AFL Player # 8: Ben Hobbs

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VelvetSledge

Original Cheese
May 24, 2007
16,331
31,103
Centre Half Bench
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Liverpool FC, Melbourne Storm
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Contract Status: Out of contract 2023
Last Game Played: Currently in the side
Injury Status: n/a

My Boy Draft 2022: Pick 12, Duckworth
 
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owen87

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 23, 2016
20,495
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AFL Club
Essendon
Fox Footy


PICK 8 – FREMANTLE: BEN HOBBS

Position:
Midfielder

Size: 183cm, 79kg

Club: GWV Rebels/Horsham Demons/Ballarat Clarendon College/Vic Country

AFL player comparison: Taylor Adams

The best pure inside midfielder and contested possession-winner in the draft class, Hobbs is a master at winning the footy at the coalface and his quick hands make him a threat at stoppages. Yet unlike a lot of inside midfielders, Hobbs has great composure with the ball when in tight, often opting against thumping the ball forward by foot. The on-baller recently met again with the Tigers, who appear to be Hobbs’ preferred club. But the Dockers like the Vic Country prospect, who’d bring grunt to Freo’s on-ball brigade.

Knightmare

https://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_...-full-afl-phantom-draft-every-club-every-pick

Height, Weight: 183cm, 80kg
Profile: A dominant contested ball winner and tackler, Hobbs is one of the readiest to play midfielders in this draft. While Hobbs lacks the kick, speed, athleticism and x-factor of a lot of other top prospects, he plays a consistent brand of football and impacts games with his ferocious attack on the ball and defensive effort.
 

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