BigFooty Official NAB League Boys Break Mock Draft

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  • PMBangers

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    Round 1
    1. North Melbourne - Jason Horne
    2. Hawthorn - Nick Daicos (Collingwood F/S)
    3. GWS Giants - Campbell Chesser
    4. Gold Coast Suns - Jacob Van Rooyen
    5. Essendon - Tyler Sonsie
    6. St Kilda - Matthew Roberts
    7. GWS Giants - Josh Sinn
    8. Carlton - Matthew Johnson
    9. Brisbane Lions - Josh Rachele
    10. Fremantle - Jack Williams
    11. Richmond - Arlo Draper
    12. Adelaide - Ben Hobbs
    13. West Coast - Joshua Browne
    14. Richmond - Josh Gibcus
    15. Port Adelaide - Josh Goater
    16. Sydney - Ned Long
    17. Brisbane Lions - Sam Banks
    18. Western Bulldogs - Morgan Ferres
    19. Gold Coast Suns - Lewis Rayson

    Round 2
    20. North Melbourne - Finn Callaghan
    21. Hawthorn - Neil Erasmus
    22. Hawthorn - Toby Conway
    23. Gold Coast Suns - Nasiah Wanganeen
    24. Geelong - Rhett Bazzo
    25. Richmond - Joel Fitzgerald
    26. Geelong - Josh Fahey (GWS Academy)
    27. Carlton - Mac Andrew (Melbourne NGA)
    28. Melbourne - Isaiah Dudley (Adelaide NGA)
    29. Fremantle - Alex Lukic
    30. Geelong - Max Chipper
    31. Adelaide - Blayne O'Loughlin (Adelaide NGA)
    32. West Coast - Corey Warner
    33. Richmond - Miller Bergman
    34. West Coast - Luke Taylor
    35. Sydney - Blake Howes
    36. Adelaide - Matthew Dnistriansky
    37. Collingwood - Cooper Murley

    Round 3
    38. North Melbourne - Youseph Dib (Collingwood NGA)
    39. Melbourne - Hugh Jackson
    40. Collingwood - Jase Burgoyne (Port Adelaide F/S)
    41. Richmond - Charlie Molan
    42. Essendon - Darcy Wilmot
    43. St Kilda - Connor MacDonald
    44. GWS Giants - Braden Andrews
    45. Gold Coast Suns - Jacob Edwards
    46. Brisbane Lions - Max Heath
    47. Collingwood - Lachlan Rankin
    48. Geelong - Josh Ward
    49. Collingwood - Cooper Hamilton
    50. Brisbane Lions - Tyreece Leiu
    51. Richmond - Jacob Young
    52. Essendon - Jai Serong
    53. West Coast - Kade Dittmar
    54. Gold Coast Suns - James Willis
    55. Melbourne - Lukas Cooke

    Round 4
    56. Hawthorn - Dylan Thomas
    57. Port Adelaide - Harvey Harrison
    58. Brisbane Lions - PASS
    59. Gold Coast Suns - Cooper Beecken
    60. Gold Coast Suns - Cody Gilchrist
    61. St Kilda - Ned Moyle
    62. Port Adelaide - Oscar Adams
    63. Carlton - Jack Peris (St Kilda NGA)
    64. North Melbourne - Liam Podhajski
    65. Adelaide - Saxon Evans
    66. GWS Giants - Sam Darcy (Western Bulldogs F/S)
    67. Adelaide - Harry Tunkin
    68. West Coast - Kalin Lane
    69. Hawthorn - Hugh Hamilton
    70. Port Adelaide - Brad Jeffries
    71. Sydney - PASS
    72. Brisbane Lions - PASS
    73. Western Bulldogs - Cody Raak
     
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    Pick 1 - Jason Horne New
  • giantroo

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    Pick 1 - Jason Horne - Midfielder - 184cm/78cm - South Adelaide/South Australia

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    The ultimate proto-type midfielder, Horne is a quick, powerful, tough goal-kicking midfielder who can play on the inside and outside while possessing a good leap and has strong overhead marking. Touted as the #1 pick for a while now, this year is no different, continuing on his good form in the SANFL seniors.



    Davo-27
     
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    Pick 2 - Nick Daicos New
  • Davo-27

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    Pick 2 Hawthorn - Nick Daicos - Midfielder - Oakleigh - 183cm 72kg

    i think the top pick will boil down to Horne or Daicos come draft night, Daicos is a game winner from the midfield, gathers a heap of poss and is a beautiful kick at goal, works well under pressure, a real gem of a midfielder.

    PMBangers you're up
     
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    Pick 3 - Campbell Chesser New
  • PMBangers

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    Pick 3 - Campbell Chesser (Sandringham Dragons/ Vic Country) - Midfielder - 186 cm 83 kg

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    A kid that has shown his class as a hybrid mid and defender over the years, given the GIANTS need for a mix of speed and composure through a midfield role, Chesser best fits the role for those around this mark, able to slot onto a wing ideally and then work his way into a rover role to start giving us something different through stoppages and combine well with fellow Sandy boi Tim Taranto as a receiver from the clearance winner (and Hopper/ Green are around to, the chemistry just isn't as high energy). His ball use moving forward would ideally give our strong marking forwards like Himmelberg, Riccardi, Hogan, Greene, etc. the best chance to mark inside 50 with his delivery, and fix our issues with scoring shot placement (a lot of marks taken in weird spots)

    What drew me to Chesser over Sonsie was his work in transition and two way running in particular, whilst Sonsie is more impactful around stoppages, Chesser is more willing to run defensively, win the ball back and then getting some spark behind it going forward

    Chris25 up with Suns
     
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    Pick 4 - Jacob Van Rooyen New
  • Chris25

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    I was planning to take solely SA kids, and I easily could here with a few good ones on offer this year. But I'll save that for my other picks.

    #4 Gold Coast - Jacob van Rooyen

    Someone must have tipped Twomey off about my pick because he's gone and written a puff piece about him today. I thought Gold Coast should have taken a tall last year, as much as I liked Elijah Hollands. But it might work out for the best as I like van Rooyen more than Zac Reid and Nik Cox. He's genuine KPF size at 195cm and has the running ability to play away from goals and allow Ben King to stay deep. I've always said the one thing you can't teach is marking - you either have strong hands or you don't, coaching and gym sessions isn't going to help that. And van Rooyen can mark the ball.

    eDPS
     
    Pick 5 - Tyler Sonsie New
  • eDPS

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    Pick 5 - Essendon - Tyler Sonsie - Eastern Ranges - Midfielder/forward 181cm 76kg

    Essendon add to their midfield depth with the damaging Tyler Sonsie, unlike many other midfielders Essendon have Sonsie is a goal kicker and could easily play round 1 next year in a forward pocket causing headaches. A bit too one way at the moment he will need to improve his defensive side but not many players in the pool have his level of impact with ball in hand as a player who can kick and handball of either foot just as well as recent draftee Nik Cox.

    Knightmare for saints
     
    Pick 7 - Josh Sinn New
  • PMBangers

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    Pick 7 - Josh Sinn (Sandringham Dragons/ Vic Metro) - General Defender/ Midfielder - 186 cm 72 kg

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    Taking the Brisbane Lions approach of bringing in two teammates that are also close friends, I'm thrilled to be adding Josh Sinn to my draft alongside Campbell Chesser. Whilst there's questions over Josh's capacity to move into a midfield role, contested game and even his disposal (weirdly) I'm appreciating what I'm bringing in, a ******* good footballer.

    With electrifying pace, a deep understanding of the game, agility and skill Sinn is a high end prospect for a reason, providing dashing run off the half back, able to impact aerially and at ground level extremely well, with his commanding of teammates highlighting his leadership. Form wise there's no doubt his skills have needed improving, and they have been gradually throughout the year. something something form is temporary class is permanent! I honestly don't have a concern about whether he moves into the midfield or not, he's going to be a valuable piece to whichever team is lucky enough to end up with him, and has shown his versatility to go forward and impact on the scoreboard, so worst case you've got a plug n play type that can play from Round 1

    Welcome aboard Josh!

    Pie 4 Life up next, ironically picking for Carlton
     

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    Pick 9 - Josh Rachele New
  • briztoon

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    Pick 9. Brisbane Lions.
    Josh Rachele.
    Murray Bushrangers. 180cm. 78kg.

    Josh Rachele won the 2019 U16 Division 1 MVP as well as the Vic Metro MVP of the carnival.

    Rachele ticks a lot of boxes for Brisbnane. Duel position player either through the midfield or up forward, possess genuine speed, and a very good user of the ball by foot.

    Rachele can play multiple positions, something that Lions coach Chris Fagan is asking more of from his midfield players. He played through the midfield at the U16 championships, able to win his own ball at stoppages and use his explosive power to burst from congestion and break away from the contest at speed or pick out targets by foot, finding players inside the centre of the ground, or move the ball forward by foot with precision passes to team mates in the forward 50.

    When not playing through the midfield, Rachele can go forward and play as a marking forward, thanks to his strength, athleticism and leap, and his ability to out position his opponent.
     
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    Pick 10 - Jack Williams New
  • Ysaye

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    Pick 10 - Jack Williams (Utility) ~195ish cm, East Fremantle
    Last year everyone talked about his promise, and this year the hyper train about his potential has continued to roll in. I feel I am (based upon output) still taking him a bit early, but this is a very early mock draft so in the immortal word of a generic teenager of the 21st century: "whatever" (or rather I am calling him out on where I think we might be talking about him at the end of the year). There are some aspects though that I think in the mind of recruiters they are going to jump at. Things I like at this stage are:
    • His versatility as a tall; he has been playing forward, ruck and defence, and consequently in the colts he has been getting lots of marks, shots on goal, goals (and unfortunately also lots of points), hitouts and reasonable numbers of disposals and tackles as well. That is going to be appealing to a lot of clubs, and a club like Freo would love a raw prospect that could be any one of those things
    • Probably further to this I think his marking is something that a club can build on
    • He has the fabled "Basketball" background which mean his movement through traffic is above average.
    • I think or understand he is at the bottom age bracket (?) which in the mind of some means potential+. He seems to have rapidly progressed since last year which means his trajectory is good.
    Things I am uncomfortable at this stage: basing it a lot on potential rather than a big body of results; I wonder if I am not getting too cute ignoring Bazzo who has a lot more results behind him? What is his eventual position or is he a "Jack of All Trades and Master of None" (Sorry had to pull that pun for the first time! :p). Also what kind of attitude and behaviours does he bring with him - is he diligent in preparation? Does he have the right mindset for this? These feel unknown at this stage.

    Bastyy here comes Geelong....
     
    Pick 11 - Arlo Draper New
  • Smythe

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    PICK 11 - Richmond - Arlo Draper - 185cm 71kg - SA/South Adelaide

    Arlo is a big mid/fwd, with growth to come on he will fill out to be a perfect hybrid mid/fwd size. He has the one on one smarts and a high game iq, can find the goals and good overhead. fwd leading patterns are great and will most of the time lead at the ball giving himself space from his opponent with good body work. In the middle he uses his smarts to read the ruckmen and wins clearences as well as blocking and sheparding for other teammates. Once that has occured his ability to spread quickly to provide options or clear a path and drag opponents with him is excellent. He is a team first player and always looking for the best option and has great skills by hand and foot, and uses his non preferred when required instead of being pidgeon holed into only using his dominant side which is a good practice to have. Arlo tackles well, wins clearences, marks, has good footy iq, good 1v1, hits the scoreboard and works up and down the ground with a high work rate.

    up next is Adelaide with Thunderstruck
     
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    Pick 13 - Joshua Browne New
  • Monocle

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    Selection # 13: Joshua Browne. 185 cm 77 kg Midfielder . East Fremantle.

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    Browne first caught my attention last season when I went to watch Jack Carroll play for The Sharks in the Colts.
    I was surprised that the under ager Browne was upstaging Carroll.

    Browne gets a lot of it and is a free running player, there is no doubt that of the eligible WA midfielders, Matthew Johnson is number 1 but the gap between him and Browne is closing.

    One to watch closely as the season unfolds.
     
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    Pick 14 - Josh Gibcus New
  • Smythe

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    Pick 14 - Richmond - Joshua Gibcus - 195cm - 84 kg - GWV/Vic C

    Josh's start to the year.. excellent. He is moving well, his hands are terrific and is winning most of his 1v1's. Intercepting at will and using the ball very well. Josh sets up play with his rebounding, plays the arc very well and is being very vocal. All excellent traits to be displaying at this stage. He has a big kick on him and is a great size with plenty of growth to come. Showing his is quite adept at controlling the back 6 and being the main man in defence eluding to the fact his confidence is high, and his games so far this year show his growth in those areas and he was too hard to ignore here at this pick.

    up next Port with Macca19
     
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    Pick 16 - Ned Long New
  • andleanback

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    Pick 16 - Sydney - Ned Long - Northern Knights
    Midfielder/ forward - 192cm/82kg

    Sydney should be looking to re generate their inside midfielder stocks for the future with kennedy and parker closer to the end than the start, theyve added midfield pieces through previous drafts but none possess the skillset and size of Long.

    The big body inside mid has been on fire in the first weeks of the nab league season quickly making up for lost time last year. Long has demonstrated that he's got more to his game than just grunt work in the midfield, at times playing as a pseudo key forward and providing a great option around the ground for his knights teammates. He has great goal nous and doesnt need much to turn a scoring opportunity into a goal. He has a great set of hands whether he's quickly releasing the ball from stoppage, or clunking the ball aerially around the ground. He's a footballer who has great footy IQ and shown he knows how to use his big frame to his advantage to knock opponents off balance at ground level or in marking contests, which is a rare trait for a young player. When Long fills out he will be a weapon for sydney and be a match up nightmare for opposition coaches.

    briztoon
     
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    Pick 17 - Sam Banks New
  • briztoon

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    Pick 17. Brisbane Lions.
    Sam Banks
    Tasmania. 186cm. 72kg.

    Like Josh Rachele, Banks was another standout at the 2019 U16 National Championships, captaining the Tasmanian Devils, winning the Division 2 MVP, and named in the U16 All Australian team

    Also like Josh Rachele, Sam Banks possess the ability to play multiple positions, either as a classy half back, who is able to move in to the midfield and win his own ball.

    Banks is a good user of the ball out of defence, taking the kick ins, winning the ball in contested situations or taking intercept marks. He is calm under pressure, able to find team mates with precision passes by foot, or able to break lines with his speed. He's also a natural leader and Captain of Tasmania in the NAB League, leading his team from the front with his drive and determination.
     
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    Pick 20 - Finn Callaghan New
  • giantroo

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    #20 North Melbourne - Finn Callaghan - Midfielder - 190cm/82kg - Sandringham Dragons/Victoria Metro

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    Finn Callaghan is the another tall midfielder who can play inside and outside, has a booming left-foot that will provide a point of difference for the North Melbourne midfield. He is a clean user of the ball and not only has he got the size, but also has the speed and agility which makes him a tantalising prospect.


    Davo-27
     
    Pick 21 - Neil Erasmus New
  • Davo-27

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    Pick 21 Hawthorn - Neil Erasmus - Midfielder/Forward - Subiaco - 188cm 80kg

    a player who played mostly in the PSA in WA for 2020, was a standout in the WAFL Colts GF in that he was very clean with disposal, he won 1 on 1's and was dangerous in the forward line not only kicking 4 goals but setting up a few as well for team mates, this year he has played mostly in the midfield and has shown the same skills and clean disposal, but now on a high 20's average disposal games from the midfield.
     
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    Pick 22 - Toby Conway New
  • Davo-27

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    Pick 22 Hawthorn - Toby Conway - Geelong - Ruckman - 204cm 90kg

    i think the Hawks are in the market for a Ruckman and i think he is the best option with Jacob Edwards not far behind, but i chose to pick the Geelong ruck who is really good as a tap ruck and around the ground, as McEvpy and Ceglar are losing their ability to impact the ruck we need some backups, Brooksby is 30-odd and not the solution, Reeves is quite good, but we have 3 rucks to replace in the next 2-3 years and i think Toby is the best option this year in a year with a handful of decent ruck options.

    Chris25 you're up
     

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    Pick 23 - Nasaih Wanganeen New
  • Chris25

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    #23 Gold Coast - Nasiah Wanganeen

    As skilled and talented as any in the draft, I like the extra height (187cm) he has over similar talents - gives him the added flexibility of playing taller or running through the wings.

    Bastyy
     

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