David Walls is confident there’s enough talented footballers around the country to fill Fremantle’s list needs when the AFL National Draft concludes in Melbourne tomorrow night.

Fremantle watched the opening round unfold on night one, but will select three players when the Club enters the Draft with pick 38.

“From Luke Jackson’s trade last year, we didn’t have a first round pick,” Walls said.

“With the way the Draft is these days you have the opportunity to get back in with future picks and we explored a few options there, but weren’t able to do so.

“It probably went how we expected on the first night in terms of our order and the players that were taken.”


Fremantle currently hold picks 38, 41 and 67 and Walls remains focused on players ready to enhance a young list.

“Confident there’s still plenty of talent out there,” said Walls.

“We’ve still got eight or nine players that fit the brief, that we really like and we’re excited about in a few different shapes and sizes.”

Fremantle will target list management needs and is already on the record about being eager to land developing Peel Thunder ruck Mitch Edwards, who has a long association with the Club as a member of the Next Generation Academy.

“Mitch Edwards is still on the board and available so we’re really hopeful we can get a tall West Australian in through our NGA.”