The Western Bulldogs have landed Calder Cannons’ forward-ruck Jordan Croft, while Western Jets hopefuls were overlooked in the first night of the AFL draft.
The first round of the draft was held on Monday night, with the rest of the draft held on Tuesday night, after deadline, while the rookie draft will be held on Wednesday.
The Bulldogs landed Croft as a father-son selection at pick 15 as they added yet another young key pillar to their list.
The son of utility Matthew Croft, who managed 72 goals from 186 games in the red, white and blue across 14 seasons, formally nominated the Bulldogs last month.
Croft’s aerial ability is a hallmark of his game, as is his endurance and mobility.
The 18-year-old booted 33 goals in the talent pathway this year, representing both the Cannons and Vic Metro.
Exciting utility player Logan Morris from the Jets was overlooked on the first night of the draft but was expected to get picked up on Tuesday night, following a strong season for the Jets and Vic Metro.
Morris kicked 30 goals in his 10 games for the Jets this season, averaging 4.8 marks and 1.7 tackles.
He is the Jets star most likely to be selected.
Werribee grand final stars Shaun Mannagh and Sam Clohesy were overlooked in round one of the draft, but were live chances to be selected on Tuesday or Wednesday for the pre-season draft.
Mannagh booted six goals, had 27 disposals and won the Norm Goss medal in the losing grand final. While, Clohesy took out the Fothergill-Round-Mitchell Medal, for the Victorian Football League’s most promising young player.