Junior Clubs: Ashburton (Vic)
Recruited from: Claremont (WA)
Brownlow Votes: 2
The proven ball-magnet was again forced to work hard for his spot and didn’t play until round five, but established himself as one of the AFL’s best midfielders by season’s end. Averaged 27 possessions a game and also kicked 10 goals, forming one of the competition’s most lethal midfields along with Josh Kennedy, Dan Hannebery, Luke Parker and Kieren Jack. Had fewer than 22 disposals in just three of his 19 appearances and looks set for a long career as an inside midfielder, with his use of the ball by hand outstanding.
Draft history: 2011 NAB AFL Draft 1st round father-son selection (Sydney) No. 21 overall.