Pick #53: Tom McDonald
AFL Website interview and video:AFL.com said:Height: 194cm
Club: North Ballarat Rebels (Vic)
Bio: Highly rated tall forward/ruckman who hails from Edenhope in western Victoria. Travelled long distances to train and play with North Ballarat in the TAC Cup, so there's no doubting his commitment.
In his own words
What type of player are you?
A tall, hard-running player who tries to influence as many contests as possible. I try to help out my team in any way I can.
Which AFL player do you feel you resemble and why?
Chad Cornes. He has the versatility to play lots of positions and he reads the game well.
What are your strengths as a footballer?
Ability to win my own ground ball as a taller player. Agility, athleticism and running endurance. Ability to free my arms to release runners.
What parts of your game would you like to improve?
Body strength. Consistency with kicking skills.
Which AFL team do you support and how did you come to barrack for them?
Geelong. Chose them at nine years old because they were the only country team.
Who has been the biggest influence on your career so far, and why?
Geoff Burdett. He believed in me from under-14s through schoolboys and then into the Rebels program.