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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.

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Best draft pod

By Poepoe6 - Mar 30 2019
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Wish it was possible to get more during college football season! Keep up the good work fellas

Love the Pod

By RobDuece - Mar 28 2019
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Would be nice if we could get it more frequently.

iTunes Ratings

673 Ratings
Average Ratings
519
77
34
16
27

Best draft pod

By Poepoe6 - Mar 30 2019
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Wish it was possible to get more during college football season! Keep up the good work fellas

Love the Pod

By RobDuece - Mar 28 2019
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Would be nice if we could get it more frequently.

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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.

Final Exam

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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.

May 02 2016

42mins

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Rising Up

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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.

Apr 13 2017

55mins

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Top To Top

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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).

Feb 13 2018

49mins

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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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Getting Defensive

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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.

Mar 02 2017

53mins

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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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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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Jet Stream

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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).

Mar 19 2018

48mins

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NFL Draft Conference Call

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NFL Draft Conference Call with Mel Kiper Jr.

Apr 25 2017

58mins

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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

46mins

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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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The Next Generation

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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.

Aug 19 2016

49mins

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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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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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Like A Glove

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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.

Apr 18 2017

43mins

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Happy New Year!

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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.

Dec 05 2017

51mins

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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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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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Combine Review

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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.

Mar 08 2017

48mins

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NFL Draft Conference Call

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NFL Draft Conference Call with Todd McShay

Apr 19 2017

58mins

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Draft Recap

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

Apr 28 2019

47mins

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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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The Future Is Now

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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).

Apr 22 2019

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Mel's Guy, Todd's Guy

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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.

Apr 16 2019

46mins

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Grade "A" Mock Drafts

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Kiper, McShay and Sprow discuss what the Cardinals might do with Rosen, and break down their Grade A mock drafts.

Apr 10 2019

45mins

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Dueling Mocks

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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).

Apr 03 2019

50mins

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Let's Make A Deal?

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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).

Mar 28 2019

54mins

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Mel Kiper Jr.

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Russillo talks draft with Mel Kiper Jr. including the biggest disagreement he and McShay have, plus the first life advice guest joins the show.

Mar 27 2019

1hr 12mins

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Mega-Mailbag

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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).

Mar 19 2019

54mins

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Ripple Effects

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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).

Mar 14 2019

56mins

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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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From The Combine

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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).

Feb 28 2019

43mins

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Agents of Change

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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).

Feb 20 2019

55mins

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You Remind Me Of...

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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).

Feb 15 2019

57mins

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Todd's Mock

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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).

Feb 07 2019

42mins

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Choose Your Weapon

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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).

Jan 30 2019

42mins

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Senioritis

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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).

Jan 23 2019

45mins

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Mel's First Mock

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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).

Jan 17 2019

49mins

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First Glance

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Mel, Todd & Chris Sprow discuss the prospects they're keeping an eye on early this college football season.

Sep 06 2018

36mins

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Kiper, McShay and A.J. Green

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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).

May 01 2018

36mins

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