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2022 AFL NATIONAL ROOKIE DRAFT



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Not sure how many rookie spots we have open and not sure wether he has nominated or not, but I think we should really consider picking up Corey Ellison from the Casey Demons as a rookie prospect. He is a true swingman that can add some key position depth I think we need. He played mainly defence this year and did a pretty good job as a key defender but I also vividly remember him being swung forward for a couple of games and kicking multiple goals and taking some strong marks. I think it's likely, or at least a strong possibility, that we draft a tall early in the national draft but they will likely need some time to develop. Ellison has a bigger body and I think would contribute if he got a chance at either end of the field.

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I'm pretty sure Ellison nominated for the National Draft a few years ago and wasn't picked. Therefore, we or any club could have signed him at any time and can do so after this Draft as part of the spp. 

He was in this year's mid-season draft but not picked up. 

I hope he gets picked up by someone as he had a very good year.

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There’s been a fair amount of discussion about the club’s need for a spare ruckman in the event of injury to one or both of our ruck superstars. It’s unlikely that we’re going to find one among the young draftees because they’re scarce on the ground and others are primed to swoop on the best of them (Barnett). However, it would appear that either the Rookie Draft or the Supplemental Selection Period would be the best place to find a mature age ruckman to fit the bill.

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2 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

There’s been a fair amount of discussion about the club’s need for a spare ruckman in the event of injury to one or both of our ruck superstars. It’s unlikely that we’re going to find one among the young draftees because they’re scarce on the ground and others are primed to swoop on the best of them (Barnett). However, it would appear that either the Rookie Draft or the Supplemental Selection Period would be the best place to find a mature age ruckman to fit the bill.

Wait till the dust settles and get some train on players over summer and rookie someone then perhaps

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We picked up Schache whom is 199 cms tall He can play tall forward , tall back, or as a ruck-man.We picked up a tall Forward in Jefferson and a tall back in Jed Adams , so we have been able to cement our list.A mid size defender to cover future retirement of Hibberd, I think would be shrewd .A player like Sam Gilbey would be ideal.Or Jason Gilbee would be ideal as a rookie selection.A mature ruck as a secondary rookie would also go down well.

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26 minutes ago, jayceebee31 said:

We picked up Schache whom is 199 cms tall He can play tall forward , tall back, or as a ruck-man.We picked up a tall Forward in Jefferson and a tall back in Jed Adams , so we have been able to cement our list.A mid size defender to cover future retirement of Hibberd, I think would be shrewd .A player like Sam Gilbey would be ideal.Or Jason Gilbee would be ideal as a rookie selection.A mature ruck as a secondary rookie would also go down well.

Agree @jayceebee31, a general defender with composure would cap off a good draft period. I like Gilbey as well, Luke Teal Is another I'd be keen on.

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If I had to choose a rookie , I’d definitely try to recruit Jonti Schuback from Gippsland Power.  He showed in the national championships that he can use his pace and skill and footy smarts as well as any of the young mids.  Schuback can run and deliver, using either right or left foot skills.  I’m amazed he wasn’t drafted.
He would fit into our midfield depth and develop.   

Others who could be on the list   

Mids

Nick Sadler SA Sturt 

Mitchell Szybkowski Vic-Stingrays 

Adam D’Aloia SA Woodvill West Torrens 

Ruck

Will Verrell SA Sth Adelaide 

Forwards 

Jaiden Magor SA Sth Adelaide 

Defender 

Sam Gilbey WA  Claremont 

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3 minutes ago, red and blue forever said:

does anyone know what picks we have in the rookie draft... i believe we have 2 spots available? or is it now three.?

3 but I believe we'll only use 1 pick.

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2022 Draft Prospects Jonti Schuback
Teams Vic Country/Gippsland Power
Position Defender
Date of Birth 18/03/2004
Height 183cm
Weight 75kg

A medium defender with composure, elite decision-making and precise kicking to set up the play from midfield or defence. He had a consistent 2022 season, averaging 20 disposals (77 per cent efficiency) across 13 matches for the Gippsland Power, with his speed being a feature of his play. While not father-son eligible, he is the son of Jacob Schuback, who was selected by Adelaide in the 2001 Draft and played seven games for the Crows. Tested very well at the State Draft Combine in Victoria, with his 2.98 seconds for the 20m sprint, 8.3 seconds on the agility test and 6:39 seconds for the 2km time trial all strong performances.

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With our first pick I'd be keen on Luke Teal or Jason Gilbee.

Second pick I'd love to see us take a punt on Archie Lovelock.

Third pick the mature age Josh Walker I think would be worth a go as I don't suspect Jefferson or Adams will be ready for a senior call up anytime soon.

Luke Teal: 

 

Jason Gilbee: 

 

Archie Lovelock: 

 

Josh Walker: 

 

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33 minutes ago, MadAsHell said:

With our first pick I'd be keen on Luke Teal or Jason Gilbee.

Second pick I'd love to see us take a punt on Archie Lovelock.

Third pick the mature age Josh Walker I think would be worth a go as I don't suspect Jefferson or Adams will be ready for a senior call up anytime soon.

Luke Teal: 

 

Jason Gilbee: 

 

Archie Lovelock: 

 

Josh Walker: 

 

How many mature talls do we need?

We have McDonald, Brown, Schache, Tomlinson, Turner, Petty, May as a starting point.

 

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9 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

How many mature talls do we need?

We have McDonald, Brown, Schache, Tomlinson, Turner, Petty, May as a starting point.

 

Well we lost Mitch Brown, Daw and Weideman from last session and so far replaced them with Grundy and Schache plus two kids who aren't ready to play.

Throw in the fact there's major question marks over both Ben Brown and McDonald's bodies, I'd say one more mature tall doesn't hurt.

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31 minutes ago, MadAsHell said:

Well we lost Mitch Brown, Daw and Weideman from last session and so far replaced them with Grundy and Schache plus two kids who aren't ready to play.

Throw in the fact there's major question marks over both Ben Brown and McDonald's bodies, I'd say one more mature tall doesn't hurt.

We need a running half back/lockdown defender. Hibberd is on his last legs and we'll need a replacement for him because we don't have his sort coming through.

Our talls are fine. I even forgot Joel Smith as well. But the likes of Turner and JVR are now ready to step into senior footy from a physical point of view.

There is also a fair chance we'll grab a developing ruck potentially in the rookie draft.

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

We need a running half back/lockdown defender. Hibberd is on his last legs and we'll need a replacement for him because we don't have his sort coming through.

Our talls are fine. I even forgot Joel Smith as well. But the likes of Turner and JVR are now ready to step into senior footy from a physical point of view.

There is also a fair chance we'll grab a developing ruck potentially in the rookie draft.

I agree with your opening point, which is why I said with our 1st pick we should target Teal or Gilbee.

Talls numbers wise are fine, but broadly speaking has its issues which is why I think Walker is a good temporary option. 

T. Mc and B Brown could well have used up all their petrol tickets, Grundy has struggled to get on the park the last 2 years while May and Gawn are now both over 30 where injuries can start to mount up.

I agree Van Rooyen is ready for more responsibility, however whether Turner will make it is still an unknown and I don't know how much confidence I have in someone like Schache.

Walker can play at either end and in the ruck. And at the very least for the cost of a 3rd Round Rookie pick he provides some protection to the likes of Farris-White, Jefferson and Adams at Casey.

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