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First Draft

ESPN, Mel Kiper Jr., Field Yates

ESPN experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Field Yates keep tabs on the NFL draft throughout the year.


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4.4 out of 5 stars from 1.5k ratings
  • Bring back Mel

    At least bring back Mel

    Apple Podcasts
    Joe simpson
    United Statesa month ago
  • McShay gone- unsub

    I have loved this show for years, the whole crew, but with McShay fired from ESPN I’m out. Bad business.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • Poor sound quality

    The content of the pod is great but the background noise and sound quality is terrible, the constant poor contention with Mel Kiper and Todd Mcshay ‘s audible sniffing and noise when not speaking makes it barely listenable

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom5 months ago
  • Mel is a national treasure

    I don’t care who else is on the show , listening to Mel talk about prospects with his enthusiasm is just great. The amount of detail and descriptions are incredible

    Apple Podcasts
    United States5 months ago
  • ESPN Spend Some $$$

    This podcast has great content. But the production is unprofessional. Mel’s audio is terrible and Todd doesn’t use the mute when Mel talks. If Yates is producing he should be ashamed. Do they not listen prior to posting? Any kind of quality control. ESPN stop being box checkers and hacks. You have to put the work in or we will stop listening. Audio is better on my kids walkie talkies.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States5 months ago

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