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Draft Prospects: Defenders

U18: Key defenders Nat Edwards and Callum Twomey take a look at the top under 18 talent on Prime Prospects

The Brisbane Lions have four picks inside the top 22 – picks 3, 16, 21, 22. highlighted two defenders that are likely to go early in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft. Could we see one of these future stars in Lions colours come November 25?

Brennan Cox

POS: Tall defender, Ht 194cm, Wt 90kg, DOB 13/8/98

From Woodville-West Torrens/South Australia

Cox won All Australian honours for his performances in the under-18 carnival, where he gave good rebound and run from defence. The 18-year-old from Woodville-West Torrens is good overhead and moves well at ground level and shows plenty of promise. Cox goes well in one-on-one contests and you can see some clubs looking at him in the second round as a developing tall back.

Griffin Logue

POS: Key defender, Ht 194cm, Wt 92kg, DOB 13/4/98

From Swan Districts/Western Australia

The West Australian key defender was a star at the combine, recording a 9:58 minute 3km time trial and being the equal winner of the beep test. He matched the endurance efforts with being top-10 in the repeat sprints and taking out one of the running vertical jumps. The weekend at Etihad Stadium proved what many had seen coming for a little while: that Logue is one of the most bankable big defenders in the pool. He could play straight away, such is his body size, maturity and athletic profile. Logue is a good intercept marker and helps out teammates, too. 

Griffin Logue ran himself into the ground at the combine. Picture: AFL Photos

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