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So, in all likelihood we go in with picks 3 & 8.

Who do we take? I've got a hunch we might be calling Dylan Stephens name out with our first pick.

Then Ash, Flanders, Kemp might still be available at 8?

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6 minutes ago, Collar-Jazz-Knee said:

Young and Weightman for me.

Young adds a bit of leg speed and elite disposal.

Weightman adds leg speed and x-factor.

Agree. If we trade pick 3 then Stephens and Weightman.

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Just hope we don’t go near Lachlan Ash with a stick. His highlights look like Jayden Hunt mark 2. Grab ball, sprint into trouble and boot it into no mans land.

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3. Young

8. Ash/Stephens/Flanders/Weightman

Hope we don't take Serong and Weightman both sub 180cm.

Download the NAB league app and you can watch player highlights game by game. Just watched Weightmans, wasn't overly impressed and think he'll need a good year or two development.

 

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I would expect us to have a very close look at kemp with 3, Him Rowell and Anderson are a clear top 3 in terms of talent in my opinion and I think we’d back ourselves in to get his knee right.

We’re eyeing weightman with 8 by all reports which may be a slight reach but he certainly fills a very big need for us as we have very few small forward options.

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2 minutes ago, GoingGoingGawn said:

I would expect us to have a very close look at kemp with 3, Him Rowell and Anderson are a clear top 3 in terms of talent in my opinion and I think we’d back ourselves in to get his knee right.

We’re eyeing weightman with 8 by all reports which may be a slight reach but he certainly fills a very big need for us as we have very few small forward options.

Taking Kemp who can’t play next year will defeat the purpose of buying into this draft. We could’ve just kept our 2020 first rounder for the 2020 version of Kemp.

 

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33 minutes ago, olisik said:

Just hope we don’t go near Lachlan Ash with a stick. His highlights look like Jayden Hunt mark 2. Grab ball, sprint into trouble and boot it into no mans land.

You've said this a million times now, we get it, you don't like Ash.

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6 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

You've said this a million times now, we get it, you don't like Ash.

First time in this thread though. Need to set the tone for the next month.

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Interesting to see the details from Draft Combine. Some names that kept coming up under all different catergorys are Finn Maginnes, Cooper Stephens, Sam Flanders and Ben Johnson. We drafted two elite endurance runners in the trade period do we look for more in the draft?

I'm thinking it's Serong and Weightman in the draft. I like the look of Young and Flanders.

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Given that Carlton missed out on 2 small forwards during the trade period and have pick 9. Getting pick 8 in for small forward looks even better than it did yesterday 

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Pick 3 - nominate Tom Green

Pick 4 - pick Hayden Young

Pick 9 - nominate Liam Henry

Pick 10 - pick...someone?

Last ND pick - upgrade Kyle Dunkley 

Pick 2 PSD - Jack Martin 

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6 minutes ago, olisik said:

Taking Kemp who can’t play next year will defeat the purpose of buying into this draft. We could’ve just kept our 2020 first rounder for the 2020 version of Kemp.

 

I don’t agree with that at all, Should St Kilda have passed on max king last year Due to his acl injury ? Who is the 2019 version of max king ? There isn’t one..

Next years draft is heavily compromised with academy picks which is one reason we traded into this years draft instead and the second reason in my opinion is because we’re backing ourselves to bounce back next year and that our first pick would have been late first round.

 

If we rate Kemp as the clear 3rd best player we should take him,  A year on the sidelines learning in a professional AFL environment would set him up nicely for 2021. 
There’s only a handful of draftees each year who have a decent impact in their debut season anyhow.

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I reckon you take best available. That seems to be Taylor's philosophy too. Let's not go back to BP-like recruiting.

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2 minutes ago, A F said:

I reckon you take best available. That seems to be Taylor's philosophy too. Let's not go back to BP-like recruiting.

Don’t think Spargo was best available when he was drafted. We will likely continue to draft contested inside midfield beasts until we have 44 of them.

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40 minutes ago, olisik said:

Don’t think Spargo was best available when he was drafted. We will likely continue to draft contested inside midfield beasts until we have 44 of them.

Very good, Olisik. Thank you.

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3 - bid on Green (matches by GWS)

4 - Young

9 - Weightman or Stephens
 

97 - project tall

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Flanders played against the two top picks and got 27 possessions and 4 goals. I had a look at his highlight package and he looks the goods to me. 

Young as our second pick, I’d be happy with that. 

 

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10 hours ago, Dante said:

Flanders played against the two top picks and got 27 possessions and 4 goals. I had a look at his highlight package and he looks the goods to me. 

Young as our second pick, I’d be happy with that. 

 

Flanders (whose highlights i confused with Young in another thread...apologies) appears to be a ball bombing mid if the highlights are anything to go by.  We want another?

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I have no clue about draftees.

But I really like the insight of a handful of posters who know their juniors and have actually seen them play live.

I fully get the argument you make it simple and select the best available. But that is by definition a subjective decision.

What we need though is two elite kicks and at least one player with good outside endurance and run and a quality small forward with natural goal kicking instincts.

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11 hours ago, MikeAlphaTango said:

3. Young

8. Ash/Stephens/Flanders/Weightman

Hope we don't take Serong and Weightman both sub 180cm.

Download the NAB league app and you can watch player highlights game by game. Just watched Weightmans, wasn't overly impressed and think he'll need a good year or two development.

 

Agree.  I saw Weightman play three times and wasn’t overly impressed.  Is a smart player and skilled.  Not top 10.  Probably worth a 20-25 pick to be honest. 

1&2 Suns. Rowell and Anderson. I agree with many that if we keep pick ... then Nominate Tom Green. Giants to match.  Uses their pick 6 up.  3-GWS Tom Green

use pick 4 on Hayden Young.  A very impressive skilled footballer  

5- Crows:Brodie Kemp   6- Sydney: Caleb Serong 7- Freo:Sam Flanders  

MFC use pick 8 on Dylan Stephens, or Lachlan Ash. Pace into the midfield.  I’m leaning towards Stephens.  

pick “96” may go to a ruck or tall forward option. 

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