West Coast Eagles

Who they picked: 

Pick No.49: Callum Jamieson (Claremont)

Pick No.58: Ben Johnson (West Perth)

What the club said: 

"With the young rucks, we want to give them some time, three or four years to grow into themselves and their body, get used to playing against bigger bodies at a higher level. The timing's right to bring into another young ruckman (with Naitanui, Vardy and Hickey on the list)." - West Coast national recruiting manager Rohan O’Brien on Callum Jamieson


The Eagles gave up a lot to secure Tim Kelly during the Trade Period and therefore didn't have much to play with at the draft.

However, they would still be rapt to grab two local products. Having waited until pick No.49 to start the draft, it didn't take long for them to pounce on Jamieson.

The local ruckman from Claremont, who stands at 200cm, finds a lot of footy for a big man but can also go forward and take a mark close to goal.

Given the speed at which the Eagles called his name, perhaps he's a player they long had their eyes on. A few picks later, they paired him with fellow West Australian prospect Johnson, who is a speedy half-back with a long and penetrating kick out of defence.