Knightmare's 2018 AFL Draft Almanac

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="Knightmare, post: 54567601, member: 105307"]Phantom Drafts:
5/10/2018: Pre trade period AFL Draft first round phantom draft: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/24885902/afl-draft-first-round-phantom-goes-where

25/10/2018 2 round post trade period phantom draft: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...ntom-chris-doerre-knightmare-first-two-rounds

12/11/2018 3 round phantom draft: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...om-chris-doerre-knightmare-first-three-rounds

22/11/2018 final phantom draft, every pick, every bid: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...is-doerre-knightmare-final-full-phantom-draft

AFL Draft Power Rankings:
April: 2/4/2018: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...-power-rankings-key-position-players-dominate

May: 6/5/2018 : http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...re-power-rankings-midfielders-make-their-move

June 8/6/2018: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...jack-lukosius-reigns-supreme-new-faces-emerge

July 8/7/2018: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...tmare-power-rankings-changes-18-championships

August 7/8/2018: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...nkings-jack-lukosius-no-1-other-forwards-rise

September 2/9/2018: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...e-power-rankings-unheralded-trio-break-top-20

October 9/10/2018: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...-knightmare-power-rankings-sa-jet-surges-no-2

November 20/11/2018: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...ower-rankings-caldwell-collier-dawkins-top-10

Weekly AFL Draft Wrap:

28/3/2018 - Focus on Xavier Duursma: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...ightmare-wrap-xavier-duursma-shines-gippsland

5/4/2018 - Focus on Max King: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...ightmare-wrap-max-king-next-great-key-forward

11/4/2018 - Focus on Tarryn Thomas: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...mber-tarryn-thomas-shines-north-melbourne-vfl

20/4/2018 - Focus on Mark Baker/Vic Metro v Vic Country trials: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...unheralded-talent-mark-baker-shines-vic-metro

25/4/2018 - Focus on Sam Walsh: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...-knightmare-sam-walsh-stars-max-king-does-acl

2/5/2018 - Focus on Collingwood Academy prospect Atu Bosenavualagi: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...ood-academy-prospect-atu-bosenavualagi-shines

16/5/2018 - Focus on Ely Smith: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...-doerre-knightmare-contested-midfielders-rise

23/05/2018 - Focus on Curtis Taylor: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...ghtmare-calder-mid-showing-robbie-gray-traits

30/05/2018 - Focus on Riley Collier-Dawkins: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...doerre-knightmare-discovered-next-bontempelli

6/6/2018- Focus on the best prospect Jack Lukosius (the best I've seen in my 10 years of watching the u18s): http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...mare-jack-lukosius-best-draft-prospect-decade

13/6/2018 - Focus on Chayce Jones - Round 1 Under-18 Championships: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...edy-tasmanian-chayce-jones-impresses-midfield

20/6/2018 - Focus on Xavier O'Halloran - Round 2 Under-18 Championships: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...e-knightmare-xavier-ohalloran-stars-vic-metro

27/6/2018 - Focus on Bailey Smith - Round 3 Under-18 Championships: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/23918862/afl-draft-wrap-chris-doerre-knightmare-bailey-smith

4/7/2018 - Focus on Izak Rankine - Round 4 Under-18 Championships: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/23992221/afl-draft-wrap-chris-doerre-knightmare-izak-rankine

11/7/2018 - Focus on Nick Blakey - Round 5 Under-18 Championships:
http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/24061726/afl-draft-wrap-chris-doerre-knightmare-nick-blakey

18/7/2018 - Focus on Collingwood father-son prospect Will Kelly:
http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...lingwood-magpies-set-land-rising-key-defender

25/7/2018 - Focus on Bailey Williams: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...wrap-bailey-williams-first-round-calculations

1/8/2018 - Focus on Kyle Reid: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/24248541/afl-draft-wrap-kyle-reid-all-round-key-defender

8/8/2018 - Focus on Stefan Radovanovic: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...g-stefan-radovanovic-jumps-draft-calculations

15/8/2018 - Focus on Jack Ross (APS v AGSV and U17 Futures): http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...akleigh-jack-ross-stakes-late-claim-draft-day

22/8/2018 - Focus on Noah Gown: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...gown-purple-patch-caught-recruiters-attention

29/8/2018 - Focus on Sam Sturt: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/24506831/afl-draft-wrap-hayward-clone-sam-sturt-rising-rapidly

5/9/2018 - Focus on Connor Thar: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...onnor-thar-inspires-western-stunning-comeback

12/9/2018 - Focus on Ben King: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...-confirms-top-10-prospects-formidable-display

19/9/2018 - Focus on Melbourne NGA prospect Toby Bedford: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/24719704/afl-draft-wrap-toby-bedford-stands-sandringham

26/9/2018 - Focus on Mitch Grigg: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...de-crows-player-mitch-grigg-set-walk-back-afl

AFL Draft Previews/Reviews:

27/11/2017 - 2018 AFL Draft preview: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/21565075/knightmare-top-20-afl-draft-prospects-2018

12/03/2018 - JLT Wrap/Supercoach/AFLFantasy notes - rookies/breakout/returning 2018: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/22717282/afl-jlt-series-christoper-doerre-draftee-wrap

9/5/2018 - AFL father-son and academy prospects: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...doerre-knightmare-father-son-academy-analysis

17/8/2018 - My take on what Carlton should do with pick 1: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/24360324/afl-draft-carlton-blues-do-pick-number-1

12/10/2018 - AFL Draft Combine Review: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/24952197/afl-draft-combine-wrap-sam-sturt-izak-rankine-shine

31/10/2018 - AFL Draft Club by Club List Needs Analysis: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...-chris-doerre-knightmare-club-club-list-needs

5/11/2018 - The best state leaguers outside the AFL: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/25177491/afl-draft-best-state-league-options

8/11/2018 - 3 AFL draft trends: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/25200247/afl-draft-key-trends-recent-drafts

14/11/2018 - Big Blue? Walsh at No.1 would be a mistake: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...carlton-blues-mistake-sam-walsh-jack-lukosius

18/11/2018 - 10 underrated prospects under 20: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/25306097/afl-draft-underrated-bargains-2018-draft

21/11/2018 - Live chat: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/25219507/afl-draft-live-qa-blog-chris-doerre

23/11/2018 - First Round AFL Draft Review: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...-chris-doerre-knightmare-first-round-analysis

24/11/2018 - AFL Draft Winners and Losers: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/25356894/afl-draft-2018-chris-doerre-winners-losers

26/11/2018 - 2019 draft top 20: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/25376887/afl-draft-chris-doerre-top-20-prospects-2019

AFL Trade/Free Agency content:
21/06/2018 - AFL Moneyball - best five trades and free agents from past five years and how to find them: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/...oerre-knightmare-best-trades-free-agent-deals

18/10/2018 - AFL Trade/Free Agency Review: http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/25000696/afl-trade-period-chris-doerre-club-club-gradings[/QUOTE]
 

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Hey KM, keen to get your thoughts on Bigoa Nyuon. What do you see as his strengths and weaknesses, as well as where he's likely to be drafted.
Very raw. But showed some signs in the U17 curtain raiser with three goals. It felt like an outlier performance as I hadn't seen anything like that before but a great glimpse of what he could do forward of centre, but that's something to watch for and hopefully we see more of in 2019.

What he does bring to the table is his high leap which makes him hard to beat at ruck contests.

What he'll need to improve is finding more of the ball around the ground and continue to build his endurance. Hopefully he can grow to 2m+ to be a viable ruckman and have more good moments as a forward with the more goals kicked the better.
 

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Hey km what are your thoughts on Mitch O’Neill I feel as so he’s really underrated for what he’s accomplished this year
It depends on how underrated you consider underrated.

I'd rate O'Neill around 10.

I'd say anyone rating O'Neil top 5 is overrating him. Anyone with him outside certainly the top 20 at the moment I'd say underrating.
 

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Hey km what are your thoughts on Mitch O’Neill I feel as so he’s really underrated for what he’s accomplished this year
This feels like déjà vu.

Sure the same question was asked repeatedly of several draft watchers a couple of weeks ago.
 

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Just as a recap.. which of the All Australians from the U18’s Champs didn’t get picked.

They next question is why?
Kyle Reid was the only draft eligible talent overlooked top of mind and he was unlucky with a few clubs considering him - Hawthorn may have taken him had Koschitzke not been there, Collingwood had they had more picks are another maybe.

Decent but not outstanding key defender. Pretty good at most things but not outstanding at any one thing. Only average height which some might hold against him at 193cm for a KPD but I don't consider that too small.

I'd like to see him go around again and push to get drafted.

One of those unlucky draft snubs - and there are always a few and sometimes as with Reid it's not that there are warning signs or any particular reason you wouldn't draft him - but sometimes as with Reid you can get someone else you don't expect to be there or you don't have the picks to have room to add him.
 

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Kyle Reid was the only draft eligible talent overlooked top of mind and he was unlucky with a few clubs considering him - Hawthorn may have taken him had Koschitzke not been there, Collingwood had they had more picks are another maybe.

Decent but not outstanding key defender. Pretty good at most things but not outstanding at any one thing. Only average height which some might hold against him at 193cm for a KPD but I don't consider that too small.

I'd like to see him go around again and push to get drafted.

One of those unlucky draft snubs - and there are always a few and sometimes as with Reid it's not that there are warning signs or any particular reason you wouldn't draft him - but sometimes as with Reid you can get someone else you don't expect to be there or you don't have the picks to have room to add him.
Stack? I know he was trialling with Richmond under a funny new rule! Not sure they have signed him up yet.

What under agers made All Australian?
 

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Stack? I know he was trialling with Richmond under a funny new rule! Not sure they have signed him up yet.

What under agers made All Australian?
Sydney Stack looks to be going really well at richmond prior to the Xmas break
Living with Dimma & family , Besties with Rioli , Chol , Bolton and mixing in well
Training extremely hard and giving it a real crack from the looks of it

He will be back Jan 7 then go to gold coast camp and the next month after that will tell if he is upto it but if i was a betting man all things going well looks to be 80% going to be Rookied by the Tigers
 

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Stack? I know he was trialling with Richmond under a funny new rule! Not sure they have signed him up yet.

What under agers made All Australian?
Mitch O'Neill/Will Gould/Jeremy Sharp all made the team - see my 2019 preview on page one for more on them.

Stack wasn't an U18 All Australian. Was actually a late inclusion for the WA side - not selected for the first game.
 

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Also for any Dogs fans wanting an update. Some inside scoop I received from one of the players mid December.

I was discussing footy/sports more generally and then go onto the subject of Bailey Smith after making the comment to him that he's the best mid in the pool. I was given a rave review on how Smith is going so far. Impressed by work ethic and attitude. Doing all the training and staying back late doing extras. As professional as he has seen and like he has never seen at that age. Also was really impressed by the size of him - strong through the legs and strong body. Looks ready to go to him.

And anyone who has followed Smith/his story shouldn't really be surprised by any of this. It's really just confirmation of what has been said already.

One player injuries permitting you can expect to see early and often in 2019 you'd imagine.
 

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