You're not including our swoop on delisted free agent Ben Newton as a coup? Seems Daniel Cross was another delisted free agent, as was Aidan Riley who I had forgotten had played for us. Byrnes is our only actual free agent (unrestricted), but also LeverPuller 's favourite former Cat was another delisted effort.I think Shannon Byrne's was our last genuine Free Agency pick.
Agree.My clear preference would be to take pick 2 to the draft and get best available, that’s the only way for this club right now to get full value out of it. Taking it to the trade table looks like a concession just waiting to happen.
Yeah but half of these draft picks were SOS, clearly his strike rate is below average.Also this sooking about only being 2 good players is nonsense. Here is the top 10 picks of 6 drafts recently and then 3 consecutive picks between 8-11 in the same year
(Note I didn't even research this, just picked a random number to start drafting at, I could very easily have picked the 3 best players outside the top 5 each year and made this a much easier win)
Heppell, Prestia, Gorringe
Patton Coniglio Tyson
Tomlinson, Sumner, Greene
Whitfield, O'Rourke, Plowman
Mayes, Vlastuin, Daniher
Boyd, Kelly, Billings
Salem, Freeman, Sheed
McCartin, Petracca, Brayshaw
Wright, Moore, Cockatoo
Weitering, Schache, Mills
Mckay, Milera, Curnow
In my opinion in 5 of the 6 years ( happy to concede the Brayshaw Petracca year so 4) the 3 picks taken if the draft started at 8 or 9 are better than picks 1-2-3
Such a ridiculous over reaction to draft picks every year.
Dylan Stephens sounds really exciting - I'd be very interested if we were able to get him with a pick later than 2/3
This time last year it was North Adelaide's Connor Rozee who stole the show in the SANFL finals series to rocket up the draft boardwww.afl.com.au
Yes he does work for us. Rawlings is responsible for bringing Jay Lockhart to Casey to play VFL, who was subsequently drafted to Melbourne.Sorry for the intrusion. Does Jade Rawlings still work for you guys? He was at the TSL elimination final today so not sure if that means you've got interest in one of the Devils players who was playing (Dakin, Gadomski, or Burrows-Cheng) or if he was just back in Tassie on holiday, maybe both. Anyway thought that titbit might be useful.