Preview 2019 AFL National Draft

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Sam Flanders' hopes of being a top-10 pick were increased. His explosive streak came through the tests – he was among the best for the vertical jump and agility – and backed it up by reaching level 21.3 in the YoYo.



After that it's interesting. Flanders, Caleb Serong, Lachie Ash, Dylan Stephens and Hayden Young were among the likely early selections to test, with Young taking out the agility test (7.94 seconds), and Ash and Stephens also did well in pace and endurance tests.


Who will rise from here?
The draft position of ruckman Luke Jackson is fascinating. Clubs within the top-10 are considering taking the talented West Australian, while others are keen to get picks high enough to nab him. It would break with a trend, but he's ready to play and has some special skills for a ruck.
He is worth an inside 10 pick, not to many boys his size that are this mobile. A clean finished.
 

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For the men's Combine, club interviews will be held at the superboxes at Rod Laver Arena and medical screenings will take place at the MCG.


Margaret Court Arena will house the athletic Combine tests, such as the agility, speed, Yo-Yo and jump tests, while an arena for the 2km time trial has yet be locked in but will close the Combine on the final day.


However due to the move away from Marvel Stadium, the skills tests, which included kicking, handballing and goalkicking drills, will not be staged at this year's revised Combine structure.
 

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These kids have been kicking footy’s around for the past 2 years if the recruiters don’t know what their skills are like by now then they probably don’t deserve to have a job.
Agree, but shouldn’t they also know who can run fast and jump high?

If you’re going to run tests at least be professional about it.
 

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Agree, but shouldn’t they also know who can run fast and jump high?

If you’re going to run tests at least be professional about it.
They test at the beginning of the season, middle of the season (not published, done at club level) and at the combine. It’s more to test improvement/professionalism across the last 24 months more than anything.
 

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For the men's Combine, club interviews will be held at the superboxes at Rod Laver Arena and medical screenings will take place at the MCG.


Margaret Court Arena will house the athletic Combine tests, such as the agility, speed, Yo-Yo and jump tests, while an arena for the 2km time trial has yet be locked in but will close the Combine on the final day.


However due to the move away from Marvel Stadium, the skills tests, which included kicking, handballing and goalkicking drills, will not be staged at this year's revised Combine structure.
A multi million dollar enterprise just dropped a whole component of the screening process because a venue was unavailable.

You couldn' make this tripe up.
 

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Really interesting player imo. Aside from his speed, aggression and kicking, the thing that stands out for me is his intensity. I think that’s an intangible that can’t be measured in kids and is a very good indicator for those that are going to make it. Gould looks like Scott Thompson in that regard to me.

My 2 concerns with Gould are physical. 1: he is a beast of a kid. Hence you would think his scope for physical development is less than most others. 2: his height. He won’t be true key position height which sucks. Another 4-5 cm and we are talking top 5 for sure I think. But that said Sydney have built a defence on guys like Gould so maybe it’s not the be all and end all depending on who you pair him with down back.
 

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Really interesting player imo. Aside from his speed, aggression and kicking, the thing that stands out for me is his intensity. I think that’s an intangible that can’t be measured in kids and is a very good indicator for those that are going to make it. Gould looks like Scott Thompson in that regard to me.

My 2 concerns with Gould are physical. 1: he is a beast of a kid. Hence you would think his scope for physical development is less than most others. 2: his height. He won’t be true key position height which sucks. Another 4-5 cm and we are talking top 5 for sure I think. But that said Sydney have built a defence on guys like Gould so maybe it’s not the be all and end all depending on who you pair him with down back.
He looks like the kind of player you can pluck from the state leagues, exactly like Thompson or Tom Stewart. I reckon he'll slide out of the 1st round because of this and poor athletic testing. I certainly wouldn't be taking him with our first. Very much a natural footballer though, someone you could live trade up for if he's still on the board at pick 20ish.
 

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Inside midfielders by definition don't spread. We are covered for them.

I suspect you're referring to burst centre square midfielders (Dangerfield/Judd types). Blokes that hit the ball at speed.

Based on what I have seen, there won't be one available at our draft pick.
Yeah confident Jy, LDU, and TT will show plenty of burst from congestion consistently well 2021 onwards.
 

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He looks like the kind of player you can pluck from the state leagues, exactly like Thompson or Tom Stewart. I reckon he'll slide out of the 1st round because of this and poor athletic testing. I certainly wouldn't be taking him with our first. Very much a natural footballer though, someone you could live trade up for if he's still on the board at pick 20ish.
Poor testing? That’s interesting. What aspect was poor?
 

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Malcolm Rosas


15. MALCOLM ROSAS

DOB:27/06/2001
Height:175 cm
Weight: 64 kg
Debut:Round 19 - 2018 vs Redland Bombers
Games: 8
2019:5
Goals: 4
2019:4

PLAYER BIO
After earning his spot in the Futures Under 17s team that played in the 2018 AFL Grand Final curtain raiser game, Malcolm ‘Mally’ Rosas has proved that he is certainly a player to watch. In 2018 fresh off a successful under 16s national campaign representing the NT, where he was given All-Australian honours for averaging 18 disposals, 4.5 inside 50s and four tackles per game, Rosas made his NEAFL debut in Round 19 against Redland. Known for his elite speed and athleticism, Rosas first played for the Darwin Buffaloes Men’s Premier League side as a 15-years-old in the 2016/17 season before going on to play 16 senior games in the 2017/18 season and being awarded the competition’s Rising Star for 2018/19.

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175cm - that's not prohibitively short.
How does he go on lead guitar? Looks like a young Kirk Hammett.
 

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So they test them on athletics part but not the actual footballing stuff.

You just can’t make this s**t up
Yeah well for what it’s worth had MLB over here testing 12-15 year olds. Literally no skills, all athletics. No fielding, batting, accuracy etc, just measures running speed, horizontal leap, pitch velocity, throw velocity off a hop, and bat swing speed. The rest they reckon they can coach/teach!
 

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I don't get too hyped about this athletics stuff.

Bring on the kicking tests.
Tend to agree with you mate, however old Bread Mac could kick it as good as anyone we’ve seen but couldn’t get near it. 2 way running ball magnets is the only way. I like Stephens and Rantall as both seem to fit that category, Stephens less of a magnet though, but takes em on.
 

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STATE COMBINE RESULTS
See the best results from the 2019 Rookie Me State Combine, with a number of Hard Yakka / Totally Workwear VFL players featuring.


STANDING VERTICAL JUMP
Andrew Courtney (Sandringham Dragons): 81cm
Joel Ottavi (Williamstown): 79cm
Ayce Taylor (Northern Knights): 78cm
Alex Cincotta (Geelong VFL): 77cm
Nigel Lockyer (NT Thunder): 76cm

Best at National Combine: Miles Bergman (Sandringham Dragons) 77cm

Combine record (89cm): Jordan Gallucci (ex-Eastern Ranges) in 2016 and Aiden Bonar (ex-Dandenong Stingrays) in 2017

RUNNING VERTICAL JUMP
Jeremy O’Sullivan (Calder Cannons): 96cm
Andrew Courtney (Sandringham Dragons): 94cm
Jake Riccardi (Werribee): 92cm
Bigoa Nyuon (Dandenong Stingrays): 92cm
Brodie Newman (Calder Cannons): 92cm
Nathan Stewart (Calder Cannons): 92cm

Best at National Combine: Brady Rowles (Bendigo Pioneers) 98cm

Combine record (103cm): Kyron Hayden in 2017

20-METRE SPRINT
Bigoa Nyuon (Dandenong Stingrays): 2.855
Ryan Gardner (Northern Knights): 2.927
Lachlan Gawel (Eastern Ranges): 2.929
Sam Lowson (Coburg): 2.930
Nigel Lockyer (NT Thunder): 2.933
Kaden Schreiber (Oakleigh Chargers): 2.934
Blake Kuipers (Dandenong Stingrays): 2.939

Best at National Combine: Sam Philp (Northern Knights) 2.867 seconds

Combine record (2.75 seconds): Joel Wilkinson in 2010

AGILITY TEST
Bior Malual (Werribee): 8.018
Louis Pinnuck (Werribee): 8.069
Toby Mahony (GWV Rebels): 8.084
Ben Jungfer (NT): 8.140
Sam Durham (Murray Bushrangers): 8.171

Best at National Combine: Hayden Young (Dandenong Stingrays): 7.940 seconds

Combine record (7.77 seconds): Stephen Hill in 2008

YO-YO TEST
Bior Malual (Werribee): 21.8
Ben Worme (Bendigo Pioneers): 21.6
Zak Pretty (Eastern Ranges): 21.5
Kieren Parnell (NT): 21.5
Jared Dakin (Tasmania Devils): 21.3
Frank Anderson (Northern Blues): 21.3
Harry Loughnan (Sandringham Dragons): 21.3
Corey Watts (Sandringham Dragons): 21.3
Blake Kuipers (Dandenong Stingrays): 21.3


Best at National Combine: Jay Rantall (GWV Rebels) level 21.8
Combine record (level 22.4): Andrew Brayshaw (ex-Sandringham Dragons) in 2017
 

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