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The 2023 AFL Draft Thread


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23 minutes ago, mo64 said:

Gold Coast and GWS don't have access to Father/Son picks like every other club. Given the number of players that these clubs seem to lose due to the "go home" factor, I have no issue with the academy picks.

They’ve both been given enough start up concessions for 30 years and Brisbane and Sydney both do very well with trades. As media scrutiny intensifies playing and living in QLD or NSW will only be seen as more of an opportunity for many players. 

That said, I’m fine with academies but it has to be only 1 first rounder per year, and they have to be made to pay the full price.

Ie. For Walter they should’ve been made to start any bid matching with a pick inside the top 8 (within 5 from a bid). 

You can’t have a draft with 30 first round picks. It’s a mockery and really hurts and sides like the Eagles.

Nor should you have a club getting 3 (or technically 4) first rounders and paying for them with bogus pick after bogus pick after trading back 100 times and pocketing extra value each time.

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5 hours ago, Little Goffy said:

Any chance we trade in a future pick to grab a tall?

The Gawn, Verral, Fullarton set-up is... not deep.

Mitch Edwards still available as a ruck who can clunk a mark, and Archer Reid as a 203cm forward who can help ruck.

And what, exactly, is our count of available list spots?

My impression is that assuming Hore and Brown basically means we have just one spot left, and that if Brown is bid on in the main draft then that last spot has to be a rookie listing?

Would think highly unlikely. We already traded out our pick 42 into the future and with the 2nd round starting at 30 it would be a massive waste of currency to buy back in.

We're done apart from promoting D. Turner and hoping K. Brown gets through to the Rookie draft.

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40 minutes ago, adonski said:

 

There’s actually a fair bit there.

Thinks both should aim to play next year.

Pretty much says Tholstrop has work to do on his diet and could even improve more as an athlete. 

It’s interesting how he’s not shy at all about the trade up from 6 nor the trade up from 11.

Watson/Sanders and I reckon Caddy could’ve both been on the menu.

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8 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

 

Obviously still some talent left. Probably about 30 picks and then about 18-20 rookie picks with clubs squeezed on list spots.  Players still available are:

Ollie Murphy

Arie Schoenmaker 

Clay Hall 38

Archer Reid 30

Mitchell Edwards 32

Archie Roberts 

George Stevens 

Logan Morris 31

 Luamon Luai

Joel Freijah

 Tew Jiath 37

Angus Hastie 33

Koen Sanchez

Billy Wilson 34

Zane Zakostelsky 

Cooper Simpson 35

all should get drafted tonight  

 

then some players on the cusp who may or may not get picked 

Nathan Philactides

Harvey Johnston

 Aiden O’Driscoll

Jack Delean

Will Brown

Kade De La Rue 

Ry Cantwell 

 Tarkyn O’Leary 

Harvey Thomas. academy GWS

Luke Lloyd

Kane McAuliffe


 

be interesting to see if Shaun Mannagh 36 or Sam Clohesy from Werribee VFL get drafted after excellent years and deserve a promotion up to an AFL list 

 

Adding in draft numbers on the ones to watch.  Already seeing the key 2nd round players getting drafted as expected 

Cooper Simpson at 35 is a steal !!! Freo have got a ripper youngster 

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4 minutes ago, Kick_It_To_Pickett said:

Assuming no one else selects him? 
 

have I missed something? Have we traded our pick in the 40s?

Traded pick 42 for St Kilda future third at the beginning of the draft yesterday.

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17 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

 

unbelievable

thought these 3 youngsters would be drafted by now

Arie Schoenmaker 

Archie Roberts 

George Stevens 

definitely top 35 in my opinion 

Bombers swooped for Robert’s a good opportunistic strike from them. Always figured that Cats might take him and they’ve just pounced. Other recruiters don’t seem too high on him (running, athleticism prob hurt him) Schoenmaker a bit of a surprise.

I’m stoked to see Charleson get to Port, I know a couple of the family, bit of sporting ability there.

Brown looks all but certain to get to us as a rookie.

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4 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Geelong steal George Stevens at pick 58. Ollie Wines clone. He’s got AFL quality and could play round 1.  

That's why he's lasted all the way to pick 58. 

The game is going away from big bodied midfielders like Ollie's Wines and it's absolutely no coincidence Wines has struggled the past few years because thr game has gone quicker and less contested.

He'll play senior footy but he'll be found out very quickly for his poor athletic ability and zero speed.

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3 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

They’ve both been given enough start up concessions for 30 years and Brisbane and Sydney both do very well with trades. As media scrutiny intensifies playing and living in QLD or NSW will only be seen as more of an opportunity for many players. 

That said, I’m fine with academies but it has to be only 1 first rounder per year, and they have to be made to pay the full price.

Ie. For Walter they should’ve been made to start any bid matching with a pick inside the top 8 (within 5 from a bid). 

You can’t have a draft with 30 first round picks. It’s a mockery and really hurts and sides like the Eagles.

Nor should you have a club getting 3 (or technically 4) first rounders and paying for them with bogus pick after bogus pick after trading back 100 times and pocketing extra value each time.

Hurts us as well. You trade for a certain future pick and it gets pushed back.

Other clubs in the same boat.

Middle of the ladder teams will be pushing a barrow of the stinky stuff up hill for years especially looking forward to Tassy concessions.

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