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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mel Kiper Was Once Criticized by Bill Tobin

With the 2011 NFL draft about to begin, you’ll be seeing a lot of Mel Kiper Jr. and other analysts squawking their heads off. You’ll probably be asking yourself more than once what makes a guy like Mel Kiper Jr. or Todd McShay qualified to be an analyst, and you wouldn’t be alone. Once upon a time (1994 actually), former Colts GM hammered Kiper in a press conference as Jimmy Traina reminds us. It’s an oldie, but a good one if you haven’t seen it:

At the heart of the disagreement was Kiper’s criticism that the Colts selected Trev Alberts over Trent Dilfer. Alberts turned out to be a bust, but Dilfer wasn’t anything special, so it’s not like we can declare a winner in that historic clash. But one thing we do know is that Tobin is not alone in his criticism of Kiper.



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