Player Watch #46: Ben Miller

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This guy is pick 63 for a reason ;)
so Jack Graham was at pick 53 for a reason! The only reason is sometimes the selectors get it wrong and let talent slip past them, luckily for us Richmond recruiters radar seems on point and we benefit- I reckon after some fine tuning it will be Miller time at richmond!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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so Jack Graham was at pick 53 for a reason! The only reason is sometimes the selectors get it wrong and let talent slip past them, luckily for us Richmond recruiters radar seems on point and we benefit- I reckon after some fine tuning it will be Miller time at richmond!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s easy to name a 50+ player who made it but there is probably 20-30 of those picks every year and 95% of them never make it.

I hope he take his athletic gifts and becomes a star but the odds are not on his side.
 

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People aren't talking about this pick enough. This might be my favourite pick along with Balta. This kid hardly ever trained he just rocks up for games. Wait till you get him in an AFL environment training almost every day. Serious potential as an athletic key forward.
 

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People aren't talking about this pick enough. This might be my favourite pick along with Balta. This kid hardly ever trained he just rocks up for games. Wait till you get him in an AFL environment training almost every day. Serious potential as an athletic key forward.
Agree, huge upside. If it doesn't work out he only cost us a late pick.
 

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at 196cm, he is too short to be an AFL ruckman. i'd expect him to be a Key Forward at RFC. looks a steal and could be a Broad type of success story.

looks fast and skilful for his size, will kick 40 goals in the vfl next year of plays up front
 

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People aren't talking about this pick enough. This might be my favourite pick along with Balta. This kid hardly ever trained he just rocks up for games. Wait till you get him in an AFL environment training almost every day. Serious potential as an athletic key forward.
Do you know he never trains and just rocks up? Or is that a guess based on him being from Kal?

If he is all raw talent then huge upside, and a massive risk.
 

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at 196cm, he is too short to be an AFL ruckman. i'd expect him to be a Key Forward at RFC. looks a steal and could be a Broad type of success story.

looks fast and skilful for his size, will kick 40 goals in the vfl next year of plays up front
Is 196cm the new prototype second ruck? Mobile and gives another midfielder type presence and resting forward is still able to do the pressure acts similar to Jack Riewoldt. Tall forwards cannot do this as well, Lynch, Dixon etc. Hoping that Moore comes in as second ruck/forward this year for the same reason.
Nankervis due to his mobility should have the ruck position sewn up for years to come, hopefully. Coleman Jones is our new ruck relief/injury insurance.
 

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Is 196cm the new prototype second ruck? Mobile and gives another midfielder type presence and resting forward is still able to do the pressure acts similar to Jack Riewoldt. Tall forwards cannot do this as well, Lynch, Dixon etc. Hoping that Moore comes in as second ruck/forward this year for the same reason.
Nankervis due to his mobility should have the ruck position sewn up for years to come, hopefully. Coleman Jones is our new ruck relief/injury insurance.

Could be a more robust KPP/ruck version of Adam Goodes?
 

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People aren't talking about this pick enough. This might be my favourite pick along with Balta. This kid hardly ever trained he just rocks up for games. Wait till you get him in an AFL environment training almost every day. Serious potential as an athletic key forward.
It’s funny what happens with some players when they’re exposed to a professional environment...hmmm...let me see...who has that happened to before...hmmm...maybe Lambo? Goes alright.
 

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no it's facts. The travel was to hard for him so he could hardly ever get down to training.
Did he train in Kal??

Presumably not the same standard environment. Anyway, sort of indicates why he went so low for such potential. Uncertainty over what he is like in a processional environment. Draft guys almost always hate uncertainty more than they hate just about anything else.
 

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Is 196cm the new prototype second ruck? Mobile and gives another midfielder type presence and resting forward is still able to do the pressure acts similar to Jack Riewoldt. Tall forwards cannot do this as well, Lynch, Dixon etc. Hoping that Moore comes in as second ruck/forward this year for the same reason.
Nankervis due to his mobility should have the ruck position sewn up for years to come, hopefully. Coleman Jones is our new ruck relief/injury insurance.
There's no way he's only 196cm
 

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Did he train in Kal??

Presumably not the same standard environment. Anyway, sort of indicates why he went so low for such potential. Uncertainty over what he is like in a processional environment. Draft guys almost always hate uncertainty more than they hate just about anything else.
i'm not sure if or where he trained close to home but you'd assume he'd have to, to some degree. We've got really good value here. Just got to wait and see how things pan out.
 

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