Live Event 2021 AFL National Draft discussion thread

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tommyk72

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Anyone know why he ended up sliding so late? Great to have him!
Found my answer:

Long is a tough player to rate as he has plenty of AFL level traits with his endurance, size and smarts. His scope for development is slimmer and there are queries on his speed and kicking, along with the injury concern this year which could see him go later than his form would suggest. A team that needs more depth for taller midfielders could do with a player like Long and with his frame and endurance, he could still feature playing AFL games in 2022. A full year potentially playing Under 19s again or even a full-time VFL run could do his game wonders if he doesn’t get picked up.

 

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