2016 AFL Draft prospects: Jack Scrimshaw

Name: Jack Scrimshaw
Position: Defender/midfielder
DOB:  1998
Height: 194cm
Weight: 80kg
Draft range: 10-20

Pub summary
Tall and versatile midfielder who can also play in defence and is a classy ball user.


  • Versatility
  • Decision making
  • Agility
  • Vision


  • Lean frame
  • Contested ball winning ability
  • Inconsistent by foot


Scrimshaw’s biggest appeal is his ability to play in multiple positions.

He has the height to play as a key defender, while his agile and wiry frame means he can also shift into the midfield.

He moves through traffic well and has brilliant evasive skills and a good burst of speed given his height.

However, he does need to work on his man marking in defence, as he is often easily outmuscled and outmarked.

He also has a terrific left peg on him an d can roost the ball a long way, however, his short passing often lets him down and he does need to improve on his accuracy at times, however, in general he is a good ball user can certainly find the footy.

Under-18 Championships statistics

  • Games: 3
  • Average disposals: 16.3
  • Average contested possessions: 5
  • Goals: 0
  • Average marks: 1.7
  • Average tackles: 4
  • Average clearances: 0.7
  • Average clangers: 1.3
  • Average inside 50s: 1