Preferred foot: Right
Role: Inside lockdown small defender (BP/HBF)
> Footy smart - good play reader – takes quite a few relieving marks in defence from opposition kicks – good idea of his role – knows when to stick to and zone off his opponent
> All-round ball winner – capable of winning it inside and outside traffic – not quite a ball magnet but produces solid numbers at WAFL level (around 19d per game)
> Very good agility – more his defensive agility than offensive evasiveness
> Strong aerially – below average reach for his height, however very competitive, strong attack, holds his position well and is an effective spoiler
> AFL ready - strongly built with very good core strength and very highly credentialed WAFL footballer – 2004 colts TOTY FB, triple premiership player, 2007 MOTY, dual WA state rep, 2007 and 2008 WAFL TOTY – HBF and Subiaco B&F winner.
> Very slow off the mark and well below average pace wise (ruckman slow) – likes to carry the footy, but does it with 0 threat to the opposition
> Below average user by foot and – right foot, capable of using left in trouble – minimal hurt factor, average penetration and precision – prone to turning it over on occasions – DM isn’t routinely good enough
> Vanilla – nothing special about his game that will make him stand out at AFL level (barely stands out at WAFL level)
Sound by hand – quick reflexes, good vision in traffic, decent hurt factor and effective at using the sweeping handball
> Sound hands – reasonable reliability
> Average leap
> Decent engine – high 13s beep test
If Broughton is drafted he will have certainly earnt it through several years of good performances, however I find it hard to see him as more than just a very good WAFL player that would struggle with the extra game pace at AFL. At best could be a solid but dour small defender.