Mel Kiper Says He Has One SEC Player As 'Guaranteed' No. 1 Pick Of 2023 Draft
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ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. might be getting a little ahead of himself. On Sunday he made a big promise, guaranteeing that Alabama QB Bryce Young will be the number one pick of the 2023 NFL Draft... Slow down, Mel.

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Originally published on SECRant.com

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39 Comments
He's right. Nobody argued when they slotted Trevor Lawrence as the number 1 qb. The Alabama qb is on that level.
Reply2 months
Had Tua or Trevor with it in 2019
Reply2 months
I have a feeling that if any player being projected to be the #1 pick proceeds to break a bone in their hip, the prognosticators should have a little latitude to change their prediction.
2 months
Trevor wasn’t draft eligible until last year.
1 month
That’s that rat poison that nick saban been talking about. Why would you say that smh
Reply2 months
b/c he's an old fart trying to survive in an industry that now only cares about clicks.
2 months
Good college qb in the bama system as he is a certain system qb, not a good nfl qb. So he got 1 or 2 more years left ?? some team bout to make him look bad in 2022
Reply2 months
We are talking about Bryce young...you keep talking about Joe blowout
2 months
Is he a junior? Thank goodness....we won't have to see him next season. I thought he was a sophmore.
Reply2 months
Did you miss 2023?
2 months
Please let the Texans get him and not the Lions.
Reply2 months
Mel Kiper just jinxed this kid.
Reply2 months
Will Anderson with the second pick
Reply2 months
Bryce Young really impressed me against Auburn, taking his team 97 yards in 95 seconds when, prior to that, hadn’t scored a TD the entire game.
Reply2 months
Lmaoooooo another Bama bust at QB
Reply2 months
This guy has Joe Borrow skills a winner something you cannot teach. Always in control no stupid mistakes protects the ball.
Reply2 months
His footwork is 10x better than Burrow's.
2 months
Mel is probably right on this one.
Reply2 months
Been following him since he was a senior in high school. Come as no surprise.
Reply2 months
Hard to duplicate good years. I can only see his stock dropping, without having a perfect season. Expectations are going to be through the roof.
Reply2 months
Kids gonna get chewed up and spit out in the NFL. Nothing against him, but he ain’t no Tua and look how tough it’s been for him in the league.
Reply2 months
I'm not sure about that, the kid is like my size at 5'9" or so and might weigh 175 wet. He doesn't run exceptionally well and appears to be scared to take hits.
Reply2 months
Now I know why you get paid the big bucks Mel. What's next, telling me Nick Saban is GOAT, or Tom Brady is the GOAT. You've turned into "Captain Obvious" in CFB. You have about as much insight as the media on what Biden will do next to f up our country. ZERO
Reply2 months
He will be the #1 pick. If he was coming out this year he would probably be the #1 pick.
Reply2 months
I’m old enough to remember this clown writing Jake Locker in stone as the 2011 first overall pick a year before he declared. And Matt Barkley being the top recruit in high school and a lock to go #1 overall 3 years after as soon as he was eligible lol
Reply2 months
At the time Barkley came out of high school, the belief that he was an easy lock for #1 overall when draft eligible was widely shared.
2 months
It was lazy analysis. But they had all just seen Matt Stanford pull it off so they just copy/pasted it. Kiper was dumb then and nothing’s changed
2 months
*Stafford
2 months
He could Tua a leg, then watch a 6'5" guy throw for 5,500 yds. This is kind of a dumb thing to guess aboot. Who is #1 in the 2029 draft?
Reply2 months
"Who is #1 in the 2029 draft?" Bama long snapper
2 months
Does Saban's daughter have your favorite long snapper?
2 months
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