Internationals invited to 2014 Draft Combine
Tuesday, July 29 2014 @ 10:10 pm ACST
Contributed by: Troy Thompson
Four internationals have been invited to this year’s NAB AFL Draft Combine in Melbourne. Americans Marvin Baynham and Evan Bruinsma will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Eric Wallace, Patrick Mitchell and Jason Holmes who were signed as International Rookies after attending the Draft Combine.
Baynam is 6'7" and 210 lbs and played college basketball at the Georgia Southern Eagles. The 22 year old recorded 344cm for the Vertical Jump, 2.82s for the 20m Sprint and recorded 8.14sec in the agility test at the L.A Combine.
Bruinsma is a 21 year old college basketballer who played with the Detroit Titans and stands at 6'8" and weighs in at 214 lbs.
Two potential Irish converts in Connor McKenna and Paddy Brophy (pictured) have been invited after testing well at the combine held by Tadgh Kennelly in Ireland at the end of last year and impressing in the AFL Europe matches played as part of the AIS tour of Europe.
Brophy is 6'2" and 13st 5lbs at 20 years of age and plays club Gaelic football with Celbridge GAA.
Conor McKenna is another Gaelic footballer who has huge wraps on him and plenty of AFL clubs with an interest in him after he appeared a natural in the trial match showing off his speed and kicking four goals. At the combine he recorded 7.85 seconds for the agility run and 14.10 in the beep test.