- Jun 15, 2005
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- AUFC, Everton, Sturt
Hawkins, Walker, Cripps, Hurn.....
All average players I guess.
Gould is going to be a monster.
Hawkins, Walker, Cripps, Hurn.....
All pends on the Edwards situation really.Did anyone see the article on AFL.com about how the 2020 draft will be the most compromised in history (Link below)?
I wonder if that changes our strategy. Like many I've felt like we need to protect our 1st next year at all costs because, well, it usually gets worse before it gets better, and that pick could be very high.
But just thinking outside the box a bit, are we better off swinging for the fences in this draft/trade period, knowing that we can go after Edwards with the F/S next year, and considering a huge proportion of the talent is already accounted for in the 2020 draft.
I'll bet with our current perception throughout the AFL, teams list managers will be clamoring for a shot at our 2020 1st round pick. Would probably pay a kings ransom for it!
I know its a super risky strategy, but it could also have a exceptionally high pay off!
The more the better IMO ... with potentially trading out a lot of in-their-prime players this year we might be able to get a good number of good picks and really stockpile talented youth. This is probably the first time we get to do this since our start up concession days?...
We've already got plenty of talent in the reserves that need significant AFL game time next year in Jones, McHenry, Fog, McAdam, Berg, McPherson*, Gooch, Stengle and Davis.
Then on top of that (pending trades) we have our Pick 3, and pick ~20 from next year most likely looking to get at minimum a taste of AFL football. Potentially more if some of the high profile trades being touted happen.
2020 draft Edwards looks like a top 10 imo should we get access to him, Borlase maybe mid draft. Butts, Hamill and Scholl will all be demanding game time by then.
That's a lot of youth to run through in the 2020 season, and another 4 almost definitely needing a good run at it in 2021. Imo, we shouldn't be stocking up on picks this year anymore than we already have. I'd be open to trading 3 for a two mid-high firsts to pick up a Gould/Stephens/Flanders/Robertson etc combo, but otherwise we're just stacked for youth.
*Depending on injury
Issue we'd have there is retention.The more the better IMO ... with potentially trading out a lot of in-their-prime players this year we might be able to get a good number of good picks and really stockpile talented youth. This is probably the first time we get to do this since our start up concession days?
Not all players we bring in will become great players but the more we can get, the better our chance of building a large list of good players.
Retention is always going to be a problem we have (while our SA population is 1/6 or less of Vic's).Issue we'd have there is retention.
Not many clubs can keep genuine talent in the twos and not leak them to big Vic clubs for unders.
If we actually do trade out a lot of players in their prime, so be it, take the picks and go for it. But personally I don't subscribe to the Laird/Crouches and other rumours going around.
Agree, it’s teams opinions as to whether he is versatile enough to play midfield which will determine his eventual draft position.I like Gould. He's just that in between size where you're not quite sure he'll fit in. Think he'd still be rated highly though. Great kick.
And these 3 players are?Spoke to some Sturt high ups today, they reckon 3 of there u18's will get drafted in the national draft, clubs has spoken with those players thoughout the year and then there's another 3 that could go rookie but said unlikey
One of the SA clubs has shown alot of interest in one of them, the other SA club not intrested
Talented youth improve in currency which allows the list to continually be upgraded.Retention is always going to be a problem we have (while our SA population is 1/6 or less of Vic's).
Having more talented youth means we'll have better choices of who to try to hang on to.