Preview 2021 AFL National Draft

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giantroo

Bleeding Blue and White
Sep 23, 2005
71,135
150,817
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Arsenal, Chicago Bulls
With the likely possibility we are going to be in the bottom few again, I'll start taking a look at 2021 and beyond.

Here is an early list of the 2021 draft prospects to kick things off:

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Victoria
Tyler Sonsie
Josh Sinn
Ben Hobbs
Josh Rachele
Braden Andrews
Campbell Chesser
Blake Howes
Alex Lukic
Josh Ward
Lachlan Rankin
Darby Scott (NM F/S)
Jackson Archer (NM F/S)
Nick Diacos (Pies F/S)
Cooper West (WB F/S)
Kobi West (WB F/S)

SA
Jason Horne
Matthew Roberts
Cooper Murley
Arlo Draper
Lewis Rayson
Morgan Ferres
Jase Burgoyne
Fraser McInnes
Nasaiah Wanganeen
Isaiah Dudley

WA
Matthew Johnson
Rhett Bazzo
Jermaine Pickett
Joshua Browne
Judd McVee
Richard Bartlett
Jacob Van Rooyen
Luke Taylor
Richard Farmer
Max Chipper

TAS

Noah Holmes
Sam Banks
Oliver Chugg
Tony Aganas (North NGA)
Jonty McIvor (North NGA)
Liam Flanigan (North NGA)
Baynen Lowe (North NGA)

More Info and videos to come
 
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giantroo

Bleeding Blue and White
Sep 23, 2005
71,135
150,817
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Arsenal, Chicago Bulls
Jason Horne

Jason Horne
South Adelaide/South Australia
184cm 75kg
Midfielder


Horne is a powerhouse midfielder who attacks the ball hard and fast and equally so when tackling so he has a great balance to his midfield game, he is also capable playing other positions if needed with his ability overhead and class and clean hands with the ball. Plenty out of SA think he could even push for senior selection this year.




 
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giantroo

Bleeding Blue and White
Sep 23, 2005
71,135
150,817
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Arsenal, Chicago Bulls
Tyler Sonsie

Tyler Sonsie
Eastern Ranges/Vic Metro
181cm 74kg
Midfielder/Forward


An incredibly gifted footballer who can hurt the opposition Sonsie has all the tricks in the book able to kick goals with ease, win the ball with ease and get around opponents wth ease. The Metro MVP had 19 disposals and kicked 4.3 against WA and had a brilliant game in the NAB League paired against Hayden Young he had 20 disposals and 6 tackles.

 
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Passmore

Brownlow Medallist
May 22, 2001
13,457
33,078
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eDPS: "2021 for me looks to be the best draft since 2018 and could surpass it for depth considering the quality of players that missed out on Metro and Country selection"
I’d expect we’d be looking to get deep into that then. Any Brown and Polec deals may be more slanted to that. Although every club will probably we trying To do the same.
 

giantroo

Bleeding Blue and White
Sep 23, 2005
71,135
150,817
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Arsenal, Chicago Bulls
Thanks to eDPS

2021 10 Players To Watch

Braden Andrews
Oakleigh Chargers/Vic Metro
189cm 83kg
Midfielder


A tall extractor type in the Josh Kennedy mould Andrews has terrific hands at stoppages and can win the ball at ease both at stoppages and on the outside, played a variety of roles at the 16s championships and did well enough to win AA honours.

Campbell Chesser
Sandringham Dragons/Vic Country
185cm 79kg
Midfielder


A nice sized midfielder with a burst of speed, Chesser is an elite athlete with clean hands and classy foot skills, a dangerous player capable of winning his own ball but also proving run on the wing. Could be used as a rebound defender aswell.

Arlo Draper
South Adelaide/South Australia
186cm 68kg
Forward/Midfielder


A talented and athletic player with a lot of upside, Draper has plenty of scope to hopefully develop into a tall midfielder who can rest forward, he has clean hands above his head and at ground level and has speed to burn. Could be anything.



Ben Hobbs
GWV Rebels/Vic Country
182cm 76kg
Midfielder


An absolute ball magnet, Hobbs thrives on the contested ball but also thrives on winning the ball in general as he will work hard forward and back and tackle like a mad man. Showed his class playing as a defender for the Rebels this year still managing to hit over 20 disposals, he is future AFL captain material.

Jason Horne
South Adelaide/South Australia
184cm 75kg
Midfielder


Horne is a powerhouse midfielder who attacks the ball hard and fast and equally so when tackling so he has a great balance to his midfield game, he is also capable playing other positions if needed with his ability overhead and class and clean hands with the ball. Plenty out of SA think he could even push for senior selection this year.


Blake Howes
Sandringham Dragons/Vic Metro
189cm 75kg
Forward/Wingman


A major threat in the air Howes has great leaping and marking ability and can even clunk a contested mark already despite his slender frame. A smooth mover with good skills to boot he has also grown 2cm in the past year and would be a tantalising prospect if he grew to a key position height with his already impressive leap and hands overhead.

Josh Rachele
Murray Bushrangers/Vic Country
179cm 77kg
Midfielder/Forward


The Kevin Sheehan medalist and Vic Country MVP is a talented and classy player with great skills and composure and an ability to hit the scoreboard with relative ease. Can also do the hard stuff when required and managed 30+ disposals against WA showing he is more than just a silky forward type.

Matthew Roberts
South Adelaide/South Australia
183cm 76kg
Midfielder


A busy midfielder able to play on the inside and outside he is a running machine and lovely kick on his favoured left boot. Roberts has a lot of skill and scope to play a range of roles which would make him even more enticing to clubs.

Josh Sinn
Sandringham Dragons/Vic Metro
186cm 72kg
Utility


The Vic Metro captain has similar traits to Hawthorn premiership star Luke Hodge with his marking and kicking ability from half back, he also has the ability to go forward or even through the midfield so could still be anything. Tough, quick and with a long raking left boot he imposes himself on contests.

Tyler Sonsie
Eastern Ranges/Vic Metro
181cm 74kg
Midfielder/Forward


An incredibly gifted footballer who can hurt the opposition Sonsie has all the tricks in the book able to kick goals with ease, win the ball with ease and get around opponents wth ease. The Metro MVP had 19 disposals and kicked 4.3 against WA and had a brilliant game in the NAB League paired against Hayden Young he had 20 disposals and 6 tackles.
 

giantroo

Bleeding Blue and White
Sep 23, 2005
71,135
150,817
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Arsenal, Chicago Bulls
Ben Hobbs
Ben Hobbs named in Vic Country's 2020 AFL Academy hub




Ben Hobbs takes to the field during the NAB League match. Picture: ADAM TRAFFORD/BALLARAT COURIER

Ben Hobbs takes to the field during the NAB League match. Picture: ADAM TRAFFORD/BALLARAT COURIER


Ben Hobbs' potential has been recognised with selection in a 30-man squad as part of the 2020 AFL Academy.

Horsham's young gun is one of only nine bottom-age players named in the Vic Country hub.

Hobbs warms up for the Rebels. Picture: ADAM TRAFFORD/BALLARAT COURIER

Hobbs warms up for the Rebels. Picture: ADAM TRAFFORD/BALLARAT COURIER

Players selected in the hubs will undertake high-performance training and attend camps over the pre-season, before forming the core of next year's AFL under-18 national championships squads.

Greater Western Victoria Rebels talent manager Phil Partington said the selection was an exciting opportunity for the 16-year-old.
"Ben has got a lot of potential, and he played a couple of NAB League games last year, to see the level of the NAB League, which was a bit of a shock to him," he said.

"He knows how hard he has to work to get to that level next year as a 17-year-old, but also in the future as an 18-year-old.

"I know he's really keen to get involved with the academy and we're really keen to give him that opportunity to see how far it takes him."

Hobbs is one of 150 players nationwide to be named in the AFL Academy squads.

"In Victoria, we've got the Metro-based academy and the Country academy as well. Every other state has got academies involved too, which is great for more players to get the opportunity and have access to the high-performance side of football," Partington said.



"There are full-time coaches involved and full-time strength and conditioning coaches involved too, so it gives the players a really good opportunity to be the best they can both on and off the ground."

Partington said Hobbs' selection as a bottom-age player was a nod to his ability.

"With the AFL Academy you're always trying to develop the future talent as well, so to be recognised as what they think are potential players is great," he said.

"It's not just about developing the top-age players; it's about the bottom aged players too."

Hobbs played five games for the Greater Western Victoria Rebels in the NAB League this season and was named the Vic Country under-16 side's best and fairest after a stellar national championships.
 

Ashley B

Premiership Player
Mar 3, 2003
4,175
1,528
Victoria
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North Melbourne
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North Melbourne
The share market is a forward looking entity so I have been told. If our position in the near future is near the bottom and we play our cards right, we should have a seriously good team in the next 2 or 3 years. Maybe time to invest in North I reckon the shares would be pretty low at the minute.
 

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