Each club's biggest first round draft flops

Discussion in 'Drafts, Trading & Free Agency' started by SportsNut2017, Nov 23, 2017.

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  1. Frank Grimes

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    Scully and Jack for Melbourne are similar to Richmond selecting Tambling. While these players didn't live up to expectations, there have been worse first rnd selections from their respective clubs. What makes these picks look even worse is because of a player they could have or should have selected ( Buddy in Richmonds case and Dusty in Melbournes case).
     
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  2. Benaly28

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    Yarrans a tough call and Russel was solid even though a whipping boy.Menzel was offloaded at the right time.
     
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  3. GapInIkonPark

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    Both should still be playing after being taken high in the first round.
    At least Carlton got a draft pick for Yarran.
     
  4. LukeParkerno1

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    Daniel Okeefe and Patrick Vezpremi were pretty awful selections!

    Especially the Vezpremi one! The bloke who went next would have been handy!
     
  5. bungalow_bill

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    Wouldn't think Scully is a flop - playing well for GWS. As for Morton will he ever live down this?

     
  6. Demon in Hell

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    A number one draft pick that only plays 31 games for your club is definitely a flop.

    Who cares if he's playing good football at GWS, his disposal is still suspect.
     
  7. drama5

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    Haha that was hilarious. Funny thing is he was actually running in lead for the ball so a bit unlucky as looked like he was running away lol
     
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    Haha that was hilarious. Funny thing is he was actually running in lead for the ball so a bit unlucky as looked like he was running away lol
     
  9. Seb78

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    Daniel McAlister :(
     
  10. The 747

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    He could really play on the odd occasion he CBF, which is why he played for so long despite being a fat lazy waste of a human being.
     
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    Yeah doubt we'll ever **** up a draft pick nore than Angwin.

    Imagine selecting a kleptomaniac at pick 7.
     

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  12. demondavey

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    Toumpas - taken before Stringer & Wines
    Morton - taken before Dangerfield, McEvoy, Henderson
    Grimes - Taken before Taylor, Rance, Tarrant
    Molan - Unlucky due to injury. Was a gun U/18 KPP.

    Injuries is a hard one to judge. You can't be too critical. But Toumpas, Morton and Grimes give me nightmares.
     
  13. demondavey

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    I think the horrid culture at Melbourne didn't help, and lack of leadership. If he went to Geelong or Hawthorn for example he might still be playing. You've got to take responsibility for your own actions though, Nathan Jones is a prime example of a less talented player but far more driven and professional.

    You've got to tip your hat to him for holding us together for so many bad years. Sylvia could've been the same but he'd rather blow snow and think his life was a 24/7 party.
     
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    Gave a whole new meaning to the term 'draft steal'
     
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    He is an absolute running machine and he is wel hidden in that GWS midfield. Definitely made the right move for his career. I reckon his disposal has got a bit better.
     
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    Would have thought James Walker (missing out on Simon Black and Adam Goodes) and maybe Marcus Drum (Shaun Higgins, Shannon Hurn, Travis Varcoe etc.) are equal if not worst nightmares.
     
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    Bootsma was our first round pick in 2011- ended up with #22 after the GWS concessions.
     
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    Was he a kleptomaniac or just a snow blower/dealer?
     
  19. Evil Eagle

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    2001 Ashley Sampi at pick 6. Played 78 games in 6 years. He had talent but struggled with fitness.
     
  20. TennisPlayerAndy

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    Trotter/Dylan Smith.

    Didn't get a lot out of either of those two.
     
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    I think Thorp stands out as you clearly wanted a KPP and allegedly the Tassie coached advised you the Reiwoldt was the better of the two options when asked.

    Tigers have had too many to fit in one sentence, but JON over Pavlich will take a lot to beat.
     
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    Fiora over Pavlich.

    JON was drafted in 2005, 6 years later.
     
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    Was wondering when Bootsma would get a mention, but i'd still have Vance ahead of him.
     
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    Thanks, that was who I was thinking of. :( Reece Conca is getting up the list and was as shitty call even on draft night.
     
  25. Scotland

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    Swings and roundabouts.

    1 Kruezer
    2 Cotchin
    3-17 not Rance
    18 Rance

    1 Scully
    2 Trengove
    3 Martin