Aiden Begg. Coached him for 3 or 4 cricket seasons. Great kid, great family. Versatile tall, but will miss the rest of the year with a shoulder. Read somewhere that Collingwood might be into him, which would be about the worst result for me, but fantastic for him. With three picks to use, and a lack of developing talls, I'd be thrilled if we took him late.Correct. Coverage begins 6:30PM.
Who are you hoping to get drafted?
First off I agree completely he is extremely raw and did very little outside of the ruck taps, like Pittonet but can actually tap the ball to our advantage, this would of course be a long term selection not an immediate fix but we need a long term ruck prospect and if we can get one cheaply in the mid season draft it’s a bonus.Let me start off by saying that Mirkov is RAW. Like REALLY RAW. And that in theory he has LOTS of upside. Now....to the rest of my post.
I have seen many posters wax lyrical about his match against Brisbane as proof he could be an elite tap ruckman. That he destroyed his opponent and gave us an armchair ride for our domination that day.
In that infamous Brissy game, he got 36 hitouts (very nice). But he had only 3 possessions. 3! His opponent, Tom Fullarton, was badly beaten in the ruck contests (20 HOs) but had an incredible 33 disposals, 4 marks and 8 clearances. And Fullarton isn't the 2nd coming of Dean Cox. He has averaged <10 touches and <2 clearances in his young AFL career so far (and that's after I removed a match where he got injured).
Again, I know Mirkov has upside and I don't question his height, leap and ruckwork, BUT...... he is (currently) useless outside of that.
He seems years away from AFL output based on fitness and gameplay. We used to give Warnock sh*t for being useless outside ruck contests. Does Mirkov not project to be an even more exaggerated version of that? Where worst case, he takes up a spot for years, base case he might be a poor man's Warnock and only in an ideal world does he end up being a good pickup?
A penny for your thoughts?
Concerned in Carlton
I assume so but can't confirm.
That list of names isn't filling me with confidence. Compare it to: Thornton, Carrazo, Jacobs, Jamison, Ed, Byrne, Sheehan... I can go on.I'm relatively confident at least one of our picks tonight will pan out rather well. When it comes to these non-traditional avenues of signing players (non-draft/trade/free agent picks) we recently seem to have done alright.
Gibbons and Cottrell have been fantastic pickups considering how we got them. Even Deluca I think did quite well with the chance he got, he was considered unlucky to not have been extended at the time. Owies being a cat B rookie from basketball has come on well also considering his start point.
Correct. Coverage begins 6:30PM.
30 minutes preamble? That'll run longer than the draft...7PM tonight.
It's exclusively on AFL.com.au. Jeremias can we get the link on the pinned post, or get another post pinned?I assume so but can't confirm.
Better option is to probably watch it on the afl website here: https://www.afl.com.au/news/620558/...-afl-mid-season-rookie-draft-from-6-30pm-aest