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Opinion Who missed out on the ND who you thought was a certainty?

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  1. beowulf

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    With only 3 hours between the ND and the Rookie Draft, this thread might no go very far. But I would be interested in knowing, of those who missed ND selection, who did you think was a surprise to miss.
     

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    I must admit that was the first name to stick out to me. His off field issues hi downfall? Interesting question.
     
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    Sydney Stack the obvious one, apparently had commitment and professionalism issues at interview time

    Tom McKenzie is another who I thought was definitely getting picked up

    Damon Greaves looked like a draft gem but like Appleby last year, looks like it’s the rookie draft or maybe nothing
     
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    I’d convinced myself that Geelong would rookie Marlion Pickett to make staying a more attractive prospect for Kelly.
     
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  12. MrJoel

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    Mitch Grigg is too good to be playing SANFL
     
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    Will be interesting to see how Stack performs this season after missing out. Will be a real test for the young man
     
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    That's different to being good enough to play AFL, though. Ryan Murphy syndrome.
     
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    I really think Mitch Grigg has something to offer at the next level to the right club.

    I think Tyron Smallwood is a bit unlucky.
     
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    When 15 SANFL players are taken it's surprising that the guy who's won the last two league B&Fs, then had 30 touches and kicked 6 in the GF, isn't one of them.

    He's not just a good player in that league, he's ripped it to shreds.
     
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    I thought Pickett would have been picked up even as a rookie by one of the WA clubs and the other one that was a chance was the ex Giants Academy player Maguire who was playing for Canberra but I think it is the change of clubs to use the rookie list for experienced depth now instead of mature players.
    I was surprised with Tim Mohr being picked up by the Hawks, at 30 and having done 2 ACLs he must surely be close to the last player they would pick if they need an AFL player. I am sure he will be ok in the VFL but good luck to him at such a great club
     
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    Grigg as a mature ager clearly stands out for mine. It's not his ability but clubs possibly worried about his Dad etc and how that may affect Mitch moving interstate. He is miles ahead of some of the mature agers picked in this draft and they aren't bad by any stretch either. Jhye Bolton deserved a go.

    Otherwise Tom Lewis, stands out. Sydney Stack also though he did have some issues. Hayden Sampson for mine is better than Tarca and Cox who got rookied from SA
     
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    Stack for sure.

    It seems like re: the mature agers the ones picked were generally 21-23 and weren't mids. That had to hurt Pickett, Grigg and Bolton. West Coast going for Smith or Edwards over Pickett/Bolton given they needed guys for their WAFL team too is very surprising to me.
     
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    Suppose that’s a red flag in itself
    Or they just don’t see a need
     
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    What were the knocks on Stack?
     
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    Stack. Seemed to be rated reasonably highly. Interesting to see how he goes next year.
     
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    Stack and Lewis.
     
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    On Gibbons, what is the exact knock on him?
    Is it as simple as height / stature?
    Seems odd that he continually misses out given his proven performance.
    Stack there seems to be background talk of some issues, so I guess that would explain it
    Grigg seems unlucky as based on what I read he was the clear standout performer and he has seen others get taken ahead of him.
     
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    Percieved off-field and work-ethic issues.
     
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