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06.14.2020 - Alex Goff

Conner Mooneyham couldn't really believe it.

Told he would be the #1 choice in the Major League Rugby collegiate draft—the first #1 pick in the history of the draft—kind of sat him down for a minute.

06.14.2020 - Alex Goff

Where did the drafted players come from?

Let's have a look:

US Citizens drafted: 22 out of 24

Oldest: Mooneyham (24 years, 77 days)

Youngest: McLeish (20 years, 191 days)

Players from D1A Schools: 20

Players from Schools joining NCR: 7 (depends on what some other teams decide to do, but it could be as many as 11)

Players in D2: 1

06.14.2020 - Alex Goff

Anytime you have a professional sports collegiate draft you’re going to have teams that look like they did everything right, and teams that looked like they lost the plot.

And while we’re happy to make that judgment now, the true test will be in a few years, when we see who came out of nowhere to be effective in Major League Rugby, and who was drafted high up only to fizzle out.

06.12.2020 - Alex Goff

Check out Goff Rugby Report's Major League Rugby Collegiate Draft Show.

There are four episodes, with Episode 4 coming later this week.

In Episode 1, the panel of Alex Goff, Doug Coil, Mike Tolkin, and Tim Brown talk about what judgments and approaches teams might take in evaluating collegiate talent.

06.09.2020 - Alex Goff

If you've declared for the Major League Rugby collegiate draft, you're not alone.

Over 400 rugby players declared for the draft, and with 24 draft opportunities ... you do the math, it's a crowded place.