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A little more light reading about this year's AFL Draft -

10 key questions ahead of this year's AFL draft

Lions eye six in the mix for No.1 pick

The full list of 56 TAC Cup players invited to the 2017 NAB AFL Draft Combine

Jarrod Brander Bendigo Pioneers
Brent Daniels Bendigo Pioneers
Paddy Dow Bendigo Pioneers
Kane Farrell Bendigo Pioneers
Bailey Henderson Bendigo Pioneers
Lochie O’Brien Bendigo Pioneers
Angus Schumacher Bendigo Pioneers
Noah Balta Calder Cannons
Mitchell Podhajski Calder Cannons
Aiden Bonar Dandenong Stingrays
Hunter Clark Dandenong Stingrays
Oscar Clavarino Dandenong Stingrays
Luke Davies-Uniacke Dandenong Stingrays
Tom De Koning Dandenong Stingrays
Tyler Brown Eastern Ranges
Adam Cerra Eastern Ranges
Joel Garner Eastern Ranges
Sam Hayes Eastern Ranges
Dylan Moore Eastern Ranges
Trent Mynott Eastern Ranges
Tom North Eastern Ranges
Jackson Ross Eastern Ranges
Jaidyn Stephenson   Eastern Ranges
Ryley Stoddart Eastern Ranges
Ethan Floyd Geelong Falcons
David Handley Geelong Falcons
Matthew Ling Geelong Falcons
Tom McCartin Geelong Falcons
Gryan Miers Geelong Falcons
James Worpel Geelong Falcons
Changkuoth Jiath Gippsland Power
Matthew McGannon Gippsland Power
Aiden Domic Greater Western Victoria Rebels
Jordan Johnston Greater Western Victoria Rebels
Lloyd Meek Greater Western Victoria Rebels
Jordan Butts Murray Bushrangers
Harrison Jones Murray Bushrangers
Ben Paton Murray Bushrangers
Charlie Spargo Murray Bushrangers
Nick Coffield Northern Knights
Patrick Naish Northern Knights
Ethan Penrith Northern Knights
Jack Petruccelle Northern Knights
Matthew Day Oakleigh Chargers
Jack Higgins Oakleigh Chargers
Ned Reeves Oakleigh Chargers
Ed Richards Oakleigh Chargers
Toby Wooller Oakleigh Chargers
Andrew Brayshaw  Sandringham Dragons
Charlie Constable Sandringham Dragons
Hayden McLean Sandringham Dragons
Nathan Murphy Sandringham Dragons
Angus Styles Sandringham Dragons
Will Walker Sandringham Dragons
Lachlan Fogarty Western Jets
Cameron Rayner Western Jets 

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This is the full list of 2017 AFL Draft Combine Invitees:-

Vic Metro

Noah Balta (Calder Cannons)
Andrew Brayshaw (Sandringham Dragons)
Tyler Brown (Eastern Ranges)
Adam Cerra (Eastern Ranges)
Nick Coffield (Northern Knights)
Charlie Constable (Sandringham Dragons)
Matthew Day (Oakleigh Chargers)
Lachlan Fogarty (Western Jets)
Joel Garner (Eastern Ranges)
Sam Hayes (Eastern Ranges)
Jack Higgins (Oakleigh Chargers)
Hayden McLean (Sandringham Dragons)
Dylan Moore (Eastern Ranges)
Nathan Murphy (Sandringham Dragons)
Trent Mynott (Eastern Ranges)
Patrick Naish (Northern Knights)
Tom North (Eastern Ranges)
Ethan Penrith (Northern Knights)
Jack Petruccelle (Northern Knights)
Mitchell Podhajski (Calder Cannons)
Cameron Rayner (Western Jets)
Ned Reeves (Oakleigh Chargers)
Ed Richards (Oakleigh Chargers)
Jackson Ross (Eastern Ranges)
Jaidyn Stephenson (Eastern Ranges)
Ryley Stoddart (Eastern Ranges)
Angus Styles (Sandringham Dragons)
Will Walker (Sandringham Dragons)
Toby Wooller (Oakleigh Chargers)

Vic Country

Aiden Bonar (Dandenong Stingrays)
Jordon Butts (Murray Bushrangers)
Hunter Clark (Dandenong Stingrays)
Oscar Clavarino (Dandenong Stingrays)
Brent Daniels (Benigo Pioneers)
Luke Davies-Uniacke (Dandenong Stingrays)
Tom De Koning (Dandenong Stingrays)
Aiden Domic (Greater Western Victoria Rebels)
Paddy Dow (Bendigo Pioneers)
Kane Farrell (Bendigo Pioneers)
Ethan Floyd (Geelong Falcons)
David Handley (Geelong Falcons)
Bailey Henderson (Bendigo Pioneers)
Changkouth Jiath (Gippsland Power)
Jordan Johnston (Greater Western Victoria Rebels)
Harrison Jones (Murray Bushrangers)
Matthew Ling (Geelong Falcons)
Tom McCartin (Geelong Falcons)
Matthew McGannon (Gippsland Power)
Lloyd Meek (Greater Western Victoria Rebels)
Gryan Miers (Geelong Falcons)
Lochie O’Brien (Bendigo Pioneers)
Ben Paton (Murray Bushrangers)
Angus Schumacher (Bendigo Pioneers)
James Worpel (Geelong Falcons)

Western Australia

Brayden Ainsworth (Subiaco)
Oscar Allen (West Perth)
Callan England (Claremont)
Kyron Hayden (Subiaco)
Tim Kelly (South Fremantle)
Ben Miller (Subiaco)
Aaron Naughton (Peel Thunder)
Jake Patmore (Claremont)
Brandon Starcevich (East Perth)
Sam Taylor (Swan Districts)

South Australia

Charlie Ballard (Sturt)
Callum Coleman-Jones (Sturt)
Darcy Fogarty (Glenelg)
Jordan Houlahan (Sturt)
Nathan Kreuger (South Adelaide)
Alex Martini (Glenelg)
Andrew McPherson (Woodville-West Torrens)
Harrison Petty (Norwood)

NSW-ACT

Jarrod Brander (Bendigo Pioneers)
Brendan Myers (Wagga Tigers/GWS academy)
Jack Powell (Ainsli/GWS academy)
Nicholas Shipley (St George/GWS academy)
Charlie Spargo (Murray Bushrangers)

Queensland

Connor Ballenden (Wests Juniors/Brisbane Lions academy)
Brayden Crossley (Labrador/Gold Coast Suns academy)
Jack Payne (Noosa/Brisbane Lions academy)

Northern Territory

Zac Bailey (Southern Districts/Norwood)
Adam Sambono (NT Thunder)

Tasmania

Hugh Dixon (Kingborough Tigers)

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There's a player on the list of invitees to the Draft Combine who is probably not all that well known to most watchers of the under age football scene but I think in time to come, he will be a player to watch in late November when the draft meeting is held in Sydney.

It was only a little over a month ago that he made his TAC Cup debut with the Sandringham Dragons when they thrashed the ladder leading Geelong Falcons but Victorian under-19 cricketer Nathan Murphy has already attracted the attention of AFL talent scouts.

The 188cm, 84kg medium tall forward from Brighton Grammar has been on the Dragons' books for a while but was faced with the same choice between sports as Australian Under 19 cricket captain Will Sutherland who recently opted for the white flannels ahead of football after playing in the Vic Metro side that won this year's Under 18 National Championships. 

Murphy was invited to train with the Dragons' TAC Cup side over summer but cricket took precedence. A recent seven goal haul for Brighton Grammar in the APS system raised a lot of interest and the focus of the exciting young forward might have turned, and as a result, he was a late inclusion into the Sandringham Dragons squad.

He has averaged over 22 disposals and taken some strong contested marks in his three games so far which included three goals in his last appearance against Bendigo Pioneers and impressed enough in that short time to earn him an invite to the AFL Draft Combine.

There's a strong connection between Melbourne, his original club East Sandringham (think Jack Watts and Jayden Hunt) and Brighton Grammar School (think both of the above and Christian Salem) which has also produced some other great young talent like Josh Kelly and last year's number 1 draft pick Andrew McGrath. 

My mail is that Murphy is all class and that his goal sense and movement in and around traffic are exceptional.

He will soon be on everyone's radar.

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1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

There's a player on the list of invitees to the Draft Combine who is probably not all that well known to most watchers of the under age football scene but I think in time to come, he will be a player to watch in late November when the draft meeting is held in Sydney.

It was only a little over a month ago that he made his TAC Cup debut with the Sandringham Dragons when they thrashed the ladder leading Geelong Falcons but Victorian under-19 cricketer Nathan Murphy has already attracted the attention of AFL talent scouts.

The 188cm, 84kg medium tall forward from Brighton Grammar has been on the Dragons' books for a while but was faced with the same choice between sports as Australian Under 19 cricket captain Will Sutherland who recently opted for the white flannels ahead of football after playing in the Vic Metro side that won this year's Under 18 National Championships. 

Murphy was invited to train with the Dragons' TAC Cup side over summer but cricket took precedence. A recent seven goal haul for Brighton Grammar in the APS system raised a lot of interest and the focus of the exciting young forward might have turned, and as a result, he was a late inclusion into the Sandringham Dragons squad.

He has averaged over 22 disposals and taken some strong contested marks in his three games so far which included three goals in his last appearance against Bendigo Pioneers and impressed enough in that short time to earn him an invite to the AFL Draft Combine.

There's a strong connection between Melbourne, his original club East Sandringham (think Jack Watts and Jayden Hunt) and Brighton Grammar School (think both of the above and Christian Salem) which has also produced some other great young talent like Josh Kelly and last year's number 1 draft pick Andrew McGrath. 

My mail is that Murphy is all class and that his goal sense and movement in and around traffic are exceptional.

He will soon be on everyone's radar.

Good stuff WJ.

Fair to say he's already on plenty of radars with his APS form. Only recently gave indications that he may go with footy over cricket.

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7 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

I know we have other things on our minds at present but for the record, here are Knightmare's AFL Draft Power Rankings: August

 

I have only seen the foxtel games for this crop including last year as 17 year olds, but he seems to really overrate the talls in this draft. 

I think Braysahw, O'Brien and Hunter Clark are much better prospects than he is giving them credit for.

It seems others rate Stephenson a lot higher also, but he is one I find hard to judge. Don't like his kicking action at all.

Jason Taylor said something similar about the talls coming through in the draft in the podcast.

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The midfielders dominate the very top of Cal Twomey's Phantom Form Guide - August edition but there are also plenty of tall key position players available to make this year's draft an interesting proposition. 

I suspect that this draft is a little deeper and more even than in the past and if a club has the selections and chooses wisely, it could top up with at the very least two quality players from this draft. 

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The Herald Sun's Sam Landsberger looks at the leading contenders for the No. 1 pick - 

No.1 draft pick may not matter for North Melbourne or Brisbane in an even yearThe 

CAMERON RAYNER (Western Jets/Vic Metro)

Height 187cm, Weight 88kg

Could the Kangaroos pair ‘Mini Dusty’ with big Dusty? Bombers fan Rayner plays the same way as Martin blueprint and thrives in the limelight. Not a great runner yet, but the explosive half-forward made a statement when he averaged 120 SuperCoach points and slotted 12 goals in four Vic Metro games.

PADDY DOW (Bendigo Pioneers/Vic Country)

Height 184cm, Weight: 78kg

Midfielder with great character who cuts angles, kicks goals, can win clearances and marks overhead. Seven of the eight Victorians the Lions have drafted over the past two years have been country boys. Bagged two goals from 35 disposals on Sunday.

LUKE DAVIES-UNIACKE (Dandenong Stingrays/Vic Country)

Height: 187cm, Weight: 85kg

Plays as a Nat Fyfe-type taller midfielder and is a threat near goal. Averaged 349 metres gained for Vic Country and opened this year’s national carnival with 34 disposals, but ultimately missed All-Australian selection. The Rye lad loves riding waves and is at school with St Kilda’s Josh Battle.

ADAM CERRA (Eastern Ranges/Vic Metro)

Height: 186cm, Weight: 85kg

A knee injury ruined his 2016 season and shoulder surgery this month ended his 2017 campaign. But in between the classy midfielder produced some solid form. Smart footballer who lacks a gear of acceleration, but averaged 95 SuperCoach points from 18.3 disposals and 4.3 clearances for Vic Metro.

DARCY FOGARTY (Glenelg/South Australia)

Height: 192cm, Weight: 92kg

A knee injury recently ended his season after a quiet patch of form. Fogarty was seen to be drifting down the draft order, but former Hawthorn recruiter Gary Buckenara still rates him as the No. 1 pick. Buckenara said he plays like a stronger Jack Gunston and will be a star. Has the flexibility to play as a third tall or a defender. Averaged 72 SuperCoach points for South Australia.

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On 12/07/2017 at 0:50 PM, 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. 

Heya STMJ, have you seen much of the Stingrays lately?

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7 minutes ago, stevethemanjordan said:

Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to see the Stingrays this year sorry Chaser.

No worries, just hearing a lot about Aiden Bonar playing well after coming back from injury. Might be a value pick at our second round selection, was hoping you'd had the chance to see him first hand.

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18 hours ago, ChaserJ said:

No worries, just hearing a lot about Aiden Bonar playing well after coming back from injury. Might be a value pick at our second round selection, was hoping you'd had the chance to see him first hand.

Yeh have heard some good things too, will be interesting to see where he goes and whether or not his body holds up once on a list.

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1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Yes ... well and truly. He's been eligible for the last 2 or 3 drafts and overlooked every time.

As i recollect the boy's father was a late bloomer, i wonder.....

However Lever or no Lever, this kid on pedigree could cast a bigger shadow, 'hades" willing.

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15 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

If we miss Lever, then GET NOAH BALTA. 

Tall strong running key back with long 60 metre kick. Will be as good as if not better than Lever. 

I've seen him live a couple of times too Spirit.

Will definitely be a player, hard to know if he'll reach Lever's heights.

He actually reminds me of Rance a bit, similar athletically and attribute-wise. 

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