NAB 2010 AFL National Draft – Round 6 to 8

Pick Team Player

Height

Weight

Position Comment
92 Collingwood Lachlan Keeffe

204

90

Ruckman Stands at 204cm but the Pies started grooming him for a key defensive post and he looked pretty good back there. Is big but athletic, and looks to be learning the game well.
93 West Coast Eagles Andrew Strijk

183

84

Forward The mature-age recruit was West Coast’s find of the draft, playing the last 10 games of the season in a dangerous half-forward role, as well as showing glimpses in the midfield.
94 Richmond David Gourdis

193

93

Forward Was outstanding in the first game in the NAB Cup. Has played some excellent footy at Coburg at fullback and has excellent run, and looked good at AFL level.
95 Essendon Pass
96 Melbourne Jake Spencer

203

100

Ruckman Played two games for the year. Showed a bit as a ruckman and is a project player for down the track.
97 Adelaide Matthew Jaensch

181

80

Midfielder Played 11 games in his first season on the list and would have played more, if not for an off-field indiscretion in round eight. Provided a spark up forward, kicking three goals on two separate occasions.
98 North Melbourne Ben Speight

183

78

Forward Broke his jaw in the VFL soon after his elevation to North’s senior list. Played two AFL games late in the season but fractured his clavicle when he returned to Werribee.
99 Carlton David Ellard

177

78

Midfielder It looked like it might have been over for the WA terrier when he failed to play senior footy in his second rookie season, but he was given another crack and grabbed his chance late in the year. The tackling machine racked up 12 in the round 22 loss to Fr
100 Fremantle Matt de Boer

189

87

Forward Was vitally important as Fremantle’s defensive forward, playing 20 games in an accomplished second season. Courageous, desperate and a noted young leader, he now needs to work hard on his disposal by foot and his goalkicking.
101 Sydney Swans Mike Pyke

201

105

Ruckman Mark Seaby’s injury gave this rookie ruckman a chance and he seized it gleefully. Developed into a fully-fledged AFL ruckman in just his second year playing the sport. Thoroughly deserves his two-year deal as a senior player.
102 Western Bulldogs Brodie Moles

184

85

Midfielder Was elevated mid-season with the intention of playing in Darwin but failed to make the final side. Became the 33rd player to debut in a final when he played against the Swans in the semi but pushed out for the prelim. His competitiveness and speed makes h
103 St Kilda Dean Polo

187

84

Defender Was one of Richmond’s highly touted early selections in the 2004 NAB AFL Draft. Was best on ground in his first game against Essendon but failed to go on with it. Played 56 AFL games but struggled to get a senior game under Damien Hardwick this year.
104 Collingwood Thomas Young

192

89

Defender * NSW Scholarship promotion. Played every VFL match (20) for the VFL Magpies this year. The developing young gun excelled at halfback and averaged 19 disposals and four marks a game.
105 Gold Coast Suns Pass
106 Essendon Ben Howlett

180

76

Midfielder Had an outstanding first year after being elevated to the main list before the beginning of the season. Howlett became Jobe Watson’s chief lieutenant when the hard stuff was called for, and the mature-age rookie from WA looks set for a solid career.
107 Adelaide Luke Thompson

193

86

Defender Had an injury-interrupted start to the season, but showcased his potential in several standout games with Woodville-West Torrens.
108 Carlton Simon White

190

98

Defender Made his debut in round four and showed some promise as a defender in six games. Sadly ended the season with both hips and a shoulder requiring surgery.
109 Fremantle Alex Silvagni

191

90

Defender The impressive key defender forced his way into the side for round one and played 15 games before suffering a groin injury. Returned for the finals and earned a new senior list contract.
110 Western Bulldogs Andrew Hooper

172

79

Midfielder Made his debut in round two and played two stints of games before coming into the side in round 16, but was dropped for the three finals. Will become a regular player once he learns to maintain a constant high work rate.
111 St Kilda Tom Simpkin

191

87

Defender Played in defence for Sandringham, earning best on ground honours three times and was rewarded with an elevation to the senior list after Raphael Clarke was placed on the long term injury list in August.
112 Fremantle Jay van Berlo

186

82

Defender Impressed as a small defender and occasionally as a run-with midfielder, playing 18 games in his second season on the rookie list. Disciplined and an elite runner, he has claims to a senior list spot.

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