Gary McGhee is probably the biggest project of Pitt's three seniors (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
I've never been all that high on Pitt's chances to have players drafted this year. As I wrote over at SB Nation Pittsburgh, each could be picked, but none are slam dunks.
But ESPN's Chad Ford makes an interesting point about why the prospective NBA lockout could actually be good for the chances of Brad Wanamaker, Gilbert Brown, and Gary McGhee - and I'm inclined to agree with this theory.
Ford thinks teams will be less willing to take chances on second-round pick projects this season - something many typically will do. As a result, Pitt's experienced seniors could be viewed as more NBA-ready type players: