With two days left coming into the 2015 Major League Soccer Superdraft and just one match day left in the player combine the prognostications are flying.
Here we round up some of the recent picks from around the internet.
Yesterday the SB Nation Mock Draft hit the internet, comprised of picks made the blogs for each team in MLS, and Chris Rifer was on hand to make some picks for the pseudo-Portland Timbers.
Conor Donovan, D, NC State
With Liam Ridgewell, Nat Borchers, and Norberto Paparatto at the top of a centerback depth chart that sorted out its defensive issues toward the end of 2014, the Timbers' need here is depth rather than immediate impact. That makes Donovan's upside and GA status too much to pass up.
Seth Casiple, M, Cal
With Will Johnson likely missing for some portion of the early season, the Timbers could use some depth at defensive central midfield. Casiple can fill that role behind Ben Zemanski and Diego Chara in the interim before, barring further injuries, spending the rest of the season with Timbers 2.
Andy Bevin, F, West Virginia
West Virginia isn't exactly a footballing powerhouse and the MAC was underwhelming this year, but 13 goals and nine assists in a senior season to follow up a strong junior campaign makes Bevin a reasonable choice for depth up top behind Fanendo Adi and Maxi Urruti.
Anthony Manning, D, St. LouisLike a Billiken, a 6'4", 200-pound centerback who likes the ball at his feet sounds like a mythical creature at this point in the draft. Despite having all the tools Caleb Porter likes in his center-halves, though, Manning will need some seasoning before he's ready to contribute consistently in MLS.
The league's website always goes with a three-for-one approach, bringing in a trio of their editors to give their picks for this pre-combine edition of their mock draft.
Jonathan Yardley: Khiry Shelton, F, Oregon State
Shelton was injured while with the Timbers' PDL team in 2013, but the organization knows him, and he's a good fit for their system.
Matthew Doyle: Khiry Shelton, F, Oregon State
Can play wide on either flank in the 4-3-3, where depth is always needed, and is a clever passer who adds penetration off the ball. The Timbers love GA guys, though, so Shelton's far from a lock to stay in Oregon.
Nate Sulat: Boyd Okwuonu, D, North Carolina
Could be a reach, and CB is not the only position Portland need filled. But if you want an athletic, mobile defender that could possibly -- and we stress, possibly -- move outside, the former FC Dallas academy star is your man.
Soccer By Ives, and American soccer institution at this point, put out a somewhat more bare-bones mock draft than most other outlets, but updated it on Sunday after the first two days of the combine.
Nick Besler, M, Notre Dame
The Timbers can use some depth in central midfield and Besler is as polished as they come in this draft.
Jose Robas, D, Creighton
Sal Bernal, F, UNLV
Luke Mishu, D, Notre Dame
Conor Donovan, D, NC State
The U.S. U20 MNT defender goes to Portland, offering both a GA player and a promising talent to groom for the future. The Timbers' weary defense sure could use some depth at the back as well.
Ricky Garbonzo, M, Coastal Carolina
Coastal Carolina is generating players with professional attributes at a steady rate and Garbanzo is the latest from that pipeline. Talented and determined, Garbanzo would be a great fit in Caleb Porter's midfield.
Cameron Iwasa, M/F, UC Irvine
Iwasa is a creative player who works hard and could plug into a few different roles for the expansion side. The UC Irvine standout could be a good option off the bench in his debut season.
Adria Beso Marco, M, Connecticut
Portland rarely goes in the direction many suspect, but Beso would the player that could shine in the Timbers' style of play. He is a technical player that takes on the role of the washing machine as he can clean up bad passes and touches in the middle of the field and help circulate the action.