AFL Player #??: Alastair Lord - forward or back?

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Lore

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Alastair Lord
Midfielder/Small Defender
Height: 180cm
Weight: 76kg
D.O.B: 26-11-2003
Norwood, SANFL Under 18s

The eye-catching Lord is one who could bolt up draft boards from with his late-season performances. After missing the majority of his season due to injury, Lord managed to play a final-round SANFL Under 18s game and then one for the Croweaters. His skill and speed were on full display, and he is one who has plenty of upside, with building strength and developing an inside game the next steps.

At Under 18s level, the 180cm Lord averaged 22.4 disposals, 5.4 marks and 2.2 tackles across five games. As a player who can run-and-carry and use the ball well, Lord is one that will come into consideration despite limited showings outside school football. He weighs in at 76kg and is yet to test himself against senior opponents, but what he does with ball-in-hand would have some clubs no doubt considering him. A late-year birth - yet to turn 18 until after the day after the AFL National Draft, Lord could be having one of the best 18th birthdays should he be selected.

STRENGTHS:

+ Speed
+ Skill
+ Footy smarts
+ Accumulation
+ Hurt factor

IMPROVEMENTS:

- Contested work
- Strength
- Defensive attributes

 

Pweter

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He'll make it as a midfielder, he's outside the cursed 183-186cm range.

Don't know much about the SA boys beyond the 1st rounders and Draper. The strengths on his profile make great reading, the weaknesses can be overcome with work and attitude.
 

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Bipolarbear

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Reminds me of Kyle Reimers lol
 

Lore

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Dashing defender Alastair Lord has received the best present on the eve of his 18th birthday, joining Essendon in the 2021 NAB AFL Draft.

The Norwood product arrives at the Bombers via pick No.46 - the club's second selection.

A run-and-gun player who breaks the lines and uses the ball well, Lord averaged 22.4 disposals and 5.4 marks from his five SANFL matches this season.

Injuries limited his 2021 campaign, but Lord bounced back with a strong showing at the SA Draft Combine, recording the best agility test time (7.94 seconds) and the fifth-fastest 2km time trial (6.48 secs) of all players that took part in the Combine around the country.

Turns 18 tomorrow
 

naraku

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Looks a good prospect.

It's interesting that the two picks prior (Taylor and Arlo) where probably on our radar.

Welcome Lord
 

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