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The 2023 Draft and Trade Targets Thread


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2 hours ago, deelusions from afar said:

Both look great prospects - but if we were looking at them and Osullivan (if we have the picks, is that going to address our need for run and foot skills?

Curtin moves well and has a pretty good left foot kick on him. O’Sullivan uses it well too, but would we go for Curtin & O’Sullivan?

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1 hour ago, ChaserJ said:

Curtin moves well and has a pretty good left foot kick on him. O’Sullivan uses it well too, but would we go for Curtin & O’Sullivan?

Think we need a mid as well love Curtin but also like what I see of O’Sullivan 

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9 hours ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Think we need a mid as well love Curtin but also like what I see of O’Sullivan 

To get both sounds like a great result, though unlikely.

We could then go outside mids later this draft and next year.

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17 minutes ago, Demon Dynasty said:

Can someone explain the reasoning behind trading three picks, in the range we've previously had a fair hit rate with, for (effectively) one pick only 3 places better than the best of those three?

Particularly when, according to TL on the Grundy deal, having picks ( and low / out of period ones at that) is important to us: "Securing two selections for Brodie will give us more options and create further opportunities for us this Trade Period.”  

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5 minutes ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

Can someone explain the reasoning behind trading three picks, in the range we've previously had a fair hit rate with, for (effectively) one pick only 3 places better than the best of those three?

Particularly when, according to TL on the Grundy deal, having picks is important to us: "Securing two selections for Brodie will give us more options and create further opportunities for us this Trade Period.”  

Ta.

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Our recruiters who have been excellent at picking talent in the range dont see it this year but do see it in the top range. 

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2 minutes ago, Robbie57 said:

Our recruiters who have been excellent at picking talent in the range dont see it this year but do see it in the top range. 

Thanks (again) Robbie.

But it's the three for one that puzzles me more, particularly if that one becomes part of another three for one - so five for one - albeit, that would be Reid. Can he be that good to be our possibly only draft selection?

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Just now, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

Thanks (again) Robbie.

But it's the three for one that puzzles me more, particularly if that one becomes part of another three for one - so five for one - albeit, that would be Reid. Can he be that good to be our possibly only draft selection?

I think there is a bit of an obsession with picks, its been noted elsewhere what is important is the talent you can bring in. With cap space issues you want the best talent you can find and having 3 or even 6 second round picks are not much use if you don't rate them but have to pay them. Someone noted that Nth offered 4 corollas for a Ferrari which captured the point well. 

 

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19 minutes ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

Thanks (again) Robbie.

But it's the three for one that puzzles me more, particularly if that one becomes part of another three for one - so five for one - albeit, that would be Reid. Can he be that good to be our possibly only draft selection?

We got 3 for 1 for Jackson.

Just did a 2 for 1 for Grundy. 

And we might see Kynan Brown as a free pick late.

Id prefer a breadth of talent, I think we could do with fresh legs in multiple areas of the ground.

Its hard to recreate but the Jackson, Pickett, Rivers draft was a beauty. 

That said, we can use the rookie draft and pre season period to add guys too.

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48 minutes ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

Can someone explain the reasoning behind trading three picks, in the range we've previously had a fair hit rate with, for (effectively) one pick only 3 places better than the best of those three?

Particularly when, according to TL on the Grundy deal, having picks ( and low / out of period ones at that) is important to us: "Securing two selections for Brodie will give us more options and create further opportunities for us this Trade Period.”  

Ta.

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We must have our sights set on someone as we gave up the equivalent of pick 17

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53 minutes ago, Robbie57 said:

I think there is a bit of an obsession with picks, its been noted elsewhere what is important is the talent you can bring in. With cap space issues you want the best talent you can find and having 3 or even 6 second round picks are not much use if you don't rate them but have to pay them. Someone noted that Nth offered 4 corollas for a Ferrari which captured the point well. 

 

Rivers at pick 32 goes to show you how much is yet to be revealed about all the draftees. And there are enough high-pick disappointments out there to show the whole thing is a bit of a lottery. 

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“Generational Talent Reid” can the media go easy on the kid? Half of number 1 picks end up being just decent good players. Every year the media say this year is different. And very very few number 1 picks win a flag

Dees FD are smart, they go the player, not the pick 

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