2018 NBA Mock Draft 6.0

MADISON, WI - FEBRUARY 25: Michigan State Spartans guard/forward Miles Bridges (22) fakes going up for a shot during a college basketball game between Michigan State Spartans and the Wisconsin Badgers on February 25th, 2018 at the Kohl Center in Madison, WI. Michigan State defeats Wisconsin 68-63. (Photo by Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MADISON, WI - FEBRUARY 25: Michigan State Spartans guard/forward Miles Bridges (22) fakes going up for a shot during a college basketball game between Michigan State Spartans and the Wisconsin Badgers on February 25th, 2018 at the Kohl Center in Madison, WI. Michigan State defeats Wisconsin 68-63. (Photo by Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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player. 142. . C. Texas A&M. Robert Williams III. 15

John Wall wants an athletic big man, and the front office hypothetically delivers with Williams. Marcin Gortat and Ian Mahinmi are exactly franchise cornerstones, so some fresh legs could bode well for Washington.

While not in Bamba or Jackson’s tier as a prospect, Williams is one of the best defensive bigs in this class. His long arms and freakish athleticism made him a top-flight rim protector at A&M despite playing out of position. He can also defend the perimeter better than most bigs his size.

Williams still has some room left to grow offensively. He didn’t add a jumper like many draftniks would have liked, but his rim-running should fit nicely next to the aforementioned Wall. The Wizards can also play him at center, which will free up opportunities he didn’t have in college.