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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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The Kings Ransom

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Suns areas of need
- Ruck
- Key position players
- dynamic midfielders with toughness and outside pace.


Does Erasmus address any of those areas?
Looking forward to the write up.
 

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Pick 9 - Josh Ward

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PICK 9 - RICHMOND TIGERS - JOSH WARD - 181cm 79 kg - MIDFIELDER

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Josh had an unbelievable year albeit playing only the 5 games.
The young man has already got an impressive resume as he was named Captain of not only the APS team of the year, but the NAB League Team of the year as well.

He was able to average over 30 possessions to go along with 5 marks and 5 tackles per game highlighting his tenacious want for the ball in a contest but also his 2 way running ability.

Josh covers the ground really well and is always getting from contest to contest easily, showcasing his beautiful mix of inside and outside capabilities. He is not the quickest player out there on the field but nowhere near the slowest. Would love to teach him how to be more damaging in the front half and start kicking goals to go along with his high possession high clearance game, but I'm sure that will come with time in a full time football environment.

At heart, he is a ball winning, high possession, clearance mid, but he also has a very well rounded game and his skills and vision help his team get the ball out and away from the contest and moving forward and he is very much a team first man.
His disposal is very good and his awareness in traffic and game IQ shines through in almost every passage of play he is involved in whether its bursting through traffic, a quick handball to a team mate or hitting up a leading forward he generally makes the right decision.

I was surprised he got to this pick and could not have selected him fast enough, as i believe he would fit into the young Richmond midfield brigade very easily and be the Cotchin replacement that we will soon need.


Chris25 you're up again
 
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Pick 10 - Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera

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Arguably the two best KPFs are available, so what will I do? Go small. Come at me Freo fans.

#10 Fremantle - Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera

Still at work, so write up to come later again.

Knightmare and Saints up.
 
Pick 11 - Matthew Johnson

Knightmare

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If this were the draft proper, if I'm the ultimate decision maker for St Kilda, I'd be trading this pick down into the late first round region as the options available are not meaningfully better than anything I could get 15 picks from now.

But since this draft doesn't include the opportunity for pick trading.

Pick 11 - St Kilda - Matthew Johnson
Best position:
Inside midfield
Height, weight: 192cm, 80kg
Recruited from: Subiaco
Projected draft range: 5-20
Plays like: Scott Pendlebury
Rationale: Finishing the WAFL Reserves season off strongly and named Western Australia's best in both of their clashes against South Australia, Johnson is rapidly progressing up draft boards around the country. A classy tall midfielder, there are few as composed and sound by both hand and foot as Johnson in this pool.
Strengths:
Composure
Classy and sound decision making with ball in hand
Creates time and space for himself in traffic
Evasion in traffic
Agility
Quick first step
Already knows what he is going to do before he gets ball in hand
Vision in traffic
Long handballs to targets
Reliable ball user who displays vision on his kicks
Places kicks out in front of leading targets inside-50m to lead onto
Makes something happen when he has ball in hand
Weaknesses:
Early season lack of consistency
Contested ball winning

Why Johnson for Saints? Best available and ideal list fit for the Saints who are both too short and lacking class through the midfield. It's also nice seeing his second half of season form on a level where he was Subiaco's best player in that premiership side throughout the WAFL Reserves finals and also played like the best player to feature during the Under-19 Championships across his two games, before sitting out for the third.


Monocle is next
 

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BCrocker37

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If this were the draft proper, if I'm the ultimate decision maker for St Kilda, I'd be trading this pick down into the late first round region as the options available are not meaningfully better than anything I could get 15 picks from now.

But since this draft doesn't include the opportunity for pick trading.

Pick 11 - St Kilda - Matthew Johnson
Best position:
Inside midfield
Height, weight: 192cm, 80kg
Recruited from: Subiaco
Projected draft range: 5-20
Plays like: Scott Pendlebury
Rationale: Finishing the WAFL Reserves season off strongly and named Western Australia's best in both of their clashes against South Australia, Johnson is rapidly progressing up draft boards around the country. A classy tall midfielder, there are few as composed and sound by both hand and foot as Johnson in this pool.
Strengths:
Composure
Classy and sound decision making with ball in hand
Creates time and space for himself in traffic
Evasion in traffic
Agility
Quick first step
Already knows what he is going to do before he gets ball in hand
Vision in traffic
Long handballs to targets
Reliable ball user who displays vision on his kicks
Places kicks out in front of leading targets inside-50m to lead onto
Makes something happen when he has ball in hand
Weaknesses:
Early season lack of consistency
Contested ball winning

Why Johnson for Saints? Best available and ideal list fit for the Saints who are both too short and lacking class through the midfield. It's also nice seeing his second half of season form on a level where he was Subiaco's best player in that premiership side throughout the WAFL Reserves finals and also played like the best player to feature during the Under-19 Championships across his two games, before sitting out for the third.


Monocle is next
With Mac Andrew avalible why wouldnt they go the fwd/Rck
 

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If this were the draft proper, if I'm the ultimate decision maker for St Kilda, I'd be trading this pick down into the late first round region as the options available are not meaningfully better than anything I could get 15 picks from now.

But since this draft doesn't include the opportunity for pick trading.

Pick 11 - St Kilda - Matthew Johnson
Best position:
Inside midfield
Height, weight: 192cm, 80kg
Recruited from: Subiaco
Projected draft range: 5-20
Plays like: Scott Pendlebury
Rationale: Finishing the WAFL Reserves season off strongly and named Western Australia's best in both of their clashes against South Australia, Johnson is rapidly progressing up draft boards around the country. A classy tall midfielder, there are few as composed and sound by both hand and foot as Johnson in this pool.
Strengths:
Composure
Classy and sound decision making with ball in hand
Creates time and space for himself in traffic
Evasion in traffic
Agility
Quick first step
Already knows what he is going to do before he gets ball in hand
Vision in traffic
Long handballs to targets
Reliable ball user who displays vision on his kicks
Places kicks out in front of leading targets inside-50m to lead onto
Makes something happen when he has ball in hand
Weaknesses:
Early season lack of consistency
Contested ball winning

Why Johnson for Saints? Best available and ideal list fit for the Saints who are both too short and lacking class through the midfield. It's also nice seeing his second half of season form on a level where he was Subiaco's best player in that premiership side throughout the WAFL Reserves finals and also played like the best player to feature during the Under-19 Championships across his two games, before sitting out for the third.


Monocle is next
WC supporters in shambles, sincere thank you
 

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With Mac Andrew avalible why wouldnt they go the fwd/Rck

The Saints very well could consider Andrew. Even after Johnson though, there were still a couple of others I considered better choices.

As their selector, and having the opportunity to choose who I believe to be the best player available, and every bit as much of a need, if not more, I made the selection with that in mind rather than predicting who I think the Saints would pick in reality.

Andrew is talented but I don't rate him as a key position player and if he's to develop as a ruck in the long term which is beyond question how I'd develop him, it's going to be a 4-6 years process to get him physically ready. It doesn't take much game planning at this point to completely stop Andrew from leaping at the ball, completely negating his usefulness at this point. And with how the Saints are built, I wouldn't want to go to that extreme of long term project, certainly not this early.

WC supporters in shambles, sincere thank you

Had the rules been set up to allowed it, I would have spoken to the West Coast selector and said 'if I'm taking the pick, once Ward is off the board, Johnson is my best available and the guy I'll be taking. If you want the pick, I'm open to you making me an offer.'

I had zero attachment to the selection and would have much preferred moving back via 1-2 trades to increase my hand for 2022 before possibly trading back into this draft into some of the sweet spots to secure some of the players I would have had in mind to target if available.
 
Pick 12 - Josh Goater

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Pick 12. Josh Goater. 190 cm 78kg. Midfielder. Calder Cannons.



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Versatile hard running balanced midfielder, that has a damaging burst of speed that see's him attack the ball at full pace and then be able burst away from the pack.

The amount of separation that he gains with his pace is both an offensive and defensive weapon.

He is a proven contested ball winner that moves very well in heavy traffic, his evasive skills are quite extraordinary and often when he has done this, I have seen flashes of what I call "AFL Moments" in his game.

Another feature of his game is his ability to distribute the ball by hand, this makes him a dangerous extractor and a link up player, he can take the ball away from a contest by hand in a blink of an eye. His foot skills are sound but his movement of ball by hand is elite.

His pace is not lost on the outside where his run and carry is a feature of his attacking game style.
An additional bonus to his game is that his overhead marking is very strong and he can play above his height.

There is also a degree of positional versatility to his skill set, as he can play as a rebounding defender or an attacking forward.
I see him starting his AFL career on a wing and as he build some core strength he will transition into the middle on a more permanent rate.
A strong tackler as well as also being able use his blistering pace to break a tackle too

His speed and agility is what sets him apart from others in this range.

He has a lot of Elliot Yeo like traits to his game style.

Given West Coast's need to retool its midfield going forward Goater is an exciting prospect.


Others that I considered were: Arlo Draper and Josh Sinn both quality footballers but also both have durability / injury concerns.
One from a bit left field that I also toyed with reaching for was Mitch Knevitt who has some similar traits to Goater.
 
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If this were the draft proper, if I'm the ultimate decision maker for St Kilda, I'd be trading this pick down into the late first round region as the options available are not meaningfully better than anything I could get 15 picks from now.

But since this draft doesn't include the opportunity for pick trading.

Pick 11 - St Kilda - Matthew Johnson
Best position:
Inside midfield
Height, weight: 192cm, 80kg
Recruited from: Subiaco
Projected draft range: 5-20
Plays like: Scott Pendlebury
Rationale: Finishing the WAFL Reserves season off strongly and named Western Australia's best in both of their clashes against South Australia, Johnson is rapidly progressing up draft boards around the country. A classy tall midfielder, there are few as composed and sound by both hand and foot as Johnson in this pool.
Strengths:
Composure
Classy and sound decision making with ball in hand
Creates time and space for himself in traffic
Evasion in traffic
Agility
Quick first step
Already knows what he is going to do before he gets ball in hand
Vision in traffic
Long handballs to targets
Reliable ball user who displays vision on his kicks
Places kicks out in front of leading targets inside-50m to lead onto
Makes something happen when he has ball in hand
Weaknesses:
Early season lack of consistency
Contested ball winning

Why Johnson for Saints? Best available and ideal list fit for the Saints who are both too short and lacking class through the midfield. It's also nice seeing his second half of season form on a level where he was Subiaco's best player in that premiership side throughout the WAFL Reserves finals and also played like the best player to feature during the Under-19 Championships across his two games, before sitting out for the third.


Monocle is next
Really like this selection. He has got better as the year has gone on. Only thing I would worry about is the go home factor. Hopefully that is unwarranted
 

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Now Knightmare you ****** ****** ******* ******* I wanted MJ.
You are officially off my Christmas card list. ;)

Truth be told if I could trade this pick I would to drop back and consolidate my latter picks.

Pick 12. Josh Goater. 190 cm 78kg. Midfielder. Calder Cannons.

Full write up to come once the official period of mourning is complete as the loss of MJ hurts.

Considered Draper and Sinn but I have injury concerns over both these two players.


foj1 your up.
Nailed it, I was thinking what will you do with Johnson gone.
 

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Really like this selection. He has got better as the year has gone on. Only thing I would worry about is the go home factor. Hopefully that is unwarranted

St Kilda have historically been very conservative with their recruiting, really sticking almost exclusively to Victorian recruiting. So I can understand your concern having been exposed to years of that, drafting more Jack's than you have Western Australia's or South Australian's.

I can't profess to being nearly as conservative.

If you're a competitive team and add competitive footballers, generally players don't leave. And if they were the best player there at the pick, you're going to get a good return from them normally anyway. So it's nothing I'd be losing sleep over.
 

hammer3

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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 (Requires 2014 points to match, Dogs use 23, 43, 44, 45, 52. Gain 2, 60)
Pick 3 - Collingwood MATCHED BID - Nick Daicos (Requires 1787 to match, Pies use 36, 38, 40, 43. Gain 3 [pretty sure this is about bang on])
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
Pick 14 - Port Adelaide
Pick 15 - GWS
Pick 16 - Brisbane
Pick 17 - Richmond
Pick 18 - Sydney
Pick 19 - Melbourne
Pick 20 - Brisbane

Pick 21 - Fremantle

Pick 22 - North Melbourne
Pick 23 - Hawthorn
Pick 24 - Geelong
Pick 25 - Hawthorn
Pick 26 - Carlton
Pick 27 - Richmond
Pick 28 - Richmond

Pick 29 - Richmond
Pick 30 - West Coast Eagles
Pick 31 - Geelong
Pick 32 - Sydney
Pick 33 - Geelong
Pick 34 - Adelaide
Pick 35 - Geelong
Pick 36 - West Coast Eagles

Pick 37 - Melbourne
Pick 38 - Sydney

Pick 39 - Brisbane
Pick 40 - North Melbourne

Pick 41 - Melbourne
Pick 42 - Collingwood
Pick 43 - Geelong
Pick 44 - Essendon
Pick 45 - GWS Giants
Pick 46 - Brisbane
Pick 47 - Collingwood
Pick 48 - Essendon
Pick 49 - Melbourne
Pick 50 - Collingwood

Pick 51 - Hawthorn
Pick 52 - Brisbane
Pick 53 - Fremantle
Pick 54 - St Kilda
Pick 55 - Port Adelaide
Pick 56 - Carlton
Pick 57 - Western Bulldogs (Darcy bid residual points)
Pick 58 - Hawthorn
Pick 59 - St Kilda
Pick 60 - St Kilda
Pick 61 - Collingwood (Daicos bid residual points)
Pick 62 - West Coast
Pick 63 - Fremantle
Pick 64 - Sydney
Pick 65 - GWS
Pick 66 - North Melbourne
Pick 67 - Port Adelaide
Pick 68 - Port Adelaide
Pick 69 - Adelaide
Pick 70 - Brisbane

(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 71 - Gold Coast Suns
Pick 72 - Carlton
Pick 73 - Gold Coast Suns
Pick 74 - Western Bulldogs

Sorry to jump in, just noticed pick 47 is North Melbourne instead of Collingwood



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