The Colorado Mammoth selected seven players in the 2019 NLL Entry Draft on Tuesday night, held at Xfinity Live! in Philadelphia.
In the first round on Tuesday, Colorado selected 6’3”, 210-pound defenseman Warren Jeffrey with the sixth overall pick.
Jeffrey, 22, spent the last year playing top-level box and field lacrosse with the Brampton Excelsiors (MSL) and the Chesapeake Bayhawks (MLL). The Mimico, Ontario native previously played Junior A box lacrosse for the Mimico Mountaineers (OJALL) and also suited up for the University of Vermont. Jeffrey lead Vermont with 15 caused turnovers in his senior year and was named to the America East All-Conference First Team (2019)
“We’re excited to have Warren Jeffrey,” said Mammoth assistant general manager Brad Self. “To be able to add a guy of that size and pedigree is exciting for our team. Again, his size is key, as is his ability to play all over the floor. We’re excited to have him in camp.”
Mammoth defensive coordinator Andrew McBride said, “We’re excited as [Jeffrey] is a big body and plays a physical style game. He’s going to add a little depth to our left side. He’s played at a high level and he’s going to come in and contribute right away. We’re excited to add him to our strong defense and for him to really come and contribute right off the hop.”
The Mammoth had seven total selections in the 2019 NLL Entry Draft. The following is a complete list of Colorado’s selections:
#1 Round 1, pick 6 – Warren Jeffrey (D, Brampton Excelsiors/University of Vermont)
#2-4 Round 2, picks 23, 26, 31 (compensatory) – Will Malcom (F, New Westminster Salmonbellies), Brett Craig (T, Seton Hill/Maple Ridge Burrards), Jake McNabb (F, St. Catharines Athletics)
#5 Round 3, pick 39 – Dylan Kinnear (DT, Towson)
#6 Round 5, pick 69 – Dan Bucaro (T, Georgetown)
#7 Round 6, pick 82 – Liam Osborne (F, Belmont Abbey)
“We did a lot of work leading up to tonight, talked with our staff and had a lot of time to think about and rank our guys,” said Self. “We’re really happy with how we did based on how we had the players ranked in this draft.
“We got big, big, big guys. We picked big competitive guys who are going to be hard to play against and some offensive players with high skill level. Those were two needs of ours that we felt like we addressed.
“At training camp, I want to see them compete for jobs. I want to see kids who are excited to play in the NLL.”
McBride added, “Everyone should start thinking about what they can do to make the team. They’re drafted for a reason, they’re here for a reason, and it’s up to them to come to camp in shape and ready to challenge for a spot.”
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