Tom Cutler was selected at pick 33 by the Brisbane Lions in the 2013 AFL NAB Draft. A medium defender with good game sense and ability to hit targets consistently by hand or foot, Cutler was brought into the AIS-AFL Academy in late 2012. A Vic Metro representative at the 2013 NAB AFL Under 18 Championships, he can play on talls and smalls due to his athleticism and reads the ball in flight particularly well. From a strong basketball background, Cutler was part of the Oakleigh Chargers 2012 TAC Cup Premiership side. Tom debuted in Round 4 of 2014 against Port Adelaide at the Adelaide Oval.