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Sydney Swans' 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 keen to bolster the midfield and we were keen to find a guy that could play down back as that smaller defender. We needed to bolster our ruck department and we were keen, if the opportunity was there, to find a potential defender that can come through with Teddy (Richards) and Reg (Heath Grundy) getting a little bit older. Like everybody, we're pleased with how it's panned out." – Kinnear Beatson, Sydney Swans list manager

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Pick 15 – Zak Jones
"He's uncompromising, he's hard as nails. He can play back and then he showed in the second half of the year that he can actually play in the midfield so he's got a couple of strings to his bow." - Kinnear Beatson
 
32 – George Hewett
"He's close to the youngest player in the draft, but we just think he's got some class. Dual-sided player, just finds his way out of packs. There was one game when he was playing for Prince Alfred he really stood out – it was just his ability to get the ball at stoppages and then he pushed forward and kicked a couple of crucial goals." - Kinnear Beatson
 
35 – Toby Nankervis
"He's aggressive in the air and he's good at ground level. We needed to bolster our ruck stocks and we thought we needed another one. There were three that we rated and Toby was one of them, and we were lucky enough to get him at pick 35." - Kinnear Beatson
 
44 – Allir Allir
"We just think he has that athleticism required to play as a defender. We've been really pleased with how he's progressed – this was the first year he actually played in defence. He's got stuff to learn and we'll give him every opportunity." - Kinnear Beatson
 
53 – Pass
 
69 – Pass
 
80 – Brandon Jack (promoted rookie)
 
90 – Dane Rampe (promoted rookie)

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