List overiew: Geelong

Geelong Cats 2013

0 Josh Caddy  
0 Brad Hartman  
0 Jackson Thurlow  
1 Mitch W. Brown  
2 Billie Smedts  
3 Jimmy Bartel 
4 Andrew Mackie 
5 Travis Varcoe 
6 Lincoln McCarthy 
7 Harry Taylor
8 Josh Hunt  
9 James Kelly  
10 Daniel Menzel  
11 Joel Corey  
12 Trent West  
13 Tom Lonergan  
14 Joel Selwood  
15 Jordan Schroder  
16 Dawson Simpson 
18 Josh Cowan  
19 Taylor Hunt  
20 Steve Johnson  
21 Jordan Murdoch  
22 Mitch Duncan  
24 Jed Bews  
26 Tom J. Hawkins  
27 Mathew Stokes 
28 Allen Christensen  
29 Cameron Guthrie  
31 James Podsiadly  
32 Steven Motlop    
33 George Horlin-Smith  
35 Paul Chapman  
36 Nathan Vardy 
37 Cam Eardley  
38 Jackson Sheringham  
39 Shane Kersten  
41 Jesse Stringer 
42 Josh Walker  
43 George Burbury 
44 Corey Enright 
45 Joel Hamling
47 Ryan Bathie 
48 Mark Blicavs  
Hamish McIntosh 
Jared Rivers


THE SKINNY: Changed its philosophy of the past decade and actively sought talent from rival clubs. This approach would generate a bountiful harvest, securing Josh Caddy (Gold Coast), Hamish McIntosh (North Melbourne) and Jared Rivers (Melbourne). The Cats hope Caddy will be a midfield general among their next generation of talent, McIntosh — provided he can remain fit — is a major boost in the ruck, while Rivers will help replace the retired Matthew Scarlett. Shannon Byrnes, who had little impact under Chris Scott, went to Melbourne while Orren Stephenson, the feel-good story of last year’s national draft, has been delisted.

VERDICT: Gave up three draft picks to get Caddy and McIntosh, but still had No.16 as its first-round selection. McIntosh is a gamble because of injury but Caddy and Rivers should deliver what the Cats hope. Remains in premiership calculations.

DRAFT PICKS: 16, 79, 97, 115, 133


16. JACKSON THURLOW (Launceston, 18, 190cm, 79kg)

Medium-sized defender who reads the ball well and loves cutting off opposition attacks. Effective running rebounder.

77. BRAD HARTMAN (Sturt, 18, 187cm, 87kg)

Key forward with a big vertical leap and plenty of agility, which could make him an eye-catching talent at Simonds Stadium.

92. JESSE STRINGER (Geelong, 21, 182cm, 73kg

Rookie elevated to senior list. The midfielder tasted senior football in 2012 but an alcohol-fuelled incident ended his season.


Did not take part in either draft.

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