Style-like: Ryan O’Keefe?
> All-round football smarts and adaptability – capable of playing on any non key position almost
> Strong all-round ball winning skills – good attack on the footy and a prolific contested ball winner
> Big vertical leap
> Strong overhead
> Good levels of competiveness and intensity
> Very good finisher in front of goals (particularly from a set shot)
>Lacks body strength and lightly built at present and gets worked on occassions
> Decent pace off the mark
> Decent ball user by foot
> Generally a sound decision maker, but does tend to blaze away a bit under pressure – is effective at using his hands to open up the play from congestion, but needs to do so more often
Russell is a promising medium utility prospect. Would’ve been a likely late first round draftee this year (maybe even earlier?).