National Recruiting Manager Geoff Parker has had his say on each of Port Adelaide’s draftees from the NAB AFL National Draft.
The Power picked up midfielders Miles Bergman and Jackson Mead along with forwards Mitch Georgiades and Dylan Williams.
Parker also discussed Trent Burgoyne, who automatically joined Port Adelaide's rookie list after the club nominated him as a father-son selection prior to the draft.
Here are Parker’s thoughts after the second night of the draft:
Miles Bergman – Pick 14 (Midfielder - Sandringham Dragons)
He’s a pretty talented player. He’s got some speed and endurance. He’s played in a lot of positions in the forward half of the ground, a bit of wing, a bit of inside mid, a bit forward. He can take a good catch and he can run with a good speed and endurance mix.
Mitch Georgiades – Pick 18 (Forward – Subiaco)
It’s well documented he didn’t play at all this season but what we saw last season was pretty special. We have high hopes that he’ll continue to develop. Physically he looks in great shape. He can take a pretty strong contested mark. He’s got some forward craft, he knows where the space is and when it opens up he seems to have that innate ability so we’re looking forward to that.
Dylan Williams – Pick 23 (Forward - Oakleigh Chargers)
As a 17 year-old last year finished off the season strongly and we thought he might be a high pick coming into this year. It didn’t quite go to plan for him unfortunately. He moved around into a few different positions and then got injured in the middle of the season. He rehabbed well and was ready to go by the finals but they decided not to play him. He’s got some good forward craft and some goal sense. For a bloke his side he’s very good on the ground. He has a very nice sidestep as well and is a dangerous left footer.
Jackson Mead – Pick 25 (Midfielder – Woodville-West Torrens)
He’s the son of Darren, obviously. He’s had a fantastic year, making his senior SANFL debut at the Eagles. He’s come through our Father-Son program as well so he’s spent a bit of time with us and knows the history of the club. He’s a tough inside midfielder who is clean with his hands, uses the ball well and makes good decisions.
Trent Burgoyne – Rookie (Midfielder – Woodville-West Torrens)
He’s had a bit of an up and down year with his injuries and spent some time with us working through them with approval by the AFL. We’re looking forward to him adding a bit of outside run, a bit of speed and he’s not unlike his father, maybe a little taller, but we have high hopes for him.