Berman: Whoa Nellie! Stine goes off the board for Fran Tarkenton. Mel, you had him around the 4th or 5th round.
Kiper: [clearly disgusted] Give me a break! There are two clear-cut winners on the board, and Stine goes for a scrambler who’s won fewer Super Bowls than Trent Dilfer? Fran Tarkenton was a nice player for a long time, but to put him in the top-15 when he hasn’t won anything, and nobody but his mother would pick him here... well, this is a titanic reach.
Berman: So who does MikeT take here, Bradshaw or Aikman?
Kiper: Let’s go back to Stine’s pick. THREE humiliating Super Bowl losses for Tarkenton. He was given the best defense of that generation and he parlayed it into… what? An inspirational book business for also-rans? All three of the quarterbacks that beat him should have been picked before him; Bradshaw, Griese, and Stabler. Sure, he has longevity on his side, but so does Vinny Testaverde. This is the first really questionable pick of this draft. The Rodgers pick looks like Jerry Rice compared to this.