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Dallas Cowboys Select Oklahoma Wide Receiver CeeDee Lamb 17th Overall In The 2020 NFL Draft
"The cowboys going offense with their first pick of the NFL draft tonight just moments ago Dallas selected Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee lamb with the seventeenth pick in the first round even before the draft ESPN analyst Mel Kiper said Amari Cooper Michael Gallup and Lamm would instantly become one of the NFL's top wide receiver trios many draft watchers did not expect the land to still be available by the time the cowboys made their
"mel kiper" Discussed on Get Up!
"Dot com mel good to see you as always and we'll do this again soon. Meanwhile from the cotton eh stop to the pros as the preseason winds down. There are still unanswered questions in the n._f._c. aaron rodgers. We haven't seen him play in the preseason which doesn't seem like a big deal till you remember member. He's in a new offense with a new coach for the first time since he became the starter you can see why green bay is elected to sit him. Though something like that might happen cam newton going down. We'll be healthy healthy in time for the opener. That's a major question mark and then of course there's ezekiel elliot. He's yet to play this preseason. That's not because anyone has made that decision. It's because he remains a holdout and so we have bobby carpenter doing his n._f._c. predictions for us this morning we split them into two pieces so we as the rams winning the n._f._c. west the vikings in the north and the saints in the south. How 'bout that battle between philly in dallas in the n._f._c. east despite the turmoil with what's going on in dallas. I believe in jerry jones. He's gonna get this thing done. We're going to throw the cowboys up. There and it's going going to be numb largely because a number twenty one zeke elliott what he's able to do is the best running back in the n._f._l. With the ball in his hand from behind center when he's also getting it out of the backfield akyol he's phenomenal. They've got a great defense. Jalen smith is just locked up long term. They're going to be able to take care of philadelphia and be able to win a very tight division race but i i have them taken the n._f._c. member. They opened with two division games. If they play those without zeke it could go a long way towards deciding this division so those are your four division champs. How about the wild cards and so you talked about philadelphia. They're they're one of the best teams are defined in the n._f._l. Carson wentz has to stay healthy but what i love is that explosive offense got a good defense but they're able to push the ball down the field whence as dan it's talked about gives them an added dimension and then they went out and made some additions this year they brought the sean jackson back in love his his explosion his vertical threat and then also the addition of miles sanders running back out of penn state. He's going to give him an element in the passing game. It's going to be phenomenal with him out of the backfield. So i've phileas my first wildcard. There wouldn't get last but certainly not least a team in the n._f._c. A lot of people live in a tight race with essential doc bears. We're going to throw them right up in there and the reason i don't have them. Winning and people don't like to talk about it because it's an offensive sexy league but vic fangio leaving eating going to the denver broncos. I believe that that is hurting. The chicago bears more than what people believe chuck modiano would do fine but the relationship he had understanding that defense. They're going that'd be good. All the dudes are still there. Khalil mack is still going to wreck quarterbacks but i think there will be a little bit of a fall off probably will be quite as many turnovers and so that's that's why the bears as you look at me sideways. Dan is what happens when guys get emotional so you've played for part of your career for the who the dallas cowboys okay so ezekiel running from kabul or something like we. That's the deal to be done better than this. One of the best teams in the n._f._l. Is going to be in a lower division or a lesser place in that division this without we won the division this team a bit..
"mel kiper" Discussed on Get Up!
"It's it's not jumping out to me right now. Any receivers ever go number one overall twit twenty four years ago. Maybe somewhere around there. You know perceiver from u._s._c. Maybe went number one remember. He's ignoring me caja. He's ignoring me. I'm getting all this. Love are pretty well for me. Oh thank you it was it was it was okay. That wasn't exactly how i planned for that to go. Let's move forward. Let's talk about jerry judy's quarterback at alabama that tongo via loa who has gotten an extraordinary amount of attention and struggled down the stretch last year. What do you need to see from him this this year for the evaluation. Well obviously stay healthy but i the arm strength got something you need to improve on as we move forward and it happens with quarterbacks once they get in the n._f._l. It happens with kids in college too. You'll see improvement. Area has all the receivers that you need certainly has the talent around him. Spectacular year the schedule of the schedule awesome. Mary much cooperates as well. I think <hes> you know to just a little bit more velocity greeny and he certainly we know could be in line and we'll be in line to be the number one pick overall now. He'll be battling not we would assume with justin herbert the kid from oregon that we were just talking about. We will see him saturday night on a._b._c. and this huge game against auburn which will be very interesting. He made an interesting decision could have come out last year. Do you see that decision paying off for him this coming year i was the only decision it was very wise is this. He did not look like a first round draft choice last year. I think he will this year. He may look like the number one pick overall physically. He looks that part. He's gotta be more accurate on a consistent consistent basis. Make better decisions get that out of his hand. All comes together for herbert with his skill set he will challenge the be the number one pick in the draft s. and challenge to a quarterback taken but where they are right now is the way i grade kids greenie. I don't worry about what they will be. I worry about what they are. That's why the big board is. The stock exchanged moving up moving down right now. Just does not deserve to be in that top five but he certainly could be if that improvement takes place all right and so two and herbert have gotten a lot of attention engine gimme other quarterbacks that we should be keeping an eye on that could be moving up on these draft boards well jacobson at washington transfer from georgia. This is his year. This is his time to shine. He has the receivers the line. He's got a running back. He's got everything in place now the big year he's got a big time size big time arm talent. He could certainly rise very highly up the aboard and certainly you'll get a guy like jordan. Love quarterback at utah state that with the problem there is utah state <hes> new coach new coordinator okay. You got four new receiving these these three new receivers new tight end four new offensive linemen and your top running backs gone and you gotta play l._s._u. On the road october fifth so his numbers may come down from sixty four percent thirty thirty two touchdowns six six with george love can spin it and he's add a great year when he gets some help whether it gets enough help this year remains to be seen you can get more mellon mcshea again. They're air guide to the college football season with twenty-five n._f._l. Draft questions is up right now on e._s._p._n..
"mel kiper" Discussed on Get Up!
"Christopher mccaffrey cmec. I think when you look at his game overall is something that just is it's marvelous. He could get on the perimeter. He could do some things he caught one hundred seven balls last year he he played ninety one percent of the snap for the carolina panthers. There's not another running back in the n._f._l. Like him. I mean he's special. He blocks. He's not coming out and he doesn't have to share the low so much this year i think consensus top two picks in most people's fantasy leagues. You have a different idea sharing the load alvin kamara and to me. He's the guy that can do with all through the first four games last year. When when mark ingram wasn't there he had the most points per game player wants ingram came back. He lost six touches a game. That's not gonna happen career. He is the man he was more points than anybody and they don't have an offense where they can just isolate and try to stop him like saquon barkley or out of carolina a bit reliant upon their quarterback drew brees. They're getting the ball on the ground in the air. He's number one state of curiosity. What made you decide to friendship saquon barkley. His name is just a curious decision asia. It's he's french. I i talked to understand that just doesn't make any serono's just sounded cool. I guess it did. I mean we could do that for a lot of different reasons. I'm just why we did do. We wish you good luck. Meanwhile work creeping up on the pro football. We are practically there with the college football season season. The first full week is right around the corner and there were so many big questions coming into this season. We'll anybody challenge bama or clemson for the title who will be in the last four college football team standing and making it all the way to the college football national playoff for answers to those and other questions fury is once again our friend paul finebaum unbound paul. We did not get to ask yesterday and we had we had planned it. As a bunch of other things happen so here we go give me the four teams you have making it to the playoffs this year automatic alabama and clemson clemson on top alabama second and then i'm really high on georgia to from the s._e._c. but i think they both can get in the fourth one going ann harbor believing jim harbaugh for some reason. I been critical of him but i think we're shape patterson quarterbacks from experience. Maybe ryan day in urban admire out. They finally get it done all right. Let me go back to michigan here. Because this fascinates me i said to you yesterday if not now when for michigan he's had plenty of time. I'm there to build his culture to put all of his recruits. In place everyone who is there and he's never been able to climb that hurdle of ohio state ohio state feels does as vulnerable as they could. They lose the quarterback. They lose the legendary coach. You think this will be the michigan gets it done by the way even if they don't greedy jim harbaugh still better than anyone they've had in generation so that's why michigan fans are behind him <hes> he he is not lived up to what we thought we thought he would compete for national championships chips every year this year i think he will and if he doesn't however you're suggesting you do not think that the patients will wear thin that quickly and ann arbor it depends tomato. He's double digit wins and loses a big game late <hes> he won't get run off but i mean if he has a disastrous season..
"mel kiper" Discussed on Get Up!
"I'm sorry right now but oh daddy let me oh. I really was and i was fighting through. It and i knew what i signed up for and i knew what else fighting through and i knew i just have to fix myself. You know there's two totally totally separate pieces to what he said and i find them equally fascinating. Let's start with this. This man who exemplifies joy. I mean there's no one who seems to be living their our lives more joyfully than rob gronkowski for the game to have taken the joy away from him as a former player. What do you hear when you hear him saying that well. I hear him saying that he was is beat up so much in the emotional side of is coming out because he misses the game in because of the injuries it removed from you listening. He's saying to himself and to everybody hey. I couldn't do it anymore. Because he's injuries. I need my body to recover which tells me he'll be back in the n._f._l. Once he feels good again once he feels good against if i know he plays a violent position. His style is violent once he feels healthy. He'll be back on the field. Whether it's a new england or with somebody else yeah i watched the ended calvin johnson's career in detroit and i was there and calvin is a lot like a gronk or luck in regards joyful guys really well articulate guys when it comes to andrew luck kind of goofy right by watched cal to walk in the locker every day at five o'clock in the morning every day like a gingerly eighty year old person listen step by step and literally you can see that joy turn to. I don't wanna do this anymore. I don't want this pain anymore and you watched and when i watched andrew lock press conference or i watched gronk talk right there it takes me back to watching calvin and you literally saw his steps go. My body can't take take this anymore and so he loves the game but he didn't love what the game is done to them. The last five years he's been on the injury report half of his games. I heard someone today. A pretty wise is guy in my estimation estimation say you can't change your game. You just need to refine the place. He can't change. He's big. He's physical. He's not tony gonzalez. Who's just receiving tida and he's out there. He's blocking please. Eighty stamps a game and i remember my rookie year joey galloway who was just on the program last austria played sixteen seventeen years of the week. It's coming underneath catching a ball. I'm getting ready to try a lied about but he's fast and i'm tackling kind of goes down right underneath me and joey look look if you don't play sixteen years by taking big dog all grunk did was take big hits yeah. He's not a finesse player and he never will be able to do that and i think it's important to make this point as well that it's not just the season for guys nowadays because the money is so big and everyone wants this sprint to get to your second contract guys think a week off now and then they train january february march april may june july and put their bodies through rigors to get ready for the season so it's not and just the games that wear on you. It's not just the practices in the season. It's the whole off season of beating your body in beating your body. Yes guys know what they signed up for but there's a reality thirty two and the money is also not a part of this to overlook because these guys are financially secure now for multiple lifetimes. They don't have to keep playing if they don't want to rob gronkowski ask he made a lot of money. Andrew made it an incredible amount of money so if they and soda calva johnson so if they don't want to play anymore they don't have to from that standpoint and i can save yourself. Why am i putting myself through this. I just think that when you talk about guys like and you look and they love the game they're just hurting right and will you hurt..
"mel kiper" Discussed on Get Up!
"Wrote the following never friends just had to get my ends shut up already interesting choice of words so let's talk about this here. It seems always to be something with antonio brown. What do we make of that now. He's an attention seeking taking drama. Queen and i said in the first hour blobs belongs in the bravo network not with the raiders. You went on your own social. Media said you call big ben to go. You said you guys for stepbrothers and you said he was your best friend. So which one is it were those truth and now you're lying or those lies the whole time and here's the reality -ality people will often tell us who they are. You just have to listen and a._b._c.'s telling his new teammates his new quarterback who he is and derek carr. You better be listening. I hear that i want to turn key schon here. Because you famously wrote a book. Just ask i'm just saying so you understand receivers and the mentality and there's a a lot of it's about the money and it's about the catchers antonio brown. Does it feel like with him. He just goes farther than that. It seems to be more than that. He seems if nothing else who thrive arrive on controversy and drama well i think i think it's his personality number one but what happens in the n._f._l. For whatever reasons they hold quarterbacks to a high standard hander okay for whatever reason they forget about being rothlisburger what he said what he did to a._b._c. Takata take off. They weren't friends. They were teammates. They liked each other. They were trying to win super bowl together but once that marriage broke up. This is like anybody else in the marriage break-up. Sometimes you walk away. You can get along and other times times like i don't like that person..
"mel kiper" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"So make the switch to Pennzoil synthetics today on lower with us right now is one of the great great football analysts this nation has ever seen. Guru on college football guru on the NFL draft the great one himself Mel kiper. Julia. What's up, buddy? Are you doing man? Talking about overrating. Let's get right to it. Because it's been driving me. Crazy number one. Is it a surefire thing that column or is going to be the number one pick in the NFL draft. I can't say that I can't speak the zone accardo's my opinion two weeks ago was ninety nine point nine percent that they will take Murray. And I'm gonna stand by my opinion. That's what I feel Tyler bar won't be the number one pick. They're doing what they're doing because they need to they need to make it look like, hey, it's a tough call. Josh Rosen is a great quarterback. We this is not a slam dunk because they're going to try and trae Josh Rosen and get a first-round pick for him. So I always thought that was smart. Do it that way you see the pelicans doing it with Anthony Davis for trying to I think we look at Kyla Murray. That's everything they want box office. So what he'd be great as opposed to think? Real Josh Rosen to be Andy Dalton or Alex Smith. Yes. In my opinion, ninety nine point nine nine nine percent. Kyle up on is he worthy of it. For them. He is as if cliff Kingsbury cliff Kingsbury is not that coach he's not the number one tech. I'm if they wanna trip snow coach in you know, old school. There's no way speed time or traded up for him last year for Josh Rosen. It's going to go through that and not have quitted Williams or Nikko. So that would have been the pick one in Williams Nick a hat Murray. Number one, not fitting this rant. I remember back. We didn't think even being this trip back to few months ago. Coverage on your right here with Steven ESPN radio. ESPN is one of the concerns that I think Mel nobody has really mentioned enough as far as I'm concerned is that you got a rookie coming in and column he's the Heisman Trophy. He was absolutely spectacular. We know what he brings to the table. Okay. But the questions about his size is height, etc. Etc. That would be one of the reasons why he wouldn't be the conventional number-one pick. If it were anybody, but Kingsbury that will coach, but when kings were talking about a rookie coach you're talking about a rookie coach in Arizona. This is his first year..
NBA Draft 2019: Latest 1st-Round Order, Predictions
"And ladies and gentlemen, we have a new mock draft out Mel kiper Jr's three point. Oh is here with us. And we are looking forward to the draft. Mel will join us in just about an hour to talk about the new mock draft. But there have been some changes in the draft specifically one less quarterback. Now going in the first round then in mel's two point oh mock draft. So we have four in the two point oh mock draft with Daniel Jones from Duke rounding out of the last pick of the draft to the patriots in the first round of thirty two. There are only three quarterbacks now in the first round, according to mel's latest mock. And obviously a retirement might be a big reason why and the quarterbacks have changed as well. Right. As far as where they're they're going. Well, Cuyler he still has Tyler going number one derozan. Well in his last draft Cuyler going number thirteen to the dolphins. So now and this draft he hasn't going number one. He had. Dwayne Haskins going number six at a giant Kyle Murray. Going number thirteen to the to the dolphins. Drew lock going fifteen to the Redskins and Daniel Jones going thirty two to the patriots. So as you mentioned Daniel Jones now out of the first round, according to the latest mock draft by Mel kiper, just three quarterbacks Murray number one. The main says Dwayne Haskins at number six, and you start to hear reports that the giants may go defense was six and then was seventeen go quarterback. But right now twain Haskins at six and then drew lock sitting there at number thirteen for the dolphins. Does the only three quarterbacks in this latest first round. Yeah. Going to be very interesting because we know what the giants listen one thing. Dave Gettleman has made very clear he does not feel beholden to tell us his plan. And so I don't feel overly beholden to believe. A lot of what we're hearing coming out of the giants can't because if you've got a guy who's basic messages trust me, I got this. Well, then we understand he doesn't feel like he has to tell us the truth. So as we hear these things. Coming out. We also understand this time of year is about deception to an extent it's trying to manipulate the draft order trying to manipulate the opinions of certain players. So that you can try and put yourself in the best position to get the guys you ultimately want. So it makes it difficult to try and read the tea leaves it is although I have to say on cattlemans behalf. He said all of last spring saquon Barkley is a generational talent with the second overall pick. And that's where he went. Look, I think we all agreed. There has to be a quarterback in the giants future. Whether it's at six or seventeen trade now Cleveland, but it would not surprise me in the least if Dave Gettleman waited until the second or third round to take a quarterback this Dave Gettleman, he created that created, but he he made the term a more of a vernacular in the NFL draft hog molly's when he was the GM of the Carolina Panthers. He loves the big guys to hog mollies. And let's be honest. This draft is going to be decided outside of Kyla Murray. More than anything else about the big defensive lineman in this draft. The hog Molly is on the defensive side of the ball. So depending on your draft grades for your quarterbacks you could take one of those at six and then a quarterback at seventeen it all depends again on your on your draft great. If twain Haskins is highest on the board and draft grades. You don't pass that up. If you have a Dwayne Haskins drew lock. And whatever other quarterback equal in grades. You know, maybe use that seventeen pick baby can trade it up somehow to get one of those guys as I said, this always comes down to grades. Do. You have a choice amongst grades. Are you close enough in quarterbacks where if you don't get one you try and get the other? But we'll see we'll see, you know, one of the biggest changes in from the last two this for Mel was they had the patriots taken Daniel Jones a quarterback, and this one I serve Smith junior the tight end from Alabama going, and that would not be shocking at all you have really three out of the top tight end Hopkinson the kid from Iowa teammate, Noah Fant, and then Smith junior all three likely to go in the first round a three first round tight end to on the same team come on. And what would that tell you as we saw? The patriots jump into the first round and take a running back and Sony Michelle at the end of that. And now to see in the next year three tight ends going. We've talked about this. However, you want to split it. Last year were Quinton Nelson. Went in the top ten in the draft as an offensive guard. We saw roquan Smith going the top ten as a middle linebacker. The middle of the field is worthy. NFL is being built right now. And other teams are starting to catch up to what the patriots have done for years. The way that we've seen teams export that specific area and three tight ends in the first round would hammer that home not denying that. They are guys that are certainly probably more talented than usual tight end groups. We're used to seeing but it's also about value. It's why you see running back taking it to overall by the giants last year. I mean, the other thing is I think they're more interior linemen in this first round then quarterbacks right? Like, a not tackles guards and centers. There are more of those according to males latest mock than there are actual quarterbacks being taken which would be very unusual. So the top five in this new draft that Mel kiper put out is Kylie Murray. Number one of the cardinals Nick both the D N number two to the forty Niners. Number three. Josh Allen the outside backing backer pass rusher going to the jet number four Cornyn Williams. To the raiders and number five guy making a pretty big jump. Devon white going to Tampa Bay at five in the last mock draft he was number eleven to the Bengals now in mel's draft. He is sitting at number five number six twain Haskins seven Joon Taylor. The offense attack from Florida going to Jacksonville sweat, the D N going to the lions at eight Sean, Gary the D N going into the bills from Michigan and TJ Hopkinson. The tight end going to the Broncos at number ten. Here's here's what I wanted to talk to Mel about and one of the issues that I have laid on me big fella with with this draft comes, you know, some some point and one of them is there are few prospects in new first round projection who are making their debuts because of their combine performances. There are four guys who have jumped into mel's first round who weren't out there before again based on the combine combine performances. I don't understand that. I don't I don't understand that. If you wanna say. You looked at the combine to go back and look at tape of them. But to say, they're combine performance jumped them up that doesn't compute to me. Well, I think that's I think that's the assumption though, is because of their performance you went back and look and that. That's fair. That's why I want to ask them. How did this? Make you go back and study them more. Because if you're just basing things off the combine I got a real issue with that. Yeah. I I don't think you would do that or teams. But at the same time, you look at the positions of the majority of the players that would be involved in that. And I think this could be true for teams as well. It's interior offense. It is right. Three interior offensive linemen Terry McLaren the wide receiver, but when it comes to interior offensive lineman. You wanna talk about an area where the scouting grossly lags behind to actually great and overall draft. It's a difficult area for a lot of people to see and understand because you don't have the benefit of a lot of stats. You don't have the benefit of even the combine members necessarily always translating to production. So when those guys go and they paying and they flag in the model somewhere for what they do at the combine. And then you go back and spend some more time looking at a guy like Lindstrom who wasn't going to be a big name. He wasn't like, you know, Gary bradberry from North Carolina State won the Remington award this year. Like that guy was a stud Boston College was a middling. Okay. ACC team this year. So Lindstrom wasn't getting the credit. He deserved even being as good as he is. So you go back now, and even these NFL teams, maybe we're late to the party on some of these guys all of a sudden start giving them an extra. That's why I want to ask I just wanna make sure with Mel that because I'm just reading from the combine performance, and again, let's put a name. To those you mentioned McLaren the wide receiver who is one of the others. Chris Lynch reminder, you just mentioned from Boston College now. Number twenty one to Seattle Eric McCoy interior linemen going number twenty two to Baltimore. Right and the Garrett bradberry. The Senator from North Carolina State who is you mentioned one the Remington award is the best center in the country number thirty one to the LA Rams where they have an aging center, and John John Sullivan. And that was that was one of the things have been saying for the Rams the last couple of years that dynasties been built on the interior. If you land a guy like that good, Lord or you winning out it is. So we'll see how that plays out. Now, the one thing that I find interesting he he has drew lock the third quarterback Mel dozen his latest mock going thirteen in Miami. I'm telling you don't take out Denver at ten in Cincinnati of eleven in play for quarterbacks. I mean. Yeah. Denver made the play for Joe flacco. But John Elway has messed this up a couple of times with all due respect. I mean, that's just outside of getting Peyton Manning. He has not figured out the quarterback spot there at ten they might be in play for quarterback. And you have Andy Dalton with his situation with the Bengals and his contract situation. I, you know, I think that there's a really good chance that they could be in play with a quarterback there, by the way, by the way, Mel kiper Jr's mock draft not the biggest item related to the draft this week. That will have news for you guys. What more on that coming up later? This week
Jaguars release Blake Bortles costing $16.5 million in dead cap space
"Blake Bortles was released by the Jaguars released. Not traded just dropped over sixteen million dead money counted against his team, and they still drop them. Now. Let's go back five years to the two thousand fourteen draft. Where was Bortles picked first round number three at the time. What did they say fantastic size NFL body type franchise caliber quarterback Mel kiper gave the Jaguars overall a for their draft that year and a Bleacher report was more cautious. They wrote Bortles is not nearly as ready to step in and play from day one as teddy Bridgewater is and he may not have the. Upside that Johnny Manziel does a him. Both Bridgewater and Manziel are currently looking for jobs Bridgewater, perhaps his third team Menzel just to job period. And now, so as Bortles all this proves is that there was no such thing as a guarantee in drafting a player and all the pre-draft type is just a lot of hot air designed to keep TV show sports, talk radio and scouting websites in clover year, round Bortles is exhibit a improving you don't know an NFL quarterback until he becomes an NFL quarterback five years ago is team used a top three pick five years later. He's cutting costing them
Hour 2: Mel Kiper Jr's NFL draft predictions
"Mel kiper junior into the show. What's up melt? Hey, guys, how you doing? Good. All right. So number one overall. Mel you have Nick Bosa going to the cardinals. You've heard the things cliff Kingsbury has said about collar Murray, he's a big fan. But he's also said Josh Rosen is our guy. So how confident are you about the cardinals going Bosa at one do guys with a mock draft you call around and you get different opinions. You try to build some type of a consensus. Steve drafted Josh Rosen. I thought he held his own for getting no help you seems like the players in that locker ROY believe in him you move forward. Josh Rosen would have a higher grade than any quarterback in this draft. If you go basically apple apple, and you try to reject a year with a year experience where they would be. But I think they're happier with Josh Rosen than they would have been a quarterback including Tyler Perry. Tyler Murray is still five nine five ten and size body type or still some things at the combine and pro day, and he's going to have to answer to give up on Josh Rosen and go that direction. I don't see it happening based on the people have spoken to. So I went with both. Over Josh Allen. That's going to be the debate the trait outta there. Do you tape boasts Allen right now, it seems like Bosa may be the lead who knows internally with their thinking. But trading out of there for team. Let's go out and get Askins. Maybe something maybe interested in listening to Mel. I'm very surprised by that draft. Order Nick Bosa is the is the foolproof, right? He's going to be a stud, but people felt that way about Nick last year. Sorry, Bradley Chubb last year, he's the best Pash rusher by so much you might as well, get them. There question marks about everyone including including. Cleveland Browns quarterback acre Mayfield, including Gregor Mayfield. Sam darnold everyone. So they're going to go, Bradley choke with not only didn't go Bradley Chubb. They went to the talented quarterback, you know, out of the big twelve who they had questions about right? Isn't that Keiler Murray this year, and isn't Nick Bosa basically, Bradley up? Well, Trump had a great year and shove ended up going to a team that utilize him and put him out there with Miller and he's a tremendous player. Tremendous young man, he's going to have a huge future and the ratio that I think when taken the war, Denzel word overcharged was what Cleveland was kind of debating there. Do you take the corner the pass rusher and put him opposite Garrett? They thought Ogbeh would come on. He didn't. But that was a decision obeyed word played well till he got hurt. I think we look at at Murray Murray is different in that he's five nine and a half. He's not six foot and a half to twenty like Baker Mayfield was and is I think that body type when you think about we've never seen before we've seen Baker Mayfield types. Okay. Before we haven't seen Cuyler Murray fight go this SARS, no conflict Kyle Murray. Guys. There's none. So I think we've talked. The number one pick four pick even a first round pick for that matter. I've at thirteen to Miami you've never seen this ever happened before. So I think some answers may become at the combine when you see him as he looked like he can hold up. It looks those guys in the eye. Does he looked like an NFL quarterback putting on a board? You know, it's football IQ should be really good the hand size people. Always look at that nine is that is that there you can do it or you can't will see hand size with collar Murray comes in at so still some things that'd be determined the answers. I got back from that question. This week is was leave Cuyler Murray at thirteen don't move him up that seems to be fair for right now in the process is that you say that Mel just this morning. We learned we got some news. Peter King was speak into Lincoln Riley, the coach at OU, and he said that ninety one percent of the past column Murray through from the pocket while at OU last season ninety one percent of this passes were from floor from Nepal. So when you look at him in comparison to Dwayne has its handicap that us was break that down. What makes? What one quarterback better than the other for the next level in light of that ninety one percent there column, right? That's a great point. Because I think you look at how do you compare? I don't remember one man's L came out. I said he's a wild card even out liar. I don't know what he's going to be Baker Mayfield. Last year was the wildcard big three. We knew it was Josh Allen Sam darnold. Josh Rosen maker Mayfield was the wild card this year the wild card again is Kyle Murray. So you compare him to Haskins asan's as a traditional guy. Everybody knows what you're getting there. Even though he was one year as a starter. We don't know we're hoping I think if you draft him say at thirteen or wherever in the first round, you hope that today's NFL okay with the shotgun so deep getting that shotgun snap not under center, basically in space Todd mcshane's but talking about the statute great set more passes batted down for six foot and over quarterback than six foot and under quarterbacks like Cuyler Murray. So today's NFL makes this happen. It's kind of the perfect storm for him coming out at the right time and the right situation. So there's going to be able to protect his body. He can slide. We know that we know how lightning quickie. Yes. That is in the back. Of his Eddie senses things that nobody else. Can't you mentioned the pocket of build? That's underrated part. He will sit in that pocket. He will wait he'll go through progressions. And he's tremendously accurate. His completion percentage. Was right. Where Mayfield was and he accounted for more touchdowns this season. The Baker Mayfield did during his great year two seasons ago. So I said three months ago collar Murray six foot tall five eleven. It's no discussion. He's the number one pick. But at five nine and a half, it makes it interesting. So let's go to the other quarterback that people are talking about many projected to the giants including you at sixth Wayne Haskins. You said something interesting to me earlier, you said that that Sam darnold. Did you say Sam darnold would've sorry? Josh Rosen would've graded out as the best quarterback in this draft to me Dwayne Haskins looks like a better prospect than Josh Rosen or even probably Sam darnold does not as mobile as Sam darnold. How what do you think of where does Haskins rate and all this? Why wouldn't you give him a great underwear? Josh Rosen was less. Year. Well, they were better quarterbacks coming out. I think that those guys were elite we had talked to years ago about those guys even before they were in the draft that they would have come out earlier. They would have been highly. They were they were considered special. And they said back in August prior to those kids coming out last year that in August that it wouldn't set up well for those and they were Josh Allen, Los everything around them. Sam darnold loss a lot around him. And Josh Rosen was that UCLA where they didn't have a ton of talent. So it wasn't set up for those guys to live up to all the hype in terms of the numbers and the way they were expected to take over and dominate gains and be spectacular. So people were kind of wondering over radium. No, you weren't there. Great quarterbacks. And I thought the people in the league is that these guys this year be thankful if you're those teams you got those quarterbacks they're better and every team in the first round from Lamar Jackson won the Baker and everybody in between those guys are thrilled to have. And they don't have to worry about this Dwayne Haskins a one year starter. That's it. And he had a little trouble struggles rowing the Penn State game. But I like the fact he got better. He learned a seems like he's going to be all in to be a quarterback. He loves the challenge and the pressure that comes from being a quarterback. But so criticism of him to say those guys better those guys were considered super elite and special entities for a two year period. So that's not a critique Dwayne Haskins or or taking a shot. Joe Dwayne Haskins on that's a fair thing to say those three. And then you throw Baker Mayfield John Dorsey number one. Look what happened. He emailed that pick. They can own that division for the next ten years because of this draft and because of getting Baker Mayfield Bubills love Josh ninety five and five they weren't a games. He started to finish. You can Nate Sam darnold. Look what he did in the last month of the season. Look around more Jackson games. He wants those teams guys are thrilled that they know they got the right quarterback for a long long time. And hopefully for Baltimore. Lamar Jackson the passing has improved. But from from winning, and the attitude they're all in on the March access by those teams are really happy where they are right now quarterback
"mel kiper" Discussed on First Take
"In Oakland A's. First round pick Cuyler Murray has made his toys at it is the NFL the sooner star quarterback going on social media yesterday to announce that he is fully committed to football for more on Kyla Murli. Let's welcome in our friend NFL draft expert Mel kiper junior. Now what's going on? Well, always something right? Always there's a lot today. I will tell you that. I'm so glad we have you because we started off the show with a nice little debate between these two fine, gentlemen. And what I just wanted to. I'm so glad we have you any day. Not. I don't need a special reason is. Thank you max. One knows. I'm. Okay. Well, his going Cuyler Murray in terms of who should go number one overall and max had Dwayne Haskins. Where are you on this subject? I'm kind of reading I haven't figured it out yet a lot of happening as we speak with all these news and teams are catching up on Kyle merge is the Dame expected him to be an NFL prospect when the season began or an NFL potential player, which he is now. So I think there's a lot to be said we're going to beat the combine and hands size. You think about his height? The interview process the football IQ, which she should be phenomenal Bunder Lincoln Riley for two years. I think everything's going to fall into place for collar Murdy, go top. And is he ahead of Haskins? That right now is the beta why can't answer that definitively right now, just lying and guessing I can't give you an answer. I can't get any consensus right now. Because teams aren't even sure they don't want to go on record as the Haskins Murray debate. So right now, it's too close to call. Both those kids will be projected in the top ten of my mock draft comes out on Monday and let me. Be clear max actually said Nick both should go. First overall. These were first quarterback taken off the board. That's where he was going to join Haskins. But we'll get an here mill if you know cops are always sloppy. They're always inexact. But if you look at collar, and you say who does he remind you of people wanna mention Russell Wilson, right? They wanna go short. They wanna talk about drew Brees. They wanna talk about Russell Wilson. They want to focus solely and exclusively on his height. I gotta be honest mill and there's nothing on the surface that makes these two guys similar, but he kinda reminds me of well, at least in effect, Vince young. I remember rooting four Vince young and against Collor Murray. And I was just like it doesn't matter if it comes with his legs or arms, he's going to get that first down somehow it was just so defeating now understand heightened differences accuracy, differences personality differences who does collar Murray remind you of them. He's Cuyler Murray will I I don't know who you can pick and choose and pull a little bit. But the body type Russell Wilson isn't Kyle Murray. Russell Wilson was thicker to ten to fifteen at five ten and a half and. And three quarters. You know, he runs he I mean, he is a Kirk streets it yesterday. He's Reggie Bush running and he's a big time passer. And he's a pocket die goes through its progressions. These patient in the pocket. Yeah. He'll run when you could screw say nitpick say way left a little early the pocket because he's such a phenomenal runner. If he sees a lot of daylight. He knows Ingo fifty yards in a blink. So I think when you look at Kyle or unique talent once every X amount of years, you're not.
Oregon Ducks Justin Herbert garnering Heisman Trophy NFL draft buzz
"Maybe we get a competitive game Stanford on the road at Oregon, if you've not paid attention to the ducks the name, you need to know specially because most of what we do on college football. Saturdays is pay it forward. NFL? Sunday's Justin Herbert outstanding quarterback for the ducks. He's getting a lot of NFL draft was already. In fact, I saw Mel kiper junior. Putting Herbert atop is big board at the quarterback position. If you've not seen Herber play big arm. Big body six six to forty prototypical NFL size Bryce love last year was Heisman Trophy runner up. Sluggish start this year missed the game against UC Davis for undisclosed injuries. I think it was just wear and tear Stanford against Oregon in the Coldren that is awesome stadium. If you have a college football bucket list, and this could be west coast bias as I come to you from our luxurious studios in southern California. If you can make it to you Jean. Amazing setting and you could talk about things beyond football, go in October. As leaves are turning. This is now my version of the travel channel. But the stadium is built with the bowl right on top of the playing surface. It gets incredibly loud and Oregon at least the start the year showing some promise chance to make a statement nationally taken on number seven
"mel kiper" Discussed on College Football Live
"When Howard compare favorably, many categories to rocket Ishmail would have been the first pick overall last year. Right there. When you look at this. They wanted to get ahead of the race. One of the Howard are going pack offense j. ransom aggressives. They knew they had to go from six to four Cincinnati moves and picks. The Redskins. They moved the bottom of the third round near the top of the third round, which will help them gain better player at that point. David Pollock not only productive, but a an intriguing and engaging young men take a look. Why do. Will the down is down thirteen point. One day you'll have to wait for me to mature. I already have a little bit. I got a long way to go. That's a lie. Wow. Oh man. Look at these three right here. Mel kiper junior joins us right now Mel, I gotta be honest. I think you've aged the best out of all three of these. I totally disagree with that. I am thank you in the land of pleasant living. I can tell you Pollick is lost a little bit of LB's from that picture on the left that is for sure. One hundred linemen they look like they should be maybe in another occupation why will melt? We've got you on the day because of being bored is out. The initial big board obviously is going to change in the months leading up to the twenty nineteen very defensive heavy. When you talk about the top ten on your big board led by Ed Oliver, who is this defensive tackle from Houston who everyone's been raving about really since he walked on campus? What is it that you love so much about him in the way his game translate to the next level just from the prime Saul him when they won the first game, he looked like he could Steph and NFL NBA great player. He was going to true. Freshman came in highly regarded as a lot of these kids. This has been a great group that thousand six in class for Oliver witness strand explosion wants to be great. I think that's important for defensive lineman, who over the years or less thirty five forty years of evaluating Wyman. They do take plays off and they do pay themselves throughout at Oliver motivated folk. Focused and awesome in terms of talent, he's right there with Nick boasts. If you want an outside pass rusher you take Nick. So you want an inside guy like Aaron, Donald, look at Oliver. I think what you said to everybody's always looking for something Mel wrong with the guys and put a chink in the armor to knock somebody for something that they have or something that they don't do it. Oliver's motor is amazing. It's so much fun to watch a defensive lineman that cares to go to the Nick Bosa though. From a technical standpoint, I've never seen a defensive incoming with better techniques pass rush with him. I mean, he literally, he looks like his brother. He gets his hands or work of art. I think he's a guy that on the outside that I think he ends up being possibly the first pick taken because of the quarterback class, not being what it usually is or what most people projected to be in the future. Yeah, you'll mill you talk about that quarterback class last year to Davis point. We had a lot of guys and that was really the talk of the off season and players go in high. What's this class look like? Going into twenty nineteen very intriguing. There's not that defined franchise quarterback right now, but by late April, as we all know, quarterbacks ascend because of need and just an Herbert, I put him out of Oregon at fifteen. You had the injury last year, two games he missed. They were one in four games. He played. There were six, two. And if you look at what he's done in terms of completion, percentage is accuracy is athlete. Somebody's put weight on his about two thirty, five. Justin Herbert could ascend way up there drew lock from zuri as well. If he gets that completion percentage of fifty seven, eight of the maybe sixty three sixty four percent. He could be up there. So that's the two quarterbacks. I think guys could be in the top five after all said and done agree with male, I think Herbert out there the Eugene, Oregon, not getting a lot of tension right now because of the injury, but speak the coaches that played. Kissed him Costa my Willie Taggart..
"mel kiper" Discussed on College Football Live
"Which one are you putting your trust in? Chris, I tell you what? Let's David was down here in south Florida when Notre Dame came in played Miami, and I thought that night Miami's deep. This they expose wimbush and what is weakness were. And so I couldn't really trust him to throw the ball when I need a quarterback Coogan throw the ball to win the game for my team. So because of what I saw that night in everything afterwards, I would have to go with shape Patterson. He's just as mobile if night even more mobile, but he's a better pocket passer and a better throw on the run to that would have to go with shape Patterson. So by default, really, I mean, I tell you what wimbush he did some good things. You know the first year as a starter, but throwing the football down the field wasn't especially completing fifty, something percent of your passes and shape Patterson, I don't. I don't know what he is this, you know, I don't know fully what to expect. I know that he had some good moments but also know that he didn't win very many games, but he is a lucid. He's going to be fun to watch. He's going to be slippery. If you made me pick, I would pick shape Patterson because I do think he can make more plays. And I think Michigan's going to be set up in. In a little better circumstance from for him to make place. Brian Kelly did not say he won't use Ian book either whether it's in this game, whether it's at some point time about the year for Notre Dame, so that kind of has to factor into it as well. All you guys gonna be down there game day in south bend, getting set for Michigan and Notre Dame. We don't know great deal about Kyla Murray either. We saw flashes of them last year spelling, Baker Mayfield, Florida Atlantic. Now in lane kiffin goes to normal to take on the Sooners David zephyr you have anything for column this Oklahoma team. This is not. It's not for collar Mur. They have nothing for kinda Murray. Let's be clear, but their offense voted land. They can score and last check. Let's get it. Twisted link Kip and knows how to coach offense. He's done a great job of plucking talent from different universities guys that were d. one division, one power, five teams that are guys that now are coming to his university. Here's what I wanna see calamari is going to get his Calum Murray sensational can Oklahoma's defense does show us that they're ready to take a step forward and make Oklahoma the favorite in the big twelve and a team that can win playoff games in the future. Listen, David. We've heard all sorts of criticism about laying tipping up and down, but the what thing you never hear anyone criticize about this play calling. He's vista genius. He's going to pick trying to pick apart that Oklahoma's defense by weaknesses and expose those weaknesses. They will score a lot of points. They will score Oklahoma. I think they keep this game close. Go into the second half. I don't know if they can match the physicality of the sooner the specially when the Sooners wanna go with their ground gang. But there's another coach, his staff to kit the staff to name trolley wise, junior, remember that name obviously knows name his dad's dead coach, the patriots. Notre Dame trolley wise junior is a young smart talented office of mine who's rising very fast through the ranks, and he's FAU staff now too. So I have a lot of confidence. They will point, but probably prevailed. Here's an understatement twenty-five hopeful. How and he's gonna go, see, that's crazy. Speaking of young guys were once young drafted into the NFL and in the immortal words, the immortal words of Bill Tobin who the heck is Mel kiper anyway. Well, we know who Mel kiper is. He's gonna join us. Next, we're gonna flash back to a time when these two youngins here on the screen where drafted into the NFL can be fun..
"mel kiper" Discussed on Get Up!
"The college football season is upon us. And I know there are many of you who watch the games on Saturdays with a close eye on which players will eventually be playing on Sundays. And so for that conversation, let us bring in for the first time. This college season, the one, the only narrow piper. What took you so long, but you just release the big board on ESPN dot com. So as we begin this season, who were the top three players in the inaugural Mel kiper junior, twenty nineteen billboard big what we had to get the inside a nod months, eight months. So the draft grants while we wait until eight months, though the draft to get the big board up. But I think you'll get that defense. That's what it's going to be dominated by. And we have three great defensive lineman at the top of the board, you start out what's separating, well, interior pressure of Oliver from Houston, Oliver can get after the quarterback that up the gut presence sixteen and a half tackles for loss. He was spectacular from day one as a true freshman that he goes and puts out four stack total numbers this year. He's going to be right there with Nick Bosa. Oliver defensive tackle like an Aaron Donald. Then you have Nikko light, Joey potent, his brother father, John the first round, pick out of BC to Miami awhile ago. So grateful outlines. The bending of the edge strong, powerful hands, great technique. That's what Nick votes brings that Ohio State buckeyes, Ethan, he's right there. You went inside pressure yet, Oliver outside pressure, you got Bosa then got Rashawn Gary permission to do it all green. He was number one of any player. They physician coming out of high school and he's lived up to that billing with Jim Harbaugh with the Michigan wolverines team. I think surprise obviously, you got to win at Notre Dame this Saturday, but for Sean Gerry, six, four to eighty scheme versatility that he brings is going to make him a very coveted player come late April or you just made the general in my ride. Very kind of get a hail out of you here really quick. He's excited. Let's go to Saturday blue Mel. Everyone's always interested, of course in the quarterbacks. So where are the quarterbacks on the big board? Well, right now they're net mid the late first round area, but Justin Herbert from Oregon. I went back and looked at what Oregon's offense was. When Herbert was out there, then he got hurt, came back. The difference was unbelievable, and what he meant to that offense is completion percentage over sixty seven percent. This kid can spin it six, four to twenty five watch out remnant drew lock from Zurich. People look at that completion percentage like they did for jock out while woes overrated. No, he's got the big time arm. Completion percentage has improved every year in that Missouri program. And I think drew lock because he's got that Alex. We'll be like Josh Allen, probably in the top ten after all said and done. All right. So those at the very top, any other quarterback keeping a close eye on that could with a big season wind up turning himself into a high first round pick? Yeah, I'm gonna go to ride. Ryan Finley, wasn't Boise stadiums up at NC state last year, transferring and had a good year. Not a great year. He was spectacular early on gritty, eleven touchdowns no picks through the first seven games. Do you think, wow, he's going to come out. Well, bottom line is the last six games. He struggled mightily a six touchdown, six picks and against Notre Dame on the road and be see you on the road. He was at forty five forty, two percent. So it was really a tough, two seasons. Finley can be more consistent at six, four with an NFL alarm. He can certainly be a guy could be in the first round discussion..
"mel kiper" Discussed on Dari and Mel
"Because you heard him on the radio and they're on Twitter. They are official on Twitter of like an urban Meyer. Apology official are Super Bowl picks. Mel kiper patriots over saints. Myself chargers over saints. I think this is broken. I keep hearing giggling. We'll be hearing more about throat every radio rule in their slam slamming my hand on the microphone. Okay. Mel kinds as something with in that commercial break is of all your goofy laughter. I spent seven hundred dollars on charger year. Okay. I'm going to be the only charger fan in North Carolina. All right. Well, that's the NFL time. Now for our college, we're not done after this segment. We're going to twelve thirty by the way just so you know, and we're going to give you our college football playoff picks. Now it's all on the record. We're going to hang these over each other's heads all year, and you're going to hanging over RS too. So there we go college football playoff picks. Let's give the four teams that you think are gonna make it. I know you wanna give yours. You want me to give mine. How do you want to do this? Audible is as well because I'm I, I'm gonna go, I'll go, go, go yours and I'll go mine. Okay. So as most of the country. And Chris finally, the bare earlier said the same thing. I can't get away from Alabama and Clemson, I'm not gonna spend a lot of time on them. I'll just say that Clinton Defense in particular their front four is scary. They play in a league that is not great. They are by far the best team in the ACC and the only way they don't make the playoff is if they lose to conference games that they simply shouldn't lose. So Clemson, good, Alabama. Same thing. SEC is a good league, but I don't see Alabama, not winning the west and not winning the conference title. I believe at the end of the year, it will be too as the starting quarterback, although I'm starting to lean towards Jalen getting the starting job early Jalen hurts, but it doesn't matter, Alabama and Clemson, I'm going to have in now. Who is the team that I said, I was really, really high on. I always there's always a team. I think every year mail that I just I pick and I ride because something about them, I just like, and I like him a lot. You remember who that was? No, it was Sparty. There's a lot of talk in the big ten about Penn State in about Michigan in about Ohio State. And I think Michigan state is just sitting there with a world of experience on both sides of the football, a defense that was one of the top in the conference last year and has almost everybody back with an offense, a quarterback and Brian worke a running game that I fully fully trust a head coach that helped turn a team that was three wins into a ten win team. Last year. I'm riding Michigan state, so I've got Alabama Clemson in Michigan state in the playoff. Now, who else? The big twelve is down Oklahoma, I think wins the league. I don't think they're a playoff team. I don't trust the Pac twelve. I think Washington gets in trouble loses to Auburn next week in Atlanta. Stanford's gotta deal with USC with Notre Dame Washington's gotta deal with stay for the..
"mel kiper" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Yes i i will tell you they're probably five moments in history i would love to be a fly on the wall and crabbing with brian billick mel kiper juniors on their on the poll a bucket list crabbing with mel kiper junior and bill bell bill brian billick brian billick only five moments in recorded history i think thirteen days john f kennedy during the cuban missile crisis that's on their paul mccartney john lennon when they were considering taking lorne michaels offer and reuniting on snl certainly john travolta and nncholas cage when they were studying each other's mannerisms in preparation for face offs on there and your 'isms yeah yeah mannerisms did you do that on purpose because that's exactly how both of them acted in that movie that should be a new thing instead of mannerisms mannerisms also would have loved to have been a fly on the wall on the plane back from vegas lebron and dwayne wade doing well that's list that's the list of five things that everyone has right yeah well before now it's five crap in with mellon brian yep i want to know my inlaws think of me i don't you know don't know that you don't want let me tell you they're not exactly quiet what is this guy at the bottom of the totem pole here on the lebatardshow fis on the time or the top whichever one it is we've got some more mel kiper sounds below is dead some mcshea sound i'm told we have some mcshea sound again we got some stephen a smith sound we've got some jack mill sound who is jack melt that's something that i should know who the hell is jack mills.
Cubs, Tampa and Baseball discussed on Dickerson & Hood
"Espn radio sportscenter hey on dj sixth and here's what's happening right now let's start in the nfl day three the final day of the nfl draft and the highlight of the day came in the fifth round on the seattle seahawks selected one handed linebacker shuki griffin griffin put on a show at the nfl combine couple of weeks back he'll go to seattle to play with his brother shaquille here's nfl draft expert mel kiper surprised it took so long for griffin to get off the board about four three eight speed at two hundred nearly two hundred and thirty pounds that's rare and you watch guys run fast they don't have instincts i can't locate the ball i can't make plays he can so this is a kid that you talked about if you don't root for him you got a problem and if you're out of seattle seahawk fan you may well be one now because she king griffin inspires everybody that right now all you can say is i'm amazed that maybe in the late third early fourth round so by didn't take say a why packages situational got special teams kinda minimize now maybe a kick return out of the game we get all that but here we are in the fifth route and here's ukraine group and coming off the seattle do you watch kevin brown of the nfl draft right now on espn or the espn app earlier today the rams traded wide receiver austin to the dallas cowboys for six round pick get some baseball scores cubs beat the brewers sweden nothing jose cantatas spectacular seven innings seven strikeouts dodgers all over the giants in the third inning seventytwo cody bellinger jack petersen each with two rbi's nationals on top of the d backs to one the six ryan's minutes who are on shock tampa bay of three on boston in the third david price for earned and five ks against former team join us monday marty smith gonna join the show mardi party on a monday puzzle have weekend observations and we'll have the funniest thing for the sports weekend that's monday espn radio.
Gary Brackett announces the Colts select Tyquan Lewis No. 64 in the 2018 NFL Draft
"The living daylights out of him and he'll develop there's a trade to announce real quick that colts not the browns are about to make their announcement official the colts moving up three spots and giving up a sixth to do so the colts fourth selection of the second round is coming at you as the commissioner is making his way to the podium alongside former cold gary bracket this is a lum night for me the cleveland browns had traded the sixty four th pick to the indianapolis colts to announce the indianapolis colts selection please welcome from rutgers university linebacker gary bracket mason how're you doing the sixty four th pick in two thousand eighteen nfl draft the indianapolis colts select tai kwon lewis defensive and from the ohio state tai kwon lewis out of ohio state that was the third rated defensive and in this draft according to mel kiper and he is the last player taken in the second round and this is the second rusher they took two rushers in this round both guys who can come off the edge this is free and math is not saying they'll be that good but it's the same blueprint and and they're following it to a t they have taken three defensive players this route alone you talk about the two edge rusher tai kwon lewis out of ohio state komo go to ray at a rutgers earlier they took darius leonard linebacker out of south carolina state and then an offensive guard from overgrazing smith with them as well two rushers in a will those are the most important positions along with a three technique defensive tackle in the defense in the tampa two defense so they've they've done a great job filling those holes all right let's welcome in our next guest to connor williams out of the university of texas taken by the dallas cowboys will you don't have to go far what's it what's it mean to be taken by this team in this stadium it's i mean i played my last high school game in this stadium it's it's incredible and it's a dream come true have they told you where they're gonna play guard or tackle.
"mel kiper" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"This is the stephen a smith show podcast i'm steven stephen a smith show espn radio always on imprint blitz to have my next guest on the line the alternate draft guru on a thirty on college football as far as i'm concerned the great one himself mel kiper juniors on allow with yours truly right now what's going on how you doing buddy always a pleasure my friend talk to me about what's going on suddenly everybody's starting to listen to you you've been saying for weeks if not months it's not about sam on it's not about josh rosen it's not about baker mayfield it's about this do josh allen out of wyoming he's probably going to be or should be the number one pick in this nfl draft it seems like folks are starting to latch on it at mel kiper junior it's looking like this is going to happen talk to us about why you feel so high a why you're so high josh allen bandwagon full now i'm telling you everybody jumped on and i think it took them of finally realize that a free and as you know in the nba the freakish talents are the ones that usually get the be great and it's rare to see talents like this when you see those guys i'm not gonna throw big names from the nba out and say josh allens going to be that good we don't know but the see him throw the football and the way he is and every other quarterbacks in all of him at the combine all him anytime they watch them sam darnold doesn't throw it the combi but stands there and watches josh allen throw the football and you say it's more than just that ident that he did miss some open receivers at did obviously take the coaching very well with jordan palmer the way played it at this program at wyoming to in the four years before they were fifteen and thirty three with them they're winning and he comes back after being in germany lost both games and wins the bowl game to me there's a so much like about him stephen it was amazing to me so many haters out there and he's still has some but these people wanna act like them darnold.
"mel kiper" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"For another team the colts if they tried to get them so you know it's not easy this whole thing is not guaranteed or there's no guarantee these guys going to be great i think bar trent richardson kind of brings us a little bit back to reality here real quickly let me put you on the spot if you the new york giants and the reports are that they'd want to first round picks for odell beckham junior he's a wide receiver mel kiper junior is a wide receiver even one is electrifying odell beckham junior worth two first round picks in today's nfl well if he's gonna be the beckon we've seen dominate certain games you know or the odell beckham is just too much drama surrounding odell beckham it's it's crazy steve day because we didn't see this at lsu i i never saw this coming he was professionally got the job done he wasn't doing thing to become like any antics or whatever we talk about that with what baker mayfield we and any of that that people receive running that drama and then all of a sudden you have the giants all of a sudden it's all about everything but just going out and doing your job and i think that's what odell beckham just do your job focus on your job leave everything else behind and and don't even worry about that and just go out and dominate for a year or two and he's capable of doing that and i think is attractive the rams because they have jared goff and all these other you know all his town on that football team and now all of a sudden they say we can add to know del beckham we've got our selves well on our way and but if you're the giants and your gettleman all of a sudden you've got a rare talent here that you're moving along and you're trying to say okay is eli got another year or two left or we're to draft a young quarterback i mean you got to kind of figure it out that if odell beckham is there and he's playing to the maximum capability he's a spectacular player to me odal beckham really steve may can be as good as he wants to be i would just say just focus on football leila does stuff at the door real quickly before i let you get on outta here i watched the.
"mel kiper" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"For another team the colts if they tried to get them so you know it's not easy this whole thing is not guaranteed or there's no guarantee these guys going to be great i think bar the trent richardson kind of brings us a little bit back to reality here real quickly let me put you on the spot if you're the new york giants and the reports are that they'd want to first round picks for ode l beckham junior he's a wide receiver mel kiper junior is a wide receiver even one is electrifying odell beckham junior worth two first round picks in today's nfl well think it's gonna be the bell beckon we've seen dominate certain games you know or the adult beckham that is just too much drama surrounding odell beckham it's it's crazy steve because we didn't see this at lsu i i never saw this coming he was professionally got the job done he wasn't doing a thing that to become like any antics or whatever we talk about that with what baker mayfield we see any of that that people receive running that drama and then all of a sudden you have to new john it's all of a sudden it's all about everything but just going out and doing your job and i think that's what odell beckham just do your job focus on your job leave everything else behind and and don't even worry about that and just go out and dominate for a year or two and he's capable of doing that and i think he's attractive the rams because they have jared goff and all these other you know all this town on that football team and now all of a sudden they say we have no doubt beckham we've got ourselves well on our way and but if you're the giants and your gettleman all of a sudden you've got a rare talent here that you're you know moving along and you're trying to say okay is eli got another year or two left or we're going to draft a young quarterback i mean you got to kind of figure it out that if odell beckham is there and he's playing to the maximum capability he's a.
"mel kiper" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
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"And his career and i hope it's going to launch him really getting his making up maybe a while before better has a chance to reclaim that number one spot he said he's going to skip the upcoming lay season for the second year in a row that includes the french open back to the nba and time for pod center all night steph curry will miss at least three more weeks with an mc l sprain mel kiper junior dr ian mel podcast said the real winner in all of this is the houston rockets sportscenter allnight into this dr ian mel podcast this is the last thing the warriors need mel steph curry getting hurt ongoing story has been the injuries you think about with klay thompson with broken thumb durant's with the ribs and steph curry had the ankle miss six games and comes back and has the mri today mc l sprain all they want to do now jeff it's not about catching or chasing the houston rockets for the the number one seed in for the home court and all that that's gone forget about that they have little desire i believe now to do that their their desire now is to get healthy and get ready for the money and try to beat houston houston i watched them this week and mack three months ago jeff i'd say houston had no shot but now with golden state's injuries and the improvement houston shown wash them against portland yeah portland had that long winning streak thirteen game winning streak snapped houston had had struggled in the fourth quarter when they went in the fourth quarter without the league they would seven and twelve when they were damaged the fourth quarter going in and they came back and beat portland chris paul harden was unbelievable aretha made a three late gordon made a number of key shot and he's been red hot in march after being a little cold in february everything's coming together for houston i i'm almost believing the.
"mel kiper" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"New york giants and ally manning is your quarterback which is your mel kiper junior urine position of dave gettleman do you draft a quarterback to your draft running back on mel kiper junior do you do what tedy bruschi came on i take this morning and suggested that the gone spot is pivotal in a national football league at this at this particular juncture because you usually on an island on all on your own you've got a handle your business from your position and you need somebody elite that can do that to protect the quarterback what direction do you go in if you're the new york john for the number two overall they're in a great spot they get them and i think it's not a really good job so far they sold or pay a lot of money but she got your left tackle and that's been their problem flowers can go to right tackle then you think about what they've done in terms of bringing it ogle trae really good players he thought some nice things there and now they have this pick and i didn't jonathan stewart running back it was in carolina so to me now sudden you can look at barc saquon barkley give you the big time running back to pass protect catch and run obviously very effectively you could go quinton nelson the guard you talked about from notre dame was a plug and play guard you could at that point trade out of there and say okay we're the that's the spot further quarterback we're going to get a ton and in return we can get out of there and really add to some personnel base by getting extra draft choices so they have a they have there's a perfect spot stephen they're going gonna have to really good players two players that you could argue the best players in this trance some we'll say barkley i have all along some will say quentin nelson's the best player in the strap compare them to steve hutchinson who had a phenomenal career hall of fame guard coming out of michigan in the nfl others follow to compared to the hudson i did it three months ago so to me that they can't lose they really cannot lose at the at the second spot and the considering what they've done already ally manning should be very happy.