Could the Michael Crabtree situation have been avoided?
You're absolutely right it could have been.
If it wasn't for Mel Kiper's useless "Draft Big Board," Crabtree would be suited up for the 49ers and reeling in Shaun Hill dump-offs.
I had finally begun to cope with watching NFL Live year 'round on ESPN. It was out of control and a major waste of programming but I had finally convinced myself that it was legitimate to be discussing potential draft picks a full year in advance. But then Mel Kiper had to go out and doom the San Francisco 49ers by putting Crabtree on his Mock Draft at No. 6 to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Just think, had "The Hair" simply put Crabtree at No. 10 to the 49ers or for that matter never made a mock draft at all none of this would have ever happened.
ESPN needs to put Mel Kiper in check. His opinions are amounting to real life catastrophes and putting silly ideas in "college educated" athletes' heads.
The, "I should be paid No. 1 WR dollars because I should have been selected higher..." is insane logic.
If you were taken 10th you should be paid 10th pick dollars.
Here is my 2010 Payback Big-Board:
#1. Mel Kiper