TAC Cup 2013 Rd 03 - Eastern Ranges v Dandenong

VFL clubs will be licking their lips over their some of the new signings joining the league in 2015. Whilst stars like Adam Saad and Nic Newman were taken as rookies, there were some excellent players who went undrafted who can light the league up next year.

Ben Cavarra (Frankston): It was unbelievable that Cavarra went undrafted a first time. The second time around was less of a shock, but Cavarra will be spurred on by disappointment again. He has the talent to a top player in the league in a few years, as his all round skill and ball winning ability stand head and shoulders above others at his age.

Alex Urban (Port Melbourne): In 2013, Lewis Taylor won the Bound For Glory News Rising Stars medal for polling the most votes. In 2014, it was Alex Urban. Urban really deserved an AFL list spot. There is hardly anyone at his age who can accumulate like he can and lead by example. Urban has solid skills for an inside midfielder, and his desire to win the ball always sees him at the bottom of the pack. Urban, whilst not a supreme athlete, has one of the biggest tanks going around.

Cameron Conlon (Northern Blues): Conlon will spend his time with Whittlesea and the Blues. It’s likely the key forward will dominate the development league if he has a clean bill of health this year. Conlon seems to be over his injury woes, but he will take some time to get to his best anyway. He may be a very exciting prospect in a few years.

Zac Ballard (Northern Blues): It wouldn’t be a surprise if Ballard cracks into the Blues’ VFL team early on in the year. The tenacious midfielder has shades of Nathan Freeman in his game, with speed, strength and a wonderful ability to play on the inside and outside. Keep in mind Ballard’s brother Jacob was taken by Fremantle after a successful year at the Northern Blues. He could see the same fate if all goes well.

Taylor Grace (Sandringham Zebras): Taylor Grace would be a excellent shot to win the JJ Liston Trophy in a few years. The 19-year-old averaged over 30 disposals in the TAC Cup this year, and he has had some great success playing for the Zebras already. The ball magnet can play off half back or the midfield, and if he can fix his kicking, he could make an AFL list in the near future.

Josh Cauchi (Coburg): Josh Cauchi is one of the best goal sneaks to come out of the TAC Cup. He was always unlikely to get drafted due to his size, but he should make a huge impact immediately. Cauchi can do it all in the forward pocket. His overhead marking is solid and his crumbing is outstanding. Cauchi is an excellent shot on goal and should almost certainly make jaws drop with his ability to bend the ball at incredible angles.

Aaron Christensen (Coburg): Christensen came back to the Calder Cannons as a 19-year-old in 2014 and got a taste at VFL level too. Christensen can play as a tall running wing or half forward. His overhead marking is outstanding and he is capable of delivering an incredible run down the wing and hit a forward lace out, or even slotting it from 50 by himself. Christensen has a slight frame, but his game has developed a lot in the past two years.

Aaron Heppell (Essendon): Heppell had a solid year for the Bombers in 2014. The tough as nails half back-cum-midfielder played nine games in his first year out of the TAC Cup. Despite not racking up a ton of the footy, Heppell has the qualities needed to become a solid AFL role player, but he just needs to fine tune his kicking.