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2019 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch

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50 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

This draft is packed full of midfielders and smaller types. Unfortunately there isn't much in the way of tall forwards, which is an area we are lacking in. Will be interesting to see who we wind up with in the top 5 and if we can land a small forward like Weightman with our second round pick (if we still have it heading into the draft). A classy skilled midfielder with pace and a quality small forward would be a good result.

i reckon we might be better off trading for talls.. bit harder to confirm their ability based on previous drafts. i like the idea of picking up a small fwd with our second pick though.. there’ll be a few about them by the looks.

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Midfield, midfield, fwd midfield. They should be our first 4 picks. 

Ball use , Pace & Leadership  - should be mandatory in selections. No more big one paced inside Bulls.

 

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Suns now lobbying for an additional pick at the pointy end of the draft.

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12 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

We're likely going to finish with pick 3-5 it seems. If we can't land Anderson, then it's out of Kemp, Serong and Ash for mine.

Kemp plays both forward and midfield, and he's a great size for either IMO. When in the midfield, is he far more inside? Could he be developed to be outside midfielder? He's certainly got pace and kicking skills, though with his size it would seem odd to wind up an outside midfielder. He's right at the top of our list though Id imagine, as he could improve our forward half and develop to be a gun mid in time.

Serong does seem a good safe bet as a small forward/midfielder. Definite Robbie Gray type, and would immediately improve our forward half. He's a quality footballer who just needs to build consistency and build his body.

Ash I'm not sure about. Definitely capable as a quick rebounding half back, but I haven't seem enough of him in the midfield to know whether he could be the outside mid we're crying out for. If he doesn't have scope to be a midfielder, then I'm not sure he's the best option, as our backline is well stocked compared to the front half.

In terms of potential, Kemp seems a level above. He needs to learn to find more ball, but he's got all the attributes to be a special player. 

Agreed. My view as expressed earlier. 

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On 7/7/2019 at 11:03 PM, Lord Travis said:

No SA players are good enough to go top 5 this year, let alone pick 2. 

After beating Carlton today we’ve probably missed out on Anderson now 🙁 Who suits us best at pick 3? Ash? Kemp? Serong?

I had heard Dylan Stephens (SA) was meant to be a decent prospect? He’s also ranked 9th on the link furious d posted. I’m hoping the Crows will think picking a local will offset the difference? 😉

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Serong, Kemp or Stephens for mine, leaning towards the 3rd.

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if we weren't so damn slow I'd say kemp but I can't see how we can say no to lachlan ash due to his speed.

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I love Ash's speed - it's elite and the best of this draft class. My concern with Ash is his balance of ball winning. His contested possessions are only at 20%, which is well below average. All other forecasted top 10-20 picks playing in similar positions are 40%-65%.

There's been a clear trend of players with low contested possession numbers at underage levels failing to adjust at AFL level. Off the top of my head, first round picks that had low contested possession counts and haven't stepped up are Toumpas, Morton, Aish, Lang, Pickett, Ah Chee, Lovell, T Menzel, Mayes.

For that reason I'd prefer others such as Serong or Kemp, but there's no doubting Ash's speed and kicking is enticing.

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I wouldn’t say that Kemp is slow, he has good acceleration for a taller bloke, plus as he has displayed in this years carnival, he is capable of playing in the middle, as well as forward and back as he showed last year.

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Lachlan Ash
Plays like: Kade Simpson

So a junior plays like a loose man in defence. Jimmy Toumpas says hi.

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4 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

I wouldn’t say that Kemp is slow, he has good acceleration for a taller bloke, plus as he has displayed in this years carnival, he is capable of playing in the middle, as well as forward and back as he showed last year.

Good call DD. I have watched Kemp in 4 matches and he has real speed. He can win the footy and use it. He can start forward and then move into midfield.  Reminded me of a young Dangerfield.  I hope he is available.  I think he has risen up like a young Clayton Oliver. Kemp is also a good country Vic boy from the Wimmera. 

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4 hours ago, Ugottobekidding said:

I would be looking at a mid size forward like Flanders

 Not with pick 3-4.  NEED quality midfielder with a low pick.  There is at least 8-10 before Flanders. 

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