STRENGTHS: Agility, mobility, height, follow-up work, athleticism
IMPROVEMENTS: Strength, speed
SUMMARY: Darcy Fort one of the best ruckman running around in the state leagues. Having spent the past couple of years developing his craft in the SANFL as the number one ruckman at Central Districts, Fort’s agility and mobility has stood out, especially for such a big guy (205cm). Given the way the game is headed, Fort’s ability to take a contested grab up forward is a key asset. When up against Port Adelaide listed big men Peter Ladhams and Billy Frampton during the season, Fort simply dominated, collecting 18 disposals, five marks, four tackles, 36 hitouts and a goal to really grab the attention of recruiters. Regarded as one of the best ruck prospects during his top-age year, Darcy’s athleticism and follow-up work around the stoppages is also worth noting. Clubs will be hoping to harness his athleticism, whilst looking to improve his overall strength. Question marks remain over his speed likely restricting him from playing a permanent role up forward, so therefore being a pure ruck.