33 Corey Watts

Height
194cm
Weight
92kg
Current Team
Sandringham Dragons, Vic Metro
Birthday
February 2, 2001

A best and fairest winner at Sandringham in his bottom-age year, Watts has some great traits when it comes to key defenders. He reads the ball well in the air, positions himself well and comes across to spoil or clunk an intercept mark. The concern or knock with Watts is when he does win the ball, like many taller players, he can make errors by foot. He works as hard as anyone, and while his ground balls are something he wants to continue working on – laying just 1.3 tackles per game – his aerial ability of 4.0 marks from 12.8 disposals this year is what makes him standout. He has great endurance for a tall with 21.3 on the yo-yo test at the Rookie Me Draft Combine and it helps him work over opposing defenders all game long. More readymade than most other key defenders, he has areas to build upon, but a number of traits that also catch the eye in the back half.

STRENGTHS: Intercept marking, spoiling, one-on-ones, endurance, work rate
IMPROVEMENTS: Kicking, ground balls

DRAFT CENTRAL’S INTERVIEW WITH COREY WATTS AT THE ROOKIE ME DRAFT COMBINE:

NAB League Boys

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2018Sandringham Dragons123100223788114530067510167.76.313.94.90.01.90.055
2019Sandringham Dragons1051002056472132201988390166.66.312.84.01.21.30.050
Total-22820042814215327750191415900327.16.313.44.40.61.60.0105

Under 18s Championships

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2019Vic Metro1311247101400014026.55.512.03.50.00.00.044
Total-1311247101400014026.55.512.03.50.00.00.044

Results

(Preliminary Finals)
Ikon Park

(Semi-Finals)
Ikon Park

(Qualifying Final)
MARS Stadium

(Wildcard Round)
Preston City Oval

(Round 17)
Avalon Airport Oval

(Round 15)
UTAS Stadium (Launceston)

(Round 14)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 13)
Burbank Oval

(Round 12)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 3)
Alberton Oval

(Round 1)
Lathlain Park

(Round 9)
Morwell Recreational Reserve

(Round 8)
Victoria Park (Echuca)

(Round 7)
RSEA Park

(Round 5)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 3)
Preston City Oval

(Round 2)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 1)
RSEA Park

(Preliminary Final)
Ikon Park

(Elimination Finals)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 16)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 15)
Avalon Airport Oval

(Round 14)
Box Hill City Oval

(Round 13)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 11)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 9)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 10)
Warrawee Park

(Round 8)
Shepley Oval

Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 5)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 4)
Norm Minns Oval

(Round 3)
Trevor Barker Oval

(Round 2)
Rams Arena

(Round 1)
Frankston Oval