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    Welcome to the Western Bulldogs: Cody Weightman

    Small forward who presents well, using his anticipation and strength with his overhead marking to be a lively target.


    Pick 15 2019 AFL National draft.
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs: Cody Weightman

    Welcome to the Bulldogs Cody!

    Any video footage?
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs: Cody Weightman

    https://afl.draftcentral.com.au/player/cody-weightman/



    DRAFT ANALYSIS: “An electric small forward who kicks goals in bags and can take high marks, Weightman’s outstanding National Championships propelled him up draft boards into first round contention.”

    ARGUABLY the leading pure small forward in this year’s crop, Dandenong excitement machine Cody Weightman enjoyed a stellar national carnival which helped him catch the eye of fans and recruiters alike. The Haileybury Collegian spent a large chunk of his year playing school football, but managed six NAB League appearances and all four Vic Country outings in between where he found some of his best form. His showpiece games came for the ‘Big V’ against the Allies and South Australia, booting four goals in each match to finish as the carnival’s leading goalkicker and put his name in lights. An archetypical small type, Weightman has most of the athletic traits that clubs desire and undeniable natural talent inside 50 on the ground, in the air, and around goal. A club with specific small forward needs would look no further than Weightman as early as in the first round, but he could also slide just outside of the first 25-odd picks.

    STRENGTHS:

    X-factor
    Goal sense
    Vertical leap
    Footy IQ
    Aggression

    IMPROVEMENTS:

    Consistency
    Versatility

    The thing that best defines a player like Weightman is X-factor. Small forwards typically have it in spades and the Dandenong product is no different, providing a spark inside 50 to whichever side he lined up for this year. His most eye-catching passages come through his break-neck attack on the ball both in the air and at ground level, with Weightman using his outstanding vertical leap (83 running and 69 standing at the National Draft Combine) to take high marks and his smarts to navigate opponents when the ball hits the deck. From there, Weightman has great spatial awareness and while he is only relatively quick and agile, can find enough space to have a clean shot on goal. Endurance is also a deceptively good part of his game, with his pre-season yo-yo test score of 21.4 elite for his position (despite decreasing at the National Combine) and boding well for repeat efforts inside 50. Weightman’s presence then becomes two-fold, with his aggressive attack on the ball translating to defensive pressure – despite not having massive tackle numbers.

    Those numbers of 1.3 in six games for Dandenong and 2.0 for Vic Country will need to lift at the next level, especially given he is far less likely at his size to get a run up the ground as he did late-on for the Stingrays. That is all a part of ticking each box in your best position first, before possibly transitioning into a different kind of player. Weightman wins good amounts of ball for a small too despite having the odd game below his NAB League average of around 15, with a good ratio between his contested and uncontested possessions. That points toward adding versatility down the line – having spent a short space of time in midfield late in the year for Dandenong – as well as consistently finding the form that saw him boot four goals in two of his national carnival games. At his best, Weightman is unstoppable inside 50, and has great upside in terms of developing into a player who can tear games apart each week

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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs: Cody Weightman

    Some here: https://draftprospects.prod.afl/prospect/1011803

    Not sure how long they'll keep that page up.
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs: Cody Weightman

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastdog View Post
    Welcome to the Bulldogs Cody!

    Any video footage?
    There is but I can't figure out how to post it.
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs: Cody Weightman

    Weightman seems both fit for our needs and best available. Welcome Cody!
    I'm thinking Matty Robbins.

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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs: Cody Weightman

    Quote Originally Posted by BornInDroopSt'54 View Post
    Weightman seems both fit for our needs and best available. Welcome Toby!

    Cody.
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs: Cody Weightman

    Ben Cavarra

    173cm 72kg
    AFL games 0

    Cody Weightman

    177cm 73kg
    AFL Games 0

    Ben needs some luck and some form or his AFL career maybe short lived.
    There are plenty of talented people in the world. As you already know, talent is not enough. Some of the athletes with the most potential never pan out. What separates the good from the great is determination and work ethic.

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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs: Cody Weightman

    Great get and perfect for us. Happy days
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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs: Cody Weightman

    It's nice that we drafted a natural forward with whom to replace Dickson, irrespective of him fitting our specific needs for someone more capable of hunting a ground footy.

    As BIDS54 said, possibly covered best available as well as needs which is rare in the first round at pick 15.

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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs: Cody Weightman

    Welcome Toby! What a forward line we are building. Has a very endearing personality - will be popular with the young fans and a Dalhaus marketing replacement. Also think he is really happy to be with us based on pre-draft interview yesterday.

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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs: Cody Weightman

    Melbourne were apparently going to take Cody at Pick 8.
    Then media days Dogs into Pickett.
    Melbourne then takes Pickett. (Buckanara rates 35)
    Dogs scoop up Weightman at Pick 15. (Buckanara rates 17)

    Bucky says:

    17. Cody Weightman

    177cm, 73kg, Vic Country/Dandenong Stingrays, small forward

    Buckenara says: The speedy small forward really impressed this season and topped the goal kicking in his four under-18 championships games after finishing with nine. Weightman likes to fly for his marks, a trait in small forwards which has come to the fore in recent years, so expect some strong interest from clubs looking for this type of player. While he does play a bit taller than his stature suggests, he’s very dangerous at ground level and will apply pressure. He brings excitement and is the pick of the small forwards in this draft outside Liam Henry, who Fremantle has first access to.

    Plays like: Jamie Elliott

    Stats: Disposals 11.0, marks 3.5, goals 2.3, score involvements 4.5, pressure acts 10.3, tackles 2.0, ranking points 80
    Ret.

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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs: Cody Weightman

    “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

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    Re: Welcome to the Western Bulldogs: Cody Weightman

    This one is posted in some posts above

    “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

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