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The verdict is not out on Festus Ezeli.
He was a quality player for Vanderbilt in his senior season and presents a huge, domineering force in the paint.
Defensively, Ezeli's 2.6 blocks per game were excellent. His massive 7'0", 265 pound frame makes him the ideal size for a center built to clog up a lane.
Where Ezeli struggles, though, are in some crucial areas.
First, the Nigerian native doesn't possess a keen understanding of the game. He's slow on pick-and-roll defense, and can get burned easily by more athletic players, according to Draftexpress.com.
Ezeli also doesn't rebound well, despite his enormous 7'6" wingspan, which is perplexing to say the least.
What Ezeli will provide is a big, defensive force inside.
Yet with a lack of an offensive game, Ezeli will be more of a liability on the floor than a catalyst.
A late first-round pick is simply too risky for the Vanderbilt center.