Patrick Mullins Aiming To Be Top Pick in MLS SuperDraft

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With the MLS SuperDraft approaching fast with all teams preparing to pick their players in Philadelphia on Thursday, one striker is making his case to be chosen with the first selection overall.

Fast-paced forward Patrick Mullins – who is coming off of four sensational years with Maryland University where he won the Hermann Trophy twice – certainly has enough merits to end up being the first name called out in the Draft. He would bolster the attacking line of any team that ends up picking him.

The 6-foot-1 striker clearly has the credentials to be worthy of the top selection in the draft after scoring 36 goals with 18 assists in his last two college years. He has more than enough trust in his abilities to be chosen as the first overall name. Apparently he is adept to play both as the lone striker or as a left winger, and that could only see his stock rise until Draft Day.

With a knack for scoring important goals and a lot of available resources upfront, some are even comparing Mullins to Manchester United’s Robin van Persie. While there are obvious differences among them, both players have a similar style on the pitch. Perhaps he won’t end up being as successful as the Dutch star, but one thing is certain: Mullins has enough talent to keep defenses honest, and his skill-set should land him a top pick in the upcoming Draft.

And the lower he lands on the board, the bigger steal he will be for the team that ends up choosing him.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

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