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2 hours ago, adonski said:

A pacy midfield option projected to go late first round onwards...

He clearly knows hot to get involved in moving the ball constructively.

With every passing day I'm thinking that the real draft jackpot this season could be a bundle of late first/early second round role players who have done fine at under-18s without catching a lot of attention.

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Windsor is the type of outside running midfielder player needed by the Dees. He likes to run with the footy and gets good “Metres” gained through “run and kick” footy. His pace is his biggest asset but what I also like is his desire to run and chase and tackle down opponents.  He’s not silky skilled but it’s no weakness.  I think draft pick around 16-20 is where he gets picked up.  

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https://central.rookieme.com/afl/player/caleb-windsor/

SNAPSHOT: “Caleb Windsor is a speedy outside runner capable of carving up the opposition in attacking phases, and laying rundown tackles on the defensive end.”

Blazing through the talent pathway after elder brother Kai, Caleb Windsor has climbed draft boards this year as one of the crop’s first round bolters. The speedy wingman showed early promise in his preferred role and followed through with strong Talent League and representative form.

Windsor earned a bottom-age berth in the Eastern Ranges program last year before boosting his numbers as a top-ager in 2023. Both form and upside led to his Vic Metro selection, where he was also afforded centre bounce rotations to go with his usual work on the wing.

Some have labelled Windsor the best wingman in the country, and while he may have missed out on some of the accolades of other top 20 talents, remains very much in the mix. At his best, his speed and agility carve up the opposition and certainly catch the eye.

STRENGTHS:

+ Agility
+ Defensive pressure
+ Hurt factor
+ Outside game
+ Speed
+ Work rate

IMPROVEMENTS:

- Kick consistency
- Strength

Windsor's most pertinent and eye-catching attribute is his speed. It suits his style of play to a tee, with the wingman often holding his width outside of packs and showing opponents a clean set of heels once he receives the ball. He makes burning off players look effortless at times, and is near-impossible to catch once he sets off into space.

He's the type of player who is capable of breaking the game open, whether it be by carrying the ball for strong meterage or launching long goals. Windsor also uses his pace defensively, displaying menacing closing speed to chase down opponents and often catching them cold.

Despite showing a hunger for hunting opposition ball carriers, Windsor very much plays to his outside role. He spent some time at the centre bounces, but ended with an uncontested possession rate of nearly 74 per cent during the National Championships. His ability to work into space is unrelenting, constantly providing an outlet to chain play between the arcs.

Windsor's handling, particularly at ground level, has come on strongly this year having set out to improve it. He is gutsy enough to compete overhead and averaged over four marks per Talent League game, but is a touch less polished at full stretch. Though, when he can take the ball cleanly he sets off in a flash.

Another facet of Windsor's game he has shown improvement in is his kicking. He often gets good length and is capable of slotting impressive goals on the run, but does a lot of work at speed and that can impact his efficiency in the short-range. When more measured, he is capable of sharp passes which do damage.

With a frame which is conducive to an outside player, Windsor will also look to add strength as he steps up to senior level. It would allow him to explore his potential as a centre bounce attendee, or even see him break tackles with power as opposed to stepping around opponents in quicker or more congested games.

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11 minutes ago, adonski said:

https://central.rookieme.com/afl/player/caleb-windsor/

SNAPSHOT: “Caleb Windsor is a speedy outside runner capable of carving up the opposition in attacking phases, and laying rundown tackles on the defensive end.”

Blazing through the talent pathway after elder brother Kai, Caleb Windsor has climbed draft boards this year as one of the crop’s first round bolters. The speedy wingman showed early promise in his preferred role and followed through with strong Talent League and representative form.

Windsor earned a bottom-age berth in the Eastern Ranges program last year before boosting his numbers as a top-ager in 2023. Both form and upside led to his Vic Metro selection, where he was also afforded centre bounce rotations to go with his usual work on the wing.

Some have labelled Windsor the best wingman in the country, and while he may have missed out on some of the accolades of other top 20 talents, remains very much in the mix. At his best, his speed and agility carve up the opposition and certainly catch the eye.

STRENGTHS:

+ Agility
+ Defensive pressure
+ Hurt factor
+ Outside game
+ Speed
+ Work rate

IMPROVEMENTS:

- Kick consistency
- Strength

Windsor's most pertinent and eye-catching attribute is his speed. It suits his style of play to a tee, with the wingman often holding his width outside of packs and showing opponents a clean set of heels once he receives the ball. He makes burning off players look effortless at times, and is near-impossible to catch once he sets off into space.

He's the type of player who is capable of breaking the game open, whether it be by carrying the ball for strong meterage or launching long goals. Windsor also uses his pace defensively, displaying menacing closing speed to chase down opponents and often catching them cold.

Despite showing a hunger for hunting opposition ball carriers, Windsor very much plays to his outside role. He spent some time at the centre bounces, but ended with an uncontested possession rate of nearly 74 per cent during the National Championships. His ability to work into space is unrelenting, constantly providing an outlet to chain play between the arcs.

Windsor's handling, particularly at ground level, has come on strongly this year having set out to improve it. He is gutsy enough to compete overhead and averaged over four marks per Talent League game, but is a touch less polished at full stretch. Though, when he can take the ball cleanly he sets off in a flash.

Another facet of Windsor's game he has shown improvement in is his kicking. He often gets good length and is capable of slotting impressive goals on the run, but does a lot of work at speed and that can impact his efficiency in the short-range. When more measured, he is capable of sharp passes which do damage.

With a frame which is conducive to an outside player, Windsor will also look to add strength as he steps up to senior level. It would allow him to explore his potential as a centre bounce attendee, or even see him break tackles with power as opposed to stepping around opponents in quicker or more congested games.

Thanks @adonski - sounds perfect for our second or third pick 

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I like the sound of his attributes, and that he has worked on identified deficiencies, and made solid inroads.

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We seem to have given away a lot of draft options to help GCS get their full share of Academy players, I feel we got slim pickings in return.!!

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https://ferntreegully.mailcommunity.com.au/news/2023-10-21/rising-star-with-afl-potential-2/
 

Great article. Sounds like a young man well suited to the MFC  

As I’ve stated before. He plays like Max Holmes. Quick. Loves to run.  Good tackler.   Likes to get inside 50 and snag a goal.

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On 14/10/2023 at 07:33, Redleg said:

I can’t believe these statements that this draft is only about 10 players deep.

I am absolutely certain that some clubs will take later selections and that some of those players will be good AFL players.

 

It’s not that it’s 10 players deep it’s that the first round isn’t as deep as previous drafts and those after around 15 are a similar standard to what has gone in the second round of previous drafts.  There is a consensus that the second round spread goes quite deep with potential.  Would not be at all surprised if there were a few who go in the 30-40 range who surprise in their careers

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Don't get me wrong, he looks a nice player, but not sure we are lacking outside run on the wings are we?  If anything I think we are needing quality off HBF. I would have thought we are ok placed with our current wings, and Howes and Woewodin currently?  

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2 hours ago, Ouch! said:

Don't get me wrong, he looks a nice player, but not sure we are lacking outside run on the wings are we?  If anything I think we are needing quality off HBF. I would have thought we are ok placed with our current wings, and Howes and Woewodin currently?  

Yes, Salem has regressed substantially and its affecting our movement up the ground.

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On 10/10/2023 at 19:03, adonski said:

https://central.rookieme.com/afl/player/caleb-windsor/

SNAPSHOT: “Caleb Windsor is a speedy outside runner capable of carving up the opposition in attacking phases, and laying rundown tackles on the defensive end.”

Blazing through the talent pathway after elder brother Kai, Caleb Windsor has climbed draft boards this year as one of the crop’s first round bolters. The speedy wingman showed early promise in his preferred role and followed through with strong Talent League and representative form.

Windsor earned a bottom-age berth in the Eastern Ranges program last year before boosting his numbers as a top-ager in 2023. Both form and upside led to his Vic Metro selection, where he was also afforded centre bounce rotations to go with his usual work on the wing.

Some have labelled Windsor the best wingman in the country, and while he may have missed out on some of the accolades of other top 20 talents, remains very much in the mix. At his best, his speed and agility carve up the opposition and certainly catch the eye.

STRENGTHS:

+ Agility
+ Defensive pressure
+ Hurt factor
+ Outside game
+ Speed
+ Work rate

IMPROVEMENTS:

- Kick consistency
- Strength

Windsor's most pertinent and eye-catching attribute is his speed. It suits his style of play to a tee, with the wingman often holding his width outside of packs and showing opponents a clean set of heels once he receives the ball. He makes burning off players look effortless at times, and is near-impossible to catch once he sets off into space.

He's the type of player who is capable of breaking the game open, whether it be by carrying the ball for strong meterage or launching long goals. Windsor also uses his pace defensively, displaying menacing closing speed to chase down opponents and often catching them cold.

Despite showing a hunger for hunting opposition ball carriers, Windsor very much plays to his outside role. He spent some time at the centre bounces, but ended with an uncontested possession rate of nearly 74 per cent during the National Championships. His ability to work into space is unrelenting, constantly providing an outlet to chain play between the arcs.

Windsor's handling, particularly at ground level, has come on strongly this year having set out to improve it. He is gutsy enough to compete overhead and averaged over four marks per Talent League game, but is a touch less polished at full stretch. Though, when he can take the ball cleanly he sets off in a flash.

Another facet of Windsor's game he has shown improvement in is his kicking. He often gets good length and is capable of slotting impressive goals on the run, but does a lot of work at speed and that can impact his efficiency in the short-range. When more measured, he is capable of sharp passes which do damage.

With a frame which is conducive to an outside player, Windsor will also look to add strength as he steps up to senior level. It would allow him to explore his potential as a centre bounce attendee, or even see him break tackles with power as opposed to stepping around opponents in quicker or more congested games.

Great summary We need him type of player as outside runner.0

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On 06/10/2023 at 03:43, MO FINE said:

Warning about highlight reels - they don’t mean much. It’s possible to compile them for most young players at this level of competition.

absolutely correct for they only show the "good" highlights that may represent 3 minutes of game time and not the mistakes one makes.

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10 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

Yes, Salem has regressed substantially and its affecting our movement up the ground.

Look at his style of play on his highlights. He is very necessary as our running does  not cover metreage. 

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6 minutes ago, David-Demon said:

absolutely correct for they only show the "good" highlights that may represent 3 minutes of game time and not the mistakes one makes.

That’s not looking at a half  glass full. Better to look at good points than the bad. 
How else do you judge a player. ? Highlights are better than nothing. 

Prey tell me who you have earmarked or noticed about not having some flaws in their highlights and they have been chosen. 

Wrong approach. You can eliminate some flaws and get to know them once a recruit arrives at your Club. That is part of development. Some Clubs are better at it than others. 

All players at 1& need to work on their game In the AFL also.

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14 hours ago, Pennant St Dee said:

It’s not that it’s 10 players deep it’s that the first round isn’t as deep as previous drafts and those after around 15 are a similar standard to what has gone in the second round of previous drafts.  There is a consensus that the second round spread goes quite deep with potential.  Would not be at all surprised if there were a few who go in the 30-40 range who surprise in their careers

That makes the draft about “6/8 short” in the first round if the experts are any guide!! 

You can only select from the players available any way. 

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21 hours ago, Ouch! said:

Don't get me wrong, he looks a nice player, but not sure we are lacking outside run on the wings are we?  If anything I think we are needing quality off HBF. I would have thought we are ok placed with our current wings, and Howes and Woewodin currently?  

Jeremy Sharp as an FA worth a look?

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