GEELONG has selected Mitch Knevitt with the 25th selection in the 2021 NAB AFL Draft on Thursday night.
Knevitt is a tall midfielder who had an outstanding season after recovering from an ACL injury two years ago and missing last year due to COVID shutdown.
Knevitt won the Geelong Falcons' best and fairest award this season after averaging 24.3 disposals (50 per cent contested), 4.4 clearances and 4.3 tackles per game. His standout season also saw him earn a place in the NAB League Team of the Year.
The 18-year-old has the elite speed and endurance combination which allows him to transition both back and forward. Knevitt Uses his height and overhead marking both through the midfield and up forward to impact the game.
He continued his form being among Victoria Country's best players with 23 disposals against Victoria Metro in the AFL Challenge match this year. Confirmed his elite acceleration for his size with 2.98 seconds for 20 metres and 6 minutes 18 seconds for 2km at the Draft Combine in Bendigo for Victoria Country.
Mitch Knevitt Profile
Geelong Falcons, NAB League / Grovedale FC / Grovedale College
State: Victoria (Country)
Date of Birth: 08/01/03
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