Draft Watcher eDPS’s Cream Of The Crop 2021

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eDPS

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 4, 2010
22,330
34,051
Melbourne - Eastern Suburbs
AFL Club
Essendon
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Hello all and welcome back to another exciting year for potential AFL draftees, this thread will be dedicated to all things draft in 2021 and beyond. Be on the lookout for player notes, rankings and a rolling mock draft which have become a staple and as always I’m happy to answer any draft questions you may have.
 
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jjami15

Premiership Player
Jul 16, 2011
4,731
5,839
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Imagine if Burns let him have a run through the middle last week?! Great to hear about the bounce back.
 

Billyc

Premiership Player
Oct 17, 2009
4,899
13,048
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Matty Roberts having one of the best individual games I’ve seen this season. Head and shoulders above anything else out there today. Watching him live it’s just incredible how hard he works off the ball too
Is he an accumulator or a high impact player ?
 

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foodles05

Club Legend
Jun 12, 2015
2,175
3,561
AFL Club
Geelong
Is he an accumulator or a high impact player ?
Far far too good with ball in hand to just be an accumulator. Although surprisingly he did accumulate a lot more of the meh possessions on the weekend. Kicks goals as a mid too so. His left foot is elite.
 

briztoon

Wannabe Draft Nuffie
Nov 28, 2015
14,868
15,172
Brisbane
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
NUFC, Philadelphia 76'ers
Every month for rankings and every 2 weeks for RMD which may extend further if I don’t see much change in the player order. The new graphics are a bit trickier to change than my old setup so I’d like to limit it for the RMD if I can.
 

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Smythe

Team Captain
Mar 26, 2017
523
596
Inner Sanctum
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
White-Sox-Bulls-Blackhawks-LSU-UNC
just wondering why Richmond would pick Ben Hobbs at pick ten (last rmd) but then pass twice on him now with picks 15 and 16, was it more you are/were picking them for power rankings and ben has slid down in your eyes, because if ben is/was a good fit and pick for richmond at 10 surely he would still be a good pick/fit at 15 and/or 16?
 

eDPS

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 4, 2010
22,330
34,051
Melbourne - Eastern Suburbs
AFL Club
Essendon
just wondering why Richmond would pick Ben Hobbs at pick ten (last rmd) but then pass twice on him now with picks 15 and 16, was it more you are/were picking them for power rankings and ben has slid down in your eyes, because if ben is/was a good fit and pick for richmond at 10 surely he would still be a good pick/fit at 15 and/or 16?
Thought I had Hobbs at saints last time? A few around that mark it’s tough to get the right fit
 

Joao

Brownlow Medallist
May 2, 2017
12,982
22,191
QLD
AFL Club
Fremantle
Surely WC take a midfielder instead of another tall?
Darling is 29 this year so I can see how you might want to plan for that. To your credit, your recruiters rate talls ahead of smalls and I am pretty sure that is why you stay competitive even when you are not that good.
 

Sweet Jesus

Brownlow Medallist
Suspended
Dec 20, 2014
23,307
19,398
Hong Kong
AFL Club
West Coast
Darling is 29 this year so I can see how you might want to plan for that. To your credit, your recruiters rate talls ahead of smalls and I am pretty sure that is why you stay competitive even when you are not that good.
Is 29 old for a key forward?

We took Brander and Allen with early picks in 2017 and have had no decent picks since.

We need to replenish the midfield. I'd be staggered if WC took a tall with their first-rounder this year, particularly if some WA mids like Johnson, Erasmus or Browne are around the mark.
 
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Joao

Brownlow Medallist
May 2, 2017
12,982
22,191
QLD
AFL Club
Fremantle
Is 29 old for a key forward?

We took Brander and Allen with early picks in 2017 and have had no decent picks since.

We need to replenish the midfield. I'd be staggered if WC took a tall with their first-rounder this year.
Depends on the forward. He relies more on his athletic profile than most.

Weren't Brander and Allen staggering at the time?

I don't know your list but you guys love your talls like we love half back flankers.
 

Sweet Jesus

Brownlow Medallist
Suspended
Dec 20, 2014
23,307
19,398
Hong Kong
AFL Club
West Coast
Depends on the forward. He relies more on his athletic profile than most.
Turn it up. He's got another four years.

Weren't Brander and Allen staggering at the time?
Not really. They were the CHF and FF in the U18 AA side that year, drafted with an eye on Kennedy's retirement.

I don't know your list but you guys love your talls like we love half back flankers.
I'm not sure that means you keep drafting them when you have no midfielders under 25.
 

Joao

Brownlow Medallist
May 2, 2017
12,982
22,191
QLD
AFL Club
Fremantle
Turn it up. He's got another four years.

Not really. They were the CHF and FF in the U18 AA side that year, drafted with an eye on Kennedy's retirement.

I'm not sure that means you keep drafting them when you have no midfielders under 25.
Him having four years left lines up nicely with the approximate development period for a KPF doesn't it?

Interesting, I seem to remember plenty of your supporters on here not holding that view. How old was JJK back in 2017? About 29?

Pretty sure every supporter fans has WTFs over their club's recruiting. This isn't some anti-West Coast rhetoric. In fact, I'll be ropable if you blokes draft another gun KPP and we don't.
 

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