Is Davies-Uniacke the Best of 2017 Draft?
A Dominant Start for the Young Player
Davies-Uniacke’s excellent performance in the Roos continued his impressive finish last year when he was ranked as the runner-up for the best and fairest. Despite being initially drafted as No.4 in the 2017 intake, the young player has become one of the high impact midfielders in the AFL.
Expert Opinion on Davies-Uniacke’s Potential
Gettable, AFL.com.au’s new draft, trade, and free agency show, features a re-ranking of the top 5 picks from the 2017 draft class. Hosts Cal Twomey and Riley Beveridge expressed their belief that Davies-Uniacke is leading the way among the highest-ranked players. Beveridge said that Davies-Uniacke “-deals with persistent groin injuries in the first two years of his career that really hampered him playing in a struggling side.”
Reminders of Davies-Uniacke’s Draft Year
Twomey cited one of his powerful performances at Victoria Park back in his draft year as an example of Davies-Uniacke’s current performance. In that game, he played a crucial role among key players like Hunter Clark and Aiden Bonar from the Dandenong Stingrays. Twomey commends Davies-Uniacke’s skill and passion for making an impact during the game.
An Overview of the 2017 Draft
The 2017 draft not only produced Davies-Uniacke but also other standout players. Cam Rayner went at No.1 to Brisbane, while Carlton selected Paddy Dow at No.3. The other key picks include Dylan Moore, Matt Guelfi, and rookies Liam Baker and Brody Mihocek. The second round was filled with impressive picks like Charlie Spargo, Bayley Fritsch, and Harrison Petty from Melbourne, All-Australian defender Sam Taylor from the Greater Western Sydney, and flag-winner Noah Balta from Richmond.
Check Out Gettable for More Insights
For a more in-depth discussion, tune in to Gettable, AFL.com.au’s new draft, trade, and free agency show, which features re-drafting of the 2017 crop. You can catch new episodes every Wednesday on AFL.com.au and the AFL Live Official App, or listen to them as a podcast on all streaming platforms.
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