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Elijah Taylor (Drafted by Sydney)

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Just making this for when we possibly draft him tomorrow night.  Another talented indigenous forward ,...  he stands 185 cms.    

We are very well stocked  in the midsize forward department though so maybe JT goes for a defender or mid.

https://draftprospects.prod.afl/prospect/1005997

 

 

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He's a beautiful kick and has incredible balance.

Different types of players but if Sydney Stack can go undrafted after some character concerns - possibly similar to EJ -  and then light up the comp across half back as an 18 year old then why can't EJ do the same?

If you're 188cm, skilled as can be and a bit inconsistent with forward pressure and ball winning then show me you can compete down back and stay in a game that way and I'll draft you. Similar to Frtisch, show some ability learning the game on a wing and half back and once you've matured and can handle physical defenders and off days and stay in the games then you'll be a gun forward.

That would be my first question to him. If he can't handle the half back flank he won't make it as a forward these days. All the talent in the world won't make it at AFL level if you don't have a defensive game or a hunger for the contest.

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Alot of time for this kid.  The upside is huge.  One of the best goal hauls in the Nats with 6 and doesn't think twice before nailing them on either side.

Him and Henry teamed up for a few lovely goals.

185cm and probably still growing he could turn in to a lovely HF or wing.  Some of the moves on this kid, albeit not as consistent as say Henry and Weightman, are something to behold when he turns it on.

Would love to snag him.

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5 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

Alot of time for this kid.  The upside is huge.  One of the best goal hauls in the Nats with 6 and doesn't think twice before nailing them on either side.

Him and Henry teamed up for a few lovley goals.

185cm and probably still growing he could turn in to a lovely HF or wing.  Some of the moves on this kid, albeit not as consistent as say Henry and Weightman, are something to behold when he turns it on.

Would love to snag him.

Upside is huge but buyer needs to beware.

IMO most talented small forward but attitude and other issues need to be addressed 

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2 minutes ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Upside is huge but buyer needs to beware.

IMO most talented small forward but attitude and other issues need to be addressed 

You must have some local intel PSD.  A change of location might be just the tonic?

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I wouldn't necessarily be against selecting him, however you get the feeling that we might just go with best available with our final pick.  It seems like there is still some serious quality on the board for us to choose from, so I'm intrigued to see what we do with it.

With Kossie on board, and Bennell potentially waiting in the wings, we might feel like we don't need to select someone like Taylor.

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3 hours ago, Rusty Nails said:

You must have some local intel PSD.  A change of location might be just the tonic?

Could be Jeff Farmer, but could easily be Clem Smith or Ash Sampi

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4 hours ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Upside is huge but buyer needs to beware.

IMO most talented small forward but attitude and other issues need to be addressed 

A good number of clubs seem to have made the call to not even consider.

Hawks, Swans and the Dees seem to be three who would be willing to give him the chance. We may pass now that we have Kossie though (if Swans haven't already taken him at 28).

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