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Easily some very talented youngsters undrafted that I think will definitely earn a rookie opportunity. Sometimes the motivation drives them more than the drafted selections.

Louis Cunningham

Sam Walker

Brodie Romensky

Oscar Junker

Jeremy Goddard

Bailey Morrish

Hamish Brayshaw

Lachlan Walker

Oliver Hanrahan

Jonty Scharenberg

and a few more

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According to Taylor we will only take 2 selections which seems a bit disappointing given we've got room for 3 more, plus a cat B, plus replacing Lefumbles if he quit already.

We obviously have faith in Joel Smith and Maynard as options if needed and don't want to dig too deep in to rookie picks.

In a perfect world I'd take a ruckman, a tall defender/versatile tall and another outside runner.

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2016 Rookies

5 - Max King, Viv Michie, Josh Wagner, Mitchell White, Joel Smith (Cat B)

Delisted Max King and Viv Michie

Upgraded Wagner

3 spots free

Added 1 Cat B player

2 spots free?

Do Cat B count to rookie list limit?

What is rookie list limit? 

Could rookie list disappear in new CBA with expanded senior list?

 

 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, demoniac said:

2016 Rookies

5 - Max King, Viv Michie, Josh Wagner, Mitchell White, Joel Smith (Cat B)

Delisted Max King and Viv Michie

Upgraded Wagner

3 spots free

Added 1 Cat B player

2 spots free?

Do Cat B count to rookie list limit?

What is rookie list limit? 

Could rookie list disappear in new CBA with expanded senior list?

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor said we are taking two picks.

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50 minutes ago, demoniac said:

2016 Rookies

5 - Max King, Viv Michie, Josh Wagner, Mitchell White, Joel Smith (Cat B)

Delisted Max King and Viv Michie

Upgraded Wagner

3 spots free

Added 1 Cat B player

2 spots free?

Do Cat B count to rookie list limit?

What is rookie list limit? 

Could rookie list disappear in new CBA with expanded senior list?

 

 

 

 

 

still 3 spots availabvle on rookie list,

 

you can have 4 rookies and 3 cat.B rookies.

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This article covers some of the players who missed out - The snubbed AFL draftees that deserve rookie lifelines.

A few points regarding the rookie draft:-

• Adelaide are able to take Ben Jarman and Geelong Sam Simpson as automatic rookie selections provided they aren't taken in the Pre Season Draft on Monday.

• None of the Casey players in the mix were drafted yesterday. I'm expecting at least two of them to be rookied.

• Norwood's Alex Villis was originally expected to be a first or second round selection but has been diagnosed with a heart condition that is potentially career threatening. 

• The decision as announced by Jason Taylor that the club will only take 2 rookies even though there are 3 vacancies on the rookie list is a bit of a mystery. The club is usually open about these sorts of matters - I wonder if they're go to tell us why?

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15 hours ago, The Oracle said:

This article covers some of the players who missed out - The snubbed AFL draftees that deserve rookie lifelines.

A few points regarding the rookie draft:-

• Adelaide are able to take Ben Jarman and Geelong Sam Simpson as automatic rookie selections provided they aren't taken in the Pre Season Draft on Monday.

• None of the Casey players in the mix were drafted yesterday. I'm expecting at least two of them to be rookied.

• Norwood's Alex Villis was originally expected to be a first or second round selection but has been diagnosed with a heart condition that is potentially career threatening. 

• The decision as announced by Jason Taylor that the club will only take 2 rookies even though there are 3 vacancies on the rookie list is a bit of a mystery. The club is usually open about these sorts of matters - I wonder if they're go to tell us why?

What is the rationale behind opting for only two picks on Monday, instead of three (and/or a third Category B rookie)? Surely if HL pulls the plug it would be handy to have extra insurance, plus l am sure that Plapp would also appreciate more depth at Casey.

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The missing rookie may come from a cat B rookie, that the club has nominated

The full list of “Next Generation” nominated Category B Rookies are here:
Collingwood Isiah Farrell-Nelson (Indigenous)
Essendon Aaron Tatchell (Indigenous), Ben Ronke (Multicultural), Muhammad Saad (Multicultural), Ovie Magbegor (Multicultural) , Hisham Kerbatieh (Multicultural), Ozgur Uysal (Multicultural)
Geelong Temoa Brown (Multicultural) , Cameron Gurrumulnga (Indigenous), Deshan Gindkindi (Indigenous) , Kamal Bukulatjpi (Indigenous)
Hawthorn Tristan Tweedie (Indigenous) Melbourne Daniel Allsop (Multicultural) Port Adelaide Emmanuel Irra (Multicultural), Ariek Lual (Multicultural)
Melbourne Daniel Allsop (Multicultural)
Port Adelaide Emmanuel Irra (Multicultural), Ariek Lual (Multicultural)
Richmond Kayle Kirby (Indigenous), Billy Cooper (Indigenous), Esava Ratugolea (Multicultural) , Derek Smith (Indigenous), Jy Simpkin (Indigenous)
St Kilda Mitchell McCarthy (Indigenous)
West Coast Tarir Bayok (Multicultural)
Western Bulldogs Dion Johnstone (Indigenous)
AFL nominations Mading Atem (Multicultural), James El Moussalli (Multicultural), Kenny Ong (Multicultural), Jai Rout (Indigenous), Darren Allen (Indigenous), Jamaine Jones (Indigenous), Thomas Jok (Multicultural), Goy Lok (Multicultural), Cedric Cox (Indigenous), Francis Watson (Indigenous).

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11 hours ago, Viscount Cardwell said:

Well that says it all Thanks Viscount

Melbourne can have 5 A grade Rookies and 1 B Grade (6 in total) not 7

5 hours ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

Really hope we grab McInerny as a rookie.  We need to be developing another ruck even if it's only as backup. 

 

I hope so

They will come up with someone out of the Blue for sure for the other pick

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25 minutes ago, buck_nekkid said:

So Dion Johnstone was a preferred rookie pick for the bulldogs, and we nabbed him in the main draft?

i think we have two picks, and have committed to Take Allsopp as a cat B rookie as well.

 

Pretty sure we 'uncommitted' from Allsopp a few weeks ago. Check the Allsopp thread for more details

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15 hours ago, CBDees said:

What is the rationale behind opting for only two picks on Monday, instead of three (and/ora third Category B rookie)? Surely if HL pulls the plug it would be handy to have extra insurance, plus l am sure that Plapp would also appreciate more depth at Casey.

Agreed and as has been said elsewhere, the club should be telling us why we are taking two category A rookie picks. It's not as if they come at a great cost and if the last rookie picked doesn't make it, what have we lost?

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The club has to go into the season with 44 players on its list with between 4-6 rookie spots, not including Cat B rookies. Minimum 4 rookie spots have to be filled.

If the intention is to only make 2 live selections in the rookie draft then I wonder if Joel Smith or Corey Maynard are being moved to the main rookie list for some reason. Either way, the spots need to be filled.

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1 hour ago, Jesus Hoganshaw said:

The club has to go into the season with 44 players on its list with between 4-6 rookie spots, not including Cat B rookies. Minimum 4 rookie spots have to be filled.

If the intention is to only make 2 live selections in the rookie draft then I wonder if Joel Smith or Corey Maynard are being moved to the main rookie list for some reason. Either way, the spots need to be filled.

Can Cat B rookies be promoted to play senior AFL mid season as a nominated rookie?

If not, the as you suggest, perhaps the club wants to give it self the option of trying one of the aforementioned if their development and form justifys it.

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