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

What we need.  Pace and skill. That’s it for me. I want runners. I want to take our game to match the Tigers transition of the footy.  We get the footy (Trac, Clarry, Viney, Harmes, Brayshaw,Sparrow)

The impact on the draft of academies and father-sons can be measured by this - Cody Brand 195cm/85kg 23/5/02 Calder Cannons/Vic Metro Tall defender Essendon NGA Tanner Bruhn 182cm/73kg 27/5/


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.

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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.

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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.?

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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.

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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. 

 

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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 

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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.

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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. 

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