BENDIGO, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 16: Ryan Maric of Gippsland Power in action during the round four Coates Talent League Boys match between Bendigo Pioneers and Gippsland Power at Queen Elizabeth Oval on April 16, 2023 in Bendigo, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

18-year-old Ryan Maric will debut for the West Coast Eagles this weekend, just 10 after being taken at Pick 1 in last week's Mid-Season Draft.

Maric has played for Gippsland, the Young Guns, Box Hill and the WAFL Eagles this year alone, and now gets his chance to play at AFL level.

The Eagles confirmed Maric's inclusion on Thursday, with the teenager telling of his disbelief in the short turnaround.

"It's just pretty surreal, I only got drafted a week ago. I've only been here four or five days, so to go straight in pretty quickly it's pretty crazy. I'm just over the moon. It's all happened pretty quickly. I'm so happy," Maric said.

Maric had never been to Perth before being drafted and was quickly on the plane over from Melbourne, leaving behind a job stacking shelves at Woolies.

"It's a bit of a whirlwind. My head has been spinning the first couple of days, just trying to settle into my new living arrangements and new schedule. It's all happening," he said.

Maric's debut comes amidst an injury crisis for West Coast, with an already lengthy injury list inflating to 21 after last weekend's clash with Collingwood, following three injuries and the withdrawal of Tom Barrass prior to the game.

West Coast will travel to Adelaide Oval to play the Adelaide Crows at 4:35pm (AEST) on Saturday.