Ten Worst: Draft picks (update)
January 11, 2011
Has it really been five years since we compiled our Ten Worst Metro draft picks list? It's definitely time for an update... Remember, draft position counts!
10) Kerwyn Jemmott: 26th, 2001
9) Eric Brunner: 16th, 2008
Brunner, Metro's highest draft pick in 2008, never stepped on the field. When Juan Carlos Osorio decided to sign Toronto castoff Andrew Boyens, Brunner was offered a demotion to a developmental contract. He refused; Metro released him, and traded his rights to Columbus a year later... Where he immediately became a starting defender on a team that won the Supporters Shield. But at least Metro got something for him: a second round pick in this week's draft.
8) Scott Lamphear: 12th (College), 1996
7) Babajide Ogunbiyi: 18th, 2009
What did Metro get for Ogunbiyi? Jack squat. Supposedly, they offered him a senior deal, then withdrew it. Ogunbiyi had enough, went to Europe, trialed with a number of teams, and ended up in Denmark, starting for Viborg. The player drafted with the next pick was another defender, A. J. DeLaGarza, who was just called up to the US national team.
6) Diego Serna: 4th (Allocation), 2002
5) Matt Knowles: 9th (Inaugural), 1996
4) Troy Dayak: 19th (Inaugural), 1996
3) Mansour Ndiaye: 7th, 2002
2) Edmundo Rodriguez: 2nd (Supplemental), 1996
1) Steve Shak: 1st, 2000