Tac/u18 Thread


#4665

That’s fluff, most academy prospects slides regardless but I’d expect someone to bid on him before North’s first pick


#4666

Ha.


#4667

Damn it. I enjoyed the U18 all star matches. Chance to see the talent in one place.


#4668

Having both the 17s and 18s games where great although some of the better performers from last years 17s game haven’t really come along as hoped

The 18s game was always good to see players put in different positions and to see how well the late developers went such as Bonar last year, either way the games are more for exhibition with both times barely bothering to defend.


#4669

The under 18’s already play too much footy between TAC, school footy and Championships - It was a pointless exercise for 98% of players.


#4670

It was good for us. And school footy is their own fault.


#4672

From what I’ve seen hes a very level headed kid, hard to believe he would be having any off field issues.


#4673

Accidentally deleted this, I’ll have the comparisons up soon


#4674

All these stats can be found on the AFL Draft Central Website but I’ve made things easier for you guys in terms of ranking these players, I recommend checking the site outs for stats not just for TAC but also the under 18 championships, keep in mind Bytels numbers are swayed with 1 game only playing a quarter and another game where he only played a half (got 23 touches in that half haha)

Kicking Efficiency

  1. Bailey Smith 61.0
  2. Jye Caldwell 58.3
  3. Jack Bytel 57.4
  4. Riley Collier-Dawkins 57.1
  5. Ely Smith 56.5
  6. Xavier Duursma 54.4
  7. Ryhlee West 53.4
  8. Sam Walsh 53.3
  9. James Rowbottom 51.1
  10. Liam Stocker 49.9
  11. Xavier O’Halloran 42.7
  12. Tom Berry 42.6

Dreamteam

  1. Sam Walsh 121.5
  2. Bailey Smith 121
  3. Xavier Duursma 98.4
  4. James Rowbottom 90.7
  5. Jack Bytel 87.3
  6. Ely Smith 87.1
  7. Liam Stocker 85.7
  8. Tom Berry 85.4
  9. Xavier O’Halloran 83.3
  10. Ryhlee West 81.5
  11. Riley Collier-Dawkins 62.6
    12 Jye Caldwell 58.3

Contested Possessions

  1. Bailey Smith 19.5 (32.5)
  2. Sam Walsh 12.6 (32.4)
  3. Liam Stocker 12.4 (22.2)
  4. Ely Smith 12 (23.7)
  5. Xavier Duursma 11.7 (23.1)
  6. James Rowbottom 11.7 (22)
  7. Jack Bytel 10.5 (22.2)
  8. Xavier O’Halloran 10 (19)
  9. Ryhlee West 9.7 (19.3)
  10. Tom Berry 8.2 (20.2)
  11. Riley Collier-Dawkins 7.9 (17.3)
    12 Jye Caldwell

Clearances

  1. Bailey Smith 11.5
  2. James Rowbottom 6.7
  3. Liam Stocker 5.7
  4. Ely Smith 5.5
  5. Xavier O’Halloran 5.5
  6. Ryhlee West 4.8
  7. Jack Bytel 4.5
  8. Sam Walsh 3.8
  9. Riley Collier-Dawkins 3.5
  10. Tom Berry 3.0
  11. Xavier Duursma 2.9
    12 Jye Caldwell

Tackles

  1. James Rowbottom 6.7
  2. Bailey Smith 6.5
  3. Jack Bytel 6.2
  4. Ryhlee West 5.8
  5. Tom Berry 5.6
  6. Ely Smith 5.6
  7. Sam Walsh 5.0
  8. Liam Stocker 4.8
  9. Xavier Duursma 4.6
  10. Xavier O’Halloran 4.5
  11. Riley Collier-Dawkins 3.9

#4675

Amazing, mate. Love your work.


#4676

Sounds like Bailey Smith is perfect for us. I’m guessing these are averages, 11 clearances…
You’ve rated him 7th, do you see him going around there.
Not much hype around Bytel, is he looking like a second rounder?


#4677

Yeah averages and he only played the 2 games but still impressive, his range is 3-8 at the moment I think


#4678

Have any of those players been playing significantly less midfield time, or are they all pretty much first choice mids for their teams?

Just wondering if any are getting those stats from the backline.


#4679

I still think RCD is the pick for us.


#4680

Most are first start mids, RCD plays the least and Berry spent a fair time forward aswell


#4681

Interesting, thanks.
So perhaps a bump for them in the contested stats, but on the other hand their disposal should also be a bit cleaner.


#4682

Dandy are giving the Rebels an absolute bath

Top 20 bolter Sturt has done some nice things although he doesn’t look 100%


#4683

Well, those stats answer my earlier question about Duursma. He’s more efficient with the ball than I suspected. Has a pretty decent balance of numbers, actually. Not that stats always mean a lot.


#4684

Hately BOG in the SANFL reserves semi final today


#4685

Surely, Smith is a top 5 pick, is as bankable as anyone in the draft.