You all know I like to keep the center back ranks tight and that I like big game experience, so Gonzo was an easy right-side starter pick for 2018. After that, it gets tight and tricky, and I could have easily jumbled two-through-four in any order. Laugh at Parkhurst if you wish, but he has loads of versatility, can play the smooth criminal role here and there often is one or two older guys who finally make the grade (think Davis and Beckerman this year, DeMerit in 2010, Conrad in 2006 and so on).
Also being monitored: Walker Zimmerman
- Greg Seltzer