PORT Adelaide recruit Jack Watts believes the Power are closer to a premiership than his former club Melbourne.
Watts is into this third week of pre-season training with the Power after joining the club during the NAB AFL Trade Period.
The former No.1 draft pick played 153 games in nine seasons with the Demons, but has yet to feature in the finals.
He's hoping to break that duck at the Power, who pushed their chips into the middle of the table with the additions of Watts, ex-Brisbane Lions skipper Tom Rockliff, Geelong speedster Steven Motlop, former Demons co-captain Jack Trengove, Gold Coast defender Trent McKenzie and North Melbourne forward Lindsay Thomas.
"You know who I think is (closer to a premiership), that's why I'm here," Watts said.
"It's pretty exciting coming in with the names at this club at the moment, then you add Rockliff and Steve Motlop, it's pretty exciting if we can keep everyone out on the park.
"It's about having that even team contribution.
"You're not going to need one or two players to have 35 (disposals) and Charlie (Dixon) to kick five goals a game.
"We're going to have a really even contribution across the board and we should have a really successful year."
Watts started training at the Power with the club's first-to-fourth-year players on November 20 as he hopes to make a strong impression on his new teammates.
The 26-year-old sees his preferred role as a link-up high half-forward, working closely with key forward Dixon, but has shown during his career his versatility to play a number of positions.
"I'd love to really lock down that spot up forward, but at the same time, if the team needs me to go up the ground a bit, or play on the wing or play as a tall mid, I'm certainly up for anything that we need," Watts said.
"Ideally, I'll kick a lot of goals and put a lot of ball down Charlie's throat and help in that aspect of the game."
Watts is living in North Brighton with Trengove, the two mates not believing their luck in joining the Power at the same time.
The Power picked up Trengove as a delisted free agent on a one-year deal, Watts getting the news when he was in Montreal on holidays.
"He (Trengove) said, 'You won't believe who I've just spoken to – (Power coach) Kenny Hinkley," Watts said.
"As soon as I got off the phone, I messaged Kenny and said, 'He's a legend, you won't go wrong.
"He said it's all done, just keep it under wraps for a little while.
"It's surreal now that we're living together back in his home state."