Below are some stats in relation to what he produced in his first year with us where he played primarily as a defender before being moved all over the place.
In the lead up to his debut against Brisbane he averaged elite intercept numbers over a seven game period and that’s off the back of a poor fitness base. Sky is the limit for this guy once he gets it all together.
**But since coming into the VFL line-up, he’s averaged 14 disposals at 77 per cent efficiency, three rebound 50s, seven marks, eight intercept possessions and three score involvements. Of that seven-mark average, four of them are intercept marks.
If he were to replicate that intercept mark average number at AFL level, it would be a league-high."
1 Played in VFL trial against Footscray.
2 Played in VFL trial against Richmond.
9 VFL Bombers debut after overcoming calf complaint. Modest stats but showed glimpses. -
10 VFL Impressed with the way he controlled the back half – especially in the air. -
12 VFL Injured early after just three touches of the leather. Had a rough trot. -
13 VFL Showed why he was a top pick after moving forward. Three goals – including one beauty from pocket. -
14 VFL Bye. -
15 VFL Could debut this week after a strong effort – six contested marks, 10 cont. poss. -
16 VFL Didn’t see much of the footy but what he did had a touch of class. Six kicks. -
17 VFL Kid showed glimpses without dominating. Four rebound 50s and 12 contested possessions. -
18 Bris Looked like he’d been playing at this level for years. Intercepted well then went forward. Big tick. 7
19 Adel Back to earth after a promising debut the previous week. 2
20 Geel Kid kicked one goal but shown how it’s done by Taylor. All good experience. 2
23 VFL Couldn’t get into the game at all in what has been a real learning year. -