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Discussion in 'Adelaide' started by Bicks, Feb 10, 2017.
And mark down Connor Rozee for 1st round 2018...
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Where is he from again Bicks ?
SA, played in the U18 game the other day and did some nice things, looks a real prospect, won the MVP last year at the U16 Championships.....Another from the Roosters "nursery"...
That's right ! Got a feeling he plays cricket for east Torrens as well
What makes you so sure of that??
what do you make of his stabby kicking action?
seems to tick every other box, the way he moves makes it looks like he's playing guys a grade below.
you're gonna give that shit up, concentrate on g̶o̶l̶f̶ footy
He's a gun . Will make a great mid at 190 and be able to rest forward . Country kid which I like
So, no chance we'll get him then?
Swatting them away like flies
Where will Fogarty land in the draft ya reckon Bicks ?
At this stage the talk is top 5 with the chance if he franks his form late in the season possibly No.1, but there's still a lot of water to go under that bridge yet.
Brisbane not happy re Academy picks and of concern to us is the father/son rule [Jackson Edwards] possibly being modified..
Wouldn't expect anything less
Is he u/19s? Like that one...man child and some nice tricks too. I like that he was in the guts as well as chb
If we happen to finish in that 5-8 bracket and there is no bid on Edwards (i see him 10-15) and no bid comes in, one we seriously look at is Hunter Clark.
Crowden is very much worth a look in late draft. Even more so considering the potential loss of picks matching an Edwards bid
Can we draft some spare Hamstrings.
Just as insurance.
Rhy Gieschen Northern Knights Talent Manager rates their 2017 top draft prospects... [Matthew Signorello's TAC team]
TOP 2017 NAB AFL DRAFT PROSPECTS:
Nick Coffield (18 games, ave. 13 disposals in 2016): “Nick’s an intercept-marking, rebounding backman with very good speed and agility. He has a really good, long, penetrating right foot. We’re probably going to challenge him to be the best intercept, rebounding backman in the TAC Cup this year. He’s always played footy but he’s also been a pretty high-level basketball player as well. He goes to school at the footy factory out at Whitefriars where he’s the football captain – he also has good leadership skills.”
Patrick Naish (nine games, ave. 17 disposals and four marks in 2016): “Patrick possesses the ability to run and carry with the football and we think he’s going to be a good inside-50, goal-assist type of player this year. He has a beautiful long, penetrating right foot kick. He’s really improved his running – both his sprint and endurance – over the off-season and become a bit more powerful. He’s father-son eligible for Richmond (see below for more) and in the AFL Academy.”
Ethan Penrith (17 games, ave. 13 disposals and four tackles in 2016): “Ethan had a really good season last year predominantly as a rebounding, running small backman. He possesses an elite sidestep and burst from the contest, and really good run-and-carry ability. He’s an exciting type of player and will definitely catch the eye throughout the course of the year. He shows good leadership and is a good character. He’s indigenous and has done a lot of training with Carlton over the pre-season through their Next Generation Academy.”
Jack Petruccelle (two games, four goals in 2016): “Jack’s really exciting and has incredible athleticism. He was in the AIS Academy for basketball but has set his sights on football in 2017. He’ll probably play as a half forward type of player who can get up the ground and then use his pace to find space and really take the game on. He’s been working on developing his game sense and his kicking in the off-season and we’re really excited to see what he can do at TAC Cup level.”
POTENTIAL SURPRISE PACKETS:
Joel Naylor (seven games, ave. 10 disposals and four marks in 2016): “Joel’s a really strong-bodied key-position player and a really long, penetrating left-foot kick. His intercept/contested marking and ability to hit kicks that others can’t are probably his points of difference. We think he can have a real impact at either end of the ground.”
Marcus Lentini (pictured - 13 games, nine goals, ave. 24 disposals in 2016): “Marcus really came on last year. During the middle part of the season he had three games of 30, 33 and 36 disposals as a midfielder. He’s had a really good off-season working hard on his kicking and ball use, and has been in the gym getting fitter, stronger and faster.”
Alex Federico (eight games, ave. 12 disposals in 2016): “Alex has really good endurance and overhead marking ability. He’s a versatile player who has been training as a midfielder after playing the majority of last year down back.”
I think Edwards will be around pick 30-40
Has a lot of physical development to make and needs to get inside more this year and show his wares there as lacks speed
Very nice skill set and left foot which are massive ticks
I think he goes higher with his skill set, close to the best foot skills in this draft on what I've seen of the top contenders. Late 1st to Early 2nd is where I'd place him currently.......but it's early days and this again looks like a strong draft depth wise.
Really liked Ethan Penrith in both the games I saw him in last season, exhilarating speed and really takes the game on...
183CM | 68KG | WOODVILLE WEST TORRENS
A potential top 20 pick, Woodville West Torrens’ Andrew McPherson is a player who can gather the ball, go for a run and is then able to hit his team-mates lace out, which often results in a score. This was especially evident when South Australia took on WA in last year’s U18s Championships. McPherson was too strong for WA’s forwards in one-on-one contests, often taking intercept marks and providing excellent rebound. He finished with 20 possessions at 80% efficiency, six rebounding 50s and six marks to be named amongst the best. At the moment, McPherson’s best position is across half-back but his strong and disciplined style of play should see him get more midfield time in the future.– Lenny Fogliani
194CM | 81KG | WOODVILLE WEST TORRENS
With the potential to be one of the best key defenders in this year’s draft, Thomas Schmusch is a player any team can rely on to beat the opposition’s best forward. His ability to not only shut down opposition forwards, but to keep calm when pressure is applied makes him one of the most difficult players to negate as a key forward. This was especially evident in round 1 of the U18s Championships last year, when he held Allies’ spearhead Todd Marshall to only two possessions and a goal, while he accumulated eight possessions at 88% efficiency and took three marks. His size, skills and temperament make him a tantalising prospect, and if he improves his rebounding and his disposal exiting the defensive 50, his stocks will rise rapidly.– Lenny Fogliani
Inside Word: “Both Andrew (McPherson) & Tom (Schmusch) are involved in the AFL Academy and have been recognised as having the potential to play at the highest level. Andrew in particular, on the back of a good year in 2016, is progressing nicely and is completing his first pre season at Senior level; whilst Tom who is training with our Under 18s has had a slower start to year due to injury at the end of 2016 is slowly getting back into some condition. We expect and look forward to both Andrew & Tom to making significant contributions for SA in the National Championships and then return to the Eagles in the back half of the year to be challenged at Senior Level.” – WWT Talent Manager, Darren Hams
179CM | 74KG | NORTHERN KNIGHTS
Ethan Penrith is an exciting, rebounding defender that looks to take the game on and use his line-breaking speed to launch attacks out of the defensive 50. Despite his size, agility and attacking nature, Penrith is also very combative and isn’t afraid to get stuck in and win the contested ball. It is this trait which helped see him win the Knights’ Defensive Player of the Year in 2016 as a bottom ager. He managed 17 games for the Knights last year, averaging 13 disposals per game – but we can expect that to rise as he gets a more prominent role in 2017. He needs to work on his disposal, which can lack polish when he is at full tilt, but he has a very solid base to build on.
Nice to see GWS with a top 5 player on their academy list again...
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Make that 2 with Spargo 5th on that list
Will need to have a very big year with his size [lack of] to go top 10 though..