AFL Player #31: Zach Reid - Great in defence, ball use back to his best - 23/6

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Contract Status: Out of contract 2025
Game Last Played: Round 13, 2022 (omit)
Injury Status: Test for this week after rolling his ankle in the VFL - 21/6

My Boy Draft 2022: Zach Package
 
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Not expected to pick both Reid and Cox! Makes me wonder how we feel about Brand and Eyre?
Are we just building the spine first?
 
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ghostdog

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I like this pick. The Cox selection gives us so many options now. Reid back. If BZT comes through, Cox forward or wing.

Brand and Eyre make things very interesting now too.
 

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Cox to play on the Wing early doors
 

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Bipolarbear

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Develop the talls, bring in the mids later, this is a long term rebuild and they're doing it right.
 

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I'm glad because i was sick of everyone sooking every time Francis or Hurley had to play on a taller forward.
Also he's a seriously exciting prospect at 202 cm with his elite kicking. The real test will be can he intercept and get enough of the ball.
 

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I'm surprised but not disappointed we picked Zach. I really thought we would of opted for Bruhn or even tried McInnes here.

Hopefully Zach helps sure up a kpp for the next decade or more.
 

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This pick reflects the need to replenish the KPD stock but also that there never really seemed to be another available player who commanded this selection, not when Reid was always in the range and a style player who was ultimately needed.

I would be careful about the Harris Andrews comparison. It's Andrew athleticism that brought him into a game. It's not clear to me Reid quite has Andrews' athletic gifts but I doubt it ends up being that important and Reid is not a lumberer by any stretch (in the way Carlisle and Hooker are).

A defence needs at least one monster to control the air at half back and to play on the Danihers, McKays and Kings of the world.

I think it was the right call in the end.
 

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This pick reflects the need to replenish the KPD stock but also that there never really seemed to be another available player who commanded this selection, not when Reid was always in the range and a style player who was ultimately needed.

I would be careful about the Harris Andrews comparison. It's Andrew athleticism that brought him into a game. It's not clear to me Reid quite has Andrews' athletic gifts but I doubt it ends up being that important and Reid is not a lumberer by any stretch (in the way Carlisle and Hooker are).

A defence needs at least one monster to control the air at half back and to play on the Danihers, McKays and Kings of the world.

I think it was the right call in the end.
I reckon he projects as a rich man's Lachie Keefe, who was also 202cm and an underrated one oon one defender.

He is the rich mans version because he offers far more in rebounding ability with his kicking skills.
 

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