For someone who devotes his entire life to studying this stuff, Mel Kiper sure does come off like a moron. He's overpaid and over respected. He basically just guesses and talks out his butt for a living, and hes never held up to any kind of standard. He can mock all day long, and even if its WAY off, and everything he said turned out to be wrong, he still gets paid, and hes still considered "the draft guru".
I remember when he was talking up Jimmy Clausen as a top 10 pick, and got more and more embarrassed as Clausen free-fell. We had a chance to pick him TWICE, and passed both times, and both times Kiper was convinced we would be replacing Smith with him. You could tell he was pissed that teams were making him look like an idiot by passing.
I just wish there was credibility. Have a show where you go back and post your "big boards" from previous years, and admit all your mistakes. He just counts on everyone forgetting that he sucks.
[ Edited by Niners99 on May 25, 2012 at 1:43 AM ]