Sam’s a great kid! Working hard and dedicated. Wants to be number 1 pick. Not sure of the details but I heard he was unhappy with the Pies and Swans interview processes. He’s willing to go interstate too! I see him pretty regularly. Would be a great pick up for any team including North.
Would be shocked if he went out side the top 10.I’m not sure we need to pick a player who won’t play next year due to an ACL.
There will be too many other quality players around our pick that won’t have the injury risk.
In the event kemp slide to the mid teens we could look to live trade to get him then.
He was top 4 before the injury. Max King still went at 4 last year coming off an ACL. I think a team like the Swans could still take Kemp at 4. Also if Freo have 5 & 6 (Hill) they also might look at taking him as a long term project.Touch and go I think.
He was a sure thing before the knee.
I can see some clubs over looking him in favour of guys who test well at the combine!
We’ll see though!
There you go. Read a couple of reports on him after the talk in this thread and the themes were how he could project well as a KPF turned mid, has good acceleration, marking and strength.From AFL Draft Central: "He knows how to hit the scoreboard and has a long kick but could tidy it up when at full-speed."
Sounds a bit like Ziebell.
You'd be kicking yourself if you missed the next Fyfe or Bont but a low disposal type hybrid mid coming off an ACL is a greater than usual risk you'd usually want to take with a top ten pick.There you go. Read a couple of reports on him after the talk in this thread and the themes were how he could project well as a KPF turned mid, has good acceleration, marking and strength.
But not that info on his use or midfield craft. Sounds a bit too speculative for a top 10 pick for mine.
So watch him now become the next Kouta..
Hope you’re right, but there’s a real chance they are gone by the time Gold Coast’s priority pick and GWS’ academy selection bumps our first down to pick 9.Looks like one of Serong/Ash/Young/Flanders will be available at our pick, can't go wrong with any of that lot. Kemp could very well be the best in it (same for Luke Jackson) but unless we've got a second 1st rounder the risk looks too great imo