2014 Review: Jordan McLean

Overview:

Jordan McLean brought plenty of size and power to Craig Bellamy’s line-up in 2014, bolstering Storm’s forward pack.

After coming through Melbourne Storm’s development system, McLean’s second year of first-grade football brought with it 16 appearances, two more than his debut season of 2013.

McLean featured in Melbourne’s opening four matches of the season and then returned from suspension in Round 14, missing just one game in the second half of the season.

The 23-year old started in Melbourne’s run-on side on nine occasions from his 16 appearances for the year, often lining up at lock to add some extra size alongside starting front-rowers Jesse Bromwich and Bryan Norrie.

McLean will carry added responsibility as he continues to gain first-grade experience next season. Should the forward have a good run with injury and form he will be in line to play his 50th first-grade game in 2015.

2014 Stats:

 

Games:

Tries:

Points:

Tackles:

Hit-ups:

Offloads:

McLean

16

3

12

351

124

3

2014 ‘Moment’:

One of three tries for the season, McLean’s early four pointer against Canberra in Round 19 was his best of 2014 displaying the forward’s attacking ability and helping send Storm on their way to an impressive home victory.