Draper has shown an ability to move well through congestion and possesses genuine ball-winning capabilities. During nine games in the SANFL Under 18 competition, the versatile teenager averaged 24.4 disposals and a goal per game.
Unfortunately for Draper, his season was cut short by injury when representing his state against Western Australia. He will likely be seeing a late start to pre-season as he overcomes an AC joint injury to his right shoulder.
Due to his injury, Draper did not attend the draft combine.
In what is shaping up as a talented crop of South Australian prospects, Draper should be one of the top three selected from the state.
Team: South Adelaide
Ability in the air
Potential landing spots
"Draper didn't end his season how he'd have liked – with his arm in a sling after a nasty AC joint injury in the Grand Final day clash between South Australia and Western Australia. The injury came after he had settled into his role across half-back and also follows an ankle concern earlier in his season. In between those injuries Draper showed his talents as a medium forward and midfielder who is creative, dangerous around goal and a good decision-maker with the ball in his hands. There's a bit of young Bomber Archie Perkins to Draper." - Callum Twomey
"Medium forward with a few tricks which make him difficult to contain including his aerial ability, dazzling speed and agility which can turn an opponent inside out. Has a touch of Connor Rozee’s class about him and has already played a couple of senior matches with South Adelaide coming up through the grades after dominating Under 18s where he averaged 24.4 disposals in nine matches." - Kevin Sheehan