We all know him, we all get tired of hearing him gush over certain players, but we have no choice but to respect Mel Kiper Jr.
Without Mel the NFL Draft coverage would not be what it is today and I most certainly would not get the privilege to write NFL Draft articles all day (it is true, this is what I do) and without Kiper people would not care for an event that actually has no physical activity (unless of course you count a team representative sprinting to the podium because the prior team got skipped).
He is the unquestioned leader of the NFL Draft world and while it may be because ESPN is seen by way too many people in way too many ways, he's still one of the best.
Even so, he is not always right (he could argue against that) and the beauty of the NFL Draft is that we can debate players forever.
His new mock draft is up as is his new big board and here is look at how things stack up between me and Mel.