NBA Draft 2014: Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker top prizes, but what about the rest of the first round?

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It's getting pretty drafty here, so let's start things off with a look at four mock drafts and where the dust settles in the first round.

The NBA Draft is serious business. We're going to do a lot of draft  stuff here. I love the draft. I (and MyLo) went to the combine last year and I was one of the five SB Nation people in NY for the actual NBA Draft, and one of three at the Barclay's Center reporting on things as they happened.

So again, the draft is serious business. And business is booming.

The Utah Jazz are most likely going to hold onto a lottery pick this year, with the exact draft position to be known only later, during the actual draft lottery later on during the playoffs. There is a slight chance that the Jazz will have another lottery pick, but that's contingent upon the Golden State Warriors missing the playoffs. That's unlikely, what's more likely is that they select another pick in the early 20s. So that means that we have to scout the entire first round. Today we'll look at the most recent mock drafts from four of the sites that I actually trust: ESPN, DraftExpress, NBADraft.net, and NBA Draft Insider. Having met Chad Ford, Jon Givony, one of the guys at NBA Draft.net, and tweeted with Kristofer Habbas many times it becomes clear why I trust them. They know their stuff.

As a result, this is a good starting point for us to start our investigations:

ESPN Chad Ford DraftExpress J. Givony NBADraft.net ??? NBA Draft Insider Kristofer Habbas
Mock Draft 3.0 5-Mar 2014 Mock 5-Mar 2014 Mock 25-Feb 2014 Mock 21-Feb
Player College Pos Player College Pos Player College Pos Player College Pos
1 Joel Embiid Kansas C Joel Embiid Kansas C Joel Embiid Kansas C Andrew Wiggins Kansas SG
2 Andrew Wiggins Kansas SG Andrew Wiggins Kansas SG Jabari Parker Duke SF Joel Embiid Kansas C
3 Dante Exum Australia PG Jabari Parker Duke SF Andrew Wiggins Kansas SG Jabari Parker Duke SF
4 Jabari Parker Duke SF Julius Randle Kentucky PF Julius Randle Kentucky PF Julius Randle Kentucky PF
5 Marcus Smart Oklahoma St. PG Dante Exum Australia PG Noah Vonleh Indiana PF Dante Exum Australia PG
6 Julius Randle Kentucky PF Marcus Smart Oklahoma St. PG Marcus Smart Oklahoma St. PG Aaron Gordon Arizona SF
7 Aaron Gordon Arizona SF Noah Vonleh Indiana PF Dante Exum Australia PG Gary Harris Michigan St. SG
8 Tyler Ennis Syracuse PG Aaron Gordon Arizona SF Gary Harris Michigan St. SG Noah Vonleh Indiana PF
9 James Young Kentucky SF Tyler Ennis Syracuse PG Rodney Hood Duke SG Jerami Grant Syracuse SF
10 Noah Vonleh Indiana PF Gary Harris Michigan St. SG Jerami Grant Syracuse SF Dario Saric Croatia SF
11 Gary Harris Michigan St. SG Dario Saric Croatia SF Doug McDermott Creighton SF Rodney Hood Duke SG
12 Dario Saric Croatia SF Doug McDermott Creighton SF Zach LaVine UCLA PG Marcus Smart Oklahoma St. PG
13 Rodney Hood Duke SG Jusuf Nurkic Bosnia C Tyler Ennis Syracuse PG James Young Kentucky SF
14 Doug McDermott Creighton SF Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky C Kyle Anderson UCLA PF Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky C
15 Nik Stauskas Michigan SG Clint Capella Switzerland PF Dario Saric Croatia SF Wayne Selden Kansas SF
16 Jerami Grant Syracuse SF Rodney Hood Duke SG Jordan Clarkson Missouri SG Aaron Harrison Kentucky SG
17 K.J. McDaniels Clemson SF T.J. Warren N.C. State SF T.J. Warren N.C. State SF Adreian Payne Michigan St. PF
18 Clint Capella Switzerland PF Jerami Grant Syracuse SF Wayne Selden Kansas SF Chris Walker Florida SF
19 Zach LaVine UCLA PG P.J. Hairston NBA-DL SG Semaj Christon Xavier PG Zach LaVine UCLA PG
20 Chris Walker Florida SF Nik Stauskas Michigan SG Elfrid Payton La Lafayette PG Tyler Ennis Syracuse PG
21 Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky C Adreian Payne Michigan St. PF Aaron Gordon Arizona SF Sam Dekker Wisconsin SF
22 P.J. Hairston NBA-DL SG K.J. McDaniels Clemson SF James Young Kentucky SF Rondae Holis-Jefferson Arizona SF
23 Mario Hezonja Croatia SF James Young Kentucky SF Vasilije Micic Serbia PG Mario Hezonja Croatia SG
24 Sam Dekker Wisconsin SF Kyle Anderson UCLA PF Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky C Andrew Harrison Kentucky PG
25 Montrezl Harrell Louisville PF Montrezl Harrell Louisville PF Montrezl Harrell Louisville PF Doug McDermott Creighton SF
26 Adreian Payne Michigan St. PF Bogdan Bogdanovic Serbia SG Clint Capella Switzerland PF Jordan Clarkson Missouri SG
27 Jusuf Nurkic Bosnia C Wayne Selden Kansas SF Adreian Payne Michigan St. PF Jhabari Bird California SG
28 Wayne Selden Kansas SF Zach LaVine UCLA PG Markel Brown Oklahoma St. SG Glenn Robinson III Michigan SF
29 Vasilije Micic Serbia PG Deonte Burton Nevada PG Terran Petteway Nebraska SG Clint Capela Switzerland PF
30 Bogdan Bogdanovic Serbia SG Elfrid Payton La Lafayette PG Jusuf Nurkic Bosnia C Nik Stauskas Michigan SG

As the next few days goes on I'll end up doing my consensus spreadsheet and you'll be dazzled by the overflow of information.

Yes, it's going to get pretty drafty here.

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