Norm Smith Medallist
- Sep 9, 2006
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Box Hill Hawks
he kicked 9 goals in 4 games for the Allies as an underager, he moves beautifully(very athletic for a big man), he was part of the AFL Academy as an underager, he was very impressive in all of the GCS A V NAB League opponent games, he seems to be clearly the best KPF in the draft, Archer Reid performed to a high level at the Vic Trials but faltered a little at the champs which leads me to believe Walter is the #1 KPF in next years draft (previous to the champs i had Walter as outside the top 10 until he proves himself against better opponents and then likely jumping up to top 3 contention, so idk where you rated him and why?)Is Jed Walter really rated that highly? I know he played well in the U18 Championships and I guess we'll know more after this weekend when Queensland take on Vic Metro in the U17s clash but pick 2 for Walter seems like a big jump when compared to my understanding of where he was rated. Your list implies that Walter by far the best key forward available in this draft class and is probably considered more valuable than any mid other than Reid.
Nice to see fellow Suns academy players Rogers and Read also made your top 30.
Jake Rogers is a very quick and skillful mid/forw, has impressed me in a bunch of games early in the season and then had a great champs playing 2-3 games of high quality for the Allies, if he can continue this form he should go 1st round or thereabouts.
Ethan Read is more a potential speculative prospect, he showed moments of talent and i thought i should mention him in the top 30 at this stage.