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IF we wind up with pick 5, who would we be targeting? Who are the best midfielders with good pace, agility and disposal? Rankine looks the pick of the bunch, but won't last until 5 and will likely head home to SA if drafted by a non-SA club.

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On ‎10‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 11:25 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

As of today, we have about 5 picks. 

That is 36,46,54,62,65. 

No need to worry about top 20 draft potentials

This is my mock draft for Melbourne

36 - McKenzie

46 - Stack

54 - Ayton-Delaney

62 - Munn

65 - Bedford

ROOKIE - Hind

What do you think of Munn Normy? I think we need a developing tall forward considering where Hogan is at.

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That draft would be ideal. Very good choices IMO.

Mckenzie, Stack, Ayton-Delaney and Bedford all have pace. Real pace. Our outside run “development” would be addressed. 

Munn is a very good young forward and needs 2-3,years more development.  At pick 62, definitely we would have to seriously consider. 

I like either Lockhart, Bewley, Hore or Hind as potential rookies. Hind again is the pace and break the line style of player.  At 23, he could be in the selection mix early. I think we wouldn’t be disappointed with Hind as a rookie. 

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On 10/14/2018 at 12:22 PM, Whispering_Jack said:

You did mention Jack Bytel’s injury history which has affected his draft credentials. His problem that he has a lingering back injury and has hardly played this season. You would need a good medical report to take him in the draft.

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We now have picks 23, 28, 54, 62 and 91

PICK 23 - Sturt

PICK 28 - Duursma

PICK 54 - Bedford

PICK 62 - Munn

PICK 91 - Hind

ROOKIE - C.Wagner

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37 minutes ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

other than corey wagner, what sort of players are all these dudes @WERRIDEE?

how many will make an impression in 2019?

Norm Smith knows more than me hopefully he can give you a run down.

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Sturt reminds me of a young Jack Gunston. Plays taller than his height and is a smooth mover like Fritsch. Definitely a chance at pick 23.

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2 hours ago, Deeman said:

Which of the identical King twins is better looking?

If they get drafted to the same club, one of them will need to shave their head or grow a beard.

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3 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

If they get drafted to the same club, one of them will need to shave their head or grow a beard.

Indeed. Commentators can't even tell Jetta and Garlett apart, let alone Demons half-back Christian Salem and the downhill Winter Olympic sporting event slalom. 

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GARY BUCKENARA’S TOP 30 DRAFT PROSPECTS

Buckenara sets out his top 30:-

1. JACK LUKOSIUS Key forward, 194cm, 85kg, Woodville-West Torrens

2. SAM WALSH Midfielder, 183cm, 74kg, Geelong Falcons

3. IZAK RANKINE Midfielder, 180cm, 76kg, West Adelaide

4. BEN KING Key forward/defender, 202cm, 85kg, Sandringham Dragons

5. BAILEY SMITH Midfielder, 184cm, 79kg, Sandringham Dragons

* 6. NICK BLAKEY Forward/midfielder, 195cm, 85kg, NSW-ACT/Sydney Swans Academy

* 7. TARRYN THOMAS Midfielder, 189cm, 73kg, North Launcestonc

8. MAX KING Key forward, 201cm, 84kg, Sandringham Dragons

9. JACKSON HATELY Half-forward, 190cm, 81kg, Central District

10. BAILEY WILLIAMS Key forward/ruckman, 198cm, 95kg, Dandenong Stingrays

11. CONNOR ROZEE Midfielder, 184cm, 72kg, North Adelaide

12. IAN HILL Small forward, 175cm 76kg, Perth

13. XAVIER DUURSMA Midfielder/defender, 185cm, 71kg, Gippsland Power

14. CURTIS TAYLOR Half-forward/midfielder, 186cm, 79kg, Calder Cannons

15. LIAM STOCKER Midfielder, 184cm, 83kg, Sandringham Dragons

16. ZAC BUTTERS Midfielder, 181cm, 70kg, Western Jets

 17. RILEY COLLIER-DAWKINS Midfielder, 193cm, 88kg, Oakliegh Chargers

* 18. RHYLEE WEST Midfielder, 180cm, 80kg, Calder Cannons

19. EDWARD McHENRY Midfielder/small forward, 176cm, 71kg, Geelong Falcons

20. LUKE FOLEY Midfielder, 187cm, 75kg, Subiaco

* 21. WILL KELLY Key defender, 193cm, 83kg, Oakleigh Chargers

22. XAVIER O’HALLORAN Midfielder, 186cm, 82kg, Western Jets

23. LUKE VALENTE Midfielder, 186cm, 80kg, Norwood

* 24. ISAAC QUAYNOR Small defender, 182cm, 82kg, Oakleigh Chargers

25. JYE CALDWELL Midfielder, 184cm, 78kg, Bendigo Pioneers

26. CHAYCE JONES Midfielder, 180cm, 74kg, Launceston

* 27. CONNOR McFADYEN Midfielder, 190cm, 81kg, Queensland/Brisbane Lions Academy

28. JACK BYTEL Midfielder, 188cm, 82kg, Calder Cannons

29. LUKE ENGLISH Midfielder, 180cm, 76kg, Perth

* 30. KIERAN BRIGGS Ruckman/key forward, 200cm, 98kg, NSW-ACT/GWS Giants Academy

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7 father sons or academy zone selections here in top 30. 

I still think Ely Smith and Tom McKenzie are top 30. Jordan Clark, Sydney Stack, Riley Bowman, Jez Mclennan, Sam Sturt and Jarrod Cameron also unlucky to miss this list. 

Thats top 38. 

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all the recruiters will know that jason taylor would love ely smith and ned mchenry. they are exactly the type of player that he loves. 

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19 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

7 father sons or academy zone selections here in top 30. 

I put an asterisk beside those players. It will be interesting to see how having that number of players inside the mix of early selections affects the placement of our picks. 

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We’re back to our potential 23 and 28.  In order of my preferences

Ely Smith

Bailey Williams

Sam Sturt

Xavier OHalloran 

Chayce Jones

Xavier Duursma 

Tom McKenzie 

Sydney Stack

I think these are the likely available and best options.  Though might get a Zak Butters and Liam Stocker who could drop.  Unlikely but you never know.

 

 

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11 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

I think these are the likely available and best options.  Though might get a Zak Butters and Liam Stocker who could drop.  Unlikely but you never know.

Given that Butters comes from the Western Jets can we call him a Western Star?

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On 10/23/2018 at 9:10 PM, Deeman said:

Which of the identical King twins is better looking?

The other one.

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Rylee West looks a cracker. Can we bid for him even though we don't have a 1st routine pick?

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Toby Bedford at 31 on that list. Handy number.

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40 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

There’s been plenty of talk about the top 25 prospects but what about 26-50? Here’s Matt Balmer’s latest -  

26-50 Power Rankings 

If we somehow snag Xavier O' Halloran at our first couple of picks it'll be a massive steal! Classy inside and outside mid who'll compliment our growing midfield stocks.

Captained Vic Metro.

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I agree. I like O'Halloran a lot. He is a great long kick of the ball too. He can kick it 60m pretty comfortably. Only question mark is his speed I guess and he doesn't have the quickest hands. 

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On 11/3/2018 at 11:03 AM, Whispering_Jack said:

GARY BUCKENARA’S TOP 30 DRAFT PROSPECTS

Buckenara sets out his top 30:-

1. JACK LUKOSIUS Key forward, 194cm, 85kg, Woodville-West Torrens

2. SAM WALSH Midfielder, 183cm, 74kg, Geelong Falcons

3. IZAK RANKINE Midfielder, 180cm, 76kg, West Adelaide

4. BEN KING Key forward/defender, 202cm, 85kg, Sandringham Dragons

5. BAILEY SMITH Midfielder, 184cm, 79kg, Sandringham Dragons

* 6. NICK BLAKEY Forward/midfielder, 195cm, 85kg, NSW-ACT/Sydney Swans Academy

* 7. TARRYN THOMAS Midfielder, 189cm, 73kg, North Launcestonc

8. MAX KING Key forward, 201cm, 84kg, Sandringham Dragons

9. JACKSON HATELY Half-forward, 190cm, 81kg, Central District

10. BAILEY WILLIAMS Key forward/ruckman, 198cm, 95kg, Dandenong Stingrays

11. CONNOR ROZEE Midfielder, 184cm, 72kg, North Adelaide

12. IAN HILL Small forward, 175cm 76kg, Perth

13. XAVIER DUURSMA Midfielder/defender, 185cm, 71kg, Gippsland Power

14. CURTIS TAYLOR Half-forward/midfielder, 186cm, 79kg, Calder Cannons

15. LIAM STOCKER Midfielder, 184cm, 83kg, Sandringham Dragons

16. ZAC BUTTERS Midfielder, 181cm, 70kg, Western Jets

 17. RILEY COLLIER-DAWKINS Midfielder, 193cm, 88kg, Oakliegh Chargers

* 18. RHYLEE WEST Midfielder, 180cm, 80kg, Calder Cannons

19. EDWARD McHENRY Midfielder/small forward, 176cm, 71kg, Geelong Falcons

20. LUKE FOLEY Midfielder, 187cm, 75kg, Subiaco

* 21. WILL KELLY Key defender, 193cm, 83kg, Oakleigh Chargers

22. XAVIER O’HALLORAN Midfielder, 186cm, 82kg, Western Jets

23. LUKE VALENTE Midfielder, 186cm, 80kg, Norwood

* 24. ISAAC QUAYNOR Small defender, 182cm, 82kg, Oakleigh Chargers

25. JYE CALDWELL Midfielder, 184cm, 78kg, Bendigo Pioneers

26. CHAYCE JONES Midfielder, 180cm, 74kg, Launceston

* 27. CONNOR McFADYEN Midfielder, 190cm, 81kg, Queensland/Brisbane Lions Academy

28. JACK BYTEL Midfielder, 188cm, 82kg, Calder Cannons

29. LUKE ENGLISH Midfielder, 180cm, 76kg, Perth

* 30. KIERAN BRIGGS Ruckman/key forward, 200cm, 98kg, NSW-ACT/GWS Giants Academy

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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