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« on: December 30, 2019, 05:03:12 PM »

I found this article from the Herald Sun - which maybe of some help

Anticipation for the future has never been so high for 18 clubs after last night’s AFL draft.
Whether it’s bottom of the table Gold Coast, or king of the hill Richmond, new talent provides supporters with an opportunity to dream.
So how did your team go? Who did they pick and did they nail it?

SuperFooty experts rate every club’s draft haul

RECAP: EVERY PICK IN THE 2019 AFL DRAFT

ADELAIDE CROWS
Crows hook Fischer with first-round pick

6. FISCHER McASEY
195cm, 86kg, Defender, Sandringham Dragons

25. HARRY SCHOENBERG
180cm, 78kg, Midfielder, Woodville West Torrens

28. JOSH WORRELL
195cm, 74kg, Defender, Sandringham Dragons

42. RONIN O’CONNOR
191cm, 85kg, Midfielder, Claremont

48. LACHLAN GOLLANT
191cm, 72kg, Midfielder, Calder Cannons

Life after Daniel Talia will look a lot rosier with McAsey – who was taken with the Crows’ highest ever draft pick – through the door. Think Harry Taylor, given McAsey’s clean marking and ability to swing forward. McAsey and Josh Worrell – teammates this year – will help each other settle into life at West Lakes.

Swingman Worrell has spent most of his time behind the ball, but could settle forward, where he would learn off Taylor Walker. The left-footer has great closing speed and is exceptional below his knees. The Crows went local to grab Schoenberg, a late bloomer with Dylan Shiel-like burst.

SAM LANDSBERGER’S VERDICT

The Crows might have found replacements for ageing bookends Daniel Talia and Taylor Walker in TAC Cup teammates Fischer McAsey and Josh Worrell, who slid to No.28. The Crows would be rapt to grab three players inside 30, as well as adding an extra first-round pick next year in a golden trade with GWS. McAsey’s elite character was important for a club that is trying to rebuild its shattered culture.

Why the Crows are wild about Harry




BRISBANE LIONS

22. DEVEN ROBERTSON
182cm 80kg, Midfielder, Perth

33. BROCK SMITH
188cm 81kg, Defender, Gippsland Power

37. KEIDEAN COLEMAN
181cm 73kg, Forward, Morningside

59. JAXON PRIOR
188cm 79kg, Defender, West Perth

Engaged Port Adelaide to acquire the first pick (22) of the second-round and with it, they mercifully put first-round prospect Deven Robertson out of his misery inside the first two minutes of the night.
Like Robertson, Gippsland Power skipper Brock Smith will bring courage, grit and solid one-on-one ability.
Keidean Coleman is the splash of sizzle at pick 37 after returning to the Lions in the NEAFL as a 19-year-old. A good user off halfback.

SAM EDMUND’S VERDICT

If the brief was to add muscle then this was mission accomplished for Chris Fagan’s men. Robertson and Smith are strong-over-the-ball types who could make an immediate impression at AFL level.


CARLTON BLUES
Stocker trade delivers another Blues windfall

How deal-maker SOS stole draft show

17. BRODIE KEMP
192cm, 82kg, Def/Mid, Bendigo Pioneers

20. SAM PHILP
185cm, 80kg, Midfielder, Northern Knights

47. SAM RAMSAY
180cm, 72kg, Midfielder, Calder Cannons

It was a case of ‘Speedy Sam Squared’ for the Blues with the two Sams they drafted among the quickest players in the pool. Left-footer Ramsay mixes pace with endurance and flew home in the NAB League in an ominous sign. Philp was overlooked by Vic Metro but, after blowing the Blues away, in an interview he was never going to be overlooked by them. He came as a “free hit” after the Blues split their No.9 pick, confident that Echuca boy and ACL victim Brodie Kemp would still be there.

SAM LANDSBERGER’S VERDICT

The Liam Stocker trade is in the book – the Blues traded out No.4 (which they probably would’ve used on Hayden Young) for Stocker, Kemp and Philp. Three for the price of one and Stephen Silvagni was the mover and shaker on Wednesday night. The Blues wanted to trade up to No.6 – to land Young – but when talks with the Crows fell over on Wednesday they got on the phone to Gold Coast to convert pick No.9 into two picks. Boy, we will miss SOS’s chutzpah next year.

Philp’s ‘pure shock’ after Blues call

New Blue to ramp up after ACL tear

How deal-maker SOS stole draft show


COLLINGWOOD MAGPIES
40. JAY RANTALL
184cm, 82kg Midfielder, GWV Rebels

45. TRENT BIANCO
178cm, 70kg Midfielder, Oakleigh Chargers

55. TREY RUSCOE
190cm, 90kg Defender, East Fremantle

Collingwood already has a couple of running machines in Steele Sidebottom and Tom Phillips and their newest endurance beast, Jay Rantall, won’t be far behind the pair in the next time trial. The former basketballer averaged 25 possessions for Vic Country at the national championships and is highly-rated for his creative playmaking.

Trent Bianco is a clever midfielder who can find his way through traffic and slid further down the order than expected. He is clean on both sides and can hit the scoreboard. Trey Ruscoe is a competitive key defender.

JAY CLARK’S VERDICT

The Magpies were hoping to strike gold late and they have found a couple of prolific ballwinners to eventually take over from some of their superstar midfielders in a few years. Bianco was tipped to be taken earlier and while he is short at 178cm, Western Bulldogs’ Caleb Daniel has shown how damaging the little men can be.


ESSENDON BOMBERS
30. HARRISON JONES
194cm, 75kg, Calder Cannons, key forward

38. NICK BRYAN
202cm, 87kg, ruck, Oakleigh Chargers

56. NED CAHILL
178cm 77kg, Forward, Dandenong Stingrays

63. LACHLAN JOHNSON
175cm, 76kg, Forward, Calder Cannons

Here is the potential Joe Daniher replacement. Harrison Jones is a hard-running key forward whose supreme athleticism allows him to push up the ground and work off his opponents. He is a slick set shot for goal and was highly-rated for his character attributes as well.

Nick Bryan is a developing ruck prospect who will also take time and Ned Cahill is another clever small forward. Small forward Lachlan Johnson is the son of triple premiership Brisbane Lion Chris Johnson and joined via the Bombers’ academy.

JAY CLARK’S VERDICT

Smart from the Bombers. They made a savvy trade with North Melbourne to jump ahead in the queue to nab Harrison Jones at pick 30. It is a crucial pick for Essendon which needed to bolster its key forward stocks in the likely event Joe Daniher pursues another trade request.


FREMANTLE DOCKERS
7. HAYDEN YOUNG
188cm 82kg, Defender, Dandenong Stingrays

8. CALEB SERONG
178cm 83kg Mid/Fwd, Gippsland Power

9. LIAM HENRY
179cm 67kg, Forward, Claremont

61. MINAIRO FREDERICK
183cm, 71kg, Midfielder, Woodville-West Torrens

Carlton’s bidding frenzy ensured the Dockers became the first team to take three consecutive first round draft picks since GWS in 2012, while only the Suns had also done it before.

Young, Serong and Henry are a supremely talented trio, with the exquisitely-skilled Young attracting an army of admirers as the season wore on.

Serong was Vic Country’s MVP, while Henry is the livewire X-factor who could be anything. The purple haze just got a little more exciting.

SAM EDMUND’S VERDICT

Like a kid leaving the show with their favourite showbag, the Dockers should be very happy with a first-round haul that has given new coach Justin Longmuir a real chance to reload his side.

GEELONG CATS

16. COOPER STEPHENS
188cm 83kg, Midfielder, Geelong Falcons

19. SAM DE KONING
200cm 85kg, Defender, Dandenong Stingrays

41. FRANCIS EVANS
182cm 78kg, Forward, Calder Cannons

50. CAMERON TAHENY
185cm 80kg, Forward, Norwood

Among those to spring a surprise in the first round when they overlooked Deven Robertson in favour of homegrown prospect Cooper Stephens.

Then looked for key defensive depth in the form of 200cm Sam De Koning, brother of Carlton’s Tom.

If Stephens was something of a shock, taking Francis Evans with pick 41 was jaw-dropping stuff. The 182cm goalsneak spent 2019 at Brunswick in the VAFA (five games) and Calder Cannons in the under 18 competition (three games). Needs to add size and endurance.

SAM EDMUND’S VERDICT

We know Stephen Wells only marches to the beat of one drum – his own. And given the track record, it would take a brave person to cast doubt over this haul, however surprising it may appear.

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GWS GIANTS

4. LACHLAN ASH
186cm, 80kg, Defender, Murray Bushrangers

10. TOM GREEN (matching Carlton bid)
188cm, 85kg, Midfielder, GWS Academy

51. JAKE RICCARDI
195cm, 92kg, key forward, Werribee

65. THOMAS HUTCHESSON
177cm, 75kg, midfielder, Adelaide SANFL

The Giants would have been thrilled with their result on the opening night of the draft, although they had been widely-tipped to land dashing halfback flanker Ash and academy midfielder Green. GWS all but sealed its draft plans when it traded to acquire pick four from Adelaide.

That allowed the Giants to draft Ash and bundle picks 41, 56, 56, 67 and 71 to match Carlton’s bid for Green at pick 10. Champion Data rated the hard-bodied midfielder as the No.2 player in the draft behind Matthew Rowell.

Riccardi continues the trend of the VFL’s Fothergill-Round-Mitchell medal winner earning an AFL opportunity after kicking 38 goals in 20 games for Werribee. Hutchesson is the oldest player drafted by GWS who has not previously played for another club at 24.

TIM MICHELL’S VERDICT

How often does a Grand Finalist land two of the best five players in Australia? Ash will take over from Heath Shaw across halfback and Green’s power in midfield will help take the load off Callan Ward. Riccardi shapes as immediate competition for Harry Himmelberg and Jeremy Finlayson. Now to focus on re-signing Lachie Whitfield, Jeremy Cameron and Zac Williams.


GOLD COAST SUNS
Suns’ new stars are ready to rise

1. MATTHEW ROWELL
178cm, 74kg, midfielder, Oakleigh Chargers

2. NOAH ANDERSON
188cm, 86kg, midfielder, Oakleigh Chargers

11. SAM FLANDERS
182cm, 79kg, mid/fwd, Gippsland Power

27. JEREMY SHARP
187cm, 79kg, midfielder, East Fremantle

60. JY FARRAR
190cm, 75kg, utility, Scotch Old Collegians

The Suns got arguably the best three midfielders in the draft through the door in Rowell, Anderson and Flanders. The trio are all seen as players who are ready to go come Round 1 next year and add to a booming list of young talent after Jack Lukosius, Izak Rankine and Ben King were all secured with top-six picks in last year’s draft.

Rowell was a standout in this year’s draft class, the inside midfielder racking up numbers comparable to Sam Walsh last year. His best mate Anderson is an outside midfielder who can also be pushed forward, while the explosive Flanders could be anything.

The Suns also traded with Geelong to secure a fourth top-30 pick, selecting another midfielder in West Australian runner Jeremy Sharp.

Farrar was a left-field pick, the 22-year-old picked up from the Adelaide Football League.

CHRIS CAVANAGH’S VERDICT

The Suns strategy was to go to back to the draft in 2018, 2019 and most likely 2020. Definitely capitalised on a strong draft hand and well placed with an abundance of fresh young talent.

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