2020 NAB AFL Draft: Port Adelaide

16. Lachlan Jones
Position: Medium defender
Height: 186cm   
Weight: 89kg     
DOB: 09/04/02
Cal Twomey’s draft range: 5-15

Powerful medium defender who wins the contested ball and is a one touch player below the knees. His penetrating kicking is a feature of his play which has seen him emerge this year to play 15 matches at senior level which included playing in the Eagles premiership side where he continued his outstanding year gathering 18 disposals to be one of his team's best players. Last year selected in the AFL Futures game and played on the MCG on AFL Grand Final day for Team Dal Santo with his attack on the ball and speed features of his game. Eligible for Port Adelaide under the AFL's Next Generation Academy rules.

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49. Ollie Lord
Recruited from: Sandringham Dragons, NAB League / Geelong Grammar
Position: Tall forward
Height: 195cm  
Weight: 84kg  
DOB: 02/01/02
Cal Twomey’s draft range: Late/rookie 

Athletic forward who has shown very good ability overhead using good body positioning to launch at the ball or hold his ground. Shown a slice of his potential in five games at Sandringham Dragons in 2019 and in the AFL Futures game for Team Dal Santo on AFL Grand Final day. Grandson of 1962 Brownlow medallist Alistair Lord, who played 122 games with Geelong including being part of their 1963 premiership team. Had an impressive training stint at Melbourne over the pre-season as part of the NAB AFL Academy accelerated development program.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 02: Ollie Lord of the Sandringham Dragons in action during the 2020 NAB AFL Draft Victoria Training Day at Highgate Recreation Reserve on December 02, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos)

Rookie: Tyson Goldsack                        
Recruited from: Port Adelaide
Position: key defender
Height: 193cm
Weight: 92kg
DOB: 22/5/87
Cal Twomey’s draft range: Late/rookie

A veteran of 165 games for Collingwood over a 13-year career, Goldsack is not only versatile, but courageous and dependable. Largely used as a key defender at the Magpies, the 2010 premiership player made a name for himself by holding his own against taller, stronger opponents. He last played in the 2018 Grand Final against West Coast and retired at the end of 2019 to play for Port's SANFL team, which ultimately withdrew from the competition due to COVID-19.

Rookie: Taj Schofield
Recruited from: WWT Eagles, SANFL / Henley HS
Position: Small forward/midfielder
Height: 178cm   
Weight: 72kg   
DOB: 07/09/02
Cal Twomey’s draft range: Late/rookie

First came under notice playing for Western Australia at Under-16 level in 2018, averaging 17.7 disposals showing his footy nous, one touch hands and neat disposal winning All-Australian Under 16s honours. Moved to South Australia in 2019 with his family playing for WWT Eagles and again found plenty of the ball at Under-18 level averaging 17.3 possessions in 12 matches. Son of course of current Port Adelaide assistant coach Jarrad Schofield who played over 200 matches in the AFL for West Coast Eagles, Port Adelaide and Fremantle but is eligible just for Port under the AFL’s father/son rule.