ProSoccerTalk’s quick fire 2016 MLS Mock SuperDraft: Who goes No. 1?

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Major League Soccer’s SuperDraft is about as predictable as the fortunes of the players selected in it, a function of Homegrown Players thinning the herd of possible picks.

Scant few players from the five round ordeal play major minutes in Year One, and it’s even a 50/50 proposition as to whether the No. 1 overall pick will thrive in the league.

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That feels a bit different this year, at least at the top end. Stanford’s Brandon Vincent feels like he could be 12-year defender in the league. Clemson’s Andrew Tarbell is a legit United States men’s national team prospect. West Virginia’s Jack Harrison is a dynamic attacker and Georgetown’s Josh Yaro would’ve been the first pick if he came out last season.

So we’re going to do a ‘Blink’-style mock draft, one that gives only first blush thoughts at what could happen in a trade-free (yeah right!) SuperDraft.

Our 2015′ mock draft was wildly inaccurate, so feel free to trust this one done in less than an hour.

  1. Chicago Fire — Brandon Vincent, LB, Stanford
  2. Colorado Rapids — Joshua Yaro, CB, Georgetown
  3. Philadelphia Union — Jack Harrison, MF, Wake Forest
  4. New York City FC — Omar Holness, MF, North Carolina
  5. Real Salt Lake — Julian Buescher, MF, Syracuse
  6. Philadelphia Union — Jonathan Campbell, CB, North Carolina
  7. Orlando City — Keegan Rosenberry, RB, Georgetown
  8. San Jose Earthquakes — Abu Danladi, FW, UCLA
  9. Toronto FC — Ben Polk, FW, Syracuse
  10. New England Revolution –Kyle Fisher, CB, Clemson
  11. Sporting KC — Max Lachowecki, DF, Notre Dame
  12. L.A. Galaxy — Jordan McCrary, RB, North Carolina
  13. D.C. United — Michael Gamble, FW, Wake Forest
  14. Montreal Impact — Callum Irving, GK, Kentucky
  15. Seattle Sounders — Andrew Tarbell, GK, Clemson
  16. Vancouver Whitecaps — Eric Moberg, MF, Washington
  17. FC Dallas — Fabian Herbers, FW, Creighton
  18. New York Red Bulls — Neco Brett, FW, Robert Morris
  19. Columbus Crew — Patrick Hodan, MF, Notre Dame
  20. Portland Timbers — Richie Laryea, FW, Akron

Other names to consider “steals” — Ryan James, Bowling Green; Emir Alihodzic, Omaha; Chris Hellmann, Lynn; Justin Bilyeu, SIU Edwardsville; Thomas Sanner, Princeton; Zach Bennett, Michigan State; Andrew Souders, Akron.