Draft Review 2020 - Revisit the 2020 AFL Draft

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Wild Bill

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I'm going to stick to my guns on this one where I think it's going to go down as a bit of a stinker, or at the very least, very very shallow. Think very few teams are going to be happy with the talent they got out of it in another 10 years or so
I think you're spot on. No one is has jumped up to be a potential top 20 player in the comp.

2003 could have a challenger for their worst draft ever title.
 

McOrist

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40 senior goals in 2022 out of a 2020 rookie draft player is pretty good value.
We're also very happy with 2020 pick #44.
Dekka can find some gems with late picks, but has trouble nailing the early ones.
 

weltschmerz

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JUH should have a blinder next year. Gulden still the best player so far.
 

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I'm going to stick to my guns on this one where I think it's going to go down as a bit of a stinker, or at the very least, very very shallow. Think very few teams are going to be happy with the talent they got out of it in another 10 years or so
A bit like 2016 freo has done well in an average draft.
 

weltschmerz

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Fair few players already delisted. Poulter, McMahon, Rosman, Downie, and Rowe were all picked in the 30s and have all gotten the arse.
 

Shadow89

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2016 is a ripper draft, everyone did well

Literally every year, our draft hand from that year (that's still on our list) keeps getting better, haha:

Pick 26 - Parfitt (Premiership Player)
Pick 40 - Stewart (B+F, 4x AA and Premiership Player)
Pick 43 Ratugolea
Rookie Pick 16 - J. Henry (Runner up B+F, Premiership Player)
Rookie Pick 33 - Z. Guthrie (Premiership Player)
Cat B Rookie - O'Connor (Premiership Player)

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Can't believe how well we did out of that draft given we didn't even have a pick in the Top 25, and arguably that hand as a whole was far more important than Danger as an acquisition, IMO.
 
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Wild Bill

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Literally every year, our draft hand from that year (that's still on our list) keeps getting better, haha:

Pick 26 - Parfitt (Premiership Player)
Pick 40 - Stewart (B+F, 4x AA and Premiership Player)
Pick 43 Ratugolea
Rookie Pick 16 - J. Henry (Runner up B+F, Premiership Player)
Rookie Pick 33 - Z. Guthrie (Premiership Player)
Cat B Rookie - O'Connor (Premiership Player)

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Can't believe how well we did out of that draft given we didn't even have a pick in the Top 25, and arguably that hand as a whole was far more important than Danger as an acquisition, IMO.
Not sure why you stopped at 2016? Just list all the premiership players good or bad that played a few weeks ago.
 

Shadow89

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Not sure why you stopped at 2016? Just list all the premiership players good or bad that played a few weeks ago.

It was more the point that we drafted 5 premiership players, a 4 x AA/B+F and a Runner up B+F in the one draft...that doesn't happen too often - when you don't have one pick within the first 25 draftees.

There's no need to be a smartass.
 

Wild Bill

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It was more the point that we drafted 5 premiership players, a 4 x AA/B+F and a Runner up B+F in the one draft...that doesn't happen too often - when you don't have one pick within the first 25 draftees.

There's no need to be a smartass.
Greatest team of all.

It’s the 2020 draft thread.
 

Footy Smarts

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I think you're spot on. No one is has jumped up to be a potential top 20 player in the comp.

2003 could have a challenger for their worst draft ever title.
I reckon there's a chunk of top end talent. Lots of talls that take longer too. I reckon there's at least one future superstar amongst JUH, Gulden, Chapman, Holmes, Perkins and the various talls.

But the draft looks really shallow.
 

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Usayed Givashe

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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.
The fact that you don’t have Gulden says a lot about your understanding of the game.
 
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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.
If we go off the 22under22 criteria he is in the same year as Caleb serong,21 before the conclusion of the 2022
afl season.
Serong is a lot better midfielder and has hit every indicator to becoming a champion.
I rate Newcombe he had an amazing year but I’ve seen a few that have burst on to the scene and struggled to replicate.
If he can replicate this season in 2023
Then you might have an argument if going off age.
 

HeHateMe

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If we go off the 22under22 criteria he is in the same year as Caleb serong,21 before the conclusion of the 2022
afl season.
Serong is a lot better midfielder and has hit every indicator to becoming a champion.
I rate Newcombe he had an amazing year but I’ve seen a few that have burst on to the scene and struggled to replicate.
If he can replicate this season in 2023
Then you might have an argument if going off age.
Good point, we have seen this occur first hand with Worpel who had a breakout year at 20 only to struggle the years following.

Serong is 7 months older than Duke and has spent alot more time in the elite system, so I don't think he needs to out preform him in 2023 but if he can back up this season with a similar one it will go a long way.
 

Tippett2Goal

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I'm going to stick to my guns on this one where I think it's going to go down as a bit of a stinker, or at the very least, very very shallow. Think very few teams are going to be happy with the talent they got out of it in another 10 years or so
Quiet a few picked in the 2nd round already on the chopping block, so don't think you're Robinson Crusoe in having that take.

Just hope we are one of the few that are very happy given the early picks we had.
 

Snuffaluphagus

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Quiet a few picked in the 2nd round already on the chopping block, so don't think you're Robinson Crusoe in having that take.

Just hope we are one of the few that are very happy given the early picks we had.
Yeah, you guys look like you got at least one gun with Gulden with jury out on Campbell and McDonald who look like they could range anywhere from decent roleplayer to gun. Think you guys will be one of the few happy with your picks when it's all said and done
 
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Pomsta

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The Tigers must have realised how ordinary this draft was. Only took 2 picks and one of those of MRJ at #51. Very happy with this draft.
 

CatToTheFuture

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Cats must have been pretty emotionally attatched to the 3 first round picks they gave up for Cameron. 2 years after trading out 13, 15, and 20 they eventually get Bruhn, Henry, and Holmes
 

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