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Young and Ash would be super additions. We NEED elite ball use (Young) and pace (Ash).

Pick 28 now sees us looking at small indigenous forwards like Kozzy Pickett or Elijah Taylor.

Thats a top draft.

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Doerre stating on his twitter that Young may drop to pick 10 potentially. Sydney and Fremantle only teams that may get in the way according to him. 

Obviously thats an amazing result and the recent pick swap makes even more sense

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1 minute ago, Murph1524 said:

Doerre stating on his twitter that Young may drop to pick 10 potentially.

I find that very hard to believe

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Wow. Young at 10. That’s an amazing slide.  His ball delivery is elite. His intercept marking. His leadership. His aerobic base is strong. 

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I'm punting that other teams might have their favourite recruit in mind and none of them are eyeing off a back flanker. 

One can dream

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I will eat my hat if Hayden Young gets to pick 10. surely Fremantle would grab him at pick 7 if he even gets that far. 

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3 minutes ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

I will eat my hat if Hayden Young gets to pick 10.

May your fedora become a foodora.

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Knightmare's preferred players by top 10 pick holder's before the Melb trade for pick 10.

GC - Rowell
GC - Anderson
Mel - Jackson
GWS - Ash
GWS --Green--
Syd - Flanders
Ade - McAsey
Fre - Stephens
Mel - Young
Car - Weightman

Whether it is Young or Kemp someone will likely slide to pick 10 depending on who Freo take at 8.

Funny about all the angst on us 'allowing' GWS to potentially get Green and a top 5 player.  We have just being party to Freo getting two top 10 players and Henry.  No angst?:

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I wonder if part of the deal with Freo included a hand shake deal to pass on Young if he were to make it that far?

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The latest phantom draft from Jay Clark @ the Herald Sun. 
 

If correct, Dees rate Weightman very highly..

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When it comes to the draft, Jay Clark has as much intel as the majority of posters on this board.

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56 minutes ago, Vineytime said:

The latest phantom draft from Jay Clark @ the Herald Sun. 
 

If correct, Dees rate Weightman very highly..

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I will throw up in my mouth if we take Weightman over Kemp and Stephens. Would be Prendagast all over again 

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55 minutes ago, Vineytime said:

The latest phantom draft from Jay Clark @ the Herald Sun. 
 

If correct, Dees rate Weightman very highly..

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It would be an extremely dissapointing result if pick 8 resulted in us missing out on Hayden Young at pick 8. i personally don't understand the trade because it's a shallow draft and pick number 8 is worth a lot more than pick number 10 this year. anything after pick 20 is basically speculative. 

i think this has been a bad move by the club and based on that will cost us a very good player who has attributes that our side DESPERATELY needs. 

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1 hour ago, Vineytime said:

The latest phantom draft from Jay Clark @ the Herald Sun. 
 

If correct, Dees rate Weightman very highly..

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While I don’t like it, I actually think Clark is on the money here. Be very prepared that it’s Jackson and Weightman that we take with our first two picks.

I think a bid for Henry will come within the first 13 picks which Clark hasn’t factored in though.

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This is my public declaration that I no longer care who we pick. 

There's nothing to be gained from an emotional investment over something I know so little about.

Either I will be (meaninglessly) disappointed or happy on draft night. 

Then in a couple of years be wrong, feel pointlessly vindicated, or carry a grudge/regret. 

It took me years to get over us selecting Toumpas ahead of Wines. Mid-field explosions! 

I then sat out the 2015 draft build-up (after briefly backing Parish) and that worked out okay. 

I desperately wanted Petruccelle in 2017, but I'm pretty chuffed with Fritsch. 

Let the cobblers cobble I say, and Welcome to Demonland . . . Whoever.  

 

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The only science in picking players in a draft is gut feel but some times the recruiters are overruled by the coach or some other member of the list management

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Really don't understand the fuss over Jackson, we have the best ruckman in the comp and a guy who is putting in the hard yards this preseason to give him a chop out and play forward (preuss), we should take best available with picks 3 and 10 I'd go with Flanders and one of Serong or Stephens, the have a look whos available at p28, develop the midfield and forwards and we maybe able pick up a ruckman late in the draft this year or next. Big chance Jackson will want to go back home after his done his apprenticeship under Max in a few years

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6 minutes ago, Rednblueriseing said:

Really don't understand the fuss over Jackson, we have the best ruckman in the comp and a guy who is putting in the hard yards this preseason to give him a chop out and play forward (preuss), we should take best available with picks 3 and 10 I'd go with Flanders and one of Serong or Stephens, the have a look whos available at p28, develop the midfield and forwards and we maybe able pick up a ruckman late in the draft this year or next. Big chance Jackson will want to go back home after his done his apprenticeship under Max in a few years

Gary Buckenara has Jackson at 18 and Pickett at 35. I’m good with Jackson at 3 but not convinced with Pickett at 11. 

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19 minutes ago, Rednblueriseing said:

Really don't understand the fuss over Jackson, we have the best ruckman in the comp and a guy who is putting in the hard yards this preseason to give him a chop out and play forward (preuss), we should take best available with picks 3 and 10 I'd go with Flanders and one of Serong or Stephens, the have a look whos available at p28, develop the midfield and forwards and we maybe able pick up a ruckman late in the draft this year or next. Big chance Jackson will want to go back home after his done his apprenticeship under Max in a few years

It’ would be logical to assume we are taking best available in Taylor’Eyes given our real needs wouldn’t it? 

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13 minutes ago, Cheney said:

Gary Buckenara has Jackson at 18 and Pickett at 35. I’m good with Jackson at 3 but not convinced with Pickett at 11. 

We don't seem to nail KPP at the Draft, still waiting for Weed to be a consistent forward. I think we really have to top up our mids so we bat deeper then anyone else and work on the ruck and forwards with picks outside the first round. The way I see it we should be challenging for a flag with the talent we have and not let it go to waste

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1 minute ago, Rednblueriseing said:

We don't seem to nail KPP at the Draft, still waiting for Weed to be a consistent forward. I think we really have to top up our mids so we bat deeper then anyone else and work on the ruck and forwards with picks outside the first round. The way I see it we should be challenging for a flag with the talent we have and not let it go to waste

We've had mixed results.

Yes, the jury is still out on the Weid, while we've reached for others like Lucas Cook and Luke Molan when we didn't need to.

However, even though it was the mini draft, we nailed the Hogan pick, plucked an AA ruckman out of the third round of the draft, got Tom McDonald with an even later pick... and so on.

While I'm only just beginning to warm to the potential selection of Jackson, I can understand the reasoning.  As much as we want to, Gawny can't play forever.  We can see the influence he and guys like Grundy have and we can draft Jackson and give him time to develop into the player we want him to be.

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