Ability to finish with either hand around the hoop
Soft touch inside
Utilizes hook shot
Gives good effort on the glass
Uses his length to his advantage
High basketball IQ
Not very physical inside
Must become stronger
Shies away from contact
Consistency with jump shot
Lateral quickness as a defender
Summary: Zeller has been a solid and consistent big man during his career at North Carolina. He runs the floor as well as any true center in college basketball which shows his athleticism and effort for the a seven-footer. However, his lack of strength and physicality is a concern as he transitions to the next level. With his skill level though, he can be a solid back-up center in the NBA and should garner mid-late first-round looks.
Player Comparison: Dan Gadzuric. Gadzuric had a decent run in the NBA as a backup center, but his lack of physicality and ability to bang down low resulted in him being out of the league. Zeller is more offensively skilled than Gadzuric, but the two are similar due to their relatively solid athleticism and lack of strength. Zeller should have a longer and more productive career than Gadzuric, but has some of the same physical limitations.
@MockDraftMan14 Thank you, I appreciate you reading my ramblings and opinions on what teams should try to look for come next April. I know, I may over value blockers more than some which, is what most likely differs the most from your rankings. In the end, it's only June so who knows what's going to happen.
While we greatly differ on prospect rankings, something that should be assumed this early in the process, I see great thought was put into each pick and they all make sense when looked at through your perspective on the players. Great job!
Out of sheer boredom and the upcoming NBA draft has gotten me itching to make a new mock draft. Of course the NFL draft is a whole lot less predictable than the NBA draft, but also provides more success stories than the NBA draft. Again, I used schedules to determine each team's records and if you get upset with me just remember it's June and a whole lot can change by next April.