2021 Crows AFL Draft Game: the game

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Word of warning... any ambiguous names (first initial instead of Christian name, surname only, team not clarified) I will assume it's the s**t one
 

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Deaneus!

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Rage Against The Machine select...

Laitham Heironymous Vandermeer (WB)
 

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CEO: Michael

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Squad:
Patrick Dangerfield - Geelong
Charlie Dixon - Port Adelaide
Jacob Weitering - Carlton
Scott Pendlebury - Collingwood
Michael Walters - Fremantle
Tom Stewart - Geelong
Lachie Hunter - Western Bulldogs
Sam Walsh - Carlton
Luke Ryan - Fremantle
Harry Perryman - GWS
Paddy Ryder - St Kilda
Kane Lambert - Richmond
Sam Weideman - Melbourne
Ed Langdon - Melbourne
Daniel Rich - Brisbane
Shane McAdam - Adelaide
Tom Lynch - Adelaide
Will Setterfield - Carlton
Tom Clurey - Port Adelaide
Harry Cunningham - Sydney
Will Phillips - North Melbourne
Marlion Pickett - Richmond
Ben Long - St Kilda
Dan Hannebery - St Kilda
Callum Ah Chee - Brisbane
Mitch Lewis - Hawthorn
Zac Langdon - West Coast
Esava Ratugolea - Geelong
Sam Flanders - Gold Coast
Josh Rotham - West Coast

Best 22:
B: Harry Cunningham, Tom Clurey, Luke Ryan
HB: Tom Stewart, Jacob Weitering, Daniel Rich
C: Harry Perryman, Patrick Dangerfield, Lachie Hunter
HF: Kane Lambert, Sam Weideman, Michael Walters
F: Tom Lynch, Charlie Dixon, Shane McAdam
R: Paddy Ryder, Scott Pendlebury, Sam Walsh
I/C: Ed Langdon, Will Setterfield, Will Phillips, Marlion Pickett
Em: Ben Long, Dan Hannebery, Callum Ah Chee, Mitch Lewis, Zac Langdon, Esava Ratugolea, Sam Flanders, Josh Rotham
I like the inspiration here and true to the cause.
 

Deaneus!

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Without further posts, and having submitted my rankings, i hereby declare myself the winner
 

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Crow_68

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Okay, with so many quality teams out there, going to be tough vote when it happens. Time for a quick analysis my team:

B: Hayden Crozier/ Noah Balta / Alex Pearce

HB: Lachlan Sholl / Nick Haynes / Will Day

C: Zac Williams / Shaun Higgins / Hunter Clark

HF: Toby Greene / Jack Darling / Nick Blakey

F: Izak Rankine / Joe Daniher / Ben Ainsworth

R: Todd Goldstein / Marcus Bontempelli / Matt Rowell

I/C: Levi Casboult / Josh Kennedy (SYD) / Hayden Young / Adam Tomlinson

Reserves: Trent Rivers / Mitch Robinson / Nakia Cockatoo / Jack Payne / Jake Waterman / Tristan Xerri / Archie Perkins / David Cuningham


Focus of drafting was on elite disposal, pace, x-factor and flexible KPPs.

Let's start with the forwards. Jack Darling was the top-rated KPP in 2020, throw in a fit Joe Daniher and it's a great one-two combination, both players with the potential to be high up in the Coleman Medal. Izak Rankine provides the class, his team mate Ben Ainsworth is an under-rated player with high level skills. It's a luxury having the likes of Toby Greene and Nick Blakey floating around half-forward and delivering the ball to the key forwards.

The midfield six is a mix of pace and elite disposal. Todd Goldstein is still one of the best tap ruckman in the AFL, the likes of Marcus Bontempelli, Matt Rowell and Shaun Higgins will be clearance machines feeding off the first ball. Throw in Zac Williams game-breaking pace and Hunter Clark's class and the constant drive out of the middle will provide the forwards with plenty of scoring opportunities.

The back 6 is balanced, Noah Balta, all-Australian Nick Haynes and a fit again Alex Pearce taking the tall and mid-sized forwards, Hayden Crozier can match up on smalls. What's really exciting is the foot skills of Lachlan Sholl and Will Day coming off half back, adding to the already elite disposal in the middle of the ground.

The interchange bench adds flexibilty to the 22. Levi Casboult can ruck or play as a KPF, Josh Kennedy provides grunt if required, Hayden Young adds to the elite disposal across half-back and Adam Tomlinson really came on as a KPD towards the end of last season, can also slot in as a tall wingman. The reserves provide decent depth across all positions.

Lots of potential 22under22 players, Rowell, Balta, Sholl, Day, Blakey, Rankine, Young and Rivers all a chance.

Bontempelli always a sniff for the Brownlow, Rowell will be a chance.

Daniher is every chance for the Coleman if he stays fit.

All in all, a really exciting team with the ability to score heavily.
 
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Feeling good about:
Rnd 1 (Pick 14) - Josh Kelly (GWS)
Rnd 2 (Pick 17) - Brodie Grundy (Coll) - after tonight anyway
Rnd 3 (Pick 44) - Harry McKay (Carl)
Rnd 4 (Pick 47) - Steele Sidebottom (Coll)
Rnd 5 (Pick 74) - Isaac Heeney (Syd)
Rnd 7 (Pick 104) - Tom Doedee (Adel)
Rnd 9 (Pick 134) - Jack Lukosius (GC)
Rnd 14 (Pick 197) - Jeremy Howe (Coll)
Rnd 20 (Pick 287) - Jordan Roughead (Coll)
Rnd 21 (Pick 314) - Stefan Martin (WB)

Not feeling good about
Rnd 6 Pick 77) - James Sicily (Haw)
Rnd 8 (Pick 107) - Michael Hurley (Ess)
Rnd 12 (Pick 167) - Jarrod Berry (Bris)
Rnd 17 (Pick 254) - Mitch McGovern (Carl)
Rnd 18 (Pick 257) - Will Hayward (Syd)
Rnd 19 (Pick 284) - Patrick Lipinski (WB) - dropped this week :(
Rnd 22 (Pick 317) - Jamarra Ugle-Hagan (WB) - hate teams who don't play their early picks

Feeling meh about
Rnd 10 (Pick 137) - Trent Cotchin (Rich)
Rnd 11 (Pick 164) - Christian Salem (Melb) - I haven't watched any Melbourne games
Rnd 13 (Pick 194) - Jordan Dawson (Syd)
Rnd 15 (Pick 224) - James Rowbottom (Syd) - injured this week?
Rnd 16 (Pick 227) - Liam Baker (Rich)
Rnd 23 (Pick 344) - Connor Menadue (NM)
Rnd 24 (Pick 347) - Mason Redman (Ess)
Rnd 25 (Pick 374) - Lewis Melican (Syd)
Rnd 26 (Pick 377) - Bailey Dale (WB)
Rnd 27 (Pick 404) - Oliver Hanrahan (Haw)
Rnd 28 (Pick 407) - Alex Neal-Bullen (Melb)
Rnd 29 (Pick 434) - Tom Cutler (Ess)
Rnd 30 (Pick 437) - Jack Lonie (St K)
 

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My side is *ed. Coniglio and Shiel out for at least half the season each. Cameron and Vlastuin also injured for decent chunks.

At least I drafted a lot of mids. Dunkley doing very nicely, as is Josh Bruce who I got with a 25th round pick.

Best 22 looking like

B Liam Jones - Dane Rampe - Blake Hardwick
HB Jack Ziebell - Jeremy McGovern - Zach Tuohy
C Noah Anderson - Jack Viney - Brandon Ellis
HF Kyle Langford - Tim Membrey - Jack Sinclair
F Gryan Miers - Josh Bruce - Jack Higgins
R Max Gawn - Josh Dunkley - Ben Cunnington

I George Hewett - Trent Dumont - Shaun Atley - Sean Darcy

Injured: Nick Vlastuin - Stephen Coniglio - Dylan Shiel - Jeremy Cameron - Joel Hamling - James Stewart

E Zaine Cordy - Eddie Betts
 

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Legit team name: [Insert Creative and Witty Team Name Here]

Best 22:

B: Mark O'Connor, Tom Jonas, Ben Paton
HB: Nathan Wilson, Charlie Ballard, Bailey Williams
C: Lachlan Weller, Zach Merrett, Dominic Sheed
HF: Jamie Cripps, Oscar Allen, Ian Hill
F: Daniel Butler, Ben King, Sam Day
R: Ben McEvoy, Dustin Martin, Jarryd Lyons
INT: Jackson Hately, Rory Laird, James Worpel, Brennan Cox
EMG: Luke Jackson, James Cousins, Lachlan Murphy

Others:
Mason Cox

  • Defenders (6/6, 2/2 KPD)
    • Tom Jonas (14th KPD, 14th at Port)
    • Charlie Ballard (26th KPD, 13th at GC)
    • Mark O'Connor (43rd DEF, 18th Gee)
    • Nathan Wilson (58th DEF, 14th Freo)
    • Bailey Williams (62nd DEF, 22nd WB)
    • Ben Paton (81st DEF, 22nd STK)
  • Midfielders (8/6)
    • Dustin Martin (2nd MID, 1st RICH)
    • Jarryd Lyons (8th MID, 2nd BRIS)
    • Zach Merrett (16th MID, 2nd ESS)
    • James Worpel (42nd MID, 3rd HAW)
    • Rory Laird (53rd MID, 4th ADEL)
    • Lachlan Weller (61st MID, 4th GCS)
    • Dominic Sheed (62nd MID, 8th WCE)
    • Jackson Hately (173 MID, 22nd ADEL*)
  • Forwards (6/6, 3/2 KPF)
    • Oscar Allen (12th KPF, 13th WCE)
    • Sam Day (33rd KFP, 18th GCS)
    • Ben King (34th KPF, 20th GCS)
    • Jamie Cripps (6th FWD, 7th WCE)
    • Daniel Butler (38th FWD, 11th STK)
    • Ian 'Bobby' Hill (91st FWD, 26th GWS)
  • Rucks (2/2)
    • Ben McEvoy (5th RUCK, 1st HAW)
    • Sam Day (averaged 3.2 hit outs a game, so meets that 2nd ruck condition)

* Approximate location noting the player switched clubs in the off-season.

How much I like/hate certain teams.
  • Adelaide (2 players)
  • Brisbane (1 players)
  • Carlton (0 players)
  • Collingwood (0 players)
  • Essendon (1 players)
  • Fremantle (1 players)
  • Geelong (1 players)
  • Gold Coast (4 players)
  • GWS (1 players)
  • Hawthorn (2 players)
  • Melbourne (0 players)
  • North (0 players)
  • Port (0 players)
  • Rich (1 players)
  • Saints (2 players)
  • Sydney (0 players)
  • West Coast (3 players)
  • Footscray (1 players)


Picks:
Round 1 (pick 2 which was gracituoisly bumped up to pick 1): Dustin Martin.
Round 2 (pick 29): Ben King.
Round 3 (pick 32): Zach Merrett.
Round 4 (pick 59): Rory Laird
Round 5 (pick 62): Jarryd Lyons
Round 6 (pick 89): Daniel Butler
Round 7 (pick 92): James Worpel
Round 8 (pick 119): Tom Jonas
Round 9 (pick 122): Dominic Sheed
Round 10 (pick 149): Oscar Allen
Round 11 (pick 152): Charlie Ballard
Round 12 (pick 179): Ben McEvoy
Round 13 (pick 182): Nathan Wilson
Round 14 (pick 209): Lachlan Weller
Round 15 (pick 212): Jackson Hately
Round 16 (pick 239): Jamie Cripps
Round 17 (pick 242): Bailey Williams (WB)
Round 18 (pick 269): Mark O'Connor
Round 19 (pick 272): Ben Paton
Round 20 (pick 299): Ian Hill
Round 21 (pick 302): Brennan Cox
Round 22 (pick 329): Luke Jackson
Round 23 (pick 332): Mason Cox
Round 24 (pick 359): Lachlan Murphy
Round 25 (pick 362): James Cousins
Round 26 (pick 389): Justin McInerney
Round 27 (pick 392): Tom Sparrow
Round 28 (pick 419): Sam Berry
Round 29 (pick 422):
Round 30 (pick 449):

So myself 3 rounds in.

Only two duds at the moment. Jackson Hately has struggled with injury and form, Ben Paton broke his leg. Day too depending on that injury. Cousins is the only player that I selected past round 22 to have played below 2 games which I'm really happy about. Also gambling on Berry in early January for my last pick, that's a swish.

Also Oscar Allen and Ben King. :cool:

So far, I'm having a good time with this side. As much as Butler has spud it up a tad.

Current B22:

B: Mark O'Connor, Tom Jonas, Brennan Cox
HB: Nathan Wilson, Charlie Ballard, Bailey Williams
C: Lachlan Weller, Zach Merrett, Dominic Sheed
HF: Jamie Cripps, Oscar Allen, Ian Hill
F: Daniel Butler, Ben King, Sam Day
R: Ben McEvoy, Dustin Martin, Jarryd Lyons
INT: Sam Berry, Rory Laird, James Worpel, Justin McInerney
EMG: Luke Jackson, James Cousins, Lachlan Murphy
 
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Danger Zone

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Taylor Walker at pick #403 looking like a steal :cool:
 
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Update:

I'm feeling better about these guys. At least offering something

Feeling meh about
Rnd 11 (Pick 164) - Christian Salem (Melb)
Rnd 13 (Pick 194) - Jordan Dawson (Syd)
Rnd 15 (Pick 224) - James Rowbottom (Syd)
Rnd 16 (Pick 227) - Liam Baker (Rich)
Rnd 24 (Pick 347) - Mason Redman (Ess)
Rnd 26 (Pick 377) - Bailey Dale (WB)
Rnd 28 (Pick 407) - Alex Neal-Bullen (Melb)
 

TubbsFarquhar

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B: Brad Sheppard --- Dylan Grimes --- Darcy Gardiner
HB: Nick Coffield --- Robbie Tarrant --- Adam Saad
C: Hugh McCluggage --- Travis Boak --- Tom Phillips
HF: Jack Martin --- Nick Larkey --- Lincoln McCarthy
F: Mitch Wallis --- Max King --- Kozzie Pickett
Foll: Nic Naitanui --- Shai Bolton --- Hugh Greenwood
I/C: John Noble --- Darcy Tucker - Matt de Boer --- Todd Marshall
EMG: David Mundy --- Jake Kolodjashnij --- Josh Battle

Depth:
Jack Newnes
Adam Kennedy
Shaun Burgoyne
Ned McHenry
Callum Sinclair

#9: Nic Naitanui
#22: Travis Boak
#39: Dylan Grimes
#52: Hugh McCluggage
#69: Max King
#82: Brad Sheppard
#99: Adam Saad
#112: Shai Bolton
#129: Mitch Wallis
#142: Hugh Greenwood
#159: Robbie Tarrant
#172: Nick Coffield
#189: Nick Larkey
#202: Darcy Gardiner
#219: Jack Martin
#232: Kozzie Pickett
#249: Tom Phillips
#262: Lincoln McCarthy
#279: John Noble
#292: Darcy Tucker
#309: Matt de Boer
#322: Jake Kolodjashnij
#339: David Mundy
#352: Todd Marshall
#369: Josh Battle
#382: Jack Newnes
#399: Adam Kennedy
#412: Shaun Burgoyne
#429: Ned McHenry
#442: Callum Sinclair
Not great, a lot of injuries and players who have not lived to expectation, especially all of my KPPs. Happy with Nic Nat, McCluggage, Bolton and Greenwood. Pickett, McCarthy, Mundy and McHenry have been good value picks too.
 
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1. Jeremy Cameron (Geelong) - has been injured and now kicking into gear
2. Max Gawn (Melbourne)
3. Jeremy McGovern (West Coast) - injured
4. Dylan Shiel (Essendon) - long term injury
5. Stephen Coniglio (GWS) - long term injury
6. Nick Vlastuin (Richmond) - has been injured
7. Ben Cunnington (North Melbourne)
8. Josh Dunkley (Western Bulldogs) - long term injury
9. Dane Rampe (Sydney)
10. Jack Viney (Melbourne) - injured
11. Tim Membrey (St Kilda)
12. Brandon Ellis (Gold Coast)
13. Trent Dumont (North Melbourne) - has been injured long term but is back
14. Noah Anderson (Gold Coast)
15. Gryan Miers (Geelong) - injured

9 of my top 15 picks have suffered medium to long term injuries
 

Mego Red

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EXCELLENT
Pick 1: Christian Petracca
Pick 3: Steven May
Pick 6: Ollie Wines
Pick 17: Jack Bowes

GOOD
Pick 4: Jake Lloyd
Pick 5: Caleb Daniel
Pick 7: Andrew McGrath
Pick 8: Tim English
Pick 9: Brayden Maynard
Pick 10: Dyson Heppell
Pick 21: Isaac Smith

OKAY
Pick 2: Taylor Adams
Pick 12: Rory Lobb
Pick 15: Callum Wilkie
Pick 16: Oliver Florent
Pick 18: Jack Graham
Pick 23: Daniel McStay
Pick 24: Ben McKay
Pick 25: Tom Cole
Pick 26: Michael Gibbons
Pick 27: Curtis Taylor
Pick 28: Stephen Motlop

BAD
Pick 11: Devon Smith
Pick 13: Tom Rockliff
Pick 14: Elliot Himmelburg
Pick 19: Marc Murphy
Pick 20: Jared Polec
Pick 22: Hamish Hartlett
Pick 29: Will Brodie
Pick 30: Brandon Zerk-Thatcher
 

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Short in goalkicking power but otherwise happy, best picks in green

Picks
Pick 3 - Lachie Neale - he’s back but a lot of work to do
Pick 28 - Reilly O'Brien - average year, what was I thinking?
Pick 33 - Eric Hipwood - best ever goal average, good, but 18th in Coleman? Yikes
Pick 58 - Cameron Guthrie - found that next level this year
Pick 63 - Brad Crouch - about as expected
Pick 88 - Tom Barrass - all good
Pick 93 - Andrew Brayshaw - big jump in responsibility & output this year 👍
Pick 118 - Jack Crisp - great year in terrible team

Pick 123 - Luke McDonald - “sucks”
Pick 148 - Aidan Corr - not terrible but constantly injured
Pick 153 - Jaidyn Stephenson - he’s building, I think he likes it at Norf
Pick 178 - Lance Franklin - he’s back and it’s like he never left, 14th in Coleman from 9 games

Pick 183 - Xavier Duursma - injured but he looked good
Pick 208 - Alex Witherden - best year for him... if he can get on the park
Pick 213 - Thomas Liberatore - star this year
Pick 238 - Jayden Hunt - and no goals, meh
Pick 243 - Trent McKenzie - 3 games in the seniors... but he’s working his way back,
Pick 268 - Gary Rohan - okay usually I just say he’s s**t, but he’s done well this year, 21st in Coleman
Pick 273 - Will Hoskin-Elliot - not a bad year, but I want more

Pick 298 - Tim O'Brien - meh
Pick 303 - Harry Schoenberg - you can see the footy IQ dripping off him
Pick 328 - Riley Thilthorpe - 5 goals on debut, likely RS?
Pick 333 - James Aish - having his best year but 1.8? Grrr
Pick 358 - Denver Grainger-Barrass - injured
Pick 363 - Tom Scully delisted - calculated risk that didn’t pay off
Pick 388 - Jackson Nelson - alright but could be better
Pick 393 - Lachie Schultz - needs to kick more goals
Pick 418 - Noah Answerth - injured
Pick 423 - Flynn Perez - injured
Pick 448 - Bailey Williams - doing pretty well
Free Agent - Laitham Vandermeer - he‘sokay, probably needed another year
 

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