IN the build up to football eventually returning, Draft Central takes a look at some of this year’s brightest names who have already represented their state in some capacity leading into 2020. While plenty can change between now and then, we will provide a bit of an insight into players, how they performed at pre-season testing, and some of our scouting notes on them from last year.
Next under the microscope in our AFL Draft watch is Peel Thunder’s Isiah Winder, an exciting small who has eyes on a WAFL League debut. The Peel prospect shone with four goals throughout the Thunder’s 2019 Colts finals campaign, and has hit the ground running this season in a more advanced role up the field.
Winder has collected 26 and 32 disposals in his two outings to date, while still being able to find the goals. He is a constant threat up forward with his sticky hands, evasion, and goal sense, while also being able to utilise his speed, agility, and smarts to impact through midfield. He looms as a serious bolter for this year’s AFL Draft as he continues to put runs on the board.
(Peel Thunder/Western Australia)
DOB: May 16, 2002
Position: Small Forward/Midfielder
Strengths: Goal sense, speed, clean hands, x-factor, upside
2020 WAFL Colts averages: 2 games | 29 disposals | 6 marks | 7 tackles | 2.5 inside 50s | 1 goal
PRESEASON TESTING RESULTS:
Did not test.
By: Lenny Fogliani
The bottom-aged prospect showed why he finished in the top 10 of the Jack Clarke Medal with a sizzling performance. He finished with 10 possessions, four marks, two inside 50s and a goal. The highlight of his game came in the second quarter when he stepped his way around an opponent before he snapped through his second goal.
Picture: Aaron Kirby/Coastal Times
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