Welcome Welcome to Hawthorn: Josh Ward! Pick 7, 2021 National Draft.

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Judd2Sewell

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If JHF plays every game then he's winning it, with Daicos and Ward finishing behind him (again provided they play the majority of games).
 
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2022 NAB Rising Star? - Surely they engraved it with Daicos in about July this year...

If by some unimaginable twist of fate, the only other place it would go is JHF - there's no more Rhys Palmer's these days.
It’s funny because Palmer may just be the perfect comparison for Daicos.
 

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I'm on Josh for the Rising Star, because it's december and why not.
I put some money on it the other week. Ticks a lot of boxes...

- Top 10 pick (name is already on media radar)
- First year player (seemingly this has become a factor in recent years)
- Elite endurance and AFL ready body (should play early and often)
- Accumulator and can score (disposals and goals catch attention on the stat sheets)
- In a young team with new coach (will get centre square opportunities but won't need to carry. ie. Worpel 2019)

Not too much against him except...
- More workman than x-factor (less likely to be noticed or talked about in relation to more "exciting" prospects)
- Hawthorn (currently the media narrative is that we're not a team on the rise, so they'll be more reluctant to acknowledge if we have THE rising star in our ranks)
- He's not JHF (media are all prepared to start building his legend and it starts with the RS)
 

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2022 NAB Rising Star? - Surely they engraved it with Daicos in about July this year...

If by some unimaginable twist of fate, the only other place it would go is JHF - there's no more Rhys Palmer's these days.

Stephenson?
 

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I'm absolutely sold on this kid's tank. He was 20m off it in race 1 and looks to have blown them away by race three. Smooth smooth runner and I just think back to watching Dylan Moore sprint up and down from a HFF last year and to realise this kid smoked a gut runner like Moore is ridiculous. I don't think he will see much VFL next year


This!
We've got a host of really strong runners at the club at the moment.
Phillips, Moore and Maginness were all really good middle distances runners before being drafted. Well sub 2min for the 800 in HS. I remember Philips dethroned Sidebottom in his 2nd week at the pies.

What's great is how this just compliments Ward's existing inside strengths. Exciting times!

Don't remember being as invested in the lists development since 2005.. followed by a few stressful years before we made it 🏆🏆🏆🏆
 
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This!
We've got a host of really strong runners at the club at the moment.
Phillips, Moore and Maginness were all really good middle distances runners before being drafted. Well sub 2min for the 800 in HS. I remember Philips dethroned Sidebottom in his 2nd week at the pies.

What's great is how this just compliments Ward's existing inside strengths. Exciting times!

Don't remember being as invested in the lists development since 2005.. followed by a few stressful years before we made it 🏆🏆🏆🏆
Yep - it's a fasinating time to be a hawk supporter. After years of topping up and money-balling, we've now got a crop of guys (Moore, CJ, Day, DGB, Kosi, Lewis, Bramble, Newcombe) that have all showed really great glimpses. The only question is the rate and level of consistency they build.

Then there's all the guys we picked up this offseason and seeing what they can do. We've got a crop of 10 or so players that could all be anything (or nothing).
 

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2022 NAB Rising Star? - Surely they engraved it with Daicos in about July this year...

If by some unimaginable twist of fate, the only other place it would go is JHF - there's no more Rhys Palmer's these days.
Ah yes that’s right. Palmer. Instead of Rioli. Hmm. Almost forgot

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