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The Pick 1 Thread


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16 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Bear with me.. 

 

We give: 6, 11, FF, Petty to Adelaide. 
Adelaide give us: McAdam. 

What you really mean by this is that Adelaide will get a special one-off concession from the AFL tomorrow as a result of its bungled Sydney loss to include one of either Gilbert or Adrian on its list, and it'll be that McAdam they'll be trading to us, not Shane. Seems fair to me!

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3 minutes ago, ChaserJ said:

Cal will be developing a pretty good idea of where that top 5 sits at this stage. And he’s saying we’re a chance:

https://articles.listnr.com/triple-m/rush-hour-with-jb-and-billy/cal-twomeys-2024-predicted-top-5-draft-picks/

Just can't see North accepting that. I'd love to dream but with the way Reid is talked about as a generational talent you'd think they'd still ask for more.

It's certainly the most intrigued watch on a number 1 draft pick in years.

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11 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Cal Twomey just said that it's down to Melbourne and North vying for pick 1.

He also said in a seperate segment that he currently has the first 6 picks as follows:

1 - Reid

2 - McKercher

3 - Duursma 

4 - Watson

5 - Sanders

6 - Curtin

Went on to say that is why he thinks we’re a chance of pulling off a play for Reid - i.e. that Curtin would be available at our pick 

Of course noting all of this is subject to change as clubs get a better idea of which club will take which player at their respective picks 

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Interestingly, whoever we take with our first pick may change how we setup for 2024.

I know when we draft it is more for the longer term, but given the quality of players available it may well change our setup.

Harley Reid - he would likely play 70% forward first year and we can move Trac back into the midfield more.

Ryley Sanders - he is probably ready to go through the midfield so perhaps we leave Trac forward more and even use Brayshaw off half back again at times.

Dan Curtin - he could probably slot into a half back role quite easily and mean Rivers can potentially be released further up the ground.

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If we trade for pick 1, there is no doubt i'll be excited to have such a talent on our list.

But he is one player. Imagine he has a career like O'Meara or Rayner.

We could use 6 and 11 on our next centre bounce midfielder and our Steven May replacement. Nail those picks, plus some trades or free agents in 2024/25, and perhaps our premiership window extends.

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23 minutes ago, seventyfour said:

If we trade for pick 1, there is no doubt i'll be excited to have such a talent on our list.

But he is one player. Imagine he has a career like O'Meara or Rayner.

We could use 6 and 11 on our next centre bounce midfielder and our Steven May replacement. Nail those picks, plus some trades or free agents in 2024/25, and perhaps our premiership window extends.

You can also add Rowell to that list.

I don’t think they’ll get Reid wrong though. I can’t recall the anticipation of his abilities being so high. 

6,11 and F2 I think is the right weight. F1 only goes in the table if we get WC F2 coming back our way. 

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43 minutes ago, demoncat said:

He also said in a seperate segment that he currently has the first 6 picks as follows:

1 - Reid

2 - McKercher

3 - Duursma 

4 - Watson

5 - Sanders

6 - Curtin

Went on to say that is why he thinks we’re a chance of pulling off a play for Reid - i.e. that Curtin would be available at our pick 

Of course noting all of this is subject to change as clubs get a better idea of which club will take which player at their respective picks 

Have WCE categorically stated that their goal is to land Curtain above all else? I know from his interviews that Curtain has said he looks forward to the opportunity of moving interstate and starting a new life, if that eventuates. He did not at all sound like a homesick puppy (or dogga), quite the opposite 

I'm wondering if this WCE/Curtain arranged marriage is a myth after all

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8 minutes ago, Stiff Arm said:

Have WCE categorically stated that their goal is to land Curtain above all else? I know from his interviews that Curtain has said he looks forward to the opportunity of moving interstate and starting a new life, if that eventuates. He did not at all sound like a homesick puppy (or dogga), quite the opposite 

I'm wondering if this WCE/Curtain arranged marriage is a myth after all

They haven’t categorically stated it but it was been speculated on by generally well regarded journalists like Cal Twomey

They also split pick 2 last year to get 8 and 12 to get local players Gibney and Hewett 

Ultimately getting a local player rather than an interstate one won’t be the deciding factor in whether they trade pick 1 and who they pick, but there are a large number of people who think it will play some role in what they’re open to  

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5 minutes ago, Stiff Arm said:

Have WCE categorically stated that their goal is to land Curtain above all else? I know from his interviews that Curtain has said he looks forward to the opportunity of moving interstate and starting a new life, if that eventuates. He did not at all sound like a homesick puppy (or dogga), quite the opposite 

I'm wondering if this WCE/Curtain arranged marriage is a myth after all

They're obviously never going to publicly state that. It's been industry suggestion that they would love to have Curtin. How much stock can be put in that is the question.

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53 minutes ago, seventyfour said:

If we trade for pick 1, there is no doubt i'll be excited to have such a talent on our list.

But he is one player. Imagine he has a career like O'Meara or Rayner.

We could use 6 and 11 on our next centre bounce midfielder and our Steven May replacement. Nail those picks, plus some trades or free agents in 2024/25, and perhaps our premiership window extends...

...with the addition of a non-Maxicorn game plan.

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1 hour ago, seventyfour said:

If we trade for pick 1, there is no doubt i'll be excited to have such a talent on our list.

But he is one player. Imagine he has a career like O'Meara or Rayner.

We could use 6 and 11 on our next centre bounce midfielder and our Steven May replacement. Nail those picks, plus some trades or free agents in 2024/25, and perhaps our premiership window extends.

I 100% agree, but we have to put faith in the FD they know what they're doing.

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1 minute ago, Gawndy the Great said:

Next years. I would take it in the blink of an eye. WCE are wooden spooners for at least the next two years. 

I reckon we could ask for more.

If they take Reid and are desperate to grab our pick to take Curtin as well on draft night, we ask for future 1st and future 2nd. Maybe even their pick 23 this year as well.

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Can Rayner draft - pick 6 jaiden Stephenson and pick 11 aiden bonar 

Matt Rowell draft pick 6 Fischer mcasey pick 11 sam Flanders 

You don’t really know what your going to get

yeah some super drafts work out alright but I would rather have cam Rayner or Matt Rowell type player 

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