Vic Metro draft talent Kynan Brown vs Western Australia, 2023 (Image via Coates Talent League/AFL Photos)

Oakleigh Chargers and Vic Metro midfielder Kynan Brown is among the few eligible father-son selections in the mix for this year's National Draft, with the teenager tied to Melbourne.

The son of former Demon Nathan Brown, Kynan is a ball-winning midfielder who can work both inside and outside thanks to his contested work rate and speed.

Brown enjoyed a strong National Championships for Vic Metro, featuring among his side's best performers in all four of his appearances on his way to recording 23.0 disposals, 4.3 tackles and 4.0 clearances per game.

Those numbers match up similarly to Brown's averages for the Chargers this year in the Talent League, showing the potential Demons pickup is capable of being a consistent presence through the middle even when required to go up a gear.

The smaller-framed midfielder would earn a spot in the Talent League Team of the Year on the interchange alongside the likes of Harry DeMattia and Luamon Lual.

Brown would even feature in a pair of matches for Casey's VFL side to get his first look in the red and blue, where he booted a goal in each outing for an average of 7.5 disposals in a half-forward and wing rotation.

There, Brown would also show his tackling ability as a two-way midfielder who can offer as much run in the outside as he can musel his way to possession at the coalface.

The Demons might have a National Draft selection open for Brown late into next month's draft, while they could wait to see if he slides far enough and add him to their list via the Rookie Draft.

If the Demons keep enough primary list spots open ahead of the draft, then their fifth-round selection of Pick 93 could be used at the draft - a selection that will come up the order significantly after Academy bids dissolve multiple late selections and where clubs begin to pass on draft selections.

Pick 93 could come in as early as the 60s or 70s and allow Melbourne to swoop on Brown late into the piece, similarly to how they acquired father-son prospect Taj Woewodin with the last pick in the 2021 draft at 65th overall.

Vic Metro draft talent Kynan Brown vs Western Australia, 2023 (Image via Coates Talent League/AFL Photos)

Position: Midfielder
Weight: 71kg
State: Victoria
Club: Old Geelong


Inside-Outside Ability
Two-Way Asset

Draft Range

Late Round or Rookie Draft

Potential Landing Spots

Melbourne (Father-son selection)

AFL Comparison

Stephen Coniglio
David Swallow

Expert comments

"He's a solid player. Certainly knows how to rack up the ball and works hard. He's probably just lacking that touch of polish and effectiveness in his disposal, but he had a great Champs and did no harm to his stock." - Michael Alvaro