Explosive finisher known for some highlight reel dunks
Runs the floor well
Ball-handling for a guy his size
Ability to attack the basket
Good range on his jump shot
Tough matchup in that he can post up smaller defenders or take bigger, slower guys off the dribble
Quick spin move on the block
Length is a major asset
Has great upside
Tends to space out on the defensive end
Gets whistled for dumb fouls due to a lack of discipline on defense
Decision-making as he sometimes tries to be too much of a point guard-type with his passes
All-around offensive game needs to be polished
Inconsistent outside shooter
Free throw shooting
Needs to do a better of job of handling double teams
Aggressiveness on the glass and as a shot blocker
Summary: Garcia blew up early on for Seattle University in his first year of Division I college hoops, earning him a lot of buzz as a potential first-round pick. However, as the season wore on, Garcia struggled to show the dominance he displayed early in the 2009-2010 season. Due to his size, athleticism and potential, he will likely get several second-round looks but will need to groom his game before he can crack an NBA rotation.
Player Comparison: Earl Clark. Garcia reminds me of Clark in that he is a tremendous athlete for someone his size. Both players are at their best when attacking the basket due to their ability to take defenders off the dribble and finish with authority at the rim. Clark entered the league with a ton of upside and like Garcia, who will need to polish his outside shot before he is a consistent contributor at the next level.
No real objection to the Watkins pick for Cleveland in the 3rd, but if there is an olinemen there worthy of the pick it should be that. We need olinemen in a bad way. Also we are getting Desmond Bryant back and have Shelton, modern, and Nassib who is a promising prospect
Good mock draft. But as a life-long Raiders fan who watched every game I can tell you our LB corps was sufficient. The Media may not know names like Perry Riley Jr. or Ben Heeney but they played exceptionally well when called upon. An OLB to replace Malcolm Smith however would be a good idea. But I think we need a RB, one like D'onta Freeman or Dalvin Cook. Latavius is a poor RB who runs too upright and gives up at the end of runs. We can't always rely on Derek Carr to carry the team. Peppers is definitely an exceptional player but with Reggie Nelson, Karl Joseph, and of course, Khalil Mack, LB/S is not a pressing issue. Interior DL or RB.
What an exciting weekend of football that was and we're one step closer to the Super Bowl. Sadly, more teams have been set in their draft position after this weekend. Getting closer to the deadline to declare for the draft to help round out this draft class. As per usual please leave comments and reactions I always try to reply and give some feedback.