2017 Draft thread

Discussion in 'Brisbane Lions' started by dlanod, Dec 18, 2016.

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  1. Billy Puller

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    Yep I've said it before from kinda club circles that have been right about a few things before. We aren't interested. Character > ability. Our culture rocks at the moment the club won't be drafting anyone that is even slightly questionable on that front.
     
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  2. Roylion

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    I would look at trading Pick 1 for say Carlton's Pick 3 (to pick up one of Rayner, Davis-Uniacke and Dow) and for another lower first rounder (maybe one of the picks that Carlton might get for Bryce Gibbs.). Be nice if Pick 2 arrives at Brisbane via Rockliff too but I'm not holding my breath about that. Also would like to see Jaidyn Stephenson at the club as well.
     
  3. jjami15

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    If we were to get a pick 2 I could see a LDU and Brayshaw combo. Both went to Hailebury which might help also.
     
  4. Lions Lions

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    Have spoken to a couple of people who do recruiting for a living and they said Rayner best player in the draft and if Brissy keep #1 he'd be the one.
     
  5. LongLion

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    I've liked Stephenson for quite a while as well but doesn't seem to be much talk from the club that we have an interest in him.
     
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    That's a long way off it being a sure thing that Brisbane will take him.

    I'm not sure there's any great surprise that some recruiters see him as the best player this year. But recruiters don't always get the final say and, further, there is room for differences of opinion.
     
  7. Billy Puller

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    Like how we would've taken Hugh at 1 last year
     
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    Brett Andersons's latest power rankings out today- https://www.sen.com.au/news/2017/10/06/2017-big-board-2-0-or-bolters-and-sliders-galore/

    1. Cameron Rayner
    2. Luke Davies-Uniacke
    3. Jaidyn Stephenson
    4. Paddy Dow
    5. Charlie Constable
    6. Adam Cerra
    7. Nick Coffield
    8. Sam Hayes
    9. Aaron Naughton
    10. Darcy Fogarty
    11. Aiden Bonar
    12. Jack Higgins
    13. Andrew Brayshaw
    14. Jarrod Brander
    15. Hunter Clark
    16. Nathan Murphy
    17. Oscar Allen
    18. Patrick Naish
    19. Ed Richards
    20. Noah Balta
    21. Connor Ballenden
    22. Matthew Ling
    23. Joel Garner
    24. Jordan Houlahan
    25. Lochie O'Brien
     
  9. jackess

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    Those names around pick 12 look pretty good.
     
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    And 21.
     
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    Just cant get excited with LDU. Feel like we can always get contested players later in the draft ala Patrick Cripps, Fyfe
     

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    Wouldn't be surprised if we take Fogarty at 12. Slipped down this year due to being injured but was rated pretty high at the end of last year.
     
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    Yep the Crows should be very happy with our second rounder.
     
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    I honestly don't see a huge talent gap between 1 and 15... at least compared to usual drafts. The problem is that these 25 names are about all this draft will give us. Very even but also very shallow according to a few.
     
  15. Lazza16

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    Don't need to just catapult to the next contest lol.
     
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    I'm warming to a LDU / Bonar combination. Adding those 2 to our young midfield along with Cameron/Ballenden/Hodge would be a pretty good off season i think. If Brayshaw gets to our pick 12 we won't be able to read his name out quick enough.
     
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    Actually, if we somehow managed LDU and Brayshaw i think our midfield would pretty much be done. Maybe take 1 more mid next year, but we could start looking at other needs just about.
     
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    LDU + Brayshaw or Bonar + Izak Rankine 2018 and we're set. 3peat 20 years on 2021-23.

    Pick 2 compo for Rocky and take Jaydin Stephenson or Paddy Dow as the icing on the cake.
     
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    We should bid on Naish just to piss Richmond off.


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    Yes, so then Richmond bid on Ballenden as payback.
     
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    Yeah, I think 2 or 3 midfielders would just about round it off in terms of establishing a core.

    The next few picks (either this year or next) could the. be used on "icing on the cake" type players - eg an elite small forward.
     
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    And a genuine quick and athletic outside wingman with good skills.
     
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    Looks like a great athlete and a real x factor type, but even in his highlights his kicking in uncontested situations is all over the shop.
     
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    Yep. Although, I reckon that's where we'd like to see Cedric ultimately so we'd be hoping one wing will prove to be covered.
     
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    True

    That's why our strategy is to bring in 3 guns with picks 1, 12 & 18/19 to complement the 4 (5 if you count Allison) last year. Adding Cameron with pick 18/19)
    The plan was always to draft 6-8 players in successive drafts in the top 20/25.
    That fact this is a shallow draft helps us as we will pick the best of the best (ie 3 of the top 20)

    From Brett Anderson's ratings
    - One of Rayner, Dow, LDU
    - One of Bonar, Higgins, Brayshaw
    - Ballenden

    Would also like Worpel

    All I know, is 3-4 really good players are getting drafted to the mighty lions
     
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