New three-round NFL mock draft: Kiper and McShay play GM
6:30 AM ET Mel Kiper Jr.Close Mel Kiper Jr.Football analyst Mel Kiper has actually functioned as an NFL draft analyst for ESPN considering that 1984. He is a regular contributor on SportsCenter and ESPN Radio and composes weekly for ESPN Insider.Todd McShay Close Todd McShay ESPN Senior Citizen Writer ESPN College Football and NFL Draft Expert Signed Up With ESPN in 2006 Played quarterback in high school and was a backup QB for the University of Richmond.In a little over a week, on Thursday, April 27, 31
Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay took a better look at Days 1 and 2 of the draft with forecasts for all 102 of those picks.They took turns making selections, alternating from Mel’s pick for the Panthers at No. 1 through Todd’s prediction for the Niners’compensatory slot at No. 102. Mel has the odd numbers; Todd has the evens.An essential note for this mock, though: They based tease a combination of what they believe each team will do and what they would do if they were playing basic manager for all 32 teams. They used their individual rankings to assist them.
No trades allowed here, either. 8 teams make at least four choices, and all 32 franchises have at least one choice– though the Broncos, Browns and 49ers all need to wait up until Round 3. Let’s get going, beginning with Kiper’s tough quarterback decision atop the board. And make sure to check out our “SportsCenter” Mock Draft Special on Tuesday(7 p.m. ET, ESPN2 )that dives much deeper into this mock draft.Recent mock drafts from: Kiper|McShay Dive to a round: 1|2|3 ROUND 1 Kiper’s pick: Bryce Young, QB, Alabama I
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No. 1 general prospect? Protective take on Jalen Carter. The Panthers have to get a quarterback, however, and they can get their option of them at No. 1. Young has superstar potential.