Cozens honestly sounds exactly like what this team needs, should he develop to his potential. We can never say exactly what will happen with such young players, but we are sitting in a situation where, if Mittelstadt and Cozens are developed properly and reach their ceilings or even close to, we could be looking at a top C spine in the league in Eichel-Cozens-Mittelstadt. That could be elite centre depth. It's basically a legit star 1C, with 2 players (with top-line talent) capable of splitting the 2/3C roles, Cozens probably getting the tougher matchups and Casey getting somewhat sheltered minutes.
That Manny Elk guy on twitter who absolutely rips the Sabres whenever he gets a chance, has demonstrated pretty accurate projection models, and he had Cozens ranked as his 4th best skater (and 3rd forward) in the draft.
Love the Cozens pick.
After that, I don't have much of an opinion on the prospects selected other than to say it looks like through aggressive trading up Botterill was able to snag a couple guys projected higher than where we selected them. It's hard to outright doubt the others selected after our first pick, looking at the early returns of Botterill's previous 2 drafts.