PORT ADELAIDE has had its first pick at the 2008 NAB AFL National Draft, selecting South Australian Hamish Hartlett.

Hartlett, an 18-year-old midfielder from West Adelaide, was selected at No. 4 in the draft, the club’s highest selection since it formed its first AFL squad in 1997.

A former Sacred Heart College student, Hartlett lists his strengths as his skills, decision making and anticipation. Hartlett told PortAdelaideFC.com.au exclusively that he was looking forward commencing his career with a club he sees as having "a long and proud history".

With its second pick at No. 22, the Power chose Jackson Trengove, a key position player from Calder Cannons.

Trengove told PortAdelaideFC.com.au his father has been the biggest influence on his career.

"He always gives me advice about my game and also about becoming a better person, he'll back me up 100% no matter what," Trengove said.

At pick 38, the Power selected Woodville-West Torrens utility Matthew Broadbent with inside midfielder Mitch Banner being taken four picks later at 42.

Broadbent, a passionate Power fan growing up, lives locally at Henley Beach with his family and has also represented the state at a junior level. At 190cm, Broadbent is a clean marking defender who can also play a run-with role.

Vic Metro representative Mitchell Banner told PortAdelaideFC.com.au his strengths are his skills on both feet, his strong overhead marking and his ability to run games out.

The Power followed Banner's selection by picking Woodville-West Torrens pairing Jarrad Redden and Glenn Dawson at 54 and 66 respectively. Jason Davenport was selected with pick 78 before the Power passed with pick 84.

The Power selected seven players in the national draft - four South Australians - and PortAdelaideFC.com.au will keep you up to date with an exclusive insight to all our new players.