Can Anthony Bennett play small forward in the NBA?

That could be a question the Detroit Pistons are left asking themselves on draft night, and ESPN.com's Chad Ford has Detroit taking the UNLV freshman at No. 8 overall in his most recent mock draft.

At 6-foot-8 and 240 pounds, Bennett spent his only college season at power forward, but did shoot 37 percent (36 of 96) on 3-pointers.

Ford says Bennett may be too big of a talent to pass up if he's there for the Pistons.

"I could see Detroit convincing themselves that Bennett could make the transition. While Bennett looks like a power forward, he can really shoot and handle the basketball. He has enough talent to be the No. 1 pick, but his recent rotator cuff surgery has caused his stock to slide just a tad. He'd be a great fit in Detroit and give the Pistons, along with Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond, one of the best young front lines in basketball," Ford wrote.

While Detroit would have a talented frontcourt, would it be good enough defensively?

The Pistons were reluctant to pair Drummond and Monroe on the floor together too much last season because of Monroe's struggles guarding other power forwards. Adding Bennett to that mix could complicate things as well.