Join Date: Apr 2008
Re: Kiper 2014
Kiper media call today...
Dan Kadar @MockingTheDraft
About 61 minutes.
That does it for the Kiper call. We now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity.
Kiper said Jarvis Landry was never going to be a speed guy. "He's sure handed, can play inside or outside. He's a two or three. Always been"
Kiper thinks the most underrated RB in the draft this year is Terrance West. He thinks he carried his team.
Kiper thinks five guards go in the second or early third, with Nevada's Joel Bitonio among them.
Kiper: I would not be surprised if 2016 if we're talking about him as a tight end.
Kiper on Logan Thomas: I he doesn't get it done at QB, then you could have a potential tight end on your hands.
Lol, Kiper rates Logan Thomas as a 4th or 5th rounder and could be a TE, but thinks there's a possibility he gets taken in the second round
Kiper thinks an interesting pick for Dallas is Anthony Barr. He'd be the only pass rusher in play for Dallas at No. 16.
Now Kiper wonders if AJ McCarron is a right-handed Matt Leinart.
Kiper said there isn't a better open-field tackler in the draft than CJ Mosley. He has him going No. 21 to Green Bay.
Kiper thinks Zack Martin of Notre Dame could be in the mix for Pittsburgh in the first round because of his versatility.
Kiper says Cyril Richardson has dropped into the fourth round mix.
Kiper doesn't think a guard goes in the first round. Mentions David Yankey as the first guard.
He thinks the Rams will be a "trending" team after the draft if they can keep Sam Bradford upright.
Kiper thinks the Rams could be active as well, moving down from No. 2 or up for No. 13.
He thinks teams could be on the move for LTs, WRs or a player like Eric Ebron.
Kiper thinks the Browns and Falcons could be active on trades during the draft.
Kiper just said Khalil Mack would be "a real nice pick" for Houston at No. 1.
Kiper thinks Michigan's Michael Schofield could be a starting RT in the NFL and a third or fourth round pick.
Kiper thinks top 10 is a little high for HaHa Clinton-Dix, who is more in the 12-25 range of the first round.
Even with Eric Decker, Kiper thinks the Jets could choose a WR in the 1st round.
Kiper says CB Walt Aikens really helped himself at the Senior Bowl and is in the third or fourth round range.
Kiper thinks Jace Amaro is a round two or three pick. 0_o
Kiper thinks Ss Clinton-Dix and Pryor are both first rounders, but Pryor is a fringe 1st. He thinks Deone Bucannon drops to the third round.
Kiper just dropped a nugget on Kendall James of Maine, his eighth rated CB. Called him the biggest sleeper CB in the draft.
Pointing out Greg Hardy, Jared Allen, Everson Griffen, Kiper says you don't have to take a pass rusher early if you scout well.
Kiper still sees Moncrief as an early second round pick, or possibly first to a team in the back end like Seattle or Carolina.
Kiper: Donte Moncrief is an enigma. You would have thought he dominated college corners. Didn't materialize into (a top 10 player).
Because of the disinterest in the position, Kiper thinks Mizzou RB Henry Josey could be a priority FA.
Kiper said the consensus from teams is that Kony Ealy is a fringe first round pick.
Kiper thinks the Lions should still be in play for Mike Evans, but a TE or a CB is possible if they're ranked that highly.
Kiper thinks Kyle Van Noy is as third rounder as a versatile LB and Cody Hoffman is an early Day 3 pick.
Kiper also mentioned AJ McCarron as a possibility for the Browns in the second round.
Kiper said if the Browns don't take a QB at four, Derek Carr or Jimmy Garoppolo could be in play at 26 or in the second round.
Kiper views WR Brandon Coleman as an early Day 3 pick in the draft.
Kiper has Tajh Boyd as a round 4-7 pick.
Kiper thinks Sammy Watkins No. 4, 5 or 7, depending on where the QBs land.
Kiper thinks Kony Ealy is a late 1, early 2. DeMarcus Lawrence is round three player for him.
Kiper said Ebron is a glorified wide receiver. "He's a threat a great, great receiving entity."
Kiper on Ebron and the Giants: They certainly could use an Eric Ebron. If he doesn't go 12, he could fall to 17.
In his latest mock draft, Kiper has Johnny Manziel No. 8 to Minnesota, but could see him go as high as three.
Kiper sees San Diego and New Orleans as spots for Auburn DE/OLB Dee Ford.
Kiper thinks that OT Greg Robinson will grade out as the top player on some teams' draft boards.
Kiper thinks Beckham is a 1st (KC or Clev., maybe NYJ), Jeremy Hill is a 4th or 5th rounder and Jarvis Landry a second rounder.
Kiper said Clowney is still a top three talent, but not to St. Louis. He thinks if Houston passes a team will want to trade with the Rams.
Kiper thinks round three or four for Bruce Ellington of South Carolina. Early Day 3 for CB Victor Hampton.
Hopping on a call with Mel Kiper at 9:30. If you're not a fan, you may want to unfollow until 11ish.