There are only days to go before some of the best young guns and mature-aged talent in the country get to realise their ultimate dream of being drafted into the AFL.

The 2023 Mid-Season Draft takes place on Wednesday, with over 320 players awaiting their football future.

In 2022, three stars from the WAFL were selected (Wade Derksen, Sebit Kuek & Brynn Teakle), but this year there is plenty of talk surrounding five WAFL guns who are aiming to take their talents to the highest level.

Here are five of the best WAFL prospects to keep in mind ahead of the Mid-Season Draft.




Probably the most talked about prospect in WA is Claremont's big-bodied beast, Jack Buller, who can play a variety of roles from a viable goalkicking option or shift to the midfield and add extra flare to the centre rotation.

The 22-year-old may have in recent weeks struggled for consistent form, returning from a calf injury and missing a fortnight of action before looking underdone in the recent State Game in Adelaide, however he cannot be kept down for long.

As far as the WA clubs in the AFL are concerned, West Coast need him more than Fremantle, with the Eagles lacking a threatening key forward partnership after Josh Kennedy's retirement and Jack Darling circling the end as a player.

Claremont forward Jack Buller during the WAFL, 2023 (Image via Claremont FC, Instagram)

Buller isn't a beast for nothing, his marking and tackling also support his ability to run onto strong leads and deliver under pressure.