Senior Darcy Wilmot (2021-)

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Darcy Wilmot
Height: 183cm

Weight: 75kg

D.O.B: 31-12-2003

Leagues: NAB League Boys

POSITION: Medium Defender

SNAPSHOT: "A tenacious and brave half-back whose most flashy weapons show on the attack, as he breaks the lines with great speed and ball use."

Small-medium defenders can often be dime a dozen, but Darcy Wilmot is one with eye-catching points of difference. The Northern Knights rebounder blends flair and toughness with his pacy forward forays and astute intercept efforts, making for an exciting and well rounded game in defence. He represented Vic Metro at Under 16 level and repeated the feat in this year's Under 19 challenge match, continuing his rise towards top 20 status in 2021. As effectively the youngest player in the draft pool, born on December 31, Wilmot is one day off being ineligible and has plenty of development let in him.


Despite an interrupted season, Darcy Wilmot and his Northern Knights teammates have been thriving throughout the fluctuating 2021 NAB league season.

Wilmot, an attacking half back flanker for the competition’s third placed side, is averaging over 15 disposals this season, embracing his role as one of his team’s most pivotal players.

After playing seven out of the Knights’ nine games, Wilmot is happy with his season so far, and felt he’d been putting together a consistent string of games before Victorian’s lockdowns returned.

“I think from the start of the season to where we are now… I feel like I’m playing pretty good footy,” he says.

 

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THE FIRST thing you notice about Darcy Wilmot is the dash.

The all-action 183cm Northern Knights defender has the type of flair, speed and skill in possession that has easily captured the attention of AFL recruiters. But it's the 'other' stuff that has elevated Wilmot into the upper echelons of this year's NAB AFL Draft crop.

Wilmot has the run and carry, in addition to the penetration and precision by foot, that makes him such an attractive prospect. He then complements that excitement with a toughness and a willingness to defend that is not often associated with those as creative as him off half-back.


First-round draft talent Darcy Wilmot combines class with a bit of mongrel off half-back and hopes to follow in his late father’s footsteps come draft night.

 

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Darcy looks like one of the most exciting prospects I've seen get to the club in a long time. Sheehan said earlier that he'd be pick 1 next year if he was born a couple of hours later.

Can't wait to see Darcy play. Give him the no 1 I reckon.
 

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While the Giants were on the clock, Sydney rang about moving up from pick 18, while Melbourne had offered pick 19 and 39 for the selection and Brisbane was interested with 20 and a future second-round pick. It's likely all had the same idea in mind – snaring defender Darcy Wilmot – and even though the Lions had the next pick (where Wilmot was selected), by purchasing the Giants' selection it would have meant no other club could leapfrog them.

Hawthorn, too, had offered pick 23 and a future second-round pick for 15 but the Giants didn't budge, instead opting to take a needs-based approach to the selection.

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Brisbane jumped on Wilmot once its turn came, targeting and finding an attacking half-back with pace and competitiveness

 
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