Player Watch #28 Lewis Taylor - traded in for pick 48

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Lewis Taylor

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A three-way trade with the Brisbane Lions and Carlton enabled the Sydney Swans to land Lewis Taylor during the 2019 Telstra AFL period. What the deal secured was a young, speedy, stocky small forward who had booted 88 goals in 112 AFL games in Brisbane colours. The Lions recruited Taylor from the Geelong Falcons with pick 28 at the 2013 AFL Draft and he fired from the get-go, playing all 22 senior games en route to claiming the 2014 AFL Rising Star award. The new Swan is expected to contend with names like Ben Ronke, Sam Gray and Sam Wicks for a spot in Sydney’s forward line in 2020, although coach John Longmire could instead use him on a wing.

Lewis Taylor

DOB:17 February 1995
DEBUT:2015
DRAFT:2019
RECRUITED FROM: Brisbane Lions

 
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Taylor is in an odd situation as I think we got him as a replacement for Papley but we ended up keeping Papley, so I am not entirely sure what Taylor’s role is going to be.
I see him more as a Jones replacement
I'm more of the opinion that he will be used mainly as a small forward and Papley will forego that role in order to spend the majority of his game time as an outside mid. I feel he is our best clearance player.
 

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Former Lion Lewis Taylor, who was secured through the trade period will wear the number 28 jumper formerly worn by Swans Team of the Century member Mark Tandy
 

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The New Jared Crouch, Man i miss that guy running around annoying the sh*t outta the oppositions star players, especially Aker. Back on topic I see Lewy's best role as a wingman/high half forward. Im not sure why people think he plays as a small forward, to my knowledge he was never a ;Papley' type was he or am i missing something ?
 

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I'm more of the opinion that he will be used mainly as a small forward and Papley will forego that role in order to spend the majority of his game time as an outside mid. I feel he is our best clearance player.
On the other Swans site people have training noted that Taylor was training with the midfield group and Grey with the forward group.

Don’t totally disagree on Papley however, I think he is a very good clearance player but in my mind more inside. There was a game early last year where he played predominantly midfield and he kept getting first hands on the ball at stoppages (finished with 8 clearances from memory).
 

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On the other Swans site people have training noted that Taylor was training with the midfield group and Grey with the forward group.

Don’t totally disagree on Papley however, I think he is a very good clearance player but in my mind more inside. There was a game early last year where he played predominantly midfield and he kept getting first hands on the ball at stoppages (finished with 8 clearances from memory).
Didn't Longmire say that Grey and Ronke would be competing for the one spot? Great depth this year. It's a shame we can't fit everyone in.
 

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The New Jared Crouch, Man i miss that guy running around annoying the sh*t outta the oppositions star players, especially Aker. Back on topic I see Lewy's best role as a wingman/high half forward. Im not sure why people think he plays as a small forward, to my knowledge he was never a ;Papley' type was he or am i missing something ?
Let's hope he's just as resilient.
 

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