Junior Clubs: Horsham Football (Vic)
Recruited from: North Ballarat U18
Brownlow Votes: -
One of the competition’s most underrated and consistent midfielders, Lloyd played every game last year and showed just how valuable he’s become by averaging a career-high 24.4 possessions a game as well as becoming a key cog in the Sydney Swans’ midfield. A hard runner and a silky operator, Lloyd’s outside run compliments the grunt work done by Josh Kennedy, Luke Parker and co. Filled a role across half-back towards the latter end of the season which says a lot about his adaptiveness. Probably doesn’t have a set position but there’s little doubt he’ll be among the first picked by the coaches in 2017, probably as a settled and now established midfielder.
Draft history: 2013 Rookie Draft selection (Sydney) No. 15; 2014 AFL Draft rookie elevation (Sydney).