Wodonga product Oliver Hollands is one of the leading outside midfield options ahead of the 2022 National Draft after piecing together a prolific season with the Murray Bushrangers and Vic Country.

Hollands boasts the versatility to play on the fringes of the engine room or right at the coalface, earning his stripes as a competitive midfielder that can comfortably piece together a formidable four-quarter effort.

The younger brother of 2020 Draft Pick 7 Elijah, who has played five games for Gold Coast, Hollands's strengths aren't too similar to his sibling.

While Elijah is an explosive onballer that can also impact the forward third of the forward Oliver is a damaging threat across all corners of the game thanks to his elite aerobic capacity.

The winner of the 2km time trial at the National Combine, Hollands uses his endurance to compete until the final siren and leave his opponents behind him.

This ability also allows the teenager to roam free and find his own ball, which resulted in 23.3 disposals per game to go with his averages of 6.5 marks, 3.5 tackles and 2.3 inside 50s.

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While his elite endurance isn't matched with speed, Hollands makes up for it with his ability to compete for the contested ball.

Likely to fall in the midriff of the first round, AFL clubs such as the Western Bulldogs and Carlton are sure to have their sights on Hollands as they plan to strengthen their wing pairing.

The Blues will see Hollands as a long-time partner for 2022 recruit Blake Acres, while the Dogs' midfield is set for a shuffle after losing Josh Dunkley and Lachie Hunter.

State: Victoria Country
State League Club: Murray Bushrangers
Community Club: Wodonga
Date of Birth: 16/01/2004
Height: 183cm
Weight: 71kg


Aerobic Capacity
Midfield Versatility
Ball-Winning Ability
Attacking/Defensive Balance



Draft Range

Mid First Round

Potential Landing Spots

Carlton (Pick 10), Western Bulldogs (Pick 11), Sydney (Pick 14)

AFL Comparisons

Tom Scully
Ed Langdon
Mitch Duncan

Expert comments

"Hollands capped a really strong finish to the season by gathering 23 disposals and seven marks as Vic Country's best midfielder against Vic Metro last week. His run of form had started in Vic Country's previous game, against Western Australia in July, and carried through, with the two-way running midfielder picking up 27 disposals in each of the Bushrangers' final two games." - Callum Twomey (AFL.com.au)