Draft Review 2020 - Revisit the 2020 AFL Draft

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Six decades of domination
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

Sydney should be on hands and knees that North didn't bid on Campbell.
 

weltschmerz

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May 23, 2019
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Not going to put them in order, but something like Gulden, Bowey, Chapman, Perkins, Henry, Bruhn, Macdonald, Treacy, Grainger-Barrass, Ginnivan? They all seem to have cracked their team's 22.
 

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freo_leo29

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Not going to put them in order, but something like Gulden, Bowey, Chapman, Perkins, Henry, Bruhn, Macdonald, Treacy, Grainger-Barrass, Ginnivan? They all seem to have cracked their team's 22.
The Don has cracked Freos best 22, we don't win without him

Not going to get the stats of the other guys as a lockdown defender but did atleast get a rising star nom
 

Footy Smarts

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Not going to put them in order, but something like Gulden, Bowey, Chapman, Perkins, Henry, Bruhn, Macdonald, Treacy, Grainger-Barrass, Ginnivan? They all seem to have cracked their team's 22.
Holmes had locked himself into the best 22 at Geelong until getting injured. For all the talk of covid making nobody know who the good players were it's got the potential to be a very good draft.
 

Elmer_Judd

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1 Logan McDonald
2 Heath Chapman
3 Archie Perkins
4 Oliver Henry
5 Tanner Bruhn

That is whom I would take for current and future potential growth based on exposed form, Perkins might be a tad high at 3, but I think his outstanding game against The Saints last night is going to start happening more on a regular basis, Essendon have the player with the highest ceiling/scope for growth in this draft, along with McDonald, in my opinion

Bowey still not to make the top 5 (he was next in the list)

I am just really bullish about those kids and their likely future potential and trajectory.

Giants would be filthy if they lose Bruhn, kid is a weapon, esp by foot.
 

Snuffaluphagus

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Sep 10, 2015
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1 Logan McDonald
2 Heath Chapman
3 Archie Perkins
4 Oliver Henry
5 Tanner Bruhn

That is whom I would take for current and future potential growth based on exposed form, Perkins might be a tad high at 3, but I think his outstanding game against The Saints last night is going to start happening more on a regular basis, Essendon have the player with the highest ceiling/scope for growth in this draft, along with McDonald, in my opinion

Bowey still not to make the top 5 (he was next in the list)

I am just really bullish about those kids and their likely future potential and trajectory.

Giants would be filthy if they lose Bruhn, kid is a weapon, esp by foot.
While I love the Chapman rating, bit harsh not to have Gulden in there somewhere. His use by foot is gamebreaking
 

Elmer_Judd

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While I love the Chapman rating, bit harsh not to have Gulden in there somewhere. His use by foot is gamebreaking

Damn I knew I forgot someone good in Gulden, he probably gets in ahead of Bruhn.

A really intriguing draft where you can't at this stage put any of the top 3 picks in a revised top 10, although I think Thilthorpe will get there eventually

So disappointed with Jamarra Ugle-Hagan, however I would like to see how he goes under a new coach (at the Dogs or elsewhere), seems to me as an outside observer Bevo really doesn't know what to do with him.
 

Barlow#14

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Been wondering with the inclusion of the Pre season supplement period and the Mid season draft where some of those guys would land if these draft years where re done today.

For example where would Jai Newcombe land?
Easily the best 20 year old mid in the game.

I'm just not to sure if you would include him in the 2020 draft discussion or the 2021 as an over-ager.

Edit: he would also scrape into the 2019 draft class as well so that's probably where he should land.
 
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conrad_437

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Jun 26, 2016
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Number 1 might be a stretch based on exposed form, but there's no reason why Jamarra should be ranked behind players like Thilthorpe or McDonald. There'll be tribulations for each of these players, but Jamarra has certainly shown he can match his talent with output since the bye.
 

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Ticky009

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Swans did a clever job hiding him from the National Scouts (if you believe the rumours)

Definitely would have Errol now in the top 5 from this draft. So classy.
Hidden? He played in all 4 games for the Allies, was U16 MVP award winner, played in U17 & U18 championships but okay you drink that bath water if it makes you happy.
 

liz

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I agree, I saw people didn’t have him top 5 in here. He’s been top 5 since his debut
He's the top performed player out of this draft at the moment, but if the draft were redone tomorrow, I think the three big forwards taken early would still be taken before him. JUH is starting to show signs of how highly rated he was.

Gulden would be top 10, maybe top 5. But then, having watched him play a decent amount of junior football, I didn't really understand why he wasn't rated around the top 10 at the time.
 

Art Vandelay_

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Geelong was an odd one. Trading out of what is considered a stronger draft to take a guy from nowhere that had played only 1 game this year. They traded very well though for where they are at in terms of premiership window
Fair to say a couple years later and that trade looks alright. Holmes playing some good footy.
 

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