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The Billie Smedts Thread

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He's predicted to go around the time of our first pick (mid to late first round) and I think be could be exactly what we're hoping Strauss might one day turn into, albeit without quite as good a leg on him.

If we don't get a KPF, I hope he's the one we go for (unless there's a massive slider).

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I'd be happy if we picked him up based on the bits I've seen and read. He's kicked a few bags of goals when moved forward in TAC cup, so he's got some nice versatility too..

We don't really need another KPD, I think a Smedts type would compliment Frawley & Garland well. Delivery out of defence has to improve and this kid looks to be pretty capable in that respect.

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what a name

We better grab him quick before those Cauly' Wobblers get to him. With a name like that he should have a bit of shiit about him, maybe a tough little back pocket Hombre'.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbOidFRyfOM&feature=related

I know they are 'highlights' but based off his pace, balance poise and heart I would be thrilled to use the first pick on him.

He is great in this youtube clip, it does look like he is playing against little boys though.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbOidFRyfOM&feature=related

I know they are 'highlights' but based off his pace, balance poise and heart I would be thrilled to use the first pick on him.

He is great in this youtube clip, it does look like he is playing against little boys though.

One of those little boys for Xavier is Dan Hannebury I believe. The rest are absolutely little boys though

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*BUMP*

This is the guy I want for pick 12.

I think we are shorter on class in our small - medium defenders than our T/Forwards. So as I look more, I would not be unhappy Now if we take a Heppell or Smedts Type or a Gaff,, if they were to slide through.

If we happen upon another pick around 20, then that would be a plus for a Tall.

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He tested extremely well in lot of categories at the Draft combine.

He's 2.91 over 20m was the equal 8th.

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*BUMP*

This is the guy I want for pick 12.

Completely agree, that is if Gaff has already been selected.

Edited by Deez Nutz

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I'd prefer a player like Smedts that is earmarked as a HBF because they give us that bit extra in the drive zone.

Smedts, Caddy or Brodie Smith will do me just fine, if we don't get Lynch or Darling.

Either way, there'll be a lot to gush about.

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Was Darling the young boy who was bashed? there seems to no news on how the young boy has been going.

He was. Recovering ok, I think.

He attended the Draft Combine and participated in interviews and psych tests.

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And does anyone know how those said tests went? Interesting if missing out on Hale might bring a Darling or lynch into consideration moreso now. We seem to have the quota of middies sorted, Smedts is damn tempting though.... ahhh it is hard.. what a decision.

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Is it just me or does he move a bit like J Grimes?

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Yeah, they both move similar. Very poised and greatly balanced. Smedts could do a Grimes role for sure.

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Yeah, my relatively uneducated preference goes in order:

Lynch

Smedts

Darling

Smith/Harper

Caddy

Pitt

I wouldn't discount McCarthy or Lycett being part of the equation either.

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I just watched the Smedts & Darling videos, and I know I've been see-sawing, but seeing these vids,,, I finally favour the mid sized player with our 1st Pick & a tall with our 2nd.

Smedts is agility personified.

He would be perfect on a HBF with Grimes on the other.

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Smedts can play forward & back well! Could also devolop into an attacking midfielder from YouTube observation. The only position he wouldn't be able to play is ruck. I would be gutted seeing him in another jumper if we passed him up. Disappointed we missed out on Roary Sloane who went too Adelaide. Smedts would defintely make up for that disappointment!

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Who from our list would you swap for Sloane?

You have to be realistic about how many players we can acquire through the draft.

Hell, I want Lynch, Smedts AND Darling.

I know in the end I'll end up hating at least one of them with a passion.

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Yeah, my relatively uneducated preference goes in order:

Lynch

Smedts

Darling

Smith/Harper

Caddy

Pitt

I wouldn't discount McCarthy or Lycett being part of the equation either.

My wish list would be something like,,,, these that I've seen footage of & heard/read good reports of,,, >

Gorringe

Smedts

Harper/Lamb

Darling/Cook

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Cook/Mitchell/Green/Sinclair/

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