essendon the great Matthew Lloyd has disclosed a potential loophole AFL recruiters may use in future mid-season drafts after the completion of its second iteration.
as I thought, North Melbourne With the first pick of the mid-season draft selecting big man Jacob Edwards, Rookman was picked by three more clubs in the next six selections.
According to Lloyd, the trend of choosing bigger men could be what we see in AFL clubs in the years to come.
“There are four rackmen in the top seven when you look at it, so I think recruiters haven’t gotten themselves into the top 20 of the national draft when they take years and years to develop,” he told the Nine. Told footy classified.
“You get them in the mid-season draft where you don’t pay a lot for them and you don’t leave much for them and you can develop them.”
The loopholes can also come from players who have the ability to negotiate long-term deals, as shown. hawthornJay Newcomb’s No. 2 pick.
The 20-year-old midfielder signed a four-year deal with the Hawks and was the only player to nominate additional financial terms when filing his application for the draft.
“Is it going to get to a stage where if you’re a smart young bloke, you’re going to say, ‘Wait, I’m going to hang out and come in the middle of the year in a desperate draft and really leave my cards. ‘?” Eddie McGuire asked.
Lloyd said, “It’s an interesting thing to do. He had Adelaide and Collingwood sniffing.”
“I know Hawthorne chose two, but no doubt someone must have put[a big price on him].”
Despite being the first overall selection, Edwards remains a long shot at playing AFL football this year, with the young gun concentrating on completing his VCE studies.
According to Lloyd, when he does get his debut, it is likely to be a forward, as opposed to Todd Goldstein’s understanding for the middle of the answer.
“I went and saw him play for the Sandringham Dragons and he dominated that game,” he said.
“He’s ahead and he’s got a big jump. Obviously he’s got some weight, but when he moves forward he’s got the attention of all the clubs this year.
“You’d think he would start his career as a forward and work his way up the ruck.”
Complete 2021 AFL Mid-Season Draft Pick
1. Jacob Edwards (North Melbourne)
2. Jay Newcomb (Hawthorn)
3. Ash Johnson (Collingwood)
4. Patrick Parnell (Adelaide)
5. Ned Moyle (Gold Coast)
6. Alex Mirkov (Carlton)
7. Max Heath (St. Kilda)
8. Jacob Peetling (GWS Giants)
9. Sam Durham (Esendon)
10. Matthew Parker (Richmond)
11. Will Collins (West Coast)
12. Lachlan McAndrew (Sydney)
13. Jade McEnty (Port Adelaide)
14. Cullin Lane (Brisbane Lions)
15. KE Declaration (Melbourne)
16. Charlie Ham (North Melbourne)
17. Jackson Callow (Hawthorn)
18. Aiden Begg (Collingwood)
19. Jordan Boyd (Carlton)
20. Cooper Sherman (St. Kilda)
21. Conor West (West Coast)
22. Daniel Turner (Melbourne)
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