Name: Darcy Parish

Position: Midfielder

DOB: 25/07/1997

Height: 181cm

Weight: 74kg

Draft range: 1-5

Pub summary: Arguably the best midfielder in the draft

Strengths

  • Disposal
  • Decision making
  • Can play inside or outside the contest
  • Can hit the scoreboard

Weaknesses

  • Contested marking

Overall

Darcy Parish is an exciting prospect in this year’s AFL Draft. He has elite footskills, decision making and versatility and he will have fans liking their lips as they learn more about him.

Parish is one of the best midfielders in this draft and if you take out the academy players then he is definitely the best. His game is so well rounded, he can win his own ball if required, play outside and hurt teams with his disposal and vision. He can also go forward and kick dribbling checkside goals or go back and play the creative quarterback roll for his side.

When looking for a weakness in Parish’s game, it was hard to find one. I’ve settled on the fact that he can get out marked in one on one contests when he goes to the backline. Having said that, there is nothing wrong with his marking. He is just not a strong contested marking type.

Realistically, Parish will get selected between picks three to five. I expect Schache and Weitering to go one and two before him. However, after that, it is very even from picks three to ten.

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