2016 AFL Draft prospects: Josh Daicos

Name: Josh Daicos
Position: Small forward/midfielder
DOB:  26-11-1998
Height: 178cm
Weight: 69kg
Draft range: Mid 20s

Pub summary
Talented small forward who can also move into the midfield and is deadly in front of goal. He has elite kicking skills and impressive hands.


  • Goal kicking
  • Hands
  • Goal sense


  • Lack of exposure to elite footy, having been held back from under-18 football until this season.
  • Size
  • Not a high disposal winner


The son of former Collingwood champion, Peter Daicos, Josh, is also a talented goal sneak.

He has good vision and can move well in front of goal in what can often be a crowded forward 50 these days and he is very good by foot. He was held back from Under-18 football until this season, and did not have much exposure early on this year,  breaking his hand during the season, however, he has improved with every game and his talent is clear to see.

Like his dad, he has a few tricks up his sleeve and he has great speed and agility.

He is set to be drafted by the Magpies under the father-son rule.

Under-18 Championships statistics

  • Games: 3
  • Average disposals: 11.3
  • Average contested possessions: 4.3
  • Goals: 2
  • Average marks: 3
  • Average tackles: 2.6
  • Average clearances: 0.7
  • Average clangers: 1
  • Average inside 50s: 1.3