**** it was the best few minutes of a draft.This was me when this trade went down live on RMC stream
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I’m sure your still very happy Pie 4 Life and I’m one very annoyed Essendon supporter. Draper is a player I’ve liked for awhile so I really hope he proves all those other clubs wrong who passed on him in the 2nd round.
Absolutely ridiculous bargain. I had him at 8 on my overall power ranks. He's that consumate utility that can play inside or out, back or forward or middle. No troubles winning his own ball, strong overhead. Doesn't look super fast but he's quick, can close on opponents quickly when he wants to.Reckon Essendon must have been red hot on him because we disposed of a future third to move ahead two spots.
Twomey had him 15, pmbangers had him at 16, Knightmare had him at 17, edps had him at 16, Davo-27 had him at 27, M Alvaro (Rookieme) had him at 15, modern artillery had him at 24.
Huge at 45.
Yeah when a Player Slides you always wondering/thinking/asking Why but hopefully he does workout that he proves that he was a StealHe looks the goods, especially on the inside at the contest. It's always a little unsettling when a prospect falls so far down the draft. Although, I recall Grundy slipping from top 5 to around 20, so there are some exceptions. Let's hope he delivers...
He’s a mid/forward more than half-back. Strong overhead, great clearance work.
Could he need to Build his Endurance to help improve that 20% of his Game or is it something else needs to be Worked on?He’s a mid/forward more than half-back. Strong overhead, great clearance work.
He’s incredibly versatile though, can play anywhere. He played off HB for SA in that champs game before getting injured and looked the goods, he’s a forward runner so better being somewhere he can see the play too.
The knock on him was his two-way running because when his opponent won the ball at the stoppage he would (literally) walk, which he improved more forwards the end before being injured. He’s a first round prospect if he can pull his finger out which hopefully comes in an elite environment. Like he looked super for say 80% of the game, if he can improve that 20% where he can be lethargic, then he’s got plenty of upside.
i responded to a question about why he might have dropped in the draft. He got the ankle injury which can have some serious long term implications, and there was a report that several clubs thought that he didnt have great endurance.... i'm not sure if that is related, as he only got the foot injury this year. It should be remembered that Tom Scully retired from footy because of a syndesmosis injury because of the pain associated with it. It's not the type of injury that gets fixed overnight.There's a fair bit of positive media as well, did you read that?
Rolled ankle can absolutely be 6 weeks. If you roll it and damage ligaments it’s easily 6. Speaking from experience i rolled my ankle badly and doctor said I would have been back quicker if I had broken itankle syndesmosis and a reported lack of endurance....but we can be hopeful
i responded to a question about why he might have dropped in the draft. He got the ankle injury which can have some serious long term implications, and there was a report that several clubs thought that he didnt have great endurance.... i'm not sure if that is related, as he only got the foot injury this year. It should be remembered that Tom Scully retired from footy because of a syndesmosis injury because of the pain associated with it. It's not the type of injury that gets fixed overnight.
Now there have been dozens of posts and reports telling us about how great a player he is. I hope he has a great career, but that doesnt mean that I'm going to ignore reality.\
Murley also had an ankle injury this year that kept him out of footy for 6 weeks so it wasn't just a rolled ankle. He was apparently a star at 16yo level, and I have no idea whether other clubs interest had cooled because of the injury.
Obviously the medical setup at the Pies and the fact these kids will have access to experts who can train them to run efficiently and safely, may mean that they will leave their injuries behind them. I'm sure every pie fan is hoping that.....