Ivan 2018 draft review
- J. Higgins RI - C,F
No doubt many here will say I reached for Jack but he was the biggest fantasy ■■■■ in under 18s. I think he’ll build slowly and should start paying dividends in year 3 when he becomes more prominent in the midfield. Tick.
- L. Fogarty GE - c,f
Another strong fantasy scorer at under 18 level who showed he wasn’t out of place at senior level. A smart player with a well rounded game and plenty of upside. Tick.
19, C. O’Shea CA - B
The panic pick based on vfl numbers and a desperation to secure a D. Considered Jayden short iirc and should have taken short. Bust
- J. Harmes ME - C,F
Picked for his age, upside and midfield potential. Put up some very good numbers over the course of the year and looks set to become a key component of the Dee’s midfield albeit as a sometime tagger. Big Tick. Sorry @saladin
- R. Fox SY - C
Was Looking for the next Sydney neafl break out player. It isn’t him though he did get his fair share of games. Bust.
- R. Stanley GE - R,F
Hit the draft with no ruck at all so need to grab one even though securing a gun ruck probably will not be a priority for at least a few years. He’s been a surprising success story really though his durability remains an issue and he isn’t a long term solution. Tick.
- H. Ballantyne FR - F|
Grabbed as donut cover upfront and filled that role successfully until I dumped him for a younger FA at some point. Bust but meh
- H. Cunningham SY - C,F
Grabbed as midfield cover as a likely starter but not the best scorer. Pleasantly surprised to see him take his game up a level and looks set to become a solid contributor going forward. Tick
- M. O’Connor GE - B,C
Like the glimpses as I see with this guy but he isn’t ready to translate that to the seniors consistently and his vfl form has been underwhelming. Bust.
- T. Broomhead CW - C
Looking for a late C with some potential. Luck didn’t go his way. Bust, literally.
That makes it 5 out of 10 by my count which probably isn’t too bad but I’d like at least one pick back.
This year I’ve also brought in Ronke and Lonie as FAs and I’m pretty pleased with both. There were a host of others who will likely be shown the door. Howe was brought in as a preseason trade with some success. Newman and Marsh were brought in mid year as trades with one eye towards the retirement of McVeigh. Newman pleasingly re-established himself in the side in the back half of the year.