
104
41
29
40

Edit: don’t ever try to replace Mel and Todd you jerks

By <3 football <3 - May 05 2020
Read more
I originally subscribed to this pod to hear Mel and Todd banter back and forth; not to hear someone interview Field “I’m just going to state the obvious” Yates on draft day. Edit: Don’t try to replace Todd with a talking head. Mel’s still The Godfather and whatever producer’s filling the spot with talking heads should be forced to kiss Mel’s ring. Just tell us Todd’s sick and we’ll get it. Todd- hope you get better soon but don’t rush it. Please put your health and your family first, and all of us fans will still be here whenever you’re ready to come back.

Please keep this going!!!

By Ventrell - Apr 13 2020
Read more
Love it every bit. GO RAMS VCU!