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2023 AFL Draft
« on: May 24, 2023, 01:42:17 PM »
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Current 2023 National Draft Picks: 24, 43, 61, 79, 97

The Tigers entered the draft at pick 49 last year and are without a high-end pick again this year. Their first-round pick is held by Greater Western Sydney, traded as part of the deal to get Jacob Hopper to Punt Rd last October.

Who to barrack against: The Tigers donít hold picks linked to any other clubs at the moment.

Source: HeraldSun.

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Re: 2023 AFL Draft
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2023, 06:18:45 PM »
If we could snag another pick in that twenty region I'll be happy.

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Re: 2023 AFL Draft
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2023, 06:21:30 PM »
If we could snag another pick in that twenty region I'll be happy.
Yeah just need a few under 30 and not spend them on skinny flankers.

Time for some big boys.

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Re: 2023 AFL Draft
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2023, 06:49:08 PM »
If we could snag another pick in that twenty region I'll be happy.
Yeah just need a few under 30 and not spend them on skinny flankers.

Time for some big boys.
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Re: 2023 AFL Draft
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2023, 04:07:10 PM »
The most pointless media clickbait ever!

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Can Carlton and Richmond fans dare to dream about landing generational talent Harley Reid in this yearís draft? Jon Ralph assesses the state of play and key trade contenders for pick no.1.

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The Tigers donít have a first-rounder, they need more elite talls and any deal would start with West Coast asking for the newly contracted Shai Bolton Ė so it wonít happen.

https://www.codesports.com.au/afl/afl-2023-the-trade-offers-that-could-tempt-the-eagles-to-give-up-top-draft-prospect-harley-reid/news-story/1bced1dfb603c7480fdfec34272ca623

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Re: 2023 AFL Draft
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2023, 04:20:50 PM »
The most pointless media clickbait ever!

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Can Carlton and Richmond fans dare to dream about landing generational talent Harley Reid in this yearís draft? Jon Ralph assesses the state of play and key trade contenders for pick no.1.

Richmond
The Tigers donít have a first-rounder, they need more elite talls and any deal would start with West Coast asking for the newly contracted Shai Bolton Ė so it wonít happen.

https://www.codesports.com.au/afl/afl-2023-the-trade-offers-that-could-tempt-the-eagles-to-give-up-top-draft-prospect-harley-reid/news-story/1bced1dfb603c7480fdfec34272ca623
:lol :lol

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Re: 2023 AFL Draft
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2023, 05:13:37 PM »
The fact that  suggestion actually has some serious legs over at the shallow end of the gene pool aka Big Footy tells you all you need to know about it.... :shh
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Re: 2023 AFL Draft
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2023, 05:21:57 PM »
What would it take to get pick 1?

Broad + Bolton?

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Re: 2023 AFL Draft
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2023, 05:59:43 PM »
Hand them the 2020 premiership Iíd imagine

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Re: 2023 AFL Draft
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2023, 06:41:02 PM »
We're likely now to have our first pick in the early 20s. So, here's Kevin Sheehan's current top 30.

KEVIN SHEEHANíS EARLY TOP 30 AFL DRAFT PROSPECTS FOR 2023

HARLEY REID
Bendigo Pioneers/Tongala FC/St Josephís Echuca
Date of Birth 18/04/05; Height 185 cm; Weight 85kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 152 points (3 games)

An exciting prospect, Reid excelled in the under-18 national championships for Vic Country last year. He played a mix of defence, midfield and forward roles, showcasing his versatility and earning him All-Australian honours. He also won Team of the Year selection in the Talent League, after finishing as runner-up in the Pioneersí best-and-fairest award. Reid has continued that form into the early part of the season, with his bursts from stoppages and precise ball use both features of his game. He won the Australian under-18s best player award in the AFL Academy squadís match against Port Adelaideís SANFL team in April, collecting a team-high 22 disposals (14 contested), six marks and seven clearances in a very impressive performance. Reid has already had a taste of VFL football with Carlton to continue his development leading into this yearís national championships. He suffered a concussion in his second match for the Australian under-18 team in May.


NICK WATSON
Eastern Ranges/Montrose FC/Caulfield Grammar
Date of Birth 24/02/05; Height 170 cm; Weight 67kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 143 points (3 games)

A small forward, Watson is quick, agile and crafty and has a real appetite for the contest. He is a real jack in the box as well and gave a glimpse of his potential last year as he booted 23 goals across 10 Talent League and national championship matches as a bottom-age prospect. Watson has started this season in good touch, playing expanded roles through the midfield and in defence in his opening three matches in the Coates Talent League. He is averaging 26 disposals (9.7 contested) and has kicked five goals. He was also among the best players for the Australian under 18 team in a representative match against Port Adelaideís SANFL side as part of Gather Round in April. Watson gathered 18 disposals and kicked one goal that day, splitting his time between forward and defence roles. He again spent some time down back in the Australian under-18 teamís second match against Carltonís VFL side in May, in which he had 10 disposals and kicked a goal before sitting out the last quarter with a minor ankle issue.


JAKE ROGERS
Gold Coast Suns Academy/ Broadbeach Cats FC
Date of Birth 02/03/05; Height 171 cm; Weight 68kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 136 points (4 games)

A tenacious livewire for the Suns Academy through the midfield, Rogers is a one-touch player with great vision and creativity. He was another player who performed well as a bottom-aged player with the Allies last year and has developed and matured further since then. He has averaged 26 disposals and 6.3 tackles in the Coates Talent League for the Suns and was one of the Australian under-18 teamís best players against Port Adelaideís SANFL side in an exhibition match in April. Rogers went on to again shine brightly for the Australian under-18 team in its second match against Carltonís VFL side in May, gathering 26 disposals and six clearances through the midfield claiming the medal as his teamís best player.


ASHTON MOIR
Glenelg FC/ Plympton FC
Date of Birth 15/04/05; Height 188 cm Weight 84kg
SANFL U18 Average Ranking Points: 112 points (2 games)

A medium forward who really caught the eye with his goal kicking and marking ability last year, Moir booted 34 goals in 2022 at club and representative levels. That included a haul of four majors against Western Australia in the last under-18 championships match, as a bottom-age player. His ability to kick the ball with precision on either foot, particularly with set shots for goal, is unique. Moir kicked four goals twice in opening four rounds of the SANFL this season, with one coming at under-18s level and one in the reserves. However, he has been slightly hampered by a hip injury in the early part of the year and is yet to show his full potential.


COLBY McKERCHER
Tasmanian Devils/ Launceston FC / Launceston College
Date of Birth 12/04/05; Height 181cm; Weight 72kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 146 points (5 games)

A left-footed midfielder with dazzling speed away from the centre of the ground, McKercher also has a penetrating foot. After a very promising season with the Devils and Allies in 2022 as a bottom-age player, he has taken another step this season. McKercher has averaged 31.4 disposals for the Devils and was among the best for the Australian under-18 team in its match against Port Adelaideís SANFL side in April. He also impressed in a second match with the AFL Academy side against Carltonís VFL team in May, logging 20 disposals and three clearances through the midfield.


JED WALTER
Gold Coast Suns Academy/ Palm Beach Currumbin FC
Date of Birth 08/06/05; Height 194 cm Weight 91kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 156 points (4 games)

A strong and powerful tall forward, Walter took all before him at underage level last year. He won All-Australian honours as a bottom-aged player in the under-18 national championships and has reminded all of his strong marking and elite power and skill with a dominant performance in the Coates Talent League in Round 6. He kicked eight goals from his 19 disposals and nine marks against the Northern Territory that day and has averaged 18.3 disposals, 5.5 marks and 4.5 goals from his first four games overall this year. Walter has a real physical presence up forward, with his second efforts and tackling pressure being real features of his game.


DANIEL CURTIN
Claremont FC/West Coast JFC/Curtin University
Date of Birth 08/03/05; Height 195 cm; Weight 92kg
WAFL Colts Average Ranking Points: 115 points (3 games)

A left-footed defender of forward, Curtin experienced a frustrating run with injury last season before getting back to play in the Futures game at the MCG on AFL Grand Final day. He excelled for Team Houli with 22 disposals and nine marks in that match, winning best on the ground honours. Curtinís agility, speed for his size and precise kicking were all features of his game. In the WAFL Colts this season he has also spent time forward and has averaged 16 disposals, 4.7 score involvements and a goal from three games.


ZANE DUURSMA
Gippsland Power/Foster FC/Foster SC
Date of Birth-28/08/05; Height 189 cm; Weight 79kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 119 points (4 games)

A mercurial forward or midfielder who reads the play exceptionally well, Duursma is strong overhead and deadly accurate around the goals. He has a clever step through congestion and is an elite athlete with his running ability. Duursma has shown enormous promise in the Coates Talent League over the past two years and earnt Team of the Year honours last year as a bottom-aged player. He started this year solidly with the Power, averaging 21.8 disposals and 2 goals from his first four matches. He also had a VFL opportunity with the Casey Demons in Round 6, where he logged 12 disposals. Duursma hails from a talented football family, with his brother Xavier and sister Yasmine on Port Adelaideís menís and womenís lists.


RYLEY SANDERS
Sandringham Dragons FC/ North Launceston FC/Melbourne Grammar
Date of Birth 21/01/05; Height 186 cm; Weight 85kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 152 points (3 games)

A strong-bodied midfielder, Sanders is looking to build on an extremely promising 2022. He was a member of the Sandringham Dragonsí premiership team last year and also represented the Allies as a bottom-aged player. Sanders has stepped up and shown himself to be a talented playmaker this year. He started the season in fine form with the Dragons, averaging 31.7 disposals and 5 tackles in the opening three rounds. He was also another one to catch the eye with a strong performance for the Australian under-18 team in its representative match against Port Adelaideís SANFL side backing it up in the second match against Carltonís VFL side as he collected 24 disposals to be one of the sideís best.


DARCY WILSON
Murray Bushrangers/Wangaratta Rovers FC/The Academy
Date of Birth 18/08/05; Height 185 cm; Weight 73 kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 123 points (5 games)

An elusive and creative forward or wingman, Wilson covers the ground exceptionally well and has innate ability around goals. He is still developing physically but has had an impressive start to this year, averaging 20.6 disposals (8.6 contested) and 1.8 goals across his first five matches for the Bushrangers. Wilson was also among best players for the Australian under-18 team in its match against Port Adelaideís SANFL side in April, racking up 19 disposals and taking five marks. His running capacity was confirmed when he finished fifth among the Victorians in the YoYo test during pre-season testing in March with a score of 21.08.


KOLTYN THOLSTRUP
Subiaco FC/Newtown-Condingup JFC/Cunderdin Ag College
Date of Birth 28/06/05; Height 188 cm; Weight 82kg
WAFL Average Ranking Points: 60 points (5 games)

A talented player with an elite work rate, Tholstrup often plays as a high half-forward and sometimes goes through the midfield. He is a fearless competitor with excellent game sense and is a penetrating kick. Tholstrup played all four games for Western Australia as a bottom-age player in the under-18 national championships last year and acquitted himself well, averaging 13.5 disposals. He was also a strong performer in the Futures game on AFL Grand Final day with 18 disposals for Team Murphy. Tholstrup has a sharp competitive edge which has seen him already play five senior matches in the WAFL this season with a top team in Subiaco.


HARRY DE MATTIA
Dandenong Stingrays/Edithvale-Aspendale FC/SEDA
Date of Birth 11/09/05; Height 184 cm; Weight 77kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 106 points (6 games)

A midfielder-forward, De Mattia has elite speed and endurance which enables him to get up and down the ground to win the ball both at ground level and overhead. He brings real pressure for his team with his ability to run down tackle against the flow. A left-footer, he opened the Coates Talent League season in great form, averaging 17.8 disposals, 4.2 marks and 5.3 tackles across his first six matches. De Mattia is a dual sport athlete who has mixed his football with cricket. He has represented Victoria at underage level in cricket with distinction and ultimately will need to choose his sporting preference in due course.


ARCHER REID
Gippsland Power/Inverloch Kongwak FC/Bass Coast College
Date of Birth 19/09/05; Height 203 cm; Weight 85kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 101 points (3 games)

A tall forward who is an exceptional overhead mark, Reid is extremely mobile, good below his knees and has a natural goal sense which makes him a difficult match-up. After performing strongly for the Power last season Ė including kicking three goals in the preliminary final Ė he had an injury-interrupted start to 2023. However, Reid is now fully fit once again and is ready to show his undoubted potential in the national championships. Across three matches in the Coates Talent League this year he has averaged 13.7 disposals, 4.7 marks and 1.7 goals. Reid is the younger brother of Essendon defender Zach.


GEORGE STEVENS
GWV Rebels/ South Warrnambool FC/Emmanuel College
Date of Birth 14/04/05; Height 189 cm; Weight 94kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 148 points (5 games)

A medium defender who could become an inside midfielder in time, Stevens has returned to full fitness and form in the early part of this season after missing the entire 2022 campaign with an ACL injury. He reads the cues to intercept well when playing across half back, is a good decision maker and has a penetrating kick. Stevens has made his presence felt in the Coates Talent League, averaging 25.2 disposals (14.6 contested). He also racked up 31 disposals and four clearances in a Vic Country trial match in April and put his strong leadership on display as he captained the Australian under-18s team in their matches against SANFL and VFL sides. Stevensí early-season form saw him rewarded with a VFL opportunity with Geelong in Round 6, where he logged 16 disposals.


MITCHELL EDWARDS
Peel Thunder FC/ South Mandurah FC
Date of Birth 02/06/05; Height 205 cm; Weight 86kg
WAFL Colts Average Ranking Points: 125 points (4 games)

A ruckman who stood out as a bottom-age player, Edwards led his state team as their first-choice tall in the national championships last year and impressed with his competitiveness and craft. Mobile and strong overhead, he also had a successful season at club level, starring in Peelís Coltís premiership win. Edwards has had an injury-interrupted run of late with a corked leg, but is now ready to have a big impact on this yearís under-18 national championships. He has averaged 13.8 disposals and 35.3 hit-outs across his four WAFL Colts games this year.


JACK CALLINAN
Tasmanian Devils/ Clarence FC
Date of Birth 07/10/05; Height 177cm; Weight 73 kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 125 points (5 games)

A clever small forward, Callinan has started the season on fire in the Coates Talent League. He has booted 16.3 across five games, while averaging 17.4 disposals. Callinan is quick and agile and has innate goal sense. He is the son of former Adelaide Crows and Tasmanian Devils (VFL) star Ian Callinan and looks to have inherited his fatherís ball-winning ability and smarts around goal.


NATE CADDY
Northern Knights/Bundoora FC/Parade College
Date of Birth-14/07/05; Height 192 cm; Weight 91 kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 97 points (3 games)

A strong-marking forward with a vice-like grip overhead and an exciting natural leap, Caddy burst onto the scene last year and was quickly featuring for Vic Metro as a bottom-aged player who provided a lively, athletic target. He has kicked 23 goals in 15 matches in the Coates Talent League over the past two years, while also averaging 5.9 score involvements and 4.5 marks over that time. Caddy has a real physical presence up forward and gave a further glimpse of his potential with a bag of four goals from 20 disposals and six marks in a recent Vic Metro trial match. In a match for Australiaís under-18 side against Carltonís VFL side in May he also caught the eye with his work in attack, finishing with 14 disposals, four marks and a goal. He has also featured for Carlton in the VFL this season, kicking two goals in a debut against Williamstown. Caddy is the nephew of two-time Richmond premiership star Josh Caddy.


JOEL FREIJAH
GWV Rebels/ Horsham Saints/Ballarat Clarendon College
Date of Birth 14/11/05; Height 191 cm; Weight 86kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 133 points (6 games)

A wingman who has real composure with the ball, Freijah is clean below his knees and distributes the ball very well. He has been in outstanding form in recent weeks. He produced a best-on-ground performance for the Rebels in Round 4 of the Coates Talent League, kicking six goals from 26 disposals while predominantly playing on a wing. Freijah backed that up with 35 disposals in a Vic Country trial in his very next match. He holds his width when playing on the wing, providing his team with an outlet option with its ball movement. However, he can also play inside, where he uses his vision and footy smarts to set up the play. A strong all-round athlete, Freijah ran a time of 2.98 seconds in the 20 metre sprint during pre-season testing.


RILEY HARDEMAN
Swan Districts FC/Caversham JFC/Edith Cowan University
Date of Birth 27/02/05; Height 184 cm; Weight 70kg
WAFL Colts Average Ranking Points: 130 points (2 games)

A left-footed defender with speed, Hardeman is strong overhead and takes ground with his long precision kicking. He impressed as a bottom-age player in under-18 national championships last year and has already debuted at senior level with Swan Districts this season and has gone on to star in the under-18s. Hardeman averaged 22.5 disposals across his first two Colts matches. He had a minor setback with concussion after that but is an exciting prospect on the horizon.


CLAY HALL
Peel Thunder FC/Harvey Brunswich Leschenault JFC
Date of Birth 12/05/05; Height 188 cm; Weight 83kg
WAFL Colts Average Ranking Points: 120 points (2 games)

A talented midfielder, Hall had a taste of under-18 national championships last year as he played one match on a wing for his state side. He went on to play well for the remainder of the season in a premiership winning Colts team at Peel. Hall has stepped straight up to senior level this year, playing three senior games in the opening four rounds in the WAFL. Featuring as an inside midfielder, he impressed across those three matches as he averaged 18.7 disposals. He is the son of former West Coast and Geelong forward Derek Hall, but is not eligible under father-son rules given his father played only two games for the Eagles and 74 matches for the Cats.


JORDAN CROFT
Calder Cannons/Maribyrnong Park FS/Maribyrnong SC
Date of Birth 12/05/05; Height 200cm; Weight 80kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 120 points (4 games)

A tall forward who is lightly-built but extremely athletic, Croft uses his mobility and height to create opportunities as a marking forward. He only fully focused on a potential AFL career last year after pursuing volleyball as his sport, before showing immediate potential for the Cannons. Croft provided a glimpse of his capabilities in a recent Coates Talent League match against the Northern Territory, where he kicked five goals from his 12 disposals and 2 marks. He followed up that performance with four goals for Victoria Metro against the Young Guns in a challenge match, with his speed and precise kicking being features of his game. He is eligible to join the Western Bulldogs under father-son rules given he is the son of former AFL star Matthew Croft, who played 186 games for the club.

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Re: 2023 AFL Draft
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2023, 06:41:14 PM »
WILL PATTON
West Adelaide FC/ Mitcham FC
Date of Birth 04/01/05; Height 193 cm, Weight 81kg
SANFL U18 Average Ranking Points: 119 points (5 games)

A composed left-footed defender, Patton has grown a further 3cm in the past 12 months which has allowed him to play on both medium and taller opposition forwards. He uses the ball exceptionally well by hand and foot and sets up the play with his ball use. Patton made an excellent start to this year, averaging 21.8 disposals, 4.6 marks and 3.4 tackles across his first five matches at under-18 level. A state representative in cricket as a junior, he is now fully focused on a potential AFL career and is a member of the AFL Academy.


ETHAN READ
Gold Coast Suns Academy/Palm Beach Currumbin FC
Date of Birth 07/08/05; Height 202 cm; Weight 87kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 118 points (4 games)

A ruckman or tall forward, Read also looks capable of playing as a tall defender down the track given his skillset. He is a strong overhead mark and an excellent kick and also has the running capacity to cover the ground and win the ball in numerous situations. Read has been in great form for the Suns Academy in the Coates Talent League, averaging 20 disposals, 6 marks and 19.5 hit-outs across his first four matches. He is set to again play for the Allies in the under-18 national championships after impressing as a bottom-aged player last year.


WILL LORENZ
Oakleigh Chargers/Boroondara Hawks FC/Marcellin College
Date of Birth-19/02/05; Height 186 cm; Weight 70kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 116 points (2 games)

A lightly-built wingman or forward, Lorenz produced some eye-catching matches last year. In a Victorian Futures game against Queensland, he had 32 disposals and kicked three goals. He went on to feature for Team Murphy on the MCG on AFL Grand Final day last year and logged 24 disposals, nine marks and a goal to give a further indication of his undoubted potential. A left-footer who has good speed and a neat step through traffic, Lorenz had a disrupted summer due to injury but is now back on track. He played two of the first three games in the Coates Talent League, averaging 20 disposals (13 uncontested) and 6 score involvements. Lorenz is the grandson of former Hawthorn great Graham Arthur.


WILL BROWN
Sandringham Dragons/East Brighton FC/Kawana Park Eagles FC-Qld
Date of Birth-16/06/05; Height-194 cm; Weight 85kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 115 points (5 games)

A tall midfielder or forward who was a premiership player with the Dragons in his bottom-age year, Brown has been given the responsibility as captain this year. He started the season impressively, averaging 22.4 disposals (11.8 contested), 6.6 clearances and 0.8 goals per game from his first five games in the Coates Talent League after moving into the midfield. He is a player who is a strong contested ball winner and a one-touch player with terrific work ethic.


WILL McCABE
Central Districts FC/ Tanunda FC/ Sacred Heart College
Date of Birth 29/09/05; Height 197 cm; Weight 82kg
SANFL U18 Average Ranking Points: 112 points (6 games)

A tall defender who has also gone forward this year, McCabe is continuing to develop nicely. He won All-Australian under-16 honours last year after playing as an approved overage player in the national championships. Playing at under-18s level in the SANFL this season, he has made a very strong start to his year, averaging 20.7 disposals and 5.7 marks across his first six matches. McCabe is a very competitive player who has a good natural leap and is strong overhead. He is eligible to join Hawthorn under the AFLís father-son rule this year, as the son of former Hawks star Luke McCabe, who played 138 games for the club.


COOPER SIMPSON
Dandenong Stingrays/Mt Martha FC/Flinders Christian College.
Date of Birth 13/02/05; Height 182 cm; Weight 76kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 106 points (4 games)

An ultra-professional midfielder with pace, composure and great finishing skills, Simpson also has a neat step through traffic and runs hard offensively and defensively. He has shown the ability to perform when challenged and in the big moments when the game is on the line. Simpson has started the season in good touch with the Stingrays, averaging 21 disposals (8.8 contested) in four matches. He then had the opportunity to play both with Casey in the VFL and against Port Adelaideís SANFL team with the Australian under 18s, giving him an insight into the next level.


ARCHIE ROBERTS
Sandringham Dragons/Hampton Rovers FC/Haileybury College
Data of Birth 18/11/05; Height 184 cm; Weight 77kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 101 points (3 games)

A left-footed halfback who is a penetrating kick, Roberts is a fine interceptor of the ball and uses his anticipation and clean hands to have an impact. He had an excellent season with the Dragons last year, including racking up 21 disposals in their winning Grand Final side. He went on to log 26 disposals on the MCG on AFL Grand Final day last year as part of the Futures game in another eye-catching performance. Roberts was also among Vic Metroís best with 25 disposals against the Young Guns and showed off his clean ball handling and good kicking skills despite wet and slippery conditions. He was also good with 17 disposals for Australiaís under-18 team in its match against Carltonís VFL side in May.


CONNOR OíSULLIVAN
Murray Bushrangers/ Albury FC/Xavier High School-Albury
Date of Birth 19/05/05; Height 198 cm; Weight 92 kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 120 points (4 games)

A tall forward or defender who has continued to mature physically, OíSullivan has grown another 3cm and is a player developing his knowledge as a forward and a defender. He has an exciting natural leap, while good speed has been another weapon in his roles either end of the ground. OíSullivan has been a consistent performer for the Bushrangers in the early part of the season, averaging 19.8 disposals and 7.5 marks in his first four matches. Being from Albury in NSW, he looks set to play with the Allies in the under-18 national championships.


NATHAN PHILACTIDES
Oakleigh Chargers/ Blackburn FC/Yarra Valley Grammar
Date of Birth 10/01/05; Height 181 cm; Weight 78 kg
NAB League Average Ranking Points: 82 points (5 games)

A left-footed defender, Philactides burst on the scene last year when he averaged 19.5 disposals across two matches for Vic Metro in the national championships as a bottom-aged player. Coming from an athletics background, he was once ranked in the top-five in the world in the 400 metres hurdles, so it was no surprise when he posted a quick time of 7.9 seconds in the agility test during pre-season testing. Philactides also caught the eye for Vic Metro in its challenge game against the Young Guns, racking up 25 disposals across half-back to finish as one of his teamís best players. He again put his impressive pace and agility on display that day, despite wet conditions. Across five Coates Talent League games this year, he has averaged 19.2 disposals and 6.2 rebound-50s.

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Re: 2023 AFL Draft
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2023, 02:15:07 AM »
Shame we traded our first pick, that Jed Walter sounds alright, although we would probably draft a 180-187 mid or HBF anyway

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Re: 2023 AFL Draft
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2023, 08:52:08 AM »
Go straight to the midgets and midfielders we don't draft talls.

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Re: 2023 AFL Draft
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2023, 12:10:19 PM »
Iím losing faith , we keep recruiting back flankers with our Nat draft picks in the last couple of years and all of them are average to below average at this stage
We then recruit key position players as rookies and late pick and wonder why they are average
No wonder we have sold the farm on players from other sides as we can develop our own and donít have a plan to rebuild our side and imo thatís what we need to do , and they canít all be back flankers

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Re: 2023 AFL Draft
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2023, 12:19:47 PM »
We've had a habit of poaching northern clubs' academy players in the National Draft. If the Suns make the finals this year then a few of theirs may be available.

AFL rules state a club canít match more than two bids on academy prospects in the top 20 of a draft if, in that same year, it makes the finals and is eliminated prior to preliminary final weekend.

A club, too, is restricted to matching one first-round academy bid if itís among the last four teams remaining in the finals.


Full summary of the U18s Champs and the top ranked draftees: https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/draft/afl-draft-news-2023-under-18-national-championships-tv-broadcast-details-prospects-rankings-date-jed-walter-suns/news-story/fc065ef70076a3ee5aa3e5a1438fac05