AFL Talent Ambassador Kevin Sheehan today named his Top 40 prospects ahead of this month's 2019 AFL Draft
192cm 106kg 14/01/2001
Tall defender who captained his state showing composure and on-field leadership in big moments. Strong overhead and a fine contested ball winner, he reads the play exceptionally well and is a prodigious kick. He had an excellent 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships averaging 21.5 disposals, 4.5 marks and 7.2 rebound 50s to be awarded 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 All-Australian honours in consecutive years. He also played a key role in senior football throughout Glenelg’s premiership year, averaging 19.7 disposals and 5.2 marks.
Competitive Advantage: Intercept marking and kicking.
Combine Results: Speed - 3.22sec 20m sprint, Yo-yo - level 19.4.
GWS GIANTS Academy/Marist College/Canberra
190cm 89kg 23/01/2001
A big-bodied medium midfielder who excels at stoppages using his clean hands and vision to set up his team on the outside. A prolific ball winner for the GWS GIANTS in the NAB League earlier in the year, he then captained the Allies throughout the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships averaging 23.8 disposals (16.2 contested), eight clearances and 4.2 tackles to win his team’s MVP. He was also awarded 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 All-Australian honours. He is the Grandson of former Richmond premiership player Michael Green.
Competitive Advantage: Strong at stoppages and vision.
Combine Results (State testing): Speed - 3.15 sec 20m sprint, Agility - 8.39sec, Yo-yo - level 21.8.
Claremont/Christ Church Grammar
180cm 68kg 28/08/2001
Indigenous medium forward/midfielder whose speed and elusiveness are at the elite level. A difficult player to contain in tight situations. He was outstanding in the decider against Vic Country, winning best-on-ground honours after he accumulated 25 possessions. Averaged 17.5 disposals and four tackles across the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships to earn NAB AFL Under-18 All-Australian honours. Eligible for Fremantle Dockers under Next Generation Academy rules.
Competitive Advantage: Speed and ball use.
Combine Results (State testing): Speed - 3.06sec 20m sprint, Agility - 8.20sec, Yo-yo - level 20.6.
East Fremantle/Bullcreek Leeming
199cm 94kg 29/09/2001
Ruckman/tall forward with an impressive natural leap. He dominated at centre bounces and stoppages throughout the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, providing his teammates with first use of the ball on numerous occasions. His follow up work at ground level to win the ball and provide support for his team was outstanding, averaging 14.5 disposals (11 contested), 36.8 hit outs, 4.5 clearances and 2.8 tackles to win 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 All-Australian honours and finish runner up in the Larke Medal. He represented Australia in Basketball in the 2018 Under-17 World Cup before concentrating on Australian Football.
Competitive Advantage: Competitiveness and athleticism.
Combine Results: Speed - 3.12sec 20m sprint, Endurance - 6min 21sec 2km.
Western Jets/Altona/Maribyrnong SC
198cm 90kg 18/09/2001
Tall forward/defender who has solid speed and agility for his size and presents well as a leading target when forward. He has very quick hands showing good team orientation in passing quickly to teammates on the move. He suffered a knee injury playing for the Under-18 All-Australian team against the Casey Demons earlier in the year which set him back, playing just two games for Vic Metro. In the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships he averaged 9.5 disposals and five marks. A very neat kick for a 198cm key position player.
Competitive Advantage: Mobility and versatility.
Combine Results: Speed - 3.06sec 20m sprint, Endurance - 7min 16sec 2km.