BigFooty Official 2021 OFFICIAL BIGFOOTY PHANTOM DRAFT

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PICKS AND ORDER

PMBangers

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IF YOU WANT TO READ THROUGH THE THREAD AND ONLY SEE THE SELECTIONS RATHER THAN COMMENTARY FROM NON-DRAFTERS, CLICK 'READER MODE' NEXT TO YOUR 'WATCH' BUTTON

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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LukeParkerno1

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Great effort from everyone, speak for everyone but it really is much appreciated that you guys took the time to do this.

Whilst I don't agree with 2 of our selections, I won't take anything away from the time or effort it takes.

Well done everyone again fabulous job.
 
Rookie Draft Pick 16 - Zavier Maher New

Macca19

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Rookie Pick 16 - Port Adelaide

Zavier Maher - Murray Bushrangers

184cm, 82kg, Midfielder

Going on pure gut feel with this one. Was a bit of a surprise that Zavier was overlooked last year but he came back this year and played quite well in the three games he played for Murray. He is a midfielder that shows good pace, good skills and good agility. Whilst it is a bit of a speculative pick this year, he will at least add to the depth of the reserves midfield and will get every opportunity to show his worth at SANFL level to see if he is capable of making that step up.

Others in the mix were Braden Andrews, Finn Gorringe and Bryce Milford
 

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Rookie Draft Pick 17 - Zac Becker New

Wizard17

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Rookie pick 17 - Zac Becker - 190cm, 92kg - Medium Defender via Sturt

With the retirement of Easton Wood I'd like a bit more depth in this area.
 
Rookie Draft Pick 18 - Jamieson Ballantyne New

eDPS

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Melbourne Rookie pick 18 - Jamieson Ballantyne
184cm 79kg - Wingman

Stoked he got this far, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Ballantyne go in the 2nd round of this years draft. Ballantyne is a smooth moving wingman with a good workrate and balances offensive running and defensive running which is vital for wingman in today’s game. Contested game is the improvement but as a wingman it’s no worse than most others in this years pool.
 

weltschmerz

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Melbourne Rookie pick 18 - Jamieson Ballantyne
184cm 79kg - Wingman

Stoked he got this far, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Ballantyne go in the 2nd round of this years draft. Ballantyne is a smooth moving wingman with a good workrate and balances offensive running and defensive running which is vital for wingman in today’s game. Contested game is the improvement but as a wingman it’s no worse than most others in this years pool.

Last pick of the draft might be its biggest steal.
 

Eastcoasteagle

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Melbourne Rookie pick 18 - Jamieson Ballantyne
184cm 79kg - Wingman

Stoked he got this far, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Ballantyne go in the 2nd round of this years draft. Ballantyne is a smooth moving wingman with a good workrate and balances offensive running and defensive running which is vital for wingman in today’s game. Contested game is the improvement but as a wingman it’s no worse than most others in this years pool.
I went back and watched the Bushrangers vs GWV game the other night, as wanted to see Butler and Brown a bit more. But I came away from watching the game thinking I really liked Jamieson Ballantyne, and I searched high and low on this draft boards for the mere mention of his name and couldn't find anything really. I did find an article online about him travelling from Portland to Warrnambool and onto Ballarat just for training and his dedication to footy which really impressed me and got me thinking he could be a draft bargain.
He's well balanced, but has long legs and runs hard and his skills look good. Plenty for a club to work with.

Glad you picked him up here.
 

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Pick 43 - Melbourne - Charlie Molan
187cm 86kg - Medium Utility

I was debating between Molan and his GWV teammate Kai Lohmann but after taking the high tempo player in Clarke I’ve gone with a more week to week reliable player in Molan.

An underrated player due to playing a more defensive game than most and being played in a range of positions so he couldn’t settle. There isn’t many weaknesses to Molans game, he isn’t flashy but is reliable every week and is athletic and strong enough to play any role and even play next year.

Super stoked with my Melbourne picks and I’ll go early and say the demons have won the draft 😂
I'm really starting to warm to Molan lately. Have just finished re-watching the Metro vs Country challenge match and maybe it's the red hair but I see a lot of Nick Vlastuin with his play. Very solid defensively and could potentially be one of those players who organises a backline while providing a bit of intercept and rebound when needed.
 

Midnite65

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I know Fremantle posters aren't too happy with me going small early. I probably won't be let back onto the board if I don't go tall here, so at 193cm and 81kg...

Pick 21 Fremantle - Mitch Knevitt (midfielder, Geelong Falcons/Vic Country)

Okay, so a few notes first...

- there's next to no chance Fremantle takes this pick. It'll be used to move down the order and probably try to pick up a future second rounder in the process. So it's a difficult one for 'realism'

- going small early was more just an experiment as such, since Fremantle posters are so focused on going tall early. So I wanted to look at another option and what could happen, and I did suspect all the big name talls would be gone by now. I've floated the idea on the Fremantle board that if we rate Jack Williams then maybe we get a goal kicker like Rachele and outside skill in NWM early, and then position ourselves for Williams in the second round. If I could trade down, I'd consider that

- if this was the real thing, I think it's unlikely we'd have passed up on Mac Andrew if he was available (which I doubt he will be)

But onto the pick...

I really like Mitch Knevitt, probably more than most on here - although I suspect he'll get some more attention the closer we get to the draft. He's one of a host of Victorian players that would have been really interesting to watch play a full season, because I think he was primed for big things. And he definitely made the most of his opportunities this year, winning big time numbers in the midfield and consistently being one of his teams best.

I know Josh Goater has his fans who highlight his athleticism and potential, but I reckon Knevitt is right up there. His upside is huge and it looks like he's only just getting started. I also think he has a more defined primary position. His Combine testing proved his athleticism too. And while Matt Johnson is arguably the 'big body' midfielder of note in this draft and he's no doubt better and more composed now, Knevitt does things that Johnson just can't. When you think of guys like Petracca, Bontempelli, Cripps and Fyfe, what sets them apart from other midfielders? Contested marking. And that's where Knevitt has the other two covered, and makes him such an attractive option in the modern game.

He's still improving as a player. He has the endurance base, and he's starting to utilise it more in games. His inside game is developing from pure strength to incorporating more finesse and positioning as well.

If I was going to justify this pick to Fremantle fans, I would highlight there was no KPF that I rated around this mark available and also we'll be unlikely to be picking here. And that while Knevitt is absolutely a midfielder, he's one that could definitely play forward too - allowing Fyfe to also go forward more often too. I've also got a couple of talls up my sleeve still.

giantroo
So still no KPF's???
 

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pick 7 - Hawthorn - Ben Hobbs - GWV - 183cm 80kg

tough inside mid, with great leadership potential, up there with Daicos as the best inside midfielder in the draft, he is too good not to take here, Ward was the other option at this spot if Hobbs was taken, but Hobbs will help improve our midfield which has been a weakness for us and help with our contested football in the midfield.



Chris25 you're up
Horrible pick for Hawks 🙈
 

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WilloTree

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So still no KPF's???
Yep - this draft is a mess.

Imagine Freo going into a Draft with 3 genuinely good local KPFs (and Bazzo who can play both ends), picks to get them, and coming away holding four-fifths of fu** all.

Could the club be that idiotic? I mean, it is Freo.
 

briztoon

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Yep - this draft is a mess.

Imagine Freo going into a Draft with 3 genuinely good local KPFs (and Bazzo who can play both ends), picks to get them, and coming away holding four-fifths of fu** all.

Could the club be that idiotic? I mean, it is Freo.
3?

I believe there’s 1.
 

weltschmerz

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Yep - this draft is a mess.

Imagine Freo going into a Draft with 3 genuinely good local KPFs (and Bazzo who can play both ends), picks to get them, and coming away holding four-fifths of fu** all.

Could the club be that idiotic? I mean, it is Freo.

Hey, you got Benning.
 

Chris25

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Yep - this draft is a mess.

Imagine Freo going into a Draft with 3 genuinely good local KPFs (and Bazzo who can play both ends), picks to get them, and coming away holding four-fifths of fu** all.

Could the club be that idiotic? I mean, it is Freo.

To be fair, I did explain all my picks. I also said how if this was the real thing, I'd have traded back from #21 and looked to have picked up Jack Williams later on. But I wasn't going to reach that much for him. And I think there's also a real argument to be made that Benning has a higher ceiling than him. I'd argue Mitch Knevitt could even be developed into a similar level CHF too, he has the size and overhead marking. And maybe Anthony Caminiti is the next Josh Treacy, pretty sure everyone is happy we got him.

The Fremantle board has elevated all the WA KPPs to Pavlich/God level, but there's a reason why most draft watchers have van Rooyen going in the 15-25 range. And Williams going 30+. Would we be as interested if they weren't from WA?
 

briztoon

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Amiss, JRV and Williams makes 3.
I only count one of those as a genuinely good KPF prospect.

JVR is probably best suited to playing as a third tall defender at AFL level. I believe he would struggle playing forward.

I believe it’s long odds Williams makes it at afl level.
 

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