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North Melbourne's draft haul: recruiter's verdict

The draft dissected: 2013's winners A wrap-up of the 2013 NAB AFL Draft
What the club says
"We were just picking the best available player at our selection. At (pick) 30 and 47 we were a bit at the mercy of what the other clubs did. It was as simple as that." Bryce Lewis, Recruiting manager 

Click here to view the Kangaroos' draft haul and watch highlights of every player on the 2013 draft tracker

Pick 8 – Luke McDonald
"We always felt that Luke was a talented player, but we had to take some of the emotion out of it, and ensure that the pick we were going to use on Luke was equal to his value, so we hadn't arrived at that decision until just prior to the bidding system took place at the start of the trade period." - Bryce Lewis
 
30 – Trent Dumont
"Trent played predominantly half-back at the National Championships. He carried a bit of an ankle complaint during that time. We see him as a versatile midfielder – very strong over the ball, distributes it well, makes very good decisions and is super competitive. An impressive young man who prepares well and gives himself the best possible chance." - Bryce Lewis
 
47 – Ben Brown
"It's great reward for Ben. He moved over from Glenorchy to Werribee in the VFL. As a tall, athletic strong marking forward/ruck, he ended up kicking 29 goals for the Tigers. He represented Tasmania a couple of years ago, had some injuries that might have held him back, but has got himself right. Being a little bit closer with our Werribee alignment may have given us a bit of an inkling." – Bryce Lewis

Click here to read recruiters' verdicts for all AFL clubs at the 2013 draft hub

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