Josh Cowan (North Ballarat Rebels/Vic Country) – Draft Profile

Height: 184cm

Weight: 72kg

Preferred foot: Right

Position: Wing

Potential: 5.5-7/10


No standout strengths


> For a predominantly outside link/ball carrying midfielder he is slow pace-wise off the mark

> Slim build – would need at least another 10kg to be competitive for his role at AFL

> Very vanilla and lacks any hurt factor in his game


> Neat right foot kick over short-medium range, however doesn’t possess penetration in his kicking beyond 50m, often somewhat high trajectory

> Composed and sound DM with the ball

> OK, but doesn’t find as much of the ball as you would expect of someone with such a good fitness base – 19.6Dpg at TAC Cup level and <12dpg at U18 Championships level

> Sound spoiling ability – has reach advantage for his height


Cowan is an OK link up wingman prospect but IMO there are no standout features of his game - personally I wouldn’t look at drafting him at all, as I struggle to see him being more than a fringe player at best. However, it seems he is a likely draftee as a possible 3rd rounder.

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