Position: Tall Defender (KPD or 3rd tall)
Style: Tayte Pears?
> Good strength in contested situations – good attack on the footy and a strong contested grab
> Very athletic - very quick off the mark and over distance and has a big vertical leap – provides good run out of defence and is a genuine line-breaker at full flight
> Effective and strong spoiler
> Good play reader
> Kicking reliability is a concern – too many clangers from poor execution (decision making seems fine) – technically needs refining (seems to fall over his kicks)
> 18dpg at TAC cup level over 3 games in 2009
> Outstanding junior swimmer
> Played 2 games at the 2009 U18 championships
Hutchins is a promising tall defensive prospect. He would’ve been a likely early 2nd round prospect this year.