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We're less than three weeks to the draft. Here's a quick look at what the mocks are saying:

Site

Pick (Comparable NBA Player)

Draft Express

Alexis Ajinca (LaMarcus Aldridge)

Vegan Fish Tacos

Bill Walker (Jerry Stackhouse)

College Hoops Net

Bill Walker (Jerry Stackhouse)

Hoops Addict

Bill Walker (Jerry Stackhouse)

Draft Daddy

Bill Walker (Jerry Stackhouse)

Hoops Vibe

Brandon Rush (Eddie Jones)

ESPN

Chris Douglas-Roberts (Jerry Stackhouse)

Real GM

Chris Douglas-Roberts (Jerry Stackhouse)

Recliner GM

Chris Douglas-Roberts (Jerry Stackhouse)

NBA Draft Guru

Chris Douglas-Roberts (Jerry Stackhouse)

Melo Back Pedal

Chris Douglas-Roberts (Jerry Stackhouse)

My NBA Draft

Courtney Lee (Anthony Parker)

Hoops Report

Courtney Lee (Anthony Parker)

NBA-Draft

Courtney Lee (Anthony Parker)

Sporting News

Jason Thompson (Mark Blount)

NBA Mock

Robin Lopez (Joakim Noah)

Ridiculous Upside

Richard Hendrix (Paul Millsap)

NBA Draft Net

Ryan Anderson (Troy Murphy)

Inside Hoops

Ty Lawson (T.J. Ford)

Draft Specialist

Wayne Ellington (Michael Redd)

With draft workouts more than a week underway, there are two very interesting trends. First, numerous mocks that had us picking a big now have us picking a wing. The above chart is dominated by the likes of Lee, CDR, and Walker; even Wayne Ellington makes an appearance. The second thing that stands out is how much CDR has dropped in numerous mocks. About a month ago, virtually everyone had him as a lock top-20 selection. Now with a few workouts over, not so much. I think it's not his fault as much as it's other prospects doing very well in their workouts. My gut feeling is CDR won't drop to us. If he does, (a) we're very lucky, and (b) he's the definite choice above Lee, Walker, et al. if we draft a wing first.