Draft Review 2021 - Mid-Season Draft

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Elmer_Judd

SFA AA And Premiership Player #S34
Jul 25, 2019
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50,388
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Carlton
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Leeds United
Depends. I thought the purpose of a mid season draft is for them make a impact this season..

Which is why I thought Collingwood picking up Begg, who is out injured for the rest of the season, an odd move from them
 

Kangaroos4eva

Hall of Famer
Aug 22, 2012
47,844
93,687
ACT
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North Melbourne
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West Ham United
Important that we added some KPF depth. Still need a lot more KPP and ruck depth, but it is a good start.
 

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Psicosis

Norm Smith Medallist
May 7, 2012
9,341
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North Melbourne
Will be interested to see if 2021 MSD is an anomaly with top end talent like Edwards slipping through the 2020 ND due to COVID.

Will be fascinated to see if it happens again next year.
 

Orange Agent

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 12, 2016
5,851
6,492
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GWS
it's 2.5 years mate, rookie wages this year and 2023, and 150k next year.

Rookie wages are not capped only national draft pick wages which are tied to the draft selection. Rookie salary is the minimum to be paid, plenty of guys going from main list to rookie list are being paid more than the minimum.
 

peternorth

Moderator
May 6, 2005
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67,190
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Richmond
He’ll only play for Sturt when it’s against ports reserves.
Thats kinda awkward. This week he plays for port, following week plays for sturt against port!.

Imagine he wins the magary medal. From Sturt/Port!
 

Holy Rioli

Premium Gold
Nov 24, 2012
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7,282
Australia
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Hawthorn
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Golden State Warriors

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Yoda_

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May 6, 2007
34,230
18,485
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Essendon
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Tottenham Hotspurs, Melbourne Vixen
Hey guys, does anyone have a complete list of who was put on the inactive list before this draft? Lore, your'e pretty good at this stuff
 

Lore

Moderator ❀
Dec 14, 2015
34,094
48,620
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Essendon
Hey guys, does anyone have a complete list of who was put on the inactive list before this draft? Lore, your'e pretty good at this stuff
No idea, best bet is the draft board’s MSD thread. Or cal twomey on the AFL site
 

juss

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 23, 2009
28,527
39,015
Melbourne
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Richmond
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New York Jets
Will be interested to see if 2021 MSD is an anomaly with top end talent like Edwards slipping through the 2020 ND due to COVID.

Will be fascinated to see if it happens again next year.
Kangas need a win at the moment but long term I wouldn't want to see the MSD become the place where elite juniors are taken before the NSD.
 

The Filth Wizard

I'm going for gasps
Jul 26, 2007
87,072
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North Melbourne
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Kangas need a win at the moment but long term I wouldn't want to see the MSD become the place where elite juniors are taken before the NSD.

I think you're right but it's luck really, Edwards was technically passed over by the whole league in two drafts (ND and Rookie) prior. It's why we specifically kept a pick open (and other clubs too), the Vic kids were sure to reveal one or two that were behind just through lack of exposure in 2020. I can't see it ever happening again.
 

Ambrosia

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 11, 2010
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I think you're right but it's luck really, Edwards was technically passed over by the whole league in two drafts (ND and Rookie) prior. It's why we specifically kept a pick open (and other clubs too), the Vic kids were sure to reveal one or two that were behind just through lack of exposure in 2020. I can't see it ever happening again.

It’s more likely than you think. Over age players have come from the clouds to be first round picks before.

Look at guys Issac Smith and Tim English in recent years
 

The Filth Wizard

I'm going for gasps
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It’s more likely than you think. Over age players have come from the clouds to be first round picks before.

Look at guys Issac Smith and Tim English in recent years

Sure, but they still need to be passed over in a draft prior. When that happens, it's just opportunist.

Unless I have that wrong and overagers go straight in?
 

Majin

Premium Gold
Aug 9, 2017
13,147
37,469
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Hawthorn
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Hurricanes, Panthers, Mercedes
It’s more likely than you think. Over age players have come from the clouds to be first round picks before.

Look at guys Issac Smith and Tim English in recent years
They are not exactly common though, you have to back a decade for Smith.

Think it is good for the league if it happens. More talent coming in to the league and more ready made players coming in and having an impact for bottom teams speeding up the rebuilding process.
 

Ambrosia

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 11, 2010
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They are not exactly common though, you have to back a decade for Smith.

Think it is good for the league if it happens. More talent coming in to the league and more ready made players coming in and having an impact for bottom teams speeding up the rebuilding process.

Yeah but I doubt I’ve captured all of them those were just off the top of my head. Not to mention the post I was responding to said it would never happen again so twice in 10 years is a lot more than never.

Rory Lobb and Tim Kelly are other examples of early second round picks that would have been available in the mid season draft.

Sure, but they still need to be passed over in a draft prior. When that happens, it's just opportunist.

Unless I have that wrong and overagers go straight in?

It does seem a bit of a grey area considering the Blues got an exemption to draft Mirkov who didn’t nominate.

Overall I think it’s likely that pick 1 in the mid season draft is going to be worth on average around a late second round/early third round pick.

Other than the 4 players I’ve already mentioned there’s guys Bailey Fritsch, Liam Ryan and Sam Collins who’d all be very beneficial players to a rebuilding side.
 

Sentinel

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 15, 2012
6,273
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It’s more likely than you think. Over age players have come from the clouds to be first round picks before.

Look at guys Issac Smith and Tim English in recent years
Not sure if Tim English really counts here given he missed out on the 2015 draft due to a technicality, rather than actually being overlooked by recruiters.
 

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