A powerful defender capable of both intercept and rebounding roles, Ryan Burton found his way to Port Adelaide in the deal that saw Chad Wingard move to Hawthorn, joining the Power alongside fellow former North Adelaide Rooster Sam Mayes and the draft pick that would become rising star Connor Rozee.
Burton has shown glimpses of his elite potential in Port’s back six, but has been hampered by injuries during his time at Alberton. The 23-year-old played eight of 19 possible matches in 2020 and will be hoping for more time on the park in 2021 to showcase his full abilities to the Port Adelaide faithful.
- Rising Star nominee (Round 2, 2017)
- Rising Star runner-up (2017)
- 22under22 selection (2017)