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West Coast'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 looking at replenishing the midfield, certainly in terms of numbers after Kerr-y (Daniel Kerr) retired, and also to bring in a tall defender. A developing tall player can take a couple of years, so we'll look to bring one in now and give them a little bit of time to mature. Fortunately we were able to achieve that (Tom Barrass, pick 43)." – Rowan O'Brien, West Coast list manager

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Pick 11 – Dominic Sheed
"He's been a pretty well performed player for a few years now. He's had two years of AIS/AFL Academy and has played league football for Subiaco for two years now. We think he's been up among the higher echelon of talent for a couple of years now and it was interesting to see that we were aligned with Dom. To have him available at pick 11 was really pleasing." – Rowan O'Brien
Pick 31 – Malcolm Karpany
"He had a bit of an interrupted season (injury), but he's a very talented and skilful player. He'll take a little bit of time to mature but we think he offers a fair bit for us." – Rowan O'Brien
Pick 43 – Tom Barrass
"Tom can come in and take his time to find his form. He's one of those guys who does like to go for his marks, which is a little ironic because he's quite a good spoiler. He does like to take the game on a bit and they'll be all things we try to develop in his game." – Rowan O'Brien
Pick 49 – Dylan Main
"Dylan is from South Fremantle. He plays wing or half-back. He played colts for a lot of the year and then moved in to the (WAFL) reserves for some of it. He's a good runner, he's got good skills and he can play a few different roles. He could quite well move in to the midfield at some stage."  Rowan O'Brien
61 – Jamie Bennell (promoted rookie)
74 – Jeremy McGovern (promoted rookie)
85 - Simon Tunbridge (promoted rookie)

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