AFL Player #??: Patrick Voss - Stiff-arming you into the next dimension

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eDPS

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Nov 4, 2010
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SNAPSHOT: “One of the most physical prospects in the draft pool, Voss has proven himself as a marking threat at both ends of the ground."
Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Academy member Patrick Voss has impressed onlookers in his school and NAB league performances throughout 2021, making a name for himself with his physicality and ferocious approach to the contest. A tall talent capable of playing in all areas of the ground, Voss has found ways to bring his best traits in a variety of roles, none more so than his strength, making a habit of fending off opponents and laying heavy tackles.

STRENGTHS:
Contested marking
Strength/physicality
Tackling
Versatility
Reading the play

IMPROVEMENTS:
Kicking
Agility
 

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BrunoV

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Like this pick. Just don't dick around, get him into the middle and start to build the next generation of mids. Voss and Hobbs can be the bash brothers.

I don't look at him as being any more speculative or uncertain a prospect than Lord is. If players are recruited to fill a need, and they have the attributes, it doesn't matter whether they are rookies as they will usually get the time they need.

It's when you can't clearly find a role or the player does have the attributes that the pick isn't going anywhere.

I think this makes a solid set of picks good. Give me Rantall now as an SPP. That would be a really appealing set of mids to put a few years into.
 
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Pweter

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I'm interested in what Kicking means in the context of "Improvements". Does he have an ok kick as long as he plays within his means, does he shank it more often than not, does he kick loopy kicks that hit the spot but give too much air time allowing the opposition a look in?

Either way, he's now a Don so I wish him a long and successful career.
 

BrunoV

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I'm interested in what Kicking means in the context of "Improvements". Does he have an ok kick as long as he plays within his means, does he shank it more often than not, does he kick loopy kicks that hit the spot but give too much air time allowing the opposition a look in?

Either way, he's now a Don so I wish him a long and successful career.

I think he's got a cannon which he uses indiscriminately.
 

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BrunoV

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Of course the website has added some mayo to his height.

He'll be 203cm by the start of pre-season.
 

TheGrizz

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I have always considered that, despite the diatribe by fans at the end of his career, we never truly replaced David Myers in the midfield.

I mean in the sense of a player with a big frame that was willing and able to just crash bodies, carve out space for other mids at stoppages and destroy opponents in a tackle. We needed someone who could do the dirty, grunt oriented aspects that all good midfields have.
He didn't have huge personal numbers, but statistically our midfield in general fared better when he was in our stoppage mix.

I have no idea if this kid is that, but he is big, strong, aggressive and loves the physical aspect of the game, including tackling. Kicking skills be damned, he is halfway to what we need already.
 

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