Essendon has secured tall utility Patrick Voss via pick No.9 in the 2021 NAB AFL Rookie Draft.
The 194cm prospect arrives at the Bombers from Oakleigh Chargers and the GWS Giants Academy.
A physical player who looks comfortable in all thirds of the ground, Voss is set to bring a sharp competitive edge, strong marking and aggressive tackling in the red and black. He's an athletic type who possesses a booming kick.
Hailing from the Riverina of NSW, Voss was a part of the GWS Giants Academy this year, but spent the season playing for Oakleigh Chargers and attending Wesley College.
He impressed for the Chargers in seven matches this season, averaging 14.7 disposals and 5.6 marks.
General manager of list and recruiting Adrian Dodoro said Voss had plenty to offer across a variety of positions.
"He'll bring toughness, aggression, a want and desire to hunt the opposition. That was something we wanted to address with the team," Dodoro said.
"He can play back, forward and on ball. His identity as a player is still to be addressed, but he's a big, raw-boned kid and he's very welcome here at the footy club."
PATRICK VOSS AT A GLANCE:
Team: Oakleigh Chargers/GWS Giants Academy
DOB: June 29, 2003
Key strengths: Booming kick, physicality, strong marking