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    2018 AFL Draft

    Some significant changes to the AFL Draft this year.

    Live pick trading will be introduced
    Draft will be held over two days, with Day 1 being the Top 10 picks.
    The second day will have the rest of the national draft, the preseason and rookie drafts.

    Draft this year will be held at Etihad Stadium, in part due to the ability for teams to use the private boxes to work out draft trading if needed.


    Some recent form guides on draftees:

    http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-08-0...m-guide-august

    http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/i...-forwards-rise


    Both of the above are overall rankings, not where they expect them to be drafted.

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    Re: 2018 AFL Draft

    A whole day to make 10 picks?

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    Re: 2018 AFL Draft

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    Re: 2018 AFL Draft

    Yeah, seems stupid to me, I'd want it to be at least the first round. Can only assume they want a 2-3hr type draft show for the first night and then come back during the day for the second part. Given that in the last few years the top 10 picks have been made about an hour before the draft itself starts, it's basically just a jumper presentation ceremony for the non-finalists.

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    Re: 2018 AFL Draft

    On the plus side, for the first time in our history, Adelaide will pick first on Draft Day.
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    Re: 2018 AFL Draft

    Article on AFL site is suggesting the whole first round on the opening night, rather than just top 10. Would be a better move if true.

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    Re: 2018 AFL Draft

    Copying the NFL structure without doing any of the buildup or hype that is needed and without the whole college football lead-in.

    Just a pointless waste of logistics to have to do it over 2 days.

    Live trading is good though.
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    Re: 2018 AFL Draft

    Would love it if the U18 carnival had more ways to watch it live and if the draft combine, or at least the skills/fitness part of it also had coverage. Could use the downtime between activities to do in depth profiles of some of the potential draftees (starting with most likely to be drafted). Would then also allow new draftees to have a higher profile, which might allow them to earn sponsorship deals in the first couple of years. The main negative of this system is that with higher profile usually comes higher pressure.

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