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5 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

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.

I agree with your comments, however with guys like Maxy, Oliver, Brayshaw, Petrecca, Viney all in or entering their prime, think we need to focus on the now and snag a premiership, before waiting for more players to develop. Pick 3 should be a gun like Chris Judd, or Dangerfield 

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17 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

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.

I cannot understand Jackson at 3 please explain if you can?

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6 minutes ago, Rednblueriseing said:

I agree with your comments, however with guys like Maxy, Oliver, Brayshaw, Petrecca, Viney all in or entering their prime, think we need to focus on the now and snag a premiership, before waiting for more players to develop. Pick 3 should be a gun like Chris Judd, or Dangerfield 

I think we would all love a Judd or Dangerfield, but let's be realistic here.  Those guys don't grow on trees.  

It seems as though the club potentially believes that Jackson can play senior footy next year, and if we select Pickett at 10, we would be right to assume they believe he can play senior footy in 2020 as well.

Those guys you mentioned are entering their primes.  No doubt about it.  But, outside of Max, they all still have plenty of footy left in them and Jackson will have more than enough time to be part of that push for a flag.

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True Footy's Phantom Draft

Pick 1: Gold Coast Suns
Matthew Rowell (VIC)
Pick 2: Gold Coast Suns
Noah Anderson (VIC)
Pick 3: Melbourne
Luke Jackson (WA)
Pick 4: GWS Giants
Lachie Ash (VIC)
Pick 5: GWS Giants (MATCHING SYD BID)
Tom Green (NSW)
Pick 6: Sydney Swans
Deven Robertson (WA)
Pick 7: Adelaide Crows
Fisher McAsey (SA)
Pick 8: Fremantle
Hayden Young (VIC)
Pick 9: Fremantle
Dylan Stephens (SA)
Pick 10: Carlton
Sam Flanders (VIC)
Pick 11: Fremantle (MATCHING MELB BID)
Liam Henry (WA)
Pick 12: Melbourne
Kysaiah Pickett (SA)
Pick 13: Hawthorn
Brodie Kemp (VIC)
Pick 14: Port Adelaide
Caleb Serong (VIC)
Pick 15: Western Bulldogs
Cody Weightman (VIC)
Pick 16: Geelong
Miles Bergman (VIC)
Pick 17: Gold Coast Suns
Will Day (SA)
Pick 18: Port Adelaide
Trent Bianco (VIC)
Pick 19: Geelong
Josh Worrell (VIC)
Pick 20: Port Adelaide
Jeremy Sharp (WA)

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The angst about speculated picks amuses me.

I suggest that no one on this forum knows who Melbourne will pick. I doubt that anyone in the media knows. It is possible that we have not even made a final decision yet.

As a club we don't leak anymore and if news comes out it is intended. So why the angst?

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1 hour ago, poita said:

That would be an absolute, unmitigated disaster that will set this club back years and years. It breaks every drafting rule in the book.

Your right, because drafting Watts, Scully and Trengove, which were the unanimous best selections that year, worked out fantastic.

They are kids, who knows what they are, or aren't capable of. 

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I remember a lot of "Why did we take Oliver?" comments a few years ago.  "Overweight, did even make Vic. Country, blah blah blah". 

 

I'm backing Taylor and gang to get it right here... even if it is an 'unconventional' pick.

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5 minutes ago, mfcrox said:

I remember a lot of "Why did we take Oliver?" comments a few years ago.  "Overweight, did even make Vic. Country, blah blah blah". 

 

I'm backing Taylor and gang to get it right here... even if it is an 'unconventional' pick.

Can you clarify, Oliver and who else has he drafted.  We haven't had a rising star nomination for 2 years

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2 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

And?  

Everyone is backing Taylor on the back of 1 draft pick, who else has he drafted out of the box that is playing above expectations, it is a massive risk taking Jackson at 3 a West Aussie that most experts have outside the top 10.

Go and look at who we have drafted outside Oliver from the 2015 draft onwards 4 drafts not much else

 

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9 minutes ago, drdrake said:

 

Can you clarify, Oliver and who else has he drafted.  We haven't had a rising star nomination for 2 years

to be fair we gave a away picks at the pointy end for Lever/May etc. 

Got a picks in the top 30 so hoping that changes next year (not that noms are the be all and end all etc)
 

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Some of the comments are amusing, Jackson and Pickett are not worth these picks yet the clubs picking directly after will consider drafting the same player, if we don’t take Jackson GWS Will and if we don’t take picket he will be gone before pick 15 

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10 minutes ago, brendan said:

Some of the comments are amusing, Jackson and Pickett are not worth these picks yet the clubs picking directly after will consider drafting the same player, if we don’t take Jackson GWS Will and if we don’t take picket he will be gone before pick 15 

Damned if you don't, Damned if you do.

Fitting for a team called the Demons

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1 hour ago, mfcrox said:

I remember a lot of "Why did we take Oliver?" comments a few years ago.  "Overweight, did even make Vic. Country, blah blah blah". 

 

I'm backing Taylor and gang to get it right here... even if it is an 'unconventional' pick.

We haven't selected a superstar for ages 

why would you back Taylor unequivocally now?

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