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The club have interviewed this kid, who is meant to be an amazing prospect, but I have mixed feelings about us taking a ruckman with a top 10 pick.

Anyone know more about him?

K"Greater Western Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle are among the clubs who have been linked to Jackson with top-10 picks and are glad the 18-year-old decided last year to give away a promising basketball career to focus on his football."

Class of 2019: The young ruck who could be the 'drought breaker'

 

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I think Jackson suffers from the fact that he looks so much less like a young ruck/forward than most young ruck/forwards do. He moves so smoothly and with so much coordination that he gets judged like

I had a chat to Luke Jackson today while on a break from work in front of AFL house and he is a friendly, easy going, and level headed kid. Was more than happy to chat and spoke genuinely about t

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57 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

The club have interviewed this kid, who is meant to be an amazing prospect, but I have mixed feelings about us taking a ruckman with a top 10 pick.

Anyone know more about him?

"Greater Western Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle are among the clubs who have been linked to Jackson with top-10 picks and are glad the 18-year-old decided last year to give away a promising basketball career to focus on his football."

Class of 2019: The young ruck who could be the 'drought breaker'

 

What I found interesting is it says GWS have been linked to him with a top ten pick. This must mean they still think they are a chance to draft him before Green

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I saw all the televised u18 carnival games and he looks a VERY special talent. The Brodie Grundy comparison is spot on. Far from a lumbering type he offers more versatility than the typical ruck prodigy. I certainly wouldn't be adverse to selecting him with pick 8. Best available theory.

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1 minute ago, Palace Dees said:

I saw all the televised u18 carnival games and he looks a VERY special talent. The Brodie Grundy comparison is spot on. Far from a lumbering type he offers more versatility than the typical ruck prodigy. I certainly wouldn't be adverse to selecting him with pick 8. Best available theory.

Does he strike you as the type that could play as a key forward also?

 

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31 minutes ago, Dees247 said:

What I found interesting is it says GWS have been linked to him with a top ten pick. This must mean they still think they are a chance to draft him before Green

It might mean they think nobody will bid on Green before pick 6 

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1 hour ago, Palace Dees said:

He could be the 3rd tall and help in the ruck whilst developing.  Obviously as a tall he won't peak for a while but I'd be confident he won't take as long as most talls to have significant impact.

 

17 minutes ago, Mach5 said:

I’m not opposed to the idea.

Gawn took 5 years to show anything.

I love Gawny, but how will he be holding up in 5 years time?

 

33 minutes ago, buck_nekkid said:

This may be why we didnt chase Jenkins?  If we really think he is a good forward ruck prospect and available at 8, then best available at 3, him at 8, would be a great reason why we moved up this year.

Definitely seems a good idea if we believe he can be a capable forward option for a few years. Still would have liked some mature KPF support as we're pretty stuck if TMac goes down again, but should we add Jackson and some "x-factor" types over the draft/rookie draft/PSD and delisted free agency period then it feels like a much better mix than last year.

 

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1 hour ago, Demon3 said:

if we take 3 picks inside the top 10 then i would look at him, but i get the feeling Freo will want our pick 3 for him. so we get 7,8&10. 

7, 8 & 10 would be the ideal draft hand, hope your right

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2 minutes ago, Dees247 said:

Will believe this Freo swap of picks, when I hear it suggested from a second source, other than one solo Demonland member

You do whatever makes you happy Dees247. i dont blame you.

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Jackson looks like exactly what we need. Very athletic and no reason he couldn't play as a forward especially against teams like Collingwood who have very tall back options. I'd rather pick him with pick 3 than an undersized forward who's going to take 2-3 years to develop their body to be competitive. 

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Would be a big call trading a future pick (that could be very high) and 2 other picks to pick a ruckman who - all things going to plan - won't play meaningful ruck minutes any time soon. Then might end up too short to be a starter anyway, or at least be somewhat limited by height.

Tim English is a super talent and he's just starting to impact some games now in year 3 at age 22 and still has games where he gets smashed.

I certainly see the talent though. Interesting.

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1 hour ago, Dees247 said:

7, 8 & 10 would be the ideal draft hand, hope your right

But it would probably mean missing the 2 boys many of us want in Young and Kemp.

Memories of the Kelly deal start flooding back.

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Surely this is a joke?

Only the clinically insane would waste a top 10 pick on another 'untried' Jack the giant when we already have two running around and one is A grade.

Pert needs to step in immediately and have a word to Goody & the FD if this is genuinely on the cards.

Will go down as yet another mega MFC blunder if we overlook Young, Stephens, Kemp and/or Pickett in favour of a third lumbering giant.

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2 hours ago, Rusty Nails said:

Surely this is a joke?

Only the clinically insane would waste a top 10 pick on another 'untried' Jack the giant when we already have two running around and one is A grade.

Pert needs to step in immediately and have a word to Goody & the FD if this is genuinely on the cards.

Will go down as yet another mega MFC blunder if we overlook Young, Stephens, Kemp and/or Pickett in favour of a third lumbering giant.

He can be another inside contested beast. Goodwin can’t get enough of those.

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Jackson would be a pick for the future, but would also be able to make an impact now. Think Stynes/White combo, the generation would be Gawn/Jackson. I love the prospect

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2 hours ago, olisik said:

He can be another inside contested beast. Goodwin can’t get enough of those.

Copy and paste, huh?

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