Editors note: This is the fourth in a series examining top prospects in the NBA Draft. Profiles are based on conversations with NBA general managers and scouts.
Perhaps no player will help or hurt his draft stock at the Chicago combine and during individual workouts than Bradley Beal.
Right now, scouts have Beal being selected anywhere from third to seventh in the draft. They love his smoothness and explosiveness, and think hell be an even better perimeter shooter once he gets to the pros.
What concerns them, it seems, is his height -- or more specifically, if hell be able to shoot over taller and at least as athletic defenders in the pros.
Thats where all the pre-draft stuff comes into play.
The first order of business will be to see if Beal is truly 6-foot-3, as listed in the University of Florida media guide. Of course, that may be the result of the Florida athletic department listening to NBA scouts -- who place Beal anywhere from 6-2 to 6-5. So maybe the Gators just deci...