AFL Talent Ambassador Kevin Sheehan today named his Top 40 prospects ahead of this month's 2019 AFL Draft
GWV Rebels/South Warrnambool/Warrnambool College
185cm 83kg 10/06/2001
Medium midfielder who continued to develop and progress throughout the year. Switching back to Australian Football after representing Australia in basketball at last year’s World Cup in Argentina, his work rate, clean hands and creativity with the ball were all features of his game. In 12 NAB League games for the GWV Rebels he averaged 24.9 disposals winning their Best and Fairest and played for Vic Country in the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, averaged 18.8 disposals and 3.5 tackles. One of the standout performers at the NAB AFL Draft Combine winning the 2km and tied first for speed and endurance.
Competitive Advantage: Elite running capacity and competitive edge.
Combine Results: Speed - 3.07sec 20m sprint, Endurance - 5min 50sec 2km (ranked first overall), Yo-yo - level 21.8 (tied first overall).
188cm 83kg 30/07/2001
Medium defender who provided consistent rebounds for Western Australia in the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships. With speed and long kicking his key skills, he averaged 21.8 disposals at 77 per cent efficiency and five marks. Named in the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 All-Australian team, he consistently worked hard to outnumber the opposition and provide a handball receive option for his team to penetrate inside 50. He starred at East Fremantle averaging 26.8 disposals, 4.8 tackles and 4.1 clearances in nine matches at Under-18 level.
Competitive Advantage: Kicking and agility.
Combine Results: Speed - 3.04sec 20m sprint, Agility - 8.10 sec (ranked second overall).
184cm 81kg 30/06/2001
Medium midfielder who not only captained Western Australia to its first win in 10 years at the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships but won the Larke Medal as the best and fairest player in division one. He is a creative player, with clean hands and vision. He plays with a team first attitude and consistently won the ball throughout the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships averaging 30 disposals (including 11.8 contested), 6.8 tackles and 4.8 clearances. He also won his team’s MVP and was rewarded with 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 All-Australian honours. He is the nephew of former West Coast Eagles captain, Darren Glass.
Competitive Advantage: Game sense and vision.
Combine Results (State testing): Speed - 2.92sec, Agility - 7.79sec, Yo-yo - level 21.2.
Oakleigh Chargers/Booroondara Hawks/Carey Grammar
180cm 78kg 01/07/2001
Medium midfielder who is a massive accumulator of the ball using his relentless attack, clean hands and courage to win possession. A playmaker with great vision and game sense, he has been an ultra-consistent performer in his underaged career which includes best-on-ground honours in the last two NAB League Grand Finals and the Futures match on AFL Grand final day last year. Capped off an outstanding year with the Oakleigh Chargers averaging 31.6 disposals in just seven matches, winning their Best and Fairest award. He averaged 24.8 disposals, 5.2 clearances and six tackles throughout the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships earning 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 All-Australian honours.
Competitive Advantage: Ball winning ability, clean hands and vision.
Combine Results: Speed - 3.05sec 20m sprint, Endurance - 6min 17sec 2km, Yo-yo - level 21.3.
Gippsland Power/Warragul/Geelong Grammar
178cm 88kg 09/02/2001
Prolific ball winning small midfielder/forward with his one-touch marking overhead and clean hands at ground level features of his game. A powerful athlete with a penetrating kick, he has been outstanding over the last two years in representative matches using his tough, physical approach to win possession. Averaged 23.5 disposals, 5.5 marks, 5.2 clearances and 8.5 tackles across the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships to win Vic Country’s MVP this year as well as 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 All-Australian honours. Mixed his football between Geelong Grammar and Gippsland Power only playing five matches in the NAB League averaging 24.2 disposals and 5.6 tackles.
Competitive Advantage: Clean hands and game sense.
Combine Results: Speed - 3.12sec 20m sprint, Endurance - 6min 24sec 2km, Agility - 8.28sec.