2016 AFL Draft prospects: Patrick Kerr

Name: Patrick Kerr
Position: Key forward
DOB: 31-07-1998
Height: 194cm
Weight: 93kg
Draft range: 20-30

Pub summary
Key forward who has a good set of hands both in the air and on the lead, while also a very accurate shot for goal when he is on.


  • Good set shot technique
  • Quick on the lead
  • Great mark above his head


  • Can lose confidence at times, which affects his kicking
  • Lack of defensive pressure


Kerr is the grandson of former Carlton hall of fame member Laurie Kerr. However, unlike his famous grandfather, who was a fast onballer, Kerr, is a tall forward.

He is quick on the lead and has a good set of hands, as he showed during the Under 18-Championships, where he took the most marks on the lead of any player at the carnival.

When he is confident, he is a brilliant shot for goal and he has a sound technique and is a real asset. However, if his confidence is down, he can be prone to having the yips.

He is also good at ground level for his size and may develop into a mid-sized third forward option as his career progresses.

Under-18 Championships statistics:

Games: 3
Average disposals: 8.3
Average contested possessions: 3.3
Total goals: 9
Average marks: 6
Average tackles: 0.3
Average clangers: 0.7
Average inside 50s: 1.3