First Draft

By ESPN, NFL, NFL Draft, Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Chris Sprow

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 Jan 24, 2019

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

Episode Date
You Remind Me Of...
57:13
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay & Chris Sprow discuss comps for this year's top prospects (1:34) and break down the draft needs for the Jets (18:15), Bills (25:11), Dolphins (32:56) and Patriots (40:30). Plus, they answer your #FirstDraft mailbag questions (49:11).
Feb 15, 2019
Todd's Mock
42:05
Todd, Mel & Chris break down McShay's latest mock draft, examine potential first round QBs (2:04), go rapid-fire (18:43) and answer your mailbag questions (33:58).
Feb 07, 2019
Choose Your Weapon
42:18
Mel, Todd & Chris break down the best offensive weapons in this year's draft at RB (1:10), WR (16:51), TE (23:03) and more. Plus, your #FirstDraft mailbag questions (32:12).
Jan 30, 2019
Senioritis
45:51
Todd McShay, Mel Kiper Jr. & Chris Sprow discuss the QB's who could make a splash at the draft (1:25), share their observations about players at the Senior Bowl (17:09), talk about some under-the-radar talent (23:44) and more. Plus, a loaded mailbag (35:45).
Jan 23, 2019
Mel's First Mock
49:52
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay & Chris Sprow discuss Mel's first mock draft of the season, focus on Kyler Murray's potential (4:00), where the best skill position players will land (22:55), if this is the year the Patriots shoot for Tom Brady's NEXT heir apparent (28:00) and more. Plus, the guys run through a big mailbag (34:22).
Jan 17, 2019
First Glance
36:26
Mel, Todd & Chris Sprow discuss the prospects they're keeping an eye on early this college football season.
Sep 06, 2018
Kiper, McShay and A.J. Green
36:20
Before chatting with Bengals WR A.J. Green about his offseason and Cincy's draft class (29:35), Adam Schefter dishes with Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay about their draft grades, what to look forward to next season, the majesty of breakfast for dinner and much more (:31).
May 01, 2018
Draft Recap
54:13
Mel, Todd and Chris put a bow on the 2018 draft by going through the best picks of all seven rounds, making their ROY picks, discussing the QB fits and much more.
Apr 30, 2018
Who is Baker Mayfield
46:57
Marty talks with Heisman trophy winner and draft prospect Baker Mayfield about the highs and lows of his career. Plus, Ryan McGee joined Marty to chat about Mayfield.
Apr 23, 2018
Draft Buzz
55:15
Mel, Todd and Chris discuss all of the buzz that they're hearing around the league as the first round gets closer, and Mel keeps it VERY real.
Apr 23, 2018
The Perfect Mock
42:26
Mel and Todd alternate first round picks for all 32 teams to create the "perfect" mock.
Apr 20, 2018
Josh Rosen wants NEXT
49:11
In an exclusive interview, the would-be franchise QB goes deep on the NCAA, contemplates the fate of the planet and answers the critics who think he's radioactive. By Sam Alipour.
Apr 11, 2018
NFL Draft Prop Bets
49:52
Mel, Todd & Chris discuss several over/under prop bets from the NFL Draft including, QB's RB's and WR's drafted in the 1st & 2nd round, how many Alabama players will be drafted in the 1st round and more. Plus, the guys answer your mail bag questions.
Apr 10, 2018
Patriot Games
51:48
Mel, Todd & Chris discuss what the Patriots could be up to after their most recent deal (1:00). Plus, they examine the strategy for the Browns (24:16), Bengals (29:46), Ravens (33:44) and Steelers (38:22).
Apr 05, 2018
Is it worth it?
55:45
Mel, Todd and Chris discuss what Odell Beckham Jr.'s value is in terms of draft capital (:45). Plus, they break down the draft strategy of the 49ers (25:40), Cardinals (30:50), Seahawks (34:32) and Rams (37:49).
Mar 29, 2018
Jet Stream
48:47
Mel, Todd & Chris break down the impact of the Jets moving up to No. 3 and more (1:53). Plus, they break down the strategy for the Broncos (28:04), Raiders (32:36), Chargers (34:26) & Chiefs (37:51).
Mar 19, 2018
Domino Effect
56:07
Mel, Todd & Chris discuss the impact of a whirlwind weekend on their draft projections. Plus, a deep dive on the strategies of the Bucs (33:28), Falcons (39:10), Panthers (42:17) and Saints (45:27).
Mar 12, 2018
Money Makers
44:41
Mel, Todd and Chris do a complete recap of the scouting combine, discuss the "money makers" from the weekend, and break down the strategy for the Colts (26:01), Texans (29:25), Titans (32:14) and Jaguars (36:02).
Mar 05, 2018
Combine Preview
56:00
Todd McShay, Mel Kiper Jr., and Chris Sprow break down everything to watch for at the combine (:56) and examine the approach for the Bears (27:59), Packers (33:10), Lions (37:17) and Vikings (41:59).
Feb 27, 2018
The Best Route
56:11
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow debate the merits of free agency vs. the draft for some teams (2:20), plus they break down the draft strategy for the Jets (27:44), Dolphins (33:30), Bills (39:32) and Patriots (43:56).
Feb 22, 2018
Top To Top
49:04
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss whether the top of the Big Board should correlate to the top of the draft and more (1:36). Plus, the guys start their team breakdowns with the Giants (24:33), Redskins (27:52), Cowboys (31:50) and Eagles (35:35).
Feb 13, 2018
McShay Mock Draft 2.0
47:35
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss Todd's Mock Draft 2.0, the deepest positions in this year's draft, a Super Bowl LII recap and the guys answer your mailbag questions.
Feb 06, 2018
Trade ramifications
54:07
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss the ripple effects of the Alex Smith trade (1:00), weigh in on what was learned at the Senior Bowl (19:15), debate the under-the-radar risers (33:48) and more.
Jan 31, 2018
Calling Signals
51:50
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow examine the quarterbacks in this year's class, debate which teams have the biggest need at the position and much more.
Jan 23, 2018
Mel's First Mock
52:41
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow break down the intricacies of Mel's first mock, explore some of the names you're less familiar with, discuss the QB rush and more.
Jan 19, 2018
From The Top
55:38
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss the strategy at the top of the draft (10:45), look at some of the best non-quarterbacks in the class (31:00) and more.
Jan 09, 2018
Happy New Year!
51:33
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow kick off Draft season by examining some of the best QBs (3:30), RBs (22:30), Offensive tackles (29:00) and pass rushers (33:15) in this year's class.
Dec 05, 2017
BONUS: 30 for 30 Season Two Sneak Peek
54:08
First Draft shares the trailer for Season Two of 30 for 30 Podcasts, launching November 14th, as well as one of our favorite episodes from Season One, Dan & Dave.
Oct 30, 2017
Scot McCloughan, Former Redskins GM
40:33
Former Redskins GM Scot McCloughan discusses what he's been up to, his thoughts on various QB & RB situations around the league, his thoughts on the 2018 QB class and more.
Aug 23, 2017
Immediate Impact
38:14
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss the draftees who will have the biggest immediate impact in the league, the best sleepers from the Draft and more.
May 01, 2017
NFL Draft Conference Call
52:13
NFL Draft Conference Call with Mel Kiper Jr. & Todd McShay
May 01, 2017
Make Your Head Explode
46:00
Mel Kiper Jr., Chris Sprow and Todd McShay discuss the draft day decisions that could shock the NFL world, weigh in on "The Clean 7" and share their final analysis before Thursday's first round.
Apr 24, 2017
NFL Draft Conference Call
58:48
NFL Draft Conference Call with Mel Kiper Jr.
Apr 25, 2017
Like A Glove
43:56
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss the best fits for the top prospects in the draft. Plus, an in-depth explanation of why Mel's assessment of Jimmy Clausen is the reason for Cam Newton's success.
Apr 18, 2017
NFL Draft Conference Call
58:48
NFL Draft Conference Call with Todd McShay
Apr 19, 2017
Rising Up
55:56
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay & Chris Sprow discuss the players that have risen and fallen the most throughout the draft process. Plus, they chat with top prospect Myles Garrett.
Apr 13, 2017
Three For The Win
46:25
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss their top three players at each position and break down the draft strategy for the Falcons, Rams, Vikings & Patriots.
Apr 04, 2017
The Comps
45:12
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay & Chris Sprow discuss the best comparisons for the top players in the draft and break down the strategy for the Chiefs, Cowboys, Packers & Steelers.
Mar 30, 2017
Don't Sleep On Me
41:19
Mel Kiper Jr, Todd McShay & Chris Sprow discuss the day 3 sleepers to keep an eye on and examine the draft strategy of the Giants, Raiders, Texans & Seahawks.
Mar 22, 2017
Free Agency's Impact
52:47
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow examine free agency's impact on draft boards, go through Todd's latest mock and go in depth on the Bucs, Broncos, Lions & Dolphins.
Mar 15, 2017
Combine Review
48:48
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow share their biggest takeaways from the NFL Draft Combine and break down the strategy for the Eagles, Colts, Ravens and Redskins.
Mar 08, 2017
Getting Defensive
53:39
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss the best players at each defensive position and break down the Draft day strategy of the Bengals, Bills, Saints & Cardinals.
Mar 02, 2017
The Best Around
50:01
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss the best prospects at each offensive position and break down the draft strategy of the Titans, Jets, Chargers and Panthers.
Feb 22, 2017
Back To Where They Once Belonged?
58:30
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss potential landing spots for the top running backs in the draft and start their team-by-team breakdowns with Cleveland, San Francisco, Chicago and Jacksonville.
Feb 16, 2017
QB Musical Chairs
49:57
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow play "QB musical chairs," delve into Todd's latest mock draft and debate which team is most likely to reach for a quarterback early.
Feb 10, 2017
Senior Citizens
45:54
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow share their impressions from the Senior Bowl, discuss their evaluations for the quarterbacks in this year's draft and much more.
Feb 01, 2017
Mel's First Mock
43:45
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow examine Mel's first mock draft of the season and debate about the projections for several high-profile prospects.
Jan 20, 2017
'16 And Counting
52:15
Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Chris Sprow explain how the biggest story in NFL Draft history came out of last year's picks, look ahead to the early-entries of 2017 and more.
Jan 04, 2017
Todd's First Mock
42:16
Todd McShay, Mel Kiper Jr. and Chris Sprow dig into Todd's first mock draft of the season and examine what all 32 teams could be looking to do come Draft day.
Dec 16, 2016
First Glance
48:44
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow dissect how the top of the draft order could take shape and debate the prospects those teams could be most keen on come draft day.
Nov 30, 2016
Halfway There
43:42
Chris Sprow, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. debate which rookies have been the most valuable so far, juniors who could have a big impact on the 2017 draft and much more.
Nov 09, 2016
Crisis Du Jour
39:46
Chris Sprow, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. discuss the best college environments, the poor QBs coming through the college pipeline, under-the-radar players to watch and more.
Oct 24, 2016
The Ones
49:48
Chris Sprow, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr., discuss and debate their top college teams and top NFL prospects at this point in the season.
Oct 05, 2016
Stars Are Aligned
56:48
Chris Sprow, Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Travis Haney discuss the top prospects in each college conference and much more.
Sep 21, 2016
First Impressions
59:38
Chris Sprow, Mel Kiper Jr., and Todd McShay discuss the rookies to watch on the eve of Week 1 and discuss the impact of opening week in college football on their big boards.
Sep 07, 2016
The Next Generation
49:44
Chris Sprow, Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Travis Haney discuss the breakout players, most loaded teams and other things to watch entering the 2016 season.
Aug 19, 2016
Final Exam
42:31
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss their favorite and least favorite draft classes, debate the best selections and pick their favorites for rookie of the year.
May 02, 2016
Class Superlatives
49:53
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow nominate their superlatives for the 2016 draft class as the first round rapidly approaches.
Apr 25, 2016
Don't Make THAT Mistake
47:56
Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow weigh in on the Eagles-Browns trade and go through the mock of mistakes to avoid.
Apr 21, 2016