Player Watch 2021 AFL National Draft - NOT FOR TRADE DISCUSSION

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Apr 19, 2006
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Let’s stick with a basic rule for this thread, that it’s for draft watch and discussion only.

It’s not for trade hypotheticals, who you think needs to be delisted or traded, how many games you think we will win, some other team will win or discussion of current HFC players.

It’s about youngsters who are eligible for the draft in 2021.
 

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nelk boys

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So if our midfield continued to not work with Mitchell and worpel, no team would take T.M for a top 10 pick?

Our backline is sorted, we need to replenish our midfield like North have done with their core: LDU, Simpkin, Phillips, Thomas, Powell. Other than worpel and possibly maginess who else will be in our midfield for +8 years.
 

Barlow#14

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Very early but personally I'd look at the forwards next, see how the season goes and invest heavily if the right players are available. Let's be honest with ourselves you can get good mids every year, but the early reports do sound like it's a mids draft at the elite end so if that's the case you just go best available.
 

Judd2Sewell

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Very early but personally I'd look at the forwards next, see how the season goes and invest heavily if the right players are available. Let's be honest with ourselves you can get good mids every year, but the early reports do sound like it's a mids draft at the elite end so if that's the case you just go best available.
This is apparently the draft for midfielders, with scarce few KPP coming through at the top end.

An elite midfield can cover for a poor forward line. We just need Lewis and Jeka to develop into good forwards and we are pretty much set for the future.
 

daniel23

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Jacob van rooyan for Claremont is a key forward who is looking like a very early pick. Great size, work rate and has some athleticism to him .
 

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Regardless of where we finish on the ladder next year, we will have at least 3 picks inside the top 35. We also have 2 fourth round picks.

All we need is just one more key forward that can play alongside Lewis and to also complement the new small/medium forwards. That would cap off a really good three years of recruiting.

2019: Day
2020: Grainger-Barrass
2021: ???
 

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I think that we were really smart in this years draft by taking a quality tall followed by smaller speedy types knowing full well that the midfield needs will be addressed next year. With Sic out for most of next year I cant help but feel that we are hoping for the best next year but deep down think it might be a year of development before launching in 2022 and beyond. Getting one of these forecasted gun mids will suit beautifully with Sinn or Horne at the top of my wants list.
 

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Keep an eye on Sam Banks from Tasmania. Smooth mover with exquisite skills on both sides of the body. Has been playing Senior Footy with Clarence in the TSL all year as a 16/17 yo and has performed at the level consistently. Rated as a 1st round prospect, but a big year in the NAB league against people his own age could see him rise up the rankings.
 

Falco131415

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If the Bombers finish in the bottom 5 next year I reckon they won’t be discouraging Merrett from walking out the door as a free agent.
They won't push him out the door quick enough!
Scum may end up with 2 top 5 picks in a strong midfielders draft.
The Bile is burning my throat as I type.
 

HODGEYROAD

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If the Bombers finish in the bottom 5 next year I reckon they won’t be discouraging Merrett from walking out the door as a free agent.
Hopefully they finish midtable then, last thing I want is them having two top 5 picks in an elite draft to add to the 3 top 10s they had this season.
 

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