A projected lottery pick had he declared a year earlier, Rabb appears destined to fall short of that range due to the depth of the 2017 class and his inability to significantly build off a solid but unspectacular freshman season at California. The top-10 national recruit opted to return to Cal for a second year with the intent of developing a more varied offensive repertoire and becoming a more complete defender, but instead enters the draft with mostly the same questions regarding his profile. At first glance, Rabb doesn't fit the mold of the floor-stretching power forward NBA teams are coveting nowadays, and he lacks the desired length and bulk to project as an impact defender if deployed as a center. With good but not great lateral mobility, he could encounter difficulties guarding perimeter-based fours as well. There are those who believe Rabb's stagnation was a product of Cal's slow-paced scheme that predominately rendered him to operating out of the post, however, and that he'll be better as a pro in a system better tailored to his strengths. He has shown the ability in limited opportunities to both run the floor and finish in pick-and-roll situations, as well as some potential of expanding his shot, having made 9 of 22 (40.9 percent) of his college 3-point attempts. While much of his game remains a work in progress, Rabb is already an accomplished rebounder who led the Pac-12 with an average of 10.5 boards as a sophomore, and his athleticism and intelligence offer promise that he can be a capable help defender and an effective small-ball center. Rabb may never become the star many expected coming out of high school, but he'll still provide value in the bottom half of the first round even if he ends up carving out a useful, journeyman-type career in the Ed Davis mold.