Position: Power Forward
Mock Draft Predictions:
bobcats.com Mock Draft Average: June 16 - No. 13
Highest Prediction: No. 10 - Inside Hoops
Lowest Prediction: No. 23 - Hoops Report
What they're saying:
ESPN: Blair is a beast in the paint. The top offensive rebounder in college hoops, he has the body of an NFL player and his 7-foot-3 wingspan allows him to play bigger than his actual height (somewhere between 6-foot-6 and 6-foot-7).
Collegehoopsnet.com: DeJuan Blair was proven to be one of the most dominant players in college this year. However, his lack of athleticism and height are big time negatives in terms of the NBA. Still, undersized power forwards are making a bit of a comeback in the NBA nowadays, so he probably will stick around the League.
NBADraft.net: Powerful post player with tremendous rebounding ability … Uses his wide base, long arms and soft hands to inhale every rebound in his area. Enjoys physical contact and understands how to position himself for rebounds … An excellent passer for a post player.
HoopsHype.com: Outworks the competition regularly inside the post thanks to his fantastic motor, toughness and intensity level. Clearly the best rebounder in college basketball. A solid interior defender who is terrific at getting in the passing lanes.
DraftExpress.com: Efficiency…ability to establish position in post…excellent hands…excellent touch…high-level productivity…excellent wingspan…excellent rebounder…NBA body.