What the club says
Fremantle recruiting manager Brad Lloyd says his club emphasised clean disposal by foot at the 2010 NAB AFL Draft.
“We’re pretty excited about the guys we could bring in. We targeted guys who could kick the footy well.
“Jayden Pitt is a really exciting talent. He’s got a light body at the moment and he’ll need a little bit of time but he runs and carries the ball really well and has elite foot skills. With a few years [of] development he’ll be a really good player for our footy club.
“There won’t be huge expectations on these boys in terms of playing senior footy next year, but most of our list played senior footy at some stage last season. The thing about Mark Harvey is that he’ll give them opportunities like we saw with guys like Dylan Roberton, Stephen Hill and Jesse Crichton last year.”
Selection No.20: Jayden Pitt (Geelong Falcons)
“I really just saw a lot in his footy smarts throughout the year. He’s a really intelligent footballer, he kicks the ball really well and his athleticism is good so with some development he can be a pretty exciting footballer for us.
“Jayden played at 68-69kg this year so there won’t be huge expectations on him.”
Selection No.44: Viv Michie (Oakleigh Chargers)
“He’s another really good kick that we’re bringing into the footy club. Viv plays the high half-forward role and has good speed, marks the ball well and has good nous around goal. I’m really glad to get him.”
Selection No.56: Josh Mellington (Murray Bushrangers)
“He’s another one who has played that half-forward role, but can also play across half-back. He’s got really good foot skills and is a smart player. All these boys have similar qualities, which was part of our draft strategy to be honest.”