Old Man Game wrote:I'm not on board with the trading down thing, but this does seem a year it'd be good to have one or a couple early second round picks. Guys like Ojeleye, Diallo, Jordan Bell, possibly even Jawun Evans. Lots of intriguiting guys currently mocked around the late 1st early second from what I'm seeing. I get the feeling this is one of those years there's going to be a diamond in the rough come out of that group in the 30-45 range.
I'm not so high on Ojeleye and Diallo. Ojeleye is undersized with bad measurables, which isn't a good thing—undersized guys who make a difference on both ends tend to have good wingspan and standing reach. Think he's a PF at the next level, and even if you think Faried is his comp, Faried is bigger and has better reach and wingspan. His athleticism is insane, though, so maybe that makes up for it. Diallo is all athleticism and hasn't played organized ball in a while.
Bell and Evans I like. Think Evans could be a nice steal even though he's short. Has the best wingspan of any under 6' player that's ever been in the combine (6'5.5"), and he's built thick. Not that athletic but he's a pick-and-roll killer. Bell handles and passes well for a PF and was terrific on the athletic portion of the test. Defense is obviously excellent, and block/steal/rebound usually translate well to next level.