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1. Marlion Pickett (Loaded)
The mature-age feeling concluded 3rd in the Norm Smith Medal voting last year right after tallying 22 disposals, eight contested possessions, 1 objective and 96 SuperCoach details on debut in the grand final.
A 7 days previously, Pickett gained the Norm Goss Medal as the greatest participant on-the-floor in the VFL grand final right after twenty disposals and 123 details.
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: The male was nearly the greatest participant on the floor in the biggest game last year. And he’s offered at rookie-value. What additional do you require?
2. Matt Rowell (GC)
Thought Sam Walsh had a great SuperCoach time in his to start with year? The output of this child might be even better.
Like Walsh, Rowell has savored a around-perfect junior career, dominating at all concentrations.
The robust-bodied, nicely-balanced midfielder averaged 32 disposals, seventeen contested possessions and 171 SuperCoach details in the NAB League last time and 133 details for Vic Metro at the below-18 national carnival.
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: Justifying the hype at Gold Coast instruction so far and only sits at the rear of Pickett provided the commencing value. But you ought to be finding them both equally.
3. Ned McHenry (Adel)
In his draft year, McHenry applied 5 additional tackles than any other participant at the 2018 below-18 championships and 115 SuperCoach details for every game in the TAC Cup.
The operating machine’s remarkable form continued in the SANFL last year, with McHenry averaging 21 disposals, 6 marks and 5 tackles for every game in his to start with 5 games for the Crows’ reserves.
Then, in his next game right after returning from a prolonged-phrase back injuries, McHenry concluded with seventeen disposals, four objectives and 123 details in the semi-final.
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: It is challenging to see a new-seem Crows aspect with out him in it. A lock for your bench.
4. Jackson Mead (Port)
At 184cm and 83kg – and with fantastic flexibility in his game – the father-son prospect is a robust opportunity to see early action at the Electricity in 2020.
A smart and skilful midfielder, who wins the ball at the contest and absent from it, Mead averaged 21 disposals and 106 SuperCoach details for South Australia and twenty disposals, eight marks and one zero one details for the Eagles at reserves degree in the SANFL.
But Mead is also robust overhead and it is his capability as a forward which is likely to see him in the Round 1 dialogue.
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: An opening-spherical debut looms for the robust-bodied Mead, who’s impressed at Alberton in excess of summer season and might be deserving of an on-industry place.
five. Dylan Stephens (Syd)
Regardless of his slight frame, the challenging-operating still left-footer showed he can mix it with the large bodies, averaging 18 disposals and eighty two SuperCoach details at senior degree in the SANFL last year.
And, while he only performed two matches, Stephens averaged 172 at reserves degree.
The 18-year-previous did his greatest perform at junior degree on the outside but he’s demonstrated he’s thoroughly clean and innovative on the inside of.
And his stamina is turning heads at the Swans currently.
“We’ve obtained some fit players (but) he just took off and they could not get around him. It was an remarkable effectiveness,” Isaac Heeney explained of his new teammate’s latest time trial acquire.
“He has a quite large weapon of a still left foot too, which is very enjoyable. With any luck , he can leap straight in and do some destruction for us.”
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: A favorite of mine in the SANFL, who could score nicely from the outset. Doing all the ideal matters to be there in Round 1.
six. Jye Caldwell (GWS)
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The stylish midfielder battled injuries in his to start with time at the Giants, just as he did in the final two yrs of his junior career.
But, right after remarkable form in the NEAFL mid-year, Caldwell earnt a late get in touch with-up to the senior aspect in Round 21.
And it was an remarkable debut, too, with the 19-year-previous ending with thirteen disposals, 6 contested possession, 6 tackles, 5 marks and 73 details.
Caldwell performed the next 7 days in advance of staying despatched back to the NEAFL to tally a blended forty four disposals and 23 tackles in the final two games.
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: He’ll be additional ready than most of the to start with-year draftees.
7. Deven Robertson (Bris)
SuperCoaches – and Brisbane – will be delighted the WA below-18 captain slid to No. 22 on draft evening.
Instead of staying priced at $150k or additional as a best-ten collection, Robertson, who broke Sam Walsh’s disposal file at the national carnival, is at the base-conclude of rookie-pricing. And the difficult midfielder, who averaged 128 SuperCoach details for WA and 153 at WAFL Colts degree, is ready.
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: A robust Lions midfield will be the only issue acquiring in his way – and it is the only issue preserving him this far down the list. At this phase of the pre-time, in any case.
eight. Mitch Hibberd (Ess)
The 23-year-previous failed to make it participating in predominantly as a defender for North Melbourne but right after staying delisted at the conclude of last year, Hibberd turned himself into tall, large-bodied operating midfielder in the VFL in 2019.
Playing for Williamstown, the 191cm Tasmanian averaged 24 disposals, 7 tackles and 128 SuperCoach details for every game to be named on a wing in the VFL’s team of the year.
And he fills a require at the Bombers.
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: The latest knee surgery has affected his Round 1 possibilities but it has not ruined them. A best-5 certainty right here, if not.
9. Luke Valente (Freo)
The 187cm, 81kg Valente is good by foot – on both equally sides of his human body – and averaged 22 disposals and 118 SuperCoach details for every game as South Australia’s below-18 captain in 2018.
Personal injury restricted the 19-year-previous, who averaged 159 details at SANFL below-18 degree in his draft year, to just 7 WAFL league games last year but if his human body stay appears, Valente could get his to start with style of senior action in 2020.
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: Expect the smart ball-winner to get is possibility if he receives it. Check out carefully in excess of the Marsh Group Collection.
ten. Jack Bytel (StK)
Again surgery wiped out the 189cm midfielder’s debut time but he’s fit and seems to be ready to make his mark at the Saints this year.
The No. 41 decide on from the 2018 draft is a robust tackler, who can acquire the ball at the contest and absent from it – a few vital contributors to SuperCoach scoring.
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: He’ll be on my bench if he’s picked.
11. Riley Collier-Dawkins (Loaded)
Richmond’s best decide on from the 2018 draft – No. twenty general – failed to split into the senior aspect last year but he impressed in twenty VFL matches. None additional so than the grand final.
The 190cm midfielder, who offers fantastic speed absent from the contested, was on of Richmond’s greatest, ending with fifteen disposals, nine contested possessions, 6 tackles and two objectives in the acquire in excess of Williamstown.
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: The 19-year-previous has been turning heads at Tigers instruction in excess of summer season and has a game which suited to SuperCoach.
12. Caleb Serong (Freo)
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Serong, who has drawn comparison to Port Adelaide’s Robbie Grey, rated fourth for clearances and fifth for contested possessions in the NAB League, in which he averaged 129 details for every game.
He’ll be a popular SuperCoach title in the long run, but can he split into the Fremantle midfield during his debut time?
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: The other query is does he get started his career in a forward pocket? A wait-and-see hard cash cow prospect.
thirteen. Tom Green (GWS)
Following averaging sixteen.2 contested possessions for every game at the 2019 below-18 national carnival – the most ever-recorded by Champion Details – and 111 details, Green is a SuperCoach star in the building.
But when the 18-year-previous, who could develop into a Patrick Cripps-like midfielder, breaks into the Giants line-up continues to be to be seen.
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: Specified his scoring electricity, you will want to get started Green if he can drive his way in to the Giants aspect. But it seems a large ‘if’ at this stage.
14. Noah Anderson (GC)
With Rowell a lock, can SuperCoaches truly afford to decide on the two most-high-priced draftees?
It is not commonly component of the program but Anderson might influence us if not in excess of the pre-time.
The 188cm midfielder averaged 25 disposals and two objectives in the NAB League this year, joining Tiger Jack Higgins, Brisbane’s Hugh McCluggage and Bomber Devon Smith as the only players to obtain this feat in the junior opposition.
It is no shock, Anderson concluded with a 143-stage SuperCoach regular.
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: A star-in-the-building, no doubt, but he’s not likely to get the midfield minutes of greatest-mate Rowell at the Suns in his to start with year.
fifteen. Finn Maginness (Haw)
The father-son recruit knocked off Isaac Smith in last month’s 2km time trial, ending the 31-year-old’s 5-year reign as the Hawks’ greatest runner.
But he’s not just an stamina athlete, Maginness, who averaged 21 disposals, 5 tackles and 113 details in the NAB League last year, has the human body to stage straight into senior footy in 2020.
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: Superior on the Marsh Collection watchlist right after an remarkable to start with pre-time. Could increase in this list in excess of the up coming thirty day period.
sixteen. Cooper Stephens (Geel)
The robust-bodied midfielder spent the next-fifty percent of 2018 working his way back to complete conditioning right after breaking his leg in April. And the 18-year-previous was in fantastic condition when he arrived at pre-time instruction, putting him in the frame for an possibility in the Marsh Group Collection.
Stephens, a 188cm inside of midfielder, averaged a hundred SuperCoach details for every game in the NAB League in 2018 and will be ready to stage up if there’s an opening at Geelong.
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: Significant scoring possible but it is a difficult midfield to split into, especially when you haven’t performed a aggressive game because April last year.
seventeen. Harry Schoenberg (Adel)
It might be a similar story for Schoenberg at the Crows.
But, provided a require for a refresh in the middle, the Croweater, who averaged 27 disposals, 5 marks, 5 tackles and 122 SuperCoach details at the national carnival, will be all-around the mark early.
His fingers are brilliant at the contest and Schoenberg, who averaged 128 details at SANFL below-18 degree, also wins a lot of soccer on the unfold.
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: Expect Schoenberg to pop up during the year – ideally all-around downgrade time.
18. Brayden Sier (Coll)
In the to start with eight games of his career — in his 3rd year on the list — Sier averaged 19 disposals, an elite 11 contested possessions, four clearances, 5 tackles, four inside of 50s and 80 SuperCoach details for every game.
The 191cm midfielder turned the fourth participant on file to tally additional than a hundred contested and uncontested possessions in his to start with ten games.
But 2019 was a distinct story. Sier spent the to start with component of year in the VFL, in advance of ending with 103 SuperCoach details in his to start with senior visual appearance in Round 12. He then hurt his calf and performed social basketball while wounded. It was a year to ignore.
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: With uncertainty nonetheless bordering Dayne Beams, there might be a place for Sier – who just scraps in to the rookie-value bracket – in 2020. But he would require to show his scoring justifies the extra cost.
19. Chad Warner (Syd)
The midfielder with a substantial hunger for the contest, who averaged a substantial 156 SuperCoach details for every game at WAFL Colts degree in 2019, might get a opportunity to push his situation in excess of summer season.
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: Warner might shock – preserve him on the watchlist for later in the year.
twenty. Jay Rantall (Coll)
Following an remarkable junior basketball career, Rantall is, relatively, new to footy but he’s squandered very little time building his mark at Collingwood, winning both equally of the club’s 2km time trials in excess of the pre-time.
And, right after averaging 122 details at NAB League degree last year, he might make his mark on this game before long, too.
THE PHANTOM’S VERDICT: Specified the strength of the Collingwood aspect and Rantall’s ongoing growth, a debut nonetheless appears to be some way off. But he ought to score nicely when it does arrive.