Mitch Brown is a swingman who can impost himself both in the air and on the ground. Originally drafted by Geelong with pick 15 in the 2008 National Draft, the early years of Brown’s career were plagued with injuries which kept him on the sidelines, until he made hist debut in 2011.
The 196cm Brown played in Geelong’s 2012 VFL Premiership winning side but struggled to break into their AFL team, delisted at the end of 2014 and finishing with 15 games over 6 years.
After a year playing in the VFL with Sandringham, Brown caught Essendon’s attention and he was re-drafted with pick 54 in the 2015 National Draft. In his first year, Brown played 21 games in the Bombers defence, proving to be a key link up player out of the back line, and in 2018 reached his 50th game milestone.
The defender turned forward over the back end of the 2018 season, and has only increased his value now he is a utility across the ground.