Jordan Croft is officially a Western Bulldogs player.
It comes after the Bulldogs matched the Sydney's bid at Pick 15 in the National Draft on Monday night, securing the athletic tall forward as a father-son prospect.
The son of utility Matthew, who managed 72 goals from 186 games in the red, white and blue across 14 seasons, formally nominated the Bulldogs last month.
Croft’s aerial ability is a hallmark of his game, as is his endurance and mobility.
The 18-year-old booted 33 goals in the talent pathway this year, representing both the Calder Cannons and Victoria Metro.
Croft becomes the fourth active father-son Bulldog, joining Tom Liberatore (son of Tony), Rhylee West (son of Scott) and Sam (son of Luke, grandson of David) on the AFL list, while Issy Grant (daughter of Chris) was the Club’s inaugural father-daughter selection.
Here’s how AFL talent ambassador Kevin Sheehan described Croft:
A tall forward who is lightly built but extremely athletic. He uses his mobility and height to create opportunities as a marking forward, with his speed and precise kicking key features of his game. He only fully focused on a potential AFL career last year after pursuing volleyball.
Starred with the Calder Cannons and Victoria Metro this year kicking 33 goals in the talent pathway. His 2km time of 6:05 at the national Draft Combine was a strong indicator of his elite endurance but also his competitiveness for a player of his size.
Jordan Croft – player profile
State: Victoria Metro
State league club: Calder Cannons
Community club: Maribyrnong Park