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Former Gamecock Jadeveon Clowney says he's ready to get to work in NFL

...Hoge said Clowney, while gifted, was "atrocious" when it came to the game's fundamentals. His ESPN colleague, Mel Kiper Jr., thinks Clowney has it all and should be the No. 1 pick."I don't know how you can take anybody over Clowney...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-04-26/former-gamecock-jadeveon-
Gamecocks starJadeveon Clowney plays final home game

...or concerned about protecting what could be a guaranteed $22 million as the NFL's top draft pick.ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said earlier this month he still considered Clowney the draft's top prospect.Clowney, who had a strained muscle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2013-11-29/gamecocks-starjadeveon-cl
Georgia's Murray to weigh pros, cons of NFL

...entering the NFL Draft.The redshirt junior is rated as a top-75 overall prospect by some draft analysts. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. views Murray as a "potential second-, third-round" pick.Underclassmen have until Jan. 15 to declare for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2012-12-12/georgias-murray-weigh-pro
Ex-Clemson star DeAndre Hopkins out to silence critics

...Swinney said the player needed another year of overall development to be better prepared for the NFL. ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said in December that Hopkins should stay for his senior year. But Hopkins believed he'd accomplished all he could...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2013-03-13/ex-clemson-star-deandre-h
Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones to enter NFL Draft

...next level holds for me."Jones, who leads the nation in sacks, is a projected top-10 overall pick. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. lists him as his No. 1 prospect. If he indeed goes in the top 10, he'd be the first Bulldogs defensive player...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-01-04/georgia-linebacker-jarvis-jo
Marcus Lattimore's draft status uncertain

...the same first-round talent he was before getting hurt.Not all are certain that's the case.ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has called Lattimore a wild card in the process.Lattimore has done what he could to help his cause, finishing up...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-04-24/marcus-lattimores-draft-s
South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney has Heisman hopes in 2013

...size, speed and maturity that would make him the No. 1 draft pick in April if he were eligible, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said last week. "I don't think there would be any doubt about that," Kiper said.South Carolina coach Steve...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2012-12-18/south-carolinas-jadeveon-
Gamecocks' Lattimore declares for NFL Draft

...experts are puzzled about Lattimore's prospects next April."I just put wild card next to his name," ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said on a media conference call Tuesday.Lattimore had told Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier before a student rally...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2012-12-12/gamecocks-lattimore-decla
South Carolina star Clowney to work with new position coach

...enjoy playing for him," Spurrier said.Expectations for Clowney next season already through the roof. Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. projected Clowney as the top selection if he were eligible this year and Spurrier's frequently called his standout...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-01-30/south-carolina-football-starjadev
Chaos theory rules the draft

...named exercise in futility in sports. Anything in which Mel Kiper Jr. is considered the pre-eminent expert is ripe for...column and one that might actually be read by athletes or Mel Kiper Jr. Let's move on.) The NFL Draft is a perfect illustration...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/22/mic_451014.shtml
Scott Michaux