The Dutchmens Draft Review
Kinda, sorta hand a plan going in. Pick 2 of the best available rookies with my first 2 picks and then try to get players that should be best 22 each week as to have plenty of cover across the season. In previous years I’ve been to speculative with my picks and my lack of depth has hurt me. Hopefully we have address that going into the 2019 season.
Pick 7 – Jordan Clark (GEL) – Looks to be a very confident defender in only 2 JLT games. He should see plenty of game time this year and hopefully build into one of the best backs in the comp during his career. Also considered Chayce Jones but Clark’s B status got him the nod.
Pick 21 – Ned McHenry (ADE) – Took the next highest ranked draftee. A bit undersized but seems like a fierce competitor. May not see much action this year but may sneak in a few games. Absolutely loves a tackle!! Also considered Ely Smith but some prick took him 1 pick before!! James Cousin was also in the mix.
Pick 25 – Anthony Miles (GCS) – Now I needed to address our depth. Miles should be in the suns best 22 every week. Their midfield is pathetic and hopefully Miles can recapture some of his early career scoring.
Pick 43 – Willie Rioli (WCE) – Another best 22 player. His 2nd JLT game score of 120 was too good to ignore, we won’t talk about the 44 in the first game though. With him and Liam “Flyin” Ryan we will give teams nightmares in the forward line. Also considered Darcy Moore and Ed Phillips.
Pick 55 – Ben Cavarra (WBD) – Went a little of track here but by all reports Cavarra will play Round 1 for the dogs and hopefully be a mainstay in a very weak dogs forward line. Be very nice if he can emulate what Dahlhaus did in previous years.
Pick 61 – Taylor Walker (ADE) – He’ll either be good depth or become a starter for us. Hopefully with Sloane has his co-captain he may be freed up from responsibility and return to some of his old scoring.
Pick 97 – Taylor Durea (WBD) – Another best 22 player, or I hope. Looks like he’ll be played out of the backline where he does his best scoring.
Pick 115 – Karl Amon (POR) – Ok, so our old ways snuck back in here. Still only 23 years old and hopefully has his best footy ahead of him. Played solid in the JLT and with Wingard departing there is a spot as a high half forward for him in ports side if he’s hungry enough.
Pick 132- Sam Day (GCS) – We needed a backup ruck. I was a bit surprised when I saw Day was a FR, but we’ll take it. He’s best 22 at least. Maybe he can find his way to backline for a bit which should improve his scoring.
Pick 134 – Tom Joyce (BRI) – My project pick of the draft. He’s another little fella but looks very composed and hard at the pill.
Pretty happy with the draft and the depth I should have for the season. For I think the first time I didn’t redraft a player from last year.
Predicted Round 1 Side
B: Jack Crisp – Aaron Francis – Brodie Smith
HB: Ryan Clarke – Harris Andrews – Adam Tomlinson
C: Stephen Coniglio – Anthony Miles – Devon Smith
HF: Taylor Walker – Jade Gresham – Tom Lynch
F: Liam Ryan – Orazio Fantasia – Willie Rioli
R: Toby Nankervis – Hugh McCluggage – Josh Thomas
EMG – Jordan Clark – Jackson Thurlow – Shaun Atley – Taylor Durea
BENCH : Taylor Adams – Ned McHenry – Ben Cavarra – Sam Day – Tom Joyce – Taylor Adams – Martin Gleeson – Jack Scrimshaw