Position: HFF/BP (QB role)/(HFF?)
Style: Scott McMahon?
> Very good-excellent reader of the play across half back (particularly excellent reader of opposition kicks) - 18dpg and 6mpg playing a sweeping role (‘quarterback’) across half back
> Strong OH mark for his size – clean hands, good reader of flight and capable of taking under contested pressure
> Good leap
> Whilst he doesn’t have standout pace he provides good drive from defence with his run and kicking abilitiy
> Clean hands
> Poised DMer with very good vision by foot
> Somewhat slimly built at present
> Doesn’t seem a great feeder – lacks power and precision
> Athletic ability may be somewhat of a query - seems to only have OK pace and evasive ability - unsure of running capacity (have heard he has good endurance)
> Decent ball user by right foot – decent-good weighting, depth and accuracy– kicks lack a bit of power on occasions (should improve with added strength?) - has a reasonable left foot if needed – very high efficiency at U18 Championships (85%)
> Unsure of potential to play midfield, but seems a natural BP/HBF player – I have also heard he has been very effective playing across half forward at SANFL reserves and quite a few SA watchers have mentioned that is his best position
Menzel is a very good rebounding HBF prospect that can apparently push forward just as if not more effectively(?).He should at least be a serviceable depth/emergency player, at best I think he could be a top 150 AFL player. He’s worth a mid 2nd round to early 3rd round selection.