01/03/2024

Jaxon Binns and Darcy Jones are targets for the Dockers in the second round.

After recruiting one of the biggest names of the trade period in young gun Luke Jackson, the Dockers will enter the draft on night two with local talent in their sights.

They lost some quality players and depth will be tested next year – Blake Acres starred on a wing, Griffin Logue was vital for their forward structure, and Rory Lobb led their goal-kicking. 

Darcy Tucker was unable to get a consistent run but was set to play on-ball in 2022.

READ: The Inner Sanctum’s 2022 AFL Phantom Draft

Fremantle’s draft hand: 30, 43, 44, 65, 70, 77

Outside run is a must, and the Dockers will be keen on a project tall to develop and play alongside Matt Taberner in due course.

Isaac Keeler may fit the billing if he’s available at their first selection. The South Australian has superstar traits in the forward line and through the ruck, and could thrive in a professional environment.

Vic Country wingman Jaxon Binns is a good chance to be taken if available as well. His running capacity and positioning was important for the Stingrays all year and he kicked a goal per game to showcase his damaging play in the forward half as well.

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Jason Gillbee or Billy Dowling could be replacement options with their outside games, but the Dockers have been linked to Binns and will be keen to see him make it to Pick 30.

Locally, Darcy Jones would add pace and skill to the outside of contests. He broke Stephen Hill’s long-standing agility record at the national combine and it shows up in his games.

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Jed Hagan and Kaleb Smith are two smalls at either end of the ground that will suit the Dockers, while Hugh Davies will appeal as a key defender late in the piece. 

NGA duo Conrad Williams and Josh Draper look headed for the category-B list if overlooked in the national draft.

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