NAB 2010 AFL National Draft – Priority/Compensation picks & Round 2

Pick Team Player



Position Comment
26 West Coast Eagles Jack Darling



Forward Forward with a great ability to take a mark overhead, and with a tenacity at the ball that ensures he gets his hands on it. Great foot and hand skills lead to clean disposal. He was named in the NAB Under-18 All Australian team in 2009 and again provided
27 North Melbourne Kieran Harper



Forward Very quick player with a towering mark and the ability to turn a game. Vic Metro representative in the 2010 NAB AFL U18 Championships, kicking seven goals including four against WA. Averaged 10.5 disposals throughout the championship.
28 Brisbane Lions Ryan Lester



Defender Amazingly quick for a player of his size, and capable of playing in defence, forward or even in the midfield. Has a booming and accurate kick and deft hands. Represented Vic Metro at the 2010 NAB AFL U18 Championships, averaging 16 disposals and four mark
29 West Coast Eagles Scott Lycett



Ruckman Over two metres tall with an accurate kick. Surprisingly agile for a ruckman, and a team orientated player who impressed with South Australia in the 2010 NAB AFL U18 Championships.
30 Richmond Jake Batchelor



Defender Impressively strong and quick, and a strong defender. Provides good run and can lock down on opponents before neatly disposing of the ball with his left foot. Played for the Dandenong Stingrays.
31 Essendon Arial Steinberg



Forward Tall forward with a strong mark and an excellent leap. He played gridiron in Alberta, Canada in 2009 before joining the Bendigo Pioneers in 2010. Has the endurance to run out on the lead.
32 Brisbane Lions Joshua Green



Forward Blisteringly quick midfielder from Tasmania. An impressive mark, great ability to kick and with the endurance to run out a long slog. Won Tasmania’s most valuable player in the 2010 NAB AFL U18 Championships and All-Australian honours where he averaged 25
33 Melbourne Jeremy Howe



Forward Full-forward with an explosive leap. Runs well, has good skills on both sides of his body, is athletic and reads the play quite well. Represented Tasmania at the 2009 NAB AFL U18 Championships.
34 Carlton Patrick McCarthy



Defender Aggressive tall defender who can go forward in a pinch. Above-average speed for a man of his size coupled with an ability to take a strong grab led him to All-Australian under-18 honours this year. Averaged 17 disposals at 70 per cent efficiency during th
35 Port Adelaide Ben Newton



Forward Smart forward with the ability to take a contested grab. Uses the ball well, WA U18s rep in 2010 with an average of 12 disposals a game. Graduated from AIS/AFL Academy.
36 Port Adelaide Aaron Young



Forward Strong mark and a great kick. Can also run for a long time. Vic Metro representative in 2010. Averaged 16 disposals, three tackles, four marks as well as kicking six goals in the NAB AFL U18 Championships.
37 Geelong Cats George Horlin-Smith



Forward Agile and a strong runner from SANFL club Sturt. An all-round sportsman, having represtented Australia in cricket at U16 level. Outstanding winning contested football and very creative player.
38 Hawthorn Mitchell Hallahan



Midfielder Remarkably agile and strong for his age, and not afraid to win his own ball. All-Australian team member in the 2010 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, where he averaged 20 disposals at 66 per cent efficiency with an average of five tackles. Most of those dis
39 Gold Coast Suns Jeremy Taylor



Defender Tall and strong defender who excelled with the Geelong Falcons in the TAC Cup during 2010. Has exceptional endurance and also very good skills.
40 Sydney Swans Luke Parker



Midfielder An extremely competitive player with remarkable endurance, speed and agility plus the ability to dish the ball out accurately by hand or foot. Vic Country representative at the 2010 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, where he averaged 18 disposals and three
41 Western Bulldogs Thomas Liberatore



Midfielder Son of legendary Tony Liberatore, Thomas has similar agility and a gritty strength that makes him hard to tackle. Averaged 24 disposals with the Cannons, five clearances and four tackles. Neat left foot kick and earned All Australian U18 honours in 2010.
42 Carlton Luke Mitchell



Forward Very tall forward who can earn possessions. He is dangerous around goals and presents well on the lead. Missed the 2010 NAB AFL U18 Championships due to shoulder surgery.
43 St Kilda Sam Crocker



Forward Small forward from Oakleigh in Victoria, Crocker is fantastically skilled overhead for a player of his height. Able to win his own ball and dish out an accurate handpass with ease.
44 Fremantle Viv Michie



Forward Lightning fast midfielder with a good overhead mark and above average endurance. Vic Metro rep in the 2010 NAB AFL U18 Championships, averaging 16 disposals and two goals per game. Wins his own ball.

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