2012 AFL Draft Round Up

2012 AFL Draft Round Up


The AFL Draft provides optimism to the most pessimistic of supporters. The draft is the one true equaliser in the AFL that provides cellar dweller clubs with the chance to recruit and access the best talent in the country and rebuild towards that elusive Premiership.

While success on field is expected by all supporters, ultimately the decisions made on draft night will determine the future prosperity of your club and by proxy the coach.

Success at the draft table can build the foundations of your premiership team, while failure can set your club back a generation.

The Geelong Cats are an example of how recruiting on draft day can impact on the future prosperities of a football club. in 1999 they selected a young West Australian Joel Corey at pick 8, Paul Chapman at pick 31, Cameron Ling at Pick 38 and Corey Enright at Pick 47. four future multiple All-Australian and premiership players who would be the catalyst to their future success. Geelong also drafted the servicable David Spriggs (Pick 15) who they acquired through a trade with North Melbourne bringing in another All Australian Cameron Mooney for club captain Leigh Colbert. The Cats also selected Ezra Bray (Pick 17) which highlights that high picks are not always successful.

Geelong backed up 99′ draft with the 01′ draft setting the foundations for their future premiership success. Brownlow Medalist Jimmy Bartel a local lad from the Geelong Falcons was taken first at Pick 8. The mercurial Steve Johnson was taken with Pick 24, Gary Ablett another Brownlow Medalist and arguably one of the greatest players of our generation was taken as a Father Son selection was taken at Pick 40.

Other teams have also had great success. The Hawks drafting two key forwards that would propel them to premiership success in 2008 in Jarryd Roughead and Lance Franklin with Picks 2 and 5 respectively. The Magpies would follow suit the following year in 2005 selecting Dale Thomas and Scott Pendlebury at pick 2 and 5 respectively setting up their 2010 premiership midfield.

2012 AFL Draft will provide hope for clubs to emulate those success stories. Will Lachie Whitfield, Jonathan O’Rourke and Lachie Plowman round out an impressive GWS list and lead them to premiership success in 4-5 years time. Or will we remember this draft as the year Melbourne plugged the hole in a sinking ship, getting two draft steals with South Australian Jimmy Toumpas at Pick 4 and Father/Son selection Jack Viney at Pick 26, along with their trade for Western Australian key position player Jesse Hogan and tall forward Chris Dawes.

Time will tell.

ROUND 1

1 GWS: LACHIE WHITFIELD, 18, Dandenong Stingrays (Vic), midfielder, 184cm, 77kg

2. GWS: JONATHAN O’ROURKE, 18, Calder Cannons (Vic), midfielder, 183cm, 73kg

3. GWS: LACHIE PLOWMAN, 18, Calder Cannons (Vic), defender, 192cm, 84kg

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4. MELBOURNE: JIMMY TOUMPAS, 18, Woodville-West Torrens (SA), midfielder, 182cm, 78kg

5. WESTERN BULLDOGS: JAKE STRINGER, 18, Bendigo Pioneers (Vic), forward, 190cm, 93kg

6. WESTERN BULLDOGS: JACKSON MACRAE, 18, Oakleigh Chargers (Vic), midfielder, 188cm, 78kg

7. PORT ADELAIDE: OLIVER WINES, 18, Bendigo Pioneers (Vic), midfielder, 188cm, 90kg

8. BRISBANE LIONS: SAM MAYES, 18, North Adelaide (SA), forward, 187cm, 78kg

9. RICHMOND: NICK VLASTUIN, 18, Northern Knights (Vic), midfielder/defender, 186cm, 85kg

10. ESSENDON: JOE DANIHER, 18, Calder Cannons (Vic), forward/ruckman, 201cm, 89kg (father-son selection)

11. CARLTON: TROY MENZEL, 18, Central District (SA), forward/midfielder, 186cm, 77kg

12. GWS: KRISTIAN JAKSCH, 18, Oakleigh Chargers (Vic), forward/defender, 194cm, 83kg

13. GOLD COAST: JESSE LONERGAN, 18, Launceston (Tas), midfielder, 182cm, 90kg

14. GWS: AIDAN CORR, 18, Northern Knights (Vic), defender, 194cm, 86kg

15. NORTH MELBOURNE: TAYLOR GARNER, 18, Dandenong Stingrays (Vic), forward, 187cm, 77kg

16. GEELONG: JACKSON THURLOW, 18, Launceston (Tas), defender, 189cm, 79kg

17. FREMANTLE: JOSH SIMPSON, 18, East Fremantle (WA), midfielder/forward, 184cm, 73kg

18. COLLINGWOOD: BRODIE GRUNDY, 18, Sturt (SA), ruckman, 202cm, 100kg

19. COLLINGWOOD: BEN KENNEDY, 18, Glenelg (SA), forward/midfielder, 174cm, 74kg

20. COLLINGWOOD: TIM BROOMHEAD, 18, Port Adelaide (SA), midfielder, 182cm, 75kg

21. WESTERN BULLDOGS: NATHAN HROVAT, 18, Northern Knights (Vic), midfielder, 175cm, 79kg

22. SYDNEY SWANS: DEAN TOWERS, 22, North Ballarat Roosters (Vic), midfielder, 189cm, 83kg

23. BRISBANE LIONS: MARCO PAPARONE, 18, East Fremantle (WA), forward, 194cm, 84kg


ROUND 2

24. ST KILDA: NATHAN WRIGHT, 18, Dandenong Stingrays (Vic), defender, 184cm, 78kg

25. ST KILDA: SPENCER WHITE, 18, Western Jets (Vic), forward, 195cm, 84kg

26. MELBOURNE: JACK VINEY, 18, Casey Scorpions (Vic), midfielder, 178cm, 80kg, (father-son selection)

27. GWS: JAMES STEWART, 18, Sandringham Dragons (Vic), forward/defender, 198cm, 80kg

28. HAWTHORN: TIM O’BRIEN, 18, Glenelg (SA), forward, 193cm, 80kg

29. PORT ADELAIDE: TOM CLUREY, 18, Murray Bushrangers (Vic), defender, 192cm, 83kg

30. PORT ADELAIDE: MASON SHAW, 18, South Fremantle (WA), forward/ruck, 198cm, 86kg

31. RICHMOND: KAMDYN MCINTOSH, 18, Peel Thunder (WA), defender, 192cm, 85kg

32. BRISBANE LIONS: MICHAEL CLOSE, 18, North Ballarat Rebels (Vic), forward, 196cm, 84kg

33. RICHMOND: LIAM MCBEAN, 18, Calder Cannons (Vic), ruckman/defender, 203cm, 86kg

34. ESSENDON: JASON ASHBY, 18, Oakleigh Chargers, Vic, defender, 186cm, 76kg

35. CARLTON: TOM TEMAY, 18, Sandringham Dragons (Vic), defender/midfielder, 179cm, 74kg

36. FREMANTLE: TANNER SMITH, 18, North Ballarat Rebels (Vic), defender, 195cm, 87kg

37. NORTH MELBOURNE: BEN JACOBS, 20, Port Adelaide (SA), defender, 185cm, 82kg

38. COLLINGWOOD: JACKSON RAMSAY, 17, East Perth (WA), defender, 183cm, 77kg

39. FREMANTLE: MAX DUFFY, 19, East Fremantle (WA), forward, 184cm, 76kg

40. ST KILDA: BRODIE MURDOCH, 18, Glenelg (SA), forward, 187cm, 86kg

41. NORTH MELBOURNE: MASON WOOD, 19, Geelong Falcons (Vic), forward, 192cm, 79kg

42. RICHMOND: MATTHEW McDONOUGH, 18, Woodville-West Torrens (SA), forward, 179cm, 83kg

43. ST KILDA: JOSH SAUNDERS, 18, Geelong Falcons (Vic), midfielder, 183cm, 88kg

44. SYDNEY SWANS: HARRISON MARSH, 18, East Fremantle (WA), defender, 189cm, 81kg
ROUND 3

45. WEST COAST: BRANT COLLEDGE, 18, Perth (WA), forward, 192cm, 89kg

46. SYDNEY SWANS: TIM MEMBREY, 18, Gippsland Power (Vic), forward, 189cm, 88kg

47. NORTH MELBOURNE: MITCH WILKINS, 18, Norwood (SA), defender, 185cm, 70kg

48. MELBOURNE: DEAN KENT, 18, Perth (WA), midfielder, 179cm, 85kg

49. WESTERN BULLDOGS: LACHIE HUNTER, 17, Western Jets (Vic), midfielder/forward, 181cm, 78kg, (father-son selection)

50. WESTERN BULLDOGS: JOSH PRUDDEN, 18, Murray Bushrangers (Vic), midfielder, 182cm, 76kg

51. ESSENDON: DYLAN VAN UNEN, 22, Frankston (Vic), defender, 189cm, 88kg

52. MELBOURNE: MATT JONES, 25, Box Hill Hawks (Vic), midfielder, 188cm, 81kg

53. ESSENDON: MARTIN GLEESON, 18, North Ballarat Rebels (Vic), defender, 186cm, 70kg

54. CARLTON: NICK GRAHAM, 18, Gippsland Power (Vic), midfielder, 183cm, 79kg

55. GOLD COAST: TIM SUMNER, 18, Woodville-West Torrens (SA), forward, 187cm, 83cm

56. NORTH MELBOURNE: DANIEL CURRIE, 23, North Adelaide (SA)/Sydney Swans, ruckman, 200cm, 93kg

57. GOLD COAST: KYLE HORSLEY, 25, Gold Coast Suns, midfielder, 182cm, 88kg (rookie elevation)

58. GOLD COAST: CLAY CAMERON, 18, Mt Gravatt (Qld), defender, 191cm, 83kg

59. WEST COAST: ADAM CARTER, 18, South Fremantle (WA), midfielder/defender, 179cm, 71kg

60. WEST COAST: MARK HUTCHINGS, 21, St Kilda, midfielder, 180cm, 82kg

61. NORTH MELBOURNE: TAYLOR HINE, Gold Coast Suns (Qld), midfielder, 182cm, 78kg

62. ADELAIDE: SAM SIGGINS, 19, Lauderdale (Tas), defender, 194cm, 82kg

63. GWS: Pass

64. SYDNEY: MATTHEW DICK, 18, Calder Cannons (Vic), defender, 188cm, 86kg

65. SYDNEY: pass


ROUND 4

66. HAWTHORN: KAIDEN BRAND, 18, West Adelaide (SA), forward, 198cm, 84kg

67. GWS: pass

68. MELBOURNE: DEAN TERLICH, 22, Norwood (SA), forward/defender, 186cm, 85kg

69. CARLTON: pass

70. HAWTHORN: MICHAEL OSBORNE, 30, Hawthorn, forward, 178cm, 81kg

71. MELBOURNE: DANIEL NICHOLSON, 22, Melbourne, defender, 183cm, 78kg (rookie elevation)

72. MELBOURNE: MICHAEL EVANS, 20, Melbourne, midfielder, 180cm, 75kg (rookie elevation)

73. ESSENDON: NICHOLAS KOMMER, 22, East Perth (WA), midfield/forward, 184cm, 78kg

74. CARLTON: pass

75. ST KILDA: LEWIS PIERCE, 18, Dandenong Stingrays (Vic), ruckman, 202cm, 88kg

76. NORTH MELBOURNE: SAM GIBSON, 26, North Melbourne, midfielder, 185cm, 83kg (rookie elevation)

77. GEELONG: BRAD HARTMAN, 17, Sturt (SA), forward, 187cm, 87kg

78. FREMANTLE: CLANCEE PEARCE, 22, Fremantle, midfielder, 184cm, 93kg (rookie elevation)

79. WEST COAST: BRAD DICK, 24, West Coast, forward, 181cm, 81kg (rookie elevation)

80. COLLINGWOOD: pass

81. ADELAIDE: RORY ATKINS, 18, Calder Cannons (Vic), forward, 185cm, 81kg

82. PORT ADELAIDE: pass


ROUND 5

83. GWS: SAM FROST, 19, GWS, defender, 194cm, 92kg (rookie elevation)

84. WESTERN BULLDOGS: pass

85. PORT ADELAIDE: TOM JONAS, 21, Port Adelaide, defender, 188cm, 84kg (rookie elevation)

86. BRISBANE LIONS: JACK CRISP, 19, Brisbane Lions, midfielder, 190cm, 83kg (rookie elevation)

87. RICHMOND: pass

88. ESSENDON: SEAN GREGORY, 18, Calder Cannons (Vic), defender, 195cm, 76kg

89. CARLTON: LEVI CASBOULT, 22, Carlton, ruckman, 198cm, 99kg (rookie elevation)

90. ST KILDA: SAM DUNELL, 22, St Kilda, midfielder, 190cm, 81kg (rookie elevation)

91. NORTH MELBOURNE: AARON MULLETT, 20, North Melbourne, defender, 184cm, 73kg (rookie elevation)

92. GEELONG: JESSE STRINGER, 21, Geelong, midfielder, 182cm, 73kg (rookie elevation)

93. FREMANTLE: LEIGH SPURR, 25, Fremantle, midfielder, 183cm, 82kg (rookie elevation)

94. COLLINGWOOD: MARLEY WILLIAMS, 19, Collingwood, forward, 181cm, 81kg (rookie elevation)

95. ADELAIDE: IAN CALLINAN, 29, Adelaide, forward, 172cm, 74kg (rookie elevation)

96. SYDNEY: pass


ROUND 6

97. GWS: ANDREW PHILLIPS, 21, GWS, ruckman, 202cm, 93kg (rookie elevation)

98. WESTERN BULLDOGS: TOM CAMPBELL, 21, Western Bulldogs, ruckman, 201cm, 98kg (rookie elevation)

99. BRISBANE LIONS: NIALL MCKEEVER, 23, Brisbane Lions, defender, 196cm, 95kg (rookie elevation)

100. RICHMOND: pass

101. ESSENDON: pass

102. CARLTON: ZACH TUOHY, 22, Carlton, defender, 187cm, 91kg (rookie elevation)

103. NORTH MELBOURNE: MAJAK DAW, 21, North Melbourne, ruckman, 195cm, 94kg (rookie elevation)

104. SYDNEY: pass


ROUND 7

105. WESTERN BULLDOGS: JASON JOHANNISEN, 20, Western Bulldogs, midfielder, 176cm, 68kg (rookie elevation)

106. ESSENDON: MARK BAGULEY, 25, Essendon, defender, 180cm, 83kg (rookie elevation)

107. SYDNEY: HARRY CUNNINGHAM, 18, Sydney Swans, midfielder 181cm, 71kg (rookie elevation)

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