The tall, versatile midfielder missed most of the pre-season and the opening two rounds after injuring a shoulder in a surfing mishap but quickly moved into top stride with a series of best-afield efforts for the Western Jets to make the Vic Metro side.
A strong mark and lovely left-foot kick, he can also play at either end and is particularly adept around goal.
From Recruiting Manager Bryce Lewis
“Oscar’s a boy from the Western Jets who has actually been training with Werribee, our VFL affiliate in the lead-up to the Rookie Draft. He’s a really good size at 192 centimetres and has played in all areas across the ground.
“He reads the ball really well, is a very good intercept mark and has a penetrating left-foot kick.
“He had some injury disruption so he didn’t get a lot of exposure at national level, but finished off the year really strongly with the Western Jets.
“As the co-captain of the Jets, he’s highly regarded for his character and leadership and you see that in the way he goes about it on the field.”
Draft History: Pick 28 2016 AFL Rookie Draft (North Melbourne)