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2017 NAB AFL Draft Pick No. 8: Nick Coffield

Josh Gabelich  November 24, 2017 7:26 PM

Nick Coffield highlights (24/11) With pick 8 we have selected Nick Coffield; a defensive playmaker with a turn of speed.

St Kilda has selected Northern Knights captain Nick Coffield with pick No. 8 in Friday night’s NAB AFL Draft in Sydney.

After swooping on Dandenong Stingrays midfielder Hunter Clark at pick No. 7, the Saints used their second top 10 pick on the highly rated half-back, who is set to play as a midfielder at the highest level.

Coffield firmed as a high-end draft pick midway through the season when he was named at half-back in the All-Australian team following a standout national carnival.

The 18-year-old averaged 22 disposals at a disposal efficiency rate of 74 per cent across four games for Vic Metro.

Highly regarded for his leadership qualities, Coffield is one of the most reliable players in this year’s draft pool.

The Eltham product ran a sizzling 2.90 second 20 metre sprint at the Draft Combine in October, demonstrating his ability to fly off the mark.

Coffield was named in the Knights' best players in eight of the 16 games he played in the TAC Cup this season.

Snapshot:

Height: 190cm
Weight: 83kg
D.O.B: 23/10/1999
Club: Northern Knights/ Vic Metro
Position: Midfielder/ Half-back