ESPN: First Draft
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Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay share their weekly take on the NFL draft.
||First Draft - Best-case Scenarios: 4/27/15||Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Chris Sprow and Mark Dominik discuss the best-case scenario in the first round of the NFL draft for all 32 teams.||4/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Draft - Schefty: 4/21/15||Adam Schefter joins Todd McShay, Mel Kiper Jr. and Chris Sprow to discuss his days creating mock drafts, the odds Tennessee trades the second overall pick and much more.||4/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Draft - Picks 1-4 : 4/15/15||Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow break down the strategy for the top four picks in the draft while giving hope to the Bills who won't select until round two.||4/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Draft - Put It on the Board: 4/8/15||Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow put together their ultimate draft board for each position as they create a mock war room draft day scenario.||4/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Draft - Picks 5-8: 4/1/15||Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss the highest and lowest possible slots for some of the biggest names in the draft and break down picks 5-8.||4/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Draft - Picks 9-12: 3/24/15||Mel Kiper Jr., Chris Sprow & Kevin Weidl discuss the "safest" selections in this year's draft. Plus, they delve into picks 9-12 with a some help from Vikings fan Buster Olney.||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Draft - Picks 13-16: 3/17/15||Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss the impact of some notable pro day performances, examine some risky players and delve into their predictions for picks 13-16.||3/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Draft - Picks 17-20: 3/10/15||Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow preview some notable pro days, discuss the impact of free agency and dive into picks 17-20 in the upcoming draft.||3/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Draft - Picks 21-24: 3/3/15||Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss free agency's impact on teams' strategies and break down picks 21-24 in the upcoming draft.||3/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Draft - Combine Review: 2/24/15||Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss who helped and hurt themselves at the combine and cover the needs of the Broncos, Cowboys, Ravens and Panthers.||2/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Draft - Combine Preview: 2/16/15||Chris Sprow and Mel Kiper Jr. discuss what to keep an eye on at this week's combine, break down picks 32-29 in the draft and chat with Washington's Shaq Thompson.||2/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Draft - Away We Go: 2/10/15||Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss the ten burning questions as draft season gets underway. Plus, ESPN NFL Insider Louis Riddick joins the show.||2/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Draft: 5/11/14||Todd McShay, Mel Kiper Jr., Chris Sprow & Kevin Weidl recap the entire 2014 NFL draft, explain which teams reached, which teams got good value and why the Jags deserve an A+.||5/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Draft: 5/6/14||Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay discuss the hottest rumors leading up to the NFL draft.||5/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Draft: 4/29/14||Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay wrap up the preview of the first round and include Indianapolis and Washington.||4/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Draft: 4/23/14||Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay preview picks 25 through 29 and disagree about an offensive lineman who could make a difference for a team this late in the draft.||4/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Draft: 4/15/14||Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay preview picks 21 through 24 which is right in the middle of the strength of this draft class.||4/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Draft: 4/8/14||Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay preview picks 17 through 20. Darius Rucker drops in to talk Dolphins, top 5 picks and how the National Anthem can feel like icing the kicker.||4/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Draft: 4/1/14||Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay run through the team needs for picks 13 through 16 of the NFL Draft.||4/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||First Draft: 3/25/14||Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay run through the team needs for picks 9 through 12 of the NFL Draft.||3/25/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
ESPN needs improvement
Thought a 2 * was to high for this.
It's all u can really get right now...
But I listen to them for about 20 minutes and I hear them contradict themselves a lot ... To the point I think it's a lot of garbage, but I just downloaded the March 22nd episode--- I love the draft even if I only get a few good things out of their podcast.
Two guys who have next to no credibility with NFL management - neither has ever worked a day in the NFL nor played anywhere near the NFL.
Basically information gatherers but not player evaluators as the NFL Network "Caught in the Draft" series pointed out. Are dependent on what their contacts tell them.
In these podcasts they reveal themselves to have gigantic egos, continually shout at & talk over each other and have a moderator who interjects himself far more than warranted.
I can appreciate that Kiper is something of an institution & has been doing this for 30+ years but could be so much better if some of the ESPN Insiders - guys like Bill Polian who have tremendous hands on experience and knowledge were involved.