Academy 2020 Father/Son, NGA and Academy Prospects - The Compromised Draft

Pykie

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 17, 2006
16,230
31,500
AFL Club
North Melbourne
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Leeds United
I read a draft preview that said 22 of the projected top 40 are already aligned to clubs. Not sure where Western and Walker sit in the order. Do you have any idea?
It's just the scare mongering.

There might be 4-5 in the first round as a maximum imo.
 

PMBangers

All Australian
Nov 7, 2017
676
682
AFL Club
GWS
Other Teams
Manchester City
I read a draft preview that said 22 of the projected top 40 are already aligned to clubs. Not sure where Western and Walker sit in the order. Do you have any idea?
I'd assume in the top 40 the preview is talking about, but neither have been all that impressive to me yet
 

PMBangers

All Australian
Nov 7, 2017
676
682
AFL Club
GWS
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Manchester City
It's just the scare mongering.

There might be 4-5 in the first round as a maximum imo.
13 of the players from last year's futures game went undrafted, 3 that were drafted went in the rookie draft, things change in 12 months, I'd confidently say we won't see 22 academy/FS kids taken across the National draft at all, let alone the top 40
 

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andleanback

Team Captain
Aug 21, 2016
571
395
AFL Club
Essendon
13 of the players from last year's futures game went undrafted, 3 that were drafted went in the rookie draft, things change in 12 months, I'd confidently say we won't see 22 academy/FS kids taken across the National draft at all, let alone the top 40
Academy players sometimes get preference in those games so the clubs can have a look
 

Wayne Swan

Premium Gold
Sep 9, 2013
2,004
3,052
AFL Club
Sydney
Going a bit early on the daniher compensation pick. If he does decide to leave essendon will match any offer so Sydney will have to trade for him.
With two Academy players to pay for in the top 20 we won't be trading for Daniher who isn't a real need for us anyway. Let's see how JD goes in 2020 eh?

Four of the ten players in Twomey's 2020 10 players to watch list are tied to clubs.
 

andleanback

Team Captain
Aug 21, 2016
571
395
AFL Club
Essendon
With two Academy players to pay for in the top 20 we won't be trading for Daniher who isn't a real need for us anyway. Let's see how JD goes in 2020 eh?

Four of the ten players in Twomey's 2020 10 players to watch list are tied to clubs.
I think a few players will go past gulden due to his height. Thats not a bad thing for the swans if he ends up in the 2nd round.
 

Kwality

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 14, 2011
21,344
7,507
AFL Club
West Coast
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Renault F1
13 of the players from last year's futures game went undrafted, 3 that were drafted went in the rookie draft, things change in 12 months, I'd confidently say we won't see 22 academy/FS kids taken across the National draft at all, let alone the top 40
Is there a listing over the past couple of drafts to support the validity of of this conversation, got the ring of a beat up to me, e.g the futures game, never seen any suggestion its selected on merit.
 

PMBangers

All Australian
Nov 7, 2017
676
682
AFL Club
GWS
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Manchester City
Academy players sometimes get preference in those games so the clubs can have a look
The clubs that kids do work with/at, youd think theyd have a good idea :think:

Is there a listing over the past couple of drafts to support the validity of of this conversation, got the ring of a beat up to me, e.g the futures game, never seen any suggestion its selected on merit.

The showcase of the best talent available for the 2020 NAB AFL Draft


CLUBS will get a closer look at next year's draft pool on Saturday morning when the best 2017 prospects from around the country face off in the NAB Futures Game.
 

PMBangers

All Australian
Nov 7, 2017
676
682
AFL Club
GWS
Other Teams
Manchester City
So did the 2019 game prove anything in terms of the recent draft? What about 2018 ?

Who picks it?
Got to say I've never watched it.
Selected by the head of the AFL Academy, generally 10-15 of those that play don't get selected in the National Draft, with some slipping to the late 4th round as well
 

Kwality

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 14, 2011
21,344
7,507
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Renault F1
Selected by the head of the AFL Academy, generally 10-15 of those that play don't get selected in the National Draft, with some slipping to the late 4th round as well
More interested in whether the game includes the best.
 

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malcolm

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 8, 2004
10,120
10,869
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
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liverpool
2020 will be the first of many (possibly most) compromised future drafts with a plethora of non Victorian academy and F/S picks coming to the fore.
 

Davo-27

Premiership Player
Sep 9, 2006
4,282
4,724
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Box Hill Hawks
Does anyone know how Jamarra Ugle-Hagan apart of the Vic Country camp but plays for Oakleigh Chargers?
Thanks
i answered in another thread, but he played for GWV in 2018, comes from Vic Country, i believe Warrnambool and moved to goto a Private School last year
 

The Filth Wizard

These Meats Are Spoiled
Jul 26, 2007
65,187
80,352
AFL Club
North Melbourne
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Arsenal, Gold City Royals
With respect ... :rolleyes:
Admittedly forgot about Quaynor but with respect which NGA player was drafted lower and has a rising star nom? Thomas is front of the very small field so far, that he plays for my team is only a medium sized factor in that opinion.

Edit: the bloke that mentioned Quaynor deleted his post :/
 

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