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Anyone interested in having a gander at Ollie in action, here ya go.

Last Saturday's game

#20 Red Team Ollie Davis
#39 Red Team Darcy Gardner a 2021 draft chance maybe.

The standard looks awful. The touches on paper look good but really you can see why Hamish got seduced with Chayce Jones - using the playing against men argument is a very loose one.
 

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The standard looks awful. The touches on paper look good but really you can see why Hamish got seduced with Chayce Jones - using the playing against men argument is a very loose one.
Then go look at his 2 NAB League games against this year draftees from the Calder Cannons and Eastern Ranges.

Nobody got seduced by Chayce Jones' TSL football, he got selected off of a dominant U18 Championships against his peers. (All Australian team starting midfielder with Sam Walsh)
 

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Then go look at his 2 NAB League games against this year draftees from the Calder Cannons and Eastern Ranges.

Nobody got seduced by Chayce Jones' TSL football, he got selected off of a dominant U18 Championships against his peers. (All Australian team starting midfielder with Sam Walsh)
A lot of the talk around Chayce being well ahead of his peers however was that he played against men. At the time Hamish said this a few times.
 

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The standard looks awful. The touches on paper look good but really you can see why Hamish got seduced with Chayce Jones - using the playing against men argument is a very loose one.
Tasmania has the same population as Geelong + Werribee in Victoria. So the TSL is basically the quality of two VFL teams split across 7 teams without any of the AFL depth or delisted players you get in the VFL sides.

It's basically a local A division competition
 

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So what...

These blokes selected Chayce as a starting midfielder alongside Sam Walsh in the 2018 U18's All Australian team, reckon they might have a clue too....

The AFL's Kevin Sheehan, Luke Power and Marcus Ashcroft, along with club recruiters Dom Milesi (Collingwood), Troy Selwood (Geelong), Luke Williams (Richmond) and Chris Liberatore (St Kilda), made up the All Australian selection committee.
 

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Talking of classy ball using midfielders I rate Matty Roberts' foot skills to be better than those of Jason Horne, Roberts left foot is very close to elite.
If we finish 16th or 17th is pick 2 or 3 too early for Roberts at this stage assuming Horne is gone after a Daicos bid? I know we don’t mind going local a little earlier if you use the pedlar pick as an example
 

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If we finish 16th or 17th is pick 2 or 3 too early for Roberts at this stage assuming Horne is gone after a Daicos bid? I know we don’t mind going local a little earlier if you use the pedlar pick as an example
If Roberts has a big nationals, then he may be right in there for selection at pick 3 is my guess. Ideally we hope that a number of the vic mids perform at the nationals and it might then muddy the waters on where clubs value certain players
 

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If we finish 16th or 17th is pick 2 or 3 too early for Roberts at this stage assuming Horne is gone after a Daicos bid? I know we don’t mind going local a little earlier if you use the pedlar pick as an example
Still a bit early but Roberts is certainly already in the top half dozen or so you would think.

Nationals will define the pecking order I think....and there is a chance Roberts might see some Panthers SANFL League minutes after the Nationals I suspect.
 

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If Roberts has a big nationals, then he may be right in there for selection at pick 3 is my guess. Ideally we hope that a number of the vic mids perform at the nationals and it might then muddy the waters on where clubs value certain players
Fair effort by the Panthers if Horne and Roberts were taken in the top three.
 

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From what I've read - 183cm, pure midfielder, neat left footer, that can kick goals.

I would be happy with that for our first rounder this year.

Does he have pace?

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I'd class him as a genuine mid/forward personally, not aware of his testing times but he's one of those players that has great spacial awareness and he's certainly not slow.
 

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I'd class him as a genuine mid/forward personally, not aware of his testing times but he's one of those players that has great spacial awareness and he's certainly not slow.
But in saying all that, he would surely have to be a way behind Horne purely as he is still playing junior level whereas Horne has not only been playing Seniors at SANFL but has cracked the state side?
 

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AFL Academy Coach Tarkyn Lockyer's pre-season take on who he considers the the top prospects. Not in any particular order.

Braden Andrews (Vic Metro/Oakleigh Chargers)

DOB: 23/2/2003 H: 188cm W: 88kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Mid-sized player who can play a range of roles. Good decision maker with clean hands.


Stats say: Played three games for Vic Metro at the under-16 championships in 2019, averaging 16.7 disposals, 2 inside-50s, 1.3 clearances and 80 SuperCoach points.

Sam Banks (Tasmania/Clarence)

DOB: 2/4/2003 H: 186cm W: 72kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Damaging ball user off half back. Takes the game on and is very effective by foot.

Stats say: Played three game for Tasmania at the under-16 championships in 2019, averaging 24 disposals, 3.7 rebound 50s, 8.3 marks and 143 SuperCoach points.

Rhett Bazzo (WA/Swan Districts)

DOB: 17/10/2003 H: 195cm W: 81kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Versatile defender who likes to take the game on in the air. Renowned for his intercept marking.

Stats say: Played three games for Swan Districts in the WAFL Colts in 2020, averaging 11.3 disposals, 5 marks, 1.7 spoils and 66 SuperCoach points.

Jace Burgoyne (SA/Woodville-West Torrens)

DOB: 15/7/2003 H: 185cm W: 64kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Classy mid/forward who finds plenty of the ball and use is damaging by foot. Father/Son prospect for Port Adelaide, being the son of Power premiership player Peter and brother of current Port-listed player Trent.

Stats say: Played 16 games for Woodville-West Torrens under-18s last year, averaging 28.5 disposals, 2.4 inside-50s, 4.2 clearances, 0.6 goals and 133 SuperCoach points.

Campbell Chesser (Vic Country/Sandringham Dragons)

DOB: 27/4/2003 H: 185cm W: 83kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Rebounding defender with genuine speed. May look to develop his game with more time through the midfield this year.

Stats say: Played three games for Vic Country in the under-16 championships in 2019, averaging 16.7 disposals, 3.7 rebound 50s, 5 marks, 5.3 intercept possessions and 91 SuperCoach points.


Josh Fahey (NSW/ACT/Giants Academy)

DOB: 11/11/2003 H: 186cm W: 76kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Damaging player with a booming left foot kick. Plays his best as a wing/half back with good speed and endurance.

Stats say: Played three games for NSW/ACT at the under-16 national championships in 2019, averaging 20.3 disposals, 7 rebound 50s, 5 marks and 118 SuperCoach points.

Cooper Hamilton (Vic Country/Bendigo Pioneers)

DOB: 24/9/2003 H: 182cm W: 86kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Hard-at-it defender with good endurance. Will look to take the game on with run and carry.

Stats say: Played two games for Vic Country in the under-16 national championships in 2019, averaging 13 disposals, 3.5 rebound 50s, 2.5 marks, 7.5 intercept possessions and 90 SuperCoach points.

Nick Daicos (Vic Metro/Oakleigh Chargers)

DOB: 3/1/2003 H: 183cm W: 72kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Versatile player who can mix between mid/forward with excellent kicking on both sides of his body. Father/Son prospect with Collingwood, being the son of premiership player Peter and bother of current Magpie Josh.

Stats say: Not available

Ben Hobbs (Vic Country/Greater Western Victoria Rebels)

DOB: 16/9/2003 H: 182cm W: 80kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Hard-at-it inside mid who thrives in the contest. Works hard and continually finds the ball.

Stats say: Played three games for Vic Country in the under-16 national championships in 2019, averaging 25.7 disposals, 3.7 inside-50s, 5 marks, 5 clearances, 1 goal and 147 SuperCoach points.

Jason Horne (SA/South Adelaide)

DOB: 21/6/2003 H: 183cm W: 77kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Inside mid/forward with a strong body and loves to fly for his marks. Played senior football in 2020 and adapted to the game well.

Stats say: Played nine games for South Adelaide in the SANFL under-18s in 2020, averaging 10.8 disposals, 3 inside-50s, 2.1 marks, 1.3 clearances, 0.6 goals and 59 SuperCoach points.

Austin Harris (QLD/Gold Coast Suns Academy)

DOB: 30/4/2003 H: 176cm W: 68kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Very clever player with speed and agility. Finds the ball well and has smooth skills by hand and foot.

Stats say: Played three games for Queensland in the under-16 national championships in 2019, averaging 21.7 disposals, 3 inside-50s, 8.7 marks, 3.3 clearances and 111 SuperCoach points.


Blake Howes (Vic Metro/Sandringham Dragons)

DOB: 7/4/2003 H: 191cm W: 79kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Hard working forward who loves to take a mark and hits the scoreboard. Medium sized player with impressive work rate.

Stats say: Played three games for Vic Metro in the under-16 national championships in 2019, averaging 12.7 disposals, 3.7 marks, 1.7 goals, 4.3 score assists and 89 SuperCoach points.

Matthew Johnson (WA/Subiaco)

DOB: 16/3/2003 H: 190cm W: 78kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Classy midfielder who makes great decisions with ball in hand. A member of Subiaco’s Colts Premiership in 2020, has the ability to find time and space to use the ball well and puts his teammates into good positions.

Stats say: Played 10 games for Subiaco in the WAFL Colts in 2020, averaging 19 disposals, 3.3 inside-50s, 3.8 clearances, 0.7 goals and 113 SuperCoach points.

Cooper Murley (SA/Norwood)

DOB: 20/6/2003 H: 177cm W: 68kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Exciting player from South Australia. Plays as a mid/forward with excellent skills. Will be one to watch with his speed and repeat effort running.

Stats say: Played 16 games for Norwood in the SANFL under-18s in 2020, averaging 25.9 disposals, 5.1 inside-50s, 4.7 clearances, 1.2 goals and 128 SuperCoach points.

Josh Sinn (Vic Metro/Sandringham Dragons)

DOB: 7/1/2003 H: 186cm W: 78kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Classy player who loves to run and carry the football. Versatile player who mixes his time between wing and half back. Was captain of Vic Metro’s U16 side in 2019.

Stats say: Played three games for Vic Metro in the under-16 national championships in 2019, averaging 17 disposals, 4.7 inside-50s, 3 clearances and 96 SuperCoach points.

Josh Rachele (Vic Country/Murray Bushrangers)

DOB: 11/4/2003 H: 177cm W: 68kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Won the Kevin Sheehan Medal as the best player in the U16 AFL National Championships (Div 1). A strong and powerful midfielder who pushes hard forward to hit the scoreboard.

Stats say: Played three games for Vic Country in the under-16 national championships in 2019, averaging 26 disposals, 3 inside-50s, 2.3 clearances, 6.3 score involvements and 124 SuperCoach points.

Matt Roberts (SA/South Adelaide)

DOB: 31/7/2003 H: 183cm W: 81kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Inside mid who keeps finding the footy. Uses his grunt to win the ball before putting his teammates in good positions.

Stats say: Played seven games South Adelaide in the SANFL under-18s in 2020, averaging 26.6 disposals, 4.3 clearances, 1.7 goals, 4.4 inside-50s and 143 SuperCoach points.

Tyler Sonsie (Vic Metro/Eastern Ranges)

DOB: 27/1/2003 H: 182cm W: 76kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Smooth mover with excellent foot skills. Another who runs hard to break the lines and finds plenty of the footy.

Stats say: Played three games for Vic Metro in the under-16 national championships in 2019, averaging 22.7 disposals, 4.3 inside-50s, 3.3 clearances, 1.7 goals and 127 SuperCoach points.

Ned Stevens (NT Waratah/Gold Coast Suns Academy)

DOB: 7/6/2003 H: 196cm W: 83kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Exciting tall out of the NT. Dual sport athlete with a basketball background. Played senior football in 2020 and showed his talent with a strong performance in the NT All-Stars game as a ruck/key fwd.

Stats say: Played three games for Northern Territory in the under-16 national championships in 2019, averaging 10.3 disposals, 18.3 hit-outs, 4 clearances, 0.3 goals and 94 SuperCoach points.

Jacob Van Rooyen (WA/Claremont)

DOB: 16/4/2003 H: 193cm W: 87kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Developing tall with good athletic attributes. Key position player that works hard and hits the scoreboard. Key player from Claremont in the WAFL Colts Grand Final.

Stats say: Played 10 games for Claremont in the WAFL Colts in 2020, averaging 13.3 disposals, 3.9 marks, 1.9 goals, 6 score involvements and 95 SuperCoach points.

Jack Williams (WA/East Fremantle)

DOB: 1/12/2003 H: 195cm W: 91kg


Tarkyn Lockyer says: Key position player that can play at either end of the ground. Explosive athlete that reads the ball well in the air and uses his body well.

Stats say: Played 10 games for East Fremantle in the WAFL Colts in 2020, averaging 9.6 disposals, 3.6 marks, 1.1 goals, 2.8 score involvements and 83 SuperCoach points.
 

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Draper has to be top 10 for mine - has the hallmarks of the modern tall mid who is strong overhead and hit the scoreboard. Sort of like Perkins from last year.

Roberts has lovely skills, definitely a notch above Horne and lowers his eyes better. Horne just has that explosive game changing ability and power both on the ground and in the air. Both guns, South have a hattrick of stars who all should be playing league football.
 

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Roberts and his foot skills (if and once he develops, of course) would vastly improve our midfield. He’s right up there with the best of the best from this crop IMO

If we could find a way to snag him AND Draper, we’ll be set
 

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