Strategy 2016 Draft Needs

Discussion in 'Adelaide' started by Cleric, Apr 19, 2016.

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  1. cammo6556

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    Im expecting to see McClarty drafted in the main draft, maybe as high as the late second round based on what his Dad was saying about the levels of interest he has received. Will hopefully be a manageable thing somehow... Just need it to fall our way
     

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    Would be very happy with getting McLarty at 53 or later (not at 13 obviously, and I feel Lipinski is close to a certainty at 43). Not surprised he's received a lot of interest for earlier picks though, quite the underrated prospect by the wider media.
     
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    Poor early form probably related to his shoulder and pretty much a no show for the rest... Shame he couldnt be kept under wraps
     
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    I really think we need someone called Jonty on our list..... he could be an honorary member of the Rory Club
     
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    Bump!
     
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    Love your work Bicks, was hoping you would do a write up but you already have!
     
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    Like it Bicks!!
     
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    Good call on Himmelberg a few pages back as well....:thumbsu:
     
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    Have you got the full combine testing results for our new draftees?
     
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    Signorello didn't test [Shoulder], Himmelberg didn't test [Foot/Leg], Don't think Davis tested either due to injury, Jeffcrowe would know there, only the top ten are released to the public in each discipline, Galluci tested extremely well in all the athletic disciplines.
     
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    IIRC i posted the published results in the Gallucci thread?
     
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    Davis didn't test - had an injury end of year but got up for draft all stars game . If anyone wants to see any vision of him that game is on YouTube

    He'd test well in skill testing like clean hands and kicking . Not so good in running tests like sprint and 3k . But his agility testing would be above average and his vertical leap as well

    Needs a lot of work on his running , but there is upside here if he has been playing with sub standard fitness
     
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    National Draft Pick 38 Sean Darcy - Fremantle..
     
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    A great craftsman in ruck - good call Bicks
     
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    Stand by my observation on Darcy and English .....why would i change my opinion in a week?
     
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    :p:p:p .....
     
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    Just heard Anderson and he agreed

    He is a good technical ruckman WW , just needs to lose weight and get fit
     
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    Is that all .....did he think of perhaps doing that in readiness for his draft year ? ......Chris Yarren thought it easy too, and it's all in the mind with an actual desire ......so why not b4 :rolleyes:

    And sorry, i don't consider Brett Anderson the be all as far as drafting / trading ......if you believe him, then we really stuffed the draft ........so do you take what you want to hear, and ignore what you don't like??
     
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    Yep sometimes !!

    He's no monty to make it but Freo like him and he's got some talent so fair play

    How did crows go at draft ? I'd say around 7/10 so better than Anderson is saying , solid but not amazing . Galluci is a need but won't be in same class as Lever , Milera or Smith as 1st round picks . He will be a solid player in an area of need so solid pick
     
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    With a point of difference, not many Ruckmen around whose preferred tap is with the Left Arm.
     
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    I'm bored, so I've already been researching a bit about the 2017 draft class :p hoping we can get CCJ with a first, then Edwards with a later pick. Hunter Clark, Luke Davies-Uniacke and Joel Garner would have to be my favourites at the moment, though.
     
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    1st ruck?

    :D
     
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    If you didn't include Ethan Penrith your research was nowhere near comprehensive enough, I already gave you the heads up during the season, indigenous lad 180cm 74Kg, elite speed and endurance, agile, excellent foot skills, immense run and carry and not frightened to hit the contest hard either. Plays off half back/wing but a certainty to be a mid/forward as he progresses. Saw quite a few of the better Victorian under agers during the year and he was the standout. Couple of Rebels lads I expect to have big years Aiden Domic [Wingman] and Jordan Johnston [Medium Forward]
    From SA Darcy Fogarty is my No.1 prospect, another mid/forward around the 190cm, B.O.G. in the U17 All Stars game.
     
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    Penrith's another one that I like, although I just love the all-round games that Clark and LDU bring. If Fogarty continues his trajectory from this year he'll go top five at the least, I see a very, very dangerous mid/forward there. Can't comment on Domic and Johnston.
     
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    Was hoping like hell we might have rookied Jamaine Jones, love the way this kid plays, so pleased the Cats gave him a crack, wonderful story to see what he's been through and the persistence it must have taken to make something of himself.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/a...k=3f8c2e77bd522448863ff5064272ddd8-1480735546
    Geelong rookie Jamaine Jones finds somewhere to belong after a football journey full of twists and turns
    SCOTT GULLAN, Herald Sun
    December 3, 2016 10:00am
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    IT wasn’t quite a trance, but Jamaine Jones’ gaze was fixed on the empty stands around Simonds Stadium.

    “It’s just unreal,” he said several times as he slowly turned to take in his new home.

    Around him, the other Geelong recruits expressed similar delight about being handed an AFL lifeline.

    And while they all have a story to tell, none will rival Jones’s journey.

    “I have been everywhere,” he said with a smile.

    Born in Broken Hill, Jones, 18, was put up for adoption and ended up in a group home in Mildura, where he spent years waiting for someone to take him in.

    “I was pretty much the only one there — kids would come in and out but I was mainly by myself,” he explained.

    “Just not having anyone there and the adults looking after you wasn’t the best. Different people would come in, but you couldn’t really have a strong relationship with anyone.

    “It was lonely ... not having anyone, not having that love, I guess, sort of hurt me.”

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    Jamaine Jones plays for Heywood in last year’s South West District league grand final. Picture: Yuri Kouzmin
    Jones knew he had brothers and sisters but didn’t know where they were.

    That changed when he was 10. He was told a woman who had looked after his older brother wanted to meet him. Her name is Sue Lovett.

    She lived in Geelong with four kids of her own and Jones couldn’t believe his luck as he was welcomed into a proper family home, an environment in which he thrived.

    “I just went into an awesome, supportive family. It was unreal,” he said.

    They moved to Heywood in southwest Victoria for year 9 because Jones had been diagnosed with ADHD and Lovett thought a smaller school would help him.

    “Sue is awesome — she is sort of like my mum and dad,” Jones said.

    “I’ve met my dad a few times but he hasn’t had much to do with me. And with my original mum there was seven of us, including me.

    “I have an older brother. He’s an unreal footballer, but he threw it away.

    “I was the first one to graduate in my family. I was even the first one to go to high school.

    “And even in my adopted family I’m the first person to pass year 12.”

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    Geelong rookie Jamaine Jones’ journey has led him to Simonds Stadium. Picture: Nathan Dyer
    Recently Jones found out he had three sisters living in Winchelsea, only half an hour from Geelong.

    His football journey has also been one with lots of twists and turns.

    He played his first game in Geelong for the Belmont Lions at age 11 and was “shocking”.

    At Heywood he played in a senior premiership at 16, then joined North Ballarat Rebels in the TAC Cup, but it was his appearance in an interleague game in May this year that triggered his selection in Monday’s rookie draft.

    Jones had played one game for Portland in the Hampden league, but that was enough to get the skilful goalsneak into the interleague squad for a game against Ovens and Murray.

    He was named as an emergency and it was only because of a late withdrawal that he played.

    Geelong recruiting manager Stephen Wells was in the crowd at Warrnambool’s Reid Oval to scout another player, Cedric Cox (eventually taken by Brisbane Lions at No.24 in the national draft).

    But it was Jones who starred. He kicked three goals and was named best on ground, setting in train a series of events that saw him taken by the Cats with pick 48.

    Jones models his game on Hawthorn star Cyril Rioli — he is a speedy left-footer with a thirst for tackling.

    While his head is still spinning over the events of the past week, Jones smiled again when asked to sum up his remarkable life story.

    “I just wanted to make something out of myself,” he said.

    “I guess that drive came from not having anyone. I was always by myself, just pushing myself, I guess.”