TD Ierlan – Albany/Yale/Denver
If you don’t know who TD Ierlan is by now, you likely haven’t been paying attention to college lacrosse for the last five years. The Victor, NY native was the first overall pick in the 2020 MLL Draft and is projected to be a top pick once again during Monday night’s PLL College Draft. A three-time All-American and Tewaaraton Finalist, Ierlan has been nothing short of dominant at the stripe during his career. He held ten different NCAA records before even suiting up for Denver for his final collegiate season. With the shift to SNG faceoffs in the college game, Irelan has continued to have success in his lone season for the Pios, winning 37-of-52 draws through five games.
Greg Gurenlian’s Take: TD’s a kid who doesn’t get enough respect for how strong he really is. I’m interested to see how his game translates to the PLL. He’s made his living on out-rotating, using his wrestling ability and dominating the column, very similar to me earlier in my career. Yet, in the past five years I haven’t seen him purposely pop the ball out to a wing or space. Ierlan can be [successful in the PLL] if he’s able to adapt and add to that part of his game as far as spreading the ball out and countering physically.
[…] adjust to the vastly different PLL rules. Former Redwoods faceoff specialist Greg Gurenlian says the key for Ierlan to dominate at the PLL level will be “to adapt and add to that part of his game as far as spreading the ball out and […]