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I liked the look of Cripps from WA for a later pick. Not sure where he is rated?

An inside mid who gets first hands on the ball and releases it outside. Fits a need for me.

Cripps or Honeychurch should be available around our second pick, both nice inside accumulators

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I'd love Dunstan, but I doubt he's a top 3 pick and he won't be there at our next.

Wasnt Joel Selwood no 7.

The key is i spose not the size. But getting the best.

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my list post the champs

1 GWS James Aish

2 MEL Dominic Sheed (Dunstan or Crouch)

3 WB Tom Boyd

4 STK Luke Dunstan

5 SUNS Matt Crouch

6 BRIS Matt Scharenberg

7 PORT Marco Bontempelli

8 KANGAS Luke McDonald *

9 CARL Luke Billings

10 WC Josh Kelly

11 RICH Trent Dumont

12 CROWS Darcy Hourigan

13 COLL Christian Salem

14 FREM Blake Acres

15 ESS Ben Lennon

16 CATS Lewis Taylor

17 SWANS Billy Hartung

18 HAWKS Johnathan Marsh

19 GWS Toby Nankervis

20 MEL Kade Kolodjashnij

21 WB Tom Cutler

22 STK Ben Cavarra

23 SUNS Darcy Gardiner

24 BRIS Issac Conway

25 PORT Alex Spina

26 KANGAS Isaiah Miller

27 CARL Luke Reynolds

28 WC Clayton McCartney

29 RICH Nick Bourke

30 CROWS Dwayne wilson

31 COLL Jarman Impey

32 FREM Cameron Conlan

33 ESS Zac Merrett

34 CATS James Tsitas

35 SWANS Lloyd Perris* academy

36 HAWKS Jay Kennedy-Harris

37 GWS Cain Tickner

38 MEL Zak Jones

39 WB Mitchell Honeychurch

40 STK Errin Wasley-Black

41 SUNS Patrick Cripps

42 BRIS Jason Cooke

43 PORT Cameron Giles

44 KANGAS Nathan Freeman

45 CARL Nick Holman

46 WC Cameron McCarthy

47 RICH Aiden Franetic

48 CROWS Malcolm Karpany

49 COLL Eli Templeton

50 FREM Dayle Gartlett

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my list post the champs

1 GWS James Aish

2 MEL Dominic Sheed (Dunstan or Crouch)

3 WB Tom Boyd

4 STK Luke Dunstan

5 SUNS Matt Crouch

6 BRIS Matt Scharenberg

7 PORT Marco Bontempelli

8 KANGAS Luke McDonald *

9 CARL Luke Billings

10 WC Josh Kelly

11 RICH Trent Dumont

12 CROWS Darcy Hourigan

13 COLL Christian Salem

14 FREM Blake Acres

15 ESS Ben Lennon

16 CATS Lewis Taylor

17 SWANS Billy Hartung

18 HAWKS Johnathan Marsh

19 GWS Toby Nankervis

20 MEL Kade Kolodjashnij

21 WB Tom Cutler

22 STK Ben Cavarra

23 SUNS Darcy Gardiner

24 BRIS Issac Conway

25 PORT Alex Spina

26 KANGAS Isaiah Miller

27 CARL Luke Reynolds

28 WC Clayton McCartney

29 RICH Nick Bourke

30 CROWS Dwayne wilson

31 COLL Jarman Impey

32 FREM Cameron Conlan

33 ESS Zac Merrett

34 CATS James Tsitas

35 SWANS Lloyd Perris* academy

36 HAWKS Jay Kennedy-Harris

37 GWS Cain Tickner

38 MEL Zak Jones

39 WB Mitchell Honeychurch

40 STK Errin Wasley-Black

41 SUNS Patrick Cripps

42 BRIS Jason Cooke

43 PORT Cameron Giles

44 KANGAS Nathan Freeman

45 CARL Nick Holman

46 WC Cameron McCarthy

47 RICH Aiden Franetic

48 CROWS Malcolm Karpany

49 COLL Eli Templeton

50 FREM Dayle Gartlett

On what I have witnessed thus far live this year Garlett wont last till pick 50 and Freo will not take a small forward. I think if available with their first pick they will take Jonathan Marsh as they are desperate for a future KPF or KPD over Acres (who I actually rate highly)

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my list post the champs

1 GWS James Aish

2 MEL Dominic Sheed (Dunstan or Crouch)

3 WB Tom Boyd

4 STK Luke Dunstan

5 SUNS Matt Crouch

6 BRIS Matt Scharenberg

7 PORT Marco Bontempelli

8 KANGAS Luke McDonald *

9 CARL Luke Billings

10 WC Josh Kelly

11 RICH Trent Dumont

12 CROWS Darcy Hourigan

13 COLL Christian Salem

14 FREM Blake Acres

15 ESS Ben Lennon

16 CATS Lewis Taylor

17 SWANS Billy Hartung

18 HAWKS Johnathan Marsh

19 GWS Toby Nankervis

20 MEL Kade Kolodjashnij

21 WB Tom Cutler

22 STK Ben Cavarra

23 SUNS Darcy Gardiner

24 BRIS Issac Conway

25 PORT Alex Spina

26 KANGAS Isaiah Miller

27 CARL Luke Reynolds

28 WC Clayton McCartney

29 RICH Nick Bourke

30 CROWS Dwayne wilson

31 COLL Jarman Impey

32 FREM Cameron Conlan

33 ESS Zac Merrett

34 CATS James Tsitas

35 SWANS Lloyd Perris* academy

36 HAWKS Jay Kennedy-Harris

37 GWS Cain Tickner

38 MEL Zak Jones

39 WB Mitchell Honeychurch

40 STK Errin Wasley-Black

41 SUNS Patrick Cripps

42 BRIS Jason Cooke

43 PORT Cameron Giles

44 KANGAS Nathan Freeman

45 CARL Nick Holman

46 WC Cameron McCarthy

47 RICH Aiden Franetic

48 CROWS Malcolm Karpany

49 COLL Eli Templeton

50 FREM Dayle Gartlett

Kalojashnij (spelling wrong -am on phone) will be long gone by pick 20

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The more reading I've done tonight, the more convinced I am we will take James Aish with pick 2 (if that's what we have come end of the season). Seems to be the most rounded midfielder of the highest ranked ones. Him or Sheed anyway, but Aish has the better skills and turn of pace around the packs.

What sort of player is Zak Jones?
I've read mainly a defender?
Being Nathan Jones' younger brother I'd hope we have a good look at him. If he has the same work ethic and hunger as Nathan then he will be a winner.

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Lewis Taylor (VC) also impressed me as did Smith form WA. If these guys are available for our second pick I would look at them.

Dayle Garlett will also be taken this draft and we should seriously consider him. I now wish we had taken a chance on him as a rookie last year..

Yep, the prevailing view on this year’s draft pool is that it’s shallow. There's plenty of quality (especially midfield) for the first two rounds, but it’s going to be highly speculative after that.

I think what we do with our second and third round picks this year will be far more important for our list make up that our first pick. Unless we do something ridiculously left field, whoever we get with our first pick should be productive, if not a star. We’re in the position where we really can’t afford to get the others wrong.

Taylor’s got too much quality to slide to the second round. If it wasn’t for his height, I think he’d be a sure thing to go top 5.

Smith’s a bottom ager, I look forward to seeing how he develops from now to draft time next year.

Not sure if our recruitment team would do it, but if Garlett was around for our second rounder, I’d snaffle him. I wouldn’t be surprised if a team takes a flyer on him in the first round. Talent not in question with that boy.

If Billy Hartung is available at our second round pick, we simply have to call his name out. He has really good endurance along with a great turn of foot, which seems to be getting rarer nowadays.

Hartung’s an elite kick too. A very good player who could go anywhere from the fringes of the top 10 through to somewhere in the 2nd round.

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If Billy Hartung is available at our second round pick, we simply have to call his name out. He has really good endurance along with a great turn of foot, which seems to be getting rarer nowadays.

Agree. His pace, skills and decision making seem solid. Could add some more zip alongside Blease.

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Yep, the prevailing view on this year’s draft pool is that it’s shallow. There's plenty of quality (especially midfield) for the first two rounds, but it’s going to be highly speculative after that.

I think what we do with our second and third round picks this year will be far more important for our list make up that our first pick. Unless we do something ridiculously left field, whoever we get with our first pick should be productive, if not a star. We’re in the position where we really can’t afford to get the others wrong.

Taylor’s got too much quality to slide to the second round. If it wasn’t for his height, I think he’d be a sure thing to go top 5.

Smith’s a bottom ager, I look forward to seeing how he develops from now to draft time next year.

Not sure if our recruitment team would do it, but if Garlett was around for our second rounder, I’d snaffle him. I wouldn’t be surprised if a team takes a flyer on him in the first round. Talent not in question with that boy.

Hartung’s an elite kick too. A very good player who could go anywhere from the fringes of the top 10 through to somewhere in the 2nd round.

I'd go Garlett too. We have enough leadership in our forwardline alone now that he would be well supported. The move from WA to VIC does worry me though. He seems to be settled now with his girlfriend and her family. What happens when you rip out stability and replace it with high pressure situations and expectations?

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I'd go Garlett too. We have enough leadership in our forwardline alone now that he would be well supported. The move from WA to VIC does worry me though. He seems to be settled now with his girlfriend and her family. What happens when you rip out stability and replace it with high pressure situations and expectations?

Going to watch him again tomorrow and will see how he goes, will be interesting to see in the WAFL now with the u/18 Championships finished the draft prospects playing in the senior sides now

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Callum Twomey from the AFL website has done a quick top 20 that is subject to change over the coming months.

phantom-draft-form-guide

Interesting to note that he has ranked Sheed and Dunstan at pick 17 and 20 respectively. Certainly would be nice if we could snare one of those in the second round. I like the write up on Freeman and think he may be one to keep an eye on.

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Callum Twomey from the AFL website has done a quick top 20 that is subject to change over the coming months.

tt

phantom-draft-form-guide

Interesting to note that he has ranked Sheed and Dunstan at pick 17 and 20 respectively. Certainly would be nice if we could snare one of those in the second round. I like the write up on Freeman and think he may be one to keep an eye on.

Freeman is the love child of Knightmare on BigFooty. In his phantom draft he believes he will become the best midfielder in this draft..

Pick 9 Nathan Freeman (VIC – Mid)Height: 181cm, Weight: 85kg, DOB: 16/06/1995

Recruited from: Sandringham Dragons

Style: Patrick Dangerfield

Player comparison:

Range: 5-25

Profile: Absolute dynamite midfielder and in my view outside of Jack Martin I strongly believe Freeman will become the best midfielder in this draft class. Other than Patrick Dangerfield and Chris Judd no player even compares with what Freeman does in the contest from an explosive standpoint. Freeman as Dangerfield does wins all the contested ball and is an absolute clearance machine but he’s a guy who has that rare combination of inside game and extreme explosiveness with his pace, agility and sidestep all as good as you’ll see. In addition to that explosiveness Freeman has a real hardness to him with the way he attacks the footy and contest. Also features of Freeman’s game is his ability to take grabs overhead and his 1v1 ability. He can push forward and hit the scoreboard in a big way particularly enjoying those finishes on the run streaming into goal or running to the 50 and going long for the goal. In short this guy has all the tricks and other than Jack Martin is that only other midfielder I see as a genuine game changer.

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Going to watch him again tomorrow and will see how he goes, will be interesting to see in the WAFL now with the u/18 Championships finished the draft prospects playing in the senior sides now

Please let me know how he goes, PSD.

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Freeman is the love child of Knightmare on BigFooty. In his phantom draft he believes he will become the best midfielder in this draft..

Pick 9 Nathan Freeman (VIC – Mid)Height: 181cm, Weight: 85kg, DOB: 16/06/1995

Recruited from: Sandringham Dragons

Style: Patrick Dangerfield

Player comparison:

Range: 5-25

Profile: Absolute dynamite midfielder and in my view outside of Jack Martin I strongly believe Freeman will become the best midfielder in this draft class. Other than Patrick Dangerfield and Chris Judd no player even compares with what Freeman does in the contest from an explosive standpoint. Freeman as Dangerfield does wins all the contested ball and is an absolute clearance machine but he’s a guy who has that rare combination of inside game and extreme explosiveness with his pace, agility and sidestep all as good as you’ll see. In addition to that explosiveness Freeman has a real hardness to him with the way he attacks the footy and contest. Also features of Freeman’s game is his ability to take grabs overhead and his 1v1 ability. He can push forward and hit the scoreboard in a big way particularly enjoying those finishes on the run streaming into goal or running to the 50 and going long for the goal. In short this guy has all the tricks and other than Jack Martin is that only other midfielder I see as a genuine game changer.

The thing about freeman that excites me is he could end up dangerfield/judd/voss-like. The thing that worries me is he could end up tapscott/Paul haselby/des headland. But he looks a real impressive player with just a enough tricks to excite!

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Josh Kelly has a similar build to Cale Morton and one that looks like it would be difficult to bulk up; I hope they pay close attention to this.

192 cms to 182 cms.

I hope they pay attention to footballing ability and not meaningless similarities.

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192 cms to 182 cms.

I hope they pay attention to footballing ability and not meaningless similarities.

Yeah you're probably right, no similarity at all and anyway, Cale wasn't tearing it up as a junior like Josh is, was he.

Anyway Cale is now a hulking 192 cms and 88 kgs.

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