The Minnesota Swarm owned four picks in the first round of the NLL Draft tonight, with three in a row at two, three & four. The first overall pick was already known before the night began, with Mark Matthews going to the Edmonton Rush. That put the Swarm on the clock for their bevy of picks, and the Swarm shocked no one by going with Brock Sorenson of "the" Ohio State University.
Sorenson is a transition player who comes in at 6' 6", 220 pounds, and is not afraid to mix it up with anyone of the field. Sorenson should be able to jump right into the lineup for the Swarm, having played for Swarm coach Joe Sullivan in a Canadian summer league for the past two seasons. There were some questions if Sorenson would go this high because of reconstructive knee surgery, but all those questions were answered and the Swarm took no time in making their pick.
From Teddy Jenner of ILIndoor:
Built much like Brodie Merrill with more of an offensive touch, Sorensen brings a winning attitude and a non-stop commitment to getting better every year. Add him to the likes of Suitor, MacIntosh, Watt and Haas; the Swarm will be one of the deepest transition games the NLL has ever seen. At 6′6, 220lbs, Sorensen is big, mean, fast and will contribute right away. Coming off an ACL injury, he had surgery in May and looks to be ready to go come the start of the NLL season.
This guy is going to be an absolute beast for the Swarm. While he has size that could make some doubt his hands and speed, the guy is fast and has a sick shot that is going to make him incredibly difficult to defend. Andrew Suitor and Jordan MacIntosh just got some serious help in the transition game.
Keep an eye on SB Nation Minnesota's Swarm Hub for ore on the other Swarm picks.