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AFL Media's early impressions

Lee Gaskin, AFL Media  January 23, 2017 9:51 AM

Adelaide 2017 - Training, January 16

Adelaide's first overall selection in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft, Jordan Gallucci

Take a look at what AFL Media has to say about the pre-season performance of Adelaide’s newest draftees.

There's a lot to like about silky-skilled midfielder Jordan Gallucci during his first pre-season with the Crows. The club's first choice at the 2016 NAB AFL Draft and No.16 overall, Gallucci has fitted in smoothly with his clean hands, ability to read the play and outside speed.

Myles Poholke also looks like he belongs at this level. He's got the strength and size that suggests he wouldn't be out of place in the senior side. Poholke has held his own during contested drills against his more experienced teammates.

Pre-existing injuries have slowed the progress of Elliott Himmelberg (leg), Matthew Signorello (shoulder) and Ben Davis (foot). While Himmelberg is a key position prospect, he's also been working with Sam Jacobs to provide depth in the ruck.

Rookie-listed father/son recruit Ben Jarman will take longer to develop as a dangerous small forward, but is learning from one of the best in Eddie Betts.

The standout: With the Crows badly needing an injection of pace in their midfield, Gallucci will be knocking down the door for an AFL debut before too long.