The general reaction a few days after the 2013 Draft: If nothing else, the Dolphins were bold. They’re going for it. Read More
There is just enough time between the end of the college football season and the NFL Draft to form an opinion on a prospect, change it, then change it again. Read More
If Miami does end up looking to pick an athletic pass rusher in the top half of the first round, Kiper Jr., a staple of ESPN’s draft coverage since the early ’80s, said there will be plenty of guys to choose from. Read More
ESPN’s Todd McShay, with some reluctance, gave instant analysis on some of his standout draft classes, ranking the Dolphins’ haul fifth.
“I’m a big believer that Ryan Tannehill is going to wind up being a quarterback that’s going to start in this league and be very good,” McShay said on SportsCenter.
Mel Kiper will be there, draft notes in hand, to break it all down.
Kiper, who has been covering the draft and evaluating players for over 30 years, recently participated in a conference call to discuss this year’s hot topics.
Even though he’s a seasoned veteran, Kiper still must adjust his evaluating techniques to counter trends that surface in the league.
Tannehill, a wide receiver for his first two seasons with the Aggies, has established himself as the “next-best” quarterback prospect behind Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. His ascent, due in part to the increasing demand for a quarterback as free agency winds down, has put the spotlight on one of the most unique quarterback prospects in years.
From the Fins:
Perhaps no player acquisition process in all of sports is as scrutinized as the first round of the NFL Draft. So-called draft experts like Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Mike Mayock spew their opinions on television, while every fan has their own opinions about which players their favorite teams should select.
During the pre-draft period, questions are posed about all prospects, from Dan Marino to Peyton Manning.