Review 2014 draft revisited.

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Snake_Baker

L'enfant terrible
Apr 24, 2013
51,995
100,064
inside your head
AFL Club
North Melbourne
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The Unicornia Reactants
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
20,015
29,128
Vic
AFL Club
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 Jumpshot
Apr 1, 2008
40,771
56,808
AFL Club
North Melbourne
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Liverpool, Raiders, GSW
I might be on my own here, but I don’t see it with EVW.

A good ordinary player, with serious injury issues.
 

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Jabba the Trump

All Australian
Oct 3, 2017
994
3,195
AFL Club
North Melbourne
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.
 

Passmore

Norm Smith Medallist
May 22, 2001
9,775
20,345
The Gasometer Wing
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Norf
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
700
280
geelong
AFL Club
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

Premium Platinum
May 18, 2012
6,667
17,045
Back In Town
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Jays, Leafs
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

L'enfant terrible
Apr 24, 2013
51,995
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North Melbourne
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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

Premium Platinum
May 18, 2012
6,667
17,045
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North Melbourne
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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.
 

King Corey

Moderator
Jun 9, 2001
23,370
63,219
Windy Hill Safe Injecting Room
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
St Johnstone
I can't stand them but...

Dogs get 6 players in 2014 who take them to a premiership 2 years laer.

Yet they're not as impressive as Collingwood who got some good players but didn't win anything in the next 5 years.
 

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