The Sydney Swans have selected Durak Tucker with pick 12 in the 2019 Rookie Draft.
Club: Peel Thunder
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)