Rhys Stanley (West Adelaide/SA) - Draft Profile

Height: 200.4cm
Weight: 88.5kg
Style: Inside ruckman/inside marking and leading forward
Preferred foot: Right
Potential: 5-7.5/10


> Decent pace for a ruck and good vertical leap
> Sound 2nd efforts and has solid ability at releasing runners and feed in traffic
> Has experience at senior level – 2 SANFL games – apparently acquitted himself well
> Capable resting as a forward and kicking goals
> Smart tapping ability – finds midfielders with a lot of his taps
> Very good kicking action – above average for a ruckman - has good power (kicks through the footy), control and linear set shot style
> Good OH grab – generally clean one take, both on the lead and in a pack – also capable of taking a ‘speccy’ too
> Provides very good pressure off the ball – has the ability to run down midfielders which only him and Naitanui do consistently out of the ruckman in this draft (not as good as Naita at doing it though)


> Lacks an engine
> Unmobile around the ground – doesn’t seem great at getting down with his hands to the ground balls
> Doesn’t win much of the ball – don’t think he knows where to run?


> Basketballing background


Stanley is still raw has some very attractive attributes for a ruckman, is bottom aged and still growing into his body. I see him as having good upside to be an above average 2nd ruck/forward for his team.

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