Review 2014 draft revisited.

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Snake_Baker

L'enfant terrible
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Apr 24, 2013
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It wasn't a memorable draft mate.

Check out the top 10. How many of these blokes will play 200 games?

Durdin is at the turning point, and Ed probably would have 50 games under his belt if not for a shithouse run with injury.

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roos_fanatic08

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 21, 2008
20,978
32,680
Vic
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North Melbourne
Garbage draft.

Durdin still has a chance to make something of his career but it isn’t looking good at this stage. Neilson was a real reach on draft night, Toby McLean would’ve been handy. EVW has a lot of potential but injuries haven’t allowed him a good run at it. Hopefully he gets an extended chance soon.

Higgins and Waite were the only reason we done well in that off season! Both have/were incredibly valuable pick ups.
 

TennisPlayerAndy

Klay Thompson's Headband
Apr 1, 2008
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I might be on my own here, but I don’t see it with EVW.

A good ordinary player, with serious injury issues.
 

Jabba the Trump

Club Legend
Oct 3, 2017
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Drafting 3x tall defenders with your first three picks was never particularly good list management. You can talk about best available all you like but they weren't all best available.
 

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Passmore

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May 22, 2001
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They knew they had hidden one, and we must have been the only club that unearthed him.

Interesting that we rated Durdin ahead of him.
It’d be ******* nice going into the next few years with Andrews at FB and Tarrant zoning off.

Hopefully Sam can get something going.


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groo

All Australian
Apr 18, 2009
720
317
geelong
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North Melbourne
We were keen on Cockatoo and Geelong were keen on Durdin. Late in the piece Geelong swapped their thoughts to Cockatoo and subsequently we jumped on Durdin.

Both clubs still have their fingers crossed
 

RobZombie

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May 18, 2012
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They knew they had hidden one, and we must have been the only club that unearthed him.

Interesting that we rated Durdin ahead of him.
Wasn't just us. Everybody did. He wasn't a controversial reach at 16, unlike Nielson. He was viewed as a versatile tall, a swingman who could ruck and skilful for his size. Andrews is more pure stopper, and bloody good at it, but not the type that gets rated as a 1st round prospect.

Through bad luck, bad management, or a bit of both, all our swingman types seem to have ended up as KPDs.
 

Snake_Baker

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Wasn't just us. Everybody did. He wasn't a controversial reach at 16, unlike Nielson. He was viewed as a versatile tall, a swingman who could ruck and skilful for his size. Andrews is more pure stopper, and bloody good at it, but not the type that gets rated as a 1st round prospect.

Through bad luck, bad management, or a bit of both, all our swingman types seem to have ended up as KPDs.
Not claiming that mate, and I remember Matt Rendell rating him the best KPD in the draft.

Still learning, however I would want to see more strength wise against the big KPF's and some more offensive footy from Sam.

Big year for Sam.
 

RobZombie

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Not claiming that mate, and I remember Matt Rendell rating him the best KPD in the draft.

Still learning, however I would want to see more strength wise against the big KPF's and some more offensive footy from Sam.

Big year for Sam.
Big year for a lot of guys. I'll choose to be optimistic with the new coaches and vibe around the place.
 

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