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2015 Mock Draft Summary: Projected Ducks First Round Picks

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Who are the Anaheim Ducks expected to take with the 27th pick on Friday night? The jury's still out, but across the web mock drafts have plenty of ideas.

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With the 27th pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, Anaheim Calling selects Jacob Larsson, defenseman, Frölunda HC.

If you haven't yet taken a look at SB Nation's mock draft as played out by every team's site, start here with our submission. As most of you are aware, this year's draft is expected to be pretty tough to predict after the incredibly obvious top two picks that the Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres are certainly going to be taking off the board. With that in mind, the Ducks' first pick at the tail end of the first round is still very much a toss-up. Who do other mock draft writers have heading out to Orange County? The possibilities are numerous.

Paul Bittner, LW, Portland Winterhawks (WHL)

SportsNet (Jeff Marek, Damien Cox)

NESN (Nicholas Goss)

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 203 lbs

Final NHL Central Scouting Ranking: #26 among North American skaters

2014-15 Regular Season Stats: 34-37-71, 66 games played

2014-15 Playoff Stats: 4-8-12, 17 GP

Eliteprospects Summary: "A big-bodied power forward that plays with tenacity and an edge. Relentless on the forecheck and is able to bully his way to the net with his size and speed. Has a good stick around the net and has an accurate rocket of a shot. Thinks the game well and is able to frustrate opposing players while playing physically. All-in-all, an impact player that uses his size and skill to his advantage. Gaining consistency will be integral to his future success. (Curtis Joe, EP 2014)"

Brandon Carlo, D, Tri-City Americans (WHL)

SportsNet (Sam Cosentino)

USA Today (Kevin Allen)

Height: 6'5"

Weight: 196 lbs

Final NHL Central Scouting Ranking: #25 among North American skaters

2014-15 Regular Season Stats: 4-21-25, 63 GP

2014-15 Playoff Stats: 0-1-1, 4 GP

Eliteprospects Summary: "Brandon Carlo is an industrious, shift-by-shift defenceman who lets the game come to him rather than chasing the play; he is able to quickly adapt to the pace of the game on the fly. Through maneuvering his way around the ice and making high-percentage, skilled decisions in all three zones, he is able to shut opposition offense down before it begins to take shape. Carlo is a smooth skater who can control the puck very well and get into open areas for scoring chances; that being said, he does and will need help finding offense due to his natural defensive style of play. All-in-all, a towering, defensive, d-man that has very few holes in his game and is physically ready to make the next step. (Curtis Joe, EP 2014)"

Timo Meier, LW, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)

SportsNet (Gare Joyce)

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 209 lbs

Final NHL Central Scouting Ranking: #10 among North American skaters

2014-15 Regular Season Stats: 44-16-90, 61 GP

2014-15 Playoff Stats: 10-11-21, 14 GP

Eliteprospects Summary: "A physically dominant winger with the ability to play in a skill or character role. In the offensive end, Meier is very aware and gets himself into spaces where he can easily make seeing eye passes or snap hard, accurate shots. Can impact the game in a number of different ways, and is very consistent in his efforts. All-in-all, the kind of versatile player that you can put on a skill line, and trust to create dangerous chances, or on a shutdown line, and trust to help stop pucks from going into your net. (Curtis Joe, EP 2014)"

A physically dominant winger with the ability to play in a skill or character role. In the offensive end, Meier is very aware and gets himself into spaces where he can easily make seeing eye passes or snap hard, accurate shots. Can impact the game in a number of different ways, and is very consistent in his efforts. All-in-all, the kind of versatile player that you can put on a skill line, and trust to create dangerous chances, or on a shutdown line, and trust to help stop pucks from going into your net. - See more at: http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=95921#sthash.jqx1oaD1.dpuf
A physically dominant winger with the ability to play in a skill or character role. In the offensive end, Meier is very aware and gets himself into spaces where he can easily make seeing eye passes or snap hard, accurate shots. Can impact the game in a number of different ways, and is very consistent in his efforts. All-in-all, the kind of versatile player that you can put on a skill line, and trust to create dangerous chances, or on a shutdown line, and trust to help stop pucks from going into your net. - See more at: http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=95921#sthash.jqx1oaD1.dpuf

Jake DeBrusk, LW, Swift Current Broncos (WHL)

TSN (Craig Button)

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 179 lbs

Final NHL Central Scouting Ranking: #19 among North American skaters

2014-15 Regular Season Stats: 42-39-81, 72 GP

2014-15 Playoff Stats: 0-0-0, 3 GP

Eliteprospects Summary: "A two-way winger with good mobility and scoring ability. Willing to battle in the dirty areas and can always find the puck and make the smart play below the hashmarks. Shows good creativity and deception with the puck. Good individual skills and makes good use of any time and space found. DeBrusk won't beat you up physically, but he can definitely beat you up on the scoreboard. All-in-all, a competitive two-way winger with the natural goal scorer's instincts. (Curtis Joe, EP 2015)"

Oliver Kylington, D, AIK IF (Allsv)

Yahoo Sports (Michael Finewax)

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 181 lbs

Final NHL Central Scouting Ranking: #6 among European skaters

2014-15 Regular Season Stats: 4-3-7, 17 GP

2014-15 Playoff Stats: N/A

Eliteprospects Summary: "A smart two-way defenseman, who has tremendous feeling for the game and reads the plays well. Oliver Kylington is only average-sized, but lets you forget the missing inches with his hockey sense, his strong vision and remarkable skating abilities. Owns a good shot from the blue-line and combined with his very good puck and passing skills, he can guide a power play and the team's offensive game to success. (Rafik Soliman, April 2015)"

Brock Boeser, RW, Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL)

Pucks of a Feather (Richard Spalding)

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 192 lbs

Final NHL Central Scouting Ranking: #27 among North American skaters

2014-15 Regular Season Stats: 35-33-68, 57 GP

2014-15 Playoff Stats: N/A

Eliteprospects Summary: "Some scouts are seeing quite a bit of Patrick Sharp in Mr. Boeser. He skates well and has a complete set of goal-scorer's tools. Doesn't give up his own end, and transitions to offense in such a quick and concrete way that he can catch the opposition off-guard. (EliteProspects 2015)"

Filip Chlapik, C, Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL)

Bleacher Report (Joe Pantorno)

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 196 lbs

Final NHL Central Scouting Ranking: #18 among North American skaters

2014-15 Regular Season Stats: 33-42-75, 64 GP

2014-15 Playoff Stats: 1-8-9, 9 GP

Eliteprospects Summary: N/A

Jeremy Bracco, C/RW, USA U-18 (USHL)

The Hockey Writers (Christopher Ralph)

Height: 5'10"

Weight: 165 lbs

Final NHL Central Scouting Ranking: #60 among North American skaters

2014-15 Regular Season Stats: 30-64-94, 65 GP

2014-15 Playoff Stats: N/A

Eliteprospects Summary: N/A

Daniel Sprong, RW, Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL)

Global Calgary (Brendan Parker)

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 183 lbs

Final NHL Central Scouting Ranking: #20 among North American skaters

2014-15 Regular Season Stats: 39-49-88, 68 GP

2014-15 Playoff Stats: 7-4-11, 10 GP

Eliteprospects Summary: "A prolific scoring winger who possess an elite-level skillset: has dynamic skating ability, is a creative passer, and has incredible puckhandling ability. While he is offensively dominant, he is also defensively responsible. A very hard working player who strives to improve all aspects of his game. Absolutely electric. (Curtis Joe, EP 2014)"

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What do you think? Is there a name in here that you'd prefer to hear from Bob Murray's mouth tomorrow night? Or do you have somebody better in mind? Either way, sound off in the comments while you wait to see who the newest Duck will be!