azwfan wrote:If we end up at 6/7 Im liking Moody right now slighly over Barnes.
At 14 I’m hoping Wagner will still be there. Im thinking someone considered for top 10 could slip. If no Wagner, hoping to trade out of that pick for a future 1st and a cheap (but useful) vet. Would add in Mulder and Paschall for salary matching purposes.
I think this draft is among the most "wide open" for picks up to #20 than we've seen in quite a while. I think there are 7 pretty "sure-fire" locks to go in the top-10: Cade, Mobley, Suggs, Green, Kuminga, Barnes, and Keon Johnson. (Not that I'm particularly sold on Johnson, but he seems to have a lot of traction and people are buying into his upside.)
Beyond that, there's a pretty healthy list of guys who could end up in the top-10, including Moody, Kispert, Jalen Johnson, Springer, Sengun, Giddey, Mitchell, Wagner, Sengun, Bouknight...... we're already up to 17 total guys, and I don't have much of a feel of how these last 10 guys fit into tiers at this point. (And there's a couple of other guys - Garuba, Ziaire Williams, Kai Jones - who haven't been mocked in the top-10 much, but consistently are in the top-20.)
The net, in my mind, is that I don't know if there's going to be a "this guy slipped out of the top-10, so we should take him if he's there at 14" situation, because I think they're all pretty close, and it will come down to specific team needs and plans.
Just my take.
Re: Barnes vs. Moody - right now, I think Barnes has more sex appeal to teams, where Moody is more predictable (high floor, but probably lower ceiling). If they're both on the board when our pick comes up, I might see if I could do a very slight trade-down (1-2 spots) to somebody who wants Barnes, with the hope of ending up with Moody and a small asset as well. I think Moody fits our need more, though Barnes has more star potential. But that could all change with the combine and other things over the next several weeks.