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2023 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch

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The Herald Sun’s online page has a feature today highlighting the 2023 draft prospects.

There are two players covered in the article of special interest to Demon fans so I thought we should kick things off early.

The first is a father/son prospect who is the son of our Nathan Brown who played 146 games for the club between 1998 and 2007. A dogged small utility, Brown’s achievements included -

  • Fourth Best and Fairest 2002
  • Most Consistent Player 2002
  • Second Best and Fairest 2004
  • Most Consistent Player 2004
  • Best Clubman 2005 

Here’s the item about his son Kynan 


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8 hours ago, Big Col said:

Or the Robbie to the Tom (Flower) ...

The Coodabeens in the 1980s were the first ones to run with this concept to my knowledge. 

I once shared a team on this forum consisting of dud brothers at Melbourne but it angered and upset so many posters that I had to ask Andy to delete the post. 

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Sounds like we will need a heap of picks for next year's draft?

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1 hour ago, Jibroni said:

Sounds like we will need a heap of picks for next year's draft?

more likely that we'll trade out of next year's first rounder, into this year's first round, and 'bank' some third and fourth round selections to accumulate enough points in 2023 to cover the recruitment of kynan brown in the likelihood he goes mid first round

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10 hours ago, IvanBartul13 said:

Harley Reid was by a distance the best talent in the Vic Country-Allies game.  Ashton Moir is going to be something to follow - kicks set shots with both feet and a mercurial forward. 

An unorthodox action but if it works for him then that's what matters.

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2 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Yes both Harley Reid and Zane Duursma were super impressive in the Vic Country v Allies under 18s match.  They’d be drafted this year Vic eligible and probably be top 30-40.

Reid would be borderline top 5, possibly higher, and a top 10 certainty.  Duursma borderline top 10.

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Yes IB13 they looked impressive and certainly top 10 likely in 2023. Reid in particular will be very popular as he takes the game on as a midsize back with good skills & pace but looks very capable as a man on man defender. 

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11 hours ago, whatwhat say what said:

hopefully riak andrew is the dylan to mac's jack grimes

was at the coburg gcs vfl game on the weekend, despite the loss mac was incredible in the air taking 5-6 intercept marks in pack situations, once he fills out his frame he's going to be a special player, don't go writing him off any time soon

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Announced yesterday 


Lachlan Cabor – Sydney Swans Academy/Shellharbour (NSW/ACT)
Nate Caddy – Northern Knights/Yarrambat (VIC M)
Jack Callinan – Tasmania Devils/Clarence (TAS)
Caiden Cleary – Sydney Swans Academy/Sydney University (NSW/ACT)
Daniel Curtin – Claremont/West Coast (WA)
Jack Delean – South Adelaide/Reynella (SA)
Zane Duursma – Gippsland Power/Foster (VIC C)
Mitchell Edwards – Peel Thunder/South Mandurah (WA)
William Green – Northern Knights/Northcote (VIC M)
Riley Hardeman – Swan Districts/Caversham (WA)
William Lorenz – Oakleigh Chargers/Boroondara Hawks (VIC M)
Kane McAuliffe – North Adelaide/Central Augusta (SA)
Colby McKercher – Tasmania Devils/Launceston (TAS)
Ashton Moir – Glenelg/Plympton (SA)
Connor O’Sullivan – Murray Bushrangers/Albury (VIC C)
William Patton – West Adelaide/Mitcham (SA)
Nathan Philactides – Oakleigh Chargers/Blackburn (VIC M)
Ethan Read – Gold Coast Suns Academy/Palm Beach Currumbin (QLD)
Archer Reid – Gippsland Power/Inverloch-Kongwak (VIC C)
Harley Reid – Bendigo Pioneers/Tongala (VIC C)
Archie Roberts – Sandringham Dragons/Hampton Rovers (VIC M)
Jake Rogers – Gold Coast Suns Academy/Broadbeach (QLD)
Ryley Sanders – Sandringham Dragons/North Launceston (TAS)
Cooper Simpson – Dandenong Stingrays/Mount Martha (VIC C)
George Stevens – GWV Rebels/South Warrnambool (VIC C)
Koltyn Tholstrup – Subiaco/Newtown-Condingup (WA)
Orlando Turner – West Adelaide/South Alice Springs (NT)
Jed Walter – Gold Coast Suns Academy/Palm Beach Currumbin (QLD)
Nick Watson – Eastern Ranges/East Ringwood (VIC M)
Darcy Wilson – Murray Bushrangers/Wangaratta Rovers (VIC C)

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Daniel Curtin will go first round West Coast loaded up on picks next to years to build, versatile tall who can play either end, I hope we are keeping tabs on him. Hale and Claremont boy who will know JVR well

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