Outstanding fundamentals on both ends of the floor
Passing ability for a big man
Handles the ball well for his size
Runs the floor as well as any center in college basketball
Defending pick and rolls
Extremely active on both ends of the floor
Terrific feel for the game
Lacks the go-to scoring ability of a top prospect
Too easily pushed off the block when trying to establish position
Adding to his mid-range game
Summary: There just aren't many seven-footers with Zeller's combination of skill, athleticism, and feel for the game. He is not loaded with as much upside as most underclassmen draft prospects; needs to add some strength and doesn't figure to be a true franchise big man, but will still be one of the top picks in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Player Comparison: Anderson Varejao. This is a tough one for me since I want to steer away from the Tyler Zeller comparison. Like Varejao, Zeller is extremely active on both ends of the floor, but not very physical and fairly limited to scoring about the basket. I think Zeller's ceiling in the NBA is being an important role starter like Varejao, but not somebody who can be one of the top scoring options on a playoff team.
@Steeler Fan 3:16 OLB is a need, but it shouldn't be... Dupree looks like he's on his way to join Jarvis Jones in Bustville. I would like them to get a good edge rusher, but i'm not trusting their scouting Department or GM Colbert at this time. Steelers drafting OLB's these days are like the Browns drafting QB's...
@Big Al Sadly, before the Steelers draft an OLB, they need to overhaul the scouting department, because they haven't had anyone good that doesn't wear #92 over the last several years, and that was due to very bad drafting. Might be worth taking an under-hyped mid-rounder there.. as for their #1 pick, i'd like to see what they do with that former Temple guy before using a #1 on another ILB. as for QB, the last vet they brought in was QBDK. There's just not that much out there, so drafting one would make sense, unless we want another year of Landry Jones! ARGH!!!!!!!!