Name: Benjamin Ronke
Draft range: 40-50
Strong, contested ball winner with explosive acceleration.
- Contested footy
- Can also move forward and kick goals
- Foot skills
- Decision making under pressure
Ronke is an aggressive inside midfielder who enjoyed an impressive second half of the season in the TAC Cup, to burst into draft contention.
He demonstrated a great ability to win contested ball and has great acceleration out of stoppages.
Ronke featured in the best players for Calder Cannons in his last seven games of the season and played two VFL games late in the year.
He can however, rush his disposal and can be inconsistent by foot.
Essendon has committed to recruiting him as a rookie if he slips through to the rookie draft.