Let’s hop in the Wayback Machine for a quick trip to 1996.
The other day I was looking for a football book and stumbled across Mel Kiper’s 1996 Draft Update. This is a small booklet (26 pages) that he used to put out in April as a follow-up to his bigger blue books. Mel had a full mock draft in the back of the book.
Let’s look at who the Eagles did take:
1 – OL Jermane Mayberry
2 – TE Jason Dunn
2 – FS Brian Dawkins
3 – QB Bobby Hoying
4 – LB Ray Farmer
5 – LB Whit Marshall
6 – DE Steve White
6 – TE Tony Johnson
6 – WR Phillip Riley
Now let’s take a look at who Mel Kiper had us taking…
1 – TE Jason Dunn
2 – WR Stepfret Williams
2 – QB Bobby Hoying
3 – FS Ryan Stewart
4 – LB Eric Unverzagt
5 – WR Jermaine Lewis
6 – RB Ricky Whittle
6 – DE Kelvin Kinney
6 – FB Maurice Hampton
The horror, the horror. No Dawk!!!
Terrible job, Melvin. The 1996 draft would have been a huge disaster if Mel had his way.
Dunn was a bust as a pass catcher, but was a good blocker and STer.
Williams had 37 career catches and 2 TDs.
Hoying is Hoying.
Stewart started 2 games in his career and had 1 INT.
Ungverzagt played in 9 games as a STer.
Lewis did have 6 PR TDs. He was okay as a WR for a couple of years, but never developed.
Whittle played 1 year and never scored a TD.
Kinney started 12 games for WAS in 1998 and had 1 sack.
Doesn’t look like Hampton ever played.
What was that Bill Tobin said about Mel and the postman?