In one way he's redundant; the Bobcats are loaded with wing players (Gerald Wallace, Matt Carroll, Walter Herrmann and Adam Morrison.)
However, Brewer's greatest strength -- on-the-ball defense -- is something the Bobcats need.
The Bobcats' two best defenders, Emeka Okafor and Wallace, are not classic shutdown guys.
Brewer can guard anyone from a point guard to a power forward. He could be their stopper.
JOAKIM NOAH, Florida
The Bobcats have already used two lottery picks on power forwards (Emeka Okafor and Sean May), so on the surface you have to wonder why they'd draft another player at that position.
However, Noah's energy makes him different from anyone the Bobcats currently have at that spot. Noah's skills are suspect, but the guy has the best motor in the draft.
Best-case scenario, he would be a game-changer off the bench who saves possessions with his hustle and intensity.
MIKE CONLEY Jr., Ohio State
Conley will probably be gone before the eighth pick, but the Bobcats need to consider the possibility he'd be there.
He's smallish at 6-1 and his shot needs work, but Conley's poise in big games was clear at the Final Four.
As far as how he'd fit with the Bobcats, drafting Conley could push the Bobcats to exercise a buy-out clause in Brevin Knight's contract. Conley would then compete with Raymond Felton for the starting spot at the point and, at minimum, be a high-quality backup.
JEFF GREEN, Georgetown
Green is a wing, but unlike Brewer, he's probably not versatile enough defensively to chase around guards.
He's very skilled offensively, with the ability to drive, post up and hit jumpers at the NBA level.
But scouts wonder about his day-in, day-out productivity.
He had games at Georgetown where he all but disappeared, scoring little and shooting little.
Those are questions similar to the ones Rudy Gay faced before last year's draft.
AL THORNTON, Florida State
Teams aren't quite sure whether Thornton is a power or small forward in the NBA, but this much is clear: He'll be a scorer. He attacks the rim with efficiency and has improved his jump shot.
Thornton's physically rugged enough to post up, and the way the NBA is moving toward more sleek power forwards, he could play both spots.
That means he plays a lot like Gerald Wallace. Assuming Wallace re-signs, it's a wonder how Thornton would fit in, at least initially, since Herrmann finished his rookie season so well.
JULIAN WRIGHT, Kansas
If you want a runner-passer in transition, Wright is your guy. He can finish a play at full-speed, and passes and defends capably.
He'd be great in an up-tempo system such as Phoenix's (in fact, he's sometimes compared to Boris Diaw).
Trouble is, the Bobcats don't play that way. They run some, but generally they're more of a half-court team, and that isn't where Wright shines. And he's not much of a shooter when forced to play a more deliberate style.
i like al thorton the best, from fl state. he is one of the bes scorers and i think that he is going to be a good nba player. jokim or what ever noah is not going to turn out IMO. who do you think would be a good pick