Can put the ball on the deck for a couple dribbles and get to the basket, especially against slower defenders
Great athleticism for a 6-10 player
Runs the floor well
Uses his length to his advantage especially on the boards and defensive end
Gets out-physicaled by bigger opponents
Tends to go for the blocked shot which gets him out of position as a rebounder
Too often settles for a fallaway jumper rather than attacking the basket
Needs to be more aggressive inside
Summary: Brackins has to be kicking himself for not turning pro after his sophomore season as his numbers and stock have taken a hit during his junior year. He probably would have been a safe bet for a lottery pick last summer but will fall into the 20s, possibly even the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft that has a lot more talented post players than the 2009 NBA Draft did.
Player Comparison: Hakim Warrick. Brackins is a tall, but not very physical power forward who seems to feel more comfortable facing the basket or with the ball on the perimeter than banging down low. Warrick was in the same mold because of his slim build and that ultimately hurt his stock when he was drafted. Brackins has the potential to develop into a more physical inside player, but has yet to show that steady aggressiveness at Iowa State.
These guys claim to be insiders and super knowledgable yet haven't even updated for the Titans Rams comp pick trade which gives the Rams Rd3(5) pick, which has been official since last Thursday. Talk about phoning it in what a pile of garbage.
Jabrill Peppers would not fit Tampa's defense. He is a safety, but the certain safety that would be compatible with their defense. The Bucs had a guy similar to him in Mark Barron who is now with the Rams, because he did not fit the defense. The Bucs taking Peppers would be dumber than trading up for Roberto Aguayo, IMO.