Player Watch Max Lynch

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Baird

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 3, 2012
9,958
13,572
AFL Club
West Coast
I sure hope Deluca wasn't watching the draft tracker just now, thinking he got a second chance only to discover that the tracker made an error.
 

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Lefthanded

Club Legend
Sep 9, 2013
2,984
1,871
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Collingwood
https://afl*******************/player/max-lynch/ - edit: doesn't let you post the link but instead of **** think afl draft central.com.au without the spaces
Ruckman | Murray Bushrangers/ NSW-ACT
12/09/98 | 199cm | 99kg
Player Comparison: Sam Jacobs

Snapshot:

Max Lynch appears likely to be one of the few ruckman drafted in 2016. After playing only a few games for the Murray Bushrangers in 2015, after coming from a soccer background- Lynch has developed into a nice prospect.

At TAC Cup level, Lynch has showed off his ability to cover the ground and impact around the ground. This makes him among the handful of ruckman in this years draft who can cover the ground like the modern ruckman have to. He also showed off his strength as well as he has often beaten ruckman in the ball-ups and throw-ins with his raw strength.

At state level he continued his form and played a handy role for the Allies as a ruckman. Lynch stepped up to compete against the likes of Tim English, Peter Ladhams and Sean Darcy who are some of the better ruckman in the draft. During the carnival he split his time rucking alongside Northern Territory ruckman Tony Olango.

This lead to him being selected to play in the u18 All Stars game. Although he played limited time in the ruck, he still impressed with his mobility and strength.

Statistics:

https://afldraftcentral.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Screen-Shot-2016-11-15-at-11.31.12-AM-1024x155.png

Strengths:

  • Mobility
  • Strength
  • Tap work
  • Marking
One of Lynch’s best traits is his ability to move around the ground. On the ground he is one of the best as he practically glides around the ground. This gives him the ability to impact the game unlike a lot of ruckman can, as he becomes almost like an extra midfielder in the contest. This should intrigue clubs as he fits the mould for the mobile modern ruck.

Lynch also blends his mobility with some good strength. At 99kg, he is one of the bulkiest ruck prospects in the draft. Against kids this year, he has practically manhandled them out of the way of ruck taps and marking contests. This strength will mean he could be fast tracked into the AFL system as he does not need to bulk up beforehand.

His tap work is also very strong as a ruck. Max Lynch hits very good tap zones as a ruckman and taps to advantage nearly every time. This was evident during the National Under 18 Championships when he tapped the ball to his teammates one third of the time in ruck contests. This makes him quite an asset to have, as you can expect every three tap at least one will be down a teammate’s throat.

Marking is another aspect of his game which has impressed me. As a ruckman, Lynch provides strong hands in the air and is nearly unbeatable with a leap at the ball. This has made him a great target for kick outs and an intercepting threat when around the forward 50. This is a skill which has translated from his goalkeeping background into his football as a ruckman.

Improvements:

  • Kicking
  • Football IQ
One improvement Lynch could make to his game is his kicking. Talls usually have a bad wrap for being bad kicks of the football and Lynch unfortunately fits this stereotype. He drops the ball very high and often bends back when kicking. This makes his kicking lack penetration and accuracy at times when kicking, averaging just 55.1 per cent efficiency by foot. This is something that can be improved at club level but will take time.

Max Lynch is also not the smartest footballer. At times Max can look lost as he tries to find the football. He often heads into “dead” space where he cannot be used and does not have great running patterns as a ruckman. Up forward, he leads into less effective positions and does not get the best positioning in marking contests like other ruckman of the same age. This has curtailed his impact this year as a he does not know where to run as a ruckman.

Highlights:

Summary:

Max Lynch as a player has a lot of traits similar to Sam Jacobs of the Adelaide Crows. Sam, like Lynch is a jack-of-trades ruckman who is good in his tap work, mobility and strength without being a standout in any one field. They both experience similar problems by foot but have shown they can stand out without being a great kick.

As a ruckman he could fall anywhere, but is more then likely to be bid on by a club late draft or taken by GWS in the rookie draft. As an academy player GWS have first go at him, but might have to let go of him as they have several top prospects coming through their academy. Clubs like West Coast, Western Bulldogs and Richmond are the clubs who I would expect to bid on Lynch as he is one of the few standout rucks with a late selection in the 2016 National Draft.

Max Lynch is a good player with his mix of strength and ruck ability. He has all the raw tools as a ruckman but will need to work on the skills side of his game if he’s going to make it at AFL level.
 

Bad Horse

Petfood
Mar 26, 2016
4,392
11,887
AFL Club
Collingwood
https://afl*******************/player/max-lynch/ - edit: doesn't let you post the link but instead of **** think afl draft central.com.au without the spaces
Ruckman | Murray Bushrangers/ NSW-ACT
12/09/98 | 199cm | 99kg
Player Comparison: Sam Jacobs

Snapshot:

Max Lynch appears likely to be one of the few ruckman drafted in 2016. After playing only a few games for the Murray Bushrangers in 2015, after coming from a soccer background- Lynch has developed into a nice prospect.

At TAC Cup level, Lynch has showed off his ability to cover the ground and impact around the ground. This makes him among the handful of ruckman in this years draft who can cover the ground like the modern ruckman have to. He also showed off his strength as well as he has often beaten ruckman in the ball-ups and throw-ins with his raw strength.

At state level he continued his form and played a handy role for the Allies as a ruckman. Lynch stepped up to compete against the likes of Tim English, Peter Ladhams and Sean Darcy who are some of the better ruckman in the draft. During the carnival he split his time rucking alongside Northern Territory ruckman Tony Olango.

This lead to him being selected to play in the u18 All Stars game. Although he played limited time in the ruck, he still impressed with his mobility and strength.

Statistics:

https://afl*******************/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Screen-Shot-2016-11-15-at-11.31.12-AM-1024x155.png

Strengths:

  • Mobility
  • Strength
  • Tap work
  • Marking
One of Lynch’s best traits is his ability to move around the ground. On the ground he is one of the best as he practically glides around the ground. This gives him the ability to impact the game unlike a lot of ruckman can, as he becomes almost like an extra midfielder in the contest. This should intrigue clubs as he fits the mould for the mobile modern ruck.

Lynch also blends his mobility with some good strength. At 99kg, he is one of the bulkiest ruck prospects in the draft. Against kids this year, he has practically manhandled them out of the way of ruck taps and marking contests. This strength will mean he could be fast tracked into the AFL system as he does not need to bulk up beforehand.

His tap work is also very strong as a ruck. Max Lynch hits very good tap zones as a ruckman and taps to advantage nearly every time. This was evident during the National Under 18 Championships when he tapped the ball to his teammates one third of the time in ruck contests. This makes him quite an asset to have, as you can expect every three tap at least one will be down a teammate’s throat.

Marking is another aspect of his game which has impressed me. As a ruckman, Lynch provides strong hands in the air and is nearly unbeatable with a leap at the ball. This has made him a great target for kick outs and an intercepting threat when around the forward 50. This is a skill which has translated from his goalkeeping background into his football as a ruckman.

Improvements:

  • Kicking
  • Football IQ
One improvement Lynch could make to his game is his kicking. Talls usually have a bad wrap for being bad kicks of the football and Lynch unfortunately fits this stereotype. He drops the ball very high and often bends back when kicking. This makes his kicking lack penetration and accuracy at times when kicking, averaging just 55.1 per cent efficiency by foot. This is something that can be improved at club level but will take time.

Max Lynch is also not the smartest footballer. At times Max can look lost as he tries to find the football. He often heads into “dead” space where he cannot be used and does not have great running patterns as a ruckman. Up forward, he leads into less effective positions and does not get the best positioning in marking contests like other ruckman of the same age. This has curtailed his impact this year as a he does not know where to run as a ruckman.

Highlights:

Summary:

Max Lynch as a player has a lot of traits similar to Sam Jacobs of the Adelaide Crows. Sam, like Lynch is a jack-of-trades ruckman who is good in his tap work, mobility and strength without being a standout in any one field. They both experience similar problems by foot but have shown they can stand out without being a great kick.

As a ruckman he could fall anywhere, but is more then likely to be bid on by a club late draft or taken by GWS in the rookie draft. As an academy player GWS have first go at him, but might have to let go of him as they have several top prospects coming through their academy. Clubs like West Coast, Western Bulldogs and Richmond are the clubs who I would expect to bid on Lynch as he is one of the few standout rucks with a late selection in the 2016 National Draft.

Max Lynch is a good player with his mix of strength and ruck ability. He has all the raw tools as a ruckman but will need to work on the skills side of his game if he’s going to make it at AFL level.

Sounds like at worst he could be ideal as a structural beam to hold up the much wanted awning at the Holden Centre.
 

TW Sherrin

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 7, 2014
11,694
11,416
?
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
49ers
https://afl*******************/player/max-lynch/ - edit: doesn't let you post the link but instead of **** think afl draft central.com.au without the spaces
Ruckman | Murray Bushrangers/ NSW-ACT
12/09/98 | 199cm | 99kg
Player Comparison: Sam Jacobs

Snapshot:

Max Lynch appears likely to be one of the few ruckman drafted in 2016. After playing only a few games for the Murray Bushrangers in 2015, after coming from a soccer background- Lynch has developed into a nice prospect.

At TAC Cup level, Lynch has showed off his ability to cover the ground and impact around the ground. This makes him among the handful of ruckman in this years draft who can cover the ground like the modern ruckman have to. He also showed off his strength as well as he has often beaten ruckman in the ball-ups and throw-ins with his raw strength.

At state level he continued his form and played a handy role for the Allies as a ruckman. Lynch stepped up to compete against the likes of Tim English, Peter Ladhams and Sean Darcy who are some of the better ruckman in the draft. During the carnival he split his time rucking alongside Northern Territory ruckman Tony Olango.

This lead to him being selected to play in the u18 All Stars game. Although he played limited time in the ruck, he still impressed with his mobility and strength.

Statistics:

https://afl*******************/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Screen-Shot-2016-11-15-at-11.31.12-AM-1024x155.png

Strengths:

  • Mobility
  • Strength
  • Tap work
  • Marking
One of Lynch’s best traits is his ability to move around the ground. On the ground he is one of the best as he practically glides around the ground. This gives him the ability to impact the game unlike a lot of ruckman can, as he becomes almost like an extra midfielder in the contest. This should intrigue clubs as he fits the mould for the mobile modern ruck.

Lynch also blends his mobility with some good strength. At 99kg, he is one of the bulkiest ruck prospects in the draft. Against kids this year, he has practically manhandled them out of the way of ruck taps and marking contests. This strength will mean he could be fast tracked into the AFL system as he does not need to bulk up beforehand.

His tap work is also very strong as a ruck. Max Lynch hits very good tap zones as a ruckman and taps to advantage nearly every time. This was evident during the National Under 18 Championships when he tapped the ball to his teammates one third of the time in ruck contests. This makes him quite an asset to have, as you can expect every three tap at least one will be down a teammate’s throat.

Marking is another aspect of his game which has impressed me. As a ruckman, Lynch provides strong hands in the air and is nearly unbeatable with a leap at the ball. This has made him a great target for kick outs and an intercepting threat when around the forward 50. This is a skill which has translated from his goalkeeping background into his football as a ruckman.

Improvements:

  • Kicking
  • Football IQ
One improvement Lynch could make to his game is his kicking. Talls usually have a bad wrap for being bad kicks of the football and Lynch unfortunately fits this stereotype. He drops the ball very high and often bends back when kicking. This makes his kicking lack penetration and accuracy at times when kicking, averaging just 55.1 per cent efficiency by foot. This is something that can be improved at club level but will take time.

Max Lynch is also not the smartest footballer. At times Max can look lost as he tries to find the football. He often heads into “dead” space where he cannot be used and does not have great running patterns as a ruckman. Up forward, he leads into less effective positions and does not get the best positioning in marking contests like other ruckman of the same age. This has curtailed his impact this year as a he does not know where to run as a ruckman.

Highlights:

Summary:

Max Lynch as a player has a lot of traits similar to Sam Jacobs of the Adelaide Crows. Sam, like Lynch is a jack-of-trades ruckman who is good in his tap work, mobility and strength without being a standout in any one field. They both experience similar problems by foot but have shown they can stand out without being a great kick.

As a ruckman he could fall anywhere, but is more then likely to be bid on by a club late draft or taken by GWS in the rookie draft. As an academy player GWS have first go at him, but might have to let go of him as they have several top prospects coming through their academy. Clubs like West Coast, Western Bulldogs and Richmond are the clubs who I would expect to bid on Lynch as he is one of the few standout rucks with a late selection in the 2016 National Draft.

Max Lynch is a good player with his mix of strength and ruck ability. He has all the raw tools as a ruckman but will need to work on the skills side of his game if he’s going to make it at AFL level.
after reading that I cant believe he wasnt a top 20 pick.
 

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