You say it was a bad pick, and that he went to early, but everyone had him at #3.
So Gudbranson is in the NHL in his 2nd year, and he would have played last year if it wasn't for contract issues.
Pietrangelo took how many years to make the jump? 3? Don't get me wrong I am a huge Pietrangelo fan, I mean huge, I think this guy is better than Doughty, but just to make that comparison, Gudbranson is 2 years ahead of him.
Gudbranson is basicly Pronger expect a right handed shot, he is huge, skates well, has a bomb of a shot, is nasty, great defensively, smart offensively, high hockey IQ, everything you want in a 6'5 player, there is 0 chance we get him.
Fowler is futher ahead, and he is plays a one dimensional role which is easier to jump into right away, but Gudbranson will be the better player.