PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 28: Jye Amiss of Western Australia in action during the NAB AFL U19 Championships game between Western Australia and South Australia at Mineral Resources Park on August 28, 2021 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

East Perth's Jye Amiss is a talented key position prospect with serious goal-kicking ability.

Amiss was the focal point inside forward 50 for his East Perth WAFL Colts in 2021, kicking 51 goals in his 15 appearances for the Royals. In addition to this, the key forward boasted an impressive 77 per cent conversion rate when shooting for goal this season.

Expected to be a highly sought after talent, Amiss is expected to be snapped up in the first round. Clubs will be monitoring the highly-rated teenager closely after an unfortunate knee injury brought his season to an end in Western Australia's clash with South Australia in the Under 19s representative match.

With the importance of a strong presence inside 50 in the modern AFL, some clubs will value Amiss as potentially the best key forward in the draft alongside the Bulldogs' father-son prospect Sam Darcy.

Being from the west it comes as no surprise that Amiss has spent time studying one of the game's best key forwards in Josh J. Kennedy from West Coast.

Amiss will rival Neil Erasmus as the first Western Australian to have his name called out on draft night.

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Strengths

Goal-kicking accuracy
Mark on the lead
Consistency
Work rate

Weaknesses

Impact around the ground
Injury history

Draft RangeĀ 

8-15

Potential landing spots

Fremantle (Pick 8), West Coast (Pick 10), Essendon (Pick 11), GWS (Pick 13)

AFL Comparisons

Jeremy Cameron
Josh J. Kennedy
Jack Riewoldt

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Expert Comments

"Has excellent acceleration on the lead, strong one touch hands as well being a strong pack mark. As his numbers indicate, he is a deadly accurate kick on his preferred left foot as well as being an unselfish and team-oriented player prominent with his goal assists. Showed a thin slice of these appealing traits in kicking two goals and setting up other opportunities for Western Australia against South Australia in NAB AFL U19 Championships game in August then suffered an injury to his knee in the AFL Grand Final curtain raiser curtailing his season" - Kevin Sheehan

"The 18-year-old's impact across the season cannot be denied and has absolutely registered with clubs, with Amiss booting 53 goals in East Perth's colts season. He is smart inside-50, a crafty and efficient finisher and just knows how to hit the scoreboard. One who is definitely in the top-10 mix." - Callum Twomey

 

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