AFL Draft Hub Player Profile – Lochie O’Brien

Updated: February 25, 2017

Name: Lochie O’Brien
Position: Outside Midfielder
Height 184cm/Weight 74kg
Club: Bendigo
Player Comparison: Zach Merrett

Lochie O’Brien is a quick and classy outside midfielder. He is clean and composed when in possession and can fire quick handballs with precision. O’Brien possesses vast natural speed which works in tandem with his ability to read the play, as he always seems to find himself in the right positions across the ground. His kicking is elite and will ease pressure being supplied, having a unique ability to make the hard options look easy.

At 184cms, O’Brien is very strong overhead and quite often finds himself on the end of intercept marks, but can also push inside 50 as a marking target.

He is a goal kicking midfielder but his aerobic capacity will see him also push down in to the defensive half where he can link up teammates and create play effective rebound. His work rate, disposal and football smarts are elite which should hold him in good stead to become an elite midfielder at AFL level.

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