Kiper had hoped to trade tight end Trey McBride to Cincinnati, but Karlaftis was the best player available at the time.
Karlaftis has been a hot issue in the media recently, with reports claiming the NFL isn’t as high on him as other experts and pundits believe.
Mel Kiper QB Ratings
Both Kiper and McShay published their top passer rankings. “Kenny Pickett (Pitt), Desmond Ridder (Cincinnati), Matt Corral (Ole Miss), and Malik Willis (Liberty) are the four signal-callers in contention to be the first off the board,” Kiper added. McShay is a huge fan of Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.