Prediction Player breakout predictions for your club.

Remove this Banner Ad

Red_man2008

Club Legend
Jan 2, 2009
1,327
3,129
Penguin
AFL Club
Carlton
McGrath. Our well deserved number 1 draft pick.
I’d say McGrath wouldn’t go inside 10 if redrafted the 2016 draft. This should be spoke about in the media more than Walsh being compared to everyone in the next 3-4 drafts. Luckily Essendon own get puff pieces in the local papers otherwise pressure would be right on him. Im not saying he’s a bad player but pick 1 was way too much to pay for him.
 

aussierulesrules

Hall of Famer
Jan 7, 2011
32,244
63,712
Heaven. I mean Victoria.
AFL Club
St Kilda
I’d say McGrath wouldn’t go inside 10 if redrafted the 2016 draft. This should be spoke about in the media more than Walsh being compared to everyone in the next 3-4 drafts. Luckily Essendon own get puff pieces in the local papers otherwise pressure would be right on him. Im not saying he’s a bad player but pick 1 was way too much to pay for him.
Just had a look and yeah you could argue that as many as 10 could be picked before him if it was re-done today, but bloody hell, what an ordinary draft that was! Such an underwhelming top 35 or so.
 

Deep Blue

Club Legend
Jun 11, 2007
2,106
1,707
The Como Melbourne
AFL Club
Carlton
Kemp will if he stays fit. Cerra as being a top talent in the comp will as will Curnow IMO. Durdin to become a recognised small forward.
Jack Carroll really looks the goods - seems to have so much time around the ball! Hoping to see him get a good run with injury and stay in the side a bit - will be hard with our new midfield though!
 

Log in to remove this ad.

Foxx

Club Legend
Jul 18, 2011
2,559
1,584
AFL Club
Essendon
I’d say McGrath wouldn’t go inside 10 if redrafted the 2016 draft. This should be spoke about in the media more than Walsh being compared to everyone in the next 3-4 drafts. Luckily Essendon own get puff pieces in the local papers otherwise pressure would be right on him. Im not saying he’s a bad player but pick 1 was way too much to pay for him.
Yes at the time as well as now I never saw him as number 1.
But I think barring injury this year will be a breakout year. And he will be the best defensive midfielder in the competition. Those type of mids are rare. A mid that can average around 30 touches in the defensive half of the ground.
Give me that type over a forward half mid every day of the week.
 
Last edited:

Red_man2008

Club Legend
Jan 2, 2009
1,327
3,129
Penguin
AFL Club
Carlton
Yes at the time as well as now I never saw him as number 1.
But I think barring injury this year will be a breakout year. And he will be the best defensive midfielder in the competition. Those type of mids are rare. A mid that can average around 30 touches in the defensive half of the ground.
Give me that type over a forward half mid every day of the week.
Don’t think he’s ever gonna be that. Not strong enough. Doesn’t really play midfield well enough. Should stick to HBF.
 

philthy05

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 9, 2008
29,817
42,123
adelaide
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Well a couple that have already broken out in butters and Georgiades but expect they will go to the next level this year.

Both looking very likely to stamp themselves as top players in the afl.

Bergman will break out at some point, it’s really a question of this year or next depending on fitness and that it’s pretty hard to fit him into midfield rotations.
 

DashinD

Team Captain
Sep 5, 2015
596
1,513
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Zac Bailey, all-Australian and becoming the most electric player in the comp.
 

tiger_tough

Premiership Player
Nov 24, 2008
4,832
12,937
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
Ralphsmith for us. Looks like a gun winger in the making. Ed Langdon but with better skills.
 

Saint Kidding

Debutant
Feb 6, 2011
72
252
AFL Club
St Kilda
Max King is the obvious choice, but....

Gee, Jack Higgins looks 'on'. And....

If that Cooper Sharman kid turns out to be what he looked like late last year?

Forwards, forwards, forwards.
 

BarbieITFC

All Australian
May 11, 2015
769
2,356
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
Ipswich Town FC, Leeds Rhinos
Just had a look and yeah you could argue that as many as 10 could be picked before him if it was re-done today, but bloody hell, what an ordinary draft that was! Such an underwhelming top 35 or so.
And yet it could be the backbone of Freo’s next run at finals:

  • Sean Darcy pick 38
  • Luke Ryan pick 66
  • Brennan Cox pick 41

Griffen Logue at 8 looks like he’s going to hold a place down back even with Pearce and Hamling coming back.

But after five full seasons to only have two All Australians from that draft and both of them mature age defenders (Tom Stewart and Luke Ryan) does indicate it’s a poor year quality wise.

Only really McCluggage and Darcy look likely to push for AA squad this year (I like Taranto, but not sure he’s going to quite get there).
 

Rich01

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 5, 2004
9,770
9,634
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
Richmond
Max King is the obvious choice, but....

Gee, Jack Higgins looks 'on'. And....

If that Cooper Sharman kid turns out to be what he looked like late last year?

Forwards, forwards, forwards.
What’s the expectation for Higgins this year? Does he continue to play that attacking half forward role?
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Blackhawk42

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 5, 2018
9,037
19,179
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Chicago Blackhawks Melb Renegades
Just had a look and yeah you could argue that as many as 10 could be picked before him if it was re-done today, but bloody hell, what an ordinary draft that was! Such an underwhelming top 35 or so.

It's a draft with a clear top 3 and a lot of really good B grade players who aren't quite A graders but could easily be soon. Clug, Taranto and McGrath are a fantastic representation of this entire draft pool if we're honest.

Scrimshaw
Florent
Simpkin
Berry
English
Cumming
Ridley
Parfitt
Drew
Graham
Luke Ryan
Larkey
R.Marshall*
Draper*
Zuurhar*
J.Henry*
Big O*

*rookie draft


Those players in particular would likely be welcomed with open arms by all opposition supporters to their sides.

The big name above those players is Sean Darcy. Would easily be top 4 now in a redraft. Likely top 2.
 

bc27

All Australian
Nov 5, 2014
872
2,291
AFL Club
Richmond
Liam Baker.

Going to win tigers bnf and will be all Australian. Kid is a legit gun.
 

Kozivan

All Australian
Mar 26, 2010
648
167
Carlton
AFL Club
St Kilda
Other Teams
Aston Villa
ROWBOTTOM, is going to be an elite inside mid and this year will make big moves I think.

For the saints, Battle.
 

bird_man

Hall of Famer
Jan 14, 2012
31,003
72,684
The River Murray
AFL Club
St Kilda
If he can stay fit, Jade Gresham

Set to rotate between forward and mid

Looked like he was going to the next level the last two years before injury. Apparently never been fitter
 

Blackhawk42

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 5, 2018
9,037
19,179
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Chicago Blackhawks Melb Renegades



The two examples from 1:55 to 2:10 are why we're excited about Jai's prospects. A bull with massive desire to follow up with second efforts and enough footy smarts to become an attacking weapon as well.

This has been his first summer in a proper elite program. He's only going to get better IMO
 

Piggy Smalls

Unofficial SFA Fantasy Pig
Nov 30, 2018
4,069
9,500
AFL Club
Fremantle
I would like to change my selection to Heath Chapman.
KPP size, super fast, great skills on both sides, poise and space, very good 1 on 1. Will end up being a 196cm midfielder within a couple of years given the backline depth. His scratch match last weekend was very good.
I haven’t seen this much hype about a young Freo player on our board since I joined Big Footy.
 

Herne Hill Hammer

Premium Platinum
Jun 22, 2008
23,981
20,326
Cowes
AFL Club
Geelong
He was good, but he's been good since he debuted. Thought it was more of a quirk of clubs B+F's than an indication he's anywhere near the elite. Would be interesting to see him play as the primary intercept player alongside 2 genuine key defenders and with more freedom to dictate position.

He was much better this past season than any of his ealier ones, and it was noticeable.
 

Remove this Banner Ad

Remove this Banner Ad