Player Watch #27: Will Walker - debut Rd 19, injured his knee Rd 22

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I remember reading an article where Nathan Burke (ex St Kilda player) said Will Walker will be close to the best player from this draft year. This comment was made in jan/feb. he had an association with Will from Sandringham.
Just looks like he knows where to run and where to get the footy.
 

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A real natural sportsman - moves really well and has good hand eye coordination. Great agility and speed. Clearly is very balanced and strong through the core/legs which is way more important than having beach weight guns etc. So don't go weighing him down with ten extra kilos. We need players who are agile and can run, especially considering we have so few of them.
 

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Walker’s last part of the season has given me hope we have a good player on our hands here.

Another preaseason and some time in the gym will hopefully see him become a regular best 22 player.
 

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Commentators said after the game that the docs thought it was just a bad hyperextension but no structural/ligament damage.
Bloody lucky if so. A decent rest followed by a good uninterrupted preseason and we'll have ourselves a very good player in this kid.
 

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To me, Will looks like a player in the mould of Gaff. Smart, knows where the pill is going, little bit of unsuspecting pace and creative skills. Similar body shape aswell... Both run funny.
I actually see a bit of Collingwood-era Dale Thomas (minus a bit of the razzle dazzle and shit peroxide hair) in him.

Quick enough, rangy, good skills and x-factor around the ball and when he has it, gets to good spots.
 

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Bone bruising I would most likely miss. I’d be filthy if he did more damage this week just get him right for round one 2019.
 
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