- June 26, 2018
STRENGTHS: Kick penetration, decision making, link-up play
IMPROVEMENTS: Consistency, accumulation
SUMMARY: Caulfield Grammarian, James Jordon has bolted into draft contention on the back of solid displays at the school football level. Having also represented the winning Associated Public Schools (APS) side, Jordon charged into the Oakleigh team and put his name forward with some promising glimpses late in the year. Jordon’s strengths lie on the outside at this point, with a penetrating kick seeing teammates look for him by hand to deliver the ball inside 50. It’s no wonder why they trust him with that responsibility either, with Jordan’s sound decision making and booming boot making him dangerous going forward. Areas for improvement include his consistency, as he can explode at times during a game and then go quiet for long patches. Another would be his accumulation and winning his own ball, as Jordon finds himself on the end of handball receives more often than not, but should look to find it more so he can have an even greater impact. Given there have been a couple of notable bolters this year, it will be interesting to see where the Oakleigh product sits come draft time.
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