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2014 MLS SuperDraft: Rapids Pick Tolani Ibikunle, Albert Edward In Final Rounds

Colorado opted for more defenders in the final two rounds of the SuperDraft.


There wasn't all that much flash left on the board in the third and fourth rounds of the MLS SuperDraft, so the Rapids opted to throw some more defenders into the pile when it came time for them to draft in the final two rounds.

In the third round, Colorado opted for Tolani Ibikunle, a central defender from Wake Forest who played alongside second-round selection Jared Watts for a few seasons with the Demon Deacons.

In the fourth round, they went for Australian right back Albert Edward from Kentucky school-you've-never-heard-of Lindsey Wilson College. He played for the Des Moines Menace last season, matching up against Sporting Kansas City in the Open Cup and meeting the Real Colorado Foxes once or twice as well. (PDL, y'all.)

Neither player will be inked to a contract quite yet, but both will be sent to preseason camp for the Rapids with a shot at earning a roster spot. It's not farfetched to think that one of them could make it, with Brenton Griffiths being an example of a lower-round guy with potential that stuck on a young Rapids team.