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ESPN experts Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, and Field Yates keep tabs on the NFL draft throughout the year.

ESPN experts Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, and Field Yates keep tabs on the NFL draft throughout the year.


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ESPN experts Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, and Field Yates keep tabs on the NFL draft throughout the year.






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J.J. Watt Signing, Mel's Mock Draft 2.0

Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Field Yates break down J.J. Watt signing with Arizona, Mel’s Mock Draft 2.0 featuring trades for the first time ever and how the '20 & '21 QB class stack up against each other.


Carson Wentz Trade, Updated Big Board

Mel Kiper and Field Yates break down the Carson Wentz trade, if the Eagles should look at a QB at #6 overall and their thoughts on Todd's updated big board.


Lawrence's Pro Day, Players On The Rise

Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Field Yates give us an update on Trevor Lawrence’s Pro Day, talk what will happen with the 2nd overall pick and players on the rise on Mel’s Big Board at the moment.


Draft Season Begins

Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Field Yates breakdown why the Bucs dominated the Super Bowl and dive into Todd's latest mock draft and why he has four QBs coming off the board with the first four picks. Plus, what does the Carson Wentz trade market look like?


The Senior Bowl's Most Improved

Mel Kiper Jr, Todd McShay and Field Yates break down everything they learned from the Senior Bowl, including which prospects helped themselves the most heading into the NFL Draft. Plus, could the Lions still look to draft a QB at No. 7 after the Stafford-Goff trade?


Senior Bowl Updates

Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Field Yates break down the latest from the Senior Bowl, which prospects have the most to gain this week, why Mac Jones made the right decision in participating and Mel dives into his first mock draft of the season.


2021 NFL Combine Concerns

Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Field Yates share their concerns going into this year's NFL Combine, Chris Olave's decision to return to Ohio State, and what kind of draft pick compensation will the Texans get with a potential Deshaun Watson trade?


CFP Championship Breakdown

Mel Kiper Jr, Todd McShay and Field Yates break down the National Championship game, talk Justin Fields and if he should go back to school or declare for the NFL Draft, why Najee Harris is the clear #1 RB in this class and the elite skills of Devonta Smith.


Mock Draft Teasers

First Draft welcomes in Field Yates to join Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay as the new host of the podcast as they discuss how difficult the evaluation process has been during a COVID-19 affected season, what they learned from a weekend of bowl games, what the Jets should do at #2, as well as a few teasers from McShay’s upcoming mock draft.


Most Underrated Picks

Mel Kiper Jr and Chris Sprow go through all 32 teams and name the most underrated player selected by each team in last week's draft


NFL Draft: Round One Reveals

Round one of the 2020 NFL Draft is in the books! The virtual draft made us extremely familiar with Commissioner Roger Goodell's basement, and quarterbacks like Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa have found new homes in Cincinnati and Miami, respectively. Mike Golic Jr. reacts to all of the standout moments from the first night.


NFL Draft Day Drama

The NFL Draft is finally here! Tonight, all of the big questions will be answered. Questions like, how is this online format going to work? Even if there are no hackers, how will teams make decisions remotely, with no war room? What will the draft board possibly look like at the end of round one? ESPN's Field Yates breaks down draft strategies and potential complications. Plus, he previews some big names he expects to be picked in the first round.


Tiger King: Joe Burrow's Journey to the Bengals

"With the first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select...Joe Burrow, quarterback, LSU." It's a sentence we'll most likely hear this Thursday night. What kind of pressure -- and team -- is Cincy about to thrust upon the Heisman Trophy-winning star? ESPN's Ben Baby digs deep into Burrow's football story to find out. Plus, he sets the scene in Ohio, where a long history of disappointment has left Bengals fans hungry for success.


NFL Draft Props

Mel Kiper and Chris Sprow break down their favorite 2020 NFL Draft prop bets including how many QBs go in the first round and who goes first between Love & Herbert.


Jerry Jeudy's Road to the NFL Draft

Poised to be the No. 1 wide receiver picked in this year's NFL Draft, Alabama's Jerry Jeudy is sought after for his speed and explosiveness. He has also endured family tragedy alongside football success. Following the loss of his 7-year-old sister, Jeudy became a college star, and is now preparing to enter the NFL. Ahead of Thursday's first round, ESPN's Liz Merrill shares Jeudy's story.


ESPN Daily's 2020 NFL Draft Preview

With live competitions mostly canceled, the 2020 NFL Draft is not only happening this Thursday, but it's rallying the sports world in an even bigger way than usual. We'll find out where prospects like QBs Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, and Jordan Love will land, and we'll see a whole new approach as draft prospects work from home like so many of us. ESPN analyst (and pumpkin-pie-for-breakfast lover) Mel Kiper Jr. has covered the draft for decades. He breaks down this year's draft class,...


The Godfather, The Original

Mel Kiper, Jr. joins Kevin Negandhi on the week of the NFL Draft to discuss what a virtual draft process means for talent evaluation, Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert, the abundance of high-end defensive talent, how he nearly landed a job with the Colts early in his career and urging Frank Caliendo to do a Todd McShay impression.


Kiper's Sleepers

This week's podcast is all about #KiperSleepers. The guys discuss over 50 prospects in this rapid fire breakdown of Day 3 rookies who could make an impact in the NFL.


7th Round Pick Spouse

Todd McShay joins Kevin Negandhi to talk NFL draft. The guys discuss how the NFL is handling the draft process during a pandemic, the two things every team is worried about, the latest on the class of quarterbacks, a $5,000 Jordan Love bet (11:06), the three things that distinguish Joe Burrow (19:44) and players no one is talking about. Plus, Todd on his relationship with Mel Kiper, Jr. (36:06), the skit he did with Frank Caliendo and reporting on the draft from an empty house.


Dueling Superteams

Mel and Todd breakdown their latest superteams mock draft which is comprised entirely of rookies! See more on their rosters at