The Whipsnakes added Jack Myers from the player pool on Wednesday, and two days later he is on the game day roster for Sunday’s matchup against the Archers.
The former Ohio State attackman was drafted by the Chrome with the 20th pick of the 2023 PLL Draft, but released to the player pool to make room for the returning Brendan Nichtern.
Myers offers intrigue as an offensive threat for the Whipsnakes. Five players (Zed Williams, Matt Rambo, Will Manny, Tucker Dordevic, Mike Chanenchuk) have accounted for over 75% of Whipsnakes goals this season.
It’s no secret the Whipsnakes have needed secondary offensive production for a while. All-Star midfielder Brad Smith is still out and sorely missed. Rookie Garrett Leadmon looks promising, but is still developing in the professional game. Keegan Khan and Jackson Reid have shown flashes here and there but lacked steady minutes and production. Sean Lulley didn’t work out.
Now the Whipsnakes will see what Myers, who was one of my favorite players in the draft, offers as an offensive threat.
Prototypical X Attackman
Watching tape on Myers, he checks all the boxes of an prototypical X attackman, which the Whipsnakes lack on the roster.
Starting every game of his Buckeye career, Myers registered a balanced 121 goals and 115 assists during his tenure.
He attacks hard from X and utilizes his big frame and smooth stick work to get shots off with both hands.
Myers’ scoring arsenal is deep. He can turn the corner right-handed.