Preview 2021 AFL National Draft

Remove this Banner Ad

the Ziebull

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 14, 2010
22,377
18,661
AFL Club
North Melbourne

Nutjob

Club Legend
Oct 23, 2014
1,437
2,710
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Pies took a risk trading out their first rounder last year.
What if Daicos had turned into a 11-20 player or was injured for the year.
I honestly think it’s the only thing they got right over the off-season. He is a massive talent and was always going to go at the top end of the draft. Even if he gets injured, he will still get bidded on early. In recent history both Hollands and King missed their top age year and still went high.

If for some reason he did fall down the draft order, they could trade or use future picks and try get a pick ahead of a Daicos bid as well.

I would much rather have done what Collingwood have done than what we did with Polec and the Thomas bid.


On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app
 

Log in to remove this ad.

sachx

All Australian
Dec 15, 2020
660
1,308
AFL Club
North Melbourne
We still have a spare cat B rookie spot (Currently only McGuinness)

May as well use on whoever we think has a high ceiling it as it’s a free hit and minimal base wage
Yeah I saw someone tweet under it that we should take him as a cat B


Sent from my iPhone using BigFooty.com
 

LB2Snake

Premium Platinum
Aug 16, 2009
7,040
11,979
North Caulfield
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Possibly you’re right, but it’s no certainty which makes it different to the Daicos scenario. With McCartin playing back and with Reid and Franklin coming to the end, they would have been desperate for a key forward. They have a really good young list of mids coming through and they were also bringing in Gulden as well. Again I honestly think they might have passed on Campbell and gone with McDonald.


On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app
I can’t remember exactly but I think Campbell only averaged 10 possies.
 

ferball

Premium Platinum
Jul 24, 2015
22,712
43,257
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Because we didn’t think he was best available.

There was a good chance Sydney may have passed on him as well, if they rated McDonald higher. I think most clubs would have rated McDonald higher than Campbell. The pies situation is different as there is no way they would pass on Daicos with where there first pick sits.


On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app
Tyere is a good chance Campbell, not Phillips, is the best mid in the draft tho.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

darko

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 28, 2016
9,414
14,687
AFL Club
North Melbourne
I will be surprised if the Crows don't have a crack at out number 1 pick at years end. They would love Horne and Thilthope to come through together.
Depends on their pick. Say they get pick 3 or 4. I want that pick and next year's 1st rounder at least.
 

Nutjob

Club Legend
Oct 23, 2014
1,437
2,710
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Tyere is a good chance Campbell, not Phillips, is the best mid in the draft tho.
Based off what, Campbell’s 3 games in a winning side and Phillips 1 game losing by 130 points?
It would be interesting to see how each player would be tracking if they were playing for opposite teams. There is no doubt Campbell could turn out better but I can’t see how you can come to the conclusion that it is a “good chance.”


On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app
 

7577969923

Premiership Player
Sep 20, 2018
4,196
10,507
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Based off what, Campbell’s 3 games in a winning side and Phillips 1 game losing by 130 points?
It would be interesting to see how each player would be tracking if they were playing for opposite teams. There is no doubt Campbell could turn out better but I can’t see how you can come to the conclusion that it is a “good chance.”


On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app
It could equally be Tom Powell that turns out to be the best mid from the draft.
 

Remove this Banner Ad