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  1. Mel Kiper Jr. grades the Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    It was a draft that started with criticism on Thursday night and ended with the feeling of an average draft -- not an average draft for the Detroit Lions, which isn't always good, but an average draft for an average NFL team. ESPN draft analyst Me...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  2. Jean-Baptiste to Bolts in final Kiper mock

    Eric D. Williams

    In his final mock draft , ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. predicts the San Diego Chargers will select a cornerback at No. 25. But it's a new name than previous mocks, with the Chargers selecting lankly Nebraska cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste. ...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  3. A statistical look at the mock drafts

    Sharon Katz & John Parolin

    After months of disagreement, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. now have similar top 10s in their latest mock drafts. They agree on seven of the top 10 picks and two of the three players that they disagree on play the same position. So how do these playe...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  4. Lions could look for late value with QBs

    Michael Rothstein

    The Detroit Lions have their starting quarterback in Matthew Stafford and a former starter as a backup in Dan Orlovsky. Kellen Moore, now entering his third season with the Lions, has not taken a snap and is still on the roster. That, though, shou...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  5. Kiper: Assessing the Lions draft needs

    Rob Demovsky

    Despite signing free-agent safety James Ihedigbo and re-signing cornerback Rashean Mathis, the Detroit Lions still have plenty of holes in their secondary. So says ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. In an ESPN Insider piece, Kiper identified the ...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  6. Three from Big 12 in NFL Mock Drafts 2.0

    Jake Trotter

    ESPN draft gurus Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay both released their updated mock drafts Thursday. Two Big 12 alumni appear in Kiper's draft projection , and three popped up in McShay's mock . Kiper has Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert go...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  7. In retrospect, Kiper loves the Lions draft

    Michael Rothstein

    He was high on the Detroit Lions' 2013 NFL draft from the start, grading the team as a B in the days following the draft. Now, with a season of evidence, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. had an even higher opinion of how the Lions did. He gave ...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  8. Kiper mock 1.0 reaction: Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    There are two areas of major need for the Detroit Lions entering the 2014 draft -- wide receiver and cornerback -- and the team will have to take care of remedying one of those issues in the first round this May. Colleague Mel Kiper Jr. has the Li...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  9. Morning Links: Allen on all-rookie team

    Eric D. Williams

    SAN DIEGO -- Good morning. In this ESPN Insider piece, draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. votes San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen as his offensive rookie of the year in putting together his all-rookie team. Kiper: "Don't just look at what Allen di...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  10. NFL - Buffalo Bills' Kiko Alonso retains top spot in Mel Kiper's ...

    Mel Kiper Jr.

    Mel Kiper updates his ranking of the top 30 rookies in the NFL, with Kiko Alonso retaining the No. 1 spot.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  11. Two Lions stay on Kiper's Rookie Rankings

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Continuing to prove Martin Mayhew and his staff had a pretty good draft last year, two Detroit Lions remain in the Top 15 of colleague Mel Kiper Jr.'s rookie rankings this week. And that's not even including punter Sam Martin,...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  12. BE: Mills, Long make Kiper's list

    Michael C. Wright

    Hopefully, everyone is pumped up about Sunday's matchup between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Here are a few Bears Essentials to get you going: * ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. released another list of his top rooki...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  13. Mel Kiper Jr. 2013 draft grades: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Reading Mel Kiper Jr.'s grades the morning after the draft is like a holiday tradition. No matter how much we all understand intuitively that it's impossible to project future success, we still want to know what the man who has spent three decades e...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  14. 'Might not want to be Dave Kingman at 5'

    Kevin Seifert

    It appears that Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew isn't planning to take the advice of ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr., who suggested that the Lions trade up to the No. 1 overall pick of the draft to ensure they could select Alabama cornerback D...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  15. Updating Todd McShay mock 4.1

    Kevin Seifert

    Thursday, we reviewed Mel Kiper Jr.'s fourth mock draft. Meanwhile, fellow ESPN analyst Todd McShay posted an update to his fourth mock. Two of the NFC North's five first-round picks changed in McShay 4.1, which I will pass along below. At No. 5 ...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  16. Mel Kiper Jr. mock 4.0: Two rounds!

    Kevin Seifert

    We are now close enough to the 2013 draft that ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has gone two rounds deep in his latest mock . Let's take a look from an NFC North perspective: 5. Detroit Lions Kiper Round 1: Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner Kiper Round ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013