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The AFL has issued an indicative draft order based on ladder positions after round 11. Obviously, this is not all that meaningful because positions will change over the last half of the season and again as a result of the free agency and trade periods.

ROUND ONE

1. Brisbane Lions
2. Carlton
3. Sydney
4. St Kilda (received from Hawthorn)
5. Gold Coast
6. North Melbourne
7. Essendon
8. St Kilda
9. Collingwood
10. Melbourne
11. Fremantle
12. West Coast
13. Western Bulldogs
14. Brisbane Lions (received from Port Adelaide)
15. Richmond
16. Richmond (received from Geelong, via Carlton and GWS on-trades)
17. Adelaide
 
ROUND TWO

18. Brisbane Lions
19. Geelong (received from Carlton)
20. Sydney
21. Gold Coast (received from Hawthorn)
22. Gold Coast
23. North Melbourne
24. Essendon
25. Greater Western Sydney (received from St Kilda)
26. Greater Western Sydney (received from Collingwood)
27. Melbourne
28. Gold Coast (received from Fremantle)
29. West Coast
30. Western Bulldogs
31. Port Adelaide
32. Gold Coast (received from Richmond)
33. Geelong
34. Adelaide
35. Hawthorn (received from GWS, via Carlton on-trade)

ROUND THREE

36. Collingwood (received from the Brisbane Lions)
37. Carlton
38. Sydney
39. Hawthorn
40. Gold Coast
41. Western Bulldogs (received from North Melbourne)
42. Essendon
43. St Kilda
44. Brisbane Lions (received from Collingwood
45. Melbourne
46. Fremantle
47. West Coast
48. North Melbourne (received from the Western Bulldogs)
49. Port Adelaide
50. Richmond
51. Geelong
52. Adelaide
53. Richmond (received from Greater Western Sydney)
 
ROUND FOUR

54. Collingwood (received from the Brisbane Lions)
55. Carlton
56. Sydney
57. Hawthorn
58. Fremantle (received from Gold Coast)
59. St Kilda (received from North Melbourne, via Western Bulldogs on-trade)
60. Essendon
61. St Kilda
62. Collingwood
63. Melbourne
64. Fremantle
65. West Coast
66. North Melbourne (received from the Western Bulldogs)
67. Port Adelaide
68. Richmond
69. Geelong
70. Adelaide
71. Greater Western Sydney
 
ROUND FIVE

72. Brisbane Lions
73. Carlton
74. Sydney 
75. Hawthorn
76. Gold Coast
77. North Melbourne
78. Essendon
79. Western Bulldogs (received from St Kilda)
80. Collingwood
81. Melbourne
82. Fremantle
83. West Coast
84. Western Bulldogs
85. Port Adelaide
86. Richmond
87. Geelong
88. Adelaide
89. Greater Western Sydney

* The Giants' first pick (no.18, worth 985 points) will shift to the end of the draft as a result of the 1000 point penalty placed on them due to the Lachie Whitfield affair. The remaining 15 points will be taken off the value of their next pick.

Indicative draft order: June edition

And a couple of fine pieces on the draft -

Road to the Draft: Episode 10

U18: Cal Twomey's top-10 draft prospects

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6 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Dees 1st pick around 12-14...Joel Garner or Paddy Dow.

Considering we will have pick 18, what trade do you envisage to get a pick around 12-14? ?

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With the Under 18 Championships done and dusted, the experts are reviewing the top draft picks and their chances. 

First can off the rank is Callum Twomey's Phantom Form Guide - July edition

And one potential draft pick's situation is made even more intriguing as a result of the fact that he is not only also a potential elite cricketer of the future but because his father is embroiled front and centre in the cricketing row between the administration and the players and his mother has an important role in football -

Draft stocks rising, but will Will stick with footy?

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Matt Balmer from AFL Draft Central with an update of his rankings post champs:

https://www.afldraftcentral.com.au/2017/07/10/matt-balmers-2017-afl-draft-july-power-rankings/

And a little primer on possible mature age draftees who are running around in the WAFL. In a draft pool with shallow depth, we might see a few more from the state leagues getting the call.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-07-11/worth-a-look-wafl-stars-pushing-their-draft-case

Any thoughts on these guys @Pennant St Dee?

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28 minutes ago, stevethemanjordan said:

Have been going to Tac cup games this year for reasons I won't specify. (May or may not be to do with the club) *cough*

Happy to shed some light on any players in question. 

 

Nice.

Any thoughts on who might be around the mark just beyond the top 10? Someone like Matthew Ling maybe?

I reckon there's currently a clear top 2 (Rayner & LDU) and then a group of around 7 or so players (Cerra and Sutherland could push up from that pack). Then throw a blanket over the next 10-15. Chook-lotto territory beyond that.

I previously liked Garner or Coffield for our picks, but both are likely to be out of reach now.

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4 hours ago, ChaserJ said:

Matt Balmer from AFL Draft Central with an update of his rankings post champs:

https://www.afldraftcentral.com.au/2017/07/10/matt-balmers-2017-afl-draft-july-power-rankings/

And a little primer on possible mature age draftees who are running around in the WAFL. In a draft pool with shallow depth, we might see a few more from the state leagues getting the call.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-07-11/worth-a-look-wafl-stars-pushing-their-draft-case

Any thoughts on these guys @Pennant St Dee?

Ryan - won't makeit at the next level struggles against good close checking defenders

Wilson- looks to be really enjoying his footy and is very much one the many in betweeners. Standout at WAFL but not quite up to it at next level.

Marsh - the most likely to step up and wouldn't be surprised to see Freo take a punt on him. Other clubs will be weary based on personal issues from previous stint at the Pies

Schloithe- has been very impressive at WAFL for a few years now. Very surprised a club hasn't rookied him already. Solid performer but doesn't really have any x factor to his game 

Meadows - is an interesting one who was a decent back flanker but has worked on his tank. Benefits in the Cardies midfield with Shane Nelson Aaron Black copping the taggers. Very good by foot but would like to see how he deals with a close tag

Bolton- accumulator and will always be good at this level. Disposal is really poor and would be a liability at AFL level.

Kelly - always been a very talented player but not outstanding at draft age. Questions were there about his hunger and consistency.  Has knuckled down over past couple of years and got serious and used his assets to put himself on the radar. He has the most upside but I still worry about long term hunger and commitment at AFL level which is a massive step up. Worth considering as a rookie

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17 hours ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Ryan - won't makeit at the next level struggles against good close checking defenders

Wilson- looks to be really enjoying his footy and is very much one the many in betweeners. Standout at WAFL but not quite up to it at next level.

Marsh - the most likely to step up and wouldn't be surprised to see Freo take a punt on him. Other clubs will be weary based on personal issues from previous stint at the Pies

Schloithe- has been very impressive at WAFL for a few years now. Very surprised a club hasn't rookied him already. Solid performer but doesn't really have any x factor to his game 

Meadows - is an interesting one who was a decent back flanker but has worked on his tank. Benefits in the Cardies midfield with Shane Nelson Aaron Black copping the taggers. Very good by foot but would like to see how he deals with a close tag

Bolton- accumulator and will always be good at this level. Disposal is really poor and would be a liability at AFL level.

Kelly - always been a very talented player but not outstanding at draft age. Questions were there about his hunger and consistency.  Has knuckled down over past couple of years and got serious and used his assets to put himself on the radar. He has the most upside but I still worry about long term hunger and commitment at AFL level which is a massive step up. Worth considering as a rookie

Thanks PSD, good stuff.

AFL.com have profiled mature age prospects out of SA as well.

A familiar name in Dom Barry makes an appearance:

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-07-12/worth-a-look-sanfl-players-pushing-their-draft-case

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On 11/07/2017 at 0:32 PM, ChaserJ said:

Nice.

Any thoughts on who might be around the mark just beyond the top 10? Someone like Matthew Ling maybe?

I reckon there's currently a clear top 2 (Rayner & LDU) and then a group of around 7 or so players (Cerra and Sutherland could push up from that pack). Then throw a blanket over the next 10-15. Chook-lotto territory beyond that.

I previously liked Garner or Coffield for our picks, but both are likely to be out of reach now.

I could only rate the players that I've watched live and keep in mind that's not every TAC Cup side.

I've seen Eastern, Northern, Sandy, Gippsland a few times so have a better grasp on individuals from these sides.

Chargers, Falcons, Rebels and Bushies once.

When I saw the falcons, most of their stars were playing state footy that weekend so can't comment on Ling.

Two players who didn't happen to play state footy in every game are Trent Mynott from Eastern and Jack Petruccelle from Northern. Those two both impressed me and Petruccelle especially had some incredible moments at tac cup level. Both will probably be second-rounders but I'd love either of them at the club as players who have gone under the radar a bit.

Garner and Coffield could certainly be gettable at around our picks. Depends what we're after though and who's available. 

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12 minutes ago, stevethemanjordan said:

I could only rate the players that I've watched live and keep in mind that's not every TAC Cup side.

I've seen Eastern, Northern, Sandy, Gippsland a few times so have a better grasp on individuals from these sides.

Chargers, Falcons, Rebels and Bushies once.

When I saw the falcons, most of their stars were playing state footy that weekend so can't comment on Ling.

Two players who didn't happen to play state footy in every game are Trent Mynott from Eastern and Jack Petruccelle from Northern. Those two both impressed me and Petruccelle especially had some incredible moments at tac cup level. Both will probably be second-rounders but I'd love either of them at the club as players who have gone under the radar a bit.

Garner and Coffield could certainly be gettable at around our picks. Depends what we're after though and who's available. 

Tell me more on Petrucelle. He's one ive been watching from a distance as not a gun but will benefit in professional environment 

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17 hours ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Tell me more on Petrucelle. He's one ive been watching from a distance as not a gun but will benefit in professional environment 

I've seen him in the flesh a few times and some of the attributes that he possesses and has displayed in games are in the elite bracket. His speed, ball-handling, leap, contested marking for his size and awareness set him apart and you're just drawn to him.

Reminds me of Robbie Gray with some of the things he does. Probably with more explosive power though. 

He's never really had huge possession numbers given he plays forward a lot and he can definitely drift in and out of games. But keep in mind he was a basketball star and that was his number one sport up until recently so his exposure to these elite teams is limited.

I also like that he's not afraid of the contest which is a huge positive for a player with his skill-set. So much untapped potential, I reckon he'll be a steal whoever manages to land him.

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1 hour ago, stevethemanjordan said:

I've seen him in the flesh a few times and some of the attributes that he possesses and has displayed in games are in the elite bracket. His speed, ball-handling, leap, contested marking for his size and awareness set him apart and you're just drawn to him.

Reminds me of Robbie Gray with some of the things he does. Probably with more explosive power though. 

He's never really had huge possession numbers given he plays forward a lot and he can definitely drift in and out of games. But keep in mind he was a basketball star and that was his number one sport up until recently so his exposure to these elite teams is limited.

I also like that he's not afraid of the contest which is a huge positive for a player with his skill-set. So much untapped potential, I reckon he'll be a steal whoever manages to land him.

 

Thanks mate. Petrucelle definitely catches the eye.

Reckon if he cleans up his ball use a little and has a few more high possession games in the back end of the season, he'll jump right up.

Has some very exciting traits.

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6 hours ago, stevethemanjordan said:

I've seen him in the flesh a few times and some of the attributes that he possesses and has displayed in games are in the elite bracket. His speed, ball-handling, leap, contested marking for his size and awareness set him apart and you're just drawn to him.

Reminds me of Robbie Gray with some of the things he does. Probably with more explosive power though. 

He's never really had huge possession numbers given he plays forward a lot and he can definitely drift in and out of games. But keep in mind he was a basketball star and that was his number one sport up until recently so his exposure to these elite teams is limited.

I also like that he's not afraid of the contest which is a huge positive for a player with his skill-set. So much untapped potential, I reckon he'll be a steal whoever manages to land him.

 

I had to double-check you hadn't misspelled Petracca on this description. Could ex-ball players Petrucelle and Petracca come together to perfect the 'petra-dish' (TM) in the MFC forward line? Need to get Bugg in that mix as well.

Apologies - I'm avoiding a work assignment. Please carry on with your adult discussions.

 

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15 minutes ago, Skuit said:

I had to double-check you hadn't misspelled Petracca on this description. Could ex-ball players Petrucelle and Petracca come together to perfect the 'petra-dish' (TM) in the MFC forward line? Need to get Bugg in that mix as well.

Apologies - I'm avoiding a work assignment. Please carry on with your adult discussions.

 

Nah, I like it a lot.

He didn't have much of an impact in his one and only Vic Metro game, but some of what I saw at TAC cup level was pretty special. 

As Pennant says, I reckon he's the type of player that will benefit enormously from an AFL club enviro given his untapped potential.

He and Trac in the same forward-line would certainly trigger a trouser-murmur.

 

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9 hours ago, stevethemanjordan said:

Nah, I like it a lot.

He didn't have much of an impact in his one and only Vic Metro game, but some of what I saw at TAC cup level was pretty special. 

As Pennant says, I reckon he's the type of player that will benefit enormously from an AFL club enviro given his untapped potential.

He and Trac in the same forward-line would certainly trigger a trouser-murmur.

 

And still trying to work out in what possible professional capacity you could be attending TAC matches and still be free to criticise MFC players online and share your insights on potential recruitees. Whatever it is, godspeed, and I think I want that job . . .

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2 hours ago, Skuit said:

And still trying to work out in what possible professional capacity you could be attending TAC matches and still be free to criticise MFC players online and share your insights on potential recruitees. Whatever it is, godspeed, and I think I want that job . . .

It's a new thing.

And I'm a changed man now. 

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9 minutes ago, stevethemanjordan said:

And I'm a changed man now. 

Same as Oscar, right?

Edit: I'm still in your camp re. Oscar.

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A couple of interesting draft rankings - both of them from before Will Sutherland's decision to opt for cricket ahead of football.

Firstly, Brett Anderson's Big Board 1.0 and 

Secondly, Terry Wallace from Future Stars -

1. Cameron Rayner 187cm/88kg MID 
2. Luke Davies-Uniack 187cm/85kg MID
3. Jarrod Brander 195cm/83kg FWD
4. Will Sutherland 195cm/90kg FWD
5. Jayden Stephenson 189cm/76kg FWD
6. Darcy Fogarty 192cm/88kg MID/FWD
7. Jack Higgins 178cm/78kg MID
8. Nick Coffield 190cm/78kg H/BACK
9. Paddy Dow 184cm/78kg MID
10. Lochie O'Brien 184cm/75kg MID 
11. Charlie Constable 190cm/83kg MID
12. Adam Cerra 186cm/75kg MID
13. Patrick Naish 180cm/67kg FWD
14. Charle Spargo 173cm/75kg SML FWD
15. Sam Hayes 203cm/93kg RUCK
16. Connor Ballenden 199cm/95kg FWD/RUCK
17. Hunter Clark 186cm/79kg HALF BACK
18. Joel Garner 183cm/81kg MID
19. Oscar Allen 191cm/83kg FWD
20. Lachlan Fogarty 179cm/75kg MID

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as exciting as it is is following the draft into november, i can't see us keeping our top picks this year... definitely looks as though there's a few more options this year than first reported though!

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