From someone who actually has seen him play on many many occasions throughout his career in Kamloops. Basically, yes he does have the tools to be a top D-man. So far, he hasn't progressed since he was 16. He's a great skater, has a hard shot but never uses it. He's selfish, you could count all the turnovers and lazy plays he made each game on at least one hand. I cannot fathom him being higher than a guy like Blum. Ellerby has the potential, but as of right now has no smarts and not much common sense with the puck and I for one cannot believe he's a top 10 potential pick.