Claremont prospect Edward Allan has shot into first-round conversations ahead of the National Draft thanks to a strong back-end to the 2022 season.
The versatile and athletic midfielder's name was up in lights at the recent National Draft Combine, where he recorded the best time for the 20-metre sprint and also featured in the top five for the agility test.
Standing at 194cms and boasting a strong outside game, Allan is able to separate himself from the rest of the pack thanks to his wide-ranging abilities.
Having the capability to play across all three lines of the field, Allan can fit into a number of roles for whichever club comes calling on draft night.
The Mosman Park product played his best football on the wing with both Claremont and Western Australia, showing off prolific ball-winning abilities and the added edge to move forward and impact the scoreboard.
Allan saw his 2022 campaign limited due to injury, however, managed to average 25.2 disposals, 5.8 marks and 3.6 tackles from his five matches with Claremont's Colts side.
The son of former Hawthorn premiership player and inaugural Fremantle captain Ben Allan, Ed would've been eligible to join the Hawks as a father-son selection had his dad played an extra two matches in the brown and gold.
With his father falling short of the 100-game milestone, Allan is on offer to all 18 clubs but is likely to be out of reach to clubs entering the draft in the second round.
Allan is sure to gain interest from West Coast at either Pick 8 or 12 as a local prospect for the Eagles, while Geelong, Carlton, the Western Bulldogs and Sydney will be among the clubs keeping a close eye on the teenager on the opening night of the draft.
State: Western Australia
State League Club: Claremont
Community Club: Mosman Park
Date of Birth: 26/05/04
Potential Landing Spots
Geelong (Pick 7), West Coast (Pick 8 or 12), Carlton (Pick 10), Western Bulldogs (Pick 11)
"Highly regarded tall midfielder who missed most of the year due to a back injury. After just one game at under-18s club level he was included in Western Australia's team for its final game at the 2022 NAB AFL National Championships, giving scouts a glimpse of his undoubted AFL potential." - Kevin Sheehan