Hind would be well worth a shot. Hopefully for us.
Alex Boyse (Essendon VFL)
Age: 24 (in November)
Position: General forward
2017 VFL Numbers: Booted 31 goals and averaged 12 disposals, 6 marks, 2 forward 50 tackles and 79 Champion Data ranking points 16 games.
ARGUABLY, there are few more exciting prospects from the VFL this year than Boyse, who was one of the standouts at last month’s Victorian state combine. Boyse sizzled in the 20m sprint (2.98 seconds), but was also among the best performers in the agility test and both vertical jump tests. At 190cm and 85kg, that athleticism, as well as his footy nous and marking ability, has appeal for several AFL clubs. Above all, Boyse knows where the goals are, booting 31 goals in 2017 to finish eighth on the VFL Frosty Miller medal ladder.
Nick Hind (Essendon VFL)
Position: Small defender
2017 VFL Numbers: Averaged 18 disposals, 4 inside 50s and 76 Champion Data ranking points from 15 games.
BOYSE isn’t the only exciting Bombers VFL prospect this year, with Hind just as strong a chance to get drafted. The 180cm playmaker, who came to the Bombers via the Ballarat Football League midway through 2016, produced a consistent 2017 campaign, providing the Bombers with ample dash and delivery from the backline. A qualified plumber, Hind is keen on taking his footy career to the next level. And after some dazzling performances at the state combine, including the best 20m sprint time (2.92 seconds), he’s undoubtedly on the radars of AFL clubs.