Small-framed Swan Districts prospect Darcy Jones is more than meets the eye, with the speedy outside midfielder an exciting talent out of Western Australia.
The 174cm, 63kg teenager has emerged as a potential top 30 selection for the draft following a strong season at the WAFL Colts level, while also featuring for Swan Districts' senior and reserves sides in 2022.
Jones took out the Swans' best and fairest honours for their youth side, averaging 25.5 disposals per game as a dazzling ball magnet.
Among WA's top performers in the National Championships, where he averaged 19.7 disposals, 3.7 marks, 3.3 tackles, 3.7 inside 50s per game, Jones is an attractive draft prospect that relies on agility and speed to avoid his opponent.
Jones could gain attention from clubs holding picks late into the first round and throughout the second round, with clubs Carton or Hawthorn, who are in need of outside midfielders, potentially of interest.
Jones' size, which places him among the 10 smallest AFL-listed players, gives him a particular window for AFL comparisons. While a little taller, Collingwood's Josh Daicos is a fitting comparison for Jones.
State: Western Australia
State League Club: Swan Districts
Community Club: Kalamunda
Date of Birth: 03/04/04
Potential Landing Spots
"A small midfielder who is quick, skilful and has footy smarts. All attributes were displayed in the National Championships for Western Australia, averaging 20 disposals (eight contested), as well as finishing with four goals to win All-Australian honours. Showed rapid development and progression through the grades at Swan Districts to play three matches at senior level after dominating in the under-18s, winning the club best and fairest despite only playing six matches." - Kevin Sheehan