Ellis excellent at Draft Combine

Gold Coast draft prospect led the way in the goal kicking test on Day three of the AFL Draft Combine.

Broadbeach draft prospect, Jared Ellis, showed some silky skills on Day Four of the AFL Draft Combine.

Ellis finished in equal first in the goal kicking test yesterday, with a perfect five goals from five shots.

The test involves three set shots and two snaps, designed to showcase goal kicking under pressure.

Ellis was one of three players to finish with a perfect score, along with Chris Cain and Michael Apeness, while seventeen players managed four of the five shots.

As well as the goal kicking, this year’s crop of draft hopefuls underwent a kicking test, involving six kicks at various distances, with each kick given a score out of five.

Victorian James Tsitas came out on top in that, with 29 of a possible 30 points, while six players finished with 28.

Ellis was one  of 11 players who picked up 27 points in the test, devised by Nathan Buckley in 2009.

The third test of Day three was the clean hands test, which VFL player, Cain, took out, with 24 points from a possible 30.

The handball test, requires players to make six handballs over three distances, similarly to the kicking test, with each rated out of five.

Three players finished with 23 points and four picked p22.

Finally, the potential draftees took on the dreaded beep test, and it was Victorian Billy Hartung who blitzed the field, setting an all-time combine record in the test.

Hartung finished with a 16.6 in the beep test, bettering the 16.1 record set by Hawthorn’s Bradley Hill in 2011.

Queenslanders, Ellis and Fraser Thurlow, finished on 14.1 and 12.1, respectively.

The final day of the combine includes psychomotor tests and the three kilometre time trial.

Seven Queenslanders will also be attending the state screening in Melbourne today.

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