Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young, appearing on the ESPN football show Audibles, identified Scott Pioli as the big winner of the NFL draft. Young compared the Chiefs' first-round pick with a player who has caught 153 touchdowns in his career.
"Jonathan Baldwin is the next Terrell Owens," Young said. "They got Ricky Stanzi in the fifth [round]; he's the next Matt Schaub. [Second-round pick] Rodney Hudson, he's a great, versatile offensive guard. I thought the Kansas City Chiefs got exactly what they wanted."
Young said these words wearing a mustard-colored blazer and an open-collared, aqua-blue shirt. ESPN differentiates Audibles from its other NFL shows by shooting in Los Angeles, soliciting input from Facebook users and relaxing the dress code.
Young's analysis was rejected by fellow panelist Trent Dilfer, who said Baldwin was a reach, calling him a "big, tall guy who can't run real well."
But Mel Kiper Jr., who made a cameo on the show, was also excited by what the Chiefs did. Referring to Stanzi as "my guy," Kiper expressed shock that the quarterback from Iowa lasted until the 135th pick. "Matt Cassel, look out, in a couple of years, this guy's going to challenge you for your job," Kiper said.
Kiper followed the Audibles dress code and did not wear a tie for the appearance. Former Chiefs coach Herm Edwards, another Audibles regular, squealed with delight at the sight of Kiper's throat flesh, stating -- shouting, really -- that he was reminded of a hot, young John Travolta.