In the frame as a potential first-round pick at this month's draft, Cowan is a consistent and reliable option for AFL clubs to consider.
Cowan claimed the 2022 Morrish Medal following a stellar NAB League season with the Devils, where he averaged 26.9 disposals, 5.0 marks, 3.6 inside 50s and 8.3 rebounds 50s from his 12 games.
The Devonport native offers great dash and run from defence, but has a threatening ability to impact over-head that also complements his game.
Also accompanied by a booming foot and a hard-nosed attitude, Cowan is sure to add a bullish edge to an AFL club's rearguard from next year.
In a similar shape and build as Brisbane rookie Darcy Wilmot as a rebounding defensive option, Cowan could join the Montmorency product in having his name called out on the opening night of the draft.
Should he slip to the second round, the Western Bulldogs could see Cowan as an ideal prospect.
Position: Medium Defender
State League Club: Tasmania Devils
Community Club: Devonport
Date of Birth: 01/12/04
Run and Dash
Late First Round to Early Second Round
Potential Landing Spots
"A strong and powerful medium defender who intercepts extremely well is a penetrating kick and provided plenty of rebound for both the Tasmania Devils and Allies during an outstanding year. Averaged 22 disposals (75% efficiency), four tackles and six rebound 50s for the Allies at the 2022 NAB AFL National Championships U18 Boys and was rewarded with All-Australian." - Kevin Sheehan