Thats why I said that I thought he was a better version of Speights. The main question I remember about Speights is that a lot of people doubted his toughness and whether or not he would be able to bang with NBA guys. Similarly the same question is being asked of Monroe. Give Monroe 2 more years of conditioning and I think he will be fine in the NBA. For some reason I think of Monroe like I do with Hibbert. He just never truly was able to use all of his strengths in Georgetowns system.
Personally I don't think Patterson ceiling is as low as Tyler H or McBob but I do think he is not going to be a central piece of this team. Not like Hibbert is/will be and not how Granger has been. As far as Monroe I think he "could be". I am not sure he will be but I do think he has a greater potential to be a star type player in the NBA. Thats what I would prefer to draft.