Draftee Player Archetypes

La Dispute

La Dispute
Jul 14, 2005
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Every year every decent draftee gets compared with a current champion, so what are the most common players elite juniors are associated with?

From my view:

Good spatial awareness, balance inside/outside game and good disposal = Scott Pendlebury
Examples: Jack Macrae, Marcus Bontempelli

188cm+, athleticism and burst speed, average disposal = Patrick Dangerfield
Examples: Daniel Venables, Paddy Dow, Nathan Freeman

Tall contested beast, handball happy = Josh Kennedy (Syd)
Examples: Patrick Cripps, Clayton Oliver

Clever smaller forward with decent goal sense, has stints through the midfield = Robbie Gray
Examples: Jade Gresham

Any others?
 
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La Dispute

La Dispute
Jul 14, 2005
10,422
12,419
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
Manchester City, Boston Bruins
It seems most inside midfielders over 6’2 get compared to Fyfe at some point in their junior career too.
 

ferrisb

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May 22, 2011
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Any competitive, old-school ruckman (solid, not athletic) is referred to as the next Mumford

Any left-footer with elite endurance is the next Isaac Smith

Any powerful mid-forward used to be the next Dusty (eg Petracca) now they are all the next De Goey

Any HBF with blistering speed is the next Saad

Any talented small indigenous forward is the next Eddie Betts. If they have some midfield play, they are the next Walters.

Any small who is an impact player is the next Cyril.
 

La Dispute

La Dispute
Jul 14, 2005
10,422
12,419
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
Manchester City, Boston Bruins
Any competitive, old-school ruckman (solid, not athletic) is referred to as the next Mumford
I feel this extends to ruckman who are traded in eg Nankervis, recently Pittonet.

Sean Darcy is an obvious recent draftee comparison.

Wonder who Mummy was compared to prior to being drafted?
 

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