Ball-handling skills allow him to be a point forward-type player
Excels when attacking the basket
Relenteless on the boards
Solid defenisve player whether inside or on the perimeter
Inconsistent three-point shooter who has not shown great signs of improvement
Relies on his athleticism too much which won't fly at the next level
Doesn't have great discipline on the court
Tries to do too much sometimes
Summary: One extremely stupid decision likely cost Smith from hearing his name called at the NBA Draft. The former Volunteer was kicked off the team after being arrested on a gun possession and just recently signed a two-month contract with a Turkish team. NBA teams will be turned off by Smith now due to his character issues, but there is a chance that if Smith flourishes in Turkey and is given a second chance, he could still have a slim shot of being a future NBA'er.
Player Comparison: Thabo Sefolosha. Sefolosha is a young player who does a lot of things well on the court, but doesn't shine bright in any particular area. Still, Sefolosha has found a niche with his all-around ability on the court - something Smith must do as well. Outside shooting is neither player's strong suit.
@shimmy I agree that Walker is a fantastic athlete, but comparing his numbers to Bosa does not really hold up. Bosa played true 4-3 DE against the corn fed Big 10 O-lines. I think Walker is a 3-4 OLB at the next level. Both have elite talent, just different. Bosa has a bit more power, and Walker has more speed and quickness.
I dont think number 34 will get Garrapulo. I think S.F. will have to trade the nunber 2 pick for Garrapolo, pick 32 and a fourth rounder from N.E. . S.F. absolutely dont need another 3-4 d.e./u.t. type and the value for q.b isnt there at number 2. I think N.E. mives up to 2 and takes Allen.
I've been on a hiatus with draft work lately and was focused on my Draft Prospect Rankings which you could find in the rants on this site. So, I figured doing one more before the Combine where more prospect movement could occur to see where I stand before and after with those prospects. So, without further adieu here we go!