29 Jake Riccardi

Height
194cm
Weight
96kg
Birthday
November 7, 1999

A hard working key forward, the former Calder Cannons player stepped up at state level. In his first full year at Werribee, Riccardi won the Fothergill-Round-Mitchell Medal as the best young player in the VFL. The past 13 recipients have gone on to be drafted, and with a consistent year, strong hands and a high work rate, Riccardi is a readymade forward option. He was quite raw in his few years at TAC Cup level with Calder, but showed promising glimpses – including in a five-goal performance at his would-be home of Avalon Airport Oval in late-2018 – which he now looks to have returned more consistently and at a higher level. Riccardi’s size and the potential to play different roles inside 50 still makes him a prospect with scope, able to kick a bag and rip the game open with high marks on the lead.

STRENGTHS: Marking, scoreboard impact, work rate, consistency, strength
IMPROVEMENTS: Defensive pressure, speed

DRAFT CENTRAL’S INTERVIEW WITH JAKE RICCARDI AT THE STATE DRAFT COMBINE:

NAB League Boys

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2017Calder Cannons9989188587411331441433117166.25.611.83.62.81.90.453
2018Calder Cannons12359182815612927441138318139.54.514.06.23.42.11.476
Total-222148370139130242588825711425297.75.112.84.83.02.00.9129

Career Total

SeasonKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
20179989188587411331441433117166.25.611.83.62.81.90.453
201812359182815612927441138318139.54.514.06.23.42.11.476
Total222148370139130242588825711425297.75.112.84.83.02.00.9129

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