AFL Draft Camp Best for Each Year

At the end of each year the AFL conducts a draft camp combine in which prospective AFL players are put through a battery of fitness, physical and psychomotor tests (see Description of Combine Tests). The National AFL Draft began in 1986, though a draft camp with fitness testing was not conducted until 1994.

Below are the known top scores from each year for many of the fitness tests that are conducted. See also the top 10 results lists from 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. There are also the top 5 results from 2002, and selected results from 1999, 2000, and 2001. Recently, the AFL have introduced a combine rating score, primarily for use with younger footballers to compare their scores. There are also some research papers using draft camp test results published.

 

Vertical Jump

year score (cm) name drafted
1997 83 (32.5") Trent Croad Hawthorn
1998
1999
2000 75 Michael Bradshaw
2001 80 Cameron Croad
2002 80 Dylan Harper from Swan Districts
2003 71 Colin Sylvia from Bendigo
2004 73 Chad Gibson Adelaide
2005 72 Darren Pfeiffer Adelaide #17
2006 69 Shane Edwards
2007 81 David Gourdis Richmond, #1 at pre-season draft
2008 78 Nicholas Naitanui West Coast
2009 76 James Craig Adelaide
2010 75 Brad Harvey
2011 78 Elliot Yeo
2012 85 Dean Towers VIC
2013 79 Kade Kolodjashnij  
2014 88 cm (34.5") Marvin Baynham USA
best ever 88 cm (34.5") Marvin Baynham USA

Running Vertical Jump

year score (cm) name drafted
2000 95 95
2001 ?
2002 102 Jared Brennan Brisbane Lions
2003 88 Jason Whitehead & Colin Sylvia
2004 96 Danyle Pearce Port Adelaide
2005 90 Wade Mills Brisbane
2006 ?
2007 101 David Gourdis Richmond
2008 102 Nick Naitanui West Coast
2009 ?
2010 88 Kieran Harper & Brad Harvey
2011 92 Chad Wingard
2012 100 Spencer White
2013 97 Kade Kolodjashnij & Archie Smith  
2014 97 Evan Bruinsma USA
best ever 102 cm Jared Brennan & Nick Naitanui

Agility Run

year score (sec) name drafted
1999 7.91 Shaun Angeles
2000 8.16 Jordon McMahon
2001 7.89 Nathan Street
2002 7.95 Byron Schammer Fremantle #13
2003 8.08 Jacob Surjan
2004 7.79 Danyle Pearce Port Adelaide
2005 7.97 Jarred Oakley-Nicholls Richmond #8
2006 7.88 David Armitage
2007 7.91 Aaron Joseph Carlton
2008 7.77 Stephen Hill Fremantle
2009 7.95 Kane Lucas Carlton
2010 7.90 Billie Smedts
2011 7.80 Elliot Yeo
2012 8:00 Lachie Hunter
2013 7.97 Zac Webster  
2014 8.09 Clem Smith  
best ever 7.77 Stephen Hill Fremantle

20m Sprint

year score (sec) name drafted
2000 2.82 Luke Livingston
2001 2.83 Nathan Street & Mark Dubyna
2002 2.83 Jared Brennan Brisbane Lions #3
2003 2.85 Michael Pettigrew
2004 2.79 Danyle Pearce Port Adelaide
2005 2.83 Matt Laidlaw Sydney #51
2006 2.83 Nathan Krakouer
2007* 2.83 David Gourdis Richmond, #1 at pre-season draft
2008 2.80 Ashley Smith West Coast
2009 2.88 Ayden Kennedy
2010 2.75 Joel Wilkinson Gold Coast
2011 2.86 Shannon Taylor & Ahmed Saad
2012 2.81 Adam Saad
2013 2.78 Jonathon Marsh  
2014 2.81 Marvin Baynham USA
best ever 2.75 Joel Wilkinson Gold Coast

* Queenland invitee (unofficial) Brad Moran ran 2.78 seconds (0.01 better than the previous best ever)

Repeat Sprint

The repetitive sprint test was introduced in 2006. The test requires players to run 30m six times, with a 20-second break between each one.

year score (seconds) name drafted
2006 24.67 Simon Hogan
2007 23.59 Chris Kangars Geelong
2008 24.82 Ryan Schoenmakers
2009 23.91 Jack Fitzpatrick
2010 23.40 Joel Wilkinson
2011 23.64 Ahmed Saad
2012 23.91 Matthew Haynes
2013 23.62 Nathan Freeman  
2014 23.93 Nakia Cockatoo  
best ever (since 2006) 23.40 Joel Wilkinson

Shutte Run / Beep Test

year score (level) name drafted
1999 15.06 David Spriggs Sydney
2000 15.08 Mark Berts
2001 15.03 Justin Davies
2002 15.06 Jarrad McVeigh Sydney #5
2003 15.03 Farren Ray Western Bulldogs / Sydney
2004 15.02 Nathan Van Berlo Adelaide
2005 15.08 Tom Rischbieth Adelaide – Rookie Draft #11
2006 15.04
15.04
15.04
Simon Hogan
Tim Houlihan
Shane Edwards

Richmond
2007 15.02 Cale Morton
2008 14.06 Chris Hall
2009 15.06 Brayden Norris
2010 15.07 Hayden Hector Essendon
2011 16.01 Brad Hill
2012 15.01 Tom Clurey
2013 16.06 Billy Hartung  
2014 16.01 Caleb Daniel  & Jack Hiscox  
best ever 16.06 Billy Hartung (2013)

3 km Time Trial

year score (min:secs) name drafted
2002 10:02 Jarrad McVeigh Sydney #5
2003 10.04 Andrew Walker  
2004 10:35 Nathan Van Berlo Adelaide
2005 9:30 Tom Rischbieth  
2006 9:37 Tim Houlihan West Coast
2007 10:23 Joel Smouha  
2008 10:17 Dan Hannebery  
2009 9:43 Kallan Geary  
2010 10:00 Andrew Gaff
2011 9:52 Brad Hill  
2012 9:48 Joshua Kelly
2013 9:32 Joshua Kelly  
2014 9:18 Jack Hiscox  
best ever 9:18 Jack Hiscox  

Goal Kicking

Each year there have been players who have received the maximum of 30, for scoring 5 out of 5 goals.

Year Score (out of 30) Name
2012 30 Andrew Boston
Jack Martin
Jake Stringer
2013 30 Chris Cain
Jarred Ellis
Michael Apeness
2014 30 Dean Gore
Keenan Ramsey

Kicking Efficiency

year score name drafted
2009 23/30 (77%)

Gary Rohan

 
2010 29/30 (97%) Jed Lamb
2011 29/30 (97%) Shane Nelson  
2012 29/30 (97%) Laine Wilkins, Rory Atkins, Josh Simpson
2013 29/30 (97%) James Tsitas  
2014 29/30 (97%) Nakia Cockatoo    
best ever 29/30 (97%) Jed Lambb, Shane Nelson, Laine Wilkins, Rory Atkins, Josh Simpson, James Tsitas, Nakia Cockatoo    

Clean Hands

year score name  
2010 28/30 (93%) Josh Caddy & Dyson Heppell
2011 28/30 (93%) Elliott Kavanagh  
2012 29/30 (97%) Matthew Dick, Laine Wilkins
2013 24/30 (80%) Chris Cain, Ben Lennon, Luke Reynolds  
2014 26/30 (87%) Nathan Drummond, Paddy Brophy, Reece McKenzie, Tyler Keitel, Dougal Howard  
best ever 29/30 (97%) Matthew Dick, Laine Wilkins  

Height (Tallest Player at the Draft Camp)

year height (cm) name drafted
2004 203.9 Cameron Wood Collingwood
2005 205.8 Max Bailey Hawthorn #18
2006 203.2 Matthew Leuenberger  
2007 ?    
2008 201.7 Ayce Cordy Western Bulldogs
2009 206.8 Max Gawn Melbourne
2010 204.6 Leif Cope
2011 ?    
2012 203.4 Cameron Symonds WA
2013 207 cm Mark Cisco pre-combine measurement
2014

205 cm

Braydon Preuss pre-combine measurement
tallest ever 206.8cm / 207 cm Max Gawn, Mark Cisco Gawn's measurement was the official measurement at the combine, while for Cisco it was the reported height prior to the combine, and possibly less accurate.

Weight (Heaviest Player at the Draft Camp)

year weight (kg) name drafted
2004 99.9 kg Ryan Willitts  
2005 98.5kg Jesse White Not Drafted
2006 101.4kg Jesse White  
2007 ?    
2008 99.35 kg Matthew Martin  
2009 ?    
2010 ?
2011 ?    
2012 104.9 Cameron Symonds WA
2013 ?    
2014 ?    
highest ever ?    

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