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Aaron Cadman - Key Forward

Height: 194cm

Weight: 88kg

This is one player to keep an eye on during the upcoming stage league games as a potential Key Forward prospect.

A member of the AFL academy, he plays for Greater Western Victoria Rebels where he played as a key defender in his under-age year. This year he has been switched to the forward line where he has kicked 18 goals in 7 games and has been praised for his repeat efforts and "vice like" marking. Reading some draft watchers opinions, including a writer from rookie me (formerly draft central), they believe he's poised to come into first round and potentially top 10 calculations as the premier key forward in the draft. Has been named for Vic Country which kick off their campaign next week vs SA on Sunday the 26th.

In terms of our key forward stocks, we all know that B. Brown and Tmac are approaching the end of their careers and already proving inconsistent when on the park. Our key forward cupboard currently includes M. Brown (likely to be delisted) and Weideman (so far failed to cement a best 22 spot). JVR has yet to debut but shows promising signs at Casey.

This should see a Key Foward become a primary area of focus for our recruiting team (as well as a developing ruck). Now perhaps this would be more appropriately addressed via trade and free agency but the cupboards are pretty bare this season with Dan McStay the best on the market so far. Another option would be to look within, with someone like Petty showing ability in the front half. However some would view that as robbing Peter to pay Paul. In my view we could do with another developing Key Foward on our list while Brown and McDonald can let them ply their craft at Casey.

 

This link below is a fantastic resource for draft enthusiasts.

https://central.rookieme.com/afl/

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4 hours ago, Nascent said:

Aaron Cadman - Key Forward

Height: 194cm

Weight: 88kg

This is one player to keep an eye on during the upcoming stage league games as a potential Key Forward prospect.

A member of the AFL academy, he plays for Greater Western Victoria Rebels where he played as a key defender in his under-age year. This year he has been switched to the forward line where he has kicked 18 goals in 7 games and has been praised for his repeat efforts and "vice like" marking. Reading some draft watchers opinions, including a writer from rookie me (formerly draft central), they believe he's poised to come into first round and potentially top 10 calculations as the premier key forward in the draft. Has been named for Vic Country which kick off their campaign next week vs SA on Sunday the 26th.

In terms of our key forward stocks, we all know that B. Brown and Tmac are approaching the end of their careers and already proving inconsistent when on the park. Our key forward cupboard currently includes M. Brown (likely to be delisted) and Weideman (so far failed to cement a best 22 spot). JVR has yet to debut but shows promising signs at Casey.

This should see a Key Foward become a primary area of focus for our recruiting team (as well as a developing ruck). Now perhaps this would be more appropriately addressed via trade and free agency but the cupboards are pretty bare this season with Dan McStay the best on the market so far. Another option would be to look within, with someone like Petty showing ability in the front half. However some would view that as robbing Peter to pay Paul. In my view we could do with another developing Key Foward on our list while Brown and McDonald can let them ply their craft at Casey.

 

This link below is a fantastic resource for draft enthusiasts.

https://central.rookieme.com/afl/

I think Petty is a good option as Turner could take his possie in the back 6.

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I feel we will target a handful of talls in the next 1-2 years. Just like we did with picket, bowey, Laurie etc. 

I would not be surprised if again trade up to pinch a top tall as we have in previous years. 

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Found a profile write up on him in the June Power Rankings at https://central.rookieme.com/afl/power-rankings/afl-draft-power-rankings-june-2022/ where he is currently placed at number 11.

#11 Aaron Cadman

GWV Rebles/ Key Forward

Height 194cm Weight 88kg DOB 3/3/2004

VICE-LIKE HANDS

One of the more prominent lead-up forwards in a draft rich with promising talls, Cadman has proven undeniable as a genuine first round candidate this year. He got some good bottom-age experience under his belt in 2021 but has excelled as Greater Western Victoria’s spearhead in 2022, earning a call-up to the AFL Academy on the back of terrific NAB League form. With vice-like hands on the lead and strong presence in attack, he is somewhat similar to fellow left-footed forward Jye Amiss – with arguably more dynamism, but improvement to be made on his finishing.

SEASON SO FAR:

Cadman has put 14 goals on the board across six NAB League games, tending to kick them in bunches. On the three occasions he managed to boot multiple goals, Cadman finished with bags of three, four and five as a real force up forward. His presentation and ability to snaffle marks under opposition pressure makes him an ominous presence in full flight, and he should be a key figure for Vic Country at the upcoming championships.

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On 6/19/2022 at 1:45 PM, adonski said:

This thread will hit the 400 page mark arguing about his height

Yes I was going to say many D/Ler's will say forget him he's too small !!

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35 minutes ago, 58er said:

Yes I was going to say many D/Ler's will say forget him he's too small !!

They'll need to keep in mind that his height was most likely measured pre-season while he was 17 and could easily grow into the high 190s.

But if they're still concerned there are a few other taller prospects to monitor in Harry Lemmey, Tom Scully and Isaac Keeler. All three are South Australian boys who are 199, 201 and 198 cm respectively. The website I had linked in above has Lemmey at #9 and Scully at #10 while Keeler was not mentioned in the top 25.

South Australia played the Allies on the weekend where Lemmey kicked 1 goal with 7 touches while Keeler kicked 3. I'm not sure if Scully played with talk that he could be playing for his school instead.

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1 hour ago, Nascent said:

They'll need to keep in mind that his height was most likely measured pre-season while he was 17 and could easily grow into the high 190s.

But if they're still concerned there are a few other taller prospects to monitor in Harry Lemmey, Tom Scully and Isaac Keeler. All three are South Australian boys who are 199, 201 and 198 cm respectively. The website I had linked in above has Lemmey at #9 and Scully at #10 while Keeler was not mentioned in the top 25.

South Australia played the Allies on the weekend where Lemmey kicked 1 goal with 7 touches while Keeler kicked 3. I'm not sure if Scully played with talk that he could be playing for his school instead.

God I couldn't bare another Tom Scully thread...

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14 minutes ago, Little Goffy said:

Reading the initial responses in this thread I just got the most uneasy sensation that we've all been replaced by simulations.

Why do you say that....

Why do you say that....

Why do you say that.....

 

Why.....

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On 6/19/2022 at 1:45 PM, adonski said:

This thread will hit the 400 page mark arguing about his height

Yep....and to add my bit Patty Cripps is 195cm and he is a mid fielder; so our possible selection for a key position player is shorter than.....

And if I may be allowed to mis quote J Stalin 'Height has a quality all of its own'

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1 minute ago, Jontee said:

Yep....and to add my bit Patty Cripps is 195cm and he is a mid fielder; so our possible selection for a key position player is shorter than.....

And if I may be allowed to mis quote J Stalin 'Height has a quality all of its own'

Cripps is a short 195, I'm sure Cadman is a tall 194 

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1 minute ago, adonski said:

Cripps is a short 195, I'm sure Cadman is a tall 194 

and Petty is a short 197cm....

@adonski You look different, is that a new shirt?

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#25 Aaron Cadman (GWV Rebels)
3/03/2004 | 194cm | 88kg | Key Forward

Arguably now the form key forward of this year’s draft crop, Cadman made good of the limited opportunities which came his way. Country was incredibly wasteful going inside 50, but the Greater Western Victoria forward still managed to snare a pair of goals. His high level forward craft was evident, with clean marks on the lead and strong work one-on-one, contributing all of his three scoring shots in the opening half for 2.1.

https://central.rookieme.com/afl/2022/06/28/scouting-notes-2022-afl-u18s-south-australia-vs-vic-country/

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