Preview 2023 AFL Draft General Discussion

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In no particular order below is my 2023 top 20. A lot of quality in this draft, many of which would be top 10, worse case first rounders in this years draft (2022) Looking at this lot multiple first rnd picks in 2023 will be very desirable

Zane Duursma (VC)
Archer Reid (VC)
Harley Reid (VC)
Sam Frangalas (VC)

Nick Watson (VM)
Nathan Philactides (VM)
Logan Morris (VM)
Riley Weatherill (VM)
Archie Roberts (VM)
Will Lorenz (VM)
Nate Caddy (VM)

Jed Walter (GCA)

Daniel Curtain (WA)
Koltyn Tholstrop (WA)
Mitchell Edwards (WA)
Riley Hardeman (WA)

Colby McKercher (Tas/Allies)
Ryley Sanders (Tas/Allies)

Jack Delean (SA)
Will Patton (SA)
 

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In no particular order below is my 2023 top 20. A lot of quality in this draft, many of which would be top 10, worse case first rounders in this years draft (2022) Looking at this lot multiple first rnd picks in 2023 will be very desirable

Zane Duursma (VC)
Archer Reid (VC)
Harley Reid (VC)
Sam Frangalas (VC)

Nick Watson (VM)
Nathan Philactides (VM)
Logan Morris (VM)
Riley Weatherill (VM)
Archie Roberts (VM)
Will Lorenz (VM)
Nate Caddy (VM)

Jed Walter (GCA)

Daniel Curtain (WA)
Koltyn Tholstrop (WA)
Mitchell Edwards (WA)
Riley Hardeman (WA)

Colby McKercher (Tas/Allies)
Ryley Sanders (Tas/Allies)

Jack Delean (SA)
Will Patton (SA)
Ashton Moir?
 

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Ashton Moir?
Massive oversight from me.

Ashton Moir is definitely in! Strong 21 ;)

Zane Duursma (VC)
Archer Reid (VC)
Harley Reid (VC)
Sam Frangalas (VC)

Nick Watson (VM)
Nathan Philactides (VM)
Logan Morris (VM)
Riley Weatherill (VM)
Archie Roberts (VM)
Will Lorenz (VM)
Nate Caddy (VM)

Jed Walter (GCA)

Daniel Curtain (WA)
Koltyn Tholstrop (WA)
Mitchell Edwards (WA)
Riley Hardeman (WA)

Colby McKercher (Tas/Allies)
Ryley Sanders (Tas/Allies)

Ashton Moir
Jack Delean (SA)
Will Patton (SA)
 

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If 2021 was the year of the Josh's and 2022 is the year of the Harry's, 2023 is looking like the year of the Will's.

Patton.
Lorenz.
Brown.
Graham.
Rowlands.
McCabe.
Green.
 

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Going off last year probably the first week 9f December sometime, likely 5PM on a Friday


Could we see some of these names as the bottom agers group:?

Finn O'Sullivan.
Jagga Smith.
Ben and Lucas Camporeale.
Malakai Champion.
Tom Gross.
Sam Lalor.
Caleb Nancarrow.
Jacob Newton.
Phoenix Hargrave.
 

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Could we see some of these names as the bottom agers group:?

Finn O'Sullivan.
Jagga Smith.
Ben and Lucas Camporeale.
Malakai Champion.
Tom Gross.
Sam Lalor.
Caleb Nancarrow.
Jacob Newton.
Phoenix Hargrave.
I reckon this is a pretty good list. Oakleigh has an incredibly strong group in 2024.
I'd probably add Josh Smillie, Levi Ashcroft and McCabe
 

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Could we see some of these names as the bottom agers group:?

Finn O'Sullivan.
Jagga Smith.
Ben and Lucas Camporeale.
Malakai Champion.
Tom Gross.
Sam Lalor.
Caleb Nancarrow.
Jacob Newton.
Phoenix Hargrave.
just pull up my list of 30 or so that i did months ago :p
 

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just pull up my list of 30 or so that i did months ago :p
Can I claim Finn O'Sullivan as my boy for 2024? ;)

History suggests that 10 bottom agers will be selected in the 2023 academy. The 2024 draft at this stage is looking as strong as the 2023 crop.
Picking 20 top age players for the 2023 academy would not be an easy task. I'll have a crack at it later today.
 

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My thoughts on the academy list. 20 top agers and 10 bottom agers. Apologies if i have missed any glaring omissions. Hard to pick 30. Disclaimer - My opinion does not not mean this is the actual squad ;)
VM (6)
Watson
Philactides
Lorenz
Caddy
Sanders
Roberts

VC (4)
Duursma
A. Reid
H. Reid
Simpson

WA (4)
Daniel Curtain
Koltyn Tholstrop
Mitchell Edwards
Riley Hardeman

SA (3)
Jack Delean
Will Patton
Moir

NSW (1)
Lachlan Cabor

Qld (1)
Jed Walter

NT (1)
There will be 1, but I don't know the NT players well enough

Bottom Agers
O'Sullivan.
J. Smith
Ashcroft
Champion
Sharp
Lalor
Nancarrow
Newton
McCabe
L. Camporeale
 

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Actually, a 3rd thing.

McCabe is eligible for next year's draft so wouldn't be an underager.
aaah s**t my bad. Thanks RedmanWasHere for calling that out. I'm sure McCabe played in the u16 carnival. Take 2.
Amendments:
McCabe - top age change
Bottom agers - changed to 9

VM (6)
Watson
Philactides
Lorenz
Caddy
Sanders (Tas)
Roberts

VC (4)
Duursma
A. Reid
H. Reid
Simpson

WA (4)
Daniel Curtain
Koltyn Tholstrop
Mitchell Edwards
Riley Hardeman

SA (4)
Jack Delean
Will Patton
Moir
McCabe

NSW (1)
Lachlan Cabor

Qld (1)
Jed Walter

NT (1)
There will be 1, but I don't know the NT players well enough

Bottom Agers
O'Sullivan.
J. Smith
Ashcroft
Champion
Sharp
Lalor
Nancarrow
Newton
L. Camporeale
 

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I'm pretty confident that at this stage Koopa Walsh (Subiaco) is by far the best prospect out of the WA 2024 group.
 

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aaah s**t my bad. Thanks RedmanWasHere for calling that out. I'm sure McCabe played in the u16 carnival. Take 2.
Amendments:
McCabe - top age change
Bottom agers - changed to 9

VM (6)
Watson
Philactides
Lorenz
Caddy
Sanders (Tas)
Roberts

VC (4)
Duursma
A. Reid
H. Reid
Simpson

WA (4)
Daniel Curtain
Koltyn Tholstrop
Mitchell Edwards
Riley Hardeman

SA (4)
Jack Delean
Will Patton
Moir
McCabe

NSW (1)
Lachlan Cabor

Qld (1)
Jed Walter

NT (1)
There will be 1, but I don't know the NT players well enough

Bottom Agers
O'Sullivan.
J. Smith
Ashcroft
Champion
Sharp
Lalor
Nancarrow
Newton
L. Camporeale
Walter and Nancarrow to be named 2023 U18 AA CHF and FF?
 

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aaah s**t my bad. Thanks RedmanWasHere for calling that out. I'm sure McCabe played in the u16 carnival. Take 2.
Amendments:
McCabe - top age change
Bottom agers - changed to 9

VM (6)
Watson
Philactides
Lorenz
Caddy
Sanders (Tas)
Roberts

VC (4)
Duursma
A. Reid
H. Reid
Simpson

WA (4)
Daniel Curtain
Koltyn Tholstrop
Mitchell Edwards
Riley Hardeman

SA (4)
Jack Delean
Will Patton
Moir
McCabe

NSW (1)
Lachlan Cabor

Qld (1)
Jed Walter

NT (1)
There will be 1, but I don't know the NT players well enough

Bottom Agers
O'Sullivan.
J. Smith
Ashcroft
Champion
Sharp
Lalor
Nancarrow
Newton
L. Camporeale
Out - Sharp
In - Gross
 

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