From the war room inside Broncos Headquarters at Dove Valley, the Denver Outlaws front office drafted 10 collegiate players that can make an immediate impact at the professional level. Here’s a recap of the Outlaws’ selections in the 2017 MLL Draft:
#6 Overall Pick: Zach Currier – Midfielder – Princeton
— The Ivy League (@IvyLeague) March 6, 2017
The Outlaws traded three picks and Brent Hiken to the Atlanta Blaze in order to move up to the sixth overall pick. With it, the Outlaws took Zach Currier, a man that will prove to be worth much more than everything given up in order to draft him. The Midfielder out of Princeton can do it all. Currier can score off of every angle and can play some nasty defense. To top it all off, Currier knows how to win a faceoff as well.
#17 Overall Pick: Larken Kemp – LSM – Brown
Kylor Bellisti threads a skip pass through to Larken Kemp cutting to the back post for a twister finish https://t.co/kNjXlprauU
— Lacrosse Film Room (@LaxFilmRoom) June 11, 2016
The fact that Larken Kemp was still on the board at spot number 17 is absolutely mind blowing. This kid is a turnover machine that will translate nicely into the MLL. As shown in the video above, Kemp is as versatile as they come and can finish shots on the doorstep better than many attackmen. By August, you will know the name Larken Kemp.
#34 Overall Pick: Romar Dennis – Midfielder – Loyola Maryland
Romar Dennis shake and bake down the right alley https://t.co/pU9LpAn3eB
— LFR Vine Reposter 24 (@LFRVineRepost24) May 24, 2017
After letting go of all third round picks, the Denver Outlaws used round four to draft Romar Dennis. Dennis is a pure scorer that will fit well with Denver’s current midfield unit. It’s also worth noting that Dennis’s deadly right alley dodge (shown above) has drawn comparisons Kyle Harrison or Joey Sankey’s nasty split dodge.
#45 Overall Pick: Gavin McBride – Attackman – Princeton
Want to see all seven of Gavin McBride’s goals against Harvard? pic.twitter.com/B9QLKIwig0
— Princeton Lacrosse (@TigerLacrosse) April 26, 2017
The Outlaws came away with another steal in Gavin McBride. McBride led the NCAA with 3.6 GPG. He will be able to make an immediate impact on a Denver offense that lacks consistency every once and awhile. Hopefully, McBride and Currier can bring loads of chemistry to Denver’s offense.
#54 Overall Pick: Mikie Schlosser – Midfielder – Michigan
— Michigan Lacrosse (@UMichLacrosse) January 30, 2017
Mikie Schlosser is a name you probably know for all the wrong reasons. Schlosser had his time in the spotlight earlier this year when his mullet made the rounds on social media. While it’s true that Schlosser has the greatest head of hair in the lacrosse world, he really should get more credit for what he does on the field. This do-it-all midfielder will be able to fill any holes that pop up in Denver’s roster.
#56 Overall Pick: Tanner Scales – Defenseman – Virginia
The Outlaws took Tanner Scales to open up the seventh round. The UVA defenseman was the ACC Freshman of the year in 2013 and took home more honors in 2014. However, Scales missed his entire junior season with an injury to his lower extremities. It’s also worth noting that Scales is a Colorado native and attended Regis Jesuit.
#61 Overall Pick: Max Adler – Faceoff Specialist – Bentley
Max Adler isn’t the faceoff specialist that many people expected Denver to take. However, Adler could prove to pan out well in the MLL. The Bentley graduate finished his collegiate career with 301 ground balls and went 525-759 at the faceoff “X”. Only time will tell if Adler will make an impact on the Outlaws’ organization.
#65 Overall Pick: Tom Carey – Goalie – Ohio State
The Outlaws were not expected to take a goalie in this year’s MLL Draft so this pick came as a bit of a surprise. However, if the Outlaws were going to take a goalie, Carey was definitely the right choice. As a senior, Carey has been a major part of Ohio State’s national championship run. Also, all the film on Carey suggests that stuffing attackmen on the doorstep is one of his favorite hobbies.
#72 Overall Pick: Matt Florence – Midfielder – Penn State
Another Colorado native gets to live every boy’s dream and play for his hometown team. This Kent Denver alum played two seasons at Virginia before transferring to Penn State. With the Nittany Lions, Florence was an integral part of their offense and scored 11 goals this season.
#81 Overall Pick: Colin Massa – Defenseman – Mercer
After much confusion, the Denver Outlaws drafted Colin Massa with their last pick. This defenseman finished his career with 33 caused turnovers and 75 ground balls. Massa could prove to be a nice addition to the team, but truly only time will tell.
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