Nov 232014
 
Jourdan Canil's November Phantom Draft

1. St Kilda – Christian Petracca Eastern Ranges Height: 186 cm Weight: 92 kg Position: Third tall forward/midfielder Player comparison: Chad Wingard/Josh Kennedy (Swans) Strengths: Contested marking, contested ball winning, hitting the scoreboard, delivery into the 50 Areas needing improvement: Cleaner disposal Petracca has been my favourite in the draft since the first round of [...]

Nov 232014
 
2014 Draft Profile: Marc Pittonet

Marc Pittonet (Oakleigh Chargers) Height: 200cm Weight: 100kg Position: Ruckman Player Comparison: Matthew Lobbe Strengths: tap work, strong below the knees, spacial awareness Areas needing improvement: contested marking and work up forward Pittonet is the opposite of a ‘dumb ruckman’. He is aware of everything going on around him, and makes quick decisions when he [...]

Nov 212014
 
2014 Draft Profile: Angus Brayshaw

Angus Brayshaw (Sandringham Dragons) Height: 186 cm Weight: 87 kg Position: Midfielder Player Comparison: Sam Mitchell Strengths: Clearances, tackling, ball winning ability Areas needing improvement: needs to be a more consistent kick Brayshaw is an extraordinary talent whose game should translate to AFL almost immediately. The 87 kilogram midfielder is a bull around contests, yet [...]

Nov 202014
 
2014 Player Profile: Clem Smith

Clem Smith (Perth) Height: 177 cm Weight: 77 kg Position: Utility Player comparison: Byron Pickett Strengths: Speed, versatility Weaknesses: Disposal efficiency, composure Although not the most polished kick in this year’s draft, Clem Smith is as exciting and electric as they come. Smith has somewhat fallen down the order after an average national championships in 2014, [...]