#38 Sam Draper


#1306

Loking at a replay of Q4 against Geelong, I noticed in 15 minutes he played, Draper twice took the ball out of the centre bounce and handballed to a passing mid for a clearance. This is something TBell rarely tries, but Draper looked particularly slick; almost Grundy-like ! Maybe it was possible because the umps were not recalling the ball when the bounce was askew, distinctly favouring one ruckman or the other.


#1307

Did he pluck it out of the air? The new rules allow them to do that now without giving up prior opportunity.


#1308

Did he pluck it out of the air?

No I checked again, He just showed nice hands in close with a couple of ground balls.


#1309

That’s even better. Most rucks struggle with the ground balls. Hopefully this kids turns out to be something.


#1310

That’s not an outlier; he does like being a big-bodied midfielder if there isn’t an initial clearance.


#1311

Bring him in


#1312

Is he the Big Bodied Midfielder we have been waiting for? Is he our new messiah?


#1313

He does have a bit of Grundy in him in that he can follow up. It looks scrappy but it’s effective