Player Watch #35: Jack Mahony - selected pick 34 in 2019 ND - Welcome to North Melbourne

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Draftee
Oct 10, 2019
10
97
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Orlando Magic, Aston Villa
I've watched this bloke play a few times this year. We're getting a clever small forward who excels at reading the play and the ball, who can kick a goal and who has fantastic footy smarts. The comparisons to Jack Higgins are real and are fair.

Anyone that says he's just another Kayne Turner because he doesn't have elite pace are wrong. Mahony is a very smart player who far exceeds our other small forwards in this aspect; he's a great kick, a great decision maker and he was a captain at junior and school level. What's not to love?

Instead of drafting an athlete that needs to learn how to play football, we've drafted a footballer. He'll be playing by 2021 at the latest. Look for him to even potentially debut next year if injuries strike; he's already stronger and more ready for the AFL game than Curtis Taylor is. Couldn't be happier about this pick.

Welcome Jack. You'll be a fantastic Shinboner and will be one of our small forwards for our next Premiership tilt.
 

tiltraise

Club Legend
Feb 12, 2008
2,606
3,280
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Foxsports.com.au: There are plenty of comparisons between Mahony and Richmond small forward Jack Higgins. The 18-year-old is smart around goal and can also push into the midfield and win the contested ball when required. He works hard to win the ball with his running patterns and has shown a tenacity to tackle hard when he doesn’t have the ball. Mahony averaged 18 disposals, 3.5 tackles and a goal during Vic Metro’s Under 18 Championships.
 

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MagicDaw

Senior List
Sep 28, 2015
201
264
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Love this pick. Imagine someone other than Higgo lacing out balls to Souva but especially Benny B. The latter could be unstoppable! Really excited to see this maybe next year but definitely from 2021 onwards.
 

Passmore

Norm Smith Medallist
May 22, 2001
9,893
20,768
AFL Club
North Melbourne
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Norf
I've watched this bloke play a few times this year. We're getting a clever small forward who excels at reading the play and the ball, who can kick a goal and who has fantastic footy smarts. The comparisons to Jack Higgins are real and are fair.

Anyone that says he's just another Kayne Turner because he doesn't have elite pace are wrong. Mahony is a very smart player who far exceeds our other small forwards in this aspect; he's a great kick, a great decision maker and he was a captain at junior and school level. What's not to love?

Instead of drafting an athlete that needs to learn how to play football, we've drafted a footballer. He'll be playing by 2021 at the latest. Look for him to even potentially debut next year if injuries strike; he's already stronger and more ready for the AFL game than Curtis Taylor is. Couldn't be happier about this pick.

Welcome Jack. You'll be a fantastic Shinboner and will be one of our small forwards for our next Premiership tilt.
Great write up. Where have you been hiding?

You might have become the board's number 1 draft expert overnight.

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arden station

Club Legend
May 3, 2015
1,554
2,894
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Looking at his highlights the things that stand out:

- very balanced
- turn on a 10 cent peice
- naturally creates time for himself with a quick step
- is a quick decision maker with broad vision
- high level of hand eye - clean
- can pass the ball very well, quickly (quick decision, no wind up before kicking)
- good anticipation
- tough
- had an extra gear when he needed it.
 
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Kangaroos4eva

Hall of Famer
Aug 22, 2012
38,737
68,938
AFL Club
North Melbourne
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West Ham United
Looking at his highlights the things that stand out:

- very balanced
- turn on a 10 cent peice
- naturally creates time for himself with a quick step
- is a quick decision maker with broad vision
- high level of hand eye - clean
- can get pass the ball very well, quickly (quick decision, no wind up before kicking)
- good anticipation
- tough
- had an extra gear when he needed it.
Giving me Patch Adams vibes.
 

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jlind78

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 9, 2011
5,511
4,990
AFL Club
North Melbourne
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Welcome Jackers!!!!!! Leave no stone unturned and stay away from the damn clubs!!!!!!
 

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