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    #1 – GWS Giants – Jonathan Patton – Height: 197cm, Weight: 95kg, DOB: 20/04/93
    Position: Power forward.
    Recruited from: Eastern Ranges (VIC)
    Why: Patton is a man mountain, for such a big man his movement and awareness is very good. His main strength comes from his hands, but it his ability to find teammates, getting others involved as well as his cleanness below his knees that is amazing for a man of his size. Expect to see him dominating the competition in 5 years time.
    Range: 1-2
    #2– GWS Giants – Stephen Coniglio – Height: 182cm, Weight: 76kg, DOB: 15/12/93
    Position: Rounded, goal-kicking mid.
    Recruited from: Swan Districts (WA)
    Why: Should be a quality, quality mid. As you would expect of a top 2 pick Coniglio doesn’t have any real weaknesses and as he has shown with Swan Districts, particularly last season as a 16 year old, is capable of playing forward with success.
    Range: 1-2
    #3 – GWS Giants – Dom Tyson – Height: 186cm, Weight: 82kg, DOB: 08/06/93
    Position: Rounded midfielder.
    Recruited from: Oakleigh Chargers (VIC)
    Why: For all the talk of a shallow draft, the top few prospects are still likely to become elite footballers, and that should also be the case with Dom Tyson. He will probably start his career as an outside mid, but will increase his inside work to become a well rounded footballer. Good footskills, great workrate, perhaps he could get forward a bit more to influence the scoreboard.
    Range: 3-6
    #4 – GWS Giants – Will Hoskin-Elliott – Height: 182cm, Weight: 73kg, DOB: 02/09/93
    Position: Loping wingman.
    Recruited from: Western Jets (VIC)
    Why: Capable of being a ‘70m player’, carrying the ball 15 and kicking it 55, Hoskin-Elliott is a real line breaker and further enhanced his reputation at the draft combine, showing his elite endurance. Couple this with a long gait and solid speed and his athletic abilities are something AFL clubs are always searching for.
    Range: 4-7
    #5 – GWS Giants – Matthew Buntine – Height: 188cm, Weight: 85kg, DOB: 19/10/93
    Position: Medium defender.
    Recruited from: Dandenong Stingrays (VIC)
    Why: The Giants can be very happy with the 17 year olds that they already have at the club and even though they already have a few defenders they will be happy to add Buntine to their list. With the bonus of being ready to play football immediately, Buntine also makes great decisions, reads the play extremely well, has very good footskills and shows great leadership characteristics, all the things to look for in a medium defender.
    Range: 4-8
    #6– Port Adelaide Power – Chad Wingard – Height: 181cm, Weight: 70kg, DOB: 29/09/93
    Position: Rounded midfielder.
    Recruited from: Sturt FC (SA)
    Why: If he reaches his potential, Wingard will be an elite midfielder capable of winning his own ball as well as using it effectively, all this while weaving his way through traffic with an uncanny evasiveness. Will perhaps take a little time and may start his career operating of half-back but in time, should be a great footballer. Apparently the Giants aren’t that keen on him which will be their loss.
    Range: 3-6
    #7 – GWS Giants – Billy Longer – Height: 202cm, Weight: 95kg, DOB: 12/05/93
    Position: Ruckman.
    Recruited from: Northern Knights (VIC)
    Why: At the moment the Giants have Giles and Brogan for 2012 but after that their only ruckman on the list is Andrew Phillips who at this stage is reasonably speculative. Having said that, they will not be paying overs, as Longer is the best ruckman available in the draft. He has very good versatility for a big man and should develop into a 10 year player for the Giants.
    Range: 4-9
    #8 – Brisbane Lions – Adam Tomlinson – Height: 192cm, Weight: 86kg, DOB: 10/08/93
    Position: Tall Utility.
    Recruited from: Oakleigh Chargers (VIC)
    Why: Tomlinson is now a likely top 10 pick and with the Lions searching for a KP with either 8 or 12 and the Giants hovering with 9, 10 and 11 it would be a good move for the Lions to pick Tomlinson here. Very athletically gifted for a big man, showed that at the draft combine where he was top 10 in both endurance events. Rebounds well and makes good decisions coming out of defence, can push forward and gives a great contest, where he seems to have a never say die attitude.
    Range: 7-14
    #9 – GWS Giants – Toby Greene – Height: 180cm, Weight: 78kg, DOB: 25/09/93
    Position: Inside mid.
    Recruited from: Oakleigh Chargers (VIC)
    Why: Very good clearance player who also has good footskills. Workrate is second to none and although at times doesn’t look the most fashionable player, keeps running all day. Has a bit of mongrel in him and likes to get in the face of opponents. Tough to split Greene and Taylor Adams.
    Range: 8-15
    #10 – GWS Giants – Liam Sumner – Height: 182cm, Weight: 70kg, DOB: 16/08/93
    Position: Winger.
    Recruited from: Sandringham Dragons (VIC)
    Why: Has a heap of potential. At the moment is a bit inconsistent, born from relying on his teammates to feed him the ball; this will come from experience as well as putting on some size so he can win his own ball more often. Very good kicking skills and likes to run with the ball. Also is extremely quick and does the team things well.
    Range: 7-14
    #11 – GWS Giants – Devon Smith – Height: 175cm, Weight: 73kg, DOB: 20/04/93
    Position: Small forward.
    Recruited from: Geelong Falcons (VIC)
    Why: Kevin Sheehan likes to say he is like ‘a bee in a bottle’, which is a good description. Only a midget but is very quick and tackles ferociously. I imagine due to his size he will play largely as a small forward in the AFL and perhaps push into the midfield later on. Certainly know how to kick goals, with a highlight performance of 27 disposals and 6 goals against NT in the champs. One of my personal favourites.
    Range: 7-25
    #12 – Brisbane Lions – Taylor Adams – Height: 181cm, Weight: 80kg, DOB: 20/09/93
    Position: Goalkicking inside mid.
    Recruited from: Geelong Falcons (VIC)
    Why: Adams is someone who I rate higher than most and he would be very deserving of a top 10 pick. Has extremely clean hands and his vision, particularly with the handball is superb. Perhaps may start his career forward but will develop into a clearance machine, capable of pushing forward and kicking goals. He also has good footskills, tested OK for the 20m sprint which was the only potential reason for him to slide so his name should be called out pretty early.
    Range: 7-19
    #13 – GWS Giants – Brandon Ellis – Height: 181cm, Weight: 83kg, DOB: 03/08/93
    Position: Medium defender.
    Recruited from: Calder Cannons (VIC)
    Why: Having already selected a heap of classy mids, Ellis is a great choice for the Giants, importantly he can come into a side immediately and perform due to his AFL ready body. Like most of the better prospects he has good footskills and makes good decisions.
    Range: 11-22
    #14 – GWS Giants – Sam Frost – Height: 193cm, Weight: 85kg, DOB: 28/08/93
    Position: Tall utility.
    Recruited from: Sandringham Dragons (VIC)
    Why: Can play at both ends he has a huge amount of potential. Extremely quick for a big man, I imagine he will probably settle down back, using his athleticism to spoil forwards. Would take a bit of time, but could be worth the wait. Possibly not best available at this pick but a good fit for the Giants looking for another tall after missing out on Tomlinson.
    Range: 13-32
    #15 – Richmond Tigers – Nick Haynes – Height: 191cm, Weight: 76kg, DOB: 18/05/92
    Position: Tall midfielder.
    Recruited from: Dandenong Stingrays (VIC)
    Why: Overage player who has come a long way this season. Is a bit of a bolter who is now in first round calculations. Good scope for improvement, as you would expect from a midfielder of his size, takes a good mark, and covers good ground with long strides. Also has the ability to play forward.
    Range: 13-20
    #16 – Fremantle Dockers – Shane Kersten – Height: 190cm, Weight: 88kg, DOB: 15/03/93
    Position: Key forward.
    Recruited from: South Fremantle (WA)
    Why: The Dockers could use a Pav replacement and have plenty of good young mids coming through. Although key forward may not be their most pressing need, Kersten is an extremely good selection. Reminds me a bit of Jack Darling, he applies very good pressure for a big man and although is a little undersized uses his body very well in terms of positioning. Like Darling, Kersten is ready to play almost straight away.
    Range: 13-30
    #17 – Western Bulldogs – Hayden Crozier – Height: 184cm, Weight: 68kg, DOB: 24/12/93
    Position: Medium forward.
    Recruited from: Eastern Ranges (VIC)
    Why: Best available. He is well known for ‘that mark’ but he has a lot of tricks. Will likely take some time due to his current size but potential is large. Very quick and agile, he obviously has a great vertical leap and needs to work on his endurance but should eventually push into the midfield and could be a real game breaker. Spent the last part of the TAC cup season at half-back to give himself better versatility
    Range: 7-20
    #18 – North Melbourne – Brad McKenzie – Height: 188cm, Weight: 75kg, DOB: 29/05/93
    Position: Flanker.
    Recruited from: Sturt FC (SA)
    Why: North have accrued some extremely good inside mid talent, they don’t have many holes but could use an outside receiver that uses the ball well. Can play half-back, wing or half-forward, his kicking is his main strength and can cover 60m relatively easily. Also takes a good grab.
    Range: 10-20
    #19 – Essendon Bombers – Elliot Kavanagh – Height: 187cm, Weight: 78kg, DOB: 19/05/93
    Position: Balanced mid.
    Recruited from: Western Jets (VIC)
    Why: OK I may have optimistically slotted him into Essendon’s pick here but it could actually happen, it now appears Haynes is ahead of him in draft calculations and particularly if the Giants and Lions pick a tall between 8 and 14 there will be a slider. Had an injury interrupted season where he was unable to play for Metro at the champs to boost his ranking. Kavanagh could be one of the real top liners at this draft and potentially an extremely good AFL player. Has good footskills, is good above his head for his size and makes smart decisions. Would be a perfect fit for Essendon giving good pace and size for a mid.
    Range: 7-19
    #20 – Fremantle Dockers – Daniel Markworth – Height: 189cm, Weight: 76kg, DOB: 03/04/92
    Position: Medium forward.
    Recruited from: Calder Cannons (VIC)
    Why: Has come from the clouds to be a genuine first round choice. Is extremely quick and just has a poise about him that you only see from real class acts. Perhaps doesn’t have the runs on the board that some other draftees have but his room for improvement is large. Seems to have a lot of time when he has the ball, is an overager who chose to focus on his study last year instead of football and now is undertaking a biomedical degree, so is a smart cookie.
    Range: 13-25
    #21 – Sydney Swans - Tom Mitchell F/S – Height: 180cm, Weight: 78kg, DOB: 31/05/93
    Position: Inside mid.
    Recruited from: Claremont (WA)
    Why: I’m fairly confident that I have this one right. Sydney can be pretty happy with Mitchell, likely to have been top 10 if open to all clubs; he is very good at the clearances and tackling. Has reasonable pace and can also use the ball well which is important to see. Likely to be able to have an impact next season.
    Range: 21
    #22 – Carlton Blues – Sam Docherty – Height: 183cm, Weight: 83kg, DOB: 17/10/93
    Position: Medium defender.
    Recruited from: Gippsland Power (VIC)
    Why: Season of very good performances interrupted by injury. Came into the Vic Country team mid way through the champs and dominated, named BOG in his first game. Positions himself very well for a defender and knows when to run off his opponent. Uses his run and carry to great effect whilst remaining tidy defensively. If he can get his body right, he could be a star.
    Range: 13-24
    #23 – West Coast Eagles – Jordan Lockyer – Height: 190cm, Weight: 85kg, DOB: 15/06/93
    Position: Tall utility.
    Recruited from: West Perth (WA)
    Why: Good player with good scope for improvement. Can play forward or back and is possibly best suited to a defensive role. A little undersized but uses his body to position himself well and reads the play well to compensate for this. Equal second in the kicking test at the combine, so clearly has good footskills on both sides of his body, a somewhat unique skill for a tall.
    Range: 16-26
    #24 – Gold Coast Suns – Fraser McInnes – Height: 194cm, Weight: 91kg, DOB: 19/07/93
    Position: Key position player.
    Recruited from: Perth (WA)
    Why: Although McInnes can also play forward, I think he will eventually settle down back and will add to the Suns’ key defensive stocks. Mobile for a man of his size, he has had some injury problems but if he can get this right should have a solid career.
    Range: 16-27
    #25 – St. Kilda Saints – Alex Forster – Height: 189cm, Weight: 81kg, DOB: 14/07/93
    Position: Medium defender.
    Recruited from: Norwood (SA)
    Why: Good player who could perform next season if given the chance. Has already played well at senior level in the SANFL. Reads the play extremely well and makes good decisions as evidenced by his 84.4% disposal efficiency at the U18 champs. Could push into the midfield when he develops in the AFL.
    Range: 13-30
    #26 – Richmond Tigers – Andrew Boseley – Height: 194cm, Weight: 85kg, DOB: 04/09/92
    Position: Key defender.
    Recruited from: Geelong Falcons (VIC)
    Why: Another overage player who has improved dramatically. The redhead is one of the few defenders to get the better of Patton this year, and uses his good closing speed to spoil opposition forwards. Is sound defensively but doesn’t give a heap the other way, he is a very good size and would be a good fit for the Tigers.
    Range: 24- end of 2nd round
    #27 – Adelaide Crows – Mitch Grigg – Height: 181cm, Weight: 85kg, DOB: 02/01/93
    Position: Inside mid.
    Recruited from: Norwood (SA)
    Why: Has questions over his pace and seems to be the sliding further and further, it makes me wonder whether there are other unseen issues that he has. Grigg ran a 3.19sec for the 20m sprint which is not ideal but is also not fatal. His kicking is very good for both distance and accuracy and helps to calm any fears over speed. I don’t think it is a major problem though if he is utilised correctly. Tackles very well and could play straight away.
    Range: 15-28
    #28 – West Coast Eagles – Shane Nelson – Height: 179cm, Weight: 73kg, DOB: 11/05/93
    Position: Balanced mid.
    Recruited from: West Perth (WA)
    Why: Only small but is very good in the contests, also has the ability to run outside and use it well which is important, as shown by his top performance in the kicking test at the combine. Not sure if he will be able to play inside at AFL level, particularly early, due to his size so it is good he has other strings to his bow to be able to perform at AFL level.
    Range: 19-30
    #29 – Fremantle Dockers – Seb Ross – Height: 187cm, Weight: 82kg, DOB: 07/05/93
    Position: Mid.
    Recruited from: North Ballarat Rebels (VIC)
    Why: Strong workrate, also a good size for a midfielder, Ross is the cousin of Jobe Watson. Neat left foot and can play forward or half-back so versatility is also good. Tested well for repeat sprints and although he needs to work on his endurance a bit has good athletic potential.
    Range: 19 - mid 2nd round.
    #30 – Brisbane Lions – Todd Elton – Height: 197cm, Weight: 87kg, DOB: 29/04/93
    Position: Key forward, who can pinch hit in the ruck
    Recruited from: Bendigo Pioneers (VIC)
    Why: Bit of a slider due to some inconsistent performances, he could still be a first rounder. Takes a strong mark but can go through large periods where he doesn’t get anywhere near it. Would take some time and should be able to start performing after the retirement of Jonathan Brown to fill a key forward post and also support Berger in the ruck.
    Range: 13-30
    #31 – Essendon Bombers – Sam Kerridge – Height: 188cm, Weight: 84kg, DOB: 26/04/93
    Position: Balanced mid.
    Recruited from: Bendigo Pioneers (VIC)
    Why: Good all-round mid who can win his own ball and use it well. Pushes forward and can kick goals through strong marking. Played some games in the VFL with the Bendigo Bombers and performed very well, including the elimination final where he was named in the best players in a high pressure environment. Another of my favourites. With selections at 19 and 31 he is a strong chance to end up a bomber.
    Range: 19-40
    #32 – Geelong Cats – Jackson Paine – Height: 194cm, Weight: 86kg, DOB: 21/06/93
    Position: Key forward.
    Recruited from: Sandringham Dragons (VIC)
    Why: Paine has very good hands and is a good size for a key forward. Once he bulks out will be able to break packs with his strong attack on the marking contest. Should develop into a good forward prospect for the Cats.
    Range: 13-2nd round
    #33 – Hawthorn Hawks – Tom Sheridan – Height: 185cm, Weight: 76kg, DOB: 28/10/93
    Position: Mid.
    Recruited from: Calder Cannons (VIC)
    Why: Tested well at the combine, and those results could see him rise further in the draft rankings. Has very good endurance and if he can put a bit of weight on in the off-season could push for selection next season. Is a bit of an unassuming type and is the best available mid at this stage of the draft.
    Range: 20- mid 2nd round.
    #34– Geelong Cats – Michael Talia – Height: 193cm, Weight: 87kg, DOB: 11/02/93
    Position: Tall defender.
    Recruited from: Calder Cannons (VIC)
    Why: One of the better key defenders in the draft. Reads the play very well and is able to zone off his opponent in order to cut off opposition attacks. Like his brother, Michael needs to work on his kicking, but if he works on it, should be able to have a solid career down the track.
    Range: 15-39
    #35 – St. Kilda Saints – Myles Bolger – Height: 201cm, Weight: 90kg, DOB: 25/03/93
    Position: Ruckman
    Recruited from: South Fremantle (WA)
    Why: The second best ruck in the draft, the Saints really only have McEvoy now and could use another ruck prospect. Uses his body extremely well to win taps and throws his weight around. Once he bulks out a bit will be able to outmuscle smaller ruckmen something McEvoy will never do, he does however need to work on his output around the ground.
    Range: 14- end of second round.
    #36 – Melbourne Demons – Josh Waldhunter – Height: 184cm, Weight: 83kg, DOB: 15/03/93
    Position: Inside mid.
    Recruited from: Central Districts (SA)
    Why: Another good SA boy, has ferocious attack on the ball, very good tackler. Speed is also pretty good. Gets pretty good distance to his kicking. Doesn’t rack up huge numbers, but tries hard and has a desire to get better.
    Range: 20-41
    #37 – St. Kilda Saints – Elliot Yeo – Height: 188cm, Weight: 76kg, DOB: 01/10/93
    Position: Mid.
    Recruited from: East Fremantle (WA)
    Why: Topped the agility testing and the stand jump testing at the combine so is quite gifted athletically. Has good speed and has performed strongly at Colts level in WA. Will probably start his career on the wing. The saints showed a tendency to bring in more athletic types in tradeweek and this will continue in the drafts.
    Range: 35 – 3rd round.
    #38 – Hawthorn Hawks – Marley Williams – Height: 181cm, Weight: 85kg, DOB: 22/07/93
    Position: Half-forward.
    Recruited from: Claremont (WA)
    Why: Really struggling to think of a type of player the Hawks need. Can play immediately and has a great peg, able to cover 55m with good accuracy. Also does the team things well and will be able to improve the Hawks forward press.
    Range: 2nd -3rd round.
    #39 – Western Bulldogs – Julian Dobosz – Height: 193cm, Weight: 85kg, DOB: 17/11/92
    Position: Key forward.
    Recruited from: North Hobart (TAS)
    Why: Has great upside. Is coming from a fair way back, but has significantly improved this season. Takes a strong grab, is good athletically but needs to work on his defensive pressure. They talk about a shallow draft but the first two rounds should still provide some good picks and Dobosz is one of those, he could easily go earlier.
    Range: 22-39
    #40 – North Melbourne – Jackson Merrett – Height: 187cm, Weight: 70kg, DOB: 27/02/93
    Position: Medium defender.
    Recruited from: Geelong Falcons (VIC)
    Why: Merrett is a balanced midfielder/half-back who provides good run. Has good footskills and makes good decisions. Don’t see many holes in the North squad so after picking an outside mid with good footskills in the first round will add a medium defender as well.
    Range: 2nd – 3rd round
    #41 – Adelaide Crows – Henry Schade – Height: 194cm, Weight: 81kg, DOB: 08/10/93
    Position: Key defender.
    Recruited from: North Hobart (TAS)
    Why: Has really impressed after breaking into the North Hobart senior team this season. Has the advantage of playing against men in the lead up. Provides very good rebound for a big man. Has good distance to his kicking and has been used as a bit of an outlet in junior football.
    Range: Late 1st – early 3rd round
    #42- St. Kilda – Nathan Blee – Height: 192cm, Weight: 90kg, DOB: 07/09/90
    Position: Key defender.
    Recruited from: East Perth (WA)
    Why: Had a great season for East Perth and was one of only 4 mature age players invited to the National combine. Will get picked by somebody in one of the drafts and will be able to perform immediately at AFL level. Has good pace and relies on ‘smarts’ to spoil forwards. Reads the play and positions himself very well. Probably a little early but I really like Blee to the Saints and think he would be a better than replacement for Zac Dawson.
    Range: 42 – rookie
    #43– Sydney Swans – Jordan Kelly – Height: 191cm, Weight: 81kg, DOB: 27/06/93
    Position: Tall defender.
    Recruited from: Dandenong Stingrays (VIC)
    Why: Is quite talented and is a good addition to the Swans backline. Kelly is good one on one and would be much higher if he were a couple of centimetres taller. Gets good distance to his kick and provides rebound for a tall.
    Range: 2nd – 3rd round
    #44 – Carlton Blues – Clay Smith – Height: 180cm, Weight: 78kg, DOB: 11/05/93
    Position: mid/forward.
    Recruited from: Gippsland Power (VIC)
    Why: Has a lot of strong attributes. His attack on the ball is very good, can kick goals for a midfielder and is a good tackler. The knock on him is his ball drop, it is a bit suspect and could well be an achilles heel at AFL level. If he can work through this though he will be a good AFL player.
    Range: 2nd round.
    #45 – Port Adelaide Power – Murray Newman – Height: 178cm, Weight: 70kg, DOB: 18/11/93
    Position: Small mid/forwad.
    Recruited from: Swan Districts (WA)
    Why: Only small but has skills. Improved considerably this season and will probably play as a small forward at least initially in the AFL. Has poise and although he needs to work on his body and further building endurance levels he managed to break through and play the last 7 games of the WAFL season in the seniors.
    Range: 2nd round
    #46 – Adelaide Crows – Cam Ellis-Yolmen – Height: 191cm, Weight: 88kg, DOB: 28/01/93
    Position: Tall midfielder.
    Recruited from: Woodville West-Torrens (SA)
    Why: Best available SA boy. Ellis-Yolmen is a midfielder with great size that comes ready to play from round 1 next year. Already a good size he is good inside and uses his height with strong hands. Difficult to tell where he will end up in the draft but he is one that has reasonable upside.
    Range: 2nd- 3rd round
    #47 – Brisbane Lions – Tom Downie – Height: 205cm, Weight: 95kg, Age: 18
    Position: Ruckman.
    Recruited from: North Ballarat Rebels (VIC)
    Why: Great size at 205cm and ran just under level 14 at the beep test at the draft combine which is amazing athleticism for a ruckman that should see him climb the rankings. Still a bit of a project he won’t be playing anytime soon but in 3 or so years could be a good developing ruck. Represented Australia at U17 level in basketball.
    Range: 2nd – 4th round
    #48 – Geelong Cats – Jack Newnes – Height: 185cm, Weight: 76kg, DOB: 28/10/93
    Position: Mid.
    Recruited from: Northern Knights (VIC)
    Why: I rate Newnes higher than most and wouldn’t be surprised to see him actually taken before this pick in the actual draft. Gives 110% every game, is very versatile and his hands in close are very good. I think the slight knock on him was his pace wasn’t very good so it would be interesting to see his 20m sprint times from the combine.
    Range: 2nd -3rd round
    #49 – Western Bulldogs – Josh Tynan – Height: 185cm, Weight: 76kg, DOB: 06/11/93
    Position: Medium defender.
    Recruited from: Gippsland Power (VIC)
    Why: Is very good above his head and plays tall than he actually is. Can actually play on the third tall and has a good vertical leap to spoil the taller players. Reads the play well and can zone off his man to rebound or help out a teammate.
    Range: 2nd -3rd round
    #50 – Collingwood Magpies– Michael Bussey – Height: 196cm, Weight: 81kg, DOB: 05/07/93
    Position: Key forward.
    Recruited from: Eastern Ranges (VIC)
    Why: Tall key forward who can take a strong mark. Very highly rated last year but has slid a bit this season largely due to a disappointing champs. Can pinch hit in the ruck and can also play down back so versatility is one of his strengths.
    Range: 2nd – 3rd round
    #51 – Port Adelaide Power – Brad Hill – Height: 178cm, Weight: 72kg, DOB: 09/07/93
    Position: Winger.
    Recruited from: West Perth (WA)
    Why: Is a bit hard to place due to his excellent performances at the draft combine. Will take a while, and won’t be able to have the immediate impact Stephen did, but does have some potential and clearly elite athletic capabilities.
    Range: 2nd – 3rd round
    #52– Melbourne Demons – Jimmy Webster – Height: 187cm, Weight: 72kg, DOB: 28/06/93
    Position: Winger.
    Recruited from: Glenorchy (TAS)
    Why: The Demons should look toward some quicker mids to go with their developing midfield and Webster is such a selection. Is very quick and could take some time but is a good risk/reward scenario as his athletic capabilities and kicking are AFL standard.
    Range: 3rd – 4th round
    #53 – Hawthorn Hawks – Brody Mihocek – Height: 191cm, Weight: 86kg, DOB: 04/02/93
    Position: Tall utility.
    Recruited from: Burnie (TAS)
    Why: Mihocek is a Tasmanian whose father played 14 games for the Bombers. Reads the play very well and positions himself very effectively down back. Can also play forward and if he was a few centimetres taller he would be in first round calculations. Has slid a bit after apparently having an atrocious national combine in terms of his testing.
    Range: 2nd round – late.
    #54- Melbourne Demons – Fletcher Roberts – Height: 197cm, Weight: 80kg, DOB: 03/06/93
    Position: Key forward.
    Recruited from: Sandringham Dragons (VIC)
    Why: Stocks rose markedly after a great performance in the TAC cup grand final. Will develop into a really big unit. Will probably take a while but long term could add to the Giants’ list of really strong young talent.
    Range: 3rd – 4th round
    #55 – Richmond Tigers – Steve Rusca – Height: 182cm, Weight: 75kg, DOB: 24/07/93
    Position: Mid.
    Recruited from: Central Districts (SA)
    Why: Is a strong, hard working midfielder that gives 100% all game. Can also play at half back and that is where he may start his career but will eventually move into the midfield. Also a good tackler and whilst he doesn’t rack up huge numbers he normally uses it well.
    Range: 2nd – 3rd round
    #56 – GWS Giants – Ben Brown – Height: 198cm, Weight: 89kg, DOB: 20/11/92
    Position: Ruckman.
    Recruited from: Glenorchy (TAS)
    Why: Dogs should draft another ruck somewhere in one of the drafts and Brown at this stage represents a solid pick. Brown is another Tasmanian and an overage player. Has a great leap and moves around the ground well for a big man and can also play forward.
    Range: 3rd round – rookie.
    #57 – Western Bulldogs - Alex Woodward – Height: 179cm, Weight: 79kg, DOB: 11/06/93
    Position: Inside mid.
    Recruited from: Sandringham Dragons (VIC)
    Why: Improved his ranking after the combine where he finished in the top 10 in the 20m sprint. Works hard defensively and is a strong team player. Good above his head for his size which is important for a player sub 180cm.
    Range: 3rd – 4th round#58– Fremantle Dockers – Cam Eardley – Height: 182cm, Weight: 74kg, DOB: 24/06/93
    Position: Mid.
    Recruited from: East Fremantle (WA)
    Why: Good competitor that will probably never be a star player but will probably become a solid player at AFL level. Can play as a defensive midfielder or at half-back he likes to tackle and is a very team oriented player.
    Range: 2nd – 4th round
    #59– Essendon Bombers – David Mirra – Height: 185cm, Weight: 84kg, DOB: 20/03/91
    Position: Medium defender.
    Recruited from: Box Hill Hawks(VIC)
    Why: One of my favourite mature age players, that has also been linked to the Bombers. Has good closing speed particularly on long leads and is very good defensively. Although defensive duties are his first priority he rebounds pretty well and makes good decisions. Named back-pocket in the VFL team of the year.
    Range: 3rd round – rookie.
    #60– St. Kilda Saints – Steven Verrier – Height: 188cm, Weight: 82kg, DOB: 24/06/93
    Position: Winger.
    Recruited from: South Fremantle (WA)
    Why: Is very quick and although doesn’t get huge possession numbers uses it well and breaks the lines. Good scope for improvement and will add the Saints’ players capable of breaking the lines
    Range: 3rd – 4th round
    #61– Sydney Swans – Nick O’Brien – Height: 189cm, Weight: 89kg, DOB: 26/06/93
    Position: Medium forward.
    Recruited from: North Ballarat Rebels (VIC)
    Why: O’Brien has good leadership skills and has an incredible workrate. Has good hands and although doesn’t have great speed he has very good endurance. I think eventually with his workrate he could push into the midfield, but it is a fair way off.
    Range: 3rd – 4th round
    #62 - Carlton Blues – Dylan Buckley F/S – Height: 178cm, Weight: 76kg, DOB: 16/03/93
    Position: Mid.
    Recruited from: Northern Knights (VIC)
    Why: Touted as a likely first rounder at the start of the year, he has had a season very much interrupted by injury. Isn’t a great size but has poise and his footskills are good. If he can stay on the park will likely be a good use of a second rounder for the Blues.
    Range: Blues last pick.
    #63- West Coast Eagles – rookie upgrade – Ashton Hams
    #64 – Adelaide Crows – Matthew Jacquier – Height: 187cm, Weight: 78kg, DOB: 29/03/93
    Position: Medium forward.
    Recruited from: Woodville West-Torrens (SA)
    Why: Good SA boy that was very highly rated last year before having a slightly disappointing season. Is a bit of a livewire up forward and has a bit of x-factor. Is a good fit for the Power.
    Range: 2nd – 3rd round
    #65 – Collingwood Magpies – Tom Sundberg – Height: 181cm, Weight: 80kg, DOB: 22/12/88
    Position: Inside mid.
    Recruited from: Collingwood VFL (VIC)
    Why: Sundberg is a mature ager and after an outstanding season with Collingwood in the VFL will make his way into the AFL. Has good pace, looks like he waddles a bit but is quick, kind of like Dane Swan. Normally uses it well and is very versatile and has the ability to play down back or up forward if need be. Very strong in the contests.
    Range: 50 – rookie.
    #66 – Geelong Cats – Cam Shenton – Height: 186cm, Weight: 80kg, DOB: 27/09/90
    Position: Medium forward.
    Recruited from: Norwood (SA)
    Why: Is still a bit inconsistent but has an x-factor and also has good athletic abilities to enable him to play on the wing. Still a fair amount of development in him for a mature age player. Capable of filling Menzel’s role in 2012, and in 2013 I can’t imagine many defences that will comfortably cope with three good medium forwards.
    Range: 3rd round – rookie
    #67– Collingwood Magpies – Jarrod Witts NSW scholarship – Height: 208cm, Weight: 112kg, DOB: 13/09/92
    Position: Ruckman
    Recruited from: Sydney Uni (NSW)
    Why: Although I think Witts is a little overrated by Collingwood fans he still represents good value at this stage in the draft. Is a massive unit and almost worth drafting at that size alone. Does have skills though and the Pies would like him to takeover as #1 ruck in 2-3 years.
    Range: Magpies last pick in the draft
    #68- St.Kilda Saints – John McKenzie – Height: 178cm, Weight: 77kg, DOB: 03/06/93
    Position: Mid.
    Recruited from: South Launceston (TAS)
    Why: I think the guys from Tas and Queensland are always hard to place. McKenzie won the medal for best player in div 2 at the champs. Would be interested to see his state combine results as they could have a big influence on where he is drafted, at 178cm being good athletically is important. Has very good hand skills and his workrate is exceptional.
    Range: 3rd – 4th round
    #69- Brisbane Lions – rookie elevation - Mitch Golby
    #70- Western Bulldogs –rookie elevation – Matthew Panos
    #71– Fremantle Dockers – Max Duffy – Height: 189cm, Weight: 78kg, DOB: 11/04/93
    Position: Medium defender.
    Recruited from: East Fremantle (WA)
    Why: Duffy was rated highly at the start of the year but had a disappointing season at East Fremantle. Has talent but needs to work on his consistency to make it at AFL level. Consider by GWS as a potential 17 year old selection back in 2010.
    Range: 3rd – 4th round.
    #72 – Fremantle Dockers – Waylen Manson – Height: 195cm, Weight: 84kg, DOB: 24/04/93
    Position: Key forward
    Recruited from: Claremont (WA)
    Why: Bit of a mythical figure on draft day. Those few that have seen him play think he has enormous potential. Has a huge leap and his athleticism is very unique. The downside is that he will have the big risk of potential home sickness and will need to be given constant attention to ensure this isn’t an issue. Somebody will probably take the risk and the WA clubs have a better chance of keeping him in the AFL.
    Range: 2nd – 4th round
    #73 - Western Bulldogs – rookie upgrade –Luke Dahlhaus
    #74- North Melbourne – rookie upgrade – Cam Pederson
    #75- Essendon Bombers – rookie upgrade – Stewart Crameri
    #76- St. Kilda Saints – Jason Blake
    #77- Hawthorn Hawks – rookie upgrade – Luke Breust
    #78 – Geelong Cats – Lee Spurr – Height: 182cm, Weight: 80kg, DOB: 27/07/87
    Position: Utility.
    Recruited from: Central Districts (SA)
    Why: Spurr will have an impact if given the chance. Can play anywhere from half-back to half-forward has good speed, good skills, good workrate, pretty much the whole skill set to make it as a footballer. The Hawks were one of four clubs to show significant interest in trade week.
    Range: 3rd round – rookie.
    #79– GWS Giants – Brett O’Hanlon – Height: 189cm, Weight: 82kg, DOB: 17/07/93

    Position: Medium forward.
    Recruited from: Dandenong Stingrays (VIC)
    Why: I really like O’Hanlon, he gives great leads and has good hands but the worry is that he is a little one-dimensional for the AFL. Could potentially go as late as the rookie draft but I’m confident a club will take the risk on him because he could be a really useful forward.
    Range: 3rd – rookie
    #80- Gold Coast Suns – rookie upgrade - Alik Magin
    #81– Port Adelaide – Shaun Wyatt – Height: 180cm, Weight: 75kg, DOB: 01/11/93
    Position: Outside mid.
    Recruited from: Gippsland Power (VIC)
    Why: I haven’t seen him much in many other mocks but I think he has talent. Is a ball magnet and finished the TAC cup season with the most uncontested possessions in the comp. Needs to work on his disposal but is not terrible currently.
    Range: 4th round – rookie.
    #82– Adelaide Crows – rookie upgrade - Matthew Wright

    #83- Fremantle Dockers - rookie upgrade - Nick Lower
    #84- North Melbourne – rookie upgrade – Luke Delaney
    #85- Sydney Swans - rookie upgrade - Nathan Gordon
    #86– Geelong Cats – Jed Bews F/S – Height: 186cm, Weight: 78kg, DOB: 14/12/93

    Position: Defender
    Recruited from: Geelong Falcons (VIC)
    Why: Medium defender with very strong athletic capabilities. Had a good combine and although hasn’t done a huge amount this season, he does have good scope for improvement. Good defensively and has played with the Cats in the VFL this year.
    Range: Cats last pick in the draft.
    #87- GWS Giants – pass
    #88– Gold Coast Suns - Alex Sexton QLD zone selection – Height: 189cm, Weight: 75kg, DOB: 03/12/93
    Position: Mid.
    Recruited from: Redland (NEAFL)
    Why: Midfielder who can also play forward was selected by the Suns as a zone selection. Kevin Sheehan rates him very highly and could possibly have been a first round selection if open to the other clubs. Versatility is good and makes great decisions, he has significant room for improvement but will need to hit the weight before the 2012 season.
    Range: Suns 2nd pick.
    #89- Adelaide Crows – rookie upgrade – Aiden Riley
    #90- GWS Giants – pass
    #91- Gold Coast Suns – Jackson Allen QLD zone selection – Height: 179cm, Weight: 79kg, DOB: 04/03/93
    Position: Mid.
    Recruited from: Morningside (NEAFL)
    Why: The Suns have already secured Allen as a zone selection. Has great kicking skills and could be ready to play next season. Can play mid or half-back and the Suns rate him highly.
    Range: The Suns’ 3rd pick.
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    Re: pvcyclone's Mock Draft

    Haven't included Ahmed Saad, Tim Mohr, Luke Brown or Adam Kennedy because they are likely off to GWS as prelisted players.
    Will also expand the draft after trade week, and when it is clear how many picks clubs are to use.
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    Re: pvcyclone's Mock Draft

    Well done pvc, I liked North to go for one of McKenzie or Docherty both seem like good fits for us.
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    Re: pvcyclone's Mock Draft

    Good job PVC, informative as usual. From Geelong's perspective I would expect us to go with more defenders (especially KPD) this year given our drafting last year and the retirement of Milburn/Scarlett in the next 1-2 years.

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    Great work pvc! Agree with you there KM. Happy to see McKenzie or Docherty pull on the famous blue and white stripes next season.
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    Awesome stuff mate, wouldn't mind that Swans draft at all, though must say I like Axel's KP focus for us a bit more, but both the guys you named sound like Sydney picks.

    Still Mitchell is where it's at!
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    Yeah McKenzie great pick there for Kangas, I remember last season he kicked 8 goals from half forward as an underage player in the U18s. Kangaroos will be hoping he slides down to 18!

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    Re: pvcyclone's Mock Draft

    I would think Sam Kerridge could be a good fit for the Bombers also, given he played some games with them and Hirdy would be all over his knowledge with the coaches at the Don's. ( This has been mentioned by all you Bombers boy's). Though Mitch Grigg looks the goods also and if they can get one of them they should be happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat for life View Post
    Good job PVC, informative as usual. From Geelong's perspective I would expect us to go with more defenders (especially KPD) this year given our drafting last year and the retirement of Milburn/Scarlett in the next 1-2 years.
    yeah if you guys are going to take another pick i was going to give Nathan Blee who is a mature age KPD at 66 and then Bews at 84.

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    Solid work PV.

    If available I would hope we take Lockyer or Boseley. Lockyer, being from WA, could carry some flight risk so I would probably feel safer getting Boseley with pick 26. But my guess is we will target a KPD with our first pick. Perhaps a tough inside mid.
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    Loved the Brisbane picks.

    Covers all our needs nicely, top work!

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    Super work @pvcyclone , really enjoyed reading this
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    Love reading all your posts/threads mate. Getting me too excited about next year!

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    Re: pvcyclone's Mock Draft

    Awesome mate. Well done. Can't imagine how much time that would of taken. Great read.

    Hopefully clubs shuffling picks around late won't cause you too much re writing.
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    Re: pvcyclone's Mock Draft

    updated post trade week...
    relied largely upon this article to decide how many picks for each club.
    http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-new...018-1lyr3.html
    still a few decent players likely to go in the rookie draft.

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