'We think he's a great athlete that fits in with what we have,' general manager Rod Thorn said shortly after the selection. 'He's a player who's very young, his growth plates are still open. We think he's going to get bigger. Eventually we think he's going to be able to play two positions. Our feeling was with his potential his athletic ability that it was too good a player to pass up.'
6 years later...still hasn't lived up to the hype.