Does a great job of getting his hand in passing lanes
Incredible basketball IQ
Lacks ideal athleticism for an NBA two guard
Played entirely in a 2-3 zone so doesn't have much man-to-man experience on defense
Summary: Known primarily as a three-point assassin during his career at Syracuse, Rautins developed into a solid all-around player which makes him an interesting prospect. A team that is need of an intelligent sharpshooter might take a chance on him in the second round. His lack of ideal athleticism limits his potential effectiveness at the next level but I still think he could be a valuable bench player for some team.
Player Comparison: Anthony Parker. Parker has made a living in the NBA due to his three-point shooting and defensive abilities which have allowed him to be a valuable role player. Rautins will need to be a similar player if he has any hopes of playing in the NBA. Parker actually spent a few years overseas before returning to the NBA which might be a path Rautins will also have to take.
@Mark C. I was going to point out to Walter that people can actually travel and most people attending games don't live within walking distance of the stadiums. A 4 or 5 hour drive to go see a game is absolutely nothing. It's only 8 regular season home games each season after all.
Here we are a little over a month away from the big draft. Last year at this time the big trades were happening. Fantasy Football junkie so I love the draft. Had a few thoughts on the top 6 players from the 2016 draft ( was cool how they actually panned out ) so I thought I`d do it again this year. Went with 12 players this year.
Most intriguing ?? Watson-Trubisky-Mahomes & Kizer... Once again , just like last year, the QB position has the most questions and interest.
Safest picks? Garrett-Thomas-Adams & Barnett all look nfl ready.
Most athletic? Peppers-Samuel-Melifonwu & Ross... (GARRETT)
Just wow on how deep this draft class is.
I believe there are no franchise QB's in this draft, possible for teams to trade into the lower 1st round to grab a QB. Defense is deep, especially in the secondary and that makes this draft a crapshoot.