2016 AFL Draft prospects: Jarrod Berry

Name: Jarrod Berry
Position: Midfield/half-back
DOB: 05-02-1998
Height: 191cm
Weight: 80kg
Draft range: 10-15

Pub summary
Versatile, tough midfield/half-back option who is athletic and has a good pair of hands.

Strengths:

  • Leadership
  • Athleticism
  • Overhead marking
  • Vision

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Weaknesses:

  • Injury prone
  • Kicking efficiency
  • No real best position

Overall

Berry is a tall, powerful, athletic, versatile player, who has been used in the midfield, off half-back and even closer to goal later this year for the North Ballarat Rebels in the TAC Cup.

He is a committed, professional player, who has outstanding leadership qualities, having captained the Rebels and Vic Country this year, when he was on the park at least. Berry has suffered several injuries over the past two seasons, with knee, shoulder and kidney issues keeping him on the sidelines.

However, his injuries have not tempered his hunger and aggression, with the 191cm draft hopeful as tough as they come.

It is unclear what his best position is at this stage, but that will not worry recruiters, with the youngster full of promise and he also possesses a great character and work rate, making him a difficult match-up wherever he plays.

Under-18 Championships statistics:

Games: 3
Average disposals: 12
Average contested possessions: 5
Average marks: 3
Average tackles: 5.3
Average clearances: 0.7
Average clangers: 1.7
Average inside 50s: 2.7

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