Christian Watford, SF, Indiana, Jr.
While the college basketball world is glowing about Cody Zeller's impact at Indiana, Watford has played just as big a role in their turnaround. At 6-9, he is a tough matchup due to inside/outside ability. Watford can get to the rim against bigger defenders but also post up smaller guys. His most impressive improvement has come beyond the arc where he his hitting 50 percent of his triple tries. I think he would for sure be a first-round pick if he declares this Spring.
Tony Wroten, PG, Washington, Fr.
Tony Wroten is still turning the ball over way too often and struggles from the perimeter, but has all the intangibles to be a very good NBA point guard. His 6-5 height gives him the ability to back down defenders and also use his length to pester ball handlers defensively. What really stands out is his ability to slash to the bucket and finish around the rim. Wroten might actually be the best point guard prospect in the country.
Tony Mitchell, SF, North Texas, Fr.
The former Mizzou commit just became eligible after the first semester so it has taken him some time to get back in the swing of actual game action since he had not played in a game for a year and a half. That patience paid off when he posted a 34-point, 16-rebound performance against South Alabama. Mitchell is insanely athletic, and at 6-8, he has good size for a NBA small forward. If he can continue to improve as an outside shooter, he should be able to put up more dominating performances in the Sun Belt. He has the potential of being a lottery pick.
Fuquan Edwin, SF, Seton Hall, Soph.
Edwin's emergence has been one of the key reasons for the Hall's surprising start to the season. He has good size, strength and athleticism for a wing player and is not afraid to get after it on the defensive end as he leads the nation in steals. Edwin has shown improvement with his outside shooting as is somebody to keep an eye on for the future.
2012 NBA Draft Stock: Selling
Myck Kabongo, PG, Texas, Fr.
In his last three games, Kabongo is averaging 5.7 points, 3.3 assists, and four turnovers per game. He is obviously a very talented player, but it has taken him some time to adjust to running the point at the college level. I am not sure how much of his struggles are related to play on a young Longhorn team, but at this point, he might be better off returning for his sophomore season since I cannot see him being a lottery pick like most thought prior to the start of the season.
Joe Jackson, PG, Memphis, Soph.
There was talk of Jackson possibly transferring from Memphis, but the hometown kid has been unable to sustain any level of consistency in his sophomore season. Turnovers were a huge issue last year for Jackson, and while he has cut down this season, he has more turnovers than points or assists in his last three games. Until he improves his feel as a point guard and improves his decision-making, there should be no real threat of Jackson leaving Memphis early for the NBA.
For starters, the bears had a top 10 passing defense, ranking higher than the Seahawks. They need more people on the defensive line if anything on defense. Sure their safety could be upgraded, but they can save that for later rounds. The ravens have more needs than at WR. I doubt they address that hole left so early. Next, how in God's name do you not address the Saints' need for a pass rusher or secondary player? Sure it is okay to start in the middle of the field, but they need to start where they are weak the most. Also, The titans are NOT going to pass up on Corey Davis at pick 18. They need a no. 1 WR and he is one of the best in the draft.
@Claymaker I am a bit 50/50 on him where I can see him turning into something, but I can also see him be a bust. Preferably I like my top corners to come in with good technique and not be selected hoping he can learn it in the NFL. As we have all seen the NFL is quick to pull the plug on coaches and GMs so I would rather not spend a top pick on a player who is still very raw. For some reason I have this Justin Gilbert feeling in my gut on him, but who knows he can prove me wrong.