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The player your club should take in the mid-season draft


Channel Seven VFL commentator and expert Campbell Brown believes Footscray’s Kyle Dunkley should be the player teams target in the mid-season draft.

Teams with an additional spot on their list will be allowed to make a selection from a pool of over 300 eligible players, with the draft taking place on May 27th.

Brown feels Dunkley, who was eligible as a father-son pick by Sydney last year, could be an AFL standard player for a decade.

“I know who I’d take, we saw him play last Sunday and it was Kyle Dunkley,” Brown told SEN’s Time On.

“He’s Josh Dunkley’s brother who was overlooked by Sydney last year, could have gone father-son, now they want him six months later, but he is open for the draft.

“He kicked three goals. He’s a footballer, there’s no doubt about that.

“There’s plenty of good talent floating around in all state league competitions, I think if you’re Carlton and you’re looking position specific, you might be looking for a small forward in Sam Lowson or something like that, but he would be a guy I’d go for.

“You could potentially have a really good footballer for the next decade.”

Brown broke down what to expect from Dunkley if he is picked up by a club.

“He plays half forward. He’s very similar to Josh (Dunkley) in a way, he’s a solid enough build, pretty smart footballer, knows his way around the forward line,” he said.

“He was courageous a couple of times, takes gutsy marks back with the flight. He was a real standout against a pretty good Box Hill side. They’ve got a lot of mature age guys. He held his own against those guys.”

Dunkley starred in Footscray’s draw with Box Hill, kicking three goals from 11 disposals.

His brother Josh has had an outstanding fortnight for the Bulldogs, gathering 71 disposals in two games.

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