What can Blues fans expect from Stocker?

SEN - Mon, 26th Nov 2018 - 0 Comments

AFL development expert Michael Ablett has compared Carlton first-round draft selection Liam Stocker to Angus Brayshaw, saying they share similar strengths.

The Blues shocked the footy landscape on Thursday night, trading away their 2019 first round pick to Adelaide for both their 2018 and 2019 first rounders.

Ablett praised Carlton for making such a bold move.

“I know the Blues really rated him and good on them for making their move and taking the punt to get their man in this draft,” Ablett told SEN Breakfast.

“He reminds me a bit of Angus Brayshaw.

“He just seems to be one of those guys that naturally finds the footy. He accumulates, he uses it well and one of his greatest strengths is his ability to come out of a contest.

“You think of guys like Sam Mitchell and the benefits he had from being able to use both sides of his body confidently.”

Carlton took Geelong Falcons midfielder Sam Walsh with pick one in the draft and Murray Bushrangers’ Finbar O’Dwyer and father-son selection Ben Silvagni late in the draft as well as Stocker.