Reminder: Mel Kiper Stinks At Actually Evaluating NFL TalentKyle Wagner5/08/14 12:36pmFiled to: nfl draftmel kiperRegressing2EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink While Big Mel does OK for himself in mock drafts, though not overly OK, we thought it would be prudent to remind you that the last time we looked, Kiper's pre-draft rankings (which are his estimations of how good the players are, not where they will be drafted) stunk pretty hard. Advertisement Last year, Tim Burke took a look at draft classes five and 10 years back, and how Kiper's rankings held up. They were not great! In the year since, no one in the '08 class has really shaken out—remember, this is career cumulative value, so that's hard to do in one season—though Aquib Talib had himself a very good season. You can see the original piece in full below.