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Re: 2017 AFL Draft thread
« Reply #135 on: November 09, 2017, 04:24:37 AM »
8.20 for 2k is a disgrace. Average blokes run faster km's over marathons.

Mmmm interested to know what you mean by "average blokes" :lol

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Re: 2017 AFL Draft thread
« Reply #136 on: November 10, 2017, 03:58:23 AM »
Foxsports saying we're interested in East Perth ruckman Scott Jones.

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Scott Jones
(East Perth)

Age: 22

Position: Ruckman

2017 WAFL Numbers: Booted 9 goals and averaged 11 disposals, 20 hit-outs and 74 Champion Data ranking points from 15 games.

IF an AFL club needs a ready-made ruckman, Jones — a 205cm, 109kg monster — is the man. After suffering a broken leg in his draft year, Jones plied his trade in East Perth’s reserves for three years before finally breaking into the Eagles’ WAFL-aligned senior side this year. Jones then took his impressive form into the WA state combine, registering a personal best 20m sprint time (3.02 seconds) before recording 20.2 in the yo-yo test. Three clubs have reportedly shown interest in Jones, with Fremantle particularly keen along with Sydney and Richmond.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/the-matureage-wafl-stars-that-afl-clubs-should-consider-at-the-2017-national-and-rookie-drafts/news-story/cee26703cdbf8a2c49974da375f15477

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Re: 2017 AFL Draft thread
« Reply #137 on: November 10, 2017, 01:21:40 PM »
Derrick Smith (Richmond VFL)

Age: 19

Position: General defender

2017 VFL Numbers: Averaged 14 disposals, at 74 per cent kicking efficiency and 4 marks from 5 games.

WHILE his numbers aren’t as impressive as others, the 186cm defender is certainly on the Tigers’ radar following five VFL games for the club this year as their 23rd man. Foxfooty.com.au reported in September that Richmond is almost certain to pick him up in the rookie draft, but the club might be willing to consider parting ways with a late selection in the national draft if required. A Bendigo Pioneer, Smith is lightly built but still has time to fill out his frame so he can compete physically with bigger bodies.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/the-matureage-vfl-stars-that-afl-clubs-should-consider-at-the-2017-national-and-rookie-drafts/news-story/0d3d29eafd0874d643d1974bc26b25a8

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Re: 2017 AFL Draft thread
« Reply #138 on: November 11, 2017, 05:05:07 AM »
The AFL website's 'Draft Machine' with profiles and video of every potential draftee plus what draft range they are expected to go in the draft.

http://www.afl.com.au/draft/draft-machine

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Re: 2017 AFL Draft thread
« Reply #139 on: November 11, 2017, 02:04:24 PM »
Foxsports saying we're interested in East Perth ruckman Scott Jones.

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Scott Jones
(East Perth)

Age: 22

Position: Ruckman

2017 WAFL Numbers: Booted 9 goals and averaged 11 disposals, 20 hit-outs and 74 Champion Data ranking points from 15 games.

IF an AFL club needs a ready-made ruckman, Jones — a 205cm, 109kg monster — is the man. After suffering a broken leg in his draft year, Jones plied his trade in East Perth’s reserves for three years before finally breaking into the Eagles’ WAFL-aligned senior side this year. Jones then took his impressive form into the WA state combine, registering a personal best 20m sprint time (3.02 seconds) before recording 20.2 in the yo-yo test. Three clubs have reportedly shown interest in Jones, with Fremantle particularly keen along with Sydney and Richmond.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/the-matureage-wafl-stars-that-afl-clubs-should-consider-at-the-2017-national-and-rookie-drafts/news-story/cee26703cdbf8a2c49974da375f15477

Is this an admission that Soldo and Chol aren't going to make it?  I think we know what Hampson is capable of.

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Re: 2017 AFL Draft thread
« Reply #140 on: November 11, 2017, 02:29:04 PM »
I thought Chol was a tall forward rather than a ruck.
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Re: 2017 AFL Draft thread
« Reply #141 on: November 11, 2017, 02:40:21 PM »
We seem to be developing Chol as a defender now.....

I think we know what Hampson is capable of.

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Re: 2017 AFL Draft thread
« Reply #142 on: November 11, 2017, 03:11:28 PM »

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Re: 2017 AFL Draft thread
« Reply #143 on: November 11, 2017, 03:18:56 PM »
Confirmed today that we will have 5 picks in the draft - 17, 20, 25, 53 & 55.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/2017-official-afl-national-draft-order/news-story/9ff7af783cbf0f3264323452d97e48a6

5 makes sense as we presently have 35 on main list & 3 Rookies

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Re: 2017 AFL Draft thread
« Reply #144 on: November 11, 2017, 03:21:37 PM »
Brander is one of the kids some in the media link to us:

Tomorrow's Heroes: Clubs get free swing at tall
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11 November 2017


IT HAS been an interesting 12 months for Jarrod Brander. The key position prospect has been long been seen as a likely early draft pick for this year, and until about this time last season, he looked headed to Greater Western Sydney.

Brander had been in the club's academy since he was 12, but as the AFL begun to consider realigning the Giants' vast zone, the teenager's place within it became a big point of conjecture.

In the end, the AFL restructured the Giants' academy region, and Brander was excluded from it. Suddenly, one of the leading key position players in the pool was available to the whole pool.

Brander had an up and down season, playing at both ends of the field, sometimes even within the same quarter. Despite not being eligible to join the Giants as an academy selection, he did feature in their academy series side earlier in the year before playing for the Allies in the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships.

Why they should pick him:

Brander is a good overhead mark who has the ability to have a commanding influence on a game. We saw that most prominently when he played for the Allies against Vic Metro, steering his side to a surprise win with three goals. That day at Simonds Stadium he played with presence, leapt at the ball confidently, and was agile around the ground. 

He's also able to play as an intercept marking defender, and has shown the ability to read the play well and get into the right spots to cut off forward forays and get the ball going his team's way.

The Query:

Consistency has evaded Brander at times, making him difficult to assess throughout his draft season. That can happen for young talls coming through the draft.

Where clubs think Brander plays his best football might also impact where they view him in the draft. He hasn't been able to completely lock himself into one spot, and although that could also be seen as an advantage, some recruiters may have preferred he had settled into one spot and dominated there.   

Plays Like:

There's a bit of Lachie Henderson to Brander in the way he can play comfortably at both ends of the ground and hold down the fort, like Henderson does for the Cats. 

Draft Range:

He seems likely to be one of the first talls drafted. That could see him taken anywhere between pick No.5 and the latter parts of the first round.

Bottom Line:

Brander has plenty of the tools you want in a key position prospect, and if a club is looking for a tall he has to be in their thinking early in the piece.


http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-11-11/tomorrows-heroes-clubs-get-free-swing-at-tall

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Re: 2017 AFL Draft thread
« Reply #145 on: November 12, 2017, 03:24:32 PM »
Confirmed today that we will have 5 picks in the draft - 17, 20, 25, 53 & 55.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/2017-official-afl-national-draft-order/news-story/9ff7af783cbf0f3264323452d97e48a6

One of them will go on Naish so it's the other 4 that matter. This draft will prove our new recruiting head. If we get more games from those 50+ picks than the 3 picks near 20 hmmm. Pressure is on.
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Re: 2017 AFL Draft thread
« Reply #146 on: November 12, 2017, 09:33:41 PM »
Don't like the look of Hayes in any vision and would steer clear unless he gets to pick 54.  For some supposed to be a great mark there weren't many contested marks in there. 

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Re: 2017 AFL Draft thread
« Reply #147 on: November 12, 2017, 10:26:57 PM »
Foxsports saying we're interested in East Perth ruckman Scott Jones.

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Scott Jones
(East Perth)

Age: 22

Position: Ruckman

2017 WAFL Numbers: Booted 9 goals and averaged 11 disposals, 20 hit-outs and 74 Champion Data ranking points from 15 games.

IF an AFL club needs a ready-made ruckman, Jones — a 205cm, 109kg monster — is the man. After suffering a broken leg in his draft year, Jones plied his trade in East Perth’s reserves for three years before finally breaking into the Eagles’ WAFL-aligned senior side this year. Jones then took his impressive form into the WA state combine, registering a personal best 20m sprint time (3.02 seconds) before recording 20.2 in the yo-yo test. Three clubs have reportedly shown interest in Jones, with Fremantle particularly keen along with Sydney and Richmond.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/the-matureage-wafl-stars-that-afl-clubs-should-consider-at-the-2017-national-and-rookie-drafts/news-story/cee26703cdbf8a2c49974da375f15477

Not really surprised we'd be interested in this bloke. Haven't seen him play, but looks like the type of immediate back-up we might need for Nank given we didn't trade anyone in.


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Re: 2017 AFL Draft thread
« Reply #148 on: November 12, 2017, 10:31:55 PM »
Don't like the look of Hayes in any vision and would steer clear unless he gets to pick 54.  For some supposed to be a great mark there weren't many contested marks in there.

Agree. Hard to judge from tape (Oakley-Nicholls anyone?) but didn't really do a huge amount in the footage to justify an early pick. I read in the inside footy that the team that picks him is going to need patience.

If we are looking at an X factor type ruckman, I'd rather we bide our time and look at a prospect like Redhead from East Perth as a late pick or rookie pick. Great athlete for his size (listed at around 203cm), very quick. Awkward kicking style, but still manages to kick goals fairly regularly.

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Re: 2017 AFL Draft thread
« Reply #149 on: November 14, 2017, 04:19:15 AM »
Knightmare's November phantom draft The first three rounds


Christopher Doerre
ESPN AFL Draft Expert
14 November 2017


        Christopher Doerre has been writing phantom drafts and draft profiles since 2009, and also has a longstanding passion for list management. He continues to develop his knowledge as he observes new trends and opportunities within the AFL Draft and recruiting landscape. He can be found at junior games most weekends through the football season, casting his eye over the next generation of AFL stars. He also spends time watching match vision, analysing stats and talking to industry sources to ensure he can offer the most insightful draft analysis.

With the football season and AFL trade period over, clubs now know what picks they'll be taking to the national draft in Sydney on November 24.

But which club will pick what player, and when?

ESPN's AFL draft expert Christopher Doerre -- aka Knightmare -- may have the answers.

As well as attending live games during the season, Doerre pores through match vision, analyses the stats and talks to industry sources to ensure he can offer the most insightful analysis.

His phantom draft is only for the first three rounds of the draft, and will be updated and extended several times ahead of the event itself.


17 Richmond - Noah Balta
Height, Weight: 195cm, 95kg
Summary Profile: Freakishly athletic key position player. Breaks the lines, possesses rare clearness at ground level, and is a strong mark who will take front position in the marking contest.

20 Richmond - Sam Hayes
Height, Weight: 203cm, 93kg
Summary Profile: Talented ruckman who is just as capable as a strong-marking key forward. Under-18 All-Australian the past two seasons.

25 Richmond - Patrick Naish
Height, Weight: 181cm, 69kg
Summary Profile: Eligible for Richmond as a father-son selection. Naish adds outside run and class through the midfield and up forward.

53 Richmond - Brayden Ainsworth
Height, Weight: 184cm, 79kg
Summary Profile: Overage midfielder who moves effectively through traffic and possesses strong contested ball-winning capabilities.

55 Richmond - Ben Paton
Height, Weight: 186cm, 78kg
Summary Profile: Overage defender with pace and clean skills. Capable rebounder, interceptor and stopper with a ready-to-go game.

http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/21381638/knightmare-november-phantom-draft-first-three-rounds