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2017 NLL Draft: Complete Draft Results; NCAA Breakdowns

34 of the 59 selections played NCAA lacrosse, including the first 10 picks.

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More than half of this year’s NLL draft picks played NCAA college lacrosse last season, including former Tewaaraton winners Dylan Molloy and Matt Rambo.

The first 10 picks of the NLL Draft played college lacrosse last season, including first overall pick Josh Byrne.

Check out the full results below:

2017 NLL Draft Results

Round Pick Team Player NCAA School
Round Pick Team Player NCAA School
1 1 Buffalo Bandits Josh Byrne Hofstra
1 2 Rochester Knighthawks Jake Withers Ohio State
1 3 Calgary Roughnecks Zach Currier Princeton
1 4 Georgia Swarm Zed Williams Virginia
1 5 Rochester Knighthawks Austin Shanks Ohio State
1 6 Rochester Knighthawks Eric Fannell Ohio State
1 7 New England Black Wolves Colton Watkinson Limestone (D2)
1 8 New England Black Wolves Anthony Joaquim St. Joseph's
1 9 Calgary Roughnecks Tyler Pace Denver
1 10 New England Black Wolves JP Kealey Robert Morris
1 11 Calgary Roughnecks Ryan Martel XXX
2 12 Vancouver Stealth Ryan Fournier Loyola
2 13 Buffalo Bandits Chase Fraser Neumann (D3)
2 14 Rochester Knighthawks Adam Perroni Detroit Mercy
2 15 Toronto Rock Drew Belgrave XXX
2 16 Saskatchewan Rush Nick Finlay XXX
2 17 New England Black Wolves Nick Chaykowsky XXX
2 18 Toronto Rock Zac Masson Alaska Anchorage (Hockey)
2 19 Saskatchewan Rush Johnny Pearson Ohio State
2 20 Georgia Swarm Ethan Schott XXX
2 21 Calgary Roughnecks Anthony Kalinich XXX
2 22 Calgary Roughnecks Cole Pickup XXX
2 23 Calgary Roughnecks Cole Shafer Drexel
3 24 Georgia Swarm Frank Brown Hobart
3 25 Colorado Mammouth Ryan Lee RIT (D3)
3 26 Calgary Roughnecks Liam Patten XXX
3 27 New England Black Wolves Larken Kemp Brown
3 28 Colorado Mammouth Connor Cannizzaro Denver
3 29 Vancouver Stealth Sam DeGroot XXX
3 30 Toronto Rock Riley Hutchcraft XXX
3 31 Saskatchewan Rush Chris Boushy XXX
3 32 Georgia Swarm Mason Jones XXX
3 33 Buffalo Bandits Dallas Bridle High Point
4 34 Buffalo Bandits Mackenzie Mitchell XXX
4 35 Toronto Rock Alec Tulett Brown
4 36 Buffalo Bandits Connor Laird Lindenwood (D2)
4 37 New England Black Wolves Nick Mariano Syracuse
4 38 Colorado Mammouth Jarrod Neumann Providence
4 39 Vancouver Stealth Jeff Wittig XXX
4 40 Toronto Rock Josh Jubenville XXX
4 41 Saskatchewan Rush Austin Murphy Wingate (D2)
4 42 Georgia Swarm Nik Farrus XXX
5 43 Buffalo Bandits Dylan Molloy Brown
5 44 Rochester Knighthawks Trevor Stacey XXX
5 45 Calgary Roughnecks Steph Charbonneau XXX
5 46 New England Black Wolves Matt Rambo Maryland
5 47 Georgia Swarm Bennett Drake Albany
5 48 Vancouver Stealth Erik Kratz XXX
5 49 Toronto Rock Christian Burgdorf Denver
5 50 Georgia Swarm Isaiah Davis-Allen Maryland
6 51 Buffalo Bandits Braden Wallace RIT (D3)
6 52 Rochester Knighthawks Kessler Doolittle XXX
6 53 Calgary Roughnecks Mitch McDole XXX
6 54 New England Black Wolves Cam Milligan Vermont
6 55 Colorado Mammouth Rowan Kelly XXX
6 56 Vancouver Stealth Andrew Garant XXX
6 57 Toronto Rock Dan Craig Penn State
6 58 Saskatchewan Rush Anthony Hallborg XXX
6 59 Georgia Swarm Adam Osika Albany

Let’s dig deeper into the draft, specifically the collegiate backgrounds of those selected.

NCAA Players Selected By Round

  • 1st Round: 10
  • 2nd Round: 5
  • 3rd Round: 5
  • 4th Round: 5
  • 5th Round: 5
  • 6th Round: 4

Outside of the first round, about half of the picks in each round involved players that were on NCAA teams the previous season.

NCAA Players Selected By College Team

Ohio State’s three picks in the first round (by the same team in the Rochester Knighthawks) is unbelievable. It’s like Alabama having five players in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Brown had a player selected in the third, fourth, and fifth rounds, while Denver had players go in rounds one, three, and five.

NCAA Division I Players Selected By Conference

  • Big Ten: 7
  • Big East: 4
  • Ivy League: 4
  • America East: 3
  • NEC: 3
  • ACC: 2
  • CAA: 2
  • MAAC: 1
  • Patriot League: 1
  • SoCon: 1

The Big Ten reigns supreme...again.

NCAA Players Selected By NLL Team

  • New England: 7
  • Buffalo: 6
  • Georgia: 5
  • Rochester: 4
  • Calgary: 3
  • Colorado: 3
  • Toronto: 3
  • Saskatchewan: 2
  • Vancouver: 1

Seven of New England’s eight draft picks were former collegiate players. The lone exception was Nick Chaykowsky.

2017 NCAA Division I USILA All-Americans Selected

  • Second Team: 7
  • Honorable Mention: 6
  • First Team: 3
  • Third Team: 1

The lone Third Team selection: Josh Byrne. And he went first overall.

The NLL season begins December 8.