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Tigers select Coleman-Jones

Draft 2017: Pick 20, Callum Coleman-Jones Highlights of Richmond's pick 20 in the 2017 National Draft, Callum Coleman-Jones.

Richmond has used its second selection, No. 20 overall, in the 2017 National Draft to recruit ruckman/key forward Callum Coleman-Jones.

Here is a summary of what Richmond fans can expect to see from Coleman-Jones, in future seasons . . .

Callum Coleman-Jones profile


Height: 201cm

Weight: 99kg

Position: Ruckman/key forward

From: Sturt (SANFL)


Callum is a ruckman/key forward, who made the initial AFL Academy squad following a strong 2015 under-16 carnival representing South Australia.

In 2016, he excelled for SA at the under-18 national championships as a bottom-aged, key forward.

This year, he captained SA at the under-18 championships, where he again performed strongly, this time as the team’s leading ruckman. The highlight of his carnival was a 28-disposal game against the Allies at Adelaide Oval.

Callum has a great pair of hands which, combined with excellent aerial judgment, makes him an outstanding contested mark.

He possesses good speed for a player his size, an elite ability to be clean at ground level, has fine touch with his ruckwork, together with a strong football IQ.

We believe Callum will be a first-rate addition to our ruck and key-forward stocks, and see him as being a genuine multi-faceted player, with the capacity to be effective in both roles.