List Mgmt. 2016 Draft discussion - PSD & RD Monday, Nov 28 4pm

RandB

Premium Platinum
Sep 9, 2007
14,618
9,391
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
MUFC Norwood
Currently no 1st rounder and our 2nd round pick touted for Hibberd.

Scope for discussion is a little narrow atm

Picks however may come our way via trades and 3rd rounder speculation is such fun...

KEY DATES
  • The NAB AFL Draft heads to Sydney in 2016. The draft will be held on Friday, November 25.
  • The NAB AFL Pre-season and Rookie Drafts will be held from 4pm on Monday, November 28.
Edit: Updated to reflect end of trade period.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Demon 16

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 25, 2009
10,026
5,722
Melbourne
AFL Club
Melbourne
It'll be really interesting to see which way we go.

You wouldn't think we'd want to delist 7 or 8 players for a bunch of picks in the 40s to 70s.

Well either lay pretty low and retain a few players that we weren't expecting (Dunn, Michie, Grimes, JKH, Garland, Terlich, Pederson, Newton, Dawes, Jones etc), or we'll pull a couple of surprise trade moves with a senio player or 2.
 

Experimental

SUNSATIONAL
May 20, 2012
6,972
9,453
Brisbane
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Other Teams
Green Bay Packers
I'm absolutely not trolling, so I apologise in advance if it comes across that way, but I was wondering what Dees fans think of having trade out their 2016 first round pick? Given the link to Hibberd with your second rounder, and the Dees still being in rebuild mode (almost finished, mind you), I'm wondering if what the general consensus is - whether it was worth it or not.

Cheers.
 

Theseventhhamster

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 20, 2005
12,718
8,369
Hell
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Milwaukee Bucks
I'm absolutely not trolling, so I apologise in advance if it comes across that way, but I was wondering what Dees fans think of having trade out their 2016 first round pick? Given the link to Hibberd with your second rounder, and the Dees still being in rebuild mode (almost finished, mind you), I'm wondering if what the general consensus is - whether it was worth it or not.

Cheers.
We're happy to have gotten the Weid and having got a year of development into him that a 2016 pick obviously wouldn't have.
 

TheCount

Moderator
Oct 13, 2015
8,506
12,215
Brisbane
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Blackhawks, Packers
I'm absolutely not trolling, so I apologise in advance if it comes across that way, but I was wondering what Dees fans think of having trade out their 2016 first round pick? Given the link to Hibberd with your second rounder, and the Dees still being in rebuild mode (almost finished, mind you), I'm wondering if what the general consensus is - whether it was worth it or not.

Cheers.
It was a calculated risk to take two picks in the top 10 last year, rather than one each year. Knowing we needed another key forward that would take time to develop. There is also the fact that this years draft crop is seriously lacking in the Key Forward stakes.

Im not all that worried about not having a pick to the 3rd round. Still plenty to play out between now and then, but Casey are playing in a VFL Grand Final next week on the back of our depth.
 

Proper Gander

Owl whisperer and secret agent
Feb 15, 2015
15,884
25,980
Port Melbourne
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Mt Buller Demons
I'm absolutely not trolling, so I apologise in advance if it comes across that way, but I was wondering what Dees fans think of having trade out their 2016 first round pick? Given the link to Hibberd with your second rounder, and the Dees still being in rebuild mode (almost finished, mind you), I'm wondering if what the general consensus is - whether it was worth it or not.

Cheers.
I thought it was a good idea at the time, and haven't had any reason to change my mind on that at this point. There are so many very inexperienced players in Melbourne's best 22 that there comes a point where you have to cease looking for solutions in the draft and focus on getting games into the group across the board. Anyhow, there is always the tantalising possibility of picking up a low pick unknown like Jayden Hunt that turns into a gun.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

DemonTim

Cancelled
Jul 18, 2013
11,393
8,054
AFL Club
Melbourne
Wouldn't mind taking a punt on Oscar from Casey, been there one year after playing EFL and pushed Max king out of the seniors side and played second ruckman there. Won the development league B&F off 12 games too
 

Gysberts2Bate

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 12, 2013
15,289
17,739
Melbourne
AFL Club
Melbourne
I'm absolutely not trolling, so I apologise in advance if it comes across that way, but I was wondering what Dees fans think of having trade out their 2016 first round pick? Given the link to Hibberd with your second rounder, and the Dees still being in rebuild mode (almost finished, mind you), I'm wondering if what the general consensus is - whether it was worth it or not.

Cheers.
The major reason we did the deal was in order to move up from pick 6 to pick 3 last year in order to swoop on Clayton Oliver. IMO Oliver will end up being the best player from the draft except perhaps for Weitering so it will have been well worth it.

On a 2016 note, fingers crossed we can pull another Jayden Hunt out of the bag with our third rounder. Otherwise this draft will end up looking a lot like 2011 for us.
 

Tulip

Hall of Famer
May 3, 2009
32,036
25,731
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Tottenham
The major reason we did the deal was in order to move up from pick 6 to pick 3 last year in order to swoop on Clayton Oliver. IMO Oliver will end up being the best player from the draft except perhaps for Weitering so it will have been well worth it.

On a 2016 note, fingers crossed we can pull another Jayden Hunt out of the bag with our third rounder. Otherwise this draft will end up looking a lot like 2011 for us.
Don't be so down on 2011 just yet, Taggert's folks have the car packed for the trip down from Shep - just waiting for the call from Neeldy.
 

Marc_Remillard

Angel of the Abyss
Jan 4, 2015
5,964
6,308
AFL Club
Melbourne
I haven't even looked at any draft
I'm absolutely not trolling, so I apologise in advance if it comes across that way, but I was wondering what Dees fans think of having trade out their 2016 first round pick? Given the link to Hibberd with your second rounder, and the Dees still being in rebuild mode (almost finished, mind you), I'm wondering if what the general consensus is - whether it was worth it or not.

Cheers.
Definitely worth it, will end up being one of those win/win trades for both clubs.
 

schmuttt

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 12, 2014
19,798
29,614
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
West Ham United
I'm absolutely not trolling, so I apologise in advance if it comes across that way, but I was wondering what Dees fans think of having trade out their 2016 first round pick? Given the link to Hibberd with your second rounder, and the Dees still being in rebuild mode (almost finished, mind you), I'm wondering if what the general consensus is - whether it was worth it or not.

Cheers.
Saw it as a risk at the time but after watching Oliver and Weideman this year, I'm very confident it'll turn out well for us long term.
 

TheCount

Moderator
Oct 13, 2015
8,506
12,215
Brisbane
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Blackhawks, Packers
After watching the replay of the Scorps game today, I'd be pretty keen to draft Keilty, and at least Rookie Smith and McInerney. Suitably impressed with the three of them.
 

Proper Gander

Owl whisperer and secret agent
Feb 15, 2015
15,884
25,980
Port Melbourne
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Mt Buller Demons
After watching the replay of the Scorps game today, I'd be pretty keen to draft Keilty, and at least Rookie Smith and McInerney. Suitably impressed with the three of them.
Yes. I liked them. And for some weird reason I decided early in the match mcInerney was terrible but I have no idea what I was basing that on, then I felt bad about it because I totally changed my mind. Keilty looks promising - I talked to some guy on the day and he reckons someone will definitely pick him up. I have no idea what his knowledge or authority is, but he sounded convincing.
 

honeybadger

Debutant
Aug 17, 2016
69
92
AFL Club
Melbourne
Yes. I liked them. And for some weird reason I decided early in the match mcInerney was terrible but I have no idea what I was basing that on, then I felt bad about it because I totally changed my mind. Keilty looks promising - I talked to some guy on the day and he reckons someone will definitely pick him up. I have no idea what his knowledge or authority is, but he sounded convincing.
Haha I was the exact same regarding Mcinerney! Think it was that handball into the man on the mark on the wing early in the game, and also his lanky appearance that did it for me
 

harry000

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 9, 2015
8,150
12,494
Melbourne
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
New England Patriots
Upgrade Wagner could be a possibility.

DemonTim what do you think about picking up Declan Kielty with a late pick? Or rookie pick? Looks like he'd add depth at either end of the ground.

Also, do you think Joel Smith will be ready for senior footy next year? or elevation of rookie status? He looked really solid on the weekend when Salem went down he filled that role really well.
 

DemonTim

Cancelled
Jul 18, 2013
11,393
8,054
AFL Club
Melbourne
Upgrade Wagner could be a possibility.

DemonTim what do you think about picking up Declan Kielty with a late pick? Or rookie pick? Looks like he'd add depth at either end of the ground.

Also, do you think Joel Smith will be ready for senior footy next year? or elevation of rookie status? He looked really solid on the weekend when Salem went down he filled that role really well.
I've been a big fan of Declan this year, he's played really well in defense (and now forward too). Would definitely be happy with us picking him up. He has a connection to the club, knows the game style, and has done training sessions with melbourne throughout the year. Would definitely be worth picking up

I would say smith will be elevated. The kid reads the play better than some blokes who have been in the system years, is hard at it, has good leap and pace, and a decent shoe. Hoping both are on Melbournes list next year

Throw in Oscar and I would be a happy man.
 

harry000

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 9, 2015
8,150
12,494
Melbourne
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
New England Patriots
I've been a big fan of Declan this year, he's played really well in defense (and now forward too). Would definitely be happy with us picking him up. He has a connection to the club, knows the game style, and has done training sessions with melbourne throughout the year. Would definitely be worth picking up

I would say smith will be elevated. The kid reads the play better than some blokes who have been in the system years, is hard at it, has good leap and pace, and a decent shoe. Hoping both are on Melbournes list next year

Throw in Oscar and I would be a happy man.
Oscar McInerney? I was actually thinking he'd be worth at least a rookie position to cover Gawn/Spencer. Looks like he could even be more damaging forward than Spencer. First I've seen of him on the weekend. Took him a bit to work into the game but looked solid up forward later on and definitely serviceable in the ruck.
 

TheCount

Moderator
Oct 13, 2015
8,506
12,215
Brisbane
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Blackhawks, Packers
Oscar McInerney? I was actually thinking he'd be worth at least a rookie position to cover Gawn/Spencer. Looks like he could even be more damaging forward than Spencer. First I've seen of him on the weekend. Took him a bit to work into the game but looked solid up forward later on and definitely serviceable in the ruck.
Yeah i agree, McInerney In, Max King Out
 

DemonTim

Cancelled
Jul 18, 2013
11,393
8,054
AFL Club
Melbourne
Oscar McInerney? I was actually thinking he'd be worth at least a rookie position to cover Gawn/Spencer. Looks like he could even be more damaging forward than Spencer. First I've seen of him on the weekend. Took him a bit to work into the game but looked solid up forward later on and definitely serviceable in the ruck.
I'd be happy to use a late pick on him. Kids gone from EFL, to development league, to seniors in the space of 12 months, and won the development league B&F from half a year
 

harry000

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 9, 2015
8,150
12,494
Melbourne
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
New England Patriots
I'd be happy to use a late pick on him. Kids gone from EFL, to development league, to seniors in the space of 12 months, and won the development league B&F from half a year
I wonder if hell be on the radar of other clubs.
 
Top Bottom