2019 Draft

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THE_GUN

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Still have plenty more to watch but this draft is reminding me a lot of 2013 which was meant to be weak and has turned out to very strong in particular for midfielders. I can see quite a few midfielders who will likely go in the 20-30 bracket end up going to be big ball winners at the next level.

Recently watched the replay of WA vs VIC Country and if this game is anything to go off then Elijah Taylor will be our first pick if still on board and not considered too much of a flight risk. Carbon copy of Shane Edwards.
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Cooper Stephenson & Sam De Koning
 

Sir_Loin

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Possibly, or he might play wing. Either way, depth is important. Naish isn't a proven commodity yet, although I really like him.
Not sure Naish a winger tbh. Not in our system anyway. Both kmac and menadue are probably more typical types given their height and running power. Ellis yes given his running ability but you wouldn’t trust him under a high ball. Naishy just seems like a hbf to me. Smart, good user of the ball. Can accumulate. Like bachar.
 

Charlie Pannam

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Not sure Naish a winger tbh. Not in our system anyway. Both kmac and menadue are probably more typical types given their height and running power. Ellis yes given his running ability but you wouldn’t trust him under a high ball. Naishy just seems like a hbf to me. Smart, good user of the ball. Can accumulate. Like bachar.
Will be interested to see where Naishy can get to re his gut running. At this stage still a fair way off as we saw this year from his senior appearances where he started well but tired as the game went on
 

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Will be interested to see where Naishy can get to re his gut running. At this stage still a fair way off as we saw this year from his senior appearances where he started well but tired as the game went on
Young player. Same was said of Bolton. He’s running out games no problems at the moment.

Plus he can learn from one of the best if not best HBF in the league in bachar. Who btw hasn’t signed his contract yet.
 

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Cooper Stephenson & Sam De Koning
Haven't seen Stephenson yet, like his profile though and is someone I will try and look at sooner rather than later.

De Koning I've only payed attention to once (WA game) and he was very impressive in that game but not enough to go off. Interesting prospect especially given he has grown 14cm's in the last year and a bit. Moves incredibly well for a big man.
 

4tune8

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Thoughts on

Cooper Stephenson & Sam De Koning
Cooper Stephens


#25 Cooper Stephens


Geelong Falcons/Vic Country | Inside Midfielder
17/01/2001 | 188cm | 83kg






Geelong Falcons midfielder unfortunately fractured his fibula in in Round 3. Stephens is a huge loss for Vic Country as Falcons Talent Manager Mick Turner said he would not take part in the National Under 18 Championships next month. Stephens is a neat user of the ball, recording 65 per cent by foot, and in the two games before his injury, Stephens averaged 26 disposals, 3.5 marks, 4.0 clearances and ran at more than 60 per cent contested possessions.
August Ranking: #25
Last month: It was confirmed recently that a return for Stephens is not worth the risk, which means the Falcons co-skipper will be on ice for the remainder of the year as he has been for the majority of it. He might have slipped down the order a bit, but he could end up a value pick given what he showed last season as as bottom-ager.
 

juss

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Not sure Naish a winger tbh. Not in our system anyway. Both kmac and menadue are probably more typical types given their height and running power. Ellis yes given his running ability but you wouldn’t trust him under a high ball. Naishy just seems like a hbf to me. Smart, good user of the ball. Can accumulate. Like bachar.
Menadue isn't far off being traded, delisted or wanting out imo. Hasn't been able to crack AFL games for us. KMac is a soldier we all like, but not sure I see him breaking back in in future either.
 

GoTigers2015

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Luke Jackson is the best ruck in the draft, but could we draft him to play as a KPD? Was a gun basketballer so should be good at rebounding from the back line.

Posted this in the Trade thread:

Carlton has pick 8 (which could be 9 if Gold get a priority pick). Based on point values pick 9 is almost equivalent for picks 19 + 37 + 71 https://www.draftguru.com.au/pick-value-calculator#19,37,71,|9
Could even throw Dan Butler in as steak knives.

Go to the draft with 9, 20 (Brando compo), 38

If we did trade up to pick 9, there is a good chance that Luke Jackson will still be available. Recruiting him would also fit in with our policy of our first pick having a surname ending with N or S. Has happened 10 times in the last 14 years and in 7 out of the last 8 years. - 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011-2014, 2016-2018

Doubled up in 2017 and 2018 with Higgins / Collier-Dawkins.
 

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