2. Vancouver Whitecaps: Andrew Wegner, D, Duke
Generation Adidas defender/midfielder/forward Andrew Wenger proved irresistible because of what those three little forward slashed words make obvious: his versatility. Wenger played forward with Duke this past season but was a central defender in 2010 and gets hype as a midfielder and fullback as well. While the 6-foot-0 21-year-old seems a little slight to play centre back in MLS, his intelligence and endurance seem to make him ideal for the middle of the park.
Wenger is versatile, smart, and has earned his considerable NCAA success with skill, brains and effort rather than raw athleticism. When you're looking for a player to make the big jump from NCAA to MLS, you don't want somebody who's just bigger, stronger, or flashier than the other kids: you want Andrew Wenger.
21. Whitecaps: Colin Rolfe, Louisville, F
As a second round pick, Colin Rolfe may seem like a strange selection for a Whitecaps team that's strong up front. But even turning 22 in February, Rolfe is a bit of a project and would benefit from no-pressure development time in USL PDL and the MLS Reserves. He's another player who succeeds with skill (and pace) rather than size and has an enviably consistent NCAA scoring record. While by no means a sure thing, a taste of professional coaching to go with Rolfe's legendary work ethic could provide a surprisingly useful player.
Benjamin Massey is a SB Nation Soccer contributor as well as the managing editor of Whitecaps blog 86 Forever.