STRENGTHS: Acceleration, tackling, defensive work, composure
IMPROVEMENTS: Endurance, accumulation
SUMMARY: The sole Tasmanian to receive a State Draft Combine invitation, Mansell is the cousin of highly touted fellow North Launceston teenager, Tarryn Thomas. Mansell’s attack on the ball is as good as anyone’s and he is a fierce tackler, averaging four per game at the National Under 18 Championships. He is a composed user of the football and has terrific acceleration off the mark (2.96 seconds in the 20m sprint) that helps him both offensively and defensively. He could continue to develop his endurance further, registering 20.5 on the Yo-yo test at the State Draft Combine, and also find more of the football, but overall he looms as a draft smokey and has good upside.
Under 18s Championships