In an annual audit on how the value grades of the NFL draft stood up once performance came into play after 16 regular-season games, Mel adjusts his grades. Some, such as the Raiders, flew up. Others, such as Baltimore, took massive hits.
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.