Nick Bourke. Photo: Rob Gunstone
The pre-season and rookie drafts take place from 11am Wednesday morning. Stay tuned to threage.com.au for all selections.
Eli Templeton (Burnie)
Ball-winning midfielder who can run all day, and is willing to put his head over the footy. Was unlucky to miss out, but doesn't have the pace that got some other onballers drafted.
Zac Webster (left) with brother Jimmy. Photo: Mal Fairclough
James Battersby (Sturt)
Was in the mix for a few clubs at the National Draft, but missed out with foot speed perhaps counting against him. A small (177cm) and composed inside midfielder who has played senior footy for Sturt.
Charlie Cameron (Swan Districts)
Louis Herbert. Photo: Getty Images
Small forward who likes to chase and tackle. Slight, but has some speed.
Darcy Cameron (Claremont)
It wasn't a great draft for ruckmen with only a few picked. Cameron is big (203cm) and has some agility at ground level. A rookie spot would be a good place for him to keep developing.
Darcy Hourigan. Photo: Wayne Taylor
Dwayne Wilson (Sturt)
Showed a lot of promise last year and early this season, but then form fell away. A small forward/midfielder who at his best plays with speed and likes to take players on.
Nick Bourke (Geelong Falcons)
Played with a shoulder injury this year. A tall midfielder/half-back who can take a mark. Plays outside and was probably surpassed by more urgent midfielders.
Nathan Drummond (Murray Bushrangers)
A half-back who attacks the footy. Injuries interrupted his season.
Darcy Hourigan (South Adelaide)
Played some great footy as a marking forward during the under-18s. The question is whether at 191cm he has the aerobic capacity to play as an on-the-move third tall type.
Louis Herbert (North Ballarat)
Played as a 19-year-old at North Ballarat. Could fill multiple positions. Excellent attitude and athletic, so plenty of upside.
Zac Webster (Glenorchy)
A tough inside midfielder — a completely different type to brother Jimmy at St Kilda — and still working on his polish.
Matthew Sully (Geelong VFL)
A competitive, aggressive defender who, at 196cm, is a good size. Made the VFL Team of the Year and still only 21.