Club Focus Essendon - Essendon's drafting since 1998 under Adrian Dodoro

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CatToTheFuture

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Aug 18, 2018
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PT 2

2006
Scott Gumbleton Pick 2 ❌
Leroy Jetta Pick 18 ❌
Tom Hislop Pick 20 ❌

2007
David Myers Pick 6✅(Underwhelming)
Tayte Pears Pick 23 ❌

2008
Michael Hurley Pick 5 ✅
David Zaharakis Pick 23 ✅

2009
Jake Melksham Pick 10❌(Serviceable For us but vastly improved at Melbourne)
Jake Carlisle Pick 24 ✅(Ran off to the saints)
Travis Colyer Pick 26✅(Was pretty good for us at a time. Now at Fremantle.
Anthony Long Pick 33 ❌

2010
Dyson Heppell Pick 8 ✅
Ariel Stienberg Pick 31 ❌

2011
Elliot Kavanagh Pick 19 ❌
Jackson Merrett Pick 31 ❌

2012
Joe Daniher Pick 10 ✅
Jason Ashby Pick 34 ❌

2013
Zach Merrett Pick 26 ✅

2014
Kyle Langford Pick 17 ✅
Jayden Laverde Pick 20 ❌

2015
Darcy Parish Pick 5 ✅
Aaron Francis Pick 6 ❓
Alex Morgan Pick 29 ❌
Mason Redman Pick 30 ✅

2016
Andrew McGrath Pick 1 ✅
Jordan Ridley Pick 22 ❓
Josh Begley Pick 31❓

2017
No First or Second Round Selections

2018
Irving Monsquito Pick 38 ❓
Wow, I just realised you didn't tick a single draftee taken after 30.

You'd almost have to try to have that little success if you were picking purely at random surely.
 

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TheBrownDog
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Surely we be looking at Cam Ellis-Yolmen

Adelaide won seven of its 10 games with Ellis-Yolmen in the side this season and Champion Data shows he averaged career-high disposals (23.5), contested possessions (12.3), groundball gets (9.8) and tackles (5.6) with above-average ratings.

He had 30 disposals and a goal against reigning premier West Coast in Round 10 and 26 and seven clearances against Richmond in Round 13.
Is heading for the exit at the Crows get him to the club Adrian.
 
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Ash1337

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I think it's either worsfold or dodo that are at fault. Dodo is either not recruiting what they need or that worsfold doesn't like inside mids and has told dodo what he wants. None of what they traded in is good as inside mid or can't do it consistently enough.

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citizen-erased

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I think it's either worsfold or dodo that are at fault. Dodo is either not recruiting what they need or that worsfold doesn't like inside mids and has told dodo what he wants. None of what they traded in is good as inside mid or can't do it consistently enough.

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Woosha has only been there a few years
Last decent inside mid we drafted was a Father/Son we couldn't overlook when Sheeds was topping up for another flag.

We also develop talent pretty poorly, so there is a school of thought Dodoro is doing his best with what he has.

Personally the club has many issues
Dodoro is one of them but not the only one.
He has built an incredibly unbalanced list, missing depth in key areas.

Fitness
Selections
Game Plan
List balance
General skill and standards of effort

Overall, we're fairly amateur.
 

Bulldog1954

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He is lucky to still be in a job. He is very lucky to receive the strange reverence he does from some Essendon fans. But in his slight defence, it’s not his fault that Essendon’s playing list have been inconsistent in their effort and intent for years.
 

Nuwanda

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Wow, I just realised you didn't tick a single draftee taken after 30.

You'd almost have to try to have that little success if you were picking purely at random surely.
Wow, and how did David Myers get a tick as a top 10 draft pick? Daniher a father-son who was expected to go number 1. Should not have got the 1st pick in 2016.

But seriously, I hope the bombers stick with the Dodo. Has been doing great things for them.
 

Nuwanda

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He would suit the range of draft picks the dons have available atm.
More picks may arrive if Daniher and Francis depart.
I wouldn’t mind Francis at Collingwood (as long as he is in the right frame of mind). The kid obviously hasn’t been able to get the best out of himself apart from a handful of games.

Maybe Scharenberg for Francis?
 

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