PORT ADELAIDE has added another two talented youngsters to its list with Dylan Williams and Jackson Mead landing at Alberton at the second night of the NAB AFL Draft.
Forward Williams’s name was called at pick 23 after the club traded picks with Brisbane and moved down one place.
The deal saw Port Adelaide also secure Brisbane’s future second round pick while the Power’s pick 22 and a future fourth-round selection went back the other way.
The club also traded late picks with Sydney and used those picks to match Sydney’s bid at pick 25 to secure Mead as its second ever father-son, and first in 17 years.
Williams is known for his X-factor in front of goal and his game-turning ability as well as his vision and game sense.
The 18-year old has also spent time in the midfield and across half-back and is a product of the Oakleigh Chargers.
Mead is the son of inaugural Power best and fairest winner and three-time Magpies premiership player Darren Mead.
While his father was a towering tall defender, the younger Mead is a fierce midfielder/forward known for courage and attack on the football.
The Woodville-West Torrens product is also good overhead for his size and an excellent decision maker with the ball in hand.
“We are trying to increase our scoring ability and Dylan is a talented player who adds something different,” said Port Adelaide’s National Recruiting Manager, Geoff Parker.
“Jackson is a very talented player, the son of a Premiership player with us and a best and fairest winner for the Power so we were always happy to have him on the list.”
Williams and Mead will join first-round draftees midfielder Miles Bergman (pick 14) and forward Mitch Georgiades (pick 18) on the Power’s list.
The Power will also secure midfielder Trent Burgoyne as an automatic father-son selection in Friday’s rookie draft after he was overlooked in the main draft.
The son of 2004 Premiership player Peter Burgoyne will follow his father, uncle Shaun Burgoyne and grandfather, Peter Burgoyne Snr, in representing the club.
CLUB: Oakleigh Chargers
DATE OF BIRTH: 1st July 2001
CLUB: Woodville West Torrens
DATE OF BIRTH: 30th September 2001