April 25, 2007

Favorite Draft Moment #4

This is Mel Kiper Jr., perhaps you've heard of him. Apparently he has magnificent hair, but we don't really see it. This weekend is his Christmas, Yom Kippur and Flag Day all in one. Needless to say, Mel usually brings his 'A' game to the draft telecast.

In 1994, Mel went above and beyond criticizing the Colts drafting of Trev Alberts with the #5 pick. Colts GM Bill Tobin responded by attacking Kiper on ESPN, saying “who the hell is Mel Kiper anyway? He has no more credentials to do what he’s doing than my neighbor, and my neighbor’s a postman.”

For what it's worth, Kiper was right about Alberts, who went on to have a long and successful career as a Nebraska fan for ESPN. We weren't really into the NFL Draft in 1994 as we are now. Just the thought of Mel Kiper arguing with a GM over TREV ALBERTS makes our day, and earns a spot in the top 5 draft moments.

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