Name: Rhylee West
Position: Inside midfielder
Club: Calder Cannons/Vic Metro
Draft Range: 10-20
Summary: Tough, combative, ball-winning midfielder who can will himself into the contest.
- Strong body
- Contested ball winning
- Can stand up through tackles
- Agility and acceleration
- Sometimes has quiet games
Rhylee West is a father/son prospect for the Western Bulldogs who has drawn comparisons to Nathan Jones for being a tough, strong-bodied inside midfielder who can win the ball and also fight hard for it.
He starred for Vic Metro during the U18 Championships, winning the ball consistently and disposing of it with class.
West has a good combination of strength and pace but is somewhat lacking in height. He sometimes surprises with big leaps and unexpected goals, but hasn’t shown as much X-Factor as his midfielder contemporaries in Sam Walsh and Bailey Smith.
West will likely be a mid-late first round pick who will grow into a reliable inside mid.