He'll do what the coaches say, he won't be a problem, and he's a leader. He is tough and he will compete. He won't be a star, but he is a valuable asset to come off your bench. He should have a career similar to guys like Rick Fox and George Lynch. Won't put up spectacular numbers, but he brings the intangibles every team needs.
All you need to know is that he was a football player who groomed himself, through hard work, into the productive leader of an overachieving team.
I can't comment on how he ranks with other rookie players with regards to athleticism. I can say that he has guarded everyone from perimeter guards to big men and always plays them tough. He is a great second round pick. He was second team all-ACC.
Watch him play and then you can comment. He is a great guy to have on the team and will contribute.
I have and I've also seen a guy like Kennedy Winston play a lot and I know he could contribute just as much as David Noel (or close to that level) and he didn't get drafted. Of course, he didn't play for UNC and win a national championship either.
See what I'm saying?
There are plenty of "good guys" who will "help a team and play hard" out there that don't get drafted. I'm just saying that playing for UNC likely helped Noel out a lot. He's a glue guy. They're all over the place.