Player Watch #34: Charlie Ham - selection #16 - Mid-Season Draft - welcome to North Melbourne

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Souup

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well if the scouts are correct and neat and athletic are true cans see a problem withthis pick, keep churning the list till we get players that dont fumble.
He runs a 3.12second 20m sprint and doesn't have a great leap on him. I'm not sure where the athleticism comments are coming from but that's certainly not a strength. He works hard and his endurance is solid which enables him to work and find the ball. He did test solidly in his agility test but his agility is not something that is particularly noticeable when you watch him.

His biggest strength is his ability to find the ball in the defensive half and work up to the wing to link up. If he can improve his decision making and work on being a more precise kick then he could end up a player.

If you want an optimistic comparison, I'd suggest he's similar to a left footed version of Jayden Short. Same kicking depth/distance but without the accuracy and decision making that Short has.
 
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roos_fanatic08

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Welcome Charlie. Actually watched his game against the Bushrangers this year.

He is a decent athlete who last year tested really well in the yo yo and agility test. Was a dash unlucky not to get picked up last year.


Can play a wide variety of positions but best suited to half back or through the midfield. Good ball user and decision maker, has a nice turn of foot.

Surprise selection for mine, but plenty of upside.
 

Firestarter

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Being a cynical asshole like I am, I wouldn't touch anyone from the Falcons because they often enough get "homesickness".

That said he's a long work in progress for me.
 

Snake_Baker

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If you want an optimistic comparison, I'd suggest he's similar to a left footed version of Jayden Short. Same kicking depth/distance but without the accuracy and decision making that Short has.
That stuff can be learned unless his biomechanics are all off kilter.
 

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