Draft Review 2019 - Winners and Losers

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briztoon

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Not much really to report from the Lions draftees.

Robertson has looked pretty much like he did at the U18 champs. He moves well, has looked very good in match sims when winning and hand balling the ball out. His kicking, well that’s a work in progress. He’s a natural leader of the younger players. And he’s been doing extra work with Lachie Neale (along with Ely Smith and McCluggage) after training has finished.

Jaxon Prior has looked good as a HBF and is a very good left foot kick.

And Keidean Coleman has looked good as a small forward. But needs to improve his running.
 

HARKER

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Early stages of course -

National Draft -
Kemp #17 - Involved in straight line running and kicking also. Looks a great size already.
Philp #20 - Haven't seen the express speed he's renown for yet, but does manoeuvre well through traffic.
Ramsay #47 - Nothing standing out to date.

Rookie Draft -
Honey #3 - Really like him so far. Much quicker and more nimble than I expected to see.
Phillips #18 - Very slight but this guy kicks goals from any angle across his body. Is a talent but body some way off.
 

Mofra

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Rookie Draft -
Honey #3 - Really like him so far. Much quicker and more nimble than I expected to see.
I liked Honey pre-draft. I think he could well be a handy player.
Really good defensive side to his game IIRC. Jets boy, so as a westie I took an interest in him. Every team needs a player of that type.
 

THE_GUN

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Not much really to report from the Lions draftees.

Robertson has looked pretty much like he did at the U18 champs. He moves well, has looked very good in match sims when winning and hand balling the ball out. His kicking, well that’s a work in progress. He’s a natural leader of the younger players. And he’s been doing extra work with Lachie Neale (along with Ely Smith and McCluggage) after training has finished.

Jaxon Prior has looked good as a HBF and is a very good left foot kick.

And Keidean Coleman has looked good as a small forward. But needs to improve his running.
2 players im really looking foward to seeing for the lions this year are Ely Smith & Connor Mcfadyen , Both nig strong boys that i think have alot of talent and could be beast mids in coming years

Richmond: Hugo Ralphsmith really impressing with his speed,Agility and skill coaches are very impressed
 

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Sector 7G

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Aug 21, 2009
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if It’s common knowledge how come no one other than Carlton Supporters desperate to beat Richmond at anything have heard about it.

I”ve heard the direct opposite that we were never interested in Philp at 21 because he is the worst kick in the draft pool
Phelps kicking looked pretty good converting the goal after nailing Bianco in a tackle yesterday. Kicking in the rest of the game looked good. Very promising first hitout in Navy. Pace really stood out.

Find it very hard to believe he is the worst kick in the draft pool.
 

briztoon

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Phelps kicking looked pretty good converting the goal after nailing Bianco in a tackle yesterday. Kicking in the rest of the game looked good. Very promising first hitout in Navy. Pace really stood out.

Find it very hard to believe he is the worst kick in the draft pool.
Has his backstroke improved at all? Was always very good freestyle, butterfly and breaststroke.
 

HARKER

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I liked Honey pre-draft. I think he could well be a handy player.
Really good defensive side to his game IIRC. Jets boy, so as a westie I took an interest in him. Every team needs a player of that type.
Again looked good in that practice match against Collingwood on Thursday.
Honey doesn't mind a bit of agro either. Quite a competitive youngster that has a mature body and plays with a level of maturity.

Philp showed plenty also last Thursday and actually started in the 'main team' via the first few quarters...that actually had 7 quarters,
 

Warhorse

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Stephens looks a mile off. As someone with such a big body very disappointing. Looks a poor man's Josh Caddy in the midfield
 

Peel67skin

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Yes. I'm not going to spin it that Cooper Stephens looks like the next cripps because he doesn't. He looked an absolute mile off AFL. Sure, he has had an injury. I just expected more from someone with a mature body.

The others are long term prospects and have yet to show anything yet.
Could easily get a few good players in this year draft with three first round pick..
 

andleanback

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Aug 21, 2016
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Yes. I'm not going to spin it that Cooper Stephens looks like the next cripps because he doesn't. He looked an absolute mile off AFL. Sure, he has had an injury. I just expected more from someone with a mature body.

The others are long term prospects and have yet to show anything yet.
Why didnt taheny get a game first up/ will he be in the mix to play in the 2nd game?
 

Kangaroos4eva

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Mahoney did a few nice things against the dogs. Very composed, smart disposal and did the little things right.

Lacks a little bit of pace.

Comben has impressed the most.

Perez is a fair way off.

Bonar has shown a bit, but lacks a tank to challenge for a best 22 spot in my opinion.
 

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