Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
Cozart is obviously arriving sooner, and might be a 'safer' pick, but when ranking prospects, upside is a big thing with most people and I don't know that anyone thinks Cozart's upside is anywhere near that of Hamilton. Naturally, as you say, Cozart is ahead of Hamilton because he's further into his development cycle, but the better question to ask is: what will Hamilton be like when he's at Cozart's age/level?
I get what you are saying and I absolutely love Hamilton, his talent is off the charts good. That said I think perhaps people are underestimating Cozarts ceiling a bit, I don't know that Hamilton's ultimate ceiling is that far ahead. Cozart has something going for him that Hamilton may or may not eventually have, decent power. A reasonably solid equalizer to Hamilton's speed and range. Also it's not as if Cozart is devoid of speed himself.
And that he is on the cusp of proving himself (or not) at the highest level while Hamilton is so far away yet I gotta concur with mace to the letter on this one.