2018 Draft thread

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I’ve heard that next year is a Super Draft.
I've heard it is able to leap normal drafts in a single bound

i think we can still add to our list and bring in some good players with those kinds of picks.
Richmond drafted Rance at 17. We drafted Berry at 16.

Top five pick? We don't need no stinkin' top five pick
 

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Apparently the main reason Beams was given 4 years at the Pies is because they couldn't fit him in the salary cap if he got the same money he was on with us over the next 2 years so they spread the payment over 4 years to fit him in.

We don't have our own first rounder next season that belongs to the Dockers... I think:huh:
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Still got some good points there though. Could be another good draft.
 

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Apparently the main reason Beams was given 4 years at the Pies is because they couldn't fit him in the salary cap if he got the same money he was on with us over the next 2 years so they spread the payment over 4 years to fit him in.

We don't have our own first rounder next season that belongs to the Dockers... I think:huh:
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Geez Saint Kilda really are shit at everything. But GWS, that’s a good operation. Amazing list and always a strong draft hand as well.


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So we picked up some fast agile players that can win their own ball and work in traffic any reason they can't provide run and carry?
First year players could do it too, but I'm hoping the answer comes from Cox, Bailey, Allison and Witherden. 2nd and 3rd year players who can hold their own against opposition.
 

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First year players could do it too, but I'm hoping the answer comes from Cox, Bailey, Allison and Witherden. 2nd and 3rd year players who can hold their own against opposition.
I think Christensen makes a move to the back half next season too. Confident we have the solution to our run and carry already on the list.
 

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I think Christensen makes a move to the back half next season too. Confident we have the solution to our run and carry already on the list.
He is very smart in the back half. Seems to get more time and space allowing him to use the ball better. I like the idea of him down there more permanently.
 

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He is very smart in the back half. Seems to get more time and space allowing him to use the ball better. I like the idea of him down there more permanently.
offensively he is what we need. Defensively not so much. Can't see how having Rich, Witherden and Bundy down back will be any good. Witherden still a work in progress so he gets a pass for now as long as he shows improvement in that area.
 

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offensively he is what we need. Defensively not so much. Can't see how having Rich, Witherden and Bundy down back will be any good. Witherden still a work in progress so he gets a pass for now as long as he shows improvement in that area.
I've actually thought Rich's defensive work has been pretty good the last 2 years. He is decent one on one, chases hard and tackles pretty well. It's been his offensive game that hasn't been what it was before but I think defensively he's been solid
 
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I've actually thought Rich's defensive work has been pretty good the last 2 years. He is decent one on one, chases hard and tackles pretty well. It's been his offensive game that hasn't been what it was before but I think defensively he's been solid
I agree. Most of what has been attributed to him as poor defending largely seems to be failings of the zone and the whole defence rather than him individually; because you want Rich to be released by the zone rather than prioritising his personal defensive capability.
 

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I do wonder if it’s time for Rich to move back up the field a bit next season if we’re looking for more pace down back. Zorko, Neale, Robinson, Lyons and Rich as the more senior types rotating through the middle for mine.

I do wonder if it would hinder the oppositions ability to tag Zorko as hard.
 

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I do wonder if it’s time for Rich to move back up the field a bit next season if we’re looking for more pace down back. Zorko, Neale, Robinson, Lyons and Rich as the more senior types rotating through the middle for mine.

I do wonder if it would hinder the oppositions ability to tag Zorko as hard.
Not sure about that, he's probably our no.1 small defender now with no real competition for that spot.
 
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He is very smart in the back half. Seems to get more time and space allowing him to use the ball better. I like the idea of him down there more permanently.
Concur. Christensen looked a good fit at half back. Looked balanced and confident.
Indulge me, but in Alan I'm seeing shades of a mini Mal Michael.
Add a little on-field chemistry with young Cedric Cox; who I believe has ex-factor and the skills to be a great running Lions half back.
Cedric will frustrate with silly errors, but long term, with some astute mentoring from someone like Christensen, Cox could be a premiership play-maker.
 
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