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Carlton's draft haul: recruiter's verdict

The draft dissected: 2013's winners A wrap-up of the 2013 NAB AFL Draft
What the club says
"It's an exciting process but it is a relief for it to be finished. It's like studying for an exam with the build-up and the build-up and the build-up and then it is finally over but to get Patrick Cripps is a bonus for the club. We needed a big bodied midfielder who wins the ball. Cameron Giles can be a swingman and Nick Holman is a competitor. We tried to build midfield strength this year. We only rated five or six talls in the draft. Next year we think there will be a lot better group of talls coming through." Shane Rogers, national recruiting manager

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Pick 13 – Patrick Cripps
"Two years ago Pat broke his leg and his fitness levels weren't great this year but he still made All-Australian. We call him the extractor. He gets in and gets it out. He will be a bit of a slow burn early on because we need to get his fitness levels up." Shane Rogers

39 – Cameron Giles
"A 195-cm centre half-back, but he has only played there for one year so he has been mainly a forward. We think he can be swingman. Takes a punt and marks the ball so if you liken him to someone it would be a little bit like Brian Lake. He is a high possession winning defender who reads the game earlier than most players." Shane Rogers

51 – Nick Holman
"Had a great carnival with Vic Country. He's tough, he's aggressive and he is a competitor. He's a wingman who plays as a midfielder as well." Shane Rogers

89 – Edward Curnow (promoted rookie)

94 – Tom Bell (promoted rookie)


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