Freeman named in Draft Combine group

The AFL today announced the first group of players in position that will attend the 2013 NAB AFL Draft Combines in October.

The Tall Forwards group comprises of 16 players who are between 190cm-200cm in height and includes Queensland’s Jonothan Freeman (Aspley FC)

At 198cm, Jonothan has excellent ability in tracking the ball in the air and take contested marks 

The 19-year-old covers the ground with ease and presents a strong leading target displaying clean hands when marking overhead 

A long and penetrating kick, he averaged 12 disposals, five marks and two goals during the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships.

AFL National and International Talent Manager Kevin Sheehan said the Tall Forwards are still arguably the most influential players in the game and often the hardest to identify early.

“When eligible Fremantle champion Matthew Pavlich was overlooked by all AFL clubs as a 17 year-old in 1998 before Fremantle selected him at choice number four in 1999,” Sheehan said.

Ninety-eight players will attend the 2013 NAB AFL Draft Combine in Melbourne at Etihad Stadium from Tuesday October 1 to Friday October 4. State Draft Combines will be held in Melbourne (October 5), Adelaide (October 12) and Perth (October 13).

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