Welcome 2019 Draft Pick #28 - Josh Worrell

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JOSH WORRELL

POS: Defender
Ht 195cm, Wt 83kg, DOB 11/4/01
From Sandringham Dragons/Vic Metro


Geelong list manager Stephen Wells told AFL.com.au recently that key defenders would be in the Cats' sights with their early picks, bringing Worrell into the discussion. The Cats have thought hard about choosing Worrell, who is one of the draft's best intercept defenders with his aerial strength and game-reading ability. He missed the end of the season after a shoulder reconstruction but the left-footer is a huge talent.
 
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#14 Josh Worrell
Sandringham Dragons/Vic Metro | Key Defender
11/04/2001 | 195cm | 83kg


A potential top 10 player this year, Worrell is of key position size, but can play forward, back or even through the midfield. While injury ended his season early, Worrell was able to be Vic Metro’s top goalkicker at the carnival, booting seven goals in four games, having headed into the Under-18 Championships playing defence for Sandringham Dragons prior to school football. He has good footy IQ, is strong overhead and uses the ball well by foot making the correct decisions.

 

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DRAFT ANALYSIS: “Worrell is the archetypical modern footballer; well skilled, and able to impact up either end both in the air and at ground level.”

LIKE many of his Sandringham Dragons teammates, Josh Worrell is a player who has rocketed up draft boards on the back of his enormous upside. After establishing himself as a high-end intercept defender early in the year for Sandringham and later with Haileybury, Worrell made a star-turn to become Vic Metro’s surprise leading goalkicker with seven goals across the four games – including a bag of four against Western Australia and three against South Australia. At 195cm, Worrell is the new-wave defensive type who kicks like a small but marks like a tall, giving him that dual-pronged threat across half-back and making him a recruiter’s dream. His season was unfortunately cut short after the national carnival as he underwent a shoulder reconstruction, preventing him from improving on some of his pre-season scores at the National Combine. Still, recruiters will be well aware of his scope for improvement, with his steep adaptation on the big stage and eye-catching style making him a first-round lock.
STRENGTHS:

Versatility
Marking
Rebounding
Decision making
Kicking
Upside
IMPROVEMENTS:
Consistency
Endurance

 

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This is a steal, in all honesty

Some real unique traits for a tall, kicks and rebounds well, can play at either end, very good overhead and athletic, really good compliment to McAsey

Surprised Port didn't opt for him
 

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