Player Watch Welcome to Hawthorn pick 13: Will Day

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SuperSic

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Depends where you look, Hawks say he is 187, so does footywire

I've also seen 189 and 76kg instead of 70, doubt he's put on 6kgs since he was measured at the combine but he could have grown
Often the lower measurements are taken at the beginning of their draft year so it’s not uncommon for them to finish the year slightly taller and heavier than they started it.
 

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Depends where you look, Hawks say he is 187, so does footywire

I've also seen 189 and 76kg instead of 70, doubt he's put on 6kgs since he was measured at the combine but he could have grown
My 13 year old son has a bigger frame than young Will. Doubt he is 76 kegs and boy is he going to have to do the opposite to what Xavier Ellis did.
 

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Kid is a jet. He isn’t crazy skinny or light for his age. You can see in his face he has a still a boy. Testosterone and age will do its work and he will fill out. In the mean time we have the man child Finn macginnes to focus our short term ambitions on 😃
I think thats the issue. I think we are not far away with a bit of luck an good management from grabbing a flag with the current list. Who knows Will might surprise and be a part of that. The future needs to be part of clubs panning which they have addressed on paper.
 

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Kid is a jet. He isn’t crazy skinny or light for his age. You can see in his face he has a still a boy. Testosterone and age will do its work and he will fill out. In the mean time we have the man child Finn macginnes to focus our short term ambitions on 😃
I’m thinking we need to start up a thread that lists all the incorrect spelling of Finn’s surname. That’s a new one you did right there Brishawk 😂
 

Bugs1977

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I'm not understanding the fascination with this kid's weight.
Yep. The fact that his future ambition is to play in the midfield excites me. It tells me that he isn’t scared and once he fills out who knows what kind of player we’ll have. He’s got the skills which in most instances is harder to obtain than the size.
 

rogiebear93

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It's understandable. He could need 2 years at Box Hill to be fair.
If you're spending a first rounder on a kid that won't make an AFL game for two years I reckon you've made a poor choice. If he's a good enough footballer he'll debut on quality alone, the club won't give a stuff about his lack of size.

This kid debuted in his first year:

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If you're spending a first rounder on a kid that won't make an AFL game for two years I reckon you've made a poor choice. If he's a good enough footballer he'll debut on quality alone, the club won't give a stuff about his lack of size.

This kid debuted in his first year:

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When was that first round game against Geelong where he got like four million possessions in the first quarter and then ran out of breath? Bloody hell it was funny. What a quarter
 
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