With the draft lottery completed, the draft less than a month away and the predraft combine beginning today we take our first look at the various mock drafts around the web. We have taken eight mock drafts from different sources and placed them side-by-side to attempt to get a handle on where most experts believe the various prospects will land.
The average projected draft order is tabulated and listed in the column RCS Average Selection; this does not take into account who a specific team is projected to pick, it is just a list of players in the order of their average draft position across the mock drafts used. The Common Pick column looks at the mode selection at each spot among all eight mock drafts. If no Common Pick is selected it means that at least three players were selected by an equal number of mock drafts at that spot.
Obviously Kentucky's Anthony Davis is the unanimous top projected selection, but after that things open up with three different players projected at the number two spot to the Bobcats (Kansas PF Thomas Robinson, Kentucky SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and Florida SG Bradley Beal). Perhaps after this week's combine the picture will start to clear up.