Truth & Rumors > NFL

NFL Draft 2013: Mel Kiper has Matt Barkley, Geno Smith as early 2nd-round picks

Views
1098
Comments
3

04:19 PM ET 04.26 | After taking probably one or maybe two breaths, ESPN's NFL Draft icon Mel Kiper Jr. compiled his mock draft for the second round of the NFL Draft on Friday night (ESPN Insider access required). The biggest takeaway, at least for the early portion of the second round, in Kiper's projections is that quarterbacks will go quickly. USC Trojans signal-caller Matt Barkley is slotted to go 33rd overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars, who, after solidifying their offensive line with tackle Luke Joeckel in Round 1, will put some heat on Blaine Gabbert for the starting spot. Kiper believes Barkley can challenge him.

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl-mock-draft/2013/4/26/4269920/2013-nfl-draft-mel-kiper-mock-matt-barkley-geno-smith

Former USC quarterback Matt Barkley, Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Former USC quarterback Matt Barkley, Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
April 26, 2013  04:42 PM ET

Not exactly Nostradamus on that one.

April 26, 2013  04:43 PM ET

Kiper's hair will determine the draft order.

 
April 26, 2013  05:09 PM ET

Way to go out on a limb Mel! You're a genius!

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    'Melo wants to be wooed (like, Howard wooed)
    Views
    1699
    Comments
    1350
  2. 2
    Farrell defends Fenway's 'sleep room'
    Views
    1614
    Comments
    480
  3. 3
    Youthful Red Wings are rattled
    Views
    1679
    Comments
    291
  4. 4
    Bishop's severe injury
    Views
    2197
    Comments
    65
  5. 5
    Texans may take Clowney ... for someone else
    Views
    20940
    Comments
    63

SI.com

SI Photos