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Pick 1 - North Melbourne - Jason Horne-Francis
Pick 2 - Western Bulldogs MATCHED BID - Sam Darcy
Pick 3 - Collingwood MATCHED BID - Nick Daicos
Pick 4 - GWS - Josh Gibcus
Pick 5 - Gold Coast Suns - Neil Erasmus
Pick 6 - Adelaide - Finn Callaghan
Pick 7 - Hawthorn - Ben Hobbs
Pick 8 - Fremantle - Josh Rachele
Pick 9 - Richmond - Josh Ward
Pick 10 - Fremantle - Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera
Pick 11 - St Kilda - Matthew Johnson
Pick 12 - West Coast - Josh Goater
Pick 13 - Essendon - Tyler Sonsie
Pick 14 - Port Adelaide - Josh Sinn
Pick 15 - GWS - Mac Andrew
Pick 16 - Brisbane - Jye Amiss
Pick 17 - Richmond - Jacob Van Rooyen
Pick 18 - Sydney - Darcy Wilmot
Pick 19 - Melbourne - Campbell Chesser
Pick 20 - Brisbane - Mitch Owens

Pick 21 - Fremantle - Mitch Knevitt

Pick 22 - North Melbourne - Tom Brown
Pick 23 - Hawthorn - Rhett Bazzo
Pick 24 - GWS Giants MATCHED BID - Josh Fahey
Pick 25 - Geelong - Arlo Draper
Pick 26 - Hawthorn - Conor Macdonald
Pick 27 - Carlton - Angus Sheldrick
Pick 28 - Richmond - Zac Taylor
Pick 29 - Richmond - Cooper Murley

Pick 30 - Richmond - Blake Howes
Pick 31 - West Coast Eagles - Toby Conway
Pick 32 - Geelong - Sam Butler
Pick 33 - Sydney - Ned Long
Pick 34 - Geelong - Leek Alleer
Pick 35 - Adelaide - Matty Roberts
Pick 36 - Geelong - Brady Hough
Pick 37 - West Coast Eagles - Jesse Motlop

Pick 38 - Melbourne - Judson Clarke
Pick 39 - Sydney - Paul Curtis

Pick 40 - Brisbane - Alastair Lord
Pick 41 - North Melbourne - Jack Williams
Pick 42 - North Melbourne - Arthur Jones
Pick 43 - Melbourne - Charlie Molan
Pick 44 - Collingwood - Kai Lohmann
Pick 45 - Geelong - Kade Dittmar
Pick 46 - Essendon - Shay Linke
Pick 47 - Brisbane - Hugh Jackson
Pick 48 - Collingwood - Taj Woewodin
Pick 49 - Essendon - Corey Warner
Pick 50 - Melbourne - Youseph Dib
Pick 51 - Collingwood - Lachlan Rankin

Pick 52 - Hawthorn - Joshua Browne
Pick 53 - Brisbane - Miller Bergman
Pick 54 - Fremantle - Anthony Caminiti
Pick 55 - St Kilda - Bailey Rogers
Pick 56 - Port Adelaide - Sam Breuer
Pick 57 - Carlton - Luke Polson
Pick 58 - Western Bulldogs (Darcy bid residual points) - Morgan Ferres
Pick 59 - Hawthorn - Jake Soligo
Pick 60 - St Kilda - Jack Avery
Pick 61 - St Kilda - Charlie Dean
Pick 62 - West Coast - James Tunstill
Pick 63 - Fremantle - Eric Benning
Pick 64 - Sydney - Justin Davies
Pick 65 - North Melbourne - Sam Banks
Pick 66 - Port Adelaide - Harvey Harrison
Pick 67 - Port Adelaide - Oscar Adams
Pick 68 - Adelaide - Jordan Lukac
Pick 69 - Brisbane - Marcus Windhager

(Selections to meet minimum of 3 criteria) note: this is for the phantom only, in the real draft rookie upgrades and such will happen to meet the minimum criteria

Pick 70 - Gold Coast Suns - Jase Burgoyne
Pick 71 - Carlton - Isaac Birt
Pick 72 - Gold Coast Suns - Ethan Regan
Pick 73 - Western Bulldogs (Darcy bid residual pick) - Luke Nankervis
Pick 74 - Western Bulldogs (Darcy bid residual pick) - Hugh Stagg
Pick 75 - Western Bulldogs (Darcy bid residual pick) - Dante Visentini
Pick 78 - GWS (list spots left after Fahey bid) - Ronald Fejo Jnr

Rookie Draft (1 Round for fun xx)
RD Pick 1 - North Melbourne - Jahmal Stretch
RD Pick 2 - Collingwood - Lukas Cooke
RD Pick 3 - Gold Coast Suns - Max Chipper
RD Pick 4 - Adelaide - James Willis
RD Pick 5 - Hawthorn - Toby Murray
RD Pick 6 - Carlton - Mani Liddy
RD Pick 7 - Richmond - Lewis Rayson
RD Pick 8 - Fremantle - Luca Whitelum
RD Pick 9 - St Kilda - Blake Schlensog
RD Pick 10 - West Coast Eagles - Lochie Paton
RD Pick 11 - Essendon - Dylan Landt
RD Pick 12 - Sydney
RD Pick 13 - GWS - Corey Preston
RD Pick 14 - Brisbane - Oscar Morrison
RD Pick 15 - Geelong - Kaden Harbour
RD Pick 16 - Port Adelaide - Zavier Maher
RD Pick 17 - Western Bulldogs - Zac Becker
RD Pick 18 - Melbourne - Jamieson Ballantyne

Bids in more detail
Pick 2 - GWS bid on Sam Darcy - (Requires 2014 points to match, Dogs use 23, 43, 44, 45, 52. Gain 2, 60)
Pick 3 - GWS bid on Nick Daicos - (Requires 1787 to match, Pies use 36, 38, 40, 43. Gain 3 [pretty sure this is about bang on])
Pick 24 - Geelong bid on Josh Fahey - (Requires 690 to match, GWS use 46 and 65. Gain 24. 200-odd point deficit)
 
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eDPS

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Cal rated one of our academy kids as a future pick 1. We just delisted him.

Cal rated a Richmond father son kid in the teens in his draft year. Richmond just delisted him.


Cal rated Jarrod Brander as a top 5 player while he was still in GWS’s academy. West Coast just delisted him.

Notice a pattern yet?
Yep, Giants and Tigers scouts aren’t giving him any info obviously
 

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Twomey needs a new pair of glasses?
Cal for those not already aware goes along to games to network. He spends his time chatting to recruiters and player managers. He doesn't have notepad in hand taking notes throughout the game of what he's watching. That inside intel is his priority. That's why he'll more years than not probably produce the most accurate phantom drafts. And for the role he completes as a news reporter and do complete whatever interview stories he completes. It's the optimal approach and allows him to do his job very well.

What's the cost? His power rankings will read like a phantom draft and his analysis and talent assessments won't be as deep or accurate as I'd say of arguably the better majority of the participants in this draft. And it should come through with how well selected the top-40 in this draft was as to how capable the selectors on bigfooty are, particularly when it comes to junior talent ID with a good number of capable junior talent specialists on here. I would imagine that's why for such a long time Bigfooty has been a preferred destination by many to collect their draft information.
 

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Cal for those not already aware goes along to games to network. He spends his time chatting to recruiters and player managers. He doesn't have notepad in hand taking notes throughout the game of what he's watching. That inside intel is his priority. That's why he'll more years than not probably produce the most accurate phantom drafts. And for the role he completes as a news reporter and do complete whatever interview stories he completes. It's the optimal approach and allows him to do his job very well.

What's the cost? His power rankings will read like a phantom draft and his analysis and talent assessments won't be as deep or accurate as I'd say of arguably the better majority of the participants in this draft. And it should come through with how well selected the top-40 in this draft was as to how capable the selectors on bigfooty are, particularly when it comes to junior talent ID with a good number of capable junior talent specialists on here. I would imagine that's why for such a long time Bigfooty has been a preferred destination by many to collect their draft information.
Spot on. I personally really do not give a frig whether it is Hobbs, Ward, Erasmus, etc. What I am more interested in is where do people think Joshua Browne will land as a range as he is a ball magnet at colts but did not get the Sheldrick or Dittmar midfield minutes in the SA games.

I admire how the AFL have made space for him and asked the recruiters to talk with him. It also helps knowing who has had what interviews with which players. I love the fact that O'Brien at West Coast gives him nothing so in most years, we have little leaking from the club to give hints.
 

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I like Cal. I think sometimes he falls in love with certain players which clouds his judgement on them but ultimately I think he does as good a job as you could want for a journo doing that sort of role. I'd also say that he should be thanked for really promoting underage football as he was really the first one to push for and provide more official information out there for us draft geeks. Before him there wasn't much official info at all outside of Burgatrons yearly phantom draft.
 

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Spot on. I personally really do not give a frig whether it is Hobbs, Ward, Erasmus, etc. What I am more interested in is where do people think Joshua Browne will land as a range as he is a ball magnet at colts but did not get the Sheldrick or Dittmar midfield minutes in the SA games.

I admire how the AFL have made space for him and asked the recruiters to talk with him. It also helps knowing who has had what interviews with which players. I love the fact that O'Brien at West Coast gives him nothing so in most years, we have little leaking from the club to give hints.
I was also disappointed not to see Browne featured through the WA midfield either.

No doubt the draft stocks of Sheldrick and Dittmar rose and they deservedly featured, but Browne's play in the Colts was seriously good and should have leant itself to an equally prominent midfield opportunity.

All the champs confirmed for Browne is if he's not used through the midfield, he's not the same player.
 

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Spot on. I personally really do not give a frig whether it is Hobbs, Ward, Erasmus, etc. What I am more interested in is where do people think Joshua Browne will land as a range as he is a ball magnet at colts but did not get the Sheldrick or Dittmar midfield minutes in the SA games.

I admire how the AFL have made space for him and asked the recruiters to talk with him. It also helps knowing who has had what interviews with which players. I love the fact that O'Brien at West Coast gives him nothing so in most years, we have little leaking from the club to give hints.
I was disappointed not to see Browne through the midfield either for WA.

No doubt the draft stocks of Sheldrick and Dittmar rose, but Browne's play in the Colts was seriously good.
 

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I like Cal. I think sometimes he falls in love with certain players which clouds his judgement on them but ultimately I think he does as good a job as you could want for a journo doing that sort of role. I'd also say that he should be thanked for really promoting underage football as he was really the first one to push for and provide more official information out there for us draft geeks. Before him there wasn't much official info at all outside of Burgatrons yearly phantom draft.
I think we all have our favourites at times, nothing wrong with it really. What Cal does is effective enough, I'm not sure you need to scribble down a bunch of highlight plays to get a basic concept of a player either, if a guy moves well in traffic enough that it's their biggest strength you'll remember it, it's only when you want to start getting into the niche things you look for that you need to take extensive notes imo
 

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Cal for those not already aware goes along to games to network. He spends his time chatting to recruiters and player managers. He doesn't have notepad in hand taking notes throughout the game of what he's watching. That inside intel is his priority. That's why he'll more years than not probably produce the most accurate phantom drafts. And for the role he completes as a news reporter and do complete whatever interview stories he completes. It's the optimal approach and allows him to do his job very well.

What's the cost? His power rankings will read like a phantom draft and his analysis and talent assessments won't be as deep or accurate as I'd say of arguably the better majority of the participants in this draft. And it should come through with how well selected the top-40 in this draft was as to how capable the selectors on bigfooty are, particularly when it comes to junior talent ID with a good number of capable junior talent specialists on here. I would imagine that's why for such a long time Bigfooty has been a preferred destination by many to collect their draft information.
Yet, you watch all the phantom drafts change once Cal releases his list. I always find it funny how someone starts to rate a certain player once Cal has him in their top 10 or 20, because deep down inside they know Cal has the inside information, hence actually recruiters rate a player...
 

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Yet, you watch all the phantom drafts change once Cal releases his list. I always find it funny how someone starts to rate a certain player once Cal has him in their top 10 or 20, because deep down inside they know Cal has the inside information, hence actually recruiters rate a player...
That's the value he offers in the leadup to the draft. He is to his credit a great networker.
 

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Yet, you watch all the phantom drafts change once Cal releases his list. I always find it funny how someone starts to rate a certain player once Cal has him in their top 10 or 20, because deep down inside they know Cal has the inside information, hence actually recruiters rate a player...
Do you mean his ratings or his phantom draft released 2 days before the draft?
 

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To quote my earlier post:
Plainly put, I see better options still on the table with a higher probability of having an AFL career.

St Kilda in the real thing I imagine would match bids on him, and a bid should come earlier than this.

I'm not personally going to take an NGA or F/S just for the sake of it. If they're not the highest player on my board and they're a good way off, it makes no sense to select them or match bids.

Windhager can fall into the rookie draft and if this draft continued into the rookie draft, there are players I'd still be picking ahead of him with my view being if I were to select him, it's a pick on potential over performance, and a speculative one.
 

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In regards to Cal and his ratings, agree with KM that he is very well connected and consequently, is a good conveyor of recruiters opinions.

Yes he does embellish some of the stuff, but by the nature of what he does he can only give half the story.

He can tell us all the “ good “ footy on field stuff about players.
What he can’t ( and rightly so ) doesn’t put out there in the public domain is the negative off field stuff.

How kids interview and more importantly, their character reference check.

Let’s be honest a cross section of the general public are drop kicks, have character flaws and question marks, the draft cohort is no different.

This facet of drafting and recruiting is very important and sometimes has a significant bearing of just where in the draft a kid is taken.

What the line of communication Cal will convey is that player X will interview well, or that the player Y will relocate easily, so the positive is acknowledged but the negative stuff is deliberately kept out of the public domaine.

This negative information is something that most outside the inner sanctum of the AFL recruiting or drafting cycle would not know much about.

Those posters closer to certain players at Club and State level on here may have an inkling to part of it, but most who post here are not aware of these details when we make draft range predictions based soly on on field footballing exploits.
 
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Pick 64 - Sydney Swans

Justin Davies - Dandenong stingrays/ Vic country

194cm/92kg - Defender

It was a real toss up at this pick and thought about whether Sydney should just pass all together. I also thought about taking Rentsch, but with Ladhams being brought into the team they now have a heap of depth in the forward and ruck stocks (Amartey, Mclean, sinclair, Mcdonald, Reid, mcAndrew).
I watched Davies play live a few times this year and his competitiveness as defender and his ability to defend one on one, really took my eye. He’s the type of player that trained up in swans system could thrive, especially with their ability to mold young players into reliable afl defenders. He’s slightly undersized at 194cm but has shown that ability to play on either tall or small forwards (think Jake Kelly), which is important as coaches loves versatile defenders in this day and age.
giantroo
 
Pick 65 - Sam Banks New

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Pick 65 - Sam Banks - Medium defender - 187cm/ 71kg - Tasmania/Clarence

Not expecting a 5th pick here but taking the Tasmanian here. Banks is a leader, a smooth mover and an elite distributor of the pill playing mainly off the half back line with stints in the midfield and the wing. Banks has shown that he can accumulate the pill in defence and provides plenty of run and carry. I would like to see him get more contested ball however he is too good not to be picked up. Banks also trained with North Melbourne as part of the AFL Academy program.

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Pick 64 - Sydney Swans

Justin Davies - Dandenong stingrays/ Vic country

194cm/92kg - Defender

It was a real toss up at this pick and thought about whether Sydney should just pass all together. I also thought about taking Rentsch, but with Ladhams being brought into the team they now have a heap of depth in the forward and ruck stocks (Amartey, Mclean, sinclair, Mcdonald, Reid, mcAndrew).
I watched Davies play live a few times this year and his competitiveness as defender and his ability to defend one on one, really took my eye. He’s the type of player that trained up in swans system could thrive, especially with their ability to mold young players into reliable afl defenders. He’s slightly undersized at 194cm but has shown that ability to play on either tall or small forwards (think Jake Kelly), which is important as coaches loves versatile defenders in this day and age.
giantroo
I was really keen on him earlier in the year, for exactly what you mentioned: competitiveness, ability one on one and I thought he was pretty good on the left peg.
His game in the trial match for Vic country underwhelmed a bit. But I agree, if you put him into a really good development system like Sydney he could thrive.
I didn't rate Amartey that much a few years back, but credit to the swans as he's looking decent (good development).
 

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In regards to Cal and his ratings, agree with KM that he is very well connected and consequently, is a good conveyor of recruiters opinions.

Yes he does embellish some of the stuff, but by the nature of what he does he can only give half the story.

He can tell us all the “ good “ footy on field stuff about players.
What he can’t ( and rightly so ) doesn’t put out there in the public domain is the negative off field stuff.

How kids interview and more importantly, their character reference check.

Let’s be honest a cross section of the general public are drop kicks, have character flaws and question marks, the draft cohort is no different.

This facet of drafting and recruiting is very important and sometimes has a significant bearing of just where in the draft a kid is taken.

What the line of communication Cal will convey is that player X will interview well, or that the player Y will relocate easily, so the positive is acknowledged but the negative stuff is deliberately kept out of the public domaine.

This negative information is something that most outside the inner sanctum of the AFL recruiting or drafting cycle would not know much about.

Those posters closer to certain players at Club and State level on here may have an inkling to part of it, but most who post here are not aware of these details when we make draft range predictions based soly on on field footballing exploits.
Garlett rings a bell.
 
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Pick 66 - Port Adelaide

Harvey Harrison - North Adelaide

181cm, 71kg, Balanced Midfielder

Harvey is a pacey midfielder who has picked up big numbers for North Adelaide in the under 18s all season. Capable of playing both inside and out, Harvey has shown a propensity to win clearances and breakaway with the ball all season. The way he plays he looks like an outside midfielder, but the more you watch, the more you notice just how good he can be at winning his own ball as well.

He finished the season 7th in total disposals (25.2 per game) and 2nd in total clearances (5.4 per game) in the SANFL under 18s and showed a lot of consistency in winning the football, falling below 20 disposals in only 4 out of 17 games. What really catches your eye is his run and carry when he gets the ball. He tested quickest out of all players tested at the combines this year and it shows in the way he plays. He gathers the ball and puts on the jets before driving long inside 50. He has breakaway clearances that have you nodding your head in approval and he can hit the scoreboard as well, kicking 9 goals for the year including a bag of 4 against Norwood in Round 7.

Whilst his decision making is very good, his skill execution especially by foot can be improved on. He can tend to rush his kicks when going at full pace so just needs to learn to steady before he kicks. Size wise he is quite slender so will need to put on quite a bit of core strength before he can play AFL midfield. There is a lot of Karl Amon about how he plays and having a young midfielder like Harvey come in and learn from someone like Karl and Xavier Duursma will be beneficial.

He is #38 on my draft rankings.

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Pick 67 - Port Adelaide

Oscar Adams - Glenelg

198cm, 85kg, Key Defender/Tall Utility

Oscar is a tall key defender with a good leap, good reach and an ability to play further up the field. For the first half of this season Oscar showed his versatility by playing in the Ruck for Glenelgs under 18 side and did so with distinction. Averaging 14 disposals, 20 hitouts, 4.75 marks and 2.6 inside 50s a game, he impressed with his Ruck craft, his leap and an ability to find some of his running players such as Hugh Stagg and Harry Tunkin with the ball.

But what I like about him most and why i've drafted him is for his more natural play as a key defender. Whether its playing on the last line or more across half back, Oscar shows a lot of talent with his defensive nous. He has a big leap and knows how to get that fist in to spoil the ball away. He kept the ever dangerous Lukas Cooke to just the 1 goal in each of their two match ups in the under 18s finals.

With the likes of Jonas and McKenzie aging and with Lienert getting delisted, Ports key defensive stocks are in need of more replenishment and I feel Oscar is the best available key defender at this pick. The fact he can also ruck is a bonus and he'll get plenty of opportunity to development both those aspects of his game at SANFL level. He does need to put on weight and muscle, he is quite thin at the moment, but he does have the frame that should be able to grow into an AFL body.

Oscar is #41 on my draft rankings.

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A totally selfish position but I am really grateful Chris25 is doing Freo this year and not me, and also making all unpopular (but IMO probably correct) calls on high end draft picks, and that all I have to do is make one call early and then take the best of the rest when everyone has finished mains and deserts - Thanks PMBangers!

In regards to Cal and his ratings, agree with KM that he is very well connected and consequently, is a good conveyor of recruiters opinions.

Yes he does embellish some of the stuff, but by the nature of what he does he can only give half the story.

He can tell us all the “ good “ footy on field stuff about players.
What he can’t ( and rightly so ) doesn’t put out there in the public domain is the negative off field stuff.

How kids interview and more importantly, their character reference check.

Let’s be honest a cross section of the general public are drop kicks, have character flaws and question marks, the draft cohort is no different.

This facet of drafting and recruiting is very important and sometimes has a significant bearing of just where in the draft a kid is taken.

What the line of communication Cal will convey is that player X will interview well, or that the player Y will relocate easily, so the positive is acknowledged but the negative stuff is deliberately kept out of the public domaine.

This negative information is something that most outside the inner sanctum of the AFL recruiting or drafting cycle would not know much about.

Those posters closer to certain players at Club and State level on here may have an inkling to part of it, but most who post here are not aware of these details when we make draft range predictions based solely on on field footballing exploits.
It is funny you mention the interview side Monocle, because I have found the basic but raw, pretty much unfiltered interviews of WA potential draftees that are done by the 'Road to the Draft" on YouTube over the last two years to be really fascinating and I have to admit a couple of times listening to these kids being interviewed that has changed my opinion about them either positively or negatively.

For example, (to take one of the positive one) there was one where they were interviewing Jack Williams early on in the season, and I felt he was very articulate on what he was intending to do to improve his game, including him saying he was working hard to improve his endurance; to then see him strongly running out fourth quarters in the U19 games marrying up so much with his stated intention is IMO a really good sign that he was able to (probably work with trainers to) put together and deliver the actions he needs to reach his objectives. You can probably take some other aspects of his character from that interview as well, some positive and some things that he may need to work on slightly.

And to be honest, there are also other interviews there (even factoring in the whole they haven't had media training yet) where there were a few alarm bells.

The awarding of leadership positions (or otherwise) works a bit as a proxy for reference checks as well for mine, although you always have to check yourself that clubs also have an interest in people getting drafted.
 

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A totally selfish position but I am really grateful Chris25 is doing Freo this year and not me, and also making all unpopular (but IMO probably correct) calls on high end draft picks, and that all I have to do is make one call early and then take the best of the rest when everyone has finished mains and deserts - Thanks PMBangers!



It is funny you mention the interview side Monocle, because I have found the basic but raw, pretty much unfiltered interviews of WA potential draftees that are done by the 'Road to the Draft" on YouTube over the last two years to be really fascinating and I have to admit a couple of times listening to these kids being interviewed that has changed my opinion about them either positively or negatively.

For example, (to take one of the positive one) there was one where they were interviewing Jack Williams early on in the season, and I felt he was very articulate on what he was intending to do to improve his game, including him saying he was working hard to improve his endurance; to then see him strongly running out fourth quarters in the U19 games marrying up so much with his stated intention is IMO a really good sign that he was able to (probably work with trainers to) put together and deliver the actions he needs to reach his objectives. You can probably take some other aspects of his character from that interview as well, some positive and some things that he may need to work on slightly.

And to be honest, there are also other interviews there (even factoring in the whole they haven't had media training yet) where there were a few alarm bells.

The awarding of leadership positions (or otherwise) works a bit as a proxy for reference checks as well for mine, although you always have to check yourself that clubs also have an interest in people getting drafted.
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Interesting on the interviews part of your comments, I've found similar that podcast appearances have influenced me at times, but I prefer the ones less known podcasts because its less structured and feels like the kids are a bit more open, unfortunatly I'm an ass and most interviews have been negative from my POV
 

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Interesting on the interviews part of your comments, I've found similar that podcast appearances have influenced me at times, but I prefer the ones less known podcasts because its less structured and feels like the kids are a bit more open, unfortunatly I'm an ass and most interviews have been negative from my POV
Well yes I probably put a kind spin on it - I have to admit that many of these 18 year olds don't measure up to the levels of expectation that I would say normally place on intern or graduate interviewees (and/or maybe even the expectations of an 18 year old)...but they are 18 year olds, so we have to try and not judge (too much).

I actually like the structure because it allows you to compare the way that they respond to same questions; when doing graduate interviews I have always tended to use HR's template questions (regardless of the quality of the question itself) and ask the same questions of everyone.
 
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Adelaide
Other Teams
Central District
Pick #68 - Adelaide - Jordan Lukac Woodville-West Torrens 196cm 89kg

I think he's worth a shot down here, he's certainly higher on my board.

Lukac had a terrific finish to the season becoming a flexible tall in both the SA Under 19 comp and also the Nationals against WA. He's got a beautiful set of hands, can take those strong one grab marks. Very good one on one, will take front position and then pluck the ball in front of his eyes. Contested ability no problems at all. More than competent as a pinch hitter in ruck and has a decent leap and well directed tap. Mobile, covers the ground well and is fairly sound at reading the play but his goalkicking can be spasmodic and will spray a few but does create numerous opportunities.

I feel in the right environment he could make a dangerous athletic package that would pose problems for defenders. He would be an upgrade on both Himmelberg and Frampton for a low risk pick here.

ModernArtillery
 
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