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Key Forward. 196cm. 91kg.

If we don't trade our Pick 6, would we be better off going a Key Fwd instead of a midfielder type, to have a long term partner for Hogan?

I've heard a couple of recruiters say if he wasn't injured this year, he would be a top 5 pick easily.

Thoughts?

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To Collingwood I say, "Weideman weep."

Weideman on SEN: -His grandfather and Barassi are great mates -His family is delighted about going to the Dees -Had spoken to Melb a few times over the months and knew we would take him!! -Delight

Key Forward. 196cm. 91kg.

If we don't trade our Pick 6, would we be better off going a Key Fwd instead of a midfielder type, to have a long term partner for Hogan?

I've heard a couple of recruiters say if he wasn't injured this year, he would be a top 5 pick easily.

Thoughts?

I'd prefer we went for another midfielder and tried to fill the forward gap through trading or a later pick.

If only Hopper were available.

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I think any second forward needs to be ruck capable.

Weideman may be, I don't know, but for that reason I would be trying to fill the spot with a player who is a genuine ruck forward.

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Key Forward. 196cm. 91kg.

If we don't trade our Pick 6, would we be better off going a Key Fwd instead of a midfielder type, to have a long term partner for Hogan?

I've heard a couple of recruiters say if he wasn't injured this year, he would be a top 5 pick easily.

Thoughts?

Why are the first two names i think of when it comes to drafting KPF'S early are Luke Molan and Lucas Cook?

If Charlie Curnow is available at 6 we'll take him. Otherwise expect us to draft a midfielder like Mathieson, Tucker, Balic etc.

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Why are the first two names i think of when it comes to drafting KPF'S early are Luke Molan and Lucas Cook?

If Charlie Curnow is available at 6 we'll take him. Otherwise expect us to draft a midfielder like Mathieson, Tucker, Balic etc.

Why don't I throw some other names at you then

Pavlich, Franklin, Riewoldt, Roughead

There's definitely an element of risk to drafting KPF's early, but to compare Weideman to Cook or Molan is unfair on him. Every chance he could be just as good as the other names I listed

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Why don't I throw some other names at you then

Pavlich, Franklin, Riewoldt, Roughead

There's definitely an element of risk to drafting KPF's early, but to compare Weideman to Cook or Molan is unfair on him. Every chance he could be just as good as the other names I listed

When i say early, i don't meañ early in the draft, i mean earlier then where they were expected to be taken.

The names you mentioned were all expected to be high draft picks. Cook was expected to be a mid 2nd round pick and Molan early 2nd round from memory. Weideman is expected to go from about pick 10-16 range, so i'd have big concerns of we took him at 6.

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If we hang on to pick 6 I don't believe we would take Weideman but if we trade out and end up with a pick in the mid teens, there's a chance that this might happen.

Our priority is to get a midfielder and pick 6 in the draft would give us a crack at a highly touted mid.

If, on the other hand, we trade the pick then it's likely that we would have done so to get a good midfielder and that would leave it open for us to look to a different choice with our first (albeit later) pick.

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I would take him. Bigs are hard to get. If you trade for one you up big. So take one when you can. Mids are easier to get through the draft, trade and FA!!!! Hopefully Trengove recovers and gets back to best++. Petracca to come in, Kent back. Maybe Melksham and Kennedy.

We have plenty of mids developing.

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Cook was a dud... But Molan just had lots of injuries!

Nice to hear someone else agrees with me re Molan, who nobody could judge because of recurring impact injuries. Silly boy for going in so hard.

Disagree with you wording re Cook though. IMO no player should be referred to with as offensive a ward as dud: sure didn't make the grade, may have never been up to it and may have been a poor pick (clearly) but he put himself in and was selected. I will never use that word dud.

Back to topic - is this guy up to it as a KPP? Can he ruck? If so they will have to weigh him and up.

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If we keep 6, our priority is mids, mids and more mids. Trade for KPFS in the future as they generally take longer, Hogan excepted

of course it is, & this is why Curnow is in order there.

but IF we are able to trade for a pick around P-10 or 11, maybe the Gold Coasts 2nd pick in that range? then I hope for the Weide.

#edit: Or if we traded down Via {P-6 + a Watts or Howe}, for a Prestia or O'Meara + GCS P-11 type deal, then I would be pretty happy to spend on Weideman.

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When i say early, i don't meañ early in the draft, i mean earlier then where they were expected to be taken.

The names you mentioned were all expected to be high draft picks. Cook was expected to be a mid 2nd round pick and Molan early 2nd round from memory. Weideman is expected to go from about pick 10-16 range, so i'd have big concerns of we took him at 6.

my apologies mate

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Pick 6 is a mid if we keep it. Wouldn't be surprised if we traded out of the first and second round if the right deal comes up.

Weideman will be solid, but I can't see him going as early as pick 6 if we held on to that pick.

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I just like the idea of us beating Collingwood on the Queen's Birthday by a point through a goal kicked by WEIDEMAN after the siren!

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I just like the idea of us beating Collingwood on the Queen's Birthday by a point through a goal kicked by WEIDEMAN after the siren!

No doubt it will be Howe's opponent. And Kennedy will give the assist after a long kick from Lumumba. Followed by a Bali holiday advertisement featuring Bucks on the big screen, in front of 94,565 fans watching on.

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I just like the idea of us beating Collingwood on the Queen's Birthday by a point through a goal kicked by WEIDEEMAN,,,,, after the siren !

.... just,,, on-top of... ol' e'd, ee

Oi !

His old man was a tough bastard. If that carried through the genes I'd take him for his mongrel value.

reckon it may.

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