2013 MLS Draft : Montreal Impact select at #8 Blake Smith

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The left-footed winger is the 8th pick overall in the 2013 MLS Super Draft and the Montreal Impact first pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

The New Mexico left-midfielder , that can also play left back, is the 8th pick overall of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

Blake Smith was projected to be one of the top left midfielders taken in the SuperDraft . He was the only player among the 72 invited to the Combine to place in the Top 5 in tests of speed, agility and power.

His versatility should bring a lot of options for Montreal on the left side, either as a left back or left midfielder.

SPEED: 30-meter sprint -- ranked 3rd : 4.11 seconds

AGILITY: 5-10-5 -- ranked 3rd : 4.10 seconds

POWER: Vertical Jump -- ranked 3rd : 31 inches

Matt Jordan described Blake Smith to ImpactMontreal.com as being

..a true outside midfielder. He has the ability to come inside and combine with the central midfielders, but he is also very strong when it comes to taking the ball down the line and providing good service into the box.


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