Draft Review 2020 - Revisit the 2020 AFL Draft

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adammania9

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Mar 18, 2013
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Something about this draft. Nobody has really blown the door off the hinges yet, but browsing through the top 25 I don't think there are many duds and there will be a lot of players who have great careers.

Chapman, Perkins, Bowey, Gulden, Bruhn, DGB, McCreery and Holmes are some of my early favourites. Keen to watch the likes of Henry, Thilthorpe, LMac, Powell and Jamarra continue their growth. Conor Stone is one I really want to see get game time; I really liked him in his draft year
 

Tulip

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May 3, 2009
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Something about this draft. Nobody has really blown the door off the hinges yet, but browsing through the top 25 I don't think there are many duds and there will be a lot of players who have great careers.

Chapman, Perkins, Bowey, Gulden, Bruhn, DGB, McCreery and Holmes are some of my early favourites. Keen to watch the likes of Henry, Thilthorpe, LMac, Powell and Jamarra continue their growth. Conor Stone is one I really want to see get game time; I really liked him in his draft year
Gulden has been phenomenal. Isn’t getting his just rewards. Can’t believe he was overlooked so many times.
 

Wild Bill

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May 28, 2013
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Having Archie Perkins in the top 3 right now. Been the one bright spot for a disappointing start to the season for the Dons.
Fallen off a cliff. Either needs a full week rest or half in the VFL.

1 disposal in 75% game time in the 1st half tonight and not much better in the 2nd half. Looks to be running in mud.
 

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The Prosecutor

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Sep 13, 2011
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Fallen off a cliff. Either needs a full week rest or half in the VFL.

1 disposal in 75% game time in the 1st half tonight and not much better in the 2nd half. Looks to be running in mud.

He missed training this week so potentially there's something wrong. Having said that, being stuck in our forward 50 was a lonely place to be this game.
 

Wild Bill

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He missed training this week so potentially there's something wrong. Having said that, being stuck in our forward 50 was a lonely place to be this game.
Might be carrying something. Just not moving like the early rounds.
 

Dockeroo

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Nov 1, 2019
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Was at marvel this avo and Perkins and Cox were both disappointing. Seem to have gone backwards since last year, is it just second year blues? Cox was so exciting at times last year I remember.

Nathan o Driscoll however - time to start tossing his name into this thread conversation. Pick 28 in 2020 & Absolutely brilliant today he was
 

XhazzafootyX

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May 24, 2011
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Really weird draft.

Obviously no games for vic kids and limited games for interstate kids before the draft. I’m tipping in a few years a few players that never got exposed will get drafted.
 

SSSSSS

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Really weird draft.

Obviously no games for vic kids and limited games for interstate kids before the draft. I’m tipping in a few years a few players that never got exposed will get drafted.

Wondering where Newcombe would have gone had he been able to play for Gippsland in his draft year.

Lot of what if's from the 2020 pool.
 

Barlow#14

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Wondering where Newcombe would have gone had he been able to play for Gippsland in his draft year.

Lot of what if's from the 2020 pool.
Off the top of my head Issac Smith had a similar story, playing country footy, wasn't even on a VFL list, when given a chance during the year dominated then went on the First Rd of the National Draft.

Different players though but the closest comparison I can think off.
 

Elmer_Judd

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Jul 25, 2019
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Something about this draft. Nobody has really blown the door off the hinges yet, but browsing through the top 25 I don't think there are many duds and there will be a lot of players who have great careers.

Chapman, Perkins, Bowey, Gulden, Bruhn, DGB, McCreery and Holmes are some of my early favourites. Keen to watch the likes of Henry, Thilthorpe, LMac, Powell and Jamarra continue their growth. Conor Stone is one I really want to see get game time; I really liked him in his draft year

Seems to me that due to COVID interruptions, that the 2020 draft crop will take a bit longer to get 'seasoned/develop' than other draft classes.

Since COVID started, it's been a really bad time for clubs to bottom out/start rebuilding, a point that should enter the equation for any North Melbourne application for a Priority Pick
 

Elmer_Judd

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Bowey has taken a huge leap this season

O'Driscoll is a jet, Gulden a star in the making.

Good draft for Carlton snagging two jets in Durdin and Carroll.

So many bargains in this draft.
 

Dockeroo

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It might take another few weeks for the VFL media to wake up to Chapman.

There definitely some Bontempelli traits in there.

Ah look at that. It’s a few weeks later and the VFL media woke up! Rising star nominee for round 8.
Going to be a special player this guy.
 

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weltschmerz

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May 23, 2019
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I think he’s put in a few stinkers in the VFL this year too

i50 delivery in the twos is absolute rubbish this year, but he didn’t stamp his name on anything in the AFL side either. Was able to set up some good leads but nobody hit them up, and he doesn’t have the contested strength yet. I think he’ll be a slow developer.

Anthony Scott has been our best 2020 pickup.
 

Elmer_Judd

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Corey Durdin's stocks keep rising.

Played his best game yesterday, part of the new generation of Carlton Mosquito Fleet 👍👀👍
 

citizen-erased

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not sure the swans could have had a better draft

McDonald
Campbell
Gulden
Hickey in a trade

for some reason thought this was the Warner draft. still an excellent result
 

Virgin Dog

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Oct 29, 2017
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JUH with 5 disposals and 0 goals in the VFL today. Bit of a worry
Yeah pretty concerned. Only managed 3 goals last week then another 6 today now that we've got some AFL players back into our VFL side :/
 

doug85

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Yeah pretty concerned. Only managed 3 goals last week then another 6 today now that we've got some AFL players back into our VFL side :/
I don’t get the sarcasm. My post was in the context of him not playing well. I’m glad he’s showing some form in the reserves though 👍
 

Virgin Dog

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I don’t get the sarcasm. My post was in the context of him not playing well. I’m glad he’s showing some form in the reserves though 👍
Your post was expressing concern about how he's tracking after a single bad game
 

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