Welcome 2019 Draft Pick #42 - Ronin O'Connor

What’s your opinion?


  • Total voters
    8

Coopers

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 23, 2007
6,408
5,022
AFL Club
Adelaide
Is he really a beast? He just looks like a big kid?

Maybe when he's got 10 more kgs of muscle?

Anyway, as with all draftees, see him in a couple years, then we'll know if he's got something.
 

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Mr MysteryGuest

Premiership Player
Apr 4, 2015
4,414
4,476
AFL Club
Adelaide
Sounds like some people are disappointed with this pick, but I really like this sort of diamond in the rough type pick.

He will need to improve his outside game to make it, but if he can do it, as well add a bit of diversity to game, then he has the physical attributes to be a really damaging player.

Also for those wanted Rantall instead, he seems a bit too similar Schoenberg.
 

ShadeyP

Premiership Player
Jul 1, 2017
3,951
4,629
AFL Club
Adelaide
Have watched some highlights, he moves very distinctly through traffic. In a very interesting fashion... he reminds me of the lizard getting chased by snakes in the Attenborough footage. The ball is somewhere and he just pushes and pushes and then he is there

Looks like he could be handy down back from that footage .
 

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Soogle182

Debutant
May 3, 2009
94
60
AFL Club
West Coast
Just letting you guys know, I know the family well and have been following Ronin’s progress over last few years. You guys have picked up the most mouldable player in the draft. He will do and learn anything the coach asks him to learn. He’s not a bolter at this pick trust me, you won’t be let down. Reasons his stats don’t look as expansive as other midfielders is he performs team first roles such as lock downs prior to actually trying to pad his stats. Great selection. GWS were extremely keen!
 

Jarman3

Premiership Player
Oct 22, 2013
3,070
6,014
AFL Club
Adelaide
Usually but Ronin is worth your time. It’s an excellent movie done old school and DeNiro smashes it. Was the first thing I thought of when we drafted the guy.

They broke my watch!
Yeah, I love that movie. DeNiro and Reno are both awesome in it. Great old-school spy thriller / action movie.
 

97-98

Team Captain
Oct 11, 2004
575
387
AFL Club
Adelaide
Just letting you guys know, I know the family well and have been following Ronin’s progress over last few years. You guys have picked up the most mouldable player in the draft. He will do and learn anything the coach asks him to learn. He’s not a bolter at this pick trust me, you won’t be let down. Reasons his stats don’t look as expansive as other midfielders is he performs team first roles such as lock downs prior to actually trying to pad his stats. Great selection. GWS were extremely keen!
GWS interested you say?

Haha, there’s déjà vu for ya.
 

Golumless

I'm kind of a big deal on the east side
Jul 12, 2013
25,245
28,349
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Newcastle, Colorado Rockies.
No project player ready to go next year I think
Hard to say, 191/87 is not out of the question at the end of preseason which is more than enough to breakthrough. That said, the big issue is he doesn't rack up the ball, and it may take a season to get up to scratch with that. A likely 2021 debut, but well, it's going to depend on the SANFL.

I can't imagine us leaving him out for long if the penny drops quickly in the 2s, due to the point of difference O'Connor offers.
 

1970crow

Hall of Famer
Jun 7, 2011
30,716
32,141
AFL Club
Adelaide
Usually but Ronin is worth your time. It’s an excellent movie done old school and DeNiro smashes it. Was the first thing I thought of when we drafted the guy.

They broke my watch!
I’ve watched it over 10 times. If I’m flicking through channels and it’s on, then it’s on. Love the movie, but I don’t really get into car chases unless they’re short and sharp.
 

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