Okafor is clear top pick

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."

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Question: Should Jahlil Okafor be the No. 1 overall pick?

Kevin Pelton: Chad, we're halfway through the college season, and Jahlil Okafor remains atop your draft board. It's hard to say he's done anything to dissuade that opinion. Okafor has been dominant offensively for a team that was undefeated against a challenging schedule until an unexpected two-game losing streak. He's not currently at the top of my rankings of projected WARP (he's sixth, in fact), but there's actually a good explanation for that. The system doesn't believe anyone can be as good at finishing as Okafor has been.