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    Really? To me they sound like almost entirely opposite types.
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    Phantom Drafts - 2018

    Pushed out to pick 29 after all the academy and father son selections.
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    Training - Monday 19 November, 2018

    I'll own up, but I won't take the shame. The photo was unflattering but clearly looking at his whole body now, he is in good condition, as should be expected. One of his assets in his draft year was his running, so it's good to see him doing well.
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    Andrew Brayshaw

    But did you actually? I can't see anything.
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    Maybe a bit harsh based on a photo, but doesn't look like the physique of someone who has been a professional athlete for 4 years. My thoughts on his actual play and his recruitment are similar to BB, I loved him in his second season but he was a shell of his former self this season. Not sure if he has come back early or this is the week players entering their 5th season are due back, but hoping he has something to prove and a big pre season ahead of him.
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    Am I the only one thinking he will have a bit of catching up to do this pre season?
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    Biggest Draft Steals

    It's funny how it works out. Messed up our attempt at a key forward with pick 12 then got an absolute gun key forward at pick 53.
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    2018 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch

    It was more to do with his draft rankings. He had Kieran Collins ranked at 3 in 2015.
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    2018 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch

    The more you read from this guy, the more you realise he has no idea. An absolute fluke getting what the hawks did with this guy in charge.
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    Rating the 2013 Draft (afl.com)

    Well I know they weren't 2nd in line after Salem. We had Lewis Taylor on standby as our back up for pick 9.
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    Rating the 2013 Draft (afl.com)

    That's a different discussion, I guess you could interpret the sentence that way if you wish, but it's not my line of thought. They overrated the players that they were considering at pick 9. You would think that they thought there would be little difference between the player picked at pick 9 and the player picked at 2. I remember at the time of the draft, Kevin Sheehan talking about how he thought this could be the best top 10 in the history of the draft. Undoubtebly Cripps is an elite talent and would have been a steal at pick 9. Zach Merrett is another one if you are going down that path of players taken after pick 9. The difference is Kelly was widely considered to be a future star by multiple clubs and was being labelled a future Brownlow medalist prior to being drafted by recruiters.
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    Jarryd Lyons

    Could be handy depth but he doesn't play the same role as any of these players. I would much prefer him in the team as opposed to Maynard though.
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    Rating the 2013 Draft (afl.com)

    Either way, our recruiters messed it up. If they were able to identify how good Kelly was and how limited Tyson was then they would have advised the club against proceeding with the trade. It seems they also overrated what would be available at pick 9. Other clubs rated Kelly a lot higher than we did and it shows that they were on the mark. Kangaroos are on the record as saying they tried to get a pick in the mini draft to get him. We had 2 shots to get him and elected not to on both occasions.
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    PICKS # 26 & 31 (formerly # 23 & 28)

    You are comparing Spargo to Gresham? One is extremely talented while one gets the most out of his limited ability. If McHenry is like Spargo, not interested. If he is like Gresham, he won't be available at our pick.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    Strongly disagree that the numbers show that. The numbers show that most of the elite key position players explode in season 3 or 4. Jesse has continued at a similar level since his initial season. His numbers I would imagine are similar to Jack Darlings. Goals in 4th season: Riewoldt 78 Roughead 75 Walker 63 Cameron 63 He is a good player, but he isn't close to the player some on these boards talked him up as from season one.