MELBOURNE, VICTORIA - MAY 30: the Harrison Kol and Alex Witherden of the Falcons look on during warm up priort to the round nine TAC Cup match between the Western jets and the Geelong Falcons at Avalon Airport Oval on May 30, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Smith/AFL Media/Getty Images)

2016 AFL Draft prospects: Alex Witherden

Name: Alex Witherden
Position: Half-back
DOB: 10-09-1998
Height: 189cm
Weight: 79kg
Draft range: 20-35

Pub Summary
Attacking half-back, with silky skills and can match up well on different sized opponents.

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Strengths

  • Foot skills
  • Composure

Weaknesses 

  • Pace
  • Lack of footy in 2016, due to season ending broken leg

Overall

Witherden did not have an opportunity to showcase his talents to recruiters much in 2016, suffering a season ending broken leg in May.

He has recently returned to running after successful surgery.

In 2015 and when on the park this season, Witherden has shown elite kicking skills and can pinpoint a pass out of defence to set up attacking options for his team.

He averaged 18 disposals and seven contested possessions in 12 games for the Geelong Falcons in the TAC Cup last year.

He had been earmarked as a midfielder this year, before breaking his leg and may venture there at AFL level after a few years in the system.

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