Uses ball fakes to create space to get off his shot
Able finisher when he gets to the rim
Too often falls in love with his jumper
Needs to be more aggressive in attacking the basket
Ball-handling could use improvement in iso situations
Tends to show his frustration when his shot is not falling and carries it over to the defensive end
Not a great perimeter defender
Summary: Buford has been a solid player throughout his collegiate career but has not elevated his game to a consistent point where he will be a surefire first-round pick. More than likely, Buford will be a role player at best in the NBA and figures to be a late first/early second-round pick.
Player Comparison: John Salmons. Both Salmons and Buford are athletic enough to get to the basket but rely more on their outside jumper as their best weapon. I am not sure Buford will put up the numbers that Salmons has in recent years, but remember that Salmons was a late first-round pick who didn't find his niche in the league until fifth season. Buford could develop into that type of scorer if he finds the right landing spot.
@Coleton Carson Palmer was extended in the offseason through the 2018 season. This signals that they will probably try to get by with him at QB and improve in other areas first (for example, the offensive line). If they're lucky, they might even start losing more and improve their draft position. By the time the 2019 draft rolls around, they can draft a QB into team that has good tools to work with.