D Seth Jones - Portland Winterhawks (2013 Draft)
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12-09-2012, 11:05 AM
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Jones appears to be to be a superior athlete, and extremely physically (and perhaps even "mentally") gifted, but if he went 1st overall I'd have to say he was the least talented 1st overall to come around since Stefan, and might be lucky to end up having the impact of, say, a Jovanovski. Love the athlete, but don't love the hockey player
much (plenty to love about 6'4" with a RH shot, though). Still plenty of potential, but not sure I'd skip
else to pick him unless big athletic defense was a much, much higher priority on draft day.
So he's extremely gifted physically and mentally but yet he's on par talent-wise with a Stefan? To me, this smacks of an analysis based more on the fact Jones is the son of a former NBA player than anything else. In other words-not all that well-informed.
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