Jump to content
  • Podcast:      

Sign in to follow this  
Whispering_Jack

2020 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch

Recommended Posts

Apparently bulldogs will get the next buddy franklin next year. How do they work out all these zones?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Nelo said:

Apparently bulldogs will get the next buddy franklin next year. How do they work out all these zones?

They figure out where the best players are and then they don’t give us that zone. 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 3
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Four of the ten (including expected number 1 pick) are tied to clubs. Makes the pick swap look very smart if we can finish at least 12th.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 12/1/2019 at 3:03 PM, Whispering_Jack said:

Apparently Melbourne has a few Next Generation Academy players in the 2020 crop but I don’t believe that they’re close to top shelf.

Anyone know more?

Here’s The Deakyn Smith Thread

Deakyn Smith is one to keep an eye on. Probably in the same boat as what Bedford was in his first at the Stingrays. So I expect Smith to push for Vic Country trials next year. 179cm who played across half back and wing in the 8 games he played this year. Clean and uses the ball well.

Kobi George our other NGA prospect isn't much chop at all and I don't expect him to get drafted next year. Perhaps a late rookie if the club wants to put in a good development but highly doubt so.

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Like this bloke’s name for some reason.

Shoulder ripped from socket, 'but I got him': No.1 pick fancy

Is he related to the Barras currently with the Weagles ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This draft is heavily compromised. Our first pick will likely come in the 40s unless we trade our way up the draft board. Trading away our first rounder to get a talented kid in Pickett and get a year of development into him was a smart drafting strategy.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recruit close to home,  in 2020.

With the CoVid19,  and other things going on,  atmo,  Tis a season to recruit locally from our state, as the go home factor will be at its strongest.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 3/17/2020 at 8:07 PM, Whispering_Jack said:

Probably the best season ever to acquire a nightmare injury.    

Nightmare injury blow to potential No.1 draft pick

 

 

 

Flying blind,  maybe Jack.   But this could suit our draft position,  after last seasons  'wheelin' and dealing'.

After a quick look through the articles,  and bit of a read, a young player drew my attention.

 

Archie Perkins..  I reckon we are at the point in list:  to look to add some class forward:  with some speed, smarts with some urgency.

At 185cms and 87kgs,  he could be just the replacement type for Hannan,  who I think is just about on his last Legs.

 

What do you think of him Jack.?  any info.?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/5/2020 at 7:36 PM, MyFavouriteMartian said:

Flying blind,  maybe Jack.   But this could suit our draft position,  after last seasons  'wheelin' and dealing'.

After a quick look through the articles,  and bit of a read, a young player drew my attention.

 

Archie Perkins..  I reckon we are at the point in list:  to look to add some class forward:  with some speed, smarts with some urgency.

At 185cms and 87kgs,  he could be just the replacement type for Hannan,  who I think is just about on his last Legs.

 

What do you think of him Jack.?  any info.?

Haven’t seen him and don’t expect to for a while unfortunately.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AFL Draft Central looks at the 2020 Draft’s speed kings - 

Preseason testing analysis: Which State is the fastest?

An interesting name in that group is Kobi George from the Dandenong Stingrays who came in at fifth fastest from Victoria. He’s been on Melbourne’s books for a while as a Next Generation Academy player. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/5/2020 at 7:36 PM, MyFavouriteMartian said:

Archie Perkins..  I reckon we are at the point in list:  to look to add some class forward:  with some speed, smarts with some urgency.

At 185cms and 87kgs,  he could be just the replacement type for Hannan,  who I think is just about on his last Legs.

 

What do you think of him Jack.?  any info.?

Here you go.

Archie Perkins 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/24/2020 at 4:57 PM, Whispering_Jack said:

AFL Draft Central looks at the 2020 Draft’s speed kings - 

Preseason testing analysis: Which State is the fastest?

An interesting name in that group is Kobi George from the Dandenong Stingrays who came in at fifth fastest from Victoria. He’s been on Melbourne’s books for a while as a Next Generation Academy player. 

 

Kobi George is 19 years old and only played a few games with the Dandenong Stingrays last year. I’m not sure that he’s still a next generation academy prospect. Even if he is, not sure that he’s good enough to get drafted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Zac Dumesny and Jamieson Murphy are two youngsters from SA that are highly skilled running midfielders.

Dumesny though would be a half back in Andrew Mackie mode. Playing seniors footy in SANFL and fitting in as an 18yo. 
 

Murphy chose footy over cricket. He’s a star but flying under the radar as he didn’t go to academy program.  Will probably rise up draft boards this year as SA Footy goes ahead. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Social Media

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    THE PREMIER LEAGUE by Whispering Jack

    So the new man under the pump is Clarko, which demonstrates how sad but predictable the football media is these days. In an age where each AFL team’s form can be topsy turvy and unpredictability is the order of the day, the coach of a team that has played five out of the top six teams from the previous season and sits with a 3/3 win loss record is this week’s whipping boy.   This comes admittedly on the back of a bad fortnight from the Hawks who in recent years have exhibited an enormous

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    SUNSMART by George on the Outer

    If you don’t want to get sunburnt, you follow the Sunsmart rules.  Melbourne took the advice and with their season on the line, avoided getting burnt by the Gold Coast Suns, with a gripping 17 point win. It was a match that could have gone either way, with the sides within a kick of each other for all but the final minutes of the final quarter. Melbourne had stretched the lead earlier in the game to 18 points, but that quickly evaporated to a neck and neck race to the finish.  Finally,

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    NORTH OF THE BORDER by The Oracle

    The outcomes of Melbourne’s recent games against the Gold Coast Suns are a pretty good barometer of how the teams are faring. The Demons easily accounted for them twice in 2018, the last win being a 96-point cakewalk at the MCG in Round 20 when they scored a whopping 21.17.143 to 7.5.47. Ironically, Melbourne’s score of 9.3.57 at the first break that afternoon is leading its highest score for a full game to date this year by 3 points. In those days, they played fast, skillful football, moved th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews 5

    PACK YOUR BAGS by George on The Outer

    The scene was captured by the TV camera’s before the match with a view of the Melbourne side’s bags packed next to the team bus to facilitate their flight up north to the AFL hub where they will play their next matches. However, on the basis of the efforts against Richmond, unless things change, and change rapidly, there will be some who will be told to pack their bags on a more permanent basis. Once again, the supporters got much the same story from this match against Richmond, as

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    SOUTH OF THE BORDER by the Oracle

    Thankfully they moved this week’s game from Sydney where the sun shines and the virus breeds ever so slowly and almost nobody returns a positive test. The change of fixture comes at precisely the right time to allow everyone in town to head to the MCG on Sunday at around 3:30pm, not to catch up with what’s going on inside the ground but rather, to do what’s fashionable for woke folk in 2020 — pulling down statues. It’s time for Kevin Bartlett and Leigh Matthews to go but you can’t touch Norm Smi

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    LESSONS IN LOSING by George on the Outer

    Turn up for the game and look like you want to win it.  Melbourne lost this game to Geelong, a game after a couple of extended breaks, looking like they were at the end of a 22 game season. Right from the start there was a lack of intensity across the board, as the Demons played exactly the type of game that the ageing Geelong list wanted. Geelong repeatedly played possession footy, to avoid having to run those ageing legs, something that Melbourne failed to exploit.  To use the oft quot

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    QUARRANTINO by Whispering Jack

    At a little after 4.00pm last Saturday, the MCG ceased to be the centre of the AFL universe. That was when the AFL’s el supremo Gil McLaughlin announced that the Bombers’ Conor McKenna had returned a COVID-19 positive result and declared that the game set for the following day between Essendon and Melbourne was postponed.  What followed was truly the stuff of a pulp fiction novel. We witnessed a suitcase load of mental gymnastics and spin calculated to let McKenna (and the Essendon Football

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    WHADDA WE SING? by Whispering Jack

    When the Melbourne team sang “The Grand Old Flag” last Saturday at Marvel Stadium in the absence of skipper Max Gawn, Ed Langford and Adam Tomlinson who were first time winners at their new club and Jayden Hunt, the leading goal kicker of the day it was passed off as an honest mistake. Taken in isolation, it most probably was accidental but the problem is that little accidents have been happening far too often in the club’s recent history and, in this case, it was symptomatic not only of a day t

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    A POINT OF DIFFERENCE by George on the Outer

    It was Melbourne v Carlton at the comics stadium; a game between 16 and 17 in 2019. How could anyone pick a winner?  There had to be a point of difference, and so it would prove to be as the Demons literally fell over the line at the end, by a solitary point. In an almost complete replica of the Richmond v Collingwood game two nights previously, one of the sides (Melbourne in this case) rushed out to a five goal lead in the first quarter, while the Blues failed to bother the goal umpir

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    EXPOSED FORM by The Oracle

    Carlton fancies itself to beat Melbourne at Marvel Stadium on Saturday and, based on exposed form, why not? The Blues took it right up to the reigning premiers in their last up start and the Demons were simply horrible against the Eagles at Optus Stadium. That opening game of the season revived all of the nightmares of 2019 for a team that went inside the 50 metre arc 45 times, an advantage of 10 times over the home side and yet lost by almost five goals. Such statistics sum it up for a gam

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    SOCIAL DISTANCING by George on the Outer

    It was good to see the MFC players practicing the directives about social distancing at the game against West Coast.  Pity was that they continued to do so after the first bounce of the ball, as they allowed numerous WCE players run around un-hindered, with not a Melbourne player within 1.5 metres of them! They then found themselves looking at nearly a 5 goal deficit at the first break, which was to be essentially the final margin for the game. It is difficult to judge exactly what is going

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    BEST IN SHOW by Whispering Jack

    I am writing this knowing that the AFL has deemed that the opening round of competition will proceed but fully believing that it should not.  The world is going through cataclysmic change as a result of the overwhelming spread of the Covid-19 virus and I agree that a distraction like sport would be good for the public. However, while the physical threat to the population is bad enough, there are other  issues to be addressed including the mental health of the community and the effects on th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

×
×
  • Create New...