KEY FORWARD Logan McDonald underlined his abilities as a possible top-20 pick at this year's NAB AFL Draft with an impressive display in the opening round of the WAFL last weekend.

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In the return of the West Australian competition, 18-year-old McDonald booted three goals in Perth's 10-point win over Peel Thunder.

The 196cm talent had entered the game with strong practice match form under his belt and continued that way, finishing with 16 disposals, four marks and five shots on goal at senior level.

Defender Denver Grainger-Barras was another draft prospect who featured at senior level with a solid performance for Swan Districts.

Denver Grainger-Barass during the 2019 Under-18 Championships. Picture: AFL Photos

The majority of Western Australia's leading draftees played in the colts competition as games resumed, with midfielder Zane Trew a standout with 26 disposals for Swan Districts' under-18 side. Trew has overcome a shoulder injury from last year to sit as one of the better midfielders in this year's pool.

Another midfielder in first-round contention is Jack Carroll, who put in a strong performance for East Fremantle with 26 disposals and a goal against South Fremantle.

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There are high hopes on Carroll, who is a reliable user of the ball and has played off half-back and the wing, and the smooth mover could rocket up the draft board with a strong second half of the season.

Fremantle Next Generation Academy product Joel Western was another who raised his stocks in round one with 29 disposals and a goal for Claremont. In a consistent performance Western was able to highlight his foot skills, run, speed and class, with the Dockers getting first call on the talent.

Isiah Winder also put his name on the map as one to watch with 32 disposals and seven clearances for Peel Thunder's under-18 side. The composed midfielder caught the eye and looks to have developed his game since last season when he was stationed more regularly inside-50.

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South Australia's draft prospects also took the chance to impress in the SANFL, with Sturt midfielder Tom Powell continuing his run of form in the season restart.

The inside option, who has quick hands, picked up 36 disposals and 10 clearances against South Adelaide's under-18s side in an exciting showing, while teammate Jason Horne, who shapes as a possible No.1 pick in 2021, kicked a goal from 23 disposals.

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Lachie Jones, who is tied to Port Adelaide's Next Generation Academy, also kept up his solid form at senior level for Woodville-West Torrens with 17 disposals. Jones is a strong-bodied half-back who shapes as a possible top-15 pick on draft night.