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« on: November 25, 2021, 07:41:40 PM »
Welcome to Tigerland, Tyler  :).
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Re: Pick 28: Tyler Sonsie
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2021, 07:42:42 PM »
Tyler Sonsie
POS: Midfielder
Ht 181cm, Wt 73kg, DOB 27/1/03
From Eastern Ranges/Vic Metro

Sonsie began the year as a potential top-five pick and although that's not where he will have his name called this week, the Eastern Ranges midfielder still has clubs keen on his talent. With some dancing feet and smarts in close, Sonsie is able to get the ball out in the midfield with some burst and also be a dangerous player inside 50, where his goal sense comes to the fore.



https://www.afl.com.au/news/688361/cal-twomeys-2021-phantom-afl-draft-top-30-late-picks-club-whispers

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Re: Pick 28: Tyler Sonsie
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2021, 07:55:49 PM »
Highlights of Sonsie:


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpy-QJMkCSg

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Re: Pick 28: Tyler Sonsie
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2021, 08:05:00 PM »
Tyler Sonsie profile

Height: 181cm

Weight: 77kg

D.O.B: 27-01-2003

Leagues: NAB League Boys (EASTERN RANGES)

POSITION: Balanced Midfielder



SNAPSHOT: “A clean and damaging player possessing the best two-sided kick in the draft pool, Sonsie is a stoppage specialist with slick hands and smarts who can also go forward and kick goals.”

Tyler Sonsie is a balanced midfielder able to win clearances in close, but also hurt the opposition on the outside with his clean and crisp skills. Proving he could match it against senior players with a 24 disposal and two goal game in his only VFL outing for Box Hill, he may be one of a few Victorian prospects to debut at AFL level next year. Likened by recruiters to Richmond champion Trent Cotchin, such a comparison is evident in his stoppage work; able to win first possession with quick anticipation and clean hands to set up midfield thrusts, but also every chance to go forward and kick goals on his right and left boot.

STRENGTHS:

Scoreboard impact
Clean hands
Kicking
Clearances
Composure
Agility

IMPROVEMENTS:

Consistency
Gut running

Sonsie’s rise to prominence started in the first Victorian Under 16 trial game back in 2019, where he was the name on many scouts' lips after putting in a dominant performance through the midfield. He would carry that form into the championships proper, winning Vic Metro’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in an undefeated carnival. Sonsie averaged 23 disposals at those championships and finished with a bang, kicking 4.3 to showcase his ability to hurt the opposition inside attacking 50. Sonsie’s ability forward of centre has been a key aspect to his game, kicking an incredible goal at MARS Stadium playing NAB League in 2019, and his two-goal games this year included performances against Calder Cannons and Tasmania Devils, as well in his one outing for Box Hill in the VFL.

At stoppages, Sonsie is dynamic in reading taps with good timing and quick thinking, hitting the ball at pace and doing so cleanly. There aren’t many players as clean as Sonsie at stoppages as he never fumbles and with good agility, can escape congestion and find targets by hand or foot to set up plenty of drive from the contest. With clean hands and that mix of composure and agility, Sonsie often gets maximum value out of his clearances which he has done in plenty of games this year - most significantly during his 34 disposal outing against Calder Cannons in Round 2.

Sonsie is arguably the most dual-sided player in the draft, capable of kicking competently on either foot. Combined with his agility and composure, he often creates more options for himself when he can fake to either side. Sonsie’s two ripping goals against Calder Cannons both came off his opposite foot and if there is a player in recent memory that could execute the same goals - 2001 Brownlow Medalist Jason Akermanis. Sonsie could even get close to that level he, is going to be a special player.

Consistency has been an issue for Sonsie this year despite only going under 20 disposals once, suffering an injury in that game. The consistency, or lack thereof, is not shown from his disposal numbers, but more so his four-quarter impact and willingness to get involved with or without the ball. That could partly come down to his gut running, which plenty of the best midfielders in the game have who are on the smaller side like Sonsie at 181cm.

Players like Ben Hobbs, Nick Daicos and Josh Ward work very hard without the ball and have plenty of repeat sprints in their game, whereas Sonsie can coast from time to time. If he can develop that running capacity without the ball, he could not only lift his disposal numbers to match those players, but also lift his impact as he is arguably a more damaging player with ball in hand to those three prospects.

DRAFT RANGE: First Round

SUMMARY:

At his best, Tyler Sonsie is a top five talent who is able to win the ball at stoppages to great effect while also going forward to kick multiple goals. We have seen his best at Under 16 level and a in couple of games this year - including against Calder Cannons in Round 2, and while playing for Box Hill in his only VFL outing. It’s the down games that could have him going lower than his talent would suggest. If Sonsie can bring his best every week, improve his strength and find that next gear to get to more contests around the ground with an improved fitness base, he will become an elite midfielder in the AFL.

https://central.rookieme.com/afl/player/tyler-sonsie/

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Re: Pick 28: Tyler Sonsie
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2021, 08:21:57 PM »
This is what I consider a 'slider'. Kid was very highly touted prior to those injuries.

Glad we got him.

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Re: Pick 28: Tyler Sonsie
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2021, 08:23:41 PM »
Sonsie joins Richmond

Richmond has used its third selection (No. 28 overall) in the 2021 national draft to recruit Eastern Ranges midfielder Tyler Sonsie.



Recruited from: Eastern Ranges/Vic Metro
Position: Midfielder
Height: 181cm
Weight: 73kg
DOB: 27/1/03

What the Richmond recruiters say about Sonsie...

Tyler is an exciting midfield/forward prospect from the Eastern Ranges. He was touted as a high-end pick after an eye-catching U16 Championships in 2019, where he averaged 23 disposals and two goals a game – including a scintillating four goals against Western Australia.

Unfortunately, injury robbed Tyler of the ability to showcase his extraordinary talent for much of the second half of the year. However, he did average 23 disposals and five clearances across five NAB league games.

Tyler also ran out once for Box Hill in the VFL this year and one could be forgiven for thinking he had been playing VFL all season, given Tyler finished his debut with 24 disposals and two goals.

At his best, there are few who match Tyler for skill or smarts.

His ability to read the play and use the ball with genuine class on both sides of the body make him an equally damaging player through the midfield and up forward.

Capable of some definite "wow" moments, he is sure to produce plenty for Richmond fans next season and beyond.

https://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/1033545/sonsie-joins-richmond

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Re: Pick 28: Tyler Sonsie
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2021, 08:54:24 PM »
Did very well
Go Tigers!

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Re: Pick 28: Tyler Sonsie
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2021, 09:05:31 PM »
Young bloke grew up a Tiger fan

Great pic of him in his Tiger jumper strumming his ukulele  :clapping
"Oh yes I am a dreamer, I still see us flying high!"

from the song "Don't Walk Away" by Pat Benatar 1988 (Wide Awake In Dreamland)

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Re: Pick 28: Tyler Sonsie
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2021, 02:04:13 AM »
Young bloke grew up a Tiger fan

Great pic of him in his Tiger jumper strumming his ukulele  :clapping
:thumbsup


https://twitter.com/Richmond_FC/status/1463805982438346753

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Re: Pick 28: Tyler Sonsie
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2021, 02:12:38 AM »
Looks like a future Richmond Premiership Player to me.

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Re: Pick 28: Tyler Sonsie
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Re: Pick 28: Tyler Sonsie
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Re: Pick 28: Tyler Sonsie
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Re: Pick 28: Tyler Sonsie
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2021, 06:55:39 AM »
Happy household

Click to watch:

https://twitter.com/Richmond_FC/status/1463806480235122692


This is onion to the eyes of anyone from a diehard club family!

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Re: Pick 28: Tyler Sonsie
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2021, 06:00:52 AM »
The message from Richmond last night was that Sonsie’s talent is A grade but he lost a bit of direction during Covid. Hawks were asked about overlooking him and spoke specifically about recruiting rock solid characters. He should thrive in Richmond’s program. Huge upside.

https://twitter.com/RalphyHeraldSun/status/1464069927938056193