The 2018 NWSL Draft is never short on surprises.
Whether it's from the trades pulled off on the day, players going early, later or not at all, or even the names available released late on the day, the event usually delivers when it comes to storylines.
This year's group of players is no different. The biggest story at this time is whether or not Andi Sullivan ends up picked on the day. The Hermann Trophy winner and TDS Player of the Year has yet to be included in the list of players eligible. That is expected to change, although there could always be the shock that she ends up pursuing options abroad.
Sullivan is just on the tip of the iceberg when it comes to talent yet to declare. Other prominent names include Stephanie Amack, Rachel Corboz, Mikaela Harvey, Morgan Wolcott and Cassie Miller amongst players that could be top picks.
With that in mind, the TDS Top 40 rankings covers the players that appeared on the most recent draft eligible list published by the league. Based off of covering college soccer over the past four years, TDS takes a stab at some of the top players on the board.