Preview 2019 AFL National Draft

Friday Night Lights

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I think you're actually saying the same thing. I thought Merlin007 was suggesting cashing out of next year to focus on this year?

The main way I'd imagine it working is trying to grab a stronger club's 1st and 2nd rounders this year in exchange for our 2020 1st rounder. This would depend on an outside perception we're not going to improve our ladder position.

For instance, would we gamble our 2020 1st rounder for West Coast picks 1 (14-18) + 2 (32-36)?

We then hit the draft with for example: 7, 15, 25, 33, 43. Not a bad hand to retool the list and keeps us out of overinvesting in the pre-selected minefield of 2020.
Like this.

Would also increase the possibility of trading for Papley and keeping our first pick.
 

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roos_fanatic08

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but that's the point, isn't it? swap our first next year for another first this year?
My mistake mate, Thought you were saying to swing this years first for next years, not the other way round.

Considering the number of NGA picks next year that could work in our favour. Especially if a certain team thinks we will fall down the ladder heavily.

Adelaide or GWS might be ones who will end up with a few picks inside the top 20 once all the trades ect have gone through.
 

Black2Blue

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Question to those in the know...as a midyear draftee, does Hosie move onto the rookie list?

With CZ moving to the senior list (currently at 39) and with Thommo, Wright, Hrovat, and Watson the departures, it looks like we effectively have 4 draft picks (7, 25, 43, 71) and 0 rookie picks. Is that our likely starting position pre trade & draft?
 

Firestarter

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Question to those in the know...as a midyear draftee, does Hosie move onto the rookie list?

With CZ moving to the senior list (currently at 39) and with Thommo, Wright, Hrovat, and Watson the departures, it looks like we effectively have 4 draft picks (7, 25, 43, 71) and 0 rookie picks. Is that our likely starting position pre trade & draft?

Yes.
 

the Ziebull

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Question to those in the know...as a midyear draftee, does Hosie move onto the rookie list?

With CZ moving to the senior list (currently at 39) and with Thommo, Wright, Hrovat, and Watson the departures, it looks like we effectively have 4 draft picks (7, 25, 43, 71) and 0 rookie picks. Is that our likely starting position pre trade & draft?
I reckon we will delist McKenzie to get a first round rookie pick

And hope we get the McGuinness guy or other NGA players to fill the cat B rookie spot
 

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the Ziebull

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McKenzie was a first round rookie pick in a stronger draft.
Yep and now he can go back in the pool and finish his recovery outside of our list while we choose again hopefully with better luck this time

And maybe one day he McKenzie might end up back on a list
 

Waussie

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He's tall enough to play ruck. Goodes was only about 192. Jackson can play that mobile Ruckman role or play as a third KPF and spend time in the ruck helping out an aging Ruckman. Means Larkey can play 100% as a forward.
Jackson's all around ability and mobility are more valuable than some plodding ruck.
Totally agree.
 

giantroo

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Ok guys, what's the knock on Tom Gribble, if any?

See below

Tom Gribble just win the JJ Liston. I called for us to rookie him back in 2012



Classic case of a kid who’s good at everything but maybe without that one elite trait that recruiters look for. He’s still relatively young, gets lots of ball, no obvious flaws (at least that I’m aware of). Worth a rookie pick?

Edit: Good runner, averaged 30 touches and 7 clearances. What’s not to like?
Possibly Partington is a better kick. There were questions on Gribble’s kicking during his draft year, but he was actually a good kick as a junior and I believe it’s an aspect of his game he’s continued to focus on.

But I reckon we’re screaming out for an athletic onballer who can win heaps of it and contribute at clearances (aka the Gribbler).
Very poor kick and from what I’ve been told doesn’t have the best attitude either. Same reasons Jye Bolton and Hayden Scholithe haven’t been picked up.
 

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