AFL Talent Ambassador Kevin Sheehan today named his Top 40 prospects ahead of this month's 2019 AFL Draft
East Fremantle/Aquinas College
189cm 81kg 13/08/2001
Outside medium midfielder blessed with very good speed and a long, penetrating kick. He really stood out in the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships with his willingness to support his teammates and outnumber the opposition, consistently providing a handball receive option. He averaged 21 disposals (15.8 uncontested possessions) in the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships to be among Western Australia’s best and became a dual NAB AFL Under-18 All-Australian. He impressed late in the year at senior level with East Fremantle, playing six matches and averaging 15.5 disposals.
Competitive Advantage: Speed and endurance.
Combine Results: Speed - 2.97 sec 20m sprint (ranked eighth overall),
Endurance - 6min 12sec 2km, Agility - 8.34sec.
Gippsland Power/Moe/Lowanna College
189cm 82kg 13/03/2001
Medium defender with a great appetite for the contest and very strong overhead. He is tough and shows good use of the ball. He was solid in defence for Vic Country averaging 13.7 disposals. He had an outstanding year as captain of Gippsland Power in the NAB League, averaging 20.9 disposals at 76 per cent efficiency and 5.9 marks. A very good player one-on-one and courageous in his attack on the ball.
Competitive Advantage: One-on-one competitiveness and overhead marking.
Combine Results: (State testing) Speed - 3.15sec 20m sprint, Agility - 8.73sec, Yo-yo - level 20.7.
188cm 83kg 17/01/2001
Medium midfielder who is strong in the contest and an outstanding contested ball winner. He uses the ball particularly well by foot and started the season in excellent form, averaging 25 disposals in the first two games before fracturing his leg in the third match and missing the rest of the season. He showed strong form in 2018 representing Australia at Under-17 level against New Zealand. He played for Vic Country in the 2018 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships where his decision-making and composure were key components of his game in both midfielder and defensive roles. Presented extremely well at the 2019 NAB AFL Draft Combine finishing equal first in speed and endurance testing and in the top 10 in the 2km endurance test.
Competitive Advantage: Game sense and competitiveness.
Combine Results: Speed - 3.03sec 20m sprint, Endurance - 6min 17sec,
Yo-yo - level 21.8 (tied first overall).
183cm 74kg 08/01/2001
Medium midfielder who is a prolific ball winner and creative user of the ball by both hand and foot. He played predominantly on the wing in the early matches of the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships before starring on the inside in the final match against the Allies, gathering 33 disposals in a best on ground performance. A penetrating left footer, he averaged 23.8 disposals and 4.8 tackles across the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships and was rewarded with 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 All-Australian honours. He also progressed to play some excellent football at senior level with Norwood averaging 18.2 disposals and 4.6 tackles in 12 matches.
Competitive Advantage: Decision-making, athleticism and ball winning.
Combine Results: Speed - 2.97sec 20m sprint (ranked 10th overall), Endurance - 6min 01sec 2km (ranks third overall), Agility - 8.25sec (ranked 10th overall).
185cm 80kg 03/08/2001
Dynamic left-footed medium forward who had an injury interrupted 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships but managed to be closer to his best against the Allies where he gathered 21 disposals. Has already played some excellent senior football at Norwood kicking five goals against West Adelaide and four goals against Glenelg, averaging 2.5 goals in seven matches this year.
Competitive Advantage: Overhead marking and goal sense.
Combine Results: Speed - 2.99sec 20m sprint, Endurance - 6min 49sec 2km.