Nat Fyfe (Claremont/WA) - Draft Profile

Height: 187cm

Weight: 75kg (very low skinfolds)

Preferred foot: Right

Position: FP/HFF

Potential: 6.5-8/10


> Very smooth natural forward player with very good-uncanny goal sense and play reading ability - can play in a pocket as a 3rd tall marking target or in a ball winning, roaming high HFF roaming role - has some flair/X-factor about him, can get ball to boot quickly and capable of slotting them from most angles inside 50m and also capable of bringing teammates into the game

> Good leap - at a couple of cm reach advantage for his height

> Strong OH mark for his size

> Neat field kick over short-medium range

> Good recovery from marking contests – follows up quickly at ground level

> Very good running capacity (didn’t show at U18 championships level due to the roles he was given)


> Slim build and lacks body on body strength/balance in 1-1 duels – there may be some concerns about his ability to bulk up


> Hands seem somewhat inconsistent at ground level - at times prone to fumbling some he should take with relative ease

> Only OK pace and evasiveness at best – he plays quicker than he is due to his sharp football brain – pace should improve somewhat with added strength

> He can play as a 3rd tall forward deep very effectively and has played very effectively in a roaming high half forward role at colts, but not enough strength/power for midfield and probably not enough pace/penetration in his game for wing or HBF role

> For such a slightly built player he isn't afraid of putting his head over the football

> Capable of providing reasonable defensive pressure, but needs to do so more consistently

> Good championships primarily as a FP/3rd tall after not being selected for the first game - 9 goals from 4 games - excellent post championships form at WAFL colts including finals series and deserved (but didn't get) BOG in the colts GF IMO - WAFL colts TOTY FP


Fyfe is a very clever 3rd tall forward prospect who has had a very good year and shown rapid improvement throughout. He could potentially be the icing on the cake for an already well structured forward line. He’s worth a mid 2nd round to mid 3rd round pick IMO.

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