AFL Player #42: Sam Durham - Number upgrade?

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eth-dog

Tier 1 WW Player
Jan 11, 2007
102,360
58,994
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Coburg Lions, All Boston sides
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shoop'd
Contract Status: Out of contract 2022 (Category A Rookie)
Last Game Played: Currently in the side
Injury Status: n/a
 
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eth-dog

Tier 1 WW Player
Jan 11, 2007
102,360
58,994
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Coburg Lions, All Boston sides
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Height: 185 cm*
Weight: 75 kg*

*2019 height/weight, looks taller and heavier than then

AFL Draft Central (from 2019) says:

FOOTBALL is not the newcomer’s first sport of choice, coming from a basketball and cricket background. He found his way to the Bushrangers this year to play his first season in an elite program and showed some nice signs in patches, playing a balanced role through the midfield. At the State Draft Combine, Durham impressed with an 88cm running vertical leap and an 8.17-second agility test. These attributes make him a dangerous player whichever role Durham might find himself in, and he has generally played through the middle or in defence, but he is strong and confident at spoiling and has plenty of improvement left in his game. While being more raw than others given less time in the Bushrangers’ program, Durham is one that clubs might views as a longer-term prospect who can be moulded into a role that see him fulfilling for the future.

STRENGTHS: Kicking, vertical leap, athleticism, spoiling, upside
IMPROVEMENTS: Strength, accumulation, scoreboard impac
This year he has improved in the accumulation part, averaging 15 disposals in the VFL, but will mostly play on a wing this season for the Bombers and probably won't see too much time in the AFL.
 
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11kgm

Premium Platinum
Sep 24, 2014
9,241
6,300
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Man Utd
SAM DURHAM
Midfielder
185cm/75kg
9/7/01
Richmond VFL

There are plenty of clubs considering Durham, who was first eligible for the draft in 2019. He has taken his game up a few notches this season playing for Richmond's VFL side, including a 23-disposal effort in round one against Sandringham. At a versatile size and shape, Durham has been linked to a number of clubs, including the Tigers, who now have a list spot available.
 

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84859300

Premiership Player
Nov 5, 2010
4,278
5,505
AFL Club
Essendon
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FOOTBALL is not the newcomer’s first sport of choice, coming from a basketball and cricket background. He found his way to the Bushrangers this year to play his first season in an elite program and showed some nice signs in patches, playing a balanced role through the midfield. At the State Draft Combine, Durham impressed with an 88cm running vertical leap and an 8.17-second agility test. These attributes make him a dangerous player whichever role Durham might find himself in, and he has generally played through the middle or in defence, but he is strong and confident at spoiling and has plenty of improvement left in his game. While being more raw than others given less time in the Bushrangers’ program, Durham is one that clubs might views as a longer-term prospect who can be moulded into a role that see him fulfilling for the future.

STRENGTHS: Kicking, vertical leap, athleticism, spoiling, upside
IMPROVEMENTS: Strength, accumulation, scoreboard impact
 

elphamale

Draftee
Nov 30, 2019
11
17
AFL Club
Essendon
Agree, the kid could be Perko's brother. Also quoted as 190cm by AFL.com.au mid season draft prospect article. Error? Or maybe he's grown a few cms this year.

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