PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 28: Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera of South 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)

Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera is an exciting prospect in this years draft who boasts speed, athleticism, composure and elite foot skills.

His last name will catch the eye of footy fans as he is the nephew of former Port and Essendon legend Gavin Wanganeen and the son of former Saint Terry Milera.

The speedster from South Australia has been playing for Glenelg in the SANFL throughout 2021, mainly in the reserves, however the teenager managed four senior games in the side that made it to the grand final.

Played primarily on the wing in the SANFL reserves this year, averaging 15.8 disposals, 3.9 marks, 2.5 tackles and 2.4 inside 50s in 13 games. In his four senior games he averaged 11 disposals and three marks.

The classy wingman was also a part of the NAB AFL Academy team as well as the South Australian U18 team to compete at the National Championships, impressing at both levels with his ball use and composure out wide.

Wanganeen-Milera is expected to go mid-late in the first round of the draft, with Port Adelaide interested in the 18-year-old with Pick 12 due to his skillset and South Australian background.

Team: Glenelg
Position: Outside Midfielder
Height: 188cm
Weight: 70kg

Strengths

Disposal efficiency
Athleticism
Composure
Evasiveness
Versatility
Impact player

Weaknesses

Strength
Ball-winning ability

Draft range

9-15

Potential landing spots

St Kilda (Pick 9)
West Coast (Pick 10)
Essendon (Pick 11)
Port Adelaide (Pick 12)

AFL Comparisons

Bradley Hill
Shane Edwards
Lachie Hunter

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 25: Bradley Hill poses for a photograph during a St Kilda Saints AFL media opportunity at RSEA Park on October 25, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

Expert comments

"He could well be there [at Port Adelaide’s pick], I reckon he’s around that mark somewhere in the teens. He’s the boy you want to see with the footy in his hands if he’s on your side, he’s such a composed boy with the footy and he uses it brilliantly, his foot skills are elite, he’s lightly built, so you need to be patient. But he’s got all the poise that the good players have, it’s a bit like Scott Pendlebury sometimes, where the whole group try and tackle him one way and he just walks around the other way, he’s got that lovely feint with ball in hand that creates time and space for him, so an exciting type of player and he’d be a chance to still be on the board at that time.” -Kevin Sheehan

"As they say, he’s got great composure, he uses the ball well, even though he’s light he still tackles quite well. The more experience he gets, the more game time he gets, and if he gets picked up by Port Adelaide with pick 12 … he’s Gavin Wanganeen’s nephew, (former Saint) Terry Milera is his dad, he’ll be sensational, just give him time. He can play in different positions, he can play on the wing, he can play half-back, he can play through the midfield, or throw him up forward, he might kick you two or three goals a game. He’s 187cm and he marks well, so get him a big stronger and get him to know the game a bit more, get him fitter and he’ll be fantastic." -John Platten