Actually, I liked what Charlie did for the Rams.
He picked QB Connor Cook in the first round for the Rams and then selected a WR
for their first pick in the second round. I liked the WR pick at #38 for the
Ravens better than his #41 selection for the Rams because he, Josh Doctson, was
faster than Tyler Boyd and could get better separation. A big problem the Rams
have is that their receivers can't get separation.
38. Ravens: </span>Tyler
Boyd, WR, Pittsburg-6’2”,190 LBS-has
speed to go with his size, was impressive
against good defensive backs in 2014, including Virginia Tech's tough secondary, broke some of Larry Fitzgerald’s freshman records.
41. Rams-Josh Doctson WR TCU-6’3’,195 LBS-big
strong WR, good in end zone, but lacks speed, and may not gain separation
against NFL backs.
Since the Rams lost this week and the Ravens won,
they have the same record now, but the Ravens beat the Rams. So now the Rams
would be picking before the Ravens.
Shoots the ball at a high percentage from deep and the free-throw line
Effective with the catch and shoot
Very quick, especially in transition
Pesky on-the-ball defender with quick hands
Strength helps offset lack of height
Isn't afraid to take it at bigger defenders
Likes having the ball in his hands in pressure situations
Got himself in great condition after coming to college a bit overweight (played all 40 minutes in 11 games as a junior)
Undersized for an NBA point guard
Played a lot of zone at Arizona and will need to prove he can handle man-to-man defense
Lacks any explosiveness at the basket
Not a great leaper
Summary: If Wise were 6-2, he would probably be a first-round talent. But he's not. He is generously listed as 5-10, but is more around 5-8 or 5-9. The kid can ball and made a major leap in his junior season, but still doesn't translate well into the NBA which is why he will likely be a late-second round pick or go undrafted. (Interesting tidbit: Only two players under 6-0 have been drafted since 2001: Nate Robinson and T.J. Ford)
Player Comparison: Speedy Claxton. Claxton stands at 5-11, but as his nickname suggests, he uses his quickness as well as his knack for scoring and finding teammates to keep a job in the Association. Wise will have to follow suit if he is going to make a career in the NBA.