In a continuation of our Mock Drafts, the gents over at Total Pro Sports did their own Mock Draft, which you can view here. The great thing about these mock drafts is that every single mock draft is different. In this draft, Landon Ferraro moves up a few slots to the Rangers at #19. Ferraro was profiled here a few weeks ago, and TSP compares him to Geoff Sanderson in terms of playing style:
Quick speedy forward who isn’t afraid to get into the corners and play feisty when need be. Has become one of, if not the, best penalty killer in the WHL.
Quick and speedy is definitely what the Rangers need. The only downside to these quick and speedy guys is that they tend to be a bit undersized. However, as Marty St. Louis has taught us, undersized means nothing if you are strong on the puck. If he is only projecting out to be a speedy penalty kill guy, I think the Rangers should pass on him though. They don’t need another 3rd liner. They need someone who can put the puck in the net. He has shown offensive talent this year on a bad team (as mentioned in our BSB profile, link above), and it would be really interesting to see how he does with some talent alongside him.
Other interesting bits from this mock draft:
- Jordan Schroeder, who dropped relatively far in the TSN draft, projects out to #11 to Nashville.
- Scott Glennie, who moved up to #11 in TSN’s draft, drops a bit to #15 to Anaheim
- Drew Shore, who TSN had the Rangers drafting, drops one spot to #20 to Phoenix
June 27th will be an interesting day. I’m looking forward to it.