Richmond has used its second selection (No. 17 overall) in the 2021 national draft to recruit Murray Bushrangers defender Tom Brown.

Recruited from: Murray Bushrangers/Vic Country
Position:
Defender
Height: 
186cm
Weight:
77kg
DOB:
30/7/03

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2021 AFL Draft: Brown highlights

With Pick 17 in the 2021 AFL Draft, Richmond have selected Tom Brown.

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What the Richmond recruiters say about Brown...

Tom is an athletic medium defender from the Murray Bushrangers.

He possesses an uncommon but very desirable ability to impact both in the air to spoil or intercept mark, as well as provide genuine rebound out of the back half with speed.

This is further emphasised with above-average results in this year's NAB League fitness testing for both the vertical jump, agility and 20m sprint tests.

Tom started the year brightly before frustratingly succumbing to an ankle injury that impacted most of his year.

Fortunately, he came back late in the piece to average 17 disposals at 75% efficiency at NAB league level and registered 14 disposals and five rebound-50’s for Vic Country in the most recent state trial.

Expect Tom to hit the ground running at Richmond, where his strong hands, ball use and athleticism will be on full display and further add to an already rock-solid defensive group.

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2021 AFL Draft: Pick 17 Tom Brown

With the 17th pick in the 2021 AFL Draft, Richmond have selected Tom Brown.

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