LOL wow, just when you thought the Raiders were turning a new leaf, they waste 24 million dollars on a scrub. The Raiders totally wasted that money on Nate Allen when they could have used that to sign a superior safety such as Reggie Nelson, Tashaun Gibson, Eric Weddle, etc.
While I'm not completely against the pick of Darron Lee, I think I would prefer they take Hunter Henry in this situation. They need a guy that can go up the middle of the field the way Finley did a few years ago. That would give them a way to combat any setback from Nelson. The pick will change though, when Thompson hopefully goes out and gets a starting quality free agent, although I won't be holding my breath.
Length helps him on the boards and dunk over opponents
High character kid
Has lost about 90 pounds since his freshman season but still needs to work on his conditioning as he averages less than 20 minutes a game
Struggles running the court and getting back on defense
Not very quick laterally
Limited with his jump shot
Free throw shooting
Summary: Pittman has worked himself into first-round status as he continues to be a dominant presence in the paint. His stamina is still a major concern and until he gets in better shape, he will likely be nothing more than a bench guy averaging 12-15 minutes at the next level. But still, his size and efficiency when he is on the court makes him worthy of a first-round pick.
Player Comparison: Eddy Curry. Since entering the league, Curry has shown flashes of being a dominant big man but has never been able to put it all together due to weight issues. Pittman faces similar questions as he finishes his college career. If he can get in better shape and avoid injury issues, he should be a more productive pro, but for now, their games and size are very similar.