Sam DRAPER

#38   Essendon

Age: 20yr 6mth Games: 0 Born: Sep 28, 2020
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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