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Does anyone besides ESPN care for Mel Kiper? I find that half the time this guy is totally wrong on his mock dafts.

Am I wrong? Does anyone feel the same as me.



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I think Mel's probably as accurate as anyone else. He just has the ESPN publicity machine behind him, to make him much more known than Dave Hefflin or any of the other "draft- nics."



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Mel Kiper has to be the ultimate loser. It seems like he crawls out from under his rock to pontificate about his superior draft knowledge. Just what does this guy do the other 364 days out of the year?





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I've heard him on ESPN radio on the weekends during College Football season. I've always liked Mel in an almost Football televangelist sort of way.

Does the man ever take a breath? He's a motormouth in the vein of Jim Cornette I think. I love the draft and will be watching as much as the wife and good weather (it's supposed to rain on Sat) will allow ;-)



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I love draft day. You have to hand it to the NFL and ESPN for turning something that used to be boring into one of the most exciting days in sports. I usually order in some food and become a blob on the coach for the entire day.

I just don't like how Kiper comes off as a know it all considering he never worked in a General Manager or Player Personnel role.





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he may not be someone you'd ever want to hang out with, but when it comes to draft analysis, i'll take his opinion over anyone else.



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Kiper actually does the early Gameday every weekend (11-3) with Andy Polley during non-football season.

They actually had an intersting segment this weekend, where Mel talked about the genesis of the "mel Kiper phenomenon" and how he started doing his book at 18, set it to NFL executives to advise and how it grew.

It's probably still archived on the ESPN radio web site, if anyone is that curious.




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How great of a job would it be to be Mel Kiper? Watch college football all day, come up with mock drafts that need not be right, and get paid for it? I want to take over for him when he retires. Of course, I need to start growing my hair now.



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