- Jan 8, 2008
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I don't know if anyone saw this yesterday, but there was an Inside Sportscenter Draft Special talking about prospects in this upcoming NFL draft. (Sorry, no link. Saw it on TV. I'm sure it's on ESPN's video archives if you want to see it bad enough.) In one of the segments, ESPN took CB Antoine Cason, RB Jacob Hester, WR Dexter Jackson and a couple of other guys to New York City for interviews and what-not. Anyway, after that segment; they put Mel Kiper on to discuss Jacob Hester as a prospect. Kiper said that several teams were interested in Hester for his versitility, saying that he reminded him of FB Brian Leonard of the rams. Kiper also spoke glowingly about Hester's ability to get those tough yards on 3rd and short situations. What really perplexed me is that he said that he can see Hester going to the Buccaneers in the 3rd round. (YES, 3rd ROUND!!!) Now, I admit that I am one of those that made one of the hundreds of Pro-Hester For The Saints threads. I would love to have him anywhere from round 5 to 7. But a 3rd round pick?! Is Kiper smoking crack, or does he know something that we don't? Hester in the 3rd round is a very bold statement, even for Kiper. Thoughts anyone?