Confirmed - Braydon Preuss [traded with #62 to Melbourne for Tyson] | BigFooty

Confirmed Braydon Preuss [traded with #62 to Melbourne for Tyson]

Discussion in 'Drafts, Trading & Free Agency' started by Rod Stroker, May 27, 2018.

  1. Rod Stroker

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    We've got Preuss, a Mumford-type ruckman with presence who has been in the reserves all year. His form hasn't been as great as last year, but he'd probably still be getting a game in other teams who need a decent ruckman with physicality. If Goldy got injured this year then Preuss would come straight in. But we have a developing ruckman in Xerri who is coming along well and could step up and be the Goldy back up next year if we need him.
    So what would Preuss be worth in this years trade period to say teams like Geelong or the Giants who are lacking that type of ruckman to go deep in finals? Or anyone else who would be interested in him.
     

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  2. Underarm

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    2nd rounder at most. Seems the going rate for reserves Ruckman.
     
  3. Hamingja

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    Worth about pick 20 give or take
     
  4. Rod Stroker

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    I reckon we'd take that. He hasn't played seniors for a while. And this is supposed to be a super draft so you'd expect good talent at 20.
     
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    Which teams need a ruckman? Look at their 2nd and 3rd round picks and you'll have an idea.
     
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    Personally think you’d be pretty stupid to trade Pruess, Goldy is on his last legs and his value would be low compared to what he could potentially be.
     
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    For someone with very little exposed form at senior level I doubt you get a pick below 30. It really depends on the buyers and what they see in him. What we know so far is unless he improves dramatically Geelong would be better sticking with what they got.
     
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  8. Isaac Cumming No 1

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    Mmm
    We're not really that badly off for rucks. Lobbs been injury hampered but he was our best ruck last year by a long way. Dawson was looking good but has fallen out of favour. Matt Flynn was expected to come on better. He rucks well in the NEAFL but when playing as a forward doesn't look AFL ready. Je's young though.

    I saw Pruess in Hobart last year and would love him in our colors. Obviously a bit dependent on whether the expert assessment is something wrong or he's just lacked opportunities to grow. We've seen that with our guys like Stewart and Townsend.

    Assuming there's nothing wrong you could definitely have our first rounder, looking a bit better lately and let's assume mid range?
     
  9. Hamingja

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    Smith has dropped off heaps in 12 months. Stanley is not a proper ruckman. Geelong badly need a ruckman.
     
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    Could be anything. Not enough exposed form at AFL level though. Had a great game yesterday but it IS the VFL and he IS 50cm taller than any other bloke.

    Would loathe to get rid of him, but with potential father sons and some academy kids in the next two drafts... picks and points will be very important! We would have to consider serious offers.
     
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    Why’s this on the main board?
     

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    As I said on exposed form he is not as good as Smith and Stanley have shown at AFL level. It will comedown to what your recruiter thinks of him and his upside. But outside the tap outs the rest of his stats don't standout for a ruckman at VFL level. The question is what your prepared to give up and what North want in return.
     
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    Pick 20-30 sounds about right. If he's not getting regular games in the 1s you can't hope for any more than that. I also don't see any finals clubs that are absolutely desperate for rucks to the point they will pay massive overs.
     
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    Geelong would be tripping over themselves to grab him
     
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    I guess it depends on the plan of someone like Boyd.

    We like English due to mobility rype ruck but he needs regular rests becuase hes not ready yet. Noot sure we want the Mummy type ruck.
     
  16. Rod Stroker

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    What would you give for him?
    We need a silky mid or two. Or decent picks to draft them.
     
  17. Heaps of fun

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    Lobb might be your best but is pretty low down the list competition-wise.
     
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    Yes he is only one head bobble away from retirement
     
  19. Isaac Cumming No 1

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    Nuh
    He's hampered and slowly improving.
     
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    I wouldn't mind him.
    Bellchambers ain't young, and Preuss would add a tackler to our mix in the middle.

    My questions would be on his mobility and what he offers around the ground. Hard to say given ive barely seen him play.
    But we would be in a large spot of bother if TBC and Leuenberger went down.
    It would either mean one of two project players or McKernan into the ruck.

    If im honest, even Berger isn't a great option as #2
     
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    Surely you trade Goldstein not Preuss?? Even if it doesn't pay off long term it seems the better percentage option.
     
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    We may have a look. Jacobs is cooked.
     
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    North would be mad to trade Preuss with Goldstein nearly 30 and both are contracted. I don't see it.
     
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    We'll give you Horlin-Smith, Thurlow, Gregson, Stanley, S.Selwood, Guthrie and Parsons. You give us Preuss.
     
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    Isn't he still contracted?
     
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