NFL draft coverage expert Mel Kiper has been a household name since he took the job at ESPN in 1984. The outspoken man and his in-depth drafts-pick information has always lived up to the expectation of NFL enthusiasts despite facing numerous credibility related controversies and “Fire Mel Kiper” outcries.
Anyway, he is an ESPN legend. It is likely that he will remain in ESPN for a long time. He wasn’t fired out of “agent Gary and analyst Mel controversy”. So, it implies he has maintained his reputation in CNN.
Infact, he signed his last ESPN contract in 2012. The contract is valid till 2018.
Now, moving on to his physical configuration, he is not a tall man with the height of 5 feet and 5 inches. However, the dashing man with the gelled-backed hairstyle and distinct face has proved that he is the man of his words. A data that dates back to the year 2000 shows that his pre-draft first-selection “predictions accuracy rate” is 80 %. That’s really hot. Don’t you think?
As of 2015, his age is 55. The Essex community college alumni was born on July, 25 1960 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Beside ESPN’s draft coverage, he co-hosts the ESPN radio’s weekend show namely “Dari and Mel” alongside ESPNU lead anchor Dari Nowkhah and occasionally appears in ESPN’s award winning SportsCenter during NFL and football seasons. However, he hasn’t ventured out to other TV shows or roles such as acting.
That doesn’t matter. He has earned a fair share of acknowledgement from NFL’s video game community. Interestingly, Mel has contributed (voice or appearance) to three popular video-games namely; ESPN NFL 2K5, NFL Head Coach and Madden NFL 07-08.
The draft-guru net worth is speculated to of $7 million US dollars. Unfortunately, his exact salary is not known. We only know that made $400 from his first ESPN NFL draft appearance.
Not only he is man of his word, but he is also a man of love. He has high regards for his business associate and wife Kim Kiper. The hubby and wife run their famous NFL focused firm namely Kiper Enterprises. Kim and Mel married in the year 1989 and the couple has only a child.
Are they an again-off again couple?
No, they aren’t. They are a deeply bonded couple. It is said that Mel is completely a different man when he is with his family, especially his daughter Lauren.
When he is with Lauren, he transitions from a football-obsessed guy to a responsible father and life-loving person.
Taking this notion in mind, it would be fair to say that Mel is the man of respect as well. Once you are a celebrity, all sorts of rumors that will try to project you to the following surround you: divorce rumors, girlfriend rumors, children crisis rumors and nevertheless, gay rumors. Impressively, he has no such rumors.
Friends or enemies, colleague or adversaries and even students or players all listen to the man of predictions.
Message to Mel- The “big board” practice during your analysis is seriously amazing.
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