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2 minutes ago, pilgrim said:

Let's try to be positive here. We had a clear need for more speed and outside talent. This kid directly addresses that and I'm sure we wouldn't have taken him at 7 if we were sure he'd be there at 13. JT has given us no reason to distrust his ability to find talent (especially bolter talent). 

There’s a reason GWS traded pick 8 to the Crows. They were set to take him. 

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We wanted more midfield depth - we've got two young tall mids, one outside with speed and polish and the other inside with ability forward. Tick tick. 

Don't get seduced by the fox rankings or scout profiles - it's all nonsense Fox do to try and make this like the NFL (where form is far more exposed and the metrics far more scientific). The order of Windsor at 7 was because both GWS and Essendon were keen. Tholstrup we clearly believed would last to 13 whereas Caleb wouldn't have 

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10 minutes ago, fr_ap said:

We wanted more midfield depth - we've got two young tall mids, one outside with speed and polish and the other inside with ability forward. Tick tick. 

Don't get seduced by the fox rankings or scout profiles - it's all nonsense Fox do to try and make this like the NFL (where form is far more exposed and the metrics far more scientific). The order of Windsor at 7 was because both GWS and Essendon were keen. Tholstrup we clearly believed would last to 13 whereas Caleb wouldn't have 

Maybe we know that.

It doesn't mean you have to be excited by selections.

That said, two quality players inside 13 adds to a strong group of 23 and unders.

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Very excited by this selection. Been wanting some fast outside zip and class for a while - potential to make a huge difference over the coming years (if not straight away).

Welcome Caleb!

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On 13/10/2023 at 22:54, Nascent said:

 

 

Very good selection. 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. Welcome aboard. Go Dees !!  

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6 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

Looks a speed demon. Welcome aboard Caleb!

We look forward to you motoring up and down the wings of the MCG pinpointing passes for years to come.

Yes, summed it up well

He looks a likely type and certainly what we're looking for

Default move is to lower the eyes by the looks of it.  Again, what we're in need of

Good pace too

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4 hours ago, Gator said:

Like some others I can't get too excited by Windsor at pick 7.  I'd take Curtin ahead of him every day of the week.

That said, Taylor has an excellent record, so I'll back his judgement.

Windsor may well play 200 games and be a very valuable player, but I don't see his type of player as a top 10 selection.

Nick Daicos is a poor comparison, because he's not purely playing a wing role.  In fact, he never has.  He's no midfield beast, but he does have good history in a midfield role and the associated metrics that follow.

Josh Daicos is a better comparison, because he does play that role..  And despite him being an AA and a B&F winner in a premiership year I still wouldn't take him with a top 7 pick in a National Draft.

I know generational talents are rare in the top 7, but I still want to back myself to land one.  Curtin could be one, whereas I'll be shocked if Windsor is.

C'est la vie.

Have you watched his high lights ?

We need his skill and power and is a needs pick. Is a ripper guy and a real live wire according to the experts and he will be a great Clubman also. 

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2 minutes ago, greenwaves said:

Is he purely a wingman or can he play in other positions?  Because we have the wingman positions covered for 2024

Doesn't look scared of contact like some wingmen, hopefully he can play off a flank and role through the centre bounces in time 

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12 minutes ago, greenwaves said:

Is he purely a wingman or can he play in other positions?  Because we have the wingman positions covered for 2024

Thankfully when the recruiting team draft players, they aren’t just looking towards the following year where it’s likely the draftee will play a handful of games at AFL level if they’re lucky.

He may start on the wing or even on a back or forward flank but I think in time he has the attributes of running through the midfield in mostly an outside role.

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https://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/38941517/afl-draft-2023-top-10-draftees-had-say-night-harley-reid-jed-walter-colby-mckercher?platform=amp
 

PICK 7 - CALEB WINDSOR (Melbourne)

"It's bloody awesome. I can't believe it. I did not expect to be a top 10 pick. I'm so grateful for the opportunity they've given me. Probably the best feeling ever when all my best mates jumped on me when I got my name called out. Half of my family goes for [the Demons] so I know a bit about them! Obviously want to play my first game, stay in the team and win a premiership. I play on the wing and I pride myself on my pace and my defensive pressure."

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8 minutes ago, Fanatique Demon said:

Anyone know who was our last draft pick to walk into the team at round 1? 

Kozzie played round 1 in 2020 (Jackson debuted in R2) 

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1 minute ago, Heart Beats True said:

https://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/38941517/afl-draft-2023-top-10-draftees-had-say-night-harley-reid-jed-walter-colby-mckercher?platform=amp
 

PICK 7 - CALEB WINDSOR (Melbourne)

"It's bloody awesome. I can't believe it. I did not expect to be a top 10 pick. I'm so grateful for the opportunity they've given me. Probably the best feeling ever when all my best mates jumped on me when I got my name called out. Half of my family goes for [the Demons] so I know a bit about them! Obviously want to play my first game, stay in the team and win a premiership. I play on the wing and I pride myself on my pace and my defensive pressure."

He was a Collingwood supporter growing up. 

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Wilson and perhaps Duursma were the only other players you'd class as outside runners.

There's certainly a good smattering of pacey players but a fair few of them are half backs or small forwards.

In a comp where every team is desperately chasing speed and skill I can absolutely see why we went hard for the best one we could get.

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