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2014 Draft, pick 33: Connor Menadue

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Connor Menadue of VIC Metro takes a mark during the 2014 NAB AFL Under 18 Championship match between VIC Metro and Western Australia at Simonds Stadium, Geelong on June 27, 2014. (Photo: Justine Walker/AFL Media)
Connor Menadue of VIC Metro takes a mark during the 2014 NAB AFL Under 18 Championship match between VIC Metro and Western Australia at Simonds Stadium, Geelong on June 27, 2014. (Photo: Justine Walker/AFL Media)

Richmond has selected Western Jets utility Connor Menadue with its second pick (selection 33) in the 2014 National Draft.

The 18-year-old is one of the best running prospects in the 2014 draft pool, and was one of the standout performers at the AFL Combine in the speed, repeat speed and endurance categories.

Menadue played 16 games with the Jets at TAC Cup level, where he averaged 20 disposals and four tackles per match.

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A natural defender who has shown an ability to be versatile, he also represented Vic Metro at the National Championships, where he averaged five tackles per match in three appearances.

“Connor is a tall and lean outside player who has electrifying pace and lateral movement,” said Richmond Recruiting Manager Francis Jackson.

“He will take the game on with run and carry and break the lines with his speed.

“He also has very good endurance, so he stays in the game and is a very good overhead mark for his size, which gives him some flexibility.”