ESPN's Chad Ford on each of Detroit's picks

Chad Ford has posted his reaction to every pick in the draft. Here are his takes on each player the Pistons picked. Ford on Drummond:

I think this is where the reward starts to outweigh the risk for the Pistons in terms of taking Drummond. And he winds up in a perfect situation in Detroit. The Pistons need a shot-blocker and rebounder in the paint to pair with Greg Monroe. Drummond is a project, but he has as much upside as anyone else in the draft other than Anthony Davis. The question, and it’s a real one, is whether he’ll reach it.

Ford on Middleton:

I really like Middleton. He’s a smooth scorer with a great midrange game. He was projected as a first-round pick last year but injuries hurt his stock. A nice pick for Detroit here.

Ford on English:

The Pistons traded away Ben Gordon and felt they needed scoring. English shot the lights out from 3 as a senior and was incredibly efficient for Missouri. He really started coming on in workouts. He’s skinny, but English will fill a big need for the Pistons.

Honestly, I was a little surprised that Ford seemed so high on the Middleton pick, considering he had Middleton ranked 48th among his top 100 prospects. As I said last night, my issue with Middleton is not so much that I don’t think he’ll be good. It’s just that the Pistons have about 37 small forwards on their roster right now.

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