Has improved his conditioning and activity on the floor
Good athlete for his size
Still raw on the offensive end
Free throw shooting
Soft despite his size, needs to develop a mean streak
Proned to foul trouble
Goaltends too often
Feel for the game
Summary: Melo is still very much a work in progress but has already shown great growth from his freshman to sophomore season. At this point, his size is his biggest asset but as he continues to develop his all-around game, he will only help his draft stock. Based on size and potential alone, he would be a first-round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Player Comparison: DeSagana Diop. Diop was a top-10 pick based on size and potential alone. Melo likely won't be taken that high; any team that drafts him will be selecting based on his upside. Diop has become nothing more than a big body in the NBA, which is what Melo will ultimately be if he doesn't groom his entire game.
Joe Berger is still a Vikings. Also Reiff actually played better on the left side in his career rather than the right side. That part probably doesnt really matter because you wont change that in your opinion just figured i'd share my side (i dont blame you for not changing it because im just some random dude comments in the comments). The Berger one does matter though because that is incorrect information.
I was brought to love football through fantasy football. I'm now trying to better myself as an all around fan and analyst of NFL teams and how they should draft according to player's talent level and scheme/culture fit. This is one of my first attempts at a mock draft with my thoughts behind each of the first round selections (and hopefully more comments on later rounds in the future). Please let me know what you think either in the comments or on Twitter @FantasyOutlaw