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2022 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch


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What do people think of Hustwaite? 13 might be a bit early for him but he's a tall (194cm) midfielder that can also play defence that i think could add a bit of class to our list and midfield with his decision making, composure and ball use. I've seen a couple of people link him to a Scott Pendlebury type and could help a lot with our inside 50 use.

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12 minutes ago, Deestiny Awaits said:

What do people think of Hustwaite? 13 might be a bit early for him but he's a tall (194cm) midfielder that can also play defence that i think could add a bit of class to our list and midfield with his decision making, composure and ball use. I've seen a couple of people link him to a Scott Pendlebury type and could help a lot with our inside 50 use.

Doesn't fit the powerful midfielder mould we seem to like, nor is he quick 

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5 hours ago, Grouse said:

Several clubs very keen on phillipou including bombers at 5. He's the one I'd be after but looks unlikely he will be there at 13. 

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Beware. Sometimes, the media and so-called experts overhype players. This seems to be the trend this year with a number of South Aussies like Keeler, Lemmey, Munkara, Scully and this bloke.

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This time of the year every draftee is the next big thing some make it while others fall by the wayside because they don't have the stomach for the hard yards.

The good ones have the ability and the work ethic to become great players a perfect example is Gawn who during the early years was big but overdid the drinking, smoking and partying unit someone told him the exit door was opening and he knuckled down and became a great player and captain.

Another is Clayton Oliver who was overweight because of injuries but had great potential proven by his Morrish Medal win, he was told by a recruiter he had to lose some number of kilo's to be considered and he work hard to lose the weight and guess what he is one of the greats at the MFC and he may become an AFL great in the end. 

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1 hour ago, durango said:

This time of the year every draftee is the next big thing some make it while others fall by the wayside because they don't have the stomach for the hard yards.

The good ones have the ability and the work ethic to become great players a perfect example is Gawn who during the early years was big but overdid the drinking, smoking and partying unit someone told him the exit door was opening and he knuckled down and became a great player and captain.

Another is Clayton Oliver who was overweight because of injuries but had great potential proven by his Morrish Medal win, he was told by a recruiter he had to lose some number of kilo's to be considered and he work hard to lose the weight and guess what he is one of the greats at the MFC and he may become an AFL great in the end. 

Oliver is an AFL great. The best contested possession player in the game.

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2 hours ago, Nascent said:

I really like this kid. Mid/forward with pace and super competitive. He'll be one that you love to support and opposition fans will hate him. Don't think he'll last to pick 37 however.

He looks like an annoying little p rick. I 100% dislike Charlie Clarke already 

Let's get him!

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On 11/12/2022 at 1:31 PM, The Great Pretender said:

Beware. Sometimes, the media and so-called experts overhype players. This seems to be the trend this year with a number of South Aussies like Keeler, Lemmey, Munkara, Scully and this bloke.

Today, I re-watched a replay of the Vic Metro v South Australia NAB Championships Under 18 game from GMHBA Stadium earlier this year (a couple of the above didn’t make the SA side) and the performance of the South Aussies was absolutely horrible. The effort was poor and an embarrassment for their coach who’s been around for a long time. They made the Victorian boys look good (which many of them are) but I was shocked at how poor the Croweaters were on the day. 

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18 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Today, I re-watched a replay of the Vic Metro v South Australia NAB Championships Under 18 game from GMHBA Stadium earlier this year (a couple of the above didn’t make the SA side) and the performance of the South Aussies was absolutely horrible. The effort was poor and an embarrassment for their coach who’s been around for a long time. They made the Victorian boys look good (which many of them are) but I was shocked at how poor the Croweaters were on the day. 

the bottom fell out of south oztrayan development decades ago

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On 11/11/2022 at 5:43 PM, Caligula's cohort said:

That's why I put Max Gruzewski as that target with our second pick. Plays forward and back, strong hands and a good size albeit on the lower height of a KF at 193cm's. I see a bit of Steven May about him. I'm sure Jefferson will be a decent KF who has been touted as the second best KF, but I rate Gruzewski higher, simply because he's ready to go, has that mongrel about him and can play both ends and he's fallen down the draft order as he was injured mid year so is a bit of an unknown. 

 

Jefferson won't be there for our 2nd pick nor will Gruzewski . It's one or t'other at 13 if we don't rise in draft beforehand. 

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On 11/12/2022 at 2:59 PM, Redleg said:

Oliver is an AFL great. The best contested possession player in the game.

There's only ONE Clarry destined for even more greatness. Not mentioned enough and very underrated by opposition  supporters. Respect is owing from 17 other Clubs fans! 

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Highly touted key position forward Matthew Jefferson has filled out considerably, adding six kilograms to his lean frame since the beginning of the year.
 
The likely first-round prospect was a stringbean at the beginning of the season, weighing just 78kg at 195cm, and he has more size to add as a stay at home forward.
 
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On 11/12/2022 at 1:31 PM, The Great Pretender said:

Beware. Sometimes, the media and so-called experts overhype players. This seems to be the trend this year with a number of South Aussies like Keeler, Lemmey, Munkara, Scully and this bloke.


I get the feeling Geelong are doing just that with their boy Jhye Clark and have no intention of taking him at all. I don’t really see it with him.

 

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36 minutes ago, adonski said:


And there ya go... exactly what I was quietly worried about.

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5 hours ago, 58er said:

Jefferson won't be there for our 2nd pick nor will Gruzewski . It's one or t'other at 13 if we don't rise in draft beforehand. 

Gruzewski could possibly be there... he is predicted to go in the late 20's/early 30's. But if you had read my earlier comment I mentioned Gruzewski would be more of a possibility with a pick swap with West Coast which would land us picks 20 and 26 in exchange for 13 and 37, in which case we could take the aforementioned player and land a quality player in George, Cowan or Barnett with our first selection all of which are needs based selections and IMO is our better choice. 

Take George and Barnett. George and Cowan or George and Gruzewksi and I reckon Melbourne would of nailed the draft. 

When recruiters talk George up to be a Petracca like player! it's a no brainer for me. You don't pass on quality like that. Just imagine two Petraccas running around in our side!

Boom... mic drop... out! 

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24 minutes ago, Caligula's cohort said:

When recruiters talk George up to be a Petracca like player! it's a no brainer for me. You don't pass on quality like that. Just imagine two Petraccas running around in our side!

Boom... mic drop... out! 

If George was anything like Petracca, he’d be going top 3.

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4 hours ago, adonski said:

Doesn't surprise me, they were all over Max Holmes as a huge bolter a few years ago, they do have a tendency to reach for bolters. I feel like everyone in the media has Clark to Geelong just because it makes sense geographically and the selwood play style but I haven't seen an actual journo link him to them. Apart from plucking guys from their VFL team they've never really shown a tendency to draft local kids because they know they can just trade for them later down the track. 

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4 hours ago, Caligula's cohort said:

Gruzewski could possibly be there... he is predicted to go in the late 20's/early 30's. But if you had read my earlier comment I mentioned Gruzewski would be more of a possibility with a pick swap with West Coast which would land us picks 20 and 26 in exchange for 13 and 37, in which case we could take the aforementioned player and land a quality player in George, Cowan or Barnett with our first selection all of which are needs based selections and IMO is our better choice. 

Take George and Barnett. George and Cowan or George and Gruzewksi and I reckon Melbourne would of nailed the draft. 

When recruiters talk George up to be a Petracca like player! it's a no brainer for me. You don't pass on quality like that. Just imagine two Petraccas running around in our side!

Boom... mic drop... out! 

Why not one of them and Jefferson? Say George and Jefferson ! Forwards 

if you like a bigger Fritta and Trac 2 if he is a clone. 

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22 minutes ago, 58er said:

Why not one of them and Jefferson? Say George and Jefferson ! Forwards 

if you like a bigger Fritta and Trac 2 if he is a clone. 

A small downer for George is he won't play much if at all in 2023. But could grow like others in the year off. 

BTW Jefferson has grown to 195 and put on 6 kegs to 84 now. Looks a shoe in for us at 13 (14) likely and silly not to take him.

Chris Cavanagh  in HS says we may exchange 13 and 37 for 20 and 26. 

We are also into Ed Allan from WA a 190 odd cm running versatile who is a taller version of Blake Howes possibly. 

Makes it all very interesting. 

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