Mel Kiper goes through players drafted in Round 1 of the 2011 NFL draft that he believes could make an early impact next season. Look out for A.J. Green in Cincy, and Robert Quinn in St. Louis. Plus a number of others.
Mel Kiper goes through players drafted in Rounds 2 and 3 of the 2011 NFL draft whom he believes could make an early impact next season. Watch for Titus Young, Ryan Williams, Brooks Reed and others to make a difference soon.
Maturity issues came into play with the top impact players from the NFL draft, Rounds 4-7. In one instance, immaturity was a question, and in another, a player was already 25. But both Aaron Hernandez and Dennis Pitta could be early factors.
The Chiefs made a curious pick in Round 2 when they grabbed the smallish Dexter McCluster out of Ole Miss. But Mel Kiper thinks McCluster, along with four others, could be one of the immediate impact players from Rounds 2 and 3 of the draft.
Pete Carroll's arrival in the Northwest couldn't have been more controversial. And although the coach has an aggressive style, patience paid off when the Seahawks' war room convened. Mel Kiper was impressed enough to give the Hawks top marks.
Many believe that Tim Tebow cannot be a successful NFL quarterback. But as these 10 players have showed, life at another position isn't the end of the world. Plus, is Dez Bryant's draft stock dropping?