1. F Ben McIntosh—Drexel, Maple Ridge WLA
McIntosh is nearly the consensus number one pick right now, if there is one. The 2010 Minto Cup champion is 6’2″ and able to create his own space and score. His brother, Garrett, already with the Calgary Rougnnecks from last year’s draft, was also a high draft pick to MLL’s Denver Outlaws. McIntosh is a part of four major Coquitlam junior stars to be drafted (Wes Berg is next year still). McIntosh plays a transition role with the ability to score and no doubt projects as an NLL regular.
2. F Jeremy Noble—Denver, Denver MLL, Oakville MSL
Noble might be the second Noble to be a second overall pick in as many years. Jeremy has been a star in field and box lacrosse, winning a title with MLL’s Denver Outlaws in his first professional season. He was the first overall pick to the Oakville Rock of Major Series Lacrosse as well. He is a 2008 and 2009 Jr A champion with Orangeville, a gold medalist with the Canadian field lacrosse team. He has 321 career points in Jr A. Noble might be the most polished player ready to play box lacrosse in this draft.
3. F Miles Thompson—Albany, Rochester MLL, Onondaga Sr B
Like Ty, Miles has taken the lacrosse world by storm. He is a Sr B champion with the Onondaga Redhawks and made it to the MLL finals in his first year with Rochester. He won the 2014 Tewaaraton along with his brother Lyle, still with Albany. He won another Sr B championship in 2012 with St. Regis. The resume by Miles is spectacular and it should make him a top three pick.
4. F Eli McLaughlin—Coquitlam Jr A
McLaughlin scored 81 points between Coquitlam and Delta this season, and the season before with Delta and New Westminster he scored 103. A very dynamic player, McLaughlin will crack any NLL roster and is still a candidate to go first overall. His goal scoring ability is incredible, with 60 goals in 2013 and 47 this past season.
5. F Mark Cockerton—Virginia, Rochester MLL, Brooklin MSL
Cockerton may have dropped a bit because he hasn’t played as much box of late. He was teammates with Thompson in Rochester when they went to the championship game. The last time he played indoor lacrosse for a full season was in 2012 with the Whitby Warriors when he scored 95 points. He scored 45 the season before and won a Minto Cup.