Atlanta United open to trading 1st-round picks in 2017 SuperDraft

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Atlanta United may currently be in possession of the No. 2 and No. 8 picks in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, but that doesn't necessarily mean the club is set to pluck a young talent early in the day.

Club president Darren Eales revealed that his side has received a few trade offers and is considering a move ahead of Friday's event.

"We feel pretty good that we’ve got two in the top 10," Eales told "It's interesting, I've come to the last two drafts now and everyone talks about the demise, but there's still players that come out and contribute each year, that get some significant minutes.

"So we think that two in the top 10, they're two good picks to have, but I think that especially as we get nearer to draft day we'll get more concrete inquiries. At the moment it's more sort of general, what are you thinking, but I think we feel pretty good with the two and the eight."

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Atlanta has a number of options available to choose from with the No. 2 pick, with UCLA standouts Abu Danladi and Jackson Yueill, Syracuse defender Miles Robinson, and Duke striker Jeremy Ebobisse all projected to be among the top selections in the 2017 affair.

Fellow expansion outfit Minnesota United has the No. 1 overall selection.

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