- May 23, 2019
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
Got Jamarra for pick 25, 28, and 44. Bargain.
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Have you got 5 list vacancies? I might have missed something ... who left or was delisted?So for this phantom, I have two late picks, and if Raak and MacPherson don't get bids, I have my eye on a tackling winger and a KPD/backup ruck. I think that plus Jamarra would be a good draft haul.
I'm going with three selections. Jamarra, and any combination of two of Raak, Macpherson, the hard tackling winger, and the KPD. Our academy kids come first but they may not be picked in the phantom, we're only going to round 4.Have you got 5 list vacancies? I might have missed something ... who left or was delisted?
That is a good haul. Not sure we will have 5 list spots available but they are solid players to add to the squad.Okay, phantom draft haul, notwithstanding academy and F/S picks who didn't get bid on by the time of my third pick:
Jamarra Ugle-Hagen. We know him, we love him. Key forward with tons of X-factor.
Lochlan Jenkins. Midfielder who plays great on the outside, attacks the contest, knows how to tackle and take a contested possession, and was ready for a real breakout year.
Ben Kelly. Overage KPD/ruck who held Ben King to one goal in their u18 year.
We do need the toughness.... but what is his kicking and attacking mindset like? I hate watching people on the wing who take forever to kick it short and never attack longer down the field. drives me nuts.Jenkins caught my eye because of a 10-tackle game and another game with 21 contested possessions. Kid knows how to play tough.
From what I've read and seen, he's good at getting inside 50s and can hit the scoreboard himself. I'm not exactly super attached to him, but for a pick in the 40s, he seemed to have what we're after.We do need the toughness.... but what is his kicking and attacking mindset like? I hate watching people on the wing who take forever to kick it short and never attack longer down the field. drives me nuts.
I’m bored so reading a few teams draft threads.If I had to pick the top 4 right now on quality, I would go with:
Keeping in mind that the bottom 4, in my opinion, will be Gold Coast, Carlton, Adelaide and Sydney. Of those, I doubt the first two want talls. Sydney definitely want talls.
- Jamarra Ugle-Hagan
- Elijah Hollands
- Denver Grainger-Barras
- Riley Thilthorpe
I would pick Sydney to bid on JUH. Hollands will be taken by one of those 4, and guys like Will Phillips and Tanner Bruhn will be looking at the top 4 too. Usually I'd say clubs won't target needs that early, but Melbourne taking Jackson at 3 and Pickett early bucked the trend a little last year. Plus with no U18 games so far this year, it's not going to be as clear who the best prospects are. Right now, I'd be guessing:
Pick 1 - Gold Coast - Will Phillips
Pick 2 - Carlton - Elijah Hollands
Pick 3 - Sydney - bid on JUH, we match, take Denver Grainger-Barras
Pick4/5 - Adelaide - Riley Thilthorpe
Makes sense, with King shifting forward and Lukosius probably working on his forward craft too.Gold Coasts main need is KPD. They’re board is pretty high on DGB.
Guess if I were the Dogs, I’d take 3 picks to the draft, match JUH, then take best available kid that matches a need with the second pick, and pass on the third. Hope no other team drafts Raak, and bring him back as a 19 year old academy kid.Makes sense, with King shifting forward and Lukosius probably working on his forward craft too.
Our biggest needs are KPD (specifically lockdown), winger, and hard tough players. Jamarra will end up costing a lot of what we have. I imagine we'll match bids on Raak and hope that he grows a bit and bulk up. We only really have one high tier dedicated winger, though we also have some inside types who can play on the outside too. I'd hope that we'd look at a winger with whatever picks we do have.