FC Dallas made two picks in the first round of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft as they selected defender Nkosi Burgess from Seattle University at No. 14 and then center forward Cal Jennings from UCF at No. 17.
FC Dallas stuck to their usual tried and true method of taking a defender in the draft as they snagged Burgess first before picking arguably the top available player left on the draft board in Jennings.
Burgess was the WAC Defender of the Year in 2019, where he scored one goal and added one assist in 20 games (with 18 starts). He helped lead Seattle to ten shutouts in 2019.
Burgess also played three seasons at UConn before transferring as a grad student to Seattle.
(Jennings scored three in this game)
Jennings is a pure goal scorer in the college game as he helped lead UCF with 18 goals in 2019, and 14 in 2018. The scouting on him suggests that he is the definition of a center forward.
One would expect both to see plenty of time with North Texas SC in the USL League One this season early on. Burgess will slot in nicely on the depth charts along side the likes of 2019 SuperDraft pick Callum Montgomery.
What do you make of these two picks?