MLS Draft 2012: Montreal Impact Select Andrew Wenger With First Pick

In a bit of an upset, the Montreal Impact selected Duke junior Andrew Wenger with the first pick of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. Wenger will most likely play center back at the MLS level, but he has played both midfield and forward in the past. Wengner, in fact, has expressed a desire to play midfield at the next level.

With outstanding versatility and technical skill for an NCAA product, Wenger was been pegged as a likely top-five pick for months. The former ACC Defensive Player of the Year was moved to striker this past season and excelled, notching 17 goals and eight assists as he was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year. That brought up questions about what position he would play in professional soccer when he made the jump, but he looks much more likely to be a defender or midfielder than a striker.

At 6'0" and 185 pounds, Wenger is big enough to play in the center of defense, but doesn't have ideal size. More likely than not, he projects as a defensive midfielder at the next level, though he could play a number of positions. He's similar to the likes of Perry Kitchen and Geoff Cameron in that regard, and he appears to be around that level of talent.

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