ESPN.com mock draft: Stars take Forbort

Gare Joyce has the final mock draft for ESPN.com up now and the Stars are slated to take defenseman Derek Forbort.

We'll have a draft preview up shortly for you, but there's no doubt the Stars would like to bolster their defense, something the system needs. The good news is there are some very good ones to choose from, it just depends on who falls to the Stars at No. 11.

Here's what Joyce says about the Stars' pick:

The Stars like Dylan McIlrath's toughness, but Forbort has more offensive upside. Some scouts have him closer to the top three defensemen and say he has a good shot at developing into a better player down the line. He will require more time, though.

The Stars' staff flew to Los Angeles on Wednesday and they are getting everything set up for the draft at the Staples Center, which starts Friday night. ESPN Dallas will be in the arena and blogging about the Stars' picks and what's going on. So join us!