Advertisement
HomeCollectionsMel Kiper
IN THE NEWS

Mel Kiper

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
By BILL ORDINE | April 17, 2008
Mel Kiper Jr., who has been plumbing the mysteries of the NFL's annual rite of passage from boola-boola to the pros for more than 25 years, really wants the Ravens to pick a quarterback in the NFL draft. Kiper was on the telephone yesterday with about 50 reporters from around the country answering questions about players from the obvious to the obscure. As always, Kiper can give height, weight and 40-yard dash time on virtually anyone who wore pads in college without taking a moment to cogitate or inhale.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
Kevin Cowherd | April 28, 2012
Let's begin with the premise that no team ever comes out of the NFL draft and says: "Well, that didn't go very well. " No team ever says: "Boy, we really screwed that up. What were we thinking?" Instead, every team says it had a productive draft. And got exactly the players it wanted. And is (pick one) thrilled, ecstatic, euphoric to have them. So what are we to make of the Ravens' 2012 draft, now that the whole thing is finally over? (Tell me, can the league and the TV networks drag the draft out any further?
Advertisement
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | April 16, 1998
This is what it's like being High Priest in the Cult of Mel.You're leaving Camden Yards after an Orioles game when a bunch of young guys who look like they've been touring a brewery ID you."Hey, Mel Kiper Jr.!" they call out. "What'll the Ravens do in the draft?"You could blow them off, give 'em the Parris Glendening smile and wave, but that's not your style. Besides, these are your guys, hard-core National Football League draftniks, in the Cult all the way, nodding off every night to the bluish-white glow of ESPN.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2012
The physical gifts and athleticism have never been in question. When he was a student at Wilde Lake High School, Zach Brown mastered a presidential physical fitness test by completely clearing a 9-foot mat that was rolled out to measure his broad jump. While at the University of North Carolina, Brown joined the indoor track team after football season and set a school record by running 60 meters in 6.72 seconds. Then, there was the time he walked back into the Tar Heels' football weight room after missing a week of conditioning because of an illness, and lifted and squatted "400 and 500 something," according to North Carolina linebacker Kevin Reddick.
SPORTS
April 17, 2006
Good morning --Mel Kiper Jr. -- For you and accountants, mid-April is the busiest time of the year.
SPORTS
By Ray Frager | January 21, 2009
10:30 a.m. [NFL Network] You want to be Mel Kiper Jr.? Watch 1 1/2 hours of practice coverage from the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Then, at 5 p.m., watch two hours more. After that, go over your notes until bedtime. Then realize doing this every day, day after day after day, only means some jerk in the newspaper will make a lame joke about your hair.
SPORTS
May 6, 2007
Poll results There were a lot of interesting and disturbing hairdos on display around here in the past few weeks, but readers said if they could shave one off, it would be Manny Ramirez's extended dreadlocks, edging Mel Kiper's hair helmet by a whisker. The results: Boston's Manny Ramirez, 37.7 percent (249 votes) NFL draft guru/Baltimore native Mel Kiper Jr., 33.9 (224) Orioles' Jay Gibbons, 18.2 (120) Oakland's Nick Swisher, 6.7 (44) Orioles' Kevin Millar, 2.9 (19) Oakland's Travis Buck, 0.6 (4)
SPORTS
By Barry Jackson and Barry Jackson,Knight-Ridder News Service | November 18, 1992
MIAMI -- With the 24th pick in the first round, the Florida Marlins drafted Orioles right-hander Kip Yaughn. Yaughn was the key word for viewers who watched the entire draft yesterday. Make that yawn.Because few marquee names were plucked, it was easy to doze off after the first hour of ESPN's 6 1/2 -hour telecast.But don't blame those ESPNers. Despite the lack of excitement, the quality of the telecast was top-rate, mostly because of the strong on-air talent. All nine announcers showered us with information, especially host Keith Olbermann and analyst Peter Gammons.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | April 7, 2011
The 2011 NFL draft is three weeks away, and draft analysts are making final adjustments to their mocks. Two notable experts from ESPN, Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, released their latest mocks today. Each had the Ravens selecting a cornerback at No. 26. Kiper believes the Ravens will select Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith , who has first-round talent but top-five character concerns. "With the Ravens' leadership on defense in the form of Ray Lewis still in place, Smith has a chance to be a steal if he takes direction from the vets," Kiper wrote.
SPORTS
By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | April 28, 1992
There were 336 stories in the NFL's 57th collegiate draft, which rang to a close yesterday after the 28 teams made 22 trades during the 17 hours, 34 minutes and 12 rounds of sometimes frantic deliberating.Actually, make that at least 337 stories.One of the best stories of the draft may involve quarterback Boomer Esiason of the Cincinnati Bengals, the former University of Maryland star who was a big draft-day story eight years ago when he wasn't selected until the second round.Esiason wasn't happy about the slight, and he got the last laugh on the critics when he led the Bengals to the Super Bowl three years ago.Esiason is noted for being outspoken, and he made it obvious yesterday he wasn't happy about the Bengals' selection of quarterback David Klingler.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | April 28, 2011
If you've been reading our draft coverage, you know by now which players are on the Ravens' radar and whom the draft experts have the Ravens selecting in their mock drafts. But what about the Ravens' AFC North rivals in Cincinnati, Cleveland in Pittsburgh? Because I am pumped for the draft, I've compiled the first-round picks for the Bengals, the Browns and the Steelers from the mock drafts of five prominent analysts. Here are their projections: Cincinnati Bengals (picking fourth overall)
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | April 7, 2011
The 2011 NFL draft is three weeks away, and draft analysts are making final adjustments to their mocks. Two notable experts from ESPN, Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, released their latest mocks today. Each had the Ravens selecting a cornerback at No. 26. Kiper believes the Ravens will select Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith , who has first-round talent but top-five character concerns. "With the Ravens' leadership on defense in the form of Ray Lewis still in place, Smith has a chance to be a steal if he takes direction from the vets," Kiper wrote.
SPORTS
By Mike Preston | March 1, 2010
As far as ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. is concerned, the Ravens' top mission during the NFL draft will be to find quarterback Joe Flacco some talented receivers. Forget about a cornerback and pass rushers. Those are secondary issues. The main emphasis should be allowing your franchise quarterback to grow. There wasn't much room in that area a year ago, Kiper said. "Before the last regular season started, I went on record and said the Ravens had the worst receiving corps in the NFL," said Kiper, who resides in Harford County.
SPORTS
By Ray Frager | January 21, 2009
10:30 a.m. [NFL Network] You want to be Mel Kiper Jr.? Watch 1 1/2 hours of practice coverage from the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Then, at 5 p.m., watch two hours more. After that, go over your notes until bedtime. Then realize doing this every day, day after day after day, only means some jerk in the newspaper will make a lame joke about your hair.
SPORTS
By BILL ORDINE | April 17, 2008
Mel Kiper Jr., who has been plumbing the mysteries of the NFL's annual rite of passage from boola-boola to the pros for more than 25 years, really wants the Ravens to pick a quarterback in the NFL draft. Kiper was on the telephone yesterday with about 50 reporters from around the country answering questions about players from the obvious to the obscure. As always, Kiper can give height, weight and 40-yard dash time on virtually anyone who wore pads in college without taking a moment to cogitate or inhale.
SPORTS
May 6, 2007
Poll results There were a lot of interesting and disturbing hairdos on display around here in the past few weeks, but readers said if they could shave one off, it would be Manny Ramirez's extended dreadlocks, edging Mel Kiper's hair helmet by a whisker. The results: Boston's Manny Ramirez, 37.7 percent (249 votes) NFL draft guru/Baltimore native Mel Kiper Jr., 33.9 (224) Orioles' Jay Gibbons, 18.2 (120) Oakland's Nick Swisher, 6.7 (44) Orioles' Kevin Millar, 2.9 (19) Oakland's Travis Buck, 0.6 (4)
SPORTS
By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun Staff Writer | April 20, 1995
The Ingram family might want to consider delaying its NFL draft celebration one day.Steve Ingram will be the guest of honor at a party in Fairmont Heights on Saturday, in anticipation that he will be taken in the first two rounds of the NFL draft. Ingram is one of the best offensive linemen to play at Maryland, but he knows that factors like a slow 40-yard -- time at the national scouting combine could cost him.When Joel Buchsbaum ran a mock draft in the January edition of Pro Football Weekly, he had Ingram as the second-best guard prospect and going to the Miami Dolphins with the 25th pick in the first round.
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | December 25, 1992
It was a year that was out of control. It was Prince on the Super Bowl pre-game show. It was "Scorch" promos during the Winter Olympics. It was Mel Kiper's hair.And the year was still out of control. It was a camera on top of a warehouse. It was a live, sandpaper-swallowing act in the middle of a baseball game. It was a diver going splat in Barcelona. It was volleyball players shaving their heads. It was bald, diving volleyball players going splat in Barcelona and you paid $125 to watch it.I think you hear me knocking.
SPORTS
April 17, 2006
Good morning --Mel Kiper Jr. -- For you and accountants, mid-April is the busiest time of the year.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | April 16, 1998
This is what it's like being High Priest in the Cult of Mel.You're leaving Camden Yards after an Orioles game when a bunch of young guys who look like they've been touring a brewery ID you."Hey, Mel Kiper Jr.!" they call out. "What'll the Ravens do in the draft?"You could blow them off, give 'em the Parris Glendening smile and wave, but that's not your style. Besides, these are your guys, hard-core National Football League draftniks, in the Cult all the way, nodding off every night to the bluish-white glow of ESPN.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.