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2016 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch


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55 minutes ago, Grimes Times said:

Stepping onto your left and kicking a goal from 50 isn't much of a weakness to me.

I think his second goal showed this weakness. I was worried he was going to kick it like he did against Adelaide in that instance. If you can't acknowledge that his kicking is a weakness then you're only seeing what you want to see.

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I think we will delist 5 players, upgrade Wagner, trade for Hibberd and grab either Zac Clarke, Michael Barlow or  as free agents/delisted free agents.

Leaves us 2 picks (3rd and 4th round) around 45 and 63.

3rd round options likely:  Brodie Romensky, Hamish Brayshaw, Oscar Junker, Willem Drew, Louis Cunningham, Jeremy Goddard.

4th round smokies or punts (past 50, the draft success rate for a 100+ game player is about less than 10%).

Patrick Naish, Sam McLarty, Brett Blair, Lachlan Walker, Lachlan Tiziani.

 

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42 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Sam Hayes (200 cm ruck/foward)  looks like he might be the goods but my understanding is that he is too young for this years draft.

Probably go too high for us next year anyway.

Think you're right on both counts. Jayden Stephenson the other outstanding 2017 prospect from Eastern.

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On 8/17/2016 at 1:09 PM, Watts the matter said:

I think his second goal showed this weakness. I was worried he was going to kick it like he did against Adelaide in that instance. If you can't acknowledge that his kicking is a weakness then you're only seeing what you want to see.

Rubbish. His kicking is a strength. He's penetrating and accurate across 50 metres on either foot. His shorter kicking isn't as good, but it's certainly not an easily exploitable weakness. Gus needs to work on his tank and getting it more. If he can do that, he'll be a damaging player in 2 years time and possibly one of the top mids in the game.

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On 9/3/2016 at 11:36 AM, Petraccattack said:

Excellent.  Wouldnt it be awesome if Essendope picked a dud

Essendon and Carlton. In fact, it'd be great if this was a 2003-like draft with Richmond, Carlton, Collingwood and Essendon at the bottom. Carlton desperately need midfielders more than anyone else. Their midfield is bog average and surprisingly old. I hope SOS stuffs things up again.

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35 minutes ago, A F said:

Rubbish. His kicking is a strength. He's penetrating and accurate across 50 metres on either foot. His shorter kicking isn't as good, but it's certainly not an easily exploitable weakness. Gus needs to work on his tank and getting it more. If he can do that, he'll be a damaging player in 2 years time and possibly one of the top mids in the game.

3 weeks later......but if you say so, I'm sure even he would acknowledge it's an area he needs to work on. His short kicking is absolute garbage if we are being honest, he can kick to space nicely but struggles with any hit up pass. Doesn't kick through the football and floats in the air to long. If you have even been to training and watched him and Jonesy have a goal kicking contest, you can see the massive difference. Brayshaw just floats it in the air every kick and Jones kicks through the football.

You also tell everyone that Dion Prestia is a good kick so I think we have a very different opinion about the meaning of a good kick. 

 

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36 minutes ago, Watts the matter said:

3 weeks later......but if you say so, I'm sure even he would acknowledge it's an area he needs to work on. His short kicking is absolute garbage if we are being honest, he can kick to space nicely but struggles with any hit up pass. Doesn't kick through the football and floats in the air to long. If you have even been to training and watched him and Jonesy have a goal kicking contest, you can see the massive difference. Brayshaw just floats it in the air every kick and Jones kicks through the football.

You also tell everyone that Dion Prestia is a good kick so I think we have a very different opinion about the meaning of a good kick.

Do I?

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15 minutes ago, Watts the matter said:

Yes on multiple occasions, now you either post so much that you don't remember what you say or you are asking a rhetorical question for absolutely no reason.

And no I'm not going to go through your 7000 posts to find where you have said it.

I want him in a Melbourne jumper, but I've never said that's Prestia's strength. He is a ball magnet. I want him for speed and clearances and his ability to kick a goal.

As for Brayshaw, yes, I disagree with you. I think he's a nice kick on both sides of his body, but his shorter kicking isn't as good. Is it worth a knock on him? I don't think so.

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14 minutes ago, A F said:

I want him in a Melbourne jumper, but I've never said that's Prestia's strength. He is a ball magnet. I want him for speed and clearances and his ability to kick a goal.

As for Brayshaw, yes, I disagree with you. I think he's a nice kick on both sides of his body, but his shorter kicking isn't as good. Is it worth a knock on him? I don't think so.

Well I guess that's another player we have very different opinions of then. Prestia has kicked 30 goals in 95 games and has OK speed. 

We all have our favourites and clearly these are two of yours. 

 

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Ricky Dixon, 197cm monster who kicked 14 in a match for Calder is worth watching. Our KPF stocks can never be too healthy, especially considering Hogan's uncertain future.

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