On Thursday the New England Revolution will take part in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft. New England owns the 24th, 51st, and the 78th overall pick. On Monday we released the complete draft history by year for the Revolution and have now dug thru some of the details.
Over the years the New England Revolution have made 115 draft selections including the inaugural MLS draft. The average player appeared in 1.55 seasons with the Revs. 59 of those players appeared in a match the season they were drafted and 48 of them never appeared in a single match with the club.
Of course, over time the draft and its relevance on MLS has changed dramatically. The league has shifted away from it in recent years with the primary driver of new talent coming from international players or thru Homegrown Players. That has shifted the success of draft picks and the talent that can be found in them.
Take a look at the five-year blocks below and you can see that over time the % of players that appeared in the first year after begin selected decreased over time. That trend bucked in recent years when the club hit on a number of players including Tajon Buchanan, Henry Kessler, Brandon Bye, and DeJuan Jones. it does show that the overall decline of the draft and its talent pool might be a little over-exaggerated. Yes, teams have taken fewer picks over time but the Revs have still been able to hit on a number of picks at a consistent rate.
# Of Picks# Played First Year% Played First Year2016-202014857.1%2011-201520840.0%2006-2010261246.2%2001-2005221150.0%1996-2000171164.7%
Revolution draft picks by year
NameYearPickPlayed First Year?Seasons Appeared InHENRY KESSLER*20206Y1SIMON LEKRESSNER202030N0KEEGAN MEYER202043N0TAJON BUCHANAN*20199Y2DEJUAN JONES*201911Y2BRANDON BYE*20188Y3MARK SEGBERS20189Y1NICOLAS SAMAYOA201878N0BRIAN WRIGHT201720Y3NAPO MATSOSO201731N0JOSH SMITH201775Y1JORDAN MCCRARY201610N0MICHAEL GAMBLE201630N0FEMI HOLLINGER-JANZEN201651Y2MARC FENELUS201547N0STEVE NEUMANN20144Y3PATRICK MULLINS201411Y1ALEC SUNDLY201431N0PIERRE OMANGA201450N0ANDREW FARRELL*20131Y8DONNIE SMITH201321Y4LUKE SPENCER201323N0LUIS SOFFNER201336N0JOSSIMAR SANCHEZ201342N0CHRIS THOMAS201361N0ALEX DEJOHN201380N0GABE LATIGUE201399N0KELYN ROWE20123Y8TYLER POLAK201222Y1AJ SOARES20116Y4STEPHEN MCCARTHY201124Y4STEVEN PERRY201139N0RYAN KINNE201142N0ALAN KOGER201154N0ZACK SCHILAWSKI20109Y2SETH SINOVIC201025Y1ZAK BOGGS201031Y2JASON GRIFFITHS201048Y1ADAM WELCH201057N0KEVIN ALSTON200910Y7RYAN MAXWELL200915N0ANDREI GOTSMANOV200924N0DADO HAMZAGIC200925N0CHRIS SALVAGGIONE200938N0DARRIUS BARNES200940Y8TYREL LACEY200955N0ROB VALENTINO200813N0MICHAEL VIDEIRA200818N1JOE GERMANESE200827Y1MATTHEW BRITNER200841N0SPENCER WADSWORTH200855N0WELLS THOMPSON20075Y3AMAECHI IGWE200712N2RYAN SOLLE200725N0BRYAN BYRNE200738Y1ADAM CRISTMAN200748Y2KYLE HELTON200751N0LEANDRO DE OLIVEIRA200611N0WILLIE SIMS200623Y1KYLE BROWN200635Y1MICHAEL PARKHURST20059Y4JAMES RILEY200521Y3TONY LOCHHEAD200533N1CLINT DEMPSEY20048Y3JEREMIAH WHITE200423N1FELIX BRILLANT200456Y1ANDY DORMAN200458Y7PAT NOONAN20039Y5DIMELON WESTFIELD200322N0KYLE SINGER200329Y1TAYLOR TWELLMAN20022Y8SHALRIE JOSEPH200214N10IAN FULLER200221Y1DEREK POTTEIGER200241N0MARSHALL LEONARD200245N4ERIK OZIMEK200249N0NICK DOWNING200121Y2YARI ALLNUTT200142Y1FERNANDO ORTIZ200147N0ERIC POGUE200153N0SHAUN TSAKIRIS200154N0MICHAEL FELLER200166N0RUSTY PIERCE200014Y5SHAKER ASAD200031Y3FABIO ZUNIGA200036Y1ADAM EYRE200038Y1BO OSHONIYI200039N0TODD HARDY200063N0LEIGHTON O’BRIEN199925N0JOHNNY TORRES19985Y4JESSE VAN SAUN199817Y1KEVIN COYE199829N1TOM MCLAUGHLIN199836Y1SCOTT COUFAL199712Y1STEVE KLEIN199722Y1J.T. ROBERTS199726N0PAUL KEEGAN19966Y5IMAD BABA199616Y5PAUL DOS SANTOS199626N0IAIN FRASER19955Y1PETER WOODRING199515Y1BOJAN VUCKOVIC199525Y1MARQUIS WHITE199535N0TED CHRONOPOULOS199545N7YARI ALLNUTT199555N0ROB UKROP199565Y1DARREN SAWATZKY199575Y2TOM LIPS199585Y1RICHARD WEISZMANN199595Y1JOHN DEBRITO1995105Y1JIM ADAMS1995115N0GEOFF AUNGER1995125Y1ANTONIO SUPERBIA1995135N0DEREK DROZE1995145N0JORGE OLAMENDI1995155N0
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