Sam DRAPER

#38   Essendon

Age: 20yr 3mth Games: 0 Born: Sep 28, 1998
Height: 203cm Weight: 105kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Arrived at the club with knee tendonitis and endured a greatly interrupted pre-season. Still some time away.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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4 VFL Struggled to get his hands on the ball in some stints in the ruck. -
5 VFL Got his hands to a few balls in ruck contests, but unsighted once it hit the deck. -
6 VFL Did the bulk of the ruck work and was handy but appears a long-term proposition. -
7 VFL Spent short periods in the ruck and was just fair. Still can't find the ball around the ground. -
8 VFL Showed a bit more than he has in recent weeks. 32 hitouts and 10 possessions. -
9 VFL Ended up doing most of the ruckwork and was impressive against the Burgers. -
10 VFL Beaten in the ruck by Tiger talls, but continues to develop. -
11 VFL Only had small stints in the ruck and was just fair. -
12 VFL Supported Leuenberger in ruck and played forward. Tried, but conditions didn’t suit. -
13 Bye.
14 VFL Had 12 hitouts to go with six possessions. Just an afternoon. -
15 VFL Spent time in the ruck and was okay at best. Has some developing to do. -
16 VFL Had 37 hitouts to control the air, but just a handful of touches around the ground. -
17 Rested.
18 VFL Hardly sighted as the second ruck. 16 hitouts but only three disposals. -
19 VFL Essendon's big enforcer on the day. Numbers aren't big but made himself a presence. -
20 VFL Bye. -
21 VFL Tried hard in the ruck and did some nice things around the ground. -
22 VFL Impressed in the ruck with 33 hitouts. Developing well. -
23 VFL Took advantage when Abbott was injured early to dominate the ruck. 58 hitouts. -
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