Dallas will be picking in the 20s. And - after 4 sub par seasons - they've moved Mo Claiborne to the other side of the field (where he is a natural fit) and he is only jussssssssst starting to play up to his potential. That said. they'll probably go defense in the first round. So. Look for a CB or LB here. (TBD by Jaylon Smith's recovery.)
Embraces playing inside and doesn't try to be something he is not
NBA ready build
Attacks the glass
Length helps offset his lack of great ups
Mobility; moves quicker than you would expect from a player his size
Range out to the three-point line
Needs to improve as a pick-and-roll defender
Guarding quicker players on the perimeter
Summary: Sullinger figures to be the fourth Buckeye big man in the past five years to be one-and-done. He is a beast down low, and loves throwing his body around and being physical in the paint. The former two-time Mr. Ohio Basketball is not the greatest athlete in the world which might make his transition to the NBA a little more difficult, but he is still a top-10 pick if he declares after his freshman campaign.
Player Comparison: Elton Brand. Brand came into the league somewhat limited by his 6-9 height, but made up for it with his ability to out-physical his opponents. That describes Sullinger perfectly. The Buckeye freshman does not yet have the perimeter game that Brand did when he entered the league but should make a similar impact from the get-go.