MLS Draft 2011: Rapids Vice President Charlie Wright Talks With Burgundy Wave

Burgundy Wave's Chris "UZ" White was one of three SB Nation bloggers to attend the MLS SuperDraft in person (Black and Red United and Brotherly Game were also there). As such, he was able to get some one-on-one time with Colorado Rapids vice president Charlie Wright to talk draft strategy.

One of the more interesting decisions the Rapids made was skipping over left back Michael Tetteh with the 18th overall pick. Tetteh was the final Generation Adidas player left and would have seemed to fit the mold of the kind of fullbacks the Rapids have been using. They instead drafted Eddie Ababio, another fullback who plays similarly.

A: You know, we had a discussion about him and he was actually the other guy we were discussing taking with that pick. He had a very challenging combine and sometimes players come in and play in different leagues, you're not sure of the quality they're bringing to the new one. The coaching staff felt that Ababio showed much better at the combine.

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