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    2019 Draft Watch

    To be truthful, I just wanted to start this thread again.

    But also there's some absolute sparks that will presumably get drafted from the SANFL club I watch closely (Glenelg) in 12 months.

    Will Gould is the main one, was an AA as an under ager this year, is a beast and can play as a defender or a forward. Could be anything, and has a Dermie type look and swagger)


    Brady Searle is a smooth mover as well, (an outside player who can kick a goal) didn't get picked in the state squad but played some shining reserves matches later in the season


    Will watch with interest!

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    The next crop: 10 to watch in the 2019 NAB AFL Draft


    DID YOUR club miss out on some of the top talent available at this year's NAB AFL Draft? If so, maybe next year is the year.
    With the 2018 draft now done, we've turned our attention to the 2019 crop. Here are 10 names to keep track of throughout next season.

    Noah Anderson

    Height/Weight: 189cm/84kg
    Date of Birth: 17/2/01
    Club: Vic Metro/Oakleigh Chargers
    Position: Midfielder


    The son of former Hawthorn and St Kilda player Dean looks set to be one of the top picks at next year's draft. He is a big-bodied midfielder who can also push forward, which he showed when he booted four goals for Vic Metro earlier this year as a bottom-ager. Tough, strong, an elite runner and very good at the stoppages. He isn't eligible as a father-son for the Hawks or Saints as Dean didn't play 100 games for either club.


    Luke Jackson

    Height/Weight: 197cm/95kg
    Date of Birth: 29/9/01
    Club: Western Australia/East Fremantle
    Position: Ruckman


    Jackson gave up a very promising basketball career in July to pursue a place in the AFL, despite dominating for Australia at the under-17 basketball world cup. He finished the year playing in the under-18s side for East Fremantle and is an athletic ruck prospect with a great leap. He also has the capacity to be another midfielder at ground level, where his follow-up is excellent.

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    Emerson Jeka


    Height/Weight: 196cm/90kg
    Date of Birth: 18/9/01
    Club: Vic Metro/Western Jets
    Position: Key forward


    One of the leading tall forward prospects in next year's pool. Jeka is a big and strongly-built goalkicker who is also a long and booming kick. He will need to work on elements of his game next year but has the size and stature, plus the talent, to be able to stand out as a marking option in attack.

    Emerson Jeka is one of the top forward prospects in next year's pool. Picture: AFL Photos

    Matt Rowell

    Height/Weight: 180cm/70kg
    Date of Birth: 1/7/01
    Club: Vic Metro/Oakleigh Chargers
    Position: Midfielder


    Lock Rowell in to be one of the most talked about players of next year and a genuine No.1 pick candidate. The hardened midfielder had a brilliant end to his season, winning best afield honours in the TAC Cup Grand Final despite Oakleigh's loss, and followed it up with being named best on ground in the under-17s NAB All Stars game on Grand Final morning. Relentless, tough, skilled and drags his side with him.


    Caleb Serong

    Height/Weight: 177cm/80kg
    Date of Birth: 9/2/01
    Club: Vic Country/Gippsland Power
    Position: Half-forward/midfielder


    Serong has some Robbie Gray-like traits. He's a powerful, smaller half-forward who doesn't waste his disposals. He's creative and classy, and when he has a dip through the midfield he makes an impact there, too. Serong was among the best players on Grand Final day in the NAB All Stars under-17s game and he will be talked about regularly as a possible top-10 choice next year.


    Jeremy Sharp


    Height/Weight: 185cm/72kg
    Date of Birth: 13/8/01
    Club: Western Australia/East Fremantle
    Position: Defender/midfielder


    Sharp was excellent in the under-17s All Stars game on Grand Final day, providing great run and carry from the half-back line and through the wing. Sharp is a good size, he's agile and likes to run with the ball and take the game with him. Will be one to take the eye next year playing for Western Australia.


    Cameron Taheny

    Height/Weight: 184cm/72kg
    Date of Birth: 3/8/01
    Club: South Australia/Norwood
    Position: Forward/defender


    Taheny might be the standout South Australian in next year's crop after having a quality batch in 2018. The left-footer is a strong mark and can play across half-forward or half-back, and next year will be keen to develop his strength and running capacity. He is a cousin of former North Melbourne player Brad McKenzie.


    Dylan Williams

    Height/Weight: 185cm/78kg
    Date of Birth: 1/7/01
    Club: Vic Metro/Oakleigh Chargers
    Position: Forward


    Perhaps the most talented player in the next year's pool, Williams starred at the end of the season for the Chargers, booting 14 goals in the finals series (to finish with 26 for the year from 16 games). He is a quick-footed, sharp and smart marking option in attack who judges the ball well in the air and is deadly at ground level. He's a very nice finisher and will excite recruiters throughout next year.


    Josh Worrell


    Height/Weight: 195cm/86kg
    Date of Birth: 11/4/01
    Club: Vic Metro/Sandringham
    Position: Utility


    Worrell has the height, shape and athleticism to play nearly everywhere on the ground. He competes in the air and is tall enough to take his grabs, but is also really good at ground level and generally plays across half-back or half-forward. Has good agility and is a part of the Haileybury College program that has produced early draft picks Max and Ben King this year.


    Hayden Young

    Height/Weight: 186cm/70kg
    Date of Birth: 11/4/01
    Club: Vic Country/Dandenong Stingrays
    Position: Defender


    An attacking half-back who can intercept well in defence and then start his charge up the ground. Played some strong footy for the Dandenong Stingrays last season and showed his balance in defence, where he enjoys taking the game on and hitting targets on his left foot. Likely to feature a little more in the midfield during his draft year
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    Re: 2019 Draft Watch

    Taheny is a good Norwood boy and I will be backing him in for 12 months.
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    Re: 2019 Draft Watch

    Knightmare's Top 20 for 2019 - here
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    Re: 2019 Draft Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Knightmare's Top 20 for 2019 - here
    None of our 4 FS picks feature. Good.
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    Re: 2019 Draft Watch

    What do they mean when they call a player a “utility”?

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    Re: 2019 Draft Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by AshMac View Post
    What do they mean when they call a player a “utility”?
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    Re: 2019 Draft Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Plays in a number of roles
    Jack of all trades, master of none. It's what they used to put on footy cards if they weren't sure what position a player was best suited to.
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    Re: 2019 Draft Watch

    So how good are Ollie Liberatore and Young Kellet?2nd rounders? 3rd rounders? I thought that the rumours were that they were pretty handy kids with Ollie being touted as better than Tom?

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    Re: 2019 Draft Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by FrediKanoute View Post
    So how good are Ollie Liberatore and Young Kellet?2nd rounders? 3rd rounders? I thought that the rumours were that they were pretty handy kids with Ollie being touted as better than Tom?
    Brothers are always touted to be better. Apparently Kyle Dunkley was meant to be better than Josh!
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    Dylan Williams yes please
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    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Plays in a number of roles
    Hmmmm - must be more than 2 roles then. Others have both positions, I thought it was more than one role.

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    I've seen Ollie play. The best word to describe him is mercurial.
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    Re: 2019 Draft Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by azabob View Post
    Brothers are always touted to be better. Apparently Kyle Dunkley was meant to be better than Josh!
    Did Kyle get picked up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrediKanoute View Post
    Did Kyle get picked up?
    Not to my knowledge.
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