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Tom Browne reported this morning that draft bolter Cody Weightman is being considered by St  Kilda at pick 6 but also Dees with our first pick.

177cm All Australian electrifying small forward who plays for Dandenong Stingrays.

Obviously the theme for us during the draft will be small forwards and outside players.

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Is he a relative of the Sunraysia Weightman's??

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37 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Tom Browne reported this morning that draft bolter Cody Weightman is being considered by St  Kilda at pick 6 but also Dees with our first pick.

177cm All Australian electrifying small forward who plays for Dandenong Stingrays.

Obviously the theme for us during the draft will be small forwards and outside players.

Yes we need a small forward, and pace and flair and skill.  There is no boom recruit on the list developing nicely, no back up talls.

Last year we drafted short...we need everything except inside mids...

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He’s a good small forward, but doubt he’s worth pick 3. Late first round early second round I’d have thought.

I know we need small forwards, but you draft on talent not need so early in the draft. If we used pick 2-3 on him, I’d seriously question the recruiting staff.

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How’s his marking and leaping? Most good small forwards have an uncanny ability to jump high for a grab. Eg Elliott, Ryan, Cameron

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1 hour ago, olisik said:

How’s his marking and leaping? Most good small forwards have an uncanny ability to jump high for a grab. Eg Elliott, Ryan, Cameron

It's a strength of his, no problems there.

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Weightman is a Spargo like player.  Not the 200+ gamer that is the top 10 aim. 

I would rate 20 youngsters well before Weightman.

JT would be a lunatic to pick him at 3. 

 

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15 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Weightman is a Spargo like player.  Not the 200+ gamer that is the top 10 aim. 

I would rate 20 youngsters well before Weightman.

JT would be a lunatic to pick him at 3. 

 

Spargo cant jump/leap or take a grab.

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25 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Weightman is a Spargo like player.  Not the 200+ gamer that is the top 10 aim. 

I would rate 20 youngsters well before Weightman.

JT would be a lunatic to pick him at 3. 

 

Waaayyyy faster than Spargo, kicks goals, and isn't as short. They both have blonde hair though?

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I take it Tom is a bit confused. Doubt we’d take him at 3. But perhaps if we split the pick we’ll take him. Kind of player we need. 

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56 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Weightman is a Spargo like player.  Not the 200+ gamer that is the top 10 aim. 

I would rate 20 youngsters well before Weightman.

JT would be a lunatic to pick him at 3. 

 

This comment just proved that you have not watched Weightman in the flesh live and only going off what you read on Bigfooty draft boards.

I shall and won't explain any further only to say that Weightman is a completely different player to Spargo. And this coming from someone who had a lot to do with Charlie when he was coming through our development squad in the Murray Bushrangers program.

 

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11 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

This comment just proved that you have not watched Weightman in the flesh live and only going off what you read on Bigfooty draft boards.

I shall and won't explain any further only to say that Weightman is a completely different player to Spargo. And this coming from someone who had a lot to do with Charlie when he was coming through our development squad in the Murray Bushrangers program.

 

So DD36 would you advocate us taking him with our first pick? possibly at 3? 

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2 minutes ago, Demon3 said:

So DD36 would you advocate us taking him with our first pick? possibly at 3? 

No.

But it shows the type of payers we will be looking at. Small forwards and outside runners. Weightman obviously fits that bill.

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

No.

But it shows the type of payers we will be looking at. Small forwards and outside runners. Weightman obviously fits that bill.

Thanks mate,  good to have your expertise on these things, as im not an avid u/18 watcher, but its clearly a need for us and he might be a good pick if we split our first pick, would you take him at pick 14 if he is there?

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11 minutes ago, Demon3 said:

Thanks mate,  good to have your expertise on these things, as im not an avid u/18 watcher, but its clearly a need for us and he might be a good pick if we split our first pick, would you take him at pick 14 if he is there?

This is my exact thought.  If we do split our pick into the teens then i think we will definitely consider Weightman.

For pick 3 i would be looking at either Hayden Young or Sam Flanders. I had Lachie Ash alongside Young, but have changed as i still feel he needs a good body of work if he is to push up to a midfield role. Have a feeling he will drop a couple of spots.

Flanders is pushing himself really hard into top 5 contention. Keep an eye on him.

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Fantasy Post (if split picks)

  • 1st round picks from GWS; draft Weightman, trade for Laird.
  • 2nd round pick; Langdon.
  • FA; Elliot and Tomlinson

 

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13 hours ago, Davos said:

Waaayyyy faster than Spargo, kicks goals, and isn't as short. They both have blonde hair though?

177cm hardly makes him tall, would call that short by AFL standards unless he's had a sudden growth spurt.

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is there any vision on Weightman around, hls?

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3 minutes ago, rjay said:

177cm hardly makes him tall, would call that short by AFL standards unless he's had a sudden growth spurt.

Point is he doesn't look undersized, like Spargo. The comparison makes no sense.

I agree with everything Dazzle has said. He's exactly the sort of player we should be looking at, especially if we can trade down. 

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23 minutes ago, Davos said:

Point is he doesn't look undersized, like Spargo. The comparison makes no sense.

I agree with everything Dazzle has said. He's exactly the sort of player we should be looking at, especially if we can trade down. 

Thanks for the feedback on this kid, Davos. In time, can you seeing him being capable of moving up the ground for stints or is he a small forward specialist?

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42 minutes ago, Tough Kent said:

Thanks for the feedback on this kid, Davos. In time, can you seeing him being capable of moving up the ground for stints or is he a small forward specialist?

It says in the below article that he can, but from what I've seen I'd rather he just focused on being as damaging as possible forward. In the few times I've seen him, he's one of those small forwards that looks dangerous whenever they're near the ball.

https://www.afl.com.au/news/2019-08-01/selling-cows-wish-chips-and-the-tiger-mentoring-top-draft-prospect

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