Mel Kiper
Mel Kiper


Mel Kiper Jr.
Melvin Adam "Mel" Kiper Jr. (/ˈkaɪpər/; born July 25, 1960) is an American football analyst for ESPN. He has appeared on ESPN's annual NFL draft coverage

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Mel Kiper Jr. Kiper at the 2009 NFL Draft.Personal informationBirth name Melvin Adam Kiper Jr.Nationality AmericanBorn (1960-07-25) July 25, 1960 (age 58)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.Alma mater Essex Community CollegeSportSport FootballEvent(s) NFL DraftPartner ESPN Updated on 26 April 2012.

Melvin Adam "Mel" Kiper Jr. (/ˈkaɪpər/; born July 25, 1960) is an American football analyst for ESPN. He has appeared on ESPN's annual NFL draft coverage since 1984, providing in-depth information on the nation's potential draft picks.[citation needed]

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Kiper said that Ernie Accorsi, general manager of the then-Baltimore Colts, encouraged him to become a draft analyst. Accorsi told him that there was a market for draft information and suggested that Kiper convert his analysis into a business.[1]

Kiper and fellow draft analyst Todd McShay are often featured together and compare their mock drafts on ESPN programs.[citation needed]

Kiper co-hosts the weekend show Dari and Mel with Dari Nowkhah on ESPN Radio.[citation needed]

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Kiper creates what he calls his "big board", on which he ranks the top 25 players every week. During ESPN draft coverage, Kiper's big board appears on the ticker and updates automatically once a player is selected.[citation needed]

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Kiper has been married since 1989 to Kim, who assists him in running Mel Kiper Enterprises from their Baltimore home.[3] They have one daughter together.[4]

References
  1. ^ Battista, Judy (2009-04-24). "The N.F.L. Draft Is the Kipers' Family Business". The New York Times..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ Ekberg, Brian. "E3 06: NFL Head Coach Hands-On". Gamespot. Retrieved 2007-11-14.
  3. ^ Sports (2012-04-25). "MEL KIPER JR: Life Story, From Amateur Scout To ESPN's Multi-Millionaire NFL Draft Expert". Business Insider. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  4. ^ Kiper, Kim (2001-04-18). "ESPN.com - Page2 - Mel-odramatic marriage". Espn.go.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
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