We all know that Kobe Mutch is in the frame for an AFL callup this year, most likely as an outside player. Is Clarke under the radar at 186 cm, because he is one of our few taller inside mid prospects?
I am wondering if he is ready to show the toughness, endurance and contested ability that had him originally touted as a first round selection, until someone saw him kick.
He can handball I believe.
For his size Clarke is very competitive and actually plays a bit taller than his height suggests and really throws his body around. He’s a smart kid and has the athleticism and traits clubs like as an inside midfielder who wins his own footy and plays with desperation. It wouldn’t surprise me if he ends up being a tagging-type player because he’s so disciplined.
Eastern Ranges Talent Manager Len Villani :
Competitive, inside animal with a beautiful feel for the game. Can play different roles as well, he’s done some really good stopping and stoppage roles. He’s the ultimate professional, really studious and he’ll thrive in an AFL environment in terms of being one of those kids that loves the structure, loves the information coming back at him and being able to process all that.
Lets hope we can see something from this kid this pre-season, because so far we really have not taken any midfielders during the trade period.