MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 19: Lewis Young of the Bulldogs looks dejected after losing the round 22 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Port Adelaide Power at Mars Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Western Bulldogs: 2018 Best 22

New faces: The last trade completed, Josh Schache finally got his move back to Victoria with seconds left on the clock. But he will have to wait for senior opportunities behind incumbents Jack Redpath and Tom Boyd.

The Bulldogs also added Hayden Crozier from Fremantle and addressed their key back deficiencies, with Jackson Trengove, who slots straight into the 22 and Aaron Naughton, who they took with their first pick of the draft.

On the fringe: New Dog Schache hardly set the world alight during his time in Brisbane and will have to wait for his first senior game. Lin Jong has been unlucky with injury and his time out of the game means he has lost his spot in the 22.

Regardless, Jong should see senior action towards the end of 2018. Youngsters Josh Dunkley and Lewis Young will also be given plenty of senior opportunities.

First picked: Marcus Bontempelli

Last picked: Hayden Crozier

Best 22

B: Easton Wood, Marcus Adams, Dale Morris
HB: Jason Johannissen, Jackson Trengove, Bailey Williams
C: Jack Macrae, Marcus Bontempelli, Matt Suckling
HF: Luke Dahlhaus, Tom Boyd, Tory Dickson
F: Toby McLean, Jack Redpath, Bailey Dale
FOL: Jordan Roughead, Tom Liberatore, Lachie Hunter
I/C: Caleb Daniel, Liam Picken, Mitch Wallis, Hayden Crozier

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