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Patton Happy With Ruck Role

If key forwards have stolen the spotlight so far this season, GIANTS tall Jonathon Patton has not been centre stage.

8:57am  Apr 9, 2018

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Just 97 days after tearing his ACL, young forward Jonny Patton took his first steps towards getting back on the field when he began running at Tom Wills Oval on Friday morning.

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Jonathon
Patton

Height
198 cm
DOB
20-05-1993
Weight
101 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2018
12
Career
89
Goals
2018
10
Career
130
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
845
Avg
70
JonathonPatton

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Scoresby
Debut: 2012
Recruited From: St Simons/Eastern U18
Brownlow Votes: 11
Community Ambassador: St Clair Crows

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Player Bio

Jonathon Patton is a big forward from Rowville in Victoria. With a massive on-field presence, speed and an ability to take outstanding contested marks, Patton’s playing style has been likened to Brisbane great, Jonathan Brown. He was drafted to the GIANTS with pick one in the 2011 NAB AFL Draft. Two serious knee injuries curtailed his career early but he's begun to find consistency and show the competition what he's capable of with hauls of 38 goals and 45 goals in 2016 and 2017 respectively. 

Followed up his best season in 2016 with a career-high 45 goals and 142 marks in his 22 games last year. Had matches where he looked unstoppable with his contested marking and strength inside the forward 50, including a purple patch from rounds 14-16 when he booted 13 goals and took 29 marks. Patton was also handy on occasions when he filled in as a ruckman and enjoyed the freedom of getting up the ground, while also taking some important marks in defence when he was thrown back as a loose man. Ranked sixth in the AFL for total contested marks last year and, like many of his talented teammates, re-committed to the GIANTS with a new three-year contract on the eve of the season.

The former number one draft pick delivered on some of the promise he has shown over the years after finally getting some luck with injury last season. Patton had a career-best season for goals (38), marks (131) and games (23) and his contested marking was outstanding late in the year. The 23-year-old booted 15 goals in his last four games, including four in the GIANTS' preliminary final loss to the Bulldogs, showing he could be on the verge of becoming one of the competition's most dominant key forwards.

Three goals from three senior games might not seem like much of a return from a former No.1 draft pick, but Patton's ability to negotiate yet another return from a knee reconstruction and get through the season unscathed was massive. The GIANTS pushed his return back until he was mentally ready to play, then put him on ice for the last two weeks of the year. That means he will be going into 2016 on the back of a full pre-season, which he has not previously been able to achieve.

With two injury-interrupted seasons behind him, Patton started to show what he is capable of in 2014. Playing 19 games, he kicked 25.17 and averaged better than 11 possessions and five marks a game. Then in a cruel blow, he ruptured his ACL for a second time, forcing him into another long stint out of the game. Patton is a driven individual and, armed with a contract extension, he will do everything in his power to get back on the field as soon as possible.

For the second successive season, a knee injury ruined the hopes of the No. 1 pick, this time requiring a reconstruction after rupturing his ACL against St Kilda in round three. It was a cruel blow to the incredibly talented key forward, who has progressed well with his rehab and deserves a good run in 2014.

Injuries didn't allow the 2011 No.1 NAB AFL Draft pick to really demonstrate what he could do in his first season. He was clearly short on fitness, but Patton still managed seven games and four goals following pre-season knee surgery, before a shoulder injury ended his year after round 19. But the key forward showed enough to indicate he could be a dominant force if he can get himself healthy and fully fit.

It is common knowledge that key forwards are hard to find. In Patton, the GIANTS have nabbed one with an enormous future. At 197cm and 101kg, the teenager already boasts an imposing frame and is ready to take the step up to senior level. A strong mark and excellent kick, Patton also has great hands and can gather his own football. He may be a little starved of possession in his early days as the Giants develop, but he relishes the responsibility that comes with being a top draft pick.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 6.2
    • Disposals 13.6
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 6.4
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 70.4

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Adelaide Crows Rd 11
Handballs 10 Geelong Cats Rd 7
Disposals 19 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Marks 8 Brisbane Lions Rd 14
Hit-outs 14 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Tackles 10 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Goals 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 14
AFL Fantasy 123 Sydney Swans Rd 3

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Western Bulldogs W 133 - 51 11 3 14 4 2 2 1 2 2 2 74
2 Collingwood W 79 - 95 5 8 13 3 2 2 3 3 0 1 48
3 Sydney Swans L 103 - 87 9 10 19 5 14 4 1 10 1 0 123
4 Fremantle W 82 - 51 5 6 11 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 37
5 St Kilda D 73 - 73 4 5 9 4 6 0 0 1 1 0 50
6 Brisbane Lions W 77 - 43 8 8 16 6 1 2 0 2 0 1 70
7 Geelong Cats L 93 - 32 6 10 16 3 13 1 1 1 0 0 62
8 West Coast Eagles L 61 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 North Melbourne L 112 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Essendon L 60 - 95 8 7 15 6 6 2 0 5 1 1 91
11 Adelaide Crows W 81 - 97 12 3 15 6 7 0 2 2 0 0 69
12 Gold Coast Suns W 134 - 26 8 7 15 3 12 2 1 5 1 0 84
14 Brisbane Lions W 82 - 109 7 3 10 8 5 1 0 0 3 2 77
15 Hawthorn W 95 - 84 6 4 10 5 8 1 1 1 1 3 60
16 West Coast Eagles L 86 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Richmond W 79 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Port Adelaide W 58 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda W 86 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Carlton W 46 - 151 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Adelaide Crows W 106 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Sydney Swans L 60 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Melbourne L 102 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Sydney Swans W 30 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
SF Collingwood L 69 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 14 - L: 9 - D: 1 89 74 163 58 77 17 12 32 10 10 845

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 89
    • Kicks 7.3
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 11.3
    • Marks 5.2
    • Hit-Outs 1.4
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 1.5
    • AFL Fantasy 62.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 West Coast Eagles SF, 2017
Handballs 10 Geelong Cats Rd 7, 2018
Disposals 23 West Coast Eagles SF, 2017
Marks 13 Brisbane Lions Rd 14, 2017
Hit-outs 14 Sydney Swans Rd 3, 2018
Tackles 10 Sydney Swans Rd 3, 2018
Goals 6 Port Adelaide Rd 4, 2017
AFL Fantasy 133 Brisbane Lions Rd 14, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 GWS Giants 89 74 163 58 77 17 12 32 10 10 845
2017 GWS Giants 191 100 291 142 28 23 14 36 45 23 1645
2016 GWS Giants 160 75 235 131 0 15 12 33 38 16 1378
2015 GWS Giants 20 9 29 13 0 1 1 4 3 3 152
2014 GWS Giants 147 68 215 96 20 16 13 28 25 17 1141
2013 GWS Giants 16 7 23 7 0 2 1 7 5 3 143
2012 GWS Giants 28 20 48 20 1 4 1 9 4 4 250

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

History

Draft History

2011 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (GWS GIANTS) No.1 overall

Player Honours

CLUB AWARDS

GIANTS Leading Goal Kicker 2017 (45 - equal)

AFL Awards

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2014