The powerful midfielder is an impressive athlete. He is fast, agile and can run all day, and he uses those attributes to break lines. He has improved his kicking by learning how to find more time and space from congested situations. A strong second half of the year propelled him to winning the Calder Cannons’ best and fairest. He can hit the scoreboard as well.
What we say:
Ben is a real live wire and reminds us a fair bit of a young Kieren Jack, Kieren was very similar to him when he was in his draft age. He is hard at the ball and covers the ground really well and for long periods. He has really clean hands, needs to tidy up his kick a little bit but we think that is easily done. We love the energy that he playes with and the velocity at which he attacks the ball. Kinnear Beatson – Recruiting and List Strategy Manager.
Draft History: Pick 17 2016 AFL Rookie Draft (Sydney)