WHEN potential top-10 pick Oliver Henry arrived at Geelong last December to train with the club, he already had a very familiar face at the Cats to help steer him through.

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Older brother Jack has become a mainstay of the Cats' defence and the pair trained together during his stint at the club through the NAB AFL Academy placement.

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But could they become teammates in the future?

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Tall Cat's younger brother turning heads

Draft prospect Oliver Henry's outstanding marking really catches the eye. Could the brother of Geelong's Jack be an early selection in the 2020 NAB AFL Draft?

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With the Cats holding three first-round picks for this year's pool, and the versatile Geelong Falcons prospect being ranked very highly, the 17-year-old will be right in the club's sights.

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Henry joins this week's Road to the Draft podcast to discuss that possibility, as well as discussing the impact of no football for draftees so far this year, the Collingwood backman he looks up to, and how Carlton's NAB AFL Rising Star Sam Walsh has provided inspiration.


Tune in for the latest in the world of the draft, trade and player movement space as draft expert Callum Twomey is joined by prospects, club list managers and recruiters and player managers for exclusive interviews.

This week's episode guide …

0:45 – How Henry has handled footy's shutdown and kept himself fit

1:35 – The 'devastating' news of the NAB League's indefinite suspension

4:20 – Henry discusses his preferred position on the field after proving his versatility last year and why athletics has shaped his game

6:15 – The high-flying Magpie who Henry hopes to emulate

6:55 – The helpful tips and advice he's received from his older brother, Geelong defender Jack

9:20 – Why the backyard battles are starting to even out a bit more

10:15 – After training with the Cats over summer, Henry chats about whether he'd like to join the club at this year's draft

12:30 – How former Falcon Sam Walsh showed Henry how to handle the spotlight of being a likely early pick

15:30 – Would it be better to lift the draft age to 19?

16:50 – Why watching The Last Dance has seen Henry take on some new skills during the isolation period