I'm very skeptical how good of a team Minnesota really is after the Green Bay game. I feel like they are very one dimensional with Peterson, and ATL is 1st in the league in YPG against the run(against fairly easy rushing opponents). As long as Atlanta clamps down vs the run, they should win this game. They will still have a balanced offense with Coleman at rb. With Harrison Smith out, Julio should have a huge game vs Rhodes without Smith over top. Minnesota will obviously try anything to stop Julio, but he is so damn good. Minnesota has the advantage in that Atlanta is so unreliable to bet on as of late which is scary. Also, Minnesota has the x-factor in their special teams.
Solid defender who can cover ground quickly with his long strides
Ridiculous leaping ability
Putting the ball on the deck
Pull-up jump shot
Improved three-point shooter
Passing ability on the wing
Good feel for the game
Decision making with the basketball
Handling contact at the rim
Summary: Tyler Honeycutt showed flashes of his potential in his two years at UCLA but is still developing his all-around game. Scouts are enamored by his legth, versatility and athleticism, but he will need to get much stronger before he can make an impact at the next level. Based on his upside, he should be a late first-round pick who could climb into the late teens.
Player Comparison: Nicolas Batum. Both players are long and rangy, possess capable, but often times inconsistent outside shots. If Honeycutt can groom his game like Batum has since entering the league, he could have a similar impact.