I'm very skeptical how good of a team Minnesota really is after the Green Bay game. I feel like they are very one dimensional with Peterson, and ATL is 1st in the league in YPG against the run(against fairly easy rushing opponents). As long as Atlanta clamps down vs the run, they should win this game. They will still have a balanced offense with Coleman at rb. With Harrison Smith out, Julio should have a huge game vs Rhodes without Smith over top. Minnesota will obviously try anything to stop Julio, but he is so damn good. Minnesota has the advantage in that Atlanta is so unreliable to bet on as of late which is scary. Also, Minnesota has the x-factor in their special teams.
Has showed steady improvement in his two years at Florida State
Offensive game is still very raw
Must work on his mid-range/face-up game
Looks uncomfortable when the ball is in his hands on the perimeter
Sometimes over-aggressive as a shot blocker leaving the weak side open
Needs to get stronger
Footwork needs to improve on both ends especially defensively when guarding outside the paint
Will have to become better in pick and roll situations at the next level.
Summary: Anytime a player is 7-1 and has shown the potential of Alabi, NBA scouts have their interest piqued. Alabi is still a work in progress and probably will not be ready to contribute in the NBA right away, but his potential and size will likely get him several late first-round looks. I still think he would have been better off returning to school and working on his offensive game, likely assuring him a spot in next year's lottery.
Player Comparison: Johan Petro. Petro was the 25th pick in the 2005 NBA Draft solely due to his size and potential. Alabi is in the same category and figures to be taken around the same area, although he is probably more seasoned with his game than Petro was when he entered the league. For Alabi to have a more productive NBA career than Petro, his offensive game must improve and he will need to become stronger and more physical. If not, he will be nothing more than a backup center just like Petro.