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NFL Fans React To Mel Kiper's Bold Mock Draft Predictions

Mel Kiper debates Jabrill Peppers in the NFL Draft.

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ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. released a new mock draft for the 2021 NFL Draft and as usual it was rife with bold predictions.

For the first time ever, Kiper decided to factor in trades to his mock draft. The result was QB Zach Wilson going No. 2 overall to the Atlanta Falcons, who traded up with the New York Jets.

Kiper also had the San Francisco 49ers trading up to No. 7 to take QB Justin Fields, and the New England Patriots trading up to No. 9 to take QB Trey Lance.

As with any mock draft from a top network analyst, NFL fans are sharply divided. Fans of teams who feel like they get screwed over in a trade are especially heated right now.

But Ohio State fans are happy to see that Kiper is taking such a supportive stance of Fields.

Mel Kiper doesn't exactly have a perfect track record when it comes to predicting drafts, or which players will succeed. But neither does anyone else for the most part.

There's about two months until the 2021 NFL Draft, and that we haven't even see free agency yet.

No doubt Kiper's latest mock draft and just about everyone else's will change dramatically after free agency starts in a few weeks. And there's still time for big trades to be made.

How many picks that Mel Kiper made do you think will come true?