Tough draft to mock after the first 5
Man, just redid my mock & while I already knew that this was a deep, flat draft; it really jumps out at you when guys you think could potentially go in the low to mid teens slide into the 2nd round. Plus there were a dozen guys that ended up getting left off that would have been drafted for sure most other years. On top of all that, there are so many trades that might happen, and the domino effect each of them will have, that this is just a bear of a draft to mock.
Whoever wins the mock contest tomorrow will have earned it for sure. Good luck everyone!
Solomon Alabi above Whiteside and Orton?
He's more NBA-ready than those two. That might come into play, depending on who is picking obviously. It's not my personal ranking, just a guess as to what might happen. Personally I think he's probably going to be a giant bust.
Orton reminds me of Detroit bad boy Rick Mahorn.
Think he'll have a more productive NBA career than Alabi and Whiteside.