Ben Jacobs, make an offer

Discussion in 'Drafts, Trading & Free Agency' started by Jonts, Sep 26, 2012.

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  1. Jonts

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    Rumour has it that this is his last year at Port and wants to go back to Victoria

    2010 pick 16, has had a fair few games under his belt, has had amazing SANFL form but can't convert into great AFL games

    What would you offer

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    pick 31 for Jacobs and Thomas

    That said, I wouldn't know either player if they stood up in my porridge
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    Oh look, a Geelong supporter. If Jacobs was at Geelong you'd have thought him and a second rounder was worth Travis Boak.
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    Thought it would be around equal to what ever Stevens will get traded for
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    3rd rounder and Lucas Cook. We'll even throw in Matthew Bate or Cale Morton as a sweetener. :p
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    OK, so I imagine that no-one outside Port has heard of Jacobs, so how about someone tell us a bit about him?
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    How many of the opposition supporters in this thread know who Ben Jacobs is? And if you don't, why bother posting?
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    Well, we were asked what we'd bid.
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    I actually really rate young Jacobs highly. Almost came to the Dee's in his draft year, so we definitely should be interested. Good kick and tremendous in traffic, reminds me a lot of Drummond.
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    Trade him to us. We'll show Adelaide how to get a Jacobs into the AA team. :thumbsu:
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    If Port could get Cook for Jacobs i think it would be great for both parties

    both highly rated youngters, who can't fit in at their current club
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    Cook is playing SANFL reserves. Poor man's Westhoff.
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    I'd offer more for Jacobs than I would for Stevens. I think an early-mid 2nd round pick would be fair.
    In saying that, I wouldn't want us to trade for him. Purely because we should just be sticking to the draft.
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    I've seen a lot of him. I actually took him at pick 374 in a fantasy draft earlier in the year. It was still a poor selection.

    He lacks pace and intensity, uses the ball poorly and makes terrible decisions. He's an absolute liability even when kicking under no pressure. Took a few strong marks which is the only positive I could find out of his season.

    I'd say his value is about pick 30-45 and that's based purely on his performances prior to coming into the AFL.
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    I have seen a bit of Jacobs at AFL level and it hasn't been too flattering. Has talent but unfortunately he is yet to show enough of it. I would say you will get something similar to what you gave up for Ebert. Ebert was also a first round pick but had shown far more at AFL level but because Port can entertain multiple offers it evens it up a bit. I wouldn't be expecting a bidding war for him though.
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    Here is what Knightmare said about him in his 2010 Mock Draft:
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    Ball magnet and hasn't been given much of an opportunity at Port. You were playing him off a HBF though most of his games, am i right?
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    He's been given many opportunities at Port. Often when he didn't deserve it IMO.
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    mid or late second. midfield depth is pretty good in this draft. his big plus that may appeal is that he's had a few years of development so could potentially step up with a big pre-season.
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    Not a superstar but not a spud either when played as a mid he showed some promise, as a defender hes not so great
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    down back when he had a run through the middle he was quite good
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