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5. Detroit Pistons - Cody Williams, Colorado

Several forwards are worth a look here at number five. After missing out on the first-overall pick yet again, the Detroit Pistons will look to fill their void at the wing position a bit later than expected. Enter Cody Williams.

The younger brother of star forward Jalen Williams, the Colorado product is a lanky 6-foot-7 forward who boasts a 7-foot-1 wingspan. The younger Williams wasn't able to put his talent on full display as a hyped freshman on a veteran-laden team. He only attempted 8.1 field goals per game this past season.

Despite the limited role, Williams scored 11.9 points per game and shot the ball with great efficiency. He canned 55.2 percent of his field goals and 41.5 percent of his triples. The former Buffalo hardly has any flaws on offense. His slight frame, rigid mechanics, and high turnover rate are a few nitpicks.

Even though he sports a tall frame with a lengthy wingspan, Williams is a below-the-rim athlete. He lacks the burst and strength to consistently finish at the rim. Adding muscle will be important for the 178-pound forward's development.

Williams' frame drastically increases his defensive potential, but he's only a so-so defender now. An encouraging sign from Williams' lone collegiate season was his average of 0.7 blocks per game. The 19-year-old wing brings high energy on defense. He does a great job of moving his feet and eluding picks to stay with his opposition.