Jay Heaps looking over his options - Joe Robbins
The New England Revolution made a big move to get the number one pick last night, and they went ahead and did what everyone thought they would do. Andrew Farrell, the consensus-top prospect in the draft, is now a Revolution player.
When the New England Revolution first traded for the number one pick in today's draft, there was a lot of speculation as to who the Revs might be looking to take. As the hours passed, however, it became increasingly obvious that Andrew Farrell, as the most MLS-ready pick and a versatile defender/midfielder, was going to be the man if the Revs were making a good decision.
And then, Farrell was a Revolution player.
A 20-year old out of Louisville, Farrell spent a lot of time in college as a midfielder, but also played in defense this past season. At 5'11", he may not have the height that people are looking for at the professional level at center-back, but he's also projected to be able to play right-back, and his athleticism could provide the ups needed to overcome any height deficiencies in defense.
Here's a good look at an excellent assist from Farrell to forward Ashton Bennett at the Combine this year: