Jeff Teat – Cornell
When the attackman returned to Cornell with hopes of playing one final season for the Big Red he was third in program history with 268 points. Before taking him in the 2020 PLL College Draft, Andy Towers referred to Teat as a “All-World Attackman at 20 years old” who might not be as appreciated as he should. Teat might be a smaller guy, but he’s been highly touted for his high lacrosse IQ and ability to make things look easy by current several PLL pros.
Even though Teat hasn’t had an opportunity to play this season with the Ivy League deciding to cancel the 2021 season there shouldn’t be any fear of rust or Teat being a step behind due to the layoff. The four-time All-American will become the first player ever selected twice in the PLL Draft after being taken by Andy Towers’ Chaos in the second round of last years’ draft.
Rest assured, Teat will not be a second round selection this year and is in the conversation of who might be the top pick in the draft. Teat is no stranger to going first overall; the New York Riptide selected the lefty with the top pick in the 2020 NLL Entry Draft. If the Atlas select Teat at #1, he’ll become just the third player in pro lacrosse history to go first overall in both the NLL and MLL/PLL Draft, joining Kevin Crowley (2011) and Lyle Thompson (2015) as the only players to do so.
Casey Powell’s Take: He has the feel of the game down to a science. He lets it come to him and has a knack for being on the move and slipping into threatening areas. He watches the game unfold and encourages off-ball action. He’s battle tested and he’s up for any challenge at the next level. Teat will no doubt be very effective in putting the ball in the stick of the world’s best scorers.