Mel Kiper to the Chicago Bears: Pretty Much Draft Everything

February 11, 2009 – 6:01 pm by TheRiot

I personally prefer Todd McShay to the ultimate blowhard, Mel Kiper Jr., but when the man speaks I still begrudgingly listen while staring at his hair.

Kiper recently weighed in on what the Bears need to draft this year and the answer was pretty simple: All of it.

Let’s let Mel do the talking, as told to the Chicago Tribune:

“Wide receiver, offensive line, and obviously the quarterback situation has to be cleared up,” Kiper said during a conference call Wednesday. “Certainly wide receiver would be the one you have to look at. Maybe Percy Harvin [Florida], if he was there, I think is somebody they’d have to consider.

“I just think their defense, which did not get it done in a lot of games, has to be looked at,” Kiper continued. “And Tyson Jackson from LSU, a defensive end, would seem to [fit] kind of the mold of the versatile defensive lineman that they like.”

Got that, Bears fans and front office? Wide receiver, offensive line and quarterback are all top priorities. And just for good measure, go ahead and address that once-vaunted but now old-and-porous defense.

Really, how hard can it be to fix all that in one offseason?

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  1. 7 Responses to “Mel Kiper to the Chicago Bears: Pretty Much Draft Everything”

  2. Unfortunately…..he’s right.

    By Joe Chicago, IL on Feb 12, 2009

  3. that mayb true, but mel is a tool. todd is def. better plus hes got better hair.

    By Matt on Feb 12, 2009

  4. You just like Todd b/c you think he is better looking. Mel is better at evaluating talent and a teams needs. He is open and honest with his feedback and doesn’t let emotion play a part in his ratings. Todd is soft and often wrong.

    By George on Feb 12, 2009

  5. Remember the year Mike Williams (WR) came out of USC, Mel Kiper had him as the best player in that draft. Last I checked there is no Mike Williams playing foorball any more. Great Scout! My Foot!!

    By AK on Feb 12, 2009

  6. he is a tool

    By torino noty on Feb 12, 2009

  7. AK, I was thinking of exactly the same example of Kiper’s incompetence (the 2005 draft)! Gil Brandt use to be the man I liked to listen to on draft day and he was hardly ever wrong.

    By Knyle on Feb 12, 2009

  8. What I want to know is how one becomes a highly paid “draft expert.” What qualifications does this idiot have?

    I think former Colts general manager Bill Tobin said it best:

    “Who in the hell is Mel Kiper, anyway? I mean, here’s a guy who criticizes everybody, whoever they take. He’s got the answers to who you should take, to who you shouldn’t take […] In my knowledge of him, he’s never even put on a jockstrap, he’s never been a player, he’s never been a coach, he’s never been a scout, he’s never been an administrator, and all of a sudden, he’s an expert. He’s in our paper two days ago, telling us who we have to take. We don’t have to take anybody that Mel Kiper says we have to take. Mel Kiper has no more credentials to do what he’s doing than my neighbor, and my neighbor’s a postman and he doesn’t even have season tickets to the NFL.”

    By smack on Feb 13, 2009

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