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Phantom Drafts 2023


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In nearly every draft I read, Sanders has slipped to our pick. Surely we take him if available, he couldn’t have done much more this year. That is assuming all of the other players in that top “tier” have already been picked.

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22 minutes ago, 2021 said:

In nearly every draft I read, Sanders has slipped to our pick. Surely we take him if available, he couldn’t have done much more this year. That is assuming all of the other players in that top “tier” have already been picked.

Easily gone if Hawks pick Watson over Curtin, Dogs will swoop 

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15 minutes ago, Jeremy said:

Easily gone if Hawks pick Watson over Curtin, Dogs will swoop 

Leaving us with Curtin, out of that top "tier"?

We do have interest in Curtin (and the Dogs don't), at pick 6, according to Cal T.

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1 hour ago, 2021 said:

Leaving us with Curtin, out of that top "tier"?

We do have interest in Curtin (and the Dogs don't), at pick 6, according to Cal T.

Dogs have a lot of young talls already, and Croft in this draft

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3 hours ago, 2021 said:

In nearly every draft I read, Sanders has slipped to our pick. Surely we take him if available, he couldn’t have done much more this year. That is assuming all of the other players in that top “tier” have already been picked.

Agree. Thats a Xmas gift for us if Sanders is available at “6”. He’s a high quality skilled midfielder. 

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6 hours ago, 2021 said:

In nearly every draft I read, Sanders has slipped to our pick. Surely we take him if available, he couldn’t have done much more this year. That is assuming all of the other players in that top “tier” have already been picked.

I'd love to see Sanders on our list, even if there's every chance he'll be gifted to Tasmania in a few  years.  He's absolute quality and makes the players around him look better.  

 

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15 minutes ago, adonski said:

Interesting that Twomey doesn't mention us re team thats are into Leake

Maybe our links to him have been exaggerated? Interesting to see us linked to Tholstrup in this form guide, maybe he is an option at pick 11 if Windsor is gone 

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22 minutes ago, adonski said:

Interesting that Twomey doesn't mention us re team thats are into Leake

This list is the best guest of where they think recruits will go including bids made on players IMO. That would equate to our pick 6 & 11 becoming 7 and 15 which equates to Saunders & Wilson which I don't think is a bad outcome. The only spanner in the works is if Curtin goes at 1 or GCS doesn't match a bid on some of their academy players.

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2 hours ago, Older demon said:

This list is the best guest of where they think recruits will go including bids made on players IMO. That would equate to our pick 6 & 11 becoming 7 and 15 which equates to Saunders & Wilson which I don't think is a bad outcome. The only spanner in the works is if Curtin goes at 1 or GCS doesn't match a bid on some of their academy players.

I think there's no chance either of these things happen.

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5 hours ago, adonski said:

Interesting that Twomey doesn't mention us re team thats are into Leake

No link with Wilson or O'Sullivan either. Not sure I fully believe it.

Beyond the usual names for our first pick he has us as showing interest in Windsor, Tholstrup and Charlie Edwards.

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Fox sports have done rankings (not a phantom) for picks 26 - 50 and will release 1 - 25 tomorrow night.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/draft/afl-draft-2023-power-rankings-2650-afl-draft-prospects-2023-news-fox-footy-rankings-50-to-26-shaun-mannagh/news-story/9ee29cf2709722c2ae31bb448586cd53

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@Nascent thanks for the the Fox sports rankings read. As per my phantom, there’s still likely some players who might drop here and be available at the 40ish range.

Taylor Goad. Clay Hall. Joel Freijah.   All are very impressive youngsters in this years crop. Ashton Moir could be the biggest wildcard in this years pool. 

However we will likely pass on the late 2nd round pick 42 (would prefer us to trade it into a 2024 2nd round pick - possibly with the Power).  

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My gut feels we will look to add someone who can have immediate impact.
We are in the flag window and going full tilt at immediate improvement. 
Pick 6, praying for Watson (apart from a Reid trade) feels like the best choice to help our struggles forward. Pick 11, best available with a bias towards a quality tall def/frwd which will be desperately needed in 2-3 years. If not a ready made mid pick 11.

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