Mel Kiper was the founder of Draft Publications, Inc. in 1981. Today the company, now called Mel Kiper Enterprises, Inc., provides professional analysis of the NFL draft. In addition, Kiper frequently participates in programs such as ESPN's "SportsCenter" and ESPN radio, offering expert advice and predictions of the NFL draft.
Mel Kiper, whose full name is Melvin Adam Kiper, Jr., was born on July 25,1960. He attended Essex Community College in Baltimore. As of 2015, he is married to his wife Kim, and the couple have one daughter. His wife Kim assists with running the company from their home in Baltimore, Maryland.