This draft is a bit deeper than most recent drafts so I agree with the top 15 that others have said, in a normal draft this kid is probably top 7.
As said he would have been the 2nd best d-man behind Popeye, err umm Seth Jones, the league is starting to look a d-men a lot different than it used to.
With the growth and stellar play of guys like Doughty, Weber, Suter, Hamilton(I know not same class as the others mentioned, but damn impressive as a rookie) etc... young studs on the blue line are becoming more and more valuable.
He is NHL ready, and he is defensively solid, not an offensive minded guy who needs sharpen his D game (The aforementioned Hamilton comes to mind).
But like I said this is predicted to be a deep draft of NHL ready players, so he is probably top 15.
Had he played in a major tournament before the draft and played as well as he has played for the Wings so far, that probably puts him top 7 even in this draft. Now if he scored as well as played this well defensively he probably gets picked right after Jones.
Instead, he is a WING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH M****R F****R!!
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