AFL Talent Ambassador Kevin Sheehan today named his Top 40 prospects ahead of this month's 2019 AFL Draft
188cm 77kg 01/05/2001
An elusive medium forward who has an impressive natural leap, clean ball handling skills and a smart user of the ball from either foot around goals. He is a mercurial type of player and was dangerous up forward in Western Australia's 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championship winning team, averaging 12.2 disposals and 1.5 goals to earn 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 All-Australian honours.
Competitive Advantage: Agility and goal sense.
Combine Results: Speed - 3.01sec 20m sprint, Endurance - 6min 39sec 2km,
Agility - 8.01sec (ranked second overall).
Dandenong Stingrays/Beaconsfield/Haileybury College
178cm 75kg 15/07/2001
Small forward who presents well, using his anticipation and strength with his overhead marking to be a lively target. Very good one-on-one player who can turn his opponent inside out and has innate goal sense, kicking four goals against both the Allies and South Australia this year in the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships earning 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 All-Australian honours. Averaged 16 disposals and 1.8 goals in four games in the NAB League this year.
Competitive Advantage: Goal sense and one-on-one ability.
Combine Results: Speed - 3.01sec 20m sprint, Endurance - 6min 42sec 2km.
Oakleigh Chargers/Whitefriars College
186cm 81kg 01/07/2001
Left-footed medium forward who can also go back. Extremely strong overhead and a long penetrating kick with innate goal sense. Has kicked 42 goals over the last two years in just 23 games for the Oakleigh Chargers in the NAB League as well as kicking four goals against the Allies as a bottom ager last season. Injury curtailed his 2019 season playing only nine matches for the year with the Oakleigh Chargers and Vic Metro but he is on track to make a full recovery.
Competitive Advantage: Overhead marking and goal sense.
Combine Results (State testing): Speed - 3.02sec 20m sprint, Agility - 8.06sec, R.V.J. - 87cm.
Sandringham Dragons/Bentleigh/Haileybury College
195cm 83kg 11/04/2001
Left-footed tall defender with very good closing speed and repeat efforts. A versatile type who played back, midfield and forward in the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships and showed strength overhead and sound goalkicking technique. He averaged 10.8 disposals, 3.8 marks and 1.8 goals across the Championships, including kicking four goals against Western Australia. He injured his shoulder late in the year and missed the NAB League finals.
Competitive Advantage: Overhead marking and versatility.
Combine Results (State testing): Speed - 3.11sec 20m sprint, Agility - 8.30sec, Yo-yo - level 20.3.
Dandenong Stingrays/Somerville/Mornington SC
188cm 83kg 11/04/2001
An outstanding aerialist with intercept marking a key feature of his game. He is a strong decision-maker who uses the ball in a neat manner on his left foot. He averaged 22 disposals (79.5 per cent efficiency), 5.2 marks and 4.5 rebounds in the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships and was named in the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 All-Australian team. A consistent performer in a variety of roles with the Dandenong Stingrays, he averaged 22.3 disposals across 12 matches. His brother, Lachie debuted at the Western Bulldogs this year. He joins the likes of Jayden Stephenson and Sam Walsh as winners of the AFL Life Members Scholarship.
Competitive Advantage: Precision kicking and intercept marking.
Combine Results: Speed - 3.02sec 20m sprint, Endurance - 6min 37sec 2km, Agility - 7.94sec (ranked first overall).