AUDIO: 2023 NFL Draft Media Call with ESPN Senior NFL Draft Analyst Mel Kiper Jr.
On March 22, ESPN Senior NFL Draft analyst, Mel Kiper Jr. held his first 2023 NFL Draft media call. Kiper Jr. discussed his latest mock draft and answered questions from the media on the upcoming NFL Draft.
Kiper Jr.’s latest mock draft can be found here. His next mock draft is slated to be released on Tuesday, April 11.
ESPN’s extensive NFL Draft multi-platform programming will be announced in the coming days.
Please Note: Timestamps of topics discussed can be found below the video.
01:30 – On Ohio State’s Paris Johnson Jr. and Texas’s Bijan Robinson
04:00 – On the top defensive tackles (in terms of the Jets)
05:45 – On Georgia’s Jalen Carter and his off-field issues
07:40 – On Michigan’s prospects
09:15 – On this year’s cornerback class
12:30 – On the likelihood of the Steelers taking an OT
14:20 – On the scenarios for the Titans first pick; what is it like doing a mock when a team has a new GM
15:55 – On what position the Vikings would target if they traded down in the first round
17:30 – On Memphis’s Quindell Johnson and other Memphis prospects
18:55 – On Northwestern’s Peter Skoronski and Ohio State’s Paris Johnson Jr. (in terms of the Bears)
21:00 – On the Canadians receiving Draft grade this year
22:45 – On Texas’s Bijan Robinson going to the Bills
26:00 – On Alabama’s Will Anderson
30:00 – On where Commanders QB Sam Howell would fit in this quarterback-class
31:50 – On the value of the 13th pick in the Draft with regards to the Jets/Packers Aaron Rodgers trade
34:20 – On who the Broncos should target at the beginning of round three
36:20 – On who the Browns should take at pick number 42
38:00 – On where Steelers QB Kenny Pickett would fit in this quarterback-class
40:00 – On Iowa’s Lukas Van Ness
40:50 – On what position the Commanders should address in the Draft at pick number 16
42:50 – On Lions GM Brad Holmes’ recent Draft tendencies
44:55 – On which team is most likely to trade up in the Draft
47:15 – On who best fits the Giants defense
49:25 – On Michigan State’s prospects
51:00 – On Florida’s Anthony Richardson and which team would be the best fit for him
54:40 – On which linebacker New England would take at pick 14
56:40 – On the Vikings situation at inside linebacker
58:05 – On Ohio State’s Jaxson Smith-Njiba
01:00:05 – On if the NIL is impacting the Draft
01:01:00 – On Michigan’s Luke Schoonmaker and Olu Oluwatimi
01:02:15 – On an OL who would be a good fit for the Eagles
01:04:25 – On what Alabama’s Bryce Young needs to do at his Pro Day to impress scouts
01:07:15 – On Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker
01:08:10 – On this year’s QB class; would the Ravens trade-up for a QB if Lamar Jackson signs elsewhere?
01:11:20 – On the likelihood of the Lions drafting a QB
01:13:45 – On Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud vs. Alabama’s Bryce Young