TOPIC: 2019 AFL Draft prospects

bozza 2019 AFL Draft prospects 4 weeks 2 days ago #43

bozza
If we are keen on a few of the WA boys this year I can see Freo trading live of draft day to pick up some local talent. We have some currency with our picks next year especially our future first rounder. If things go to plan with Henry we may trade our future first to get a couple more early picks this year.
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Gumnut 2019 AFL Draft prospects 4 weeks 2 days ago #44

Gumnut
I think we may let go of some of our next year picks as I believe that once JLo has had a long, hard look at the guys on our current list there will be significant trade action next year to replace the 2020 picks with some players not fitting into our future plans. This should then give us the picks we need for Academy and Father/son pickups.
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Freo66 2019 AFL Draft prospects 4 weeks 2 days ago #45

Freo66
Can someone enlighten me on how the Academy bid picks works. I recall seeing someone saying that Carlton would bid on Henry. I see Carlton don't have a pick directly before us, pick 9.

Do bids on Academy players occur before the draft actually starts??
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blockerhall 2019 AFL Draft prospects 4 weeks 2 days ago #46

blockerhall
academy bidding example

Sort of explained here. For clarity, you lose what you bid with, but get assigned any balance back. Someone can put how many points we currently have in picks, I can't be bothered. Points list and discounts at bottom of article

NGA Lists 2019 at the bottom of this article.

We have access to:
Isaiah Butters
Liam Henry
Manfred Kelly
Leno Thomas
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timmeh 2019 AFL Draft prospects 4 weeks 2 days ago #47

timmeh
of that list, only henry is touted as potential top 10, whilst butters could be late in the draft (cost us nothing) or potential rookie pick instead. I'm not sure about the other two, haven't seen much info on them, its mostly been Henry.

The roar had a phantom draft with us picking up Serong with our first pick, and stephens with our 2nd pick before henry.

What I don't get is that there are articles that will go and say how did this WA player get past the WA clubs, yet phantom drafts will go and suggest picking interstate players!!

It does raise the point though of if there is a slider (like a serong) available at 7, do you go for them, or pick local?
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purplepower 2019 AFL Draft prospects 4 weeks 2 days ago #48

purplepower
Serong would be a slider.....with our first pick I would go for the best available player in my opinion
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dddocker 2019 AFL Draft prospects 4 weeks 2 days ago #49

dddocker
Basically the argument is that Carlton will target Henry at pick 9 (one ahead of us) to try and cover their failed attempt to get Papley from Sydney during the trade period. The Dockers will cover this bid easily using pick 10. I think we are sure to get Henry.
The issue for us is whether we think Jackson is a required (vital) player for us and our forward/ruck structure keeping in mind we have Darcy and Lobb already together with Taberner and Cox as part of our forward/ruck brigade. I favor Ash as a player with speed and skill who gives us a replacement for Hill in the future. Acres subs for Langdon.
I also like the thought of having Acres, Aish and Ash all in the same team - all 'A' (graders)!
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purple kit 2019 AFL Draft prospects 4 weeks 1 day ago #50

purple kit
Re Jackson:
You don’t usually use top 10 picks on tall defenders but it is definitely an area we are lacking, once Pearce went down this year we had Hamling 194cm and Logue 192cm trying to nullify the best forwards in the league. So we could look at him as a defender for the first few years then swing him forward when injuries strike or he surpasses Tabs as the 3rd tall.
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timmeh 2019 AFL Draft prospects 4 weeks 1 day ago #51

timmeh
dddocker thats exactly what we want to avoid though, we would rather henry slip past our pick 10 so that we can use pick 22 instead to get him, I dont think its carlton looking at henry though
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Detox 2019 AFL Draft prospects 4 weeks 1 day ago #52

Detox
I actually thought we looked best with Lobb in the ruck and Tabs pinch hitting.. I reckon Lobb is a good mobile ruckman, not a stay at home forward. I reckon we play Lobb as our number 1 ruckman - pretty simple. He is 207cm and getting better every year at the ruck craft and can really mark the ball around the ground. I know everyone reckons Darcy is the future but I reckon Lobb is the go.
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Corporal Agarn 2019 AFL Draft prospects 4 weeks 1 day ago #53

Corporal Agarn
The only thing with that is Detox, Lobb stated as his main reason for choosing Fremantle over West Coast was that he wanted to play as a forward and not a ruckman which he had been forced to do at GWS.
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Detox 2019 AFL Draft prospects 4 weeks 1 day ago #54

Detox
I reckon that’s tough.. he’s probably getting paid 700k a year and I don’t think he’s kicked 30 goals in a season
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Dark Knight 2019 AFL Draft prospects 4 weeks 1 day ago #55

Dark Knight
If we get a Butters on the team, that would be awesome...just need Stan, Kyle, Kenny & Cartman

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Raglan Matt 2019 AFL Draft prospects 4 weeks 1 day ago #56

Raglan Matt
Tabs is about 4th string as a pinch hitting ruckman. Darcy is a genuine ruckman, Lobb the pinchhitter and that's how it should be. Lobb looked ok as a ruckman under Lyon's game plan, but Darcy will come into his own when allowed to play his natural game as a ruckman.
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