Player Watch #13: Nik Cox 🦄

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blitzer

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 27, 2006
6,904
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House
AFL Club
Essendon
Guy is going to be a legit superstar. That handball he did (you know the one) was amazing.
It sort of brings me back to the good old days with Dustin Fletcher and his Inspector Gadget limbs.
 

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JayJ20

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 28, 2016
14,236
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Essendon
This guy is going to be a match winner. His endurance means he can go back to take game saving marks and drift forward and make an impact.

He'll be very difficult to stop when he builds size.
 

ant555

The Oracle
May 4, 2004
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This guy is going to be a match winner. His endurance means he can go back to take game saving marks and drift forward and make an impact.

He'll be very difficult to stop when he builds size.
I hope he does not get too big. Maybe another 5kg or so but builds the core strength. One of his biggest weapons is his agility and above average pace.
 

VelvetSledge

Modagainerator
May 24, 2007
15,441
27,330
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Essendon
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I think I saw him get out muscled once the whole night. He won’t need to bulk up to be a good player. His genius will rise above. Most exciting youngster we have had since Lloyd’s first few games imo.
100% this.

Everything he does is good at the moment. Stumbled onto an absolute jet here
 

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citizen-erased

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 11, 2007
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I can't remember the last time I was super excited about 1 player let alone Cox, Draper, Perkins and Jones!


just quietly, i think we landed another one in Waterman.
Smart, strong, accurate kick, and surprisingly quick.

Cox was amazing last night.
Numbers aren't there, but the gushing from the commentary box told the story.
Just did everything right.

Gulden has been the stand out junior to date, but i reckon Coxy would be 2nd from the 2020 draftees so far this season.
 

bombadeer

Team Captain
Jul 11, 2010
368
600
AFL Club
Essendon
Just watched the replay - amazing how much ground this guy covers. They could have used him a lot more - always getting into great link up positions. Kind of wish they had, great kick and good decision maker, already looks like he could turn a game.
 

bomberlegend2007

Premiership Player
Apr 3, 2007
3,622
2,154
Victoria
AFL Club
Essendon
I’m beginning to get the feeling that COVID has worked in our favour here.

No way this kid slides to 8 in a normal year.
Sometimes moments come along that work in clubs favor. For Geelong, it was nailing that 2002 draft and having access to Ablett as a F/S. For Hawthorn, it was extending their dominance due to expansion and nailing the 2005 Draft. For us, it could be nailing a COVID compromised draft.
 

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