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As a footballer, Melbourne NGA prospect Mac Andrew is an absolute genius. He has not had a kick or a handball in the past month but has risen six places in the Draft Central Power Rankings: July 2021.

The NAB Boys League went into recess for a couple of weeks at the beginning of June for the city clubs including the Stingrays during the lockdown. Andrew played his only game for the month of June for the Stingrays against the Pioneers on 20 June and was concussed in the opening moments (stats - 2 tackles, 2 hit outs). 

This is how the AFL Draft Central power ranking guru sums him up:-

“#15 Mac Andrew (MEL NGA)
Dandenong Stingrays/Vic Country | Ruck/Tall Utility
12/04/2003 | 200cm | 70kg

June Ranking: #21

Snapshot: A raw tall prospect who has proven his worth in each post, Andrew’s vertical leap and fast-developing craft really catch the eye.

Another key position type who rocketed up draft boards with a promising start to the year, Andrew will have Melbourne recruiters a little nervous with his performances to date. He now sits inside our current top 20, boasting raw athleticism and bucketloads of upside given his ever-improving ability to be utilised at either end of the ground, or in the ruck. While he has proven his versatility, the Demons Next Generation Academy (NGA) talent looks most comfortable in the ruck, where his leap and clean follow-up work stands out.

Last month:

Andrew was set to add to his exciting opening rounds with a return to NAB League action, but unfortunately fell to injury early in his outing against Bendigo. Having gone down in a heavy contest, Andrew hasn’t been sighted on-field since and also missed the Under 19 trials.”

On that basis, but for the injury, Mac probably would be sitting at #1 right now and we wish him good luck at either North Melbourne or Hawthorn in 2022. 

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On 7/3/2021 at 1:42 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

I heard Mac Andrew has discipline issues.  I heard he has anger issues. I heard he has a drinking problem.  Is that enough to create the “don’t draft him Jack darling” stigma !! 

Perhaps you could just say we should take him as a 1st round pick candidate and that will be enough to see him slide, a la Winder, Ford and Maher!

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Looking forward to seeing Mac Andrew play.

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I will know, didn't even realise it was on. 

Pumped to watch Andrew but I'll be holding back until he's officially on our list. Not that hopeful TBH.

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On 7/7/2021 at 6:56 AM, Boots and all said:

Thought I might post ESPN's Draft Power Rankings link here -

AFL Draft - July's Power Rankings: Daicos, Horne and Darcy duke it out for top billing

That would be just our luck Andrew going at 20 just before we can bid.

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The player numbers for the game -

 

VIC COUNTRY

 

1. Sam Conforti

2. Ben Hobbs

4. Joshua Rachele

5. Cooper Hamilton

6. Connor MacDonald

7. Judson Clarke

9. Noah Gribble

10. Will Bravo

12. Noah Gadsby

13. Sam Breuer

14. Jamieson Ballantyne

15. Campbell Chesser

17. Charlie Molan

18. Tom Brown

19. Miller Bergman

21. Joshua Gibcus

23. Jai Serong

27. Hamish Sinnott

28. Mitchell Knevitt

34. Oscar Morrison

35. Justin Davies

36. Mac Andrew

39. Josh Rentsch

40. Toby Conway

 

VIC METRO

 

1. Youseph Dib

2. Corey Preston 

3. Jake Soligo  

4. Zac Taylor 

6. Josh Ward 

7. Lachlan Rankin 

9. Darcy Wilmot 

10. Sam Clifford

11. Paul Curtis 

12. Nick Daicos 

13. Marcus Windhager 

16. Josh Sinn 

17. Karl Worner 

18. Ben De Bolfo 

23. Luke Cleary 

24. Joshua Goater 

26. Blake Howes 

30. Dominic Akuei 

32. Cody Raak 

33. Samuel Paea 

34. Tyreece Leiu 

36. Sam Darcy 

38. Dante Visentini 

39.Liam Podhajski

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I find it hard to believe he's top 20 when he's not even the number 1 ruck for vic country.

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Andrew has played ok taken some nice marks but I still don't think he's top 20 maybe I'm just hoping but he's not even the second ruckman. He's playing CHF. Can see why Daicos is number 1 just a ball magnet.

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Well they finally played Andrew in the ruck in the last quarter. Shows promise but hopefully not a top 20 pick. Is George injured or is he just not good enough to make the country squad?

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The highly rated Joshua Brown already up to 30 disposals early in the 4th quarter for East Freo colts, Taj Woewodin not far behind 26 disposals, 3 tackles, 8 marks and 1 goal 

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7 hours ago, Pennant St Dee said:

The highly rated Joshua Brown already up to 30 disposals early in the 4th quarter for East Freo colts, Taj Woewodin not far behind 26 disposals, 3 tackles, 8 marks and 1 goal 

Woey putting in some good numbers a colts level.

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