Pieces of player puzzle in place

Blake Acres was one of two West Perth players drafted into the AFL.
Blake Acres was one of two West Perth players drafted into the AFL.

This leaves utility Blake Acres (St Kilda) and midfielder Nick Robertson (Brisbane), selected in last week’s major draft, as the Falcons’ only draftees for 2013.

Five WAFL players joined the professional ranks in the AFL’s final recruitment for the 2014 season.

Swan Districts small forward Charlie Cameron was WA’s top pick, taken by Adelaide at number seven.

Fremantle took 189cm Subiaco forward Michael Wood at pick 16, before taking tall South Fremantle defender Thomas Vandeleur at number 32.

West Coast also looked to develop WA talent, taking slightly-built Claremont defender Rowen Powell at pick 22.

Earlier, the Eagles continued their push for midfielders, selecting 18-year-old Will Maginness from Victoria’s Oakleigh Chargers with their first pick at number seven.

Talented South Fremantle forward Blaine Johnson was WA’s final draftee, taken by Carlton at pick number 43.

The Dockers used their final selection to snare 19-year-old Jacob Ballard from the VFL’s Northern Blues at pick 47.