Ok, I can’t see a thread. And predictions get lost in the draft watch thread.
We have picks 4 (to become 5), 22 (who knows what it ends up) plus a bit more that will likely become Daveys
So you are asked
Who do you think we’ll get
Who do you want
Who do you think is a left field take (ie not linked to us at this point) who will definitely make it
Anything else that you want to add to be recorded for posterity
I think we’ll get :
Pass for SSP
Rookie B Munkara
I would like
McKenzie/Hewitt/Davey/Davey/SSP/Munkara (and an extra pick next year)
Left field was the McKenzie/Hewitt combo, but I also quite like Jefferson as a KP option, and I rate Charlie Clarke as someone I think will defy his draft ranking
For posterity: I don’t think this will be a particularly strong draft when we look back. Tsatas and Phillipou both appear good prospects, but there’s parts that worry me with both of them, same with Humphrey and Ginbey. They could all be amazing, or they could just never take the next step. My big call is that a couple of those guys just fade away, and that McKenzie and J Clarke have better careers, I just don’t know which of that 4 it will be!
I think we’ll take Tsatas, we’ll get both Davey’s and likely Munkara
Want Phillipou at pick 4(5), if we get another pick before the Davey bid hoping Hewett will be available… ambitious but would also like weddle, konstanty or George if they’re still available
Left field option would have to say either Humphrey or Jhye Clarke
Honestly think whoever we don’t take out of Phillipou or Tsatas will be a star. Can just imagine Tsatas sliding to Geelong and absolutely flourishing in their system. Feeling like if we take Tsatas he’ll be solid contributor but get lost in our midfield unit as it seems he has similar traits/skills to others. On the other hand, if it’s Phillipou, I feel like it’s superstar or bust. Has the potential to stand out and be a real point of difference, but could also be just as likely to be all talk no show. For what it’s worth, I hope he makes it, and I think he will. Would have bigger regrets passing on him if he makes it than passing on Tsatas if he makes it
Teams always think twice about making an early bid on a F/S or NGA, as recruiters have long memories & it likely will come back to bite them. This plus the fact clubs spend less time looking at players they are unlikely to get (ie. Lack of Interviews - increases risk there is an issue they don’t know about), is the reason why most F/S and NGA players drift in the draft.
Noting that I have no inside information & have not seen any of them live, so based on body language and limited footage. Getting off the fence it feels like:
Pick 4 - Philipou;
Pick 22 - Barnett (think George & Hewitt will be gone in the 5 picks before us).
Pick match - Davey Jnr;
Late pick - Davey;
Rookie Cat B - Munkara
Leaves a pick open.
We will find out soon tonight. I will support whoever comes to the club. Go Dons!