Luke Russell (Tasmania) – Draft Profile

Height: 185cm

Weight: 77kg

Position: Utility

Potential: 7-8/10

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


2009 U18 Championships


Russell is a promising medium utility prospect. Would’ve been a likely late first round draftee this year (maybe even earlier?).

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