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2024 AFL National Draft prospects: The next batch


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On 26/11/2023 at 07:04, Chelly said:

My early top 10 for next year

1. Finn O'Sullivan - 181cm Vic Country 
2. Levi Ashcroft - 179cm Vic Metro (Lions F/S)
3. Sid Draper - 180cm South Australia 
4. Josh Smillie - 194cm Vic Metro 
5. Leonardo Lombard - 178cm Allies (Suns Academy) 
6. Tyler Welsh - 191 cm South Australia  (Crows F/S)
7. Jagga Smith - 181cm Vic Metro 
8. Christian Moraes - 182cm Vic Metro 
9. Tom Gross - 182cm Vic Metro 
10. Ben Camporeale - 184cm South Australia  (Carlton F/S)

This suggests that we should be looking forward to more bidding for academy and father/sons but not to the scale extent that we saw in last week’s draft.

Throw Sam Marshall from Lions Academy into the mix. Hes probably about ranking 12-14 right now. Another draft with academy and father son impact through the first round.  😭

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On 26/11/2023 at 08:04, Chelly said:

My early top 10 for next year

1. Finn O'Sullivan - 181cm Vic Country 
2. Levi Ashcroft - 179cm Vic Metro (Lions F/S)
3. Sid Draper - 180cm South Australia 
4. Josh Smillie - 194cm Vic Metro 
5. Leonardo Lombard - 178cm Allies (Suns Academy) 
6. Tyler Welsh - 191 cm South Australia  (Crows F/S)
7. Jagga Smith - 181cm Vic Metro 
8. Christian Moraes - 182cm Vic Metro 
9. Tom Gross - 182cm Vic Metro 
10. Ben Camporeale - 184cm South Australia  (Carlton F/S)

This suggests that we should be looking forward to more bidding for academy and father/sons but not to the scale extent that we saw in last week’s draft.

Really like the look of Tom Gross. Some have compared him to Rory Sloane.

Jessie Dattoli is another that's worth keeping an eye on from Northern Knights as well Stingrays pair Harvey Langford and Cooper Hynes. Josh Murphy from the Bushies showed a bit in the brief time I've seen him play.

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Absolutely @Nascent  Tom Gross was a standout even as an under ager player in 2023.  Huge talent. Pace. Decision making.  Skills. Top 10 likely. I agree he could be around 9-10 pick at this stage.  Dees would already have him on the list to closely watch in 2024.  

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1 hour ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Absolutely @Nascent  Tom Gross was a standout even as an under ager player in 2023.  Huge talent. Pace. Decision making.  Skills. Top 10 likely. I agree he could be around 9-10 pick at this stage.  Dees would already have him on the list to closely watch in 2024.  

Kicking looked really ordinary - so i guess he'd fit right on in at the Dees.

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@Neil Crompton another elite available mid for next year is Zac Johnson from the Knights.  He is probably rated just outside the top 10 right now. I rate him as highly as Smith and Ashcroft but has been under the radar.  Expect that will change in next years championships. If you watched the futures game on GF day, he showed his power running and skill level.  Whilst it’s another compromised year of father sons and academy picks, there is again lots of excellent talent likely throughout the first round.  

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On 19/11/2023 at 18:00, spirit of norm smith said:

26 in the academy. 5 of them are under team academy. Then 3 father sons.  That leaves 18/26 as “available”.  Harvey Langford was very good this year for Stingrays.   Strong taller mid with good left foot disposal.  Not overawed in the contest even as an underager this year.  

Harvey Langford is training with the Dees this pre season.  

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On 19/11/2023 at 19:00, spirit of norm smith said:

26 in the academy. 5 of them are under team academy. Then 3 father sons.  That leaves 18/26 as “available”.  Harvey Langford was very good this year for Stingrays.   Strong taller mid with good left foot disposal.  Not overawed in the contest even as an underager this year.  

Is training with us currently- Langford

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On 30/11/2023 at 19:07, Nascent said:

Really like the look of Tom Gross. Some have compared him to Rory Sloane.

Jessie Dattoli is another that's worth keeping an eye on from Northern Knights as well Stingrays pair Harvey Langford and Cooper Hynes. Josh Murphy from the Bushies showed a bit in the brief time I've seen him play.

i've known jesse since he was about 12 years old, he's a weapon, seriously profesisonal and will get absolutely everything out of himself, as good as a trainer as there is out there and excellent on both sides of his body

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It’s interesting what gets counted as a highlight 

Simple lead and chest mark then kicks to a pack

Is link in a chain of handballs 

some centre clearance gathers from superior ruck work 

but I agree he shows great inside mid pressure and ability to extract 

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https://www.afl.com.au/news/1059777/eye-on-the-future-10-draft-prospects-to-watch-in-2024
 

predicted top 10, with 9 midfielders 

Ashcroft and Welsh go as father son picks to lions and crows respectively 

just outside top 10 are …

Camporeale twins also to the blues 

Sam Marshall is another very high academy pick as a huge bonus gift for Lions 😡

Archer Day-Wicks is a very classy left sided mid and one to watch across this year 

Zac Johnson and Harvey Langford are highly likely top 10 types that I think would be ideal for the Dees , and again both young guns are midfielders 

Jonty Faull is probably the only key forward type available around the mid to late first round. Will be highly sought after  

 

 

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