Draft Expert eDPS’s Cream Of The Crop 2021

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eDPS

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 4, 2010
22,583
34,646
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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briztoon

Wannabe Draft Nuffie
Nov 28, 2015
15,372
15,701
Brisbane
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
NUFC, Philadelphia 76'ers
The word they use around the SANFL junior traps now is weapon - what’s your weapon? What sets you apart.

Now as I understand it that could be anything like

Pace
Elite kick
Intercept marker
Endurance
Contested ball
Goal sense
Outside run and carry

Thdse seem to be most often talked about.

Maybe the lad isn’t a contested ball beast - but what’s the weapon he’s bringing? I think with this lad it’s elite foot skills - a half back distributor.

Not every kid has to be a contested ball beast do they?
This the language that has been used at the Lions since Chris Fagan arrived.
 

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eDPS

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 4, 2010
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Melbourne - Eastern Suburbs
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Essendon
Sounds like he might be in our range ...ball skills? Speed?
Need to see more exposed form to make a judgment on his skills but this was my write up for him early in the year

#13 Tom Brown

After a quiet first round Brown has started to find his feet playing half back for Murray Bushrangers with the super athletic prospect put in a strong performance. Brown is a great athlete and used his athletic traits to his advantage offering plenty of drive from alf back with his endurance and speed across the ground and his leap was handy in taking plenty of good intercept marks including a strong contested mark in the last quarter. Getting better every week the break isnt timely for Brown but should take great confidence out of his recent form, with 22 disposals, 6 mark and 5 rebound 50s it was a great return for Brown.
 

eDPS

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 4, 2010
22,583
34,646
Melbourne - Eastern Suburbs
AFL Club
Essendon
A further 20 names outside my top 20. Waiting for the championships to help seperate some players and not ruling out a few names outside this batch that could also push top 20.

Cooper Murley
Ned Long
Josh Browne
Sam Butler
Miller Bergman
Lewis Rayson
Blake Howes
Sam Banks
Hugh Jackson
Luke Nankervis
Lachlan Rankin
Connor MacDonald
Mac Andrew
Morgan Ferres
Judson Clarke
Jai Serong
Tom Brown
Jase Burgoyne
Kai Lohmann
Caleb Lewis
 

Boristown

Premiership Player
May 24, 2015
3,955
9,685
AFL Club
North Melbourne
A further 20 names outside my top 20. Waiting for the championships to help seperate some players and not ruling out a few names outside this batch that could also push top 20.

Cooper Murley
Ned Long
Josh Browne
Sam Butler
Miller Bergman
Lewis Rayson
Blake Howes
Sam Banks
Hugh Jackson
Luke Nankervis
Lachlan Rankin
Connor MacDonald
Mac Andrew
Morgan Ferres
Judson Clarke
Jai Serong
Tom Brown
Jase Burgoyne
Kai Lohmann
Caleb Lewis
Lohmann was pretty impressive yesterday, as was Butler. Rebels could have a very good draft haul this year.
 

Smythe

Team Captain
Mar 26, 2017
545
634
Inner Sanctum
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
White-Sox-Bulls-Blackhawks-LSU-UNC
A further 20 names outside my top 20. Waiting for the championships to help seperate some players and not ruling out a few names outside this batch that could also push top 20.

Cooper Murley
Ned Long
Josh Browne
Sam Butler
Miller Bergman
Lewis Rayson
Blake Howes
Sam Banks
Hugh Jackson
Luke Nankervis
Lachlan Rankin
Connor MacDonald
Mac Andrew
Morgan Ferres
Judson Clarke
Jai Serong
Tom Brown
Jase Burgoyne
Kai Lohmann
Caleb Lewis
no Hugh Stagg or Bodhi Uwland :think:
 

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Bastyy

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 18, 2015
5,335
10,692
The Hippodrome
AFL Club
Fremantle
A further 20 names outside my top 20. Waiting for the championships to help seperate some players and not ruling out a few names outside this batch that could also push top 20.

Cooper Murley
Ned Long
Josh Browne
Sam Butler
Miller Bergman
Lewis Rayson
Blake Howes
Sam Banks
Hugh Jackson
Luke Nankervis
Lachlan Rankin
Connor MacDonald
Mac Andrew
Morgan Ferres
Judson Clarke
Jai Serong
Tom Brown
Jase Burgoyne
Kai Lohmann
Caleb Lewis
Any WA boys close to this lot?
 

Turbocat

Hall of Famer
Dec 10, 2003
49,293
51,946
Newtown
AFL Club
Geelong
A further 20 names outside my top 20. Waiting for the championships to help seperate some players and not ruling out a few names outside this batch that could also push top 20.

Cooper Murley
Ned Long
Josh Browne
Sam Butler
Miller Bergman
Lewis Rayson
Blake Howes
Sam Banks
Hugh Jackson
Luke Nankervis
Lachlan Rankin
Connor MacDonald
Mac Andrew
Morgan Ferres
Judson Clarke
Jai Serong
Tom Brown
Jase Burgoyne
Kai Lohmann
Caleb Lewis
You think Mac Andrews will go to Melb as nga?
 

BigDance

Team Captain
Jul 27, 2018
454
245
AFL Club
West Coast
Amiss, Warner, Motlop and Dittmar close. Want to see how they go at champs first before committing to high for them.
I reckon your underestimating Dittmar. He is the odd one out in this group. He goes before pick 40 surely? And Amiss is building. A miss he does not! Accurate he does! 😝
 

Smythe

Team Captain
Mar 26, 2017
545
634
Inner Sanctum
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
White-Sox-Bulls-Blackhawks-LSU-UNC
Is he really at a point where excluding him is a point of interest?
no not really, just from what i have witnessed both are easily in my top 40 for me at this stage but do not seem to get even a whisper in any other top 40. but i love how we all talk about different players and see things differently, it gives everyone out there a chance to pick up some names and go watch them or keep an eye on them. :thumbsu:
 

Smythe

Team Captain
Mar 26, 2017
545
634
Inner Sanctum
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
White-Sox-Bulls-Blackhawks-LSU-UNC
Uwland has some raw traits but he is raw and an academy player so looking more like a late option. Stagg I have issues with his kicking and for a player that’s sub 180 it is a concern for me to rate him high.
i wouldn't have thought someone being on the edge of a top 40 list is being rated as high. but i see both your points on each, that's why having different opinions is good.
 

philthy05

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 9, 2008
26,169
35,482
adelaide
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
adelaide 36ers
Stagg I have issues with his kicking and for a player that’s sub 180 it is a concern for me to rate him high.
I’ve only watched about half a game of stagg so don’t know him very well, but physically he looks exactly like Neale.

I don’t like short players a great deal but if they have size + athletic power they still can generate as much or more momentum as bigger players.

What’s staggs athletic traits like?
 

eDPS

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 4, 2010
22,583
34,646
Melbourne - Eastern Suburbs
AFL Club
Essendon
I’ve only watched about half a game of stagg so don’t know him very well, but physically he looks exactly like Neale.

I don’t like short players a great deal but if they have size + athletic power they still can generate as much or more momentum as bigger players.

What’s staggs athletic traits like?
This was his profile at the start of the year

Hugh Stagg (179cm and 80kg) –Strong and powerful small/medium forward who can also run up into the midfield when needed. Likes to generate overlap when playing as a midfielder. Very good one-on-one ahead of the ball both when ball is in the air and on the ground. Developing his focus on decision-making and kicking.
 

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