Draft Watcher SMYTHE - 2022 DRAFT THREAD

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Haven't watched him in person and only off highlights but he looks incredibly unfit. Assuming that is the case which combine testing will somewhat prove could that be area of his game that his holding him back more so then the mental of side of going each and every time?
Possibly, I’m not so sure it’s unfit, hesitancy, concentration, but yes the combine will sort it out, also a full time professional club environment will sort it out too. He definitely is not as fit as he could or should be but has the athletic and agile traits that may hide it. If fit and mental side is right he could be anything,
 

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In your most recent draft you have Essendons 2nd pick at 27 and taking Davey. Our 2nd pick is 22, moving back a spot or 2 for f/s etc. Hoping we get a 2nd pick in before having to match, which in this situation would be the case.
Great work though!!
 

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In your most recent draft you have Essendons 2nd pick at 27 and taking Davey. Our 2nd pick is 22, moving back a spot or 2 for f/s etc. Hoping we get a 2nd pick in before having to match, which in this situation would be the case.
Great work though!!
Apologies good Sir, no typo, just completely forgot to put that one in/transfer to online. All fixed.
 
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SEPTEMBER MID RANKINGS

1 Will Ashcroft - 180cm
2 Elijah Tsatas - 186cm
3 George Wardlaw - 182cm
4 Harry Sheezel - 184cm
5 Jhye Clark - 181cm
6 Bailey Humphrey - 185cm
7 Mattaes Phillipou - 191cm
8 Cam MacKenzie - 187cm
9 Elijah Hewett - 186cm
10 Oliver Hollands - 184cm
11 Oli Hotton - 181cm
12 Mitch Szybkowski - 186cm
13 Ed Allan - 195cm
14 Alwyn Davey JNR - 181cm
15 Jaspa Fletcher - 184cm
16 Coby Burgiel - 183cm
17 Caleb Mitchell - 187cm
18 Blake Drury - 177cm
19 Darcy Jones - 175cm
20 Adam D'Aloia - 186cm
21 Billy Dowling - 187cm
22 Hugh Bond - 184cm
23 Taj Campbell-Farrell - 185cm
24 Noah Long - 178cm
25 Jed Hagan - 175cm
26 Jaxon Binns - 182cm
27 Jake Walker - 185cm
28 Harry Rowston - 180cm
29 Jaiden Magor - 185cm
30 Ted Clohesy - 183cm
31 Kobe Ryan
- 183cm

SEPTEMBER FWD RANKINGS

1 Aaron Cadman - 194cm
2 Matthew Jefferson - 195cm
3 Brayden George - 186cm
4 Isaac Keeler - 198cm
5 Jacob Konstanty - 176cm
6 Charlie Clarke - 182cm

7 Harry Lemmey - 199cm
8 Jack O'Sullivan - 177cm
9 Seth Campbell - 180cm
10 Brandon Leary - 177cm
11 Archie Lovelock - 178cm
12 Nick Sadler - 179cm
13 Shadeau Brain - 185cm
14 Tom Scully - 201cm
15 Jasper Scaife - 198cm


SEPTEMBER DEF RANKINGS


1 Jedd Busslinger - 194cm
2 Lewis Hayes - 197cm
3 Rueben Ginbey - 189cm
4 Lachlan Cowan - 188cm
5 Henry Hustwaite - 194cm
6 Max Michalanney - 191cm
7 Josh Weddle - 191cm
8 Max Gruzewski - 193cm
9 Jakob Ryan - 189cm
10 Tom Mccallum - 192cm
11 Harvey Gallagher - 179cm
12 Luke Teal - 189cm
13 Callum Verrall - 187cm
14 Sam Gilbey - 188cm
15 Steely Green - 179cm
16 Lloyd Johnston - 183cm
17 James VanEs - 196cm
18 Jed Adams - 194cm
19 Jason Gillbee - 190cm
20 Kaleb Smith - 181cm
21 Jonti Schuback - 183cm
22 Cooper Vickery - 180cm
23 Conrad Williams - 185cm


SEPTEMBER RUCK RANKINGS

1 Harry Barnett - 202cm
2 Will Verall - 200cm

3 Phoenix Foster - 198cm
4 Olivier Northam - 195cm
5 Nick Madden - 204cm
6 Max Knobel - 204cm



MIXED RANKINGS
TOP TIER
SECOND TIER
THIRD TIER
FOURTH TIER

1 Will Ashcroft
2 Elijah Tsatas
3 George Wardlaw
4 Harry Sheezel

5 Aaron Cadman

6 Jhye Clark

7 Bailey Humphrey
8 Mattaes Phillipou
9 Cam MacKenzie
10 Jedd Busslinger
11 Lewis Hayes
12 Rueben Ginbey

13 Lachlan Cowan

14 Matthew Jefferson

15 Brayden George
16 Elijah Hewett
17 Oliver Hollands
18 Oli Hotton
19 Harry Barnett
20 Henry Hustwaite
21 Max Michalanney
22 Josh Weddle
23 Isaac Keeler
24 Jacob Konstanty
25 Mitch Szybkowski
26 Ed Allan
27 Alwyn Davey Jnr
28 Jaspa Fletcher
29 Max Gruzewski
30 Jakob Ryan
31 Tom McCallum
32 Harvey Gallagher
33 Coby Burgiel
34 Caleb Mitchell
35 Blake Drury
36 Luke Teal
37 Darcy Jones
38 Charlie Clarke
39 Adam D'Alioa

40 Harry Lemmey

41 Callum Verrall
42 Sam Gilbey
43 Billy Dowling
44 Hugh Bond
45 Taj Campbell-Farrell
46 Will Verrall
47 Phoenix Foster
48 Noah Long
49 Steely Green
50 Lloyd Johnston
51 Jad Hagan
52 Jaxon Binns
53 Jake Walker
54 Harry Rowston
55 Jaiden Magor
56 Olivier Northam
57 Nick Madden
58 Jack O'Sullivan
59 James VanEs
60 Jed Adams
61 Max Knobel
62 Ted Clohesy
63 Kobe Ryan
64 Jason Gillbee
65 Kaleb Smith
66 Jonti Schuback
67 Cooper Vickery
68 Conrad Williams

69 Seth Campbell
70 Brandon Leary
71 Archie Lovelock
72 Nick Sadler
73 Shadeau Brain
74 Tom Scully
75 Jasper Scaife
76 Jackson Broadbent
77 Darcy Edmends

78 Cooper Harvey
79 Harry Cole
80 Tyrell Dewar
81 Finn Emile-Brennan
82 Kane Bevan
83 Jack Cleaver

84 Kai Windsor
85 Jovan Petric
 
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Hi Smythe, Nice work! Appreciate the effort to go into such a long list.

Is 31 Tom McCallum or Toby McMullin? And 32 is missing.
 

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7 Harry Lemmey - 299cm

This enormous forward will devour us all.

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Hi Smythe, Nice work! Appreciate the effort to go into such a long list.

Is 31 Tom McCallum or Toby McMullin? And 32 is missing.
Good pick up, it is Tom.
disregard the numbers, obviously skipped one.
 

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No Jerome Lawrence in your forward rankings, mate?
I have a longer fwd list, which he is on, however towards the end of this top 15 fwds, maybe the last 5/7 will struggle to get get drafted in my mind, so I did not see the need for the fwds list to go further than 15. I don’t really rate many fwds this year as you can tell by their position in my mixed rankings And being an overager that did not impress me this year did not help his cause….imo.
 
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I have a longer fwd list, which he is on, however towards the end of this top 15 fwds, maybe the last 5/7 will struggle to get get drafted in my mind, so I did not see the need for the fwds list to go further than 15. I don’t really rate many fwds this year as you can tell by their position in my mixed rankings And being an overager that did not impress me this year did not help his cause….imo.
Hope the other clubs feel this way so we can rookie him. 🥳
 

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Hey Smythe if the Tiges manage to hang onto 19 or 30 somehow after acquiring Hopper & Taranto is there a key forward who may be available for what would be our 1st pick?
 

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Hey Smythe if the Tiges manage to hang onto 19 or 30 somehow after acquiring Hopper & Taranto is there a key forward who may be available for what would be our 1st pick?
Keeler will possibly still there at 19 maybe…..after that Lemmey.
Beyond that no one really worth a national draft pick.
IMO, only rookie chances at best would be left as Cadman, Jefferson, Keeler and Lemmey (in that order) would be the only ones worth it and there is a big drop off from Cadman to the others.
Keeler is very athletic and can be used in the ruck and further up ground, Jefferson is more your lead out fwd with good hands and a straight kick.
Lemmey was projected high after last year but has had issues this year to deal with and also personal issues that have hampered him, however, he still has the skills and could be a great get for anyone who drafts him if he gets his game back and improves, i said before that he was projected high, everyone had him locked into their top 5 and some even had him at 1 last year and if they say they didn’t they are lying.
 

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SEPTEMBER MID RANKINGS

1 Will Ashcroft - 180cm
2 Elijah Tsatas - 186cm
3 George Wardlaw - 182cm
4 Harry Sheezel - 184cm
5 Jhye Clark - 181cm
6 Bailey Humphrey - 185cm
7 Mattaes Phillipou - 191cm
8 Cam MacKenzie - 187cm
9 Elijah Hewett - 186cm
10 Oliver Hollands - 184cm
11 Oli Hotton - 181cm
12 Mitch Szybkowski - 186cm
13 Ed Allan - 195cm
14 Alwyn Davey JNR - 181cm
15 Jaspa Fletcher - 184cm
16 Coby Burgiel - 183cm
17 Caleb Mitchell - 187cm
18 Blake Drury - 177cm
19 Darcy Jones - 175cm
20 Adam D'Aloia - 186cm
21 Billy Dowling - 187cm
22 Hugh Bond - 184cm
23 Taj Campbell-Farrell - 185cm
24 Noah Long - 178cm
25 Jed Hagan - 175cm
26 Jaxon Binns - 182cm
27 Jake Walker - 185cm
28 Harry Rowston - 180cm
29 Jaiden Magor - 185cm
30 Ted Clohesy - 183cm
31 Kobe Ryan
- 183cm

SEPTEMBER FWD RANKINGS

1 Aaron Cadman - 194cm
2 Matthew Jefferson - 195cm
3 Brayden George - 186cm
4 Isaac Keeler - 198cm
5 Jacob Konstanty - 176cm
6 Charlie Clarke - 182cm

7 Harry Lemmey - 199cm
8 Jack O'Sullivan - 177cm
9 Seth Campbell - 180cm
10 Brandon Leary - 177cm
11 Archie Lovelock - 178cm
12 Nick Sadler - 179cm
13 Shadeau Brain - 185cm
14 Tom Scully - 201cm
15 Jasper Scaife - 198cm


SEPTEMBER DEF RANKINGS


1 Jedd Busslinger - 194cm
2 Lewis Hayes - 197cm
3 Rueben Ginbey - 189cm
4 Lachlan Cowan - 188cm
5 Henry Hustwaite - 194cm
6 Max Michalanney - 191cm
7 Josh Weddle - 191cm
8 Max Gruzewski - 193cm
9 Jakob Ryan - 189cm
10 Tom Mccallum - 192cm
11 Harvey Gallagher - 179cm
12 Luke Teal - 189cm
13 Callum Verrall - 187cm
14 Sam Gilbey - 188cm
15 Steely Green - 179cm
16 Lloyd Johnston - 183cm
17 James VanEs - 196cm
18 Jed Adams - 194cm
19 Jason Gillbee - 190cm
20 Kaleb Smith - 181cm
21 Jonti Schuback - 183cm
22 Cooper Vickery - 180cm
23 Conrad Williams - 185cm


SEPTEMBER RUCK RANKINGS

1 Harry Barnett - 202cm
2 Will Verall - 200cm

3 Phoenix Foster - 198cm
4 Olivier Northam - 195cm
5 Nick Madden - 204cm
6 Max Knobel - 204cm



MIXED RANKINGS
TOP TIER
SECOND TIER
THIRD TIER
FOURTH TIER

1 Will Ashcroft
2 Elijah Tsatas
3 George Wardlaw
4 Harry Sheezel

5 Aaron Cadman

6 Jhye Clark

7 Bailey Humphrey
8 Mattaes Phillipou
9 Cam MacKenzie
10 Jedd Busslinger
11 Lewis Hayes
12 Rueben Ginbey

13 Lachlan Cowan

14 Matthew Jefferson

15 Brayden George
16 Elijah Hewett
17 Oliver Hollands
18 Oli Hotton
19 Harry Barnett
20 Henry Hustwaite
21 Max Michalanney
22 Josh Weddle
23 Isaac Keeler
24 Jacob Konstanty
25 Mitch Szybkowski
26 Ed Allan
27 Alwyn Davey Jnr
28 Jaspa Fletcher
29 Max Gruzewski
30 Jakob Ryan
31 Tom McCallum
32 Harvey Gallagher
33 Coby Burgiel
34 Caleb Mitchell
35 Blake Drury
36 Luke Teal
37 Darcy Jones
38 Charlie Clarke
39 Adam D'Alioa

40 Harry Lemmey

41 Callum Verrall
42 Sam Gilbey
43 Billy Dowling
44 Hugh Bond
45 Taj Campbell-Farrell
46 Will Verrall
47 Phoenix Foster
48 Noah Long
49 Steely Green
50 Lloyd Johnston
51 Jad Hagan
52 Jaxon Binns
53 Jake Walker
54 Harry Rowston
55 Jaiden Magor
56 Olivier Northam
57 Nick Madden
58 Jack O'Sullivan
59 James VanEs
60 Jed Adams
61 Max Knobel
62 Ted Clohesy
63 Kobe Ryan
64 Jason Gillbee
65 Kaleb Smith
66 Jonti Schuback
67 Cooper Vickery
68 Conrad Williams

69 Seth Campbell
70 Brandon Leary
71 Archie Lovelock
72 Nick Sadler
73 Shadeau Brain
74 Tom Scully
75 Jasper Scaife
76 Jackson Broadbent
77 Darcy Edmends

78 Cooper Harvey
79 Harry Cole
80 Tyrell Dewar
81 Finn Emile-Brennan
82 Kane Bevan
83 Jack Cleaver

84 Kai Windsor
85 Jovan Petric
Kobe Ryan at 63, reason???
 

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Kobe Ryan at 63, reason???
For me he is a hard one to explain, there are little things here and there that he does that I don't like. To keep it simple, I did not have him as high as others last year because I did not like the way he played, he has runs on the board, yes, but for me has not got any better. So I don't rate him as having a higher ceiling than many that I rate above him. It's just one of those things, its not a knock on him personally, but for me his game is vanilla. His game never looks damaging to the opponents in anyway. Do I hope he proves me wrong, for his sake yes.
 

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For me he is a hard one to explain, there are little things here and there that he does that I don't like. To keep it simple, I did not have him as high as others last year because I did not like the way he played, he has runs on the board, yes, but for me has not got any better. So I don't rate him as having a higher ceiling than many that I rate above him. It's just one of those things, its not a knock on him personally, but for me his game is vanilla. His game never looks damaging to the opponents in anyway. Do I hope he proves me wrong, for his sake yes.
Whats your thoughts on Paul Pascu & Jaiden Magor, please
 

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Whats your thoughts on Paul Pascu & Jaiden Magor, please
In short,
Magor is a clearence winning, bigger bodied mid, spreading/damaging and goes fwd to kick goals with a big upside in a full time environment and the right environment for his growth.
Pascu, old school, socks pulled up, footballer, not the best kick and some poor decision making at times, clean hands and can win a one on one with leaderships skills and is vocal out on the ground, but ceiling does not seem that high IMO.
 

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In short,
Magor is a clearence winning, bigger bodied mid, spreading/damaging and goes fwd to kick goals with a big upside in a full time environment and the right environment for his growth.
Pascu, old school, socks pulled up, footballer, not the best kick and some poor decision making at times, clean hands and can win a one on one with leaderships skills and is vocal out on the ground, but ceiling does not seem that high IMO.


Rahui please.

Cheers.
 

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Rahui please.

Cheers.
Clean below knees, can apply pressure but very patchy, footy Iq lacks a bit with his decision making. There are times where he is team orientated when he should be selfish and other times where he is selfish when he should be team orientated. There is still a huge gap between his best and worst, and his consistency as I said is patchy. Has traits that can be furthered for the next level but I see him as rookie at very best imo in this years draft class especially (to the best of my knowledge and memory) given no invite to national or state combine.
 

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Keeler will possibly still there at 19 maybe…..after that Lemmey.
Beyond that no one really worth a national draft pick.
IMO, only rookie chances at best would be left as Cadman, Jefferson, Keeler and Lemmey (in that order) would be the only ones worth it and there is a big drop off from Cadman to the others.
Keeler is very athletic and can be used in the ruck and further up ground, Jefferson is more your lead out fwd with good hands and a straight kick.
Lemmey was projected high after last year but has had issues this year to deal with and also personal issues that have hampered him, however, he still has the skills and could be a great get for anyone who drafts him if he gets his game back and improves, i said before that he was projected high, everyone had him locked into their top 5 and some even had him at 1 last year and if they say they didn’t they are lying.

I must admit I really surprised you don't see Tom Scully worth a national pick as a forward. He is really young for his year, 204cm, has heaps of development and can play even at ground level. No star but has more potential than lots in this draft pool.
 

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I must admit I really surprised you don't see Tom Scully worth a national pick as a forward. He is really young for his year, 204cm, has heaps of development and can play even at ground level. No star but has more potential than lots in this draft pool.
I see him and rate him as a 4-5 perhaps 6 year growth prospect. I do rate him and watched him live. Growing pains and niggles have bothered him but his build is my issue.
He is one i see that, clubs who do rate him, will posibly wait till he is afl ready before trading for him in a few years time.
I can honestly say that i cannot see him playing at AFL level for at least 2 years so he can build his body. Someone, however, aside from my thoughts, will try to lock him away with a ND pick and i do see him being picked as there is definite interest (especially with a combine invite) but not someone 'I' would draft.
He is someone i would keep an eye on during his first few years of a full time professional environment and monitor his progress ie. Game improvement, body growth, 1 on 1 improvement, attacking growth and tackling growth and if all goes well and I then wanted him, try to poach him.
Hope that clears it up.