Sam Philip is an inside midfielder drafted by Carlton with the 20th pick in the 2019 National Draft. At 186cm and 79kg, Philp possesses a mix of speed and endurance. Although overlooked for Vic Metro selection in the Under 18 Championships, Philp had a strong season with the Northern Knights and was invited to the National Draft Combine. He impressed in the testing, finishing first in the 20 metre sprint and fifth in the Yo-Yo Test.
Carlton look set to capitalise on Philp’s power and clean touches as an inside mid, while he can also gain separation out of stoppages with his speed on the outside.