WHEN you break an all-time record at the NAB AFL Draft Combine, recruiters tend to take notice.
Eastern Ranges midfielder Jordan Gallucci became the new leader in the standing vertical jump test, leaping 89cm (13cm more than his rivals) to edge out US prospect Marvin Baynham's 88cm result from 2014.
He also won the repeat sprint test, and placed in the top 10 in the running vertical jump and the beep test.
However, Gallucci – a former volleyball star – is not just renowned for his athleticism. He has an insatiable work ethic, good character and leadership skills that make him an attractive option for recruiters.
While there's one standout feature, the dashing youngster's well-rounded game makes him a top-20 draft prospect.
Gallucci is a busy player who excels when breaking the lines. He ranked second in the mid-forward category of players for metres gained at the championships for Vic Metro, highlighting his ability to take the game on.
He co-captained Vic Metro to the Under-18 title and then just a week later inspired the Ranges to a resounding TAC Cup win over the Western Jets with 21 disposals and five goals.
He has the versatility to play multiple positions and the attitude to get the very best out of himself.
Gallucci is not the most polished of kicks and can make a few errors by foot.
With the need to spot up short targets a high priority at AFL level, Gallucci will need to work to improve in this area.
Gallucci has some genuine power and speed in his game and runs and carries the footy in a similar fashion to Western Bulldogs backman Jason Johannisen.
The 18-year-old also loves to tuck the footy under his arm, break clear from a stoppage and pump the footy inside 50 like Essendon's David Zaharakis.
Could sneak in as a top-15 choice, but more likely to be a late first-round or early second-round pick.
Gallucci can play in multiple positions and often provides his team with spark. He loves to dart away from traffic and set his team up to surge the footy in the right direction. He is professional in his application to the game and will thrive in an environment where he will learn more about his own game everyday.