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Phantom Drafts 2023


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12 minutes ago, Nascent said:

We've been linked to almost every player predicted to go in the top dozen or so, wonder when the real mail is coming 

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Players we’re linked to with our first two picks according to the above;

Dan Curtin (Key Defender/Midfielder)

Ryley Sanders (Midfielder)

Connor O’Sullivan (Key Defender)

Nate Caddy (Medium Forward/Midfielder)

James Leake (Medium Defender/Forward)

Reid, McKercher, Duursma, Watson and the Academy picks expected to be snapped up prior to our first pick.

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38 minutes ago, layzie said:

Been a little while since I checked the ranking but Ethan Read appears to have been a bolter? Running ruckman with good ground coverage. Any chance he could be in play?

Gold Coast will match any bid that comes for him.

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24 minutes ago, DistrACTION Jackson said:

So going by this we would end up with Ryley Sanders and  Caleb Windsor.... I'd be pretty happy with that personally.

Really I will be happy with one of Sanders, Curtin or Watson at our pick.

Sounds as though if Hawthorn don’t take Watson then the Bulldogs will. It’s becoming increasingly likely that we will take whichever one of Curtin or Sanders is available at our pick. 
 

Hawthorn: Watson or Curtin

Bulldogs: Watson or Sanders

Dees: Curtin or Sanders

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9 hours ago, Nascent said:

Post in thread 'PMBangers 2023 Draft Thread' https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/pmbangers-2023-draft-thread.1348092/post-81752173

Pmbangers has his phantom draft up.

Surprised to see he has us taking Edwards with our second pick. He already has been tipped as a bolter this year but pick 11( 13 after academy) is much higher than I’ve seen him anywhere else. 

I haven’t seen him at all but his rookie me central profile suggest he has a skill set we would be interested in. 

Strengths- clean hands, kicking, running capacity and upside.

 

       

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1 hour ago, layzie said:

Been a little while since I checked the ranking but Ethan Read appears to have been a bolter? Running ruckman with good ground coverage. Any chance he could be in play?

He's a Gold Coast academy draftee and was always expected to be drafted top 10. GC have 3 academy prospects (Walter, Read, Rogers) set to be taken I the first round. Read is not an option for us, though we'll likely bid on him if he available.

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10 minutes ago, Colm said:

Surprised to see he has us taking Edwards with our second pick. He already has been tipped as a bolter this year but pick 11( 13 after academy) is much higher than I’ve seen him anywhere else. 

I haven’t seen him at all but his rookie me central profile suggest he has a skill set we would be interested in. 

Strengths- clean hands, kicking, running capacity and upside.

 

       

From the moment I first saw a clip of him I said that’s a first round pick based on the huge upside. And the type of player we like so was always going to get linked to us .

But it certainly would be a risk given his form only came late in the year with limited midfield exposure in a stacked team.

Id say his strengths are mostly that he’s a great size and athlete, with some ability to find and use the ball creatively in traffic.

Has to tidy up his handballing and his kicking certainly isn’t fluent.

You’re risking 50% chance he’s Paddy Dow for a 10% chance he’s Paddy Dangerfield. 

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15 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

From the moment I first saw a clip of him I said that’s a first round pick based on the huge upside. And the type of player we like so was always going to get linked to us .

But it certainly would be a risk given his form only came late in the year with limited midfield exposure in a stacked team.

Id say his strengths are mostly that he’s a great size and athlete, with some ability to find and use the ball creatively in traffic.

Has to tidy up his handballing and his kicking certainly isn’t fluent.

You’re risking 50% chance he’s Paddy Dow for a 10% chance he’s Paddy Dangerfield. 

Not sure we needed to trade up to 11 to get him either. Could’ve just used 14 if we were after him 

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Just now, Jeremy said:

Not sure we needed to trade up to 11 to get him either. Could’ve just used 14 if we were after him 

Not sure about that, one of the reasons I said Paddy Dow in that example was due to the teams drafting between those picks. 

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1. Reid
2. Walter (Bid matched)
3. McKercher
4. Duursma (Has said he has a pretty good idea where he's going. North or Hawks. Thinking only Hawks if a deal for Reid gets done.)
5. Watson if not Sanders or Curtin
6. Sanders if not Watson (Dogs likely not going for a tall, as already stacked and have Croft coming)
7. Curtin if there if not Watson or Sanders. Curtin been told we will take him if still available.

Sounding about right? I'm probably missing something.

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