List Mgmt. 2019 AFL National Draft Thread

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Pessimistic

TheBrownDog
Sep 13, 2000
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Just saw on the AFL website that the 3rd round pick we traded in for 2020 is actually tied to Essendon, not Brisbane or Collingwood. That makes next year's selections look a little better...

Traded in:
- Round two pick (tied to North Melbourne)
- Round three pick (tied to Essendon, on-traded by Collingwood, Brisbane)
- Round four pick (tied to Western Bulldogs)

Traded out:
- Round two pick to Melbourne

If North finish outside of the eight it means our 2nd rounder should be mid-20ish, while we will also have a pair of 3rd round picks. We could only hope that Essendon finish towards the lower end of the ladder, meaning their 3rd round might come in early-40ish. Definitely gives us a bit of flexibility to accumulate points for our own NGA prospect or to trade to other clubs keen to access picks for their own FS/NGA selections.
Lets say the dogs finish mid table, the pick will be worth about 100 'points'

this is how the bulldogs pick worked out (I think they were 64 originally) Hawks passed with the pick anyway

 

PenAndPaperJosh

Premiership Player
Oct 17, 2011
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So, you are basically saying "I'm three parts ignorant and pissing in the wind" however based on my lack of knowledge and my occasional superior name recognition this is the complete and ultimate assessment of all teams drafting?
I'm providing my opinion & considering I actually have watched a fair few (80%) of the draftees I thought I'd put together how I rank each team draft wise.

I could have easily come on here and claimed that I've seen them all play regularly but I clearly put in my post how I hadn't seen some of them at all or as much as others.

I'll also think you'll find there wouldn't be many people that weren't involved heavily as an AFL club recruiter that would know all the players drafted...
 

Furn2

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 27, 2012
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We didn't recruit Patton, Frost and Hartley to contend in 2022. We are going for it in 2020.

The reason we didn't draft for now is because its a silly strategy.

Firstly 2 out of 3 draftees are gone in 4 years or less having played a handful of games at most, so you're no1 goal with any pick is to pick 1 of the other 1/3 regardless of position and whether they can possibly contribute sooner.

Secondly 90% of players take at least a couple of years to do anything meaningful most even longer.

thirdly a lot of players end up playing different roles than they did in their junior years.
 

cryptor

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May 11, 2008
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We didn't recruit Patton, Frost and Hartley to contend in 2022. We are going for it in 2020.

The reason we didn't draft for now is because its a silly strategy.

Firstly 2 out of 3 draftees are gone in 4 years or less having played a handful of games at most, so you're no1 goal with any pick is to pick 1 of the other 1/3 regardless of position and whether they can possibly contribute sooner.

Secondly 90% of players take at least a couple of years to do anything meaningful most even longer.

thirdly a lot of players end up playing different roles than they did in their junior years.
Yep. Those guys are allowing us to contend in the short term while also giving us the best chance in the long term by allowing guys like Kozzie and Jeka time to develop rather than just be thrown into the deep end before they're really ready.
 

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