Draft Expert eDPS’s Cream Of The Crop 2021

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eDPS

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 4, 2010
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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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KingsRansom

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Aug 23, 2020
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St Kilda
I’ve been watching some more footage and mulling over my rankings a bit, at this stage I’m pretty confident this is draft is deeper for talent compared to last year but need the championships to determine if the first round is on par with last years.
I was speaking a recruiter the other week, he said this draft has the chance to be deep with some incredible diamonds in the rough. There is just so many unknowns due to lack of games the last 2 years.
 

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bone2468

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May 3, 2013
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I like Freos prospects but my only concern is we haven’t closed our tall forward problem? Where do you see us fixing this and who would be on your radar for us if Motlop was bid on early as you’ve proposed
 

eDPS

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I like Freos prospects but my only concern is we haven’t closed our tall forward problem? Where do you see us fixing this and who would be on your radar for us if Motlop was bid on early as you’ve proposed
Getting in another pick ahead of a potential Motlop bid would be the best option, I wouldn’t be reaching with the first pick.
 

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blueiris

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 16, 2010
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If available I feel Conole will take Williams he was taking about the Lions not having enough depth in the KPP ranks Williams is someone who can play Back Forward and in the Ruck
 

briztoon

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If available I feel Conole will take Williams he was taking about the Lions not having enough depth in the KPP ranks Williams is someone who can play Back Forward and in the Ruck
Williams or Mac Andrew?

I agree that we need at least one more tall, but it’s a decision between best available and drafting for need that early.
 

blueiris

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Williams or Mac Andrew?

I agree that we need at least one more tall, but it’s a decision between best available and drafting for need that early.
Williams according to Ben Waterworth of Fox Footy Williams is very adept at all 3 positions
 

briztoon

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Williams according to Ben Waterworth of Fox Footy Williams is very adept at all 3 positions
I just have a concern that Williams might not have the athletic profile I prefer in KPP’s, especially for a player at or under 196cm.
 

BigDance

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Jul 27, 2018
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I just have a concern that Williams might not have the athletic profile I prefer in KPP’s, especially for a player at or under 196cm.
I wonder if his performance against the WA U17’s bought out his apparent lack of speed? Got caught holding the ball a couple of times.
 

briztoon

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I wonder if his performance against the WA U17’s bought out his apparent lack of speed? Got caught holding the ball a couple of times.
Yeah, that’s the game that has me questioning his athleticism. Speed and leap.

Really hope we get some form of National Championships this year, where everyone can get a good look at this year’s kids.
 

eDPS

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I liked Knevitt's game in the recent VM v VC, stood out in the mid particularly in the 2nd half but would also like to see a lot more vision of him.

Where do you believe Cats main needs are in this draft (considering picks available can change rapidly).?
Your club’s drafting strategy is unique for Victorian based clubs, usually trying to take the best local Geelong boys where possible and not afraid to take mature agers aswell. I think drafting best available and trading for needs has been a great strategy for your club for years and feel that trend will continue so yeah I wouldn’t go into the draft expecting the cats to factor needs much.
 

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