What are peoples thoughts on Luke Ryan
Local club: Maribyrnong Park
Average statistics (to Round 15): 21 disposals, seven marks, seven rebound 50s and three tackles from nine games.
Sounds like hibberd mk 2
Yep. Want him. In fact I'd be disappointed if we didn't leave the draft with one of Luke Ryan, Jarrod Berry or Alex Witherden. Unlike previous years we have a genuine need for this type of player.
Luke Ryan was the only state league player invited to the national draft combine. That says a lot. To get the invite, there are a certain number of clubs required to express interest. So there are obviously a few clubs keen.
I wrote earlier that he trained with our VFL team earlier this year but we cut him, he went to Coburg and just lit it up (prior to some injury niggles).
By all reports he is quick enough, good aerialist and intercept mark, reads the ball well in flight, provides run and carry, is a lovely kick and whilst not super tall his height allows him to play on smalls as well as those 'medium sized' type forwards.