Mock Draft Roundup: Final projections for Pelicans No. 17 pick

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The NBA draft is finally here.

Tonight, 60 young men will be drafted into the NBA, manifesting their lifelong childhood dreams in reaching the league.

For the Pelicans, their night will begin with the No. 17 pick in the first round.

Last year, the Pelicans drafted Kira Lewis Jr out of Alabama with the No. 13 overall pick.

Lewis showed flashes in the limited amount of playing time he received last season but for the Pelicans to improve their roster and get back into playoff contention, drafting a day one contributor at No. 17 for new head coach Willie Green will be crucial.

Check out below who the draft experts believe the Pelicans should select at No. 17.

Cody Taylor, Rookie Wire: Corey Kispert, Gonzaga

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Bryan Kalbrosky, For The Win: Corey Kispert, Gonzaga

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Jonathan Givony, ESPN: Ziare Williams, Stanford

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Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report: Keon Johnson, Tennessee

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Sam Vecenie, The Athletic: Jared Butler, Baylor

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin O'Connor, The Ringer: Cameron Thomas, LSU

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