Prediction Giants BF Board 2022 Mock Draft

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Giant Strides

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This is the GWS Mock Draft order for the GWS Board Mock Draft.

Reminder, we'll select 3 rounds - as we get close to that (after a number of bids & matches, the last 'third round pick' will come earlier, I'll assess where we actually finish.

Reminder to tag me into any trades, bids & matches, and I will update the draft order after any bid matches (with an explanation of the matching cost & impact on draft order - based on my imperfect understanding of the AFL rules!). Also tag the next poster once you've selected your player.

I will pin this post & also update selected players as I can.

RoundPickPicks after 2022 TradesPointsWith DiscountPlayer selected
Round 11Brisbane30002400Will Ashcroft (bid match)
Round 12GWS Giants25172014Harry Sheezel
Round 13North Melbourne22341787George Wardlaw
Round 14North Melbourne20341627Aaron Cadman
Round 15Essendon18781502Elijah Tsatas
Round 16Gold Coast Suns17511401Reuben Ginbey
Round 17Hawthorn16441315Mattes Phillipou
Round 18Geelong Cats15511241Jhye Clark
Round 19West Coast Eagles14691175Cameron Mackenzie
Round 110St Kilda13951116Bailey Humphrey
Round 111Carlton13291063Jedd Busslinger
Round 112Western Bulldogs12681014Oliver Hollands
Round 113West Coast Eagles1212970Ed Allan
Round 114Melbourne1161929Matthew Jefferson
Round 115Sydney Swans1112890Lachlan Cowan
Round 116GWS Giants1067854Jacob Konstanty
Round 117Brisbane1025820Jaspa Fletcher (bid match)
Round 118Essendon985788Josh Weddle
Round 219Sydney Swans948751Brayden George
Round 220GWS Giants912715Charlie Clarke
Round 221GWS Giants878681Coby Burgiel
Round 222West Coast Eagles845648Elijah Hewett
Round 223Western Bulldogs815618Lewis Hayes
Round 224Essendon785588Alwyn Davey Jr (bid match)
Round 225Collingwood756559Harry Barnett
Round 226North Melbourne729532Olli Hotton
Compensation Pick27Hawthorn703506Henry Hustwaite
Round 228Collingwood677480Isaac Keeler
Round 229West Coast Eagles653456Darcy Jones
Round 230Adelaide629432Max Michalanney (bid match)
Round 231GWS Giants606409Harry Rowston (bid match)
Round 232Collingwood584387Mitch Sybkowski
Round 233St Kilda563366Harry Lemmey
Round 234Carlton542345Max Gruzewski
Compensation Pick35Fremantle522325Sam Gilbey
Round 236St Kilda502305Adam D'Aloia
Round 237Port Adelaide483286Ethan Phillips
Round 238Melbourne465268Jakob Ryan
Round 339Western Bulldogs446249Jaiden Magor
Round 340North Melbourne429232Harvey Gallagher
Round 341Hawthorn412215Billy Dowling
Round 342Sydney Swans395198Jed Hagan
Round 343North Melbourne378181Cooper Harvey
Round 344Fremantle362165Jed Adams
Round 345Gold Coast Suns347150Noah Long
Round 346St Kilda331134James Van Es
Round 347Hawthorn316119Kaleb Smith
Round 348Essendon302105Anthony Munkara (bid match)
Compensation Pick49Hawthorn28790Jaxon Binns
Round 350Carlton27376Casey Voss
Round 351Collingwood25962Blake Drury
Round 352Carlton24649Will Verrall
Round 353Richmond23336Luke Teal
Compensation Pick54GWS Giants22023Pass
Round 355Geelong Cats20710Tom McCallum
Round 356Adelaide1940Cooper Vickery
Round 357Port Adelaide1820Jason Gilbee
Round 358Richmond1700Phoenix Foster
Round 459Geelong Cats1580Pass
Round 460Adelaide1460Tom Scully
Round 461Carlton1350Pass
Round 462Fremantle1230Nick Sadler
Round 463Western Bulldogs1120Pass
Round 464GWS Giants1010Pass
Round 465Sydney Swans900Pass
Round 466Fremantle800Harry Boyd
Round 467West Coast Eagles690Hudson O'Keefe
Round 468Port Adelaide590Ted Clohesy
Round 469St Kilda490Pass
Round 470Carlton390Pass
Round 471Western Bulldogs290Pass
Round 472Richmond190Archie Lovelock (tentative)
Round 473Fremantle90Pass
Round 474Melbourne00Toby McMullin
Round 475Sydney Swans00Pass
Round 476Port Adelaide00Pass
Round 577St Kilda00Pass
Round 578Richmond00Pass
Round 579Melbourne00Pass
Round 580Brisbane00Max Knobel
Round 581Brisbane00Pass
Round 582Brisbane00Pass
Round 583Essendon00Pass

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Pick 45 - Gold Coast Suns - Noah Long

“A small midfielder-forward with slick hands, a sharp turn of speed, and strong inside craft.”

STRENGTHS:

  • Acceleration
  • Clean hands
  • Ground balls
  • Inside game
  • Scoreboard impact
  • Work rate

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Endurance
  • Outside game

Long has adapted well to what the year has thrown at him to still take positives out of it, having had his progress halted by injury early on. His transformation from a more pure inside midfielder, to one who can hold his own in the forward half has been impressive to watch. Given he sees himself primarily as an onballer, a natural place to start would be what he does so well there. Though small in stature (178cm), he fares well at stoppages with his smarts and clean hands, which help him win first possession before jetting off with a sharp turn of speed. There a few more effective ground level players than Long.

The added element to his game has been that scoreboard impact as a forward. Though his work rate fits the bill of a high half-forward, Long has fared equally well inside attacking 50, finding the goals with regularity. He booted five majors throughout the National Championships and one per his final three NAB League outings, not to mention his consistent output in that regard for Geelong Grammar.

An unselfish teammate, Long's vision and decision making also shone as he got creative close to goal. He averaged over five score involvements for both Bendigo and Vic Country, bringing teammates into the game with clever decisions when looking inboard or towards the big sticks.His kicking and finishing generally held up when stationed forward of the ball, though Long could benefit from a touch more polish and composure when blazing away out of stoppages. His 54 per cent kick efficiency this year somewhat attests to it. That, and rebuilding his running capacity post-injury will help his outside game - both of which have been areas Long himself said can yield improvement.


Given that Gold Coast lost Izak Rankine this trade period just gone, Long is a selection aimed at addressing that loss from the list. Not that Long is anywhere near the quality of Rankine, but I think he has some scope to improve and develop into a solid goal-scoring small forward. He's at pick #45 not #3, so let's not oversell him, and he won't be first choice to replace Rankine in the Suns forward line. But drafting him will give him an opportunity to show if he's got "it" to make it as an AFL footballer.
 

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Pick 46 - St Kilda - James Van Es

"James Van Es is an intercept marking machine for the GWV Rebels, with his positioning and strength one-on-one among his best traits”

STRENGTHS:

  • Intercept marking
  • Positioning
  • Rebounding
  • Strength
  • One-on-Ones

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • In-game athleticism
  • Ground balls

James Van Es is a potentially value selection lower down in the AFL Draft order, but is the type of player that could raise interest from certain clubs depending on what they are looking for. On face value, Van Es is just a strong key defender who reads the ball well, positions himself accordingly behind the play, and then holds onto big grabs with consistency. Though on-field he does not always look like being overly athletic, Van Es is a player who has the upside to impact more offensively as per his superb testing results at the National Draft Combine.

At the recent testing event, Van Es topped all-comers in the running vertical jump (98cm) and second in the standing vertical jump (75cm), while ranked second from the key defenders who tested in terms of his agility. Combine that with his 2.91-second 20m sprint, and Van Es on paper is a well-rounded athlete. When he is able to really start punishing teams more by using that on-field, he can take his game to another level. Right now he can leap consistently and easily beat his opponent in that area, but is often a one-on-one defender without a lot of freedom other than when receiving uncontested in the back pockets.

Van Es is a long kick, who will often look to put it down the line or to high percentage positions. He has seldom had stints up the other end of the field, but has been such a rock solid player in the back 50 for both the Rebels and Vic Country. A more readymade option than most to play in that defensive third, Van Es has some of the safest hands behind the ball and has the smarts to peel off his opponents when required.
Another area where Van Es could improve include is his ground balls, which is not a surprise for a player of his size who can impact so effectively in the air. Often most of his touches come from intercepting aerially, averaging the 1.8 tackles per game at NAB League level. It is not a major flaw for a player who has hands as safe as the Rebels defender does, but is a way to further enhance his game.

Though those areas are ways to improve, Van Es does have that rare balance of readymade strength, smarts and scope for athletic improvement. If it can all come together for him, then Van Es could prove a value selection. However, it would not be a shock if the Rebels defender was taken earlier in the draft given his testing success and consistent year at an intercepting key defender.


Saints' KPD stocks are by no means bare, but after Dougal Howard, the recently acquired Zaine Cordy and the developing Matthew Allison they are less than 195 cm. This selection is aimed at getting a tall, athletic KPD who can develop over the next few years to deal with the 'big bopper' KPFs. I don't see him playing much AFL in the first 2 to 3 years; rather completing a solid apprenticeship in VFL.

Over to Andre the Giant for Hawthorn's next pick.
 

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Pick 43 - Nth Melbourne
Cooper Harvey
Midfielder, Forward

Height: 180cm
Weight: 82kg
D.O.B: 12-07-2004

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Perhaps a father-son candidate flying under the radar, Cooper Harvey is certainly well known to North Melbourne fans.

The son of AFL games record holder Brent, he boasts similar instincts around goal but is slightly taller as a midfielder/forward.

The junior Harvey played alongside his father, and uncle Shane at local level with North Heidelberg, before making his NAB League debut this year and helping Assumption College take out the AGSV school football title.

Overcoming repeat arm injuries, he turned out eight times for a Knights side which snuck into finals via Wildcard Round, and cracked a stacked Vic Metro squad for the National Championships decider.

Harvey is a tough customer on the inside, possessing a clean set of hands and the strong frame to hold his own at the coalface.

He also works hard around the ground and is a neat enough kick in the short range, but can overall improve in that department and in the way of consistency.

He compounds his work with the ability to snare goals up forward, as showcased by his big mark and goal to seal Vic Metro's championship victory.

Rationale - Harvey as a son of Nth Melbourne royalty is a strong candidate to be picked up. He is different to his dad in that he is a little taller but lacks Brent’s skill and power. A nice enough player for not a huge cost, this selection completes the Kangaroos draft.

Next up it’s Giant Strides with Freo.
Why pick him outright tho and not wait for a bid?
 

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Pick 47 - Hawthorn
Kaleb Smith

Defender
Height: 181cm
Weight: 77kg
D.O.B: 20-11-2004

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A relative unknown out of Western Australia, Kaleb Smith has timed his run at the end of the year to bolt into draft contention.

The East Fremantle product battled injury in 2022 and missed out on state Under 18 representation, but did some of his best work for Wesley College in the PSA competition before ending the WAFL Colts season in blistering form.

A dashing half-back who also doubled as a powerhouse in attack while playing school football, Smith's athleticism is something which translates well to his game.

He plays with serious attacking intent from behind the ball, taking the game on at speed and breaking lines at will.

Defensively, Smith is also a sound interceptor having averaged nine intercept possessions at WAFL Colts level, going with his solid rate of 21.7 disposals.

A high-impact type, Smith's back end of the season is what catapulted him into draft contention.

His averages improved to 24 disposals and nine rebound 50s across his last four outings for the Sharks, putting him in the realm of bolter possibility.

Had he been able to perform over the course of a full season, or on the national stage, Smith may have been talked about higher but remains a chance to have his name called come November on the back of his promising glimpses and obvious developable traits.

Rationale - Just a nice later pick that compliments the array of players selected. As we like to see with successful draftees he really improved and trended in the right direction as the season progressed and he looks a nice player who should offer some nice power and agility.

Over to you Orange crush with Carlton and selection 48.
 

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Is he really a chance to be drafted?

Asking not questioning, saw the feel good story playing with Dad, didn't realise he was a realistic chance to drafted
It will happen exactly like it has here. Won't draw a bid, but can just pick them up with the last ND pick. Wouldn't be shocked for North to even try and trade to get up the order, trading 40 + 43 for say a pick in the 30s and a pick in the 50s, knowing that at worst if a bid came in the 40s, they would have no problems matching.
 

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Ok I was gonna go with Van Es so now


PICk 48. Carlton go for Anthony Munkara


SNAPSHOT: “A widely skilled forward with immense talent and athleticism, capable of delivering X-factor in spades.”

One of the most prolifically talented prospects in this year’s draft pool is Anthony Munkara. The Tiwi Islands native plays with freedom and enjoyment, which rubs off on onlookers as he sets games alight with instinctual skill and a deep bag of tricks.

With senior NTFL experience under his belt, Munkara has most often been sighted tearing up South Australian college football with Westminster, but also linked up with West Adelaide for a couple SANFL Under 18 outings this year.

The leading Northern Territory talent and Essendon Next Generation Academy member also donned Australian colours as part of this year’s AFL Academy, and continued his representative experience with the Allies.

While he may not have the same amount of high-level exposure or experience as other players in his range, there is little doubting Munkara’s ability as one of the crop’s most promising forwards.

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Ok I was gonna go with Van Es so now


PICk 48. Carlton go for Anthony Munkara


SNAPSHOT: “A widely skilled forward with immense talent and athleticism, capable of delivering X-factor in spades.”

One of the most prolifically talented prospects in this year’s draft pool is Anthony Munkara. The Tiwi Islands native plays with freedom and enjoyment, which rubs off on onlookers as he sets games alight with instinctual skill and a deep bag of tricks.

With senior NTFL experience under his belt, Munkara has most often been sighted tearing up South Australian college football with Westminster, but also linked up with West Adelaide for a couple SANFL Under 18 outings this year.

The leading Northern Territory talent and Essendon Next Generation Academy member also donned Australian colours as part of this year’s AFL Academy, and continued his representative experience with the Allies.

While he may not have the same amount of high-level exposure or experience as other players in his range, there is little doubting Munkara’s ability as one of the crop’s most promising forwards.

sydney_gws

I was planning to do the same at the next pick, surely they match!

I just have this feeling Bombers are playing funny buggers with this guy and have tried to exaggerate flaws to keep clubs off him!
 
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PICk 48. Carlton go for Anthony Munkara


sydney_gws
Just to be clear, this is a BID on NGA player Anthony Munkara, to which Essendon has the right to match. Over to sydney_gws to match or not.
He will cost 105 points, which Essendon does not have in this draft, so will be rolled into next year's draft to come off their 3rd round pick (on top of the 60 point penalty off their 2nd round pick, which presumably will aggregate to 165 points off 3rd round given they traded their 2nd to Collingwood).
 
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HEY GIANTS FANS I'M IN A ESSENDON MOCK DRAFT AND I'M GOING TO BE SELECTING FOR THE GIANTS CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW MANY LIST SPOTS YOU GUYS HAVE

we'll take 5 picks including matching for Rowston late
We will delist Phil Davis, to be taken in the rookie draft, but need to upgrade Callum Brown from Cat B Rookie to main list, so we'll go to the draft with 31 main list players & 5 Cat A Rookies.

Hence, we can take 6 picks to the draft (currently #1, 15, 18, 19, 31 & 57), but we will only select 5 players as OC said. We'll match any Harry Rowston bid as the fifth players, so you've got some scope to trade out of an earlier pick, or get an earlier pick in this draft. I'd suggest trading out #31 (as has been discussed on this board) to avoid the possibility of a Rowston bid swallowing it up. If you're allowed to trade pre-draft, you can do so & bring pick #61 into play to help cover for Rowston. (e.g. if you can trade say #15 & #31 for #11, your 6 picks would then be #1, 11, 18, 19, 57, 61.)
 

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Pick 49 - Hawthorn
Jaxon Binns

Forward, Wing
Height: 182cm
Weight: 73kg
D.O.B: 29-10-2004

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One of the hardest runners in this year’s AFL Draft crop is Jaxon Binns. The Dandenong Stingrays prospect has made a name for himself as a prolific outside midfielder, with the capacity to translate his best traits as a high half-forward.

Having cracked the NAB League for a single game last year, Binns was a key contributor in eight outings as a top-ager in 2022. He also built on his Under 17 representative experience as a core member of the Vic Country Under 18 squad, including in a standout 39-disposal performance against the Allies.

Like many Victorian prospects, the 17-year-old spent a large portion of his season adhering to school football commitments, turning out for APS Football premier Caulfield Grammar. His consistency of production across each level this year has been impressive.

Rationale - Hawks take the local Caulfield Grammar boy to complete a nice suite of selections. This fellow is the battery man that runs all day. He has some flexibility and with a later birthday still some good physical maturing and improvement. I did consider the NGA Vickery or going with a developing ruck but figured I would use the spare list spot on that in the PSD or put another one on the rookie list to grow out.

With this I believe my draft is over! Over to you Orange crush with Carlton and Pick 50.
 

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Ok ..... time to get funky....

Pick 50 .... Carlton ... Casey Voss

Playing well as a mature agent in the SANFL and can win the ball despite not having a lot of speed. Payback by the club for the hard work

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