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

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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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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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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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I must be missing why this guy has been rated so highly as none of his highlights seem that impressive. Still, I would love to be proven wrong.
 

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I must be missing why this guy has been rated so highly as none of his highlights seem that impressive. Still, I would love to be proven wrong.
I saw him live at the TAC Cup grand final and he showed great footy smarts. Would say that is his main attribute from the one live match I saw.
 

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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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