Windy’s review of Wim’s draft selections:
Pick 43 - J. Kelly (Adel)
This guy looks a like a lock-down defender to me. I can’t see him developing into an attacking ball-winner or making your keepers.
Pick 55 - O. McDonald (Melb)
He’s a key defender, and key defenders are fantasy poison. You could have grabbed him with your last pick I suspect.
Pick 64 - D. Gardiner (Bris)
Another defensively minded player. Maybe you see these guys getting off the chain and changing role, but I don’t see it.
Pick 79 - E. Hipwood (Bris)
I like him as a player, but not as a fantasy prospect. I just steer clear of key position players. Glass or Holman may have been better options.
Pick 88 - C. Gregson (Geel)
I think he can play, but just hasn’t had the opportunity due to injury. His job security is poor, but as a speculative selection I don’t mind this.
Pick 95 - C. Ellis-Yolmen (Adel)
I like the pick. He looked in good nick in one of the JLT games I saw. He may struggle for opportunities, but I reckon he’s worth the gamble.
Pick 97 - J. Lamb (Carl)
He’s going to struggle to score well and consistently playing starvation corner. Maybe you know of a change of role?
Pick 106 - O. Allen (WC)
I’d typically steer clear of key forwards, especially first year players. He may develop into a lead up player at his size, so perhaps you are on to something here.
Pick 109 - J. Roughead (WB)
Not sure what you were going for here. I would have rolled the dice on trying to find a keeper if in your shoes. You’ve already got Ben Brown and Jenkins, which is enough ruck depth in my opinion.
Pick 110 - E. Wood (WB)
Fair enough. You need to ensure that you’ve got a full side to pick, and Wood will play and score reasonably when available. I perhaps would have rolled the dice on someone like Lovell who has produced huge numbers as a junior and may see opportunity this year.
I think with your squad you should be looking for up-side players Disco style. Players like Wood (28), Roughead (27), Lamb (25) and Ellis-Yolmen (25) have been in the system for some time without producing big numbers. A few more speculative young players who have put together big scores in lower or junior leagues would have been my preference. Your first three picks in Kelly, Oscar McDonald and Gardiner are all defensively minded players who I don’t think have the scope to play a more expansive game. Similarly, Hipwood and Lamb play positions that don’t traditionally produce good numbers.