An 0-5 start to the season all but ended Port Adelaide's finals hopes for 2022, and, despite a much-improved rest of the season, Ken Hinkley's side would finish in 11th with a 10-12 record - eight points outside the top eight.

The disappointing season has left fans restless after making back-to-back preliminary final appearances in 2020 and 2021.

In terms of departures, superstar Robbie Gray have retired, as has veteran small forward Steven Motlop.

Wingman Karl Amon expressed his desire to explore the free agency market, with a move to Hawthorn on the cards, while the club also announced the delistings of former Lions pair Sam Mayes and Sam Skinner, and untried father-son rookie Taj Schofield.

The Power will be desperate for a better start to 2023 as they seek a return to September action.

We've compiled a list, in no particular order, of five targets that Port Adelaide could target this off-season to help them rebound next year.


2. Blake Acres (Fremantle)

With Karl Amon out the door, Port Adelaide could secure a winger to slot right in and fill the void.

Blake Acres is out of contract this year and has arguably enjoyed a career-best year at the much-improved Dockers playing on the wing.

Acres hasn't been linked to Port officially but there's an opportunity to turn his head towards a move to the Power.

The 26-year-old has averaged 21.28 disposals and 5.61 marks this year in 18 games so far and could be a great fit at Port Adelaide.

Hard-running and a generally good kick, Acrees wouldn't cost as much as a Dunkley but could be a just as useful piece of the puzzle.

Blake Acres during the 2022 AFL Round 19 match between Richmond and Fremantle (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)