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First Draft

ESPN, Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Field Yates

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


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Latest Episodes

Field Yates is joined by Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. to break down the draft needs for all of the teams in the NFC ahead of the NFL Draft this week.

2 months ago

Field Yates is joined by Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. to break down the draft needs for all of the teams in the AFC ahead of the NFL Draft this month.

2 months ago

Jason Fitz has a full house as Todd McShay, Mel Kiper Jr, Matt Miller and Jordan Reid get together to draft out their own starting roster from this year’s draft class ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft. Find out who came away with the best team.

2 months ago


4.4 out of 5 stars from 1.4k ratings
  • Unbelievable

    I love the NFL draft. I love podcasts. I should love this show. The talk, itself, is fine. The consistent audio feedback issues (which seem to almost always come from McShay’s end) are borderline unforgivable coming from the “world wide leader”. Whether it’s paper shuffling, eating and drinking, or a GD fire alarm on the most recent episode (2022 NFC team needs), the audio issues that are always present make me look elsewhere for draft pods.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Update, lost a longtime subscriber.

    This show has such great content, but please, zoom 101, mute your mic if you are not talking! This sounds like an amateur podcast with all of the drinking and hammering and sniffing and is extremely annoying. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Terrible to listen to…

    McShay taking his sips and chewing and clearing his throat and spitting and shuffling through papers….it’s a horrible listen

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Show stinks now

    The production and editing of this show is non existent and more than half the episode isn’t even Kiper and Mcshay lately.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • Not what it used to be- Simms much better

    Years ago, this show was gold. Now, listen to guys like Simms discuss prospects with depth and logic and then listen to Mel and Todd. You get nothing new here except opinions i have heard before from others. Nice guys but they are mailing it in now

    Apple Podcasts
    Betsy Gal
    United States3 months ago

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