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2023 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch



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Pretty handy year to hold 4 picks in the top 36 and a father son that we mostly likely fall after that.  From memory Yze and White sons will be 2024 eligible.

Gives us real opportunity at trade time and drafting to create a real long period of success.

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1 hour ago, adonski said:

Reckon if Jason Taylor and Kinnear Beatson traded places for 12 months both teams would have optimally balanced lists 

official press release from the swans this morning, 

theyve been renamed the sydney half back flankers/assorted outside running players

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1 minute ago, Turner said:

official press release from the swans this morning, 

theyve been renamed the sydney half back flankers/assorted outside running players

Pretty wild isn't it, some recruiters certainly have their types

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Eye on the future: 10 draft prospects to watch in 2023 - https://www.afl.com.au/news/864913

Couple highlight packages of some 2023 prospects.

Harley Reid

Eye on 2023: Potential No.1 pick set to light up draft year
https://www.afl.com.au/video/868390

Zane Duursma

Eye on 2023: Brother of Port gun a goal-scoring machine
https://www.afl.com.au/video/868400

Nick Watson

Eye on 2023: Goal-scoring 'Wizard' on the radar of recruiters
https://www.afl.com.au/video/868394

 

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Harley Reid
GC academy tall forward

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- Tassie mid who looks 25
- WA ruck with a BMI of near death
- WA key defender (there’s 6 of these each year)
- tiny small forward
- 3 precocious medium forwards who’ll need to grow or show midfield ability to be elite prospects 
- 1 skinny balanced vic metro mid

To quote JT ‘next year is next year’.

Unless I had pick 1 or were the GC suns I wouldn’t be all that excited by this crop 
 

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7 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Harley Reid
GC academy tall forward

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- Tassie mid who looks 25
- WA ruck with a BMI of near death
- WA key defender (there’s 6 of these each year)
- tiny small forward
- 3 precious medium forwards who’ll need to grow or show midfield ability to be elite prospects 
- 1 skinny balanced vic metro mid

To quote JT ‘next year is next year’.

Unless I had pick 1 or were the GC suns I wouldn’t be all that excited by this crop 
 

As optimistic as ever, DS 

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On 12/1/2022 at 10:32 PM, ChaserJ said:

A bit of a look at next year's crop. Plenty of names to keep an eye on:

23 in 2023: A look ahead to next year’s top prospects

Daniel Curtin the best of the WA group, got size, good skills and can play either end. 

Some boys not on the list from WA will start attracting attention, 18 months ago nobody knew who Rueben Ginbey was and he climbed above all of the others and some highly touted for the last 2 years didn’t get taken. Jed Hagan didn’t grow and his elite fitness wasn’t enough, which didn’t really surprise m.  Gilbey had an injury interrupted year .

Koen Sanchez who is on that list I think may slide, had a good underage year but I’m not sold on him long term. Coen Livingston has finished school so will get a full year of Colts in and climb the boards  forward ruck who impacts the scoreboard. Aiden O’Driscoll is all class playing off a wing or half back, great speed, clean at ground level, elite foot skills and impacts the scoreboard from the wing. Won the B&F at Wesley College this season finished in front of Ginbey and one I think will go the first 2 rounds next year. Tholstrup and Kentfield two big forwards at Subiaco who will be worth keeping an eye on especially Kentfield who has size, aggression and good below his knees for a tall. Hardeman from Swans will go first or early second round really good penetrating left foot and elite runner

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39 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Harley Reid
GC academy tall forward

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- Tassie mid who looks 25
- WA ruck with a BMI of near death
- WA key defender (there’s 6 of these each year)
- tiny small forward
- 3 precious medium forwards who’ll need to grow or show midfield ability to be elite prospects 
- 1 skinny balanced vic metro mid

To quote JT ‘next year is next year’.

Unless I had pick 1 or were the GC suns I wouldn’t be all that excited by this crop 
 

Like Petracca, Oliver, Cadman, Ginbey, Holmes and others they come from nowhere. I see so many highly touted 15 and 16 year olds stagnate as others grow physically and get serious about their fitness catching up and/or passing many who stood out as juniors.  Trac was always expected to go, but he wasn’t first round tip a year out. He got fit and probably should have went #1. There will be plenty of bolters between now and next November  

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32 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Harley Reid
GC academy tall forward

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- Tassie mid who looks 25
- WA ruck with a BMI of near death
- WA key defender (there’s 6 of these each year)
- tiny small forward
- 3 precious medium forwards who’ll need to grow or show midfield ability to be elite prospects 
- 1 skinny balanced vic metro mid

To quote JT ‘next year is next year’.

Unless I had pick 1 or were the GC suns I wouldn’t be all that excited by this crop 
 

This is a strange response for mine. These kids have put their name on the radar as 17yr olds and still have a full year of growth and development from a physical and football perspective. 

Of course the list of "top 10" will chop and change over the course of next year. Cadman, Ginbey and Humphrey weren't on this list last year while Hayes and Lemmey were taken much later on draft night and Teal not taken at all. Still, 7 out of 10 of these listed players last year were taken in the first round and 5 in the top 10 itself.

We have 3 x first rounders (1 future) and 2 x second round picks to play with which gives us the strongest draft hand we've had in years. Worth keeping track of the talent on offer in my view.

Also the phrase "next year is next year" will be equally applied to the end of the 2023 season and I would put money on us attempting to trade up as high as we can with the draft capital we have.

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15 minutes ago, Nascent said:

This is a strange response for mine. These kids have put their name on the radar as 17yr olds and still have a full year of growth and development from a physical and football perspective. 

Of course the list of "top 10" will chop and change over the course of next year. Cadman, Ginbey and Humphrey weren't on this list last year while Hayes and Lemmey were taken much later on draft night and Teal not taken at all. Still, 7 out of 10 of these listed players last year were taken in the first round and 5 in the top 10 itself.

We have 3 x first rounders (1 future) and 2 x second round picks to play with which gives us the strongest draft hand we've had in years. Worth keeping track of the talent on offer in my view.

Also the phrase "next year is next year" will be equally applied to the end of the 2023 season and I would put money on us attempting to trade up as high as we can with the draft capital we have.

I’m not saying it’s not a talented crop but it looks more on par with a regular group at the very top (if Cal’s rankings are solid) than a special crop.

Compared to the super draft with the King twins, gun bigger mids in Walsh, Smith and Rozee, and some rare talent in guys like Rankine, Luko, Blakey and Thomas I don’t think it stacks up at all.

We’ll have a really good hand and most likely be willing to try to get up the order. And of course more names will announce themselves as the year goes on. But this list of names looks to me like good reason that JT and co were willing to have a very strong go at getting Essendon’s pick this year. 

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  • Whispering_Jack changed the title to 2023 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch

This year’s early top 10

1. Harley Reid 186cm Utility (Bendigo Pioneers)
2. Jed Walter 194cm key position forward (Suns Academy / Allies)
3. Daniel Curtin - 195cm key position defender (Claremont)
4. Ashton Moir 186cm forward (Glenelg)
5. Nick Watson 169cm small forward (Eastern Rangers)
6. Zane Duursma 188cm forward (Gippsland Power)
7. Archer Reid 201cm key forward (Gippsland Power)
8. Jack Delean 181cm small forward (South Adelaide)
9. Nathan Philactides 180cm defender (Oakleigh Chargers)
10. Mitchell Edwards 205cm ruckman (Peel Thunder)

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10 minutes ago, Chelly said:

This year’s early top 10

1. Harley Reid 186cm Utility (Bendigo Pioneers)
2. Jed Walter 194cm key position forward (Suns Academy / Allies)
3. Daniel Curtin - 195cm key position defender (Claremont)
4. Ashton Moir 186cm forward (Glenelg)
5. Nick Watson 169cm small forward (Eastern Rangers)
6. Zane Duursma 188cm forward (Gippsland Power)
7. Archer Reid 201cm key forward (Gippsland Power)
8. Jack Delean 181cm small forward (South Adelaide)
9. Nathan Philactides 180cm defender (Oakleigh Chargers)
10. Mitchell Edwards 205cm ruckman (Peel Thunder)

Where does Kynan Brown fit?

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3 minutes ago, Demonstone said:

Not a midfielder in sight.  That's most unusual.

Harley Reid can just about play anywhere but if anyone wants a midfielder and they can get hold of the #1 pick, he'd be the one.

I reckon a few mids will emerge over the season and some of the players mentioned might go into the midfield.

Chaser J posted a 23 in 2023 above and there's not to many mids in that lot either. Looks like 2022 absorbed some of the good ones going around.

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2 hours ago, Demonstone said:

Not a midfielder in sight.  That's most unusual.

With dual position threats very much in vogue, I suspect we’ll see fewer pure mids coming through. Of that 10, I’d expect at least 6, probably 7, to spend significant time in the midfield next year. McKercher & Lorenz will be predominantly midfielders. Darcy Wilson’s missed Cal’s 10, but I’d keep a close eye on his development at Murray next year. He’s an exciting fwd/mid who could push into that mix.

Reid’s as bulletproof as they come at the top of the order and highly unlikely to be available for us. I really like Duursma and Moir, they are clean in the air and on the ground and just very classy players. Philactides would be a superb fit for our backline with his pace and bounce out of the backline.

I think it’ll be a good draft to go into without specific needs to fill, which is why we’re in a great position one year out (and nabbing Jefferson & Verrall this year were sound choices). We can just go shopping for the best players without over drafting a player based on what position they play.

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