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MLS Mock Draft, 2015: Houston Dynamo pick Ballo, Sullivan

At look at SBN's mock SuperDraft.

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

There is nothing the minds at SBN's MLS blog's love more than mock drafts. With the 2015 MLS SuperDraft set to take place on Thursday the writers got together to meet in a shady corner of an internet chat room to make their picks.

The mock draft lasted for two rounds and trades were not allowed. Houston currently holds the 8th pick in the first round and the 36th pick in the second round.

I went defense with both picks. Last year thanks to the World Cup and a rash of injuries depth became a huge problem for Houston. The Dynamo currently have seven defenders on the roster, but that could change since they just signed Raul Rodriguez at center back. With Rodriguez on the roster it makes David Horst or Jermaine Taylor more expendable especially at their price tags. While Houston have the rights to Samuel Inkoom they have yet to sign the right-back and there currently isn't a backup option behind Kofi Sarkodie.

The first pick - Oumar Ballo

Ballo is a 23-year old who played his college ball at UMBC. At 6'2" the defender has a strong presence in the air and the athletic ability to win the ball. He scored two goals this season both coming off of corner kicks.

Top Drawer Soccer ranks him as the #9 player in the country.

In addition to college play he has played for Reading United AC and the Baltimore Bohemians before that.

What does his aerial presence look like? Watch him score a header around 1:30 against his former team Baltimore Bohemians.

Kyler Sullivan

Sullivan was a huge part of the strong back line at Virginia this season. While the team played with a four-man back line for his first three years at the school they switched to a three-man back line this year. Sullivan was able to excel with both lines. Playing at right-back he possesses a speed that gets him down the field fast.

He was a part of Virginia's National Championship this season and was named to the all-tournament team at the College Cup.

Full draft results:

First Round

1. OCSC - Cyle Larin

2. NYCFC - Cristian Roldan

3. Montreal - Khiry Shelton

4. SJ - Ramon Martin del Campo

5. Portland - Conor Donovan

6. TFC - Leo Stolz

7. Chicago - Fatai Alashe

8. Houston - Oumar Ballo

9. TFC - Alex Bono

10. SKC - Nick Besler

11. TFC: - Romario Williams

12. SKC - Otis Earle

13. Vancouver - Skylar Thomas

14. Columbus - Aaron Simmons

15. Dallas - Dan Metzger

16. RSL - Eric Bird

17. D.C. - Andy Thoma

18. RBNY - Tim Parker

19. Colorado - Boyd Okwuonu

20. SKC - Andy Craven

21. LA - Tyler Miller

Second round

22. OCSC - Andrew Wolverton

23. NYCFC - Ricky Garbanzo

24. Portland - Seth Casiple

25. OCSC - Jose Ribas

26. Colorado - Jordan Murrell

27. Seattle - Dzezan Catic

28. Chicago - Saad Abdul-Salaam

29. TFC - Adam Montegue

30. SKC - Luke Mishu

31. Philadelphia - Manelo Sanchez

32. Portland - Andy Bevin

33. New England - Sergio Campbell

34. Portland - Anthony Manning

35. Columbus - Axel Sjoberg

36. Houston - Kyler Sullivan

37. TFC - Dennis Castillo

38. Vancouver - Tyler Arnone

39. RBNY - Connor Hallisey

40. Seattle - Spencer Richey

41. Philadelphia - Alex Shinsky

42. D.C. - Akeil Barrett

You can check out Dynamo Theory's draft preview here for a full look at players the Dynamo may take.