Player Watch #13 Oliver Florent - potential 5 time Brownlow winner

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Oliver Florent
Young speedster Oliver Florent has become a crucial element of coach John Longmire’s team since the Sydney Swans secured him with their first selection at the 2016 AFL Draft. The Victorian has shown glimpses of exhilarating footy on a wing, most memorably when he jagged a runaway goal in Round 4, 2018 to seal a gripping victory for the Swans over the Bulldogs. But Florent, who’s also spent time on the inside of the contest, is determined to continue to grow his game as a hybrid midfielder in 2020.

Oliver Florent
DOB: 22 July 1998
DEBUT: 2017
DRAFT: #11, 2016 National Draft
RECRUITED FROM: Beaumaris (Vic)/Mentone Grammar (Vic)/Sandringham U18

 

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After an unsuccessful bid on Jack Bowes, Swans have selected Oliver Florent with pick #11.

183cm/74kg
22 July 1998
Half-forward, midfielder.

AFL.com.au Bio:
"Florent is an active, vibrant half-forward who can swoop on the ball and make things happen. He'll need to continue to polish his foot skills, but he finds chances around goal, has a nice side step to get around traffic, and creates opportunities. A standout performance in the NAB All Stars Under-18s game saw him rack up 29 disposals and seven clearances as part of a strong end to his season. Florent will become more consistent in time but can do classy things that catch the eye. He impressed at the NAB AFL Draft Combine and recorded the equal highest beep test (15.1)."



 
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swans4eva

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To have had the season he has had with a terminally ill father is admirable. Stoked to have his speed on board.

Best on ground in the NAB All Star game - he can compete with the best.
 

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Kirkswan

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Only seen a few you tube clips but the way he has played given the year he has had shows lots of mental strength imo. Will make a good blood!

Very happy with this pick
 

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Some of Florent's stats in the championship

Round 2
Disposals - 10
Kicks - 6
Handballs - 4
Goals - 0
Behinds - 2
Efficiency - 50%

Round 3
Disposals - 9
Kicks - 7
Handballs - 2
Goals - 2
Behinds - 1
Efficiency - 67%

Round 4
Disposals - 14
Kicks - 7
Handballs - 7
Goals - 0
Behinds - 1
Efficiency - 50%

Round 5
Disposals - 14
Kicks - 6
Handballs - 8
Goals - 0
Behinds - 1
Efficiency - 64%
 

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Some of Florent's stats in the championship

Round 2
Disposals - 10
Kicks - 6
Handballs - 4
Goals - 0
Behinds - 2
Efficiency - 50%

Round 3
Disposals - 9
Kicks - 7
Handballs - 2
Goals - 2
Behinds - 1
Efficiency - 67%

Round 4
Disposals - 14
Kicks - 7
Handballs - 7
Goals - 0
Behinds - 1
Efficiency - 50%

Round 5
Disposals - 14
Kicks - 6
Handballs - 8
Goals - 0
Behinds - 1
Efficiency - 64%
He sat with his Dad while he died this year. The kids back half of the year was sensational. Absolutely stoked he's on board.
 

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What did he get in the kicking and goal kicking tests?
Kicking test (score out of a possible 30)
Jordan Ridley (27)
Isaac Cumming (26)
Jarrod Berry (25)
Ben Long (25)
Sam Walker (25)
Josh Williams (25)
Ben Jarman (24)
Tom Williamson (24)
Dylan Clarke (24)
Kym LeBois (23)
Willem Drew (23)
Josh Battle (23)
Jake Waterman (23)

Goalkicking test (score out of a possible 30)
Sam Powell-Pepper (30)
Harry Morrison (25)
Joe Atley (25)
Josh Williams (25)
Jonty Scharenberg (25)
Ryan Garthwaite (25)
Zach Sproule (25)
Tim English (25)
Liam Baker (25)
Ben Jarman (24)
Tyson Stengle (24)

Not on the list so you assume average on both tests.
 

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From the footage I've seen he really seems to have an excellent ability to pick up the ball cleanly, and can kick off both feet.

Combine that with elite endurance and a willingness to tackle and he sounds like a really exciting prospect for mine.
 

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