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Rookie Draft Pick 12: Durak Tucker

Rookie Draft Pick 12 - Durak Tucker Durak Tucker was picked up at 12 from the 2019 AFL Rookie Draft.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 30: Durak Tucker of Western Australia warms up during the 2017 AFL Under 18 Championships match between Vic Country and Western Australia at Etihad Stadium on June 30, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)
Sydney Swans rookie Durak Tucker looks for a target.

The Sydney Swans have selected Durak Tucker with pick 12 in the 2019 Rookie Draft.

Durak Tucker

Club: Peel Thunder
Height: 189cm
Weight: 84kg
Position: Defender


Medium defender who is strong overhead and reads the game exceptionally well. Quick and competitive and has the ability to play on tall and small opponents while staying strong in contests. Tucker has missed most of the 2018 season after rupturing the ACL in his knee. He was unable to test at the AFL Draft Combine as he continued his rehabilitation, but the youngster had previously recorded a 2.84 in the 20-metre sprint, which would have had him ranked number one had he tested in October.

What they said

"He had the knee this year but he is just tough and hard and intercept marks and he’s a bit like Sam Taylor (from GWS). He is quiet, he just does his job and hates to get beaten. He’s one of those kids and he’s got Sammy Taylor traits written all over him." (Australian football great Peter Sumich)