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2020 AFL Draft

tigerman

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This young lad sounds alright, I'm excited.

#21 Nicholas Couroupis

Couroupis was one of the Bloods’ best midfielders with 19 disposals, seven clearances and four tackles in this match. He collected plenty of contested possessions at stoppages and used his explosiveness to break away from the contests. His lateral vision is outstanding for a young player, as he found targets that many would not see and used lengthy handballs to clear congestion and give his teammates space to work into.

 
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blx

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https://afl.draftcentral.com.au/player/joshua-green/

JOSH GREEN

Height192cm
Weight87kg
POSITION:
Utility


DRAFT ANALYSIS: “Green is a mobile utility who thrives aerially, helping him shape as the leading GWS Academy prospect this year.” – Michael Alvaro
Following in the footsteps of his brother, Tom, Josh Green looms as the top talent coming out of the GWS Giants Academy in 2020. While he cuts a similar figure to his elder sibling, the Canberran is a genuine utility at 192cm, able to play roles in key position posts at either end and even run through midfield. Green turned out for the Giants Academy four times last year, while also representing the NSW/ACT Under 17 Futures side against Vic Country. As a top-ager, he improved his standing with two excellent performances for the Giants in the Academy Series, arguably claiming best afield honours for his side in both outings. Having played in the 2019 Under 17 Futures All-Star showcase, Green also earned a National Combine invite to cap off his year.
STRENGTHS:
  • Versatility
  • Overhead marking
  • Clean hands
  • Vertical leap
  • Endurance
IMPROVEMENTS:
  • Midfield craft
  • Ground level impact
Versatility is one of the top traits a draft prospect can have and as a genuine utility, Green ticks that box. He is a strong figure at 192cm/87kg, allowing him to adapt to the rigours of key position play and take on opponents who may measure up taller than him. Green’s aerial ability is largely made up of his marking prowess, with a decent vertical leap (71cm running at preseason testing), judgement of the ball in flight, and clean hands combining to make up that part of his game.
At centre half-back, Green uses those traits to cut across and intercept, while up forward he more often marks on the lead or in contested situations. His sometimes overlooked running capacity also aids such a style, with high-level endurance (21.6 yo-yo test score in preseason) and decent speed off the mark (3.075 seconds 20m sprint) allowing him to attend multiple contests. As much was evident in his first Academy Series outing, where he dominated the second half with a series of strong marks in soggy conditions.
That same running ability is something which has Green pegged as a potential big-bodied midfielder, somewhat in the mould of his older brother. His clean hands and overall mobility shape as terrific attributes which can transfer to midfield play, though Green’s craft in that position is something he can still improve on. Looking at his NAB League numbers from 2019, they are quite indicative of a key position player with averages of 10 disposals and 3.3 marks, but Green is the type of tall who can find a good amount of ball between the arcs.
Should he continue to really give the midfield a crack in future, Green can work on becoming a touch more agile and explosive from the contest. His speed does not rate too badly in testing, though he can take a little time to get going and break free from congestion. He is a mobile type across the ground, but in a similar vein, Green can improve his ground level work to cleanly extract and move the ball on at stoppages. But with a good amount of strings to his bow and a promising base to work off, Green could be a player to show a steep rate of development should he reach the elite level.
DRAFT PROJECTION: Late-Rookie
Green may have attracted some interest from AFL clubs outside of the Giants with his performances this year, especially in the Academy Series against the best of his NSW/ACT peers. He looms as a much more prospective talent when compared to his brother Tom, so could prove more of a value pick later in the draft for GWS. At season’s end, the Giants held four picks past 40, meaning they could cover any bid for Green in the National Draft, select him late, or allow him to slide into the Rookie Draft. Either way, the most straightforward conclusion is that he will remain in GWS colours come 2021, should he be granted an AFL opportunity.
 
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turk-d-tiger

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Nicholas Couroupis - Cant see much on him

looks like the player we have been hiding for 3 years
 
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toothless

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Reading Green's profile it seems like if he is taken by us he will be tried as a third tall defender?
 

caesar

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So what's the go with the guys training with us, if we like one of them do we get them under the SPP or is there still another pre-season draft where we are last in the queue?
 
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Jonesracing82

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So what's the go with the guys training with us, if we like one of them do we get them under the SPP or is there still another pre-season draft where we are last in the queue?
SPP it is, we have 2 spots, tho with Soldo possibly going to the inactive list "formerly LTI list" it could open up a 3rd if they all "train the house down"
 
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turk-d-tiger

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Reading Green's profile it seems like if he is taken by us he will be tried as a third tall defender?
Whilst his profile bio reads like he will be a kpp with his height and weight combined with his birthdate and possibility to add another 2-3 cm to his height he could be 194 in 2 years time. But most of what i have read is that there is significant midfield ability could become a big mid
Whilst he has a reasonable amount of pace it also looks like he is a bit like Jack Graham where he is not so fast in the first 5-6mtrs but powers on after that.

Great Rookie prospect and you never know he may just be the bait that catches the bigger fish whilst being good himself
Im glad the club is looking outside the box with some of these picks/players
 
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ejort

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He has strong tiger bloodlines too. His dad is General Lee’s cousin.

This young lad sounds alright, I'm excited.

#21 Nicholas Couroupis

Couroupis was one of the Bloods’ best midfielders with 19 disposals, seven clearances and four tackles in this match. He collected plenty of contested possessions at stoppages and used his explosiveness to break away from the contests. His lateral vision is outstanding for a young player, as he found targets that many would not see and used lengthy handballs to clear congestion and give his teammates space to work into.

 
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tigerman

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He has strong tiger bloodlines too. His dad is General Lee’s cousin.
Just found another snippet on him, he has a crack.


SCOUTING NOTES

West Adelaide:
#4 Nicholas Couroupis

The hard-nosed inside midfielder was part of a young trio of Bloods to feature at the centre bounces, but he also did some nice work away from the coalface. In his fifth-consecutive Reserves outing since entering the grade, Couroupis was able to showcase his admirable defensive work-rate and ability to impact aerially, using his courage and vertical leap to reel in a couple of nice marks. He provided a safe outlet in the back half when a hold in possession was required, but also attacked the ball hard in open play and came out better for it. This was most evident in the final term, as Couroupis straight-lined the ball between three opponents, burst free, and delivered a goal assist to Tyler Harris, who was free inside 50.

 
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mrposhman

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This young lad sounds alright, I'm excited.

#21 Nicholas Couroupis

Couroupis was one of the Bloods’ best midfielders with 19 disposals, seven clearances and four tackles in this match. He collected plenty of contested possessions at stoppages and used his explosiveness to break away from the contests. His lateral vision is outstanding for a young player, as he found targets that many would not see and used lengthy handballs to clear congestion and give his teammates space to work into.


Sounds very much like out type of midfielder. Explosive away from contests, lengthy handballs to clear congestion.
 
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FistFullOfDollars

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Nicholas Couroupis

Can't find much on him stats etc height did he play for SA under 18 to.

185cm 85kg 26/12/01

Missed most of his draft year and the year prior with stress fractures in his back. He's 19 now and this year is the first time in a long time he's been able to play consistent games.
 
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turk-d-tiger

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Just found another snippet on him, he has a crack.


SCOUTING NOTES

West Adelaide:
#4 Nicholas Couroupis

attacked the ball hard in open play and came out better for it. This was most evident in the final term, as Couroupis straight-lined the ball between three opponents, burst free.


Ohh i like that part

But reading that article and looking to see he was not in the best players for the blood's was disappointing
 
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Redford

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Will be interested to see how Ugle Hagan goes. Wasn’t entirely sold on him being number 1. Lot of talent but looked a bit of a one trick pony to me at times as a junior. It’s not as easy at AFL level being such a predominantly lead up forward.

He’ll probably be ok (kicked 5 in a practice game 4 weeks ago) but hearing his 2 real time VFL games have been a bit disappointing.

Will be an interesting watch.
 
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mrposhman

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Will be interested to see how Ugle Hagan goes. Wasn’t entirely sold on him being number 1. Lot of talent but looked a bit of a one trick pony to me at times as a junior. It’s not as easy at AFL level being such a predominantly lead up forward.

He’ll probably be ok (kicked 5 in a practice game 4 weeks ago) but hearing his 2 real time VFL games have been a bit disappointing.

Will be an interesting watch.

If Josh "the hitman" Bruce keeps you out of the team, you can't be that good.