MLS Draft 2012: Columbus Crew Pick Ethan Finlay At No. 10

The Columbus Crew bolstered their attack at the MLS SuperDraft, selecting Creighton's Ethan Finlay with the No. 10 overall pick. Most expected Chandler Hoffman to be the next forward off the board, but Finlay offers some versatility that Hoffman doesn't with his ability to play wide, something that the Crew have to like with Robbie Rogers leaving the team.

For whatever reason, draft experts didn't seem to know quite what to make of Finlay. For a player that scored 29 goals during his final two seasons at Creighton, he wasn't getting nearly as much hype as you might imagine heading into the combine.

Perhaps buoyed by the disappointment of finishing second in the Hermann Trophy voting, Finlay arrived to the combine a day late and promptly scored a hat trick in his first game. Even more impressively, he needed just 17 first-half minutes to accomplish the feat.

Finlay's pro prospects might be a little doubtful as his relatively small size and lack of a clear position would seem to be marks against him. But as a Generation Adidas player, he'll get some time to grown and could very well develop into a top-notch pro.

For the latest updates on the draft, be sure to follow this StoryStream.

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