Lydon decided to enter the draft after two seasons at Syracuse and has a chance to go late in the first round. He emerged as a potential star as a freshman in 2015-16 with a strong perimeter game and shot-blocking ability inside. He added 20 pounds of muscle in the offseason and averaged 13.2 points and a team-best 8.6 rebounds this past season to earn all-ACC honorable mention. Perhaps Lydon's most translatable skill to the NBA will be his long-range shooting, as he made nearly 40 percent of his 3-point attempts in 71 games for the Orange. A smart, skilled player, Lydon can score in a number of ways and has the wingspan that allows him to protect the rim even though he isn't a terribly imposing figure. While that may not be ideal for an NBA power forward, Lydon's ability to stretch the floor with his outside shooting makes him a very intriguing prospect. He's an ace spot-up shooter from deep in catch-and-shoot situations with a soft touch and quick release. Lydon will also present matchup problems when he's guarded by older, slower bigs because he can force them out of their comfort zone in the paint. Having already added strength in college, Lydon will need to continue down that road as he transitions to the NBA because right now he lacks the physicality to defend the interior and will struggle on the glass. With his rare combination of size and outside shooting, Lydon should be a valuable rotation piece in the NBA for years to come and could even exceed that if his offensive game evolves.