NWSL – Chris & Jon’s 2018 NWSL Draft Mock Draft

As seen on Twitter! Only using players officially declared (as of Wed. afternoon) + Andi Sullivan.

Round 1

1 – WSH – Andi Sullivan – MF – Stanford
2 – BOS – Rebecca Quinn – MF/D – Duke
3 – WSH – Savannah McCaskill – F – South Carolina
4 – SBFC – Imani Dorsey – F – Duke
5 – SBFC – Schuyler DeBree – D – Duke
6 – HOU – Gabby Seiler – MF – Florida
7 – CHI – Sandra Yu – MF – Notre Dame
8 – POR – Michaela Abam – F – West Virginia
9 – POR – Indigo Gibson – D – Cal
10 – NC – Frannie Crouse – F/MF – Penn State

Round 2

11 – WSH – Elizabeth Wenger – D – Georgetown
12 – HOU – Taylor Isom – D – BYU
13 – CHI – Kimberly Keever – F/D – Washington
14 – URFC – Ashton Miller – MF – Duke
15 – SBFC – Casey Murphy – GK – Rutgers
16 – WSH – Bri Visalli – MF – Pepperdine
17 – BOS – Simone Charley – F – Vanderbilt
18 – CHI – Emily Boyd – GK – Cal
19 – CHI – Haley Hanson – MF – Nebraska
20 – NC – Zoey Goralski – D – UCLA

Round 3

21 – WSH – Brittany Basinger – D – Penn State
22 – BOS – Elizabeth Ball – D – Penn State
23 – ORL – Joanna Boyles – MF – North Carolina
24 – HOU – Maddie Huster – MF – Wake Forest
25 – URFC – Alex Anthony – F – USC
26 – WSH – Martha Thomas – MF – Charlotte
27 – CHI – Alexa Ben – MF – DePaul
28 – HOU – Mackenzie Cerda – D – UCLA
29 – CHI – Mallory Eubanks – F – Mississippi State
30 – HOU – Maddy Williams – F – Purdue

Round 4

31 – WSH – EJ Proctor – GK – Duke
32 – BOS – Rachel Bloznalis – D – Boston University
33 – HOU – Claire Oates – MF – SMU
34 – URFC – Amandine Pierre-Louis – D – West Virginia
35 – SBFC – Morgan Ferrara – F/MF – UCF
36 – SEA – Joss Orejel – D – Colorado
37 – CHI – Abby Elinsky – MF – North Carolina
38 – NC – Nadia Gomes – F – BYU
39 – NC – Megan Buckingham – MF – North Carolina
40 – NC – Morgan Reid – D – Duke

5 thoughts on “NWSL – Chris & Jon’s 2018 NWSL Draft Mock Draft

  1. mockmook

    Is this a prediction of what will happen (with all the understandable un-knowables) OR is this a prediction of what you think should happen based on your evaluation of talent and fit?

    Or, a combo of the two? If so, roughly what “weights” would you give to the two? (For example, 70/30 what NWSL teams will do VERSUS what you think they should do based on your player-team-fit criteria)

    Just curious how you approach this — thanks for all the hard work!!!

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    1. Chris Henderson Post author

      Prediction on what will happen. You’ll probably notice players we have as going undrafted higher than some that get drafted in this mock when I put out the big board.

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      1. mockmook

        Thanks for answering!!!

        The real draft will tell the tale, but it seems sketchy to me that SBFC would “waste” a pick on Murphy. If I’m Reddy, and I already have a good keeper, I want every body I can get into camp and see if I can find that diamond in the rough.

        Same for Washington. Yes, they have a ton of picks, but they need a ton of change in their field players in order to be successful.

        If I’m a GM I would be a bit more skeptical of Abam and Yu than you are.

        And, I would have Pierre-Louis picked earlier as a LB.

        Here’s my last draft of the draft before all the late announcements and trades completely shred it — anyway, you can tell me how badly I’ve blown it if you wish 🙂

        Draft v.04 of 2018 NWSL Draft – – – – –
        ROUND 1 – – – – –
        01 – WAS – Andi – Sullivan – Stanford – Midfielder
        02 – BOS – Savannah – McCaskill – South Carolina – Forward
        03 – WAS – Rebecca – Quinn – Duke – Midfielder
        04 – SKB – Indigo – Gibson – California – Defender
        05 – SKB – Imani – Dorsey – Duke – Forward (put at LB?)
        06 – HOU – Gabby – Seiler – Florida – Midfielder
        07 – CRS – Brianna – Visalli – Pepperdine – Midfielder
        08 – POR – Schuyler – DeBree – Duke – Defender
        09 – POR – Amandine – Pierre-Louis – West Virginia – Forward, Defender
        10 – NCF – Elizabeth – Wenger – Georgetown – Defender
        ROUND 2 – – – – –
        11 – WAS – Alexa – Ben – DePaul – Midfielder
        12 – HOU – Chloe – Williams – Eastern Washington – Midfielder
        13 – CRS – Madison – Williams – Purdue – Forward
        14 – URF – Kimberly – Keever – Washington – Forward
        15 – SKB – Joanna – Boyles – North Carolina – Midfielder
        16 – WAS – Frannie – Crouse – Penn State – Forward
        17 – BOS – Maddie – Huster – Wake Forest – Midfielder
        18 – CRS – Emily – Boyd – California – Goalkeeper
        19 – CRS – Michaela – Abam – West Virginia – Forward
        20 – NCF – Zoey – Goralski – UCLA – D (RB)
        ROUND 3 – – – – –
        21 – WAS – Haley – Hanson – Nebraska – Midfielder
        22 – BOS – Mackenzie – Cerda – UCLA – Forward, Defender
        23 – ORL – Lindsey – Lane – South Carolina – Midfielder
        24 – HOU – Rachel – Thun-Blankenship – Tulsa – Midfielder
        25 – URF – Taylor – Isom – BYU – Defender
        26 – WAS – Rachel – Bloznalis – Boston University – Defender
        27 – CRS – Megan – Buckingham – North Carolina – Midfielder
        28 – HOU – Chidera – Akubuilo – UNLV – Defender
        29 – CRS – Brittany – Basinger – Penn State – Defender
        30 – HOU – Sydney – Sladek – USC – Midfielder
        ROUND 4 – – – – –
        31 – WAS – Simone – Charley – Vanderbilt – Forward
        32 – BOS – Allyson – Haran – Wake Forest – Defender
        33 – HOU – Sandra – Yu – Notre Dame – Midfielder (DM)
        34 – URF – Sophia – Cortes – UNLV – Midfielder
        35 – SKB – Ashton – Miller – Duke – MF (CM)
        36 – SEA – Dominique – Randle – USC – Defender
        37 – CRS – Elizabeth – Ball – Penn State – Defender
        38 – NCF – Claire – Oates – SMU – Midfielder
        39 – NCF – Morgan – Ferrara – UCF – Forward
        40 – NCF – Nadia – Gomes – BYU – Forward

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      2. mockmook

        No, really, THIS is my final answer:

        Draft v.06 of 2018 NWSL Draft – – – –
        ROUND 1 – – – –
        01 – WAS – Andi Sullivan – Stanford – Midfielder
        02 – BOS – Savannah McCaskill – South Carolina – Forward
        03 – WAS – Rebecca Quinn – Duke – Midfielder
        04 – SKB – Indigo Gibson – California – Defender
        05 – SKB – Imani Dorsey – Duke – Forward (put at LB?)
        06 – HOU – Gabby Seiler – Florida – Midfielder
        07 – CRS – Brianna Visalli – Pepperdine – Midfielder
        08 – POR – Schuyler DeBree – Duke – Defender
        09 – POR – Amandine Pierre-Louis – West Virginia – Forward, Defender
        10 – NCF – Elizabeth Wenger – Georgetown – Defender
        ROUND 2 – – – –
        11 – WAS – Alexa Ben – DePaul – Midfielder
        12 – HOU – Chloe Williams – Eastern Washington – Midfielder
        13 – CRS – Madison Williams – Purdue – Forward
        14 – URF – Kimberly Keever – Washington – Forward
        15 – SKB – Rachel Corboz – Georgetown – Midfielder
        16 – WAS – Frannie Crouse – Penn State – Forward
        17 – BOS – Maddie Huster – Wake Forest – Midfielder
        18 – CRS – Emily Boyd – California – Goalkeeper
        19 – CRS – Michaela Abam – West Virginia – Forward
        20 – NCF – Zoey Goralski – UCLA – D (RB)
        ROUND 3 – – – –
        21 – WAS – Haley Hanson – Nebraska – Midfielder
        22 – BOS – Mackenzie Cerda – UCLA – Forward, Defender
        23 – ORL – Lindsey Lane – South Carolina – Midfielder
        24 – HOU – Rachel Thun-Blankenship – Tulsa – Midfielder
        25 – URF – Taylor Isom – BYU – Defender
        26 – WAS – Rachel Bloznalis – Boston University – Defender
        27 – CRS – Megan Buckingham – North Carolina – Midfielder
        28 – HOU – Chidera Akubuilo – UNLV – Defender
        29 – CRS – Brittany Basinger – Penn State – Defender
        30 – HOU – Sydney Sladek – USC – Midfielder
        ROUND 4 – – – –
        31 – WAS – Simone Charley – Vanderbilt – Forward
        32 – BOS – Allyson Haran – Wake Forest – Defender
        33 – HOU – Sandra Yu – Notre Dame – Midfielder (DM)
        34 – URF – Joanna Boyles – North Carolina – Midfielder
        35 – SKB – EJ Proctor – Duke – GK
        36 – SEA – Dominique Randle – USC – Defender
        37 – CRS – Elizabeth Ball – Penn State – Defender
        38 – NCF – Claire Oates – SMU – Midfielder
        39 – NCF – Morgan Ferrara – UCF – Forward
        40 – NCF – Nadia Gomes – BYU – Forward

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