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BTV: Sam Draper re-signs

12:00pm  Oct 25, 2017

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Sam
Draper

Height
203 cm
DOB
28-09-1998
Weight
105 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
0
Career
0
Goals
2017
0
Career
0
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
SamDraper

Player Bio

Background

Draper is 203cm and played with South Adelaide in the SANFL this year.  He was taken with the first overall pick in the Rookie Draft.  Draper began the season playing as a key defender before moving forward and spending more time in the ruck. Draper has only spent a limited time playing Aussie Rules.  He’d spent his youth exploring a variety of other sports, including soccer.

Essendon List and Recruiting Manager Adrian Dodoro says:

“We desperately needed to find a developing tall, they’re so hard to find, there are not many around in AFL circles at the moment.  He only started playing football in February this year.  He’s had a pretty steep rise this year.  He’s a big lump of a kid, he’s quick, has got good agility and is a former soccer player.”