2013 Western Bulldogs Mock Draft

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_M_16_

Premiership Player
Nov 26, 2009
3,213
3,936
Melbourne
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Liv FC, LA Rams, Pitt Pen, Michigan
Post in a minute, I saves a list of draftees and deleted the taken ones one by one, but lost it grrr, so be painstaking going through it again
 

_M_16_

Premiership Player
Nov 26, 2009
3,213
3,936
Melbourne
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Liv FC, LA Rams, Pitt Pen, Michigan
Knightmare has him listed as the exact same pick when I decided to take him, and before I realsied.

#62 Essendon - Thomas Shanahan (WA – Mid)
Height: 183cm, Weight: 75kg, DOB: 28/04/1995
Recruited from: East Perth
Style:
Player comparison:
Range: 30-rookie
Profile: Shanahan is someone who has really made a case for selection with some incredibly impressive production. He’s winning his own footy inside the contest but also finding plenty of it outside and linking up well. He’s a strong tackler and plays a solid two way game. He’s got excellent endurance and runs all day. He’s not the most damaging user of the footy and not a freak athlete but he’s still been exceptionally impressive and is deserving of selection
 

timtamWB

Resident Biscuit
Jun 3, 2012
20,855
25,062
Melbourne
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Gold City Royals
Pick 63 - Collingwood - Karl Amon

Knightmare's write up:

Height: 180cm, Weight: 73kg, DOB: 19/08/1995
Amon doesn’t find a whole lot of the footy at this stage but when he does he has the ability to really do damage. Amon has some linebreaking pace to him and can really take on the game but then also has damaging footskills with real hurt factor on that left foot of his. He has some penetration on that kick and has the ability to hit his targets over a variety of distances as well as finish when within range. He’s got the versatility to play forward, back or on a wing so he gives you plenty of options.

Dannnnnnnnnn
 

Dannnnnnnnnn

Moderator
Aug 24, 2012
33,968
43,889
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
T'Wolves, Renault F1, Footscray
Pick #64 - Richmond - Ben Sokol​
Height - 183cm​
Weight - 87kg​
Ben's a really competitive small forward who plays much taller than he is, with the added ability to rotate through the midfield. He's both incredibly strong, rarely being beaten in the air, as well as being able to find the ball effortlessly both inside and outside the contest. He judges the flight perfectly and is much more capable than your average player of his height overhead. Has a few things to work on - namely disposal - but should be a serviceable player at this pick.​
 

texdog

Senior List
Oct 9, 2012
283
93
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Manchester City, Oklahoma Thunder
Pick 65-Carlton-Matt Sully
Mature age pickup and will be great depth
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Chris Grant

Club Legend
Jul 9, 2012
1,886
1,412
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Pick 69 - Fremantle - Errin Wasley-Black
189cm, 80kg

Medium defender that can play tall or small. Very quick player that runs hard and is a real playmaker from defence. He's also generally a good user of the ball and is clean at both ground level and in the air. One big criticism of him is I've yet to have seen him make an impact as a midfielder and he can have some really bad off days when his confidence down.

threenewpadlocks
 

StringyDog

Party Pieman
Oct 10, 2007
7,515
4,970
Melbourne
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Van Canucks, Cin Bengals
Pick 73 Melbourne - Jack Johnstone

Has had a bit of a breakout in form on second half of 2013 for Williamstown as one of the better players in second half of year. Has some nice pace and run and carry through midfield so is ale to link up in chain and also get on end of chain to hit scoreboard playing through midfield.

Snarling Bulldog
 

Snarls Barkley

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 7, 2012
5,143
5,746
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
San Antonio Spurs, West Ham
Pick 74- St Kilda- Alex Pearce

Knightmare says:

Alex Pearce (TAS – KPP)
Height: 197cm, Weight: 82kg, DOB: 09/06/1995
Recruited from: Devonport
Style: Justin Westhoff (less skilled)
Player comparison:
Range: 30-rookie
Profile: Pearce is a versatile, athletic tall who has shown some development this season. He has the range to play forward, back or midfield. Pearce is a high motor guy and really covers the ground well for a guy at his size. He will need to put more size onto his frame and improve his skills to take that next step.
Chris says:

He has enough AFL attributes to warrant selection, despite never truly dominating performances in game. He is definitely a project and a long one at that, only last year was playing in the U16s as an overaged player. But he reminds me of Marco Paparone, who ended up as a second round selection last season, and Justin Westhoff who is having a great season as a utility. Despite being 197cm, he isn't a true KPP. He is more an oversized flanker, capable of playing in pretty much any position - midfield, wing and at either end of the ground. He'll take a good few years before his body is ready to play as a genuine tall, but until then you'd draft him purely on the back of his height and athleticism.
Mofra
 

Mofra

Moderator
Dec 6, 2005
44,033
114,076
Footscray
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Footscray, The Exers
Pick #74 (it's ours!) - Bulldogs - Daniel McStay

193cm, 84kgs

Talent tall who can play at either end.

Knightmare description:

Daniel McStay (VIC – KPP)
Height: 193cm, Weight: 86kg, DOB: 24/06/1995
Recruited from: Eastern Ranges
Style: Jarrad Waite
Player comparison:
Range: 20-60
Profile: McStay is a tall who still seems to be growing into his body having grown significantly in recent seasons. Still a project player and still not a particularly physical or aggressive player by key position standards and is still developing that strength and ability 1v1 but in saying all this he has some real talent. McStay stands out with his versatility and small man skill set at his height. McStay is an excellent athlete and has some real linebreaking ability for a tall and isn’t afraid to take on the game. He’s also got a real leap on him which allows him to fly for some strong contested marks. He’s also an excellent kick at his height and hits his targets around the field and can convert from his set shot opportunities up forward. It’s unclear which end he settles into but given his strong improvement in recent seasons there is potential for him to continue his strong development at either end.
Chris:
36. Melbourne - Daniel McStay (194cm, 88kg defender - Eastern Ranges)

I've been talking up Daniel McStay for some time now, and he'd be one of my favourite KPPs in the draft - I'm still not entirely sure where he goes, particularly whether others rate him as highly as I do. But he did receive a Draft Combine invite, so that's a good sign to suggest I'm not completely wrong about him. His development as a player has been quite good to watch over the last couple of seasons, with a growth spurt taking him from tall midfielder to genuine key position player. That time spent in the midfield has certainly helped his running game, which is always nice in a tall. He has spent time up forward, and has done reasonably well with his strong marking. But, he is definitely a more natural defender. He reads the play quite well, rebounds nicely and has clean skills. Unfortunately he didn't get a lot of game time in the U18 Championships, and still does need to develop the physical side of his game. But what I like is that he has an air of confidence about him, and always seems to back himself in against his opponent. Always a good sign in a young tall, and should be able to back that up with performances once he gets stronger.
Mike__
 

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