Adam Cockie (Subiaco/WA) – Draft Profile

Height: 180cm
Weight: 82kg
Style: Inside running and linking midfielder/HBF
Preferred Foot: Right
Potential: 6.5-8/10


> Very good user by hand – effective, clean and precise in congestion, good vision and power
> Clean ball handling in and out of traffic
> Excellent work-ethic both ways – 2nd and 3rd efforts are commonplace and plays with a never say die attitude – relentless defensive pressure
> Ferocious, prolific and highly effective tackler
> Smart footballer – always keeps the ball moving forward cleanly and efficiently (through the corridor in preference to the wings – straightens the team up)
> Good all-round ball winning ability, but not a ball magnet in seniors (despite being one in colts)
> Very strong through the legs and core – ability to stand up/break/shrug off tackles
> Very good OH presence and ability for his height – excellent attack of the footy, safe hands, holds his position very well and has a good leap if needed
> Excellent agility and evasiveness (both testing and on-field in his defensive agility and also movement in traffic) and decent speed (tested a touch under 3s for 20m) – moves like an AFL footballer
> Performed very well at WAFL League level for Subiaco this year finishing 3rd in the B&F in a premiership winning year as a 19 year old including a highly impressive and vital WAFL GF performance


> Poor natural endurance base – high 12s beep test (however covers it up with very good mental/on-field endurance)
> Not a big ball winner at WAFL League level in 2008 – had very few games with more than 20 possessions


> Sound user by foot – low trajectory passes, technically unconventional (non linear and cuts inside), good penetration, can use left foot if needed
> Ability to play any of midfield (inside), HBF/BP or tagger.
> Father Michael played for South Fremantle during the 1980s
> Won the 2007 Jack Clarke medal (Colts B&F)
> Missed out on getting drafted previous 2 years (2006 very bottom aged and injury stricken, 2007 top-aged and missed WA U18s through injury)


Ticks most the boxes with little weaknesses. Lacks class and genuine star qualities to be more than a high B-grade player, but a very good bet for a 19 year old state leaguer to take the next step up and perform in the big league.

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