Draft Review 2021 - Revisit the 2021 AFL Draft

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Howard Moon

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 14, 2008
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30,359
AFL Club
Essendon
Any word or info on how your new draftees have settled in at their new club? locks for round 1, rising star certs , coming last in time trails, shadowing club great, ect, anything works.
 
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weltschmerz

Norm Smith Medallist
May 23, 2019
7,925
18,367
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
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any word or info on how your new draftees have settled in at their new club? locks for round 1, rising star certs , coming last in time trails, shadowing club great, ect, anything works.

All longer-term prospects, but hearing good things about Charlie Parker. Jones and JUH our newest club bromance.
 

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Apr 19, 2006
84,464
187,786
The local Satanist Cabal
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Storm, Spurs, Socceroos
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any word or info on how your new draftees have settled in at their new club? locks for round 1, rising star certs , coming last in time trails, shadowing club great, ect, anything works.
I think people can lock Josh Ward in for Round 1 in their super coach sides from what I have seen at training.
 

aussierulesrules

Hall of Famer
Jan 7, 2011
33,195
65,896
Heaven. I mean Victoria.
AFL Club
St Kilda
From our draft crew Marcus Windhager seems the most likely to feature this year.

Isn’t quite in full training yet- after recovering from the back injury that saw him miss the back-end of last season), but those who have seen the training he has done have tended to be excited by what they’ve seen of him, especially how well he moves, and the speed at which he does it.

He’s explosive and agile and has an incredibly good/strong build for someone that young, so physically he’ll be ready, as long as he’s fit enough.

What will also help his chances is that he plays both forward and midfield, so he could slot in up forward to begin with- if there’s an opening- and presumably apply a fair bit of pressure, with that speed and strong build he has.

Wanganeen-Milera has missed several weeks of training with an undisclosed injury I presume, and only just returned to the track last week, so he’s behind the 8-ball.

Mitch Owens isn’t as physically developed as Windhager and plays more midfield than forward, so he’s probably less likely to find a suitable spot to slot into easily, but he has at least been training the whole way through, so I imagine we’ll get a glimpse of him at some stage.

Adams broke his arm pre Christmas but I doubt we’d have seen any of him this year anyway, nor are we likely to see an if our other two NGA guys, in Perris or Kyle.

Unless we have a lot of injuries or Covid disruptions I doubt we’ll see much of any of them though, as we’re not in a development phase any more of gifting games to kids and we’re already going to be struggling to fit in guys who should be playing at AFL level, so they’ll probably have to bide their time.
 

Dogga6

All Australian
May 11, 2021
688
1,393
AFL Club
Melbourne
Holmes himself was dead set of the view that he was going to Melbourne at pick 23. Was an open secret. Melbourne I think too thought he was just going to be a winger and would probably be parking him on a wing, which having seen him play you can see why he was being thought of as a later pick than that if you only saw him play on the outside. Seeing him play as a contested mid he looks a different player, just probably 15kgs too light for the position at the moment. Early days but by happy he was an appropriate selection for the pick given up.
Yeah no.

Jason Taylor our recruiting manager has openly said that Holmes wasn't discussed as a first round pick but more at their 3rd pick at the Fraser Rosman pick. We had an interest but weren't fazed one bit that we missed out.

Club rated Jake Bowey a top 15 pick and were ecstatic he was available at our first pick.

The whole talk of us wanting Holmes at our first pick was nothing but smack talk from Cal Twomey and Taylor has openly said this in an interview.
 

CatToTheFuture

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 18, 2018
16,814
26,485
AFL Club
Geelong
Yeah no.

Jason Taylor our recruiting manager has openly said that Holmes wasn't discussed as a first round pick but more at their 3rd pick at the Fraser Rosman pick. We had an interest but weren't fazed one bit that we missed out.

Club rated Jake Bowey a top 15 pick and were ecstatic he was available at our first pick.

The whole talk of us wanting Holmes at our first pick was nothing but smack talk from Cal Twomey and Taylor has openly said this in an interview.
Righto mate 👍
 

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Off Tap

The sleeping giant is now awake...
May 13, 2007
2,258
2,991
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AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Seahawks, Huskies, Newcastle Utd.
We've got a few old-timers on our list about to be shown the door. Plus the $$$ from Darling's contract might be available too.

We're getting ready to raid other teams if need be.
 

BIGHAWK23

Club Legend
Nov 7, 2019
1,223
3,398
AFL Club
Hawthorn
We've got a few old-timers on our list about to be shown the door. Plus the $$$ from Darling's contract might be available too.

We're getting ready to raid other teams if need be.
No-one will be coming to WA unless its a home thing or stupid money

Every chance to be hubbing for the next 24 months
 

Red Black and Blue

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 1, 2006
24,590
17,860
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Everton, Storm, Victory
Great first season from Perkins and Cox. Skys the limit.

Reid struggling with injury. Hopefully just growing pains.

Waterman a good pick up impressed in some games, hard to see what kinda player he is going to be but has some nice weapons.

Baldwin, Eyre and Brand yet to debut, signs looking decent for Baldwin. Eyre showing glimpses and Brand unlikely at this stage.
 

the big lebowski

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 4, 2006
12,456
24,960
The hood
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Just back from match sim.

JHF...... wowsers. It’s getting really hard to keep a lid on the hype.

He and Phillips, went head to head with Simpkin, LDU and Thomas and came out on top comfortably.
 

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