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2023 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch



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On 10/2/2023 at 7:59 PM, Elwood 3184 said:

PM Bangers from bigfooty has us taking Tasmanians McKercher and Leake with our first round picks.

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has us putting the bid on ruckman read which is interesting

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On 10/2/2023 at 7:59 PM, Elwood 3184 said:

PM Bangers from bigfooty has us taking Tasmanians McKercher and Leake with our first round picks.

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Not sure Croft has nominated the Dogs, weighing up whether they have too many tall forwards, could be wrong but !  Western Bulldogs father-son prospect Jordan Croft yet to make call on future, 'open to other clubs' (afl.com.au)

 

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13 hours ago, Turner said:

has us putting the bid on ruckman read which is interesting

This “phantom” has Gold Coast pick at 4 to pickup Ethan Read. Not sure why !!

Suns will trade this out and wouldn’t self pick an academy player until nominated by other teams.

Again have to wait until most trade and pick swaps occur to consider phantom type list imv. 

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If we bring in McAdam and Fullerton to add to forward line and ruck backup, then with likely 4 draft picks , I’d look at (depending on where the sudoku numbers/picks end up

- elite talent… Reid/Mckercher/Sanders 

- elite ball users … such as running mid Darcy Wilson, half back Archie Roberts, tall defender Arie Schoenmaker

- father son Kynan Brown (late pick or rookie ) 

still wait until the pick numbers fall post the game of trading lotto !!! 

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I’m of the view that as we have a number of list spots to fill, we’ll probably not offload picks in an effort to move up in the draft chasing the likes of Reid, Duursma or McKercher, but rather, we’ll go for either Caddy or O’Sullivan, both of who look like excellent prospects… particularly O’Sullivan who I think has possibly been rated a bit lower than he deserves.  Interesting times ahead.

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Sandringham Dragon Tarkyn O’Leary wins the 2km time trial at the Draft Combine with a run of 5:48 minutes ahead of Darcy Wilson (5:52 minutes).

Both are also elite ball users and would fit in nicely in the red and blue, especially Wilson. 

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If we keep some of our 20s picks would love to go for will brown 

194cm captain at sandy dragons 

bog in Coates granny 3 goals 

did some great things up forward but is a midfielder. Maybe could be similar to a Mattaes phillipou play a third tall and pinch hit in midfield 

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23 hours ago, hardtack said:

I’m of the view that as we have a number of list spots to fill, we’ll probably not offload picks in an effort to move up in the draft chasing the likes of Reid, Duursma or McKercher, but rather, we’ll go for either Caddy or O’Sullivan, both of who look like excellent prospects… particularly O’Sullivan who I think has possibly been rated a bit lower than he deserves.  Interesting times ahead.

I think it'll be somewhere in between. Short of a Reid mega deal, which appears unlikely, we'll keep 5 and maybe use 13 and 24 (or future 1st, 24 and 31) to try and get 10. 

5 and 10 might get us Sanders and O'Sullivan, a great haul.

Still leaves us with a 2nd or 3rd round pick/s and whatever we get for Grundy. Late pick for Brown

JJ pick 39 for McAdam, future 3rd for Fullerton???

So, four draft picks and two recruits

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2 hours ago, Edm said:

If we keep some of our 20s picks would love to go for will brown 

194cm captain at sandy dragons 

bog in Coates granny 3 goals 

did some great things up forward but is a midfielder. Maybe could be similar to a Mattaes phillipou play a third tall and pinch hit in midfield 

Will Brown is a smart footballer.  He’s not a big ballwinner but uses his disposals and good decision maker.  Is he a medium forward or a mid? Not sure.  Might be somewhere in the late draft rounds or potentially a rookie.  He’s leadership was apparently very good and that’s a great quality in a youngster. 

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Im hoping the Cats will need more talent and will want to split Pick 7 as they have no other picks:

Geelong open to moving on top draft pick: AFL trade news - AFL News - Zero Hanger

As we will end up with a few this could be a possible outcome.

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On 10/2/2023 at 7:59 PM, Elwood 3184 said:

PM Bangers from bigfooty has us taking Tasmanians McKercher and Leake with our first round picks.

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In our dreams!

In reality North will probably be given an extra pick and GC will trade pick 4 but still take Read as an academy player.

So there will be at least 2 additional picks before we are up and I doubt McKercher would last 6 picks anyway.

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6 minutes ago, Demon 16 said:

In our dreams!

In reality North will probably be given an extra pick and GC will trade pick 4 but still take Read as an academy player.

So there will be at least 2 additional picks before we are up and I doubt McKercher would last 6 picks anyway.

McKercher could get through if North go with Sanders at pick 3/4. Very good chance if McKay compensation doesn’t come in at band 1.

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At this stage I only see 3 primary list vacancies to take to the draft.

Off (6): Harmes, Grundy, Hibberd, Melksham (re-rookied), Jordon, Dunstan

On (3): D.Turner (elevated), McAdam, Fullarton

One of those 3 will be Kynan Brown with a late pick, so we'll only be taking 2 live picks to the draft. We'll be trading up, trading out to 2024 or both.

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7 minutes ago, old55 said:

At this stage I only see 3 primary list vacancies to take to the draft.

Off (6): Harmes, Grundy, Hibberd, Melksham (re-rookied), Jordon, Dunstan

On (3): D.Turner (elevated), McAdam, Fullarton

One of those 3 will be Kynan Brown with a late pick, so we'll only be taking 2 live picks to the draft. We'll be trading up, trading out to 2024 or both.

I thought someone said Turner could spend another year on the rookie list?

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1 hour ago, old55 said:

At this stage I only see 3 primary list vacancies to take to the draft.

Off (6): Harmes, Grundy, Hibberd, Melksham (re-rookied), Jordon, Dunstan

On (3): D.Turner (elevated), McAdam, Fullarton

One of those 3 will be Kynan Brown with a late pick, so we'll only be taking 2 live picks to the draft. We'll be trading up, trading out to 2024 or both.

With Deakyn Smith as rookie delisted. I’m not sure Daniel Turner has to be elevated. Probably yes as he has had 2 1/2 years in rookie list.  I can’t see BBB continuing unfortunately so might free up a spot in the new year.  

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2 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

With Deakyn Smith as rookie delisted. I’m not sure Daniel Turner has to be elevated. Probably yes as he has had 2 1/2 years in rookie list.  I can’t see BBB continuing unfortunately so might free up a spot in the new year.  

I think there was some discussion associated with the new CBA that mid season rookies could stay on the rookie list for an extra year, so you might be right about Disco's elevation able to be delayed.

Reports from the BnF, BBB told posters that he's playing on.

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5 hours ago, old55 said:

I think there was some discussion associated with the new CBA that mid season rookies could stay on the rookie list for an extra year, so you might be right about Disco's elevation able to be delayed.

Reports from the BnF, BBB told posters that he's playing on.

Not sure how I feel about him only playing a handful of games and impeding the development of Jefferson, especially if Tom also plays on.

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Update on our potential picks.

A ball magnet who’s played at a consistently high level across multiple grades during his draft campaign, Sanders was interviewed by multiple clubs at last week’s combine, with the Bulldogs and Melbourne showing particular interest in him.

The Demons are keen to move up the order, but if they hold their spot and Melbourne Grammar graduate Sanders is still on the table, he’d be hard to pass up, considering there’s a rival-club theory the Dees are looking for a ball-winner this off-season.

The Dees might also look at drafting Curtin with their first pick should he still be available, while mid-sized Northern Knights forward Nate Caddy – the nephew of premiership Tiger Josh Caddy – could come into the mix too. Although sources believe the Demons would more likely look at Caddy with their second first-rounder.

Melbourne, at this stage, looms as the first possible bidder for Gold Coast academy ruck Ethan Read – a freakish 200cm prospect who ran a ridiculous 2km time of 5:56. If the Dees don’t bid on him, don’t expect him to slide past Geelong.

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I was watching some Curtin game clips this evening and kept getting this feeling like there was something familiar about him that made me feel good. It really bugged me - like I was missing something important.

Took me hours and a return session watching more clips but I finally figure it out.

Tall and fairly lean but with solid arms and shoulders. Something in the way he hunches forward when in congestion and then straightens up as he emerges. The way he'd do nimble little moves and it would seem like his long limbs were stretching out and twanging back again like elastic. Something in the kind of loping stride he did as he slowed down after taking a defensive mark at speed. Even something about his hair, narrow cheeks and the way his mouth would hang open a bit.

I could be completely mad but he reminded me of Jim Stynes. Enough that I got a little emotional.

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