It's mock draft season! Rejoice!
OK, so maybe it's not exactly time to rejoice, but the Rapids have three picks in the upcoming 2013 MLS SuperDraft and hopefully, they're going to use them on some solid talent. With the sixth overall pick, they have a chance to grab another guy like Tony Cascio, someone who should be able to step in right away and play 20-25 appearances for the team his rookie year.
Top Drawer Soccer has put out their first Mock Draft of the year, and they have the Rapids going in a way that will shock exactly nobody -- going for a solid attacking midfielder. (In the Cascio vein!) Specifically, they have the Rapids selecting Creighton midfielder Jose Gomez with that sixth overall pick:
The classy midfielder would fit well into what Oscar Pareja is trying to do with the Rapids. Note here that if Dillon Serna signs a homegrown deal, it could alter what Colorado does with this pick. Regardless, Gomez needs a coach like Pareja in order to find his feet in MLS.
Gomez certainly did all right for himself with the Blue Jays this season. Playing in 16 games, Gomez played a Martin Rivero-esque role, dictating the offense while putting up four goals and seven assists. According to the TDS scouting report, he is the best midfielder in the draft and is the No. 3 upperclassman available at all. Not bad press for the kid.
The only real problem I would have with this pick is that it would ignore a section of the field that had far more needs, namely anywhere else. Talent's talent, though. He would certainly fit with the style of ball that Pareja is trying to coax out of the Rapids.