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MLR Draft First Round Roundup

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MLR Draft First Round Roundup

Max Schumacher was pick #2. Photo David Barpal photo.

Someone is starting to listen.

More teams were looking for tight five players but also taking a sht at a young, American flyhalf in the MLR draft.

Here is the list of first round picks:

Pick Team Player Position College
1 Miami Rick Rose Lock St. Bonaventure
2 Houston Max Schumacher Flyhalf/Fullback Cal
3 Dallas Marques Fuala'au Flanker Central Washington
4 Chicago Noah Brown Flanker Indiana
5 Los Angeles Matthew Anticev Flyhalf Dartmouth
6 NOLA Julian Roberts Flyhalf/Back Life
7 NOLA Cian Darling Flanker Lindenwood
8 New York Nicholas Lapponese No. 8 Fairfield
9 Houston Orrin Bizer No. 8 Life
10 San Diego James Rivers Lock Arizona
11 NOLA Gabriel Mahuinga Hooker BYU
12 San Diego Tyren Al-Jiboori Wing/Center Lindenwood
13 New England Gabriel Casey Center UVic

Of the 13 picks, eight played in D1A, four play in NCR D1, and one plays in Canada.

Three of the first-round players were tight-five players, however two more might migrate there. Five are loose forwards and five are backs, including three that play a high percentage of their games at flyhalf.