AFL Draft Combine Player Review: Jarrod Brander

As one of the leading tall prospects heading into the 2017 NAB AFL Draft in November, Wentworth’s Jarrod Brander had plenty to show at the 2017 NAB AFL Draft Combine last week.

Standing at 194cm, Brander’s speed and endurance scores were results to note. Only 0.24 milliseconds behind the fastest runner in the Smartspeed 20m Sprint event, Brander’s adjustable skills were evident.

With growing aspirations of making the permanent move into the forward line, Brander will be disappointed with his goalkicking score of 15 out of 30, but will be hoping his work in front goal during the 2017 NAB AFL Under 18s Championships will prove his worth.

Brander did however, redeem himself with the ball, hitting 27 out of 30 targets – the highest of the AFL NSW/ACT players present at the Combine.

The 2017 NAB AFL Draft will take place on 24 November 2017 at Sydney Olympic Park.


Goalkicking – out of 30 goals 15 goals 50% accuracy 30 goals – Jordan Houlahan
Kicking – out of 30 targets 27 targets 90% accuracy 30 targets – Connor Balldenden
Smartspeed 20 metre sprint 3.11 sec 2.87 sec – Jack Petruccelle
Smartspeed agility test 8.40 sec 8.10 sec – Kane Farrell
Standing vertical jump 61cm 89cm – Aiden Boner
Running vertical jump 74cm 103cm – Kyron Hayden
Yo-Yo Run Level 21.1 Level 22.4 – Andrew Brayshaw
2km time trial 6 min 58 sec 6 min 9 sec – Dylan Moore


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