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Collingwood's draft haul: recruiter's verdict

Pick 6: Pies swoop on Scharenberg Talented South Aussie lobs at Collingwood
What the club says
"Pretty well-documented that Matt Scharenberg or James Aish were going to be there and there was really a feather between both of those players and we went for the taller utility type that can fill a need right away and Nathan Freeman comes into the system with extraordinary power inside and outside. We went in with an open mind that if there were players at the back end of the draft that we had a shine for we would take them." Derek Hine, national recruiting manager

Click here to view the Magpies' draft haul and watch highlights of every player on the 2013 draft tracker

Pick 6 – Matthew Scharenberg
"We went for the taller utility type who could have an impact straight away. We have no issue with his feet. He may or may not have a late start, but if he turns out like the last player with injury concerns, Joel Selwood, we'll be happy." Derek Hine

10 – Nathan Freeman
"Coming into the system he has shown extraordinary power inside and outside and he helps with our succession plans. He has really strong leadership attributes and is his own man." Derek Hine

65 – Tom Langdon
"He is a utility type player who plays forward and back. He's played very well at VFL level as a 19-year-old." Derek Hine

77 – Jonathon Marsh
"He is a 194-cm forward from Margaret River who played for East Fremantle for one year. He has a lot of work to do but he has extraordinary speed, has really good size and really good power in his game." Derek Hine

87 – Sam Dwyer (promoted rookie)

92 – Adam Oxley (promoted rookie)


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