ESPN Analyst Mel Kiper answered questions about the 2013 NFL Draft on Wednesday.
The draft takes place on April 25 through the 27.
Former OU quarterback Landry Jones, center, watches as Trevor Knight throws during a spring practice in March. Knight is battling to replace Jones. AP Photo
Wanted to ask you about Landry Jones. Last year when he was considering coming out, he was sort of thought of maybe as a first round prospect. He kind of had a better statistically senior year than junior year, but his stock has dropped considerably. Why do you think that’s happened?
MEL KIPER, JR.: Well, I think his performance leveled off from where he was early on when he was considered to be the next Sam Bradford. Now you look at some bad decisions, inaccurate throws. When he gets pressured a little bit in the pocket, some things break down fundamentally.
He’s got talent. The kid’s got a lot of ability. If you can harness that ability, develop that talent, you might have something.
I think he went from being a first round potential and first round talent as a young quarterback to somebody who leveled off, didn’t progress to the point you expected, and is now considered a third or fourth round pick.
I was going to ask you more about Luke Joeckel. Is he pretty solidified at number one?
MEL KIPER, JR.