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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.
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.
Draft History: Pick 1, 2011 National Draft (Greater Western Sydney)
Debut: Round 12, 2012 v Richmond