Could D'Angelo Russell go No. 1?

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ESPN Insider's Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton return to provide the kind of discussions that are happening in front offices around the NBA -- where scouts and statistical experts are breaking down NBA draft prospects using their "eyes, ears and numbers."

Question: Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell has been the highest riser on Chad Ford's Top 100 the past month. Has he become a legit candidate for the No. 1 pick?

Chad Ford: Yes and no. I think Duke's Jahlil Okafor is the consensus No. 1 pick in the draft right now. Not only has he been arguably the best player in college basketball, but players his size and skill level don't come along very often. As I noted in my column looking at what all 14 teams in the lottery would do if they landed the No. 1 pick, Okafor tops every board.