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Out of all these young guys, who will make it?

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  1. SilentHunter_

    SilentHunter_ Brownlow Medallist

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    You're just jealous of his talent.
     

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  2. Sydswans666

    Sydswans666 All Australian

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    Yeah definitely
     
  3. bungee

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    James Rose - 150+ games after an injury to Papley opens the gate
    Jordan Foote - 20+ if he cuts off the man bun
    Will Hayward - 175 + mostly as a mid
    Oliver Florent - 50 + but never really cements a spot
    Nic Newman - 200 future captain
    Harrison Marsh - 75 games (71 of those in the NEAFL)
    Jordan Dawson - 2 games, one of which is a premiership before being traded to Hawks
    Sam Naismith - 92 games then traded to Saints who win premiership that year
    Aliir Aliir - just 23 games after sex scandal with the wife of a team mate taints his career.
    Robbie Fox - who ?
    Brandon Jack - 150+ games for GWS after being picked up in rookie draft
     
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  4. Morefunn

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    Hi guys, long time lurker here. I finally rejigged my password. Time to get involved. I love this thread. HAd to dig deep to find it, thought it’s a good read worth revisiting.
     
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  5. caesar88

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    It’s certainly funny reading back how many didn’t rate Florent :rolleyes:
     
  6. anotherletdown

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    It’s pretty ugly looking back on some of those predictions.

    Time to add my embarrassments to the list but I’ll choose later drafts

    2017
    Ling 25-50
    McCartin 200+
    Stoddart 75-100
    Upgrades
    O’Riordan 100+
    Mellican 200+

    2018
    Blakey 200+
    Rowbottom 125+
    McInerney 0-25
    Foot 50-75
    Rookie
    Tucker 0-25
    Reynolds 0

    Hayward, Florent, Mellican, Hewett, Mills, Heeney, Blakey and McCartin will all play 200. The backbone of our next premiership is already in place
     
  7. Bloodied52

    Bloodied52 Premium Platinum

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    Great Thread.

    Here are mine from 2017 and 2018.
    Ling - 45 (traded to Geelong. We refused Grohan and took a 4th rounder.
    Stoddard - 25, retires to be poster beanstalk for Weight Watchers
    McCartin _ 150 games before trade to the taints.
    Amartey is a Smarty - 25
    Bell - 80

    2018
    Blakey - 200
    Rowbottom - 120
    McInerney - 170
    Foot - 50
    Reynolds - 150
    Tucker - 60
    Wicks - 30
     
  8. legend166

    legend166 Premium Platinum

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    Awesome, I'm glad this thread was bumped because it's exactly why I made it.

    Looking at my predictions so far:


    I think Hayward, Marsh, Aliir and Naismith will go on to play 150 games. - On track for 2/4 being right. Naismith still a toss up but I wouldn't bet on it now.

    Rose will probably get cut this year. - Somehow still on the list despite actually not showing any more proof after my original post that he can be a decent AFL player.

    Foote, Newman and Fox will probably be depth players for a few years but won't have huge impact. -
    Called it.

    Florent is giving me huge Pat Veszpremi vibes, I.e a bust. - He's proving me wrong.

    Jordan Dawson will struggle to get a game when we're all fit. - Still think this is accurate.


    Just remember if you're making more predictions it's better to do it with players we've seen a little bit of. Sort of pointless to try and predict new draftees.
     
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    Of those named in OP:
    Hayward, Florent and Aliir are the pick of the crop - surely all 150+ games. Only query: is Hayward competing for his spot against Menzel?
    Nic Newman I rated a year ago but he had a pretty average year.
    James Rose - I thought he'd be cut this year but he has another 1-year contract. We really don't have a shortage of small forwards. 20 games
    Dawson's the hard one. The best kick in the club after Buddy, a big body but a little slow for our slow midfield. 50 games
    Fox - depth player - 30 games.

    2017 crop
    McCartin - 100-150 games
    Stodhard - looks good but haven't seen enough of him.
    No idea about Ling

    2018 crop
    Blakey - for sure 150 games
    Rowbotham looks a keeper - 100+
    No idea about the rest.
     
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  10. Swansujelly

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    Zac foot e will play 200, no problems
     
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  11. Tedeski

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    The question I would ask is, if they make it, how many will play more games for us than for a poaching Vic club?
     
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  12. The King!

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    Swap rose and Dawson and I’ll take that
     
  13. Mick Oxlong

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    Whether he plays 200 or not, I think he’s the one with the most talent.
     
  14. caesar88

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    ... out of all our youngsters ?!
     
  15. Mick Oxlong

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    Just out of this draft crop. His highlights impressed me the most.
     
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  16. caesar88

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    I really like the look of this kid and Robo as well but it's hard to go past Blakey for me. His highlights were just different to the usual run of the mill U18 highlights you see of talls. Either way I'm rapt we got the three of them, two of them for steals IMO!
     
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  17. Mick Oxlong

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    Don’t forget that it was widely considered that had McCartin been available this year, he’d have been (expected) Top 10.

    Draft numbers are just like ATAR scores really, they mean nothing after you’re drafted and those that have great success are generally the go getting hard workers!
     
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  18. caesar88

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    All very true. That's where we've done so well in the past, getting hard workers and/or turning kids into hard workers. Shameless plug but in this post [https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/2019-list-game-plan-and-best-22.1204200/page-24#post-58849337] I had McCartin as pick 15 in a retrospective of his draft year, and that was based on his debut half-season as the youngest player in the comp. So yeah we more than anyone have made a mockery of draft numbers IMO.
     
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