Scott Whittum NWSL Mock Draft - 14 January 2014

#1 Crystal Dunn 2. Kealia Ohai 3. Maya Hayes
Round 1
1NWSL Washington SpiritWashingtonCrystal DunnM/DNorth Carolina
The Freedom have holes to fill everywhere after finishing at the bottom of the NWSL. Dunn is the best all-around attacking personality that could come in and make an immediate impact next season.
2NWSL Houston DashHoustonKealia OhaiFNorth Carolina
Ohai had 11 goals in 25 matches during this past season. She could provide an instant offensive punch for the Dash. Ohai is very battle tested from playing for North Carolina and in the ACC conference. A great fit in Houston as they build up their side.
3NWSL Chicago Red StarsChicago (from Sea)Maya HayesFPenn State
Hayes is one of the best strikers in college soccer in a long time with 19 goals in 2013. Hayes is a great fit for a Red Stars attack that badly needs an infusion of speed, finishing, and world class skill that Hayes can provide.
4NWSL Chicago Red StarsChicagoJulie JohnstonMSanta Clara
Johnston is probably the best mix of attacking and defending out of the midfield in the senior class. Johnston has spent time with the full national team and should compete for a starting position if not immediately inserted into the starting XI for Chicago.
5NWSL FC Kansas CityKansas City (from Bos)Kassey KallmanDFlorida State
Kallman is one of the best center backs available in this year's draft. She anchored the Florida State back line to another run to the national title match. She's also be dangerous on headers in set pieces.
6NWSL Sky BlueSky BlueVanessa DiBernardoMIllinois
DiBernardo scored seven goals and had seven assists in 2013 despite missing an extended amount of time with a knee injury. She has spent time with the full National Team. If her knee stays healthy, she will be a steal at this point in the draft.
7NWSL Seattle ReignSeattle (from Por)Nkem EzurikeFMichigan
With the acquisition of Sydney Leroux, the Seattle side continues to stockpile offense with a very athletic Ezurike out of Michigan She helped lead the Wolverines to the Elite Eight last season.
8NWSL Boston BreakersBoston (from KC)Aubrey BledsoeGKWake Forest
The Breakers go with Bledsoe if they don't have any of the top striker options available like Ohai or Hayes falling to the number eight slot. Bledsoe was a huge key for Wake Forest and its rise over the past several seasons.
9NWSL Western New York FlashWestern NYMandy LaddishMNotre Dame
Laddish would be an interesting fit with the Flash since she would not necessarily be expected to start right away. Laddish could slide down to the next slot and go to Houston to play for her old college coach Randy Waldrum as well.
Round 2
10NWSL Houston DashHoustonKelsey WysGKFlorida State
The Dash go after Wys in this slot to protect themselves when Erin McLeod would be away with the Canadian National Team and strengthening the relentless commitment to being defensive first in Houston.
11NWSL Portland ThornsPortland (from Was)Amanda FrisbieD/FPortland
The Thorns stay local with Frisbie whose versatility to play in the back and press forward should help with their desire to get stronger in the backline.
12NWSL FC Kansas CityKansas City (from Sea)Tesa McKibbenFSt. Francis (PA)
McKibben scored 70 goals in her career and capped her senior season with 20 goals and 14 assists. This will be a great addition for FC Kansas City at this point in the draft.
13NWSL Boston BreakersBoston (from Chi)Katie StengelFWake Forest
The Breakers take a chance on Stengel, who is recovering from her season ending injury, and bring her in for depth in the attack. She will have time to get healthy and will compete for playing time later in the season.
14NWSL Western New York FlashWestern NY (from Bos)Natasha AnasiDDuke
Anasi would bring a nice compliment of speed and potential attacking skill out of the back for the Flash. Anasi should fit this bill  as she is one of the top battled tested defenders in the country playing in the ACC and winning the ACC Defensive player of the year in 2011.
15NWSL Sky BlueSky BlueJonelle FilignoFRutgers
If Filigno is not allocated to Sky Blue FC as a Canadian National team player, she will be a lock, I would think, to be picked by Sky Blue. The Rutgers product is a dynamic attacking player who can boost the attack for Sky Blue FC.
16NWSL Portland ThornsPortlandMorgan MarlboroughFSanta Clara
The Timbers add valuable depth behind Christine Sinclair and Alex Morgan with this pick of Marlborough as she is a prolific goal scorer and very efficient with scoring chances with 15 goals in 44 shots on goal in 2013 for Santa Clara.
17NWSL Seattle ReignSeattle (from KC)Lindsay ElstonMWashington
Elston has spent time with the U-20 National Team and is a pretty sound all-around player. Elston's numbers in 2013 suffered somewhat as Washington struggled as a team offensively. Elston is a local product that should provide nice depth for Seattle.
18NWSL Western New York FlashWestern NYCourtney VerlooF/DStanford
Verloo is versatile and would fit in well with the Flash. She comes from a winning culture in Stanford and her ability to play up front and along the back line would protect the Flash depth-wise when national team players are away.