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03-18-2012, 11:54 AM
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I doubt he will get drafted. I believe he becomes an ufa next season so teams would rather wait than use a draft pick. Overagers seldom get drafted because teams feel they can get them without wasting assets. I think it's foolish that teams don't use at least 7th Rd picks on these type of player but the trend is for not drafting these players at all, especially high.
While I agree with you that overage collegians don't get picked high, I disagree that they are seldom selected. They're just not ranked by the various scouting services/publications much of the time.
Justin Florek (Northern Michigan), Garrett Noonan (Boston University), Chris Wideman (Miami) and Brett Perlini (Michigan State) are a few examples of collegiate overagers that were taken in recent drafts.
FYI to everyone, Laleggia is draft eligible this year. Whether he actually gets drafted remains to be seen.
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