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Pick 63: Ben Miller
« on: November 24, 2017, 08:52:07 PM »
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Re: Pick 63: Ben Miller
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 08:54:18 PM »
BEN MILLER

Player bio
Former club:   Subiaco
Age:   18
Height:   196cm
Weight:   93kg
Position:   Ruckman

2017 U18 Stats
Games:   4
Goals:   1
Avg Kicks:   2.3
Avg Marks:   2
Avg Hballs:   8.5

Developing ruckman or tall forward with good agility and clean hands. Played consistently well for Western Australia in the NAB AFL U18 Championships, dominating the hit-outs. His Draft Combine time of 2.91 seconds for 20m was extremely impressive for a tall.

http://www.afl.com.au/draft/draft-tracker



SEN saying he's 200cm?

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Re: Pick 63: Ben Miller
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 08:54:31 PM »
Great late pick for us.

This guy has a kick that has to be seen to be believed. He thumps them long and they travel through the air pretty quick.

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Re: Pick 63: Ben Miller
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2017, 08:56:24 PM »
Rapt with this pick great pick up.

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Re: Pick 63: Ben Miller
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 08:59:00 PM »
Apparently now 200cm. Good pick up

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Re: Pick 63: Ben Miller
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2017, 08:59:16 PM »
Super Pick. A great Athlete could be anything. Just a great late pick. Just over the moon with this.

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Re: Pick 63: Ben Miller
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2017, 09:11:35 PM »
Great late pick for us.

This guy has a kick that has to be seen to be believed. He thumps them long and they travel through the air pretty quick.
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Re: Pick 63: Ben Miller
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2017, 09:13:42 PM »
Apparently now 200cm. Good pick up

Is this rampsters boy?

Yeah I liked Miller but I also liked Kruegar. You win some you lose some but seriously happy with our picks this year.

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Re: Pick 63: Ben Miller
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2017, 09:26:20 PM »
Huge upside this kid.

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Re: Pick 63: Ben Miller
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2017, 09:29:40 PM »
WAT was a fan til he realised he didnt vote extreme right of centre.

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Re: Pick 63: Ben Miller
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2017, 09:39:48 PM »
Well he's on our list so welcome

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Re: Pick 63: Ben Miller
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2017, 02:31:01 AM »
Miller rounds out draft crop

richmondfc.com.au
24 November 2017


Richmond selected tall utility Ben Miller from Kalgoorlie, WA with their final pick of the 2017 AFL Draft, pick no. 63 overall.

Here is a summary of what Richmond fans can expect to see from Miller...

Ben Miller profile

Date of birth:

Height: 196cm

Weight: 93kg

Position: Tall utility

From: Subiaco (WAFL)

Ben, who is from Kalgoorlie, first displayed his playing talent as a key back for Western Australia in the 2015 under-16 carnival.

During the 2016 season, he played a few games at colts level with Subiaco, as a bottom-age player. This year, he again commuted from Kalgoorlie to play colts footy.

His form was impressive enough in 2017 for him to represent WA at the under-18 national championships, and he played all four games as a ruckman/forward.

Ben is an elite athlete, who was ranked in the top two at the AFL post-season Combine for both speed and agility.

Those attributes are evident in his football, along with an exceptional vertical leap, which enables him to successfully compete as a ruckman against taller opponents.

He also is an excellent penetrating kick and can be extremely damaging with ball in hand.

We feel Ben is still in the early stages of his football development and that he has huge scope for improvement in an AFL environment, considering what he has been able to achieve to this point, while being based in a remote location.

He’s a big, powerful kid, who has the speed, athleticism and skill to develop as a key-position player at either end of the ground.

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2017-11-24/2017-draft-pick-63

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Re: Pick 63: Ben Miller
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2017, 02:32:04 AM »
Does he give hands out the back like our old boy Miller? If so we have an absolute gem :clapping

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Re: Pick 63: Ben Miller
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2017, 04:37:37 PM »
VIDEOS:

Ben Miller - Deppro Draft Watch: Future Stars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4J67CCjL1Q

Draft Pick 63, Ben Miller: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2017-11-24/rolandweeks12

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Re: Pick 63: Ben Miller
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2017, 06:41:33 PM »
Ben Miller profile

AFLdraftcentral.com.au

DRAFT ANALYSIS: "An athletic ruck and key position player with great speed and agility who just needs to build his endurance and work on his consistency"

Height   196.2cm
Weight   92.6kg
Current Team    Subiaco, Western Australia
Birthday    August 31, 1999

OVERVIEW

Ben Miller’s size and movement at the National Under 18 Championships attracted recruiters’ eyes and then blew them away with some mind-bogging times at the National Combine. For a 196cm and 93kg key position player and ruck, Miller suddenly caught the attention of AFL supporters when he ran a 2.91 second 20m sprint and 8.10 second agility test. For any player they are elite numbers, but for a player of his size, it truly is a remarkable feat. Along with his speed and agility, Miller has a penetrating kick which he uses to great effect. He does still need to build his endurance and work on his consistency, but with the raw tools he has at his disposal, Miller is expected to find a home late in the draft or in the rookie draft.

STRENGTHS

    Speed
    Agility
    Versatile
    Vertical leap
    Penetrating kick

Miller’s athleticism is more than just impressive, it is downright defying genetics. Most rucks and key position players who can run and jump like Miller are often beanpoles and while he can add more strength to his frame, he is already a very handy 93kg. He is lightning quick, super agile and has a great vertical leap which makes him a potential ruck prospect as well. His vertical leap testing was solid without being outstanding at the National Combine, but his speed and agility were the highlights of the testing. It threw his name up among AFL supporters wanting to know more about this tall, athletic prospect.

His versatility is a great strength to have, potentially settling down as a key position forward and pinch hitting in the ruck, he has also shown his ability to play back if required and while he has not spent as much time in that elite program as some others having lived in remote Western Australia at Kalgoorlie, he has certainly raised eyebrows this year. Miller also has a penetrating kick which when playing forward can help him kick goals from outside 50, or when down back, break through opposition zones.

IMPROVEMENTS

    Consistency
    Endurance

The two areas in which Miller can improve are his endurance and consistency. These two areas go hand-in-hand as once Miller develops his endurance, he will improve his consistency week-to-week. Miller ran a 20.6 yo-yo test at the National Combine so in the bottom quarter of participants. He has not had as much time as others developing with the state team and subsequently with Subiaco, so endurance will be a focus heading to an AFL club. Once he is able to build his tank a bit further, he can become a bit of an enigma because of his unique strengths as an athletic tall.

DRAFT PROJECTION:
Late pick/rookie

SUMMARY

Ben Miller is expected to be plucked late or in the rookie draft with my prediction late in the National Draft. He has athletic traits which are too good to ignore and while his endurance and consistency need improving, they are areas in which he can do so with a full pre-season under his belt at an AFL club. His penetrating kick will be another weapon that clubs will take notice of and expect him to settle as a key position forward early on, with his ability to pinch-hit in the ruck. If a club decides they would like an athletic key position defender, then Miller is more than capable of filling that void too.

Read more for Miller's U18 WA & Subiaco colts stats: https://www.afldraftcentral.com.au/player/ben-miller/