The club that impressed draftee Brock Smith the most

SEN - Fri, 8th Nov 2019 - 0 Comments

Gippsland Power’s captain Brock Smith was left with a strong impression after the meeting with Adelaide heading into the draft.

The youngster shared that he has met with fifteen clubs and the Crows impressed him greatly.

“They were very confronting but very honest with me,” he told SEN Breakfast.

Smith is open about the idea of moving interstate, insisting he would have no choice but to travel being from Gippsland.

“Even if I got to a Melbourne club, I would still have to move out of home,” he said.

The tall defender compares his games to the likes of Dylan Grimes and Brayden Maynard, just with a bit more “niggle”.

During the 2019 NAB League season Smith was one of Power’s biggest contributors averaging 19.6 disposals and 5.4 marks in his 12 appearances.

The Power captain shared his tactics of getting in his opponent’s head is something that has become part of his game.

“Even if the ball is not in the area just trying to get into them a little bit,” he said.

Heading into the draft Smith is projected to go in the top 50 despite admitting he had slow starts to his NAB League season and Victoria Country U18’s National Championship appearance.

“I was finding some form in the back end of the season but was cut short as I got glandular fever so was out for the finals, it was a bit rough,” he said.

Glandular fever also meant that Smith was unable to take part in the NAB AFL Draft Combine.

“There is only so much I can do, so just making sure I am doing as much as I can and not trying to overdo it,” he said.

The 2019 National Draft will be held on Wednesday, November 27, with the draw of the first round. Round 2 and onward will be drawn on Thursday, November 28.